Know-a-BULL News
Week of 02/19/2013 - Issue # 252

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

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 2/20/2013 We <3 Research
 2/20/2013 Honors Engineering Group Advising Session 3
 2/20/2013 Lecture in Jewish Studies
 2/22/2013 Honors Leadership and Success Seminar
 2/26/2013 First Year Business Major Group Advising
 2/26/2013 Dr. Nell Irvin Painter Talk
 2/27/2013 Honors Got Talent!
 2/28/2013 Juniper Nation
 2/28/2013 Lunch w/ the Deans
 3/1/2013 Office of National Scholarships Junior Workshop
* "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.

  • Annual Medical School Forum

    USF Premed AMSA is now accepting online registration for its 11th Annual Medical School Forum, taking place Saturday, March 30 at USF's Marshall Student Center.

    This is an entirely student-run event, and this year the students have put together an AMAZING program!  All Florida medical schools, as well as a strong selection of out-of-state and Caribbean medical schools have confirmed their attendance.  This is a great opportunity for pre-medical students to meet admissions representatives, get to know medical programs, ask questions and hear valuable information about preparing a competitive application to medical school. For more information and to register for the event, please visit the following link.

    Link: Medical Forum

  • LondonScotland Honors College Trip Application Now Open

    Spend two weeks in London and Scotland with the Honors College! The trip will be from May 6-21 and will include sites in London as well as Scotland. The trip will encompass themes such as music, art, theatre, politics, history and academics. The online application can be found here: Click on the "Apply Now" button to begin your application.

    If you have questions about the trip, please contact Ms. Schumacher Chambers at

    Link: httpeducationabroadglobalusfedugolondonscotland

  • Tampa General Hospital Summer Research Program

    General information and the application for the Tampa General Hospital Summer Clinical Research program may be found through the following link. Please note that the deadline for applications and supporting materials is March 1.

    Link: Tampa General Info and Application

  • Florida State Law Summer Program

    Florida State Law has a fabulous Summer for Undergraduates Program.  Every summer 60 undergraduate students are given a free month of law school.  Room and board and a modest stipend are included.  This is a great opportunity for classroom experience with law school professors, insight into the law school admissions process, and to learn about careers available in law. They are currently accepting applications for this coming May, which are due by Friday, March 29th. To learn more, you can go to:



  • 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.


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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Paid Internship Opportunity

    Great PAID internship opportunity with the CIA for freshmen and sophomores to get multiple summer experiences in Washington DC.

    Majors sought: Analytical, Clandestine Service, Language, Science, Engineering & Technology, or Business, IT &... Security.

    Requirement: "Financial need as demonstrated by the household income ceiling up to $70,000 for a family of four, and $80,000 for a family of five or more."

    For more information, visit:


    Link: httpswwwciagovcareersstudentopportunitiesundergraduatescholarshipprogramhtml

  • National Scholarship Workshops for Juniors

    We have several workshops for third-year students to learn about national scholarship opportunities in February, March, and April. Join us to learn about merit based scholarships, graduate fellowships, 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: Friday, February 15th 2:00-3:00 pm, Friday, March 1st 9:30-10:30 am, and Friday, April 5th 2:00-3:00 pm.

    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

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Student Submissions

  • Be More Awards

    WEDU-TV will be hosting the "Be More" awards, known as the academy awards for non-profits in Tampa Bay. The team is looking for student volunteers to help with the event.  The event is next week, Feb. 21st and volunteers are needed all throughout the day.

    This is a wonderful opportunity for students to network and learn about media event planning. If interested, please contact Jennifer McVan at Jennifer.Mcvan@AHSS.ORG to sign up. 


  • Undergraduate Research CREATTE course Medieval Saints and their Cults

    Associate Professor James D'Emilio is teaching an Undergraduate Research "CREATTE" course: Medieval Saints and their Cults for Fall 2013.  It is listed as HUM 4825 and cross-listed as REL 4936 and ARH 4930 with those "sections" specifically for Religious Studies or Art History majors or students needing credit in those programs.  The course is scheduled for Tuesday afternoons (3:05-5:50) and capped at 35 students. Students would be enrolled concurrently in IDS 4914 (Advanced Undergraduate Research), with no credits, so that the UGR experience appears on their transcript.

    As a central part of their introduction to medieval saints' cults and their role in medieval culture and society, students will gain research experience by participating in the development of an image gallery and database and an on-line exhibition and collection guide.

    If interested, please contact Professor D'Emilio at for more information and for information about being placed in the class as it is per the consent of the instructor. 

  • USF Poetry Writing Contest Extended until March 4th

    The Humanities Institute at the University of South Florida is pleased to begin soliciting entries for our first poetry competition as part of our National Poetry Month 2013 celebration -- a nation-wide initiative started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. The goal is to celebrate the beauty and power of poetry through readings, workshops, festivals, and other events throughout the month of April. 

    This year's contest theme is "Florida 2013", a broad category designed to generate diverse poetry inspired by all things "Florida" such as images, locations, people, history, nature, etc. The contest will be divided into two categories: High School Poets and USF Poets.

    USF Poets must be a student, staff/ faculty member  or  alumnus/a, affiliated with any institution in the USF System. We will award first, second, and third place prizes in both categories and winners will receive their awards at a special event featuring Pulitzer Prize Winning poet, Jorie Graham, who will be in residence at USF the first week of April.

    Please note that entrants may only submit one poem of no more than 25 lines and poems must be postmarked or emailed by March 4, 2013. All entries should be original, unpublished poems. If you have additional questions, please contact the Humanities Institute. 




  • Dr Nell Irvin Painter

    The Humanities Institute welcomes Dr. Nell Irvin Painter as our first Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence. Dr. Painter, the Edwards Professor Emerita of American History at Princeton University, is a prominent historian and award-winning scholar, who will be in residence at USF Feb. 18 - March 1. Dr. Painter is the author of many books, including The History of White People (2010), Creating Black Americans (2006), and Southern History Across the Color Line (2002), and she is a noted public intellectual, facing interviewers as diverse as Bill Moyers and Stephen Colbert. 

    During her residency, Dr. Painter will meet with students and faculty, conduct guest lectures in classes from various departments, and teach a special master's course. She will also be giving talks that are free and open to the public. The next talk is Tuesday, Feb. 26 and is titled "Can a Black Scholar Write About White People?" in the Patel Center Auditorium. 6:00pm, reception to follow. This will be a Fresh People 5 event.

  • Undergraduate Researcher Needed

    An undergraduate is needed for a research project involving science/policy/diversity issues for the USF Physics Department. The research will be centered on determining the impact of standardized testing on racial and gender diversity in education and involve data analysis, quantatitve modeling, policy proposals and presentation of results. If you are interested, please contact Casey Miller at for more information.

    Link: Contact Casey Miller

  • The June Baumgardner Gelbart Lecture

    The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences in cooperation with the USF Humanities Institute, the Departments of Religious Studies and History, and the Tampa Jewish Book Festival, will present the fourth June Baumgardner Gelbart Lecture in Jewish Studies. "When General Grant Expelled the Jews" will be presented by Jonathan D. Sarna, professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Traditions Hall, The Gibbons Alumni Center.

  • STEAMEvent

     This event is where we will have four professionals talk about how they either include the arts into their scientific research or science into the humanities research. Then they will talk about what they think about the idea of S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics). Lastly the moderator and the audience will be able to ask them more direct questions. We will have some food and it will be a great event. We, Humanities and Cultural Studies Organization, are partnering with  Minority Pre-professional Science Society (MPSS) to bring you this event. I have attached the flyer.

    The event will be on Feb 20th, 3-5pm, MSC 2709
    Dr. Silverman said it is a Freshman 5 event.

    Link: FB STEAM Event Information

  • Join Kappa Delta Pi An Education Honor Society

    Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society for educators. Benefits of joining include receiving educational journals, career and certification info, access to a 24/7 teacher help line, professional networking opportunities,and much more! In order to join, undergraduate students must be an education major, have a 3.0 or higher GPA, and have earned a minimum of 12 hours of education courses. Graduate students must have completed a minimum of 6 hours in graduate study, have a GPA of 3.25 or higher, and must have earned a minimum of 12 hours of education courses in order to join. Applications for membership can be found in the College of Education, Student Academic Services Office, EDU106. Applications are due March 8th and mandatory initiation is March 23rd. For further information, contact Jamie McGaha, College of Education advisor at

  • Potential Hindi Class

    Are you interested in Bollywood movies? Are you curious about India and its culture? Do you want to learn an exotic foreign language? Or, do you just want to fulfill your foreign language requirement at USF? Well, if you answered yes to any of the above, a course in Hindi is right for you! If you are interested in learning the Hindi language and would like to be a student in a potential Hindi class offered next fall, contact either Prit Patel at or Kavitha Arulmozhi at With enough interest and your help, we can establish a Hindi language course at USF!

  • 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:


  • 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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