Know-a-BULL News
Week of 02/05/2013 - Issue # 250

Here is your weekly copy of Know-a-BULL News. Please read this issue to keep up-to-date with all the exciting events and news from the USF Honors College and the Office of National Scholarships.

At a Glance

Upcoming Events

RSS Feed Upcoming Events
 2/6/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 5 Part 2
 2/6/2013 Office of National Scholarships Sophomore Workshop
 2/7/2013 Group Advising for FTIC Pre-Health Majors
 2/7/2013 Group Advising Session for FTIC Pre-Health Majors
 2/8/2013 Office of National Scholarships Sophomore Workshop
 2/8/2013 Office of National Scholarships Sophomore Workshop
 2/12/2013 Honors Engineering Group Advising Session 1
 2/12/2013 An Evening w/ Professor Noy
 2/15/2013 Office of National Scholarships Junior Workshop
 2/15/2013 Honors Leadership and Success Seminar
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    If you are starting your Thesis in the fall and don't have a clue as to what it is all about or what you want to do, we have a series of six workshops for you beginning Friday, March 22 from 9-9:50 right here in the Honors College.  Drs. Cohen, Permuth and Fogel will work with you over the 6 weeks to understand the three types of theses (research, creative and service/leadership) and help you come up with a topic and mentor.

    Space is limited so please let me know if you wish to do this.  We will register you for one credit. You must commit to attend all 6 sessions if you are selected.

  • Updated Honors Foreign Language Policy

    We have recently modified our Foreign Language policy, which is now incorporated in the Cultural Experience Requirement. Please visit the following link for detailed information.

    Link: Cultural Experience Requirement

  • USF Tampa Library Award for Best Use of Research Literature

    There is a new award for students to recognize undergraduate student use of library materials, identify best practices in undergraduate student research, and identify undergraduate student role models for understanding and practicing sound research for projects that will be presented at the Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium.

    Please note: Winners are required to attend the OUR Colloquium and present either an oral, poster, or arts presentation.

    For more information, please go to


  • Honors Engineering Group Advising

    Calling all first-year Engineering students! It is time for group advising to clear your upcoming registration holds!

    Sessions will be held in the Honors College, room 243, on February 12th, 15th, and 20th, as well as March 1st, 5th, and 20th. Registration is March 25th.

    Please RSVP through the Honors College Events Calendar for an available session.

    These sessions are not grouped by intended Engineering major so feel free to find the one that best fits your schedule. Specific times will be listed on the calendar.


  • Planning to Graduate in Spring 2013

    If you are planning to graduate in spring 2013, please review Degreeworks carefully to determine if all requirements will be satisfied at the end of the semester. If you have any questions about your progress, please make sure to meet with a departmental major advisor (Honors College advisors are able to review your records, but since we do not certify your degree, we always recommend that you check directly with your department). 

    The deadline to apply for spring graduation is February 1. The application may be found on the following link.



    Link: Graduation Application

  • Overlap of major and minor courses

    There is a general rule at USF which states that students are not permitted to count a course for a major and a minor. There are limited exceptions to this rule. If you are pursuing a track in which this might be an issue, please double check with your departmental major and minor advisors to clarify whether or not you are able to overlap any courses. 

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Sophomore Merit Scholarship Workshops

    We have several workshops for second-year students to learn about national scholarship opportunities and how to become a competitive applicant. If seats become filled, we will also be streaming the workshops online. You may access the link on our RSVP page for the following times: Wednesday, February 6th 11:45-12:45, Friday, February 8th at 10:00-11:00 and 2:00-3:00.

    Link: httponsusfeducalendarlistasp

ONS has information on a wide variety of Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. Please check the ONS website and speak with Dr. Lucas or Ms. Schumacher.

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Honors College Has Talent Contest

    Do you have a talent you'd like to share on the stage? Do you enjoy shows like American Idol and America's Got Talent? The Honors Council is hosting "Honors Got Talent!" on February 27th, from 7PM to 9PM in the Oval Theater. Come out for a chance to show off your talent or support your Honors peers! Great scholarships will be awarded to the winners and refreshments will be provided. Email Kelsey at if you are interested in performing.

  • Underground Shirts on Sale

    Show your Honors College pride by buying an Honors College Student Council t-shirt! T-shirts come in varying colors and are only $10.00! Please see Viktoria Phillips in ALN 262A to buy a shirt or email for more details!

  • Honors Leadership and Success Seminar

    What is Leadership? What makes you stand out from your peers? Do you understand the importance of emotional intelligence? The answer to all these questions and more will be offered in a brand new Honors Seminar Series! Be exposed to an active environment, and cultivate your capabilities with brilliant student peers and guest speakers.

    You must attend all sessions to receive any credit and certification.

    Dates: 2/1, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/22, 3/29

    Time: 2 - 3:30 PM

    Location: JPH 1319

  • Applications for HCSC Eboard 2013 2014

    Are you looking for a great way to become more involved in the Honors College at USF? Do you want to gain leadership experience while building friendships? If so, apply to be on the Honors College Student Council's Executive Board! The HCSC E-Board is a great way to meet new people, help plan fun events, volunteer in the local USF and Tampa Bay community, and work together with other Honors College students to further the Honors College Student Council. Applications are due by 5:00pm on February 15, 2013 to ALN 241. Applications can be picked up at ALN 241, ALN 250B, or ALN 262A. If you have any questions or would like to know more about what being on the HCSC E-Board entails, please email Viktoria Phillips at

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Evening w Professor Noy

    Professor Orly Noy will host a talk titled "Untangling Jerusalem: Possible Futures Within the Context of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in JPH 1317. Please RSVP on the online calendar.

    **This is a Pod Wars event.**

  • Sights and Sounds of Savannah Spring Break

    You might know Savannah as the backdrop for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, or as Paula Dean's home base. But beneath the underbelly of these sugary sweet depictions is a "European" city with an intense jazz history, a thriving art scene (thanks to the Savannah College of Art and Design), and an important connection to the Civil Rights movement in the South. It is home to art galleries, museums, haunted homes, and a plethora of places for foodies. And as one of the older cities on the east coast, the architecture rivals anything you will see in New England.

    Join us for a short spring break trip as we examine Savannah's unique sense of place, identity and culture.

    As part of the Road Scholars Series, we will travel to Savannah for 3 days. Highlights include the following:
    --   a guided historical tour of the city
    --   Art museums
    --   Civil Rights museums
    --   a lecture on Jazz history
    --   Optional outings that will examine the unique food cultures and artistic venues of the city.

    This is an affordable domestic trip, and since it is brief, you have additional vacation time when we return to Tampa.

    Trip Dates:       3/8 through 3/11
    Depart: Friday afternoon
    Return: Late Monday night.

    Costs:                $200
    Covers all lodging, transportation and tour fees. Food expenses are not included and will be paid for by each student.

    For information please contact Dr. Shawn Bingham:
    or Christine Simone:

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Student Submissions

  • Dr Merrick's Study Abroad Trips

    Check out Dr. Merrick's Study Abroad trips to London/Paris and Florence, Italy for this May! Information about the London/Paris trip can be found at and information about the Florence, Italy trip can be found at  You can also look at Dr. Merrick's website,, for more information.

  • Library Workshops

    This semester the USF Library is hosting a series of workshops to help  students learn how to locate information more efficiently and effectively.

    They can be found on the Research Rescue page, with workshops being offered in Research 101 and Beyond the Basics.

    You can go to to find these workshops.


  • PreMed AMSAs 11th Annual Medical School Forum

    Registration for Pre-Med AMSA's 11th Annual Medical School Forum is now OPEN! The medical school forum is held by Pre-Med AMSA each year to connect pre-health students with medical school admission representatives from all of the MD and DO schools in Florida, as well as some medical schools from other states and the Caribbean. This all-day event will give you opportunities to hear from and ask questions directly from the admission representatives who know exactly what their school wants from its applicants! This is the only event in the Tampa Bay Area this year where you will be able to learn about so many different medical programs at the same time in the same place. You don't want to miss it! The forum will be held at: USF's Marshall Student Center On Saturday, March 30th, 2013 9:30 A.M-4 P.M. (Check-In starts at 8:45 A.M.) Lunch and refreshments provided by Tropical Smoothie Café are included in the cost of the event! You can find more information about the event and how to register here:


  • Nicaragua Across Borders

    Are you interested in going to Nicaragua this summer? Nourish International is collaborating with an NGO called ATRAVES on a small business development project in Nicaragua this summer. We are currently taking applications for interested students looking for a unique abroad volunteer experience in which they will get to learn about economic and social development in Nicaragua, support education, and stay with Nicaraguan families. If you are interested in participating in this project, please email for more information and an application.

  • Tutors Needed

    The Jenkins Scholars Program is looking for tutors for the spring 2013 semester.  This is a paid tutoring position.  Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course at USF, and received an A in the course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided.

    Tutors Needed for: COP 4530: Data Structures CDA 4203: Computer System Design EML: 3500: Mechanics of Solids and EGN 3321: Dynamics

    Contact Information: Katie Negron, Jenkins GA. email:

    Link: Tutor Application

  • Engineering Expo Volunteering

    Engineering expo is almost here. We need students to come out and help volunteer for the evening before (21st) and the day of our educational extravaganza taking place the 22nd and 23rd of February. Gain resume experience and get some awesome rewards. Please visit for more info and sign up.

    Link: Engineering Expo 2013 Website

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