Know-a-BULL News
Week of 02/25/2014 - Issue # 303



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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 2/26/2014 First Year Business Major Group Advising
 2/26/2014 HCSC's Honors Got Talent!
 2/27/2014 Good Bye Lenin! Honors LLC Germany Film
 3/4/2014 Oliver Creighton Talk
 3/4/2014 National University of Health Sciences Presentation
 3/5/2014 Cooking with Cayla
 3/5/2014 Homegrown Humanities Faculty Book Series
 3/6/2014 HLLC Improv
 3/6/2014 Nicola Whyte Talk
 3/17/2014 Internship Workshop
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Masters Studies in Energy and the Environment in the UK, for the 2014/15 academic year. Contact: USF Office of National Scholarships, nationalscholarships@usf.edu for additional details. Deadline: April 3, 2014. Required: GPA >3.7.


    Applicants must apply to the university for admission to be eligible. The scholarship program is aimed at students with a bachelors or masters degree and Spanish, British or American nationality who wish to continue their specialization in academic institutions of excellence in the United Kingdom in the following knowledge areas: Renewable energies, Sustainable energy systems, Environment and biodiversity, Clean combustion technologies and emissions management, Energy efficiency, Energy storage, Electric vehicles, and Smart distribution networks.


    Candidates can choose between these universities, among the best England/Scotland Universities: Imperial College of London, University of Edinburgh, University of Strathclyde, University of Liverpool, and University of Glasgow.



  • New! - IDH HONORS COLLEGE CREDIT FLORENCE SUMMER A

    An IDH course has been added for Florence Summer A.  You won't see the course on the current course list because the Office of Education Abroad is still in the process of adding it, but here are the details.  Honors College travel scholarships available. 


     


    Course Number:  IDH 3400 Italian Politics


    Time:  Tues/Wed/Thurs at 9 a.m.


    Professor:  Dr. Merrick


     


    Special field trips:    in addition to the weekend field trips to Venice and Rome available for all students (at no charge), there will be short field trips for students enrolled in IDH 3400 including:  outdoor markets of Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, U.S. Consulate, Lucca (by train), Leaning Tower Pisa, Siena (by bus). 


    Info Session:  Thurs, Feb 27 @ 6:15 p.m. in SOC 153.


    Contact Dr. Merrick:  merrick@usf.edu  . 


    Apply here: http://educationabroad.global.usf.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=22548


    Link: Contact merrickusfedu

  • New! - Exciting Opportunity to Learn and Travel in Summer 2014

    Afro-Brazilian Culture & Society and Portuguese Language 
    Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
    May 22-June 21, 2014


    As part of the University of South Florida's initiative on Afro-Descendants in Latin America, the Institute for the Study of Latin America & the Caribbean is organizing its second USF in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil program.  Salvador is a UNESCO Heritage Site, located in the northeastern region of Brazil, and it is characterized by a unique blend of African, European, and Indigenous cultures.  This program offers an intensive four week summer immersion program in two courses: 1) Afro-Brazilian culture and society and 2) Portuguese Language, so students can earn up to 8 credits.


    There is a very minimal cost to apply to the program, but space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  This program is unique because students will live with Brazilian families in a home-stay arrangement and participate in service-learning.


    Please see the attached brochure for more information or contact Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman at hordgefreema@usf.edu for more information.


    Link: Apply Here

  • Volunteers needed for 2014 Homeless Count

    Your help is needed!! The 2014 Homeless Count in Hillsborough County will take place on Thursday, Feb 27, 2014. Vounteers are needed to help in various roles. All volunteers must pre-register at this link: Volunteer. 


    Students can volunteer in the following key roles:


    Pre event: Package incentive items to give to homeless people who are so kind to participate in the survey.


    Day of event:


    (a) Survey people on the streets (Volunteers will go out in teams, wearing bright colors, with incentives in hand. Volunteers


    will conduct a brief interview with homeless people whom they encounter and record answers on a survey form.)


    (b) Survey people at meal sites.


    After the event: with data entry.


    A  mandatory training will be held on: Monday, February 24th at 5:30-6:30 pm in the College of Public Health auditorium, which will be led by Homeless Coalition experts. During this session, you will learn more about homeless issues in Hillsborough County and helpful hints pertaining to the homeless count and safety considerations.


    Please register by emailing  Curtis Devetter (cdevette@health.usf.edu) with Global Health Student Association (GHSA) the following information: your name, email, phone number, academic program, t-shirt size, and preferred time slot (4:30 am - 8:30 am, 8:30 am-12:30 pm, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm, 4:30 - 8:30 pm, 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm).


     


     


    Link: Volunteer

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation LSAMP Research Experience

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF) invites your students to partake in the 2014 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Experience. This summer research program brings together underrepresented minority undergraduate students in the STEM fields for the summer to experience laboratory research under the mentorship of premier Rensselaer faculty.

    This eight week program is designed to help curious and solution-oriented students gain confidence in the lab, develop enthusiasm for graduate school, cultivate a professional network, and earn attractive qualifications. Participants will participate in professional development activities and present their research. 

    Application Due: March 3, 2014

    For more information, contact: 

    Heather Carbary - carbah@rpi.edu


  • New! - Study in Costa Rica this summer!

    The USF Costa Rica program is offering students an opportunity to satisfy the foreign language, upper-level elective, and summer credit requirements of the BA degree, while doing it in Costa Rica.


    Program highlights:



    • Students will spend one month in Costa Rica, from middle of May to middle of June.

    • Students will take two classes and earn up to 8 credits, consisting of Spanish language (any level) + GLY 4010, "Geology and the Environment in Costa Rica"

    • Students will travel on three multi-day excursions to see some of Costa Rica's most beautiful destinations, including Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, Arenal volcano and thermal areas, and Manuel Antonio National Park.

    • Cost is $3,365 which includes tuition, excursions, lodging, and most meals.


    If interested, please contact Tom Juster at the phone number or (preferably) email address below:


    Tom Juster
    (813) 974-9691
    juster@usf.edu


     


  • New! - Masters Studies in Energy and the Environment in the UK

    Masters Studies in Energy and the Environment in the UK,  for the 2014/15 academic year. Contact: USF Office of National Scholarships, nationalscholarships@usf.edu for additional details. Deadline: April 3, 2014. Required: GPA >3.7. Applicants must apply to the university for admission to be eligible.


    The scholarship program is aimed at students with a bachelor's or master's degree and Spanish, British or American nationality who wish to continue their specialization in academic institutions of excellence in the United Kingdom in the following knowledge areas:


    Renewable energies, Sustainable energy systems, Environment and biodiversity, Clean combustion technologies and emissions management, Energy efficiency, Energy storage, Electric vehicles, and Smart distribution networks.


    Candidates can choose between these universities:


    Imperial College of London, University of Edinburgh, University of Strathclyde, University of Liverpool, and University of Glasgow.


     


  • Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy Accepting Applications

    The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series for students and professionals interested in the title subjects: sustainability and energy.


    From August 6-20, a diverse body of participants will converge on the UIC campus and immerse itself in a broad spectrum of topics in energy and sustainable energy through daily presentations & panel discussions, collaborative research projects and mentoring, site tours of leading energy facilities in Chicago, and networking opportunities with energy & entrepreneurial leaders.


    An online application form, a resume, and three letters of reference are required. Applications will be accepted through July 1, 2014. More information is provided on the SISE website.


    http://sise.phy.uic.edu/


     


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

  • HCSC Presents HONORS GOT TALENT

    HCSC Presents: HONORS GOT TALENT

    IT'S BACK! Honors Got Talent returns to USF on February 26th at 7pm in the Oval Theater! It's a talent show that features the hottest acts in the Honors community: singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, and other unique performers, all competing for the advertised top prize of a USF Scholarship! Come out and see an event sure to be filled with impressive abilities! Who knows... maybe you might get to see the next Susan Boyle! So come on down for one of HCSC's greatest annual events: HONORS GOT TALENT! 

    See you all at Honors Got Talent!


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USF Honors College Student Council

  • New! - Feeding America Mobile Pantry Box

    What exactly are "Feed America Mobile Pantries?": Mobile pantries allow food banks to engage a much larger circle of groups in supplying food to the needy, thereby increasing the number of people served, and extending service into regions that the food bank hadn't before been able to reach. 


    The Mobile Pantry Program Concept: A mobile pantry is a method of direct client distribution in an organized format managed either by food bank or agency staff that utilizes a dry/refrigerated vehicle to provide food that traditional pantries do not normally accept or distribute to people in need.


    How can I get involved?: The Honors College has a food collection box in the lobby where non-perishable items may be dropped off. There will also be a box at every HLLC event for the rest of the semester, so come prepared!


    To get more involved, the organization meets every 3rd week of the month (March 20th is the next). The meetings run from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. The event is at the University Area Community Development Center (14013 N 22nd street, Tampa).


    Check out the website for more information on how to get involved in this great service project!


     


    Link: Feeding America

  • Please Pass the Job Offer Dining Etiquette Workshop

    Thursday, February 27th 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. JPH 1317 Proper etiquette exists to make you feel comfortable - not uncomfortable. Employers want to see you in social situations and observe how you conduct yourself, particularly if the job you want requires a certain standard of conduct with clients and superiors. The meal is a time to visit and interact, this is always more important than the function of eating. Come with friends and learn from an expert in a stress free environment! NOTE: Please email Kyleen or Christine for special dining accommodations.


     


     


    Link: Calendar of Events

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Student Submissions

  • New! - Vote Kristen Truong for CAS Senate

    One of my goals, if re-elected for a second term, will be to provide more events and opportunities for students to meet Senators who are representing them. In addition as an Honors student, I will represent all of you and voice your opinions for any and all issues regarding the Honors College. Vote now at sg.usf.edu/vote

    Link: Vote Kristen Truong for CAS Senate

  • New! - Internships with Incentives in Alternative Health and Fitness All Fields

    Complementary Alternative & Naturopathic Medicine (CANM) is an alternative medicine student group at USF. We are currently seeking interns to help with a medicinal garden project, event coordination, shadowing and research projects, marketing, website design, and photography/videography. Incentives may include FREE fitness evaluations and exercise classes, yoga classes, health lectures/workshops, merchandise, healthy food, and networking opportunities! For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/notes/canm-at-usf/internships/821718864509874.

    Link: CANM Internship Opportunities

  • HOSA General Body Meeting

    Are you pre-health? Then come check out HOSA! Our next general body meeting is February 27th from 7:30-9:15 pm in MSC 3711. We will be having Dr. Jennifer Bugos speak about her multidisciplinary research in neurology and its basis for music perception and cognition with regard to human development, lifespan learning, and cognitive transfer. She will be answering questions regarding her research and sharing research opportunities for USF students. Additionally, we will be holding mock interviews and recommendation letter and resume building discussions to assist in application processes. 


    HOSA will also be auctioning off a Kaplan course for any field of study (MCAT, DAT, PCAT etc.) at the meeting. The auction starts at just $500. This is a great opportunity to save A LOT of money!!!

    If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Javier at javierandres@mail.usf.edu

    See you there!


  • HELP PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR UNDERGRADUATE THESIS

    My name is Meki Singleton and I am a senior at the University of South Florida double majoring in psychology and gerontology. My thesis is looking at marital satisfaction in adult-child care-giving couples who are caring for or have cared for an older adult who has Alzheimer's/dementia, Parkinson's or another chronic illness or disease that prevents them from taking care of themselves independently. Both spouses have to be willing to complete the surveys, which take no longer than 30-45 minutes. If you know of anyone PLEASE have them contact me ASAP via email: mekiayla@mail.usf.edu because this is a time sensitive issue!


  • The Student Government Elections are Upon Us

    Calling all Honors College students! Elections for USF Student Government are fast approaching. This is your chance to be heard. This is your chance to be involved in student life. This is your chance to take an active role in the future of your university. As members of the Honors College, top priorities of yours should be active participation with student life and leadership, and few opportunities for either are as great as student government. This month, take part in the governance of your school by voting and by learning about the candidates running for office. Two debates are coming up, and as informed, knowledgeable students, you should take advantage of them. They are: the Bulls Radio Debate on February 10th at 7:30pm at MSC Beef O'Brady's, and the SG Debate on February 19th at 6:30pm in the MSC Ballroom. The second debate will be followed by a reception at Top of the Palms from 8 until 10pm. The following day, February 20th, a candidate mixer will be held by the Bronze Bulls at noon. The elections will be from Monday, February 24th, through Thursday, February 27th. Finally, the results party will be held in the MSC Amphitheater on February 28th from 3 until 5pm. As Honors College students you have much to gain from participating in the electoral process as voters and hopefully as future candidates. As a freshperson class, you have the most to gain as you will be at the campus longer than other students. Please consider coming out to attend the debates and to support the candidates.



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