Know-a-BULL News
Week of 02/24/2015 - Issue # 353

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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 2/26/2015 Honors Got Talent
 3/9/2015 Honors Art Show
 3/11/2015 Homegrown Humanities with Rick Wilber
 3/11/2015 Marketing Focus Group with Marisa Yunker
 3/12/2015 HCSC Leadership Series Session #4: Career Services
 3/13/2015 "The City on the Edge of Tomorrow" Philosophical topic - utilitarianism
 3/16/2015 Gender Bending Science Fiction with Ellen Klages
 3/17/2015 Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Gender Panel Discussion
 3/18/2015 Take a Break and Meditate
 3/20/2015 Afternoon with Dr. Mirzaei-Souderjani
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Are you planning to study abroad or volunteer abroad between Winter 2014 and Summer 2015? Then consider entering the Honors College photo contest!

    Who: All USF Tampa Honors students that have participated in an international experience (study abroad or volunteer abroad) between Winter 2014 and Summer 2015

    What: This year’s theme is FAMILY.

    Contestants will submit one picture along with a brief description (3 sentences maximum) describing how their picture relates to this year’s theme of “Family.” We welcome unique interpretations!

    Honors College students will vote to choose the finalists, and a panel of professional photographers will decide the winners.  Winning photographs will be displayed in a public exhibition. The top 3 winners will receive a scholarship prize!

    The picture and statement should be submitted to Indira Ranaweera at by August 1, 2015. It is strongly encouraged that pictures are submitted as soon as possible after the completion of the program. Please note that photos submitted to the Honors photo contest may not be used for other photo competitions.


  • New! - Notice of Cancelation

    Due to lack of interest and attendance by Honor College Students, the Research Rescue Honors College workshops scheduled for Fridays Feb 20th , 27th , March 13th  and 20th are cancelled.

    If you need assistance, please go to the Library home page and sign up for a research consultation request by clicking on Make an Appointment on the website in the Get Librarian Help box on the right. You may also sign up for any of the regularly scheduled Research Rescue workshops held at the library.



  • New! - Honors College Graduation Certification Form now available

    The Honors College Graduation Certification Form is now available and ready to be filled out by those students graduating in Spring 2015! Please fill out the form by going to The form must be filled out by all Honors College graduates, regardless of their plans on attending the Honors Commencement Ceremony. If you cannot access the form and you are graduating, please contact Kelly Brabant at as soon as possible. 

    Link: Honors College Graduation Certification Form

  • Paid Tutoring Position

    The Holcombe and Jenkins Scholarship Programs are looking for tutors for the Spring 2015 semester in the following courses:

    Finite Mathematics (MGF 1106)

    Vibrations (EML 4220)

    Principles of Biology for Non-Majors (BSC 1005)

    Electromagnetics (EEL 4471)

    Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BSC 2094C)

    Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, have taken the respective course at USF, and have received at least an A- in the course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided and clicking on the "Apply to be a paid tutor" link. Please contact either Melanie King (Holcombe GA) or Brenae Hillard (Jenkins GA) with any questions you might have.


    Link: Apply to be a paid tutor

  • Info session for USF London! Thursday at 4:00 in ALN 237

    The Honors College is participating in USF London, a new campus-wide program that offers students the opportunity to spend four weeks in London and take six hours of USF credit.  Dean Adams will be offering a section of IDH 4200, "What does it mean to be British in the age of globalization?"  $1,500 scholarships are available to qualified Honors College students.

    Want to know more?  Email Dean Adams for further information at: .

  • Honors Summer Internship Course

    Thinking about doing an internship in summer 2015? Interested in getting course credit? 

    Honors is excited to announce that we will be offering a variable credit, online internship course in summer 2015. The course is designed for students who are working in a field and want to receive academic credit through this online option. The course is open to all majors and all student levels. The course will satisfy summer hours and upper-level! 

    If you are interested and want to learn more please make an appointment with Katie Kosmoski through the following link: 

    You can also email questions to

  • Participate in the 2015 Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium


    The 2015 Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium will be held Thursday April 9 from 9:30-6:30 in the Marshall Student Center. This is a high profile event that highlights undergraduate research across all disciplines. Participants will be eligible for $6,000 in Research Excellence Awards!  

    This event is an excellent way for Honors College students to validate your research and serves as strong evidence of your productivity and ability to present in public. Even if you have presented in the past, this in an opportunity to enhance your skills and showcase your work to those who have not seen it before.  If you are a beginning student, the Colloquium is a great way to see all the exciting research that is happening at USF and network with faculty, graduate students are peers who you may be able to work with in the future.  

    Students in all disciplines are invited to apply.  Presentation platforms include oral, poster, performance and the arts! All participants will engage with a facilitator during the event and receive a feedback form on how the work was presented.   The application site is now open with a submission deadline of March 3, 2015:  The Office of Undergraduate Research is happy to offer letters to your instructors about class absences to attend and present at this event. 

    To assist you with developing the research abstract and the presentation, the OUR will be offering several abstract preparation workshops and also poster and PPT presentation workshops:  These are free and offered throughout the Spring semester. Register online early as last year we sold out!  Your research does not have to 100% complete in order to present. 

    For more information on the event or to speak with the OUR staff about this opportunity, please visit the OUR on the 2nd floor of the main USF library (LIB210).

    We look forward to working with you and seeing your exciting research! 

    Link:  2015 Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Congratulations to Michael Calzadilla!

    Michael, an Honors College senior double majoring in Physics and Mathematics, has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar for 2015. He is the first USF recipient of this scholarship and one of 40 selected from the US. This global scholarship, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provides funding for graduate work at Cambridge University for intellectually outstanding students who have a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others.

    At Cambridge Michael will study for an MPhil in Astronomy and he intends to earn a PhD in Astrophysics and become a professor of physics destined for a career of research, instruction, and outreach.

    You can learn more about the Gates Cambridge Scholarship here:

    Link: httpwwwgatescambridgeorg

  • Interested in a graduate degree in the United Kingdom

    Juniors (rising seniors) - if you have a high GPA (>3.8), and are an ambitious and accomplished student who has big plans for the future (potentially including a PhD or master’s degree in the United Kingdom), then this invitation may be for you!

    We are particularly interested in students who are graduating in December 2015, May 2016 or August 2016.

    Funding sources for graduate school in the United Kingdom include national scholarships like the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Frost or Gates Cambridge.

    If you are interested in these opportunities, please send Ms. Chambers an email at along with a one-page resume and unofficial transcript or make an appointment with the Office of National Scholarships through eScheduler.

    Most of these (but not all!) are for US citizens. If you are an international student, we have opportunities for you as well. Those opportunities can be found on the front page of our website

    Link: httponsusfedu

  • Congratulations to Leslie Gibson

    Congratulations to Leslie Gibson! Leslie, an Honors College junior majoring in International Studies and minoring in Russian, has received a 2015 US State Department Internship. During her time as a U.S. State Department intern, Leslie will shadow a State Department Foreign Service Officer in Tallinn, Estonia.

  • Congratulations to Evan Little

    Congratulations to Honors College Junior Evan Little! Evan has received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Uppsala, Sweden. At Uppsala University, he will be able to continue his research in alternative energy in an environment of individual learning and self-discovery.

    The USF deadline to apply for a summer or fall study abroad program for Gilman funding is January 13, 2015. For more information regarding the Gilman Scholarship, please visit:

    Link: Gilman Scholarship Program

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. Chambers.

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • New! - HCSC Leadership Series Session 4 Career Services

    Unsure what to do after graduation? Want to know of any internships for your field? Need help crafting the perfect resume or cover letter? Come listen to Mr. Russ Coughenour, Assistant Vice President of USF Career Services, as he speaks about the resources his office makes available to students. Learn how to interview, write a resume, and much more. The session will be held in JP1313 from 4:30 - 5:30 PM. Light refreshments provided. This session, like all the Leadership Series sessions, will count as a Fresh 5 event. Attend at least 2 sessions and you will be eligible to attend the last session with President Genshaft! Please RSVP through the Honors Calendar. Seats limited. Business casual attire encouraged. 

  • Honors Got Talent

    Honors College Student Council is taking over the stage in the Oval Theater for our annual Honors Got Talent show on February 26th. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:00pm. Come out and support your friends as they sing, dance and showcase their unique talents! Scholarships prizes will be awarded to top 3 winners!! Light refreshments will be served. Freshpeople 5 event.

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USF Honors College Student Council


    Marisa Yunker will be holding a focus group to determine how our marketing resources can be best allocated in the Honors LLC to serve our most important customer: YOU! She''ll be asking you about what works and what doesn''t when it comes to reaching students about our events. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for those who attend!

    March 11th at 5:30 pm in JPH 1313

    Please RSVP!


    Come join Dean Adams, along with our NEW Assistant Deans Dr. Shawn Bingham and Dr. Linda Lucas for lunch! This is a great opportunity to meet and interact with your Deans in a relaxed environment. Please RSVP!

    Lunch with the Deans is the fourth Wednesday of every month at 11:30 in Juniper Dining.

    This semester the dates are as follows:

    February 25th

    March 25th

    April 22nd

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Student Submissions

  • New! - Upcoming Model United Nations Conference

    USF will be hosting a Model United Nations Conference on March 14, 2015. e conference is open to all students who are interested in international relations and the Model UN. The conference begins at 9 am and will be held in the Research Building on the USF Tampa campus. Registration will be in the lobby of the Research Building and the conference is being held in the Oak View Room. There is a $10 cover fee. Students in the Honors College are invited to attend. This event and the team hosting it are excellent opportunities to bolster a CV, cultivate leadership experience, and demonstrate in a competitive and celebrated context an interest in and proficiency for an internal perspective and proficiency with global policy. Interested students should send an email to or call (727) 999-1469 for more information.

  • New! - CPRAEDFirst Aid Certification with AED

    Alpha Epsilon Delta will be holding their semi-annual CPR/AED/First Aid Workshop through Wishart Safety, Inc. This certification is a 2-year, Adult and Pediatric, American Heart Association Certification. It is being held Sunday, March 15th from 11am-3pm in MSC 2709. We are offering this course to Alpha Epsilon Delta members for $45, all of USF students and staff for $55, and non-USF individuals or anyone paying the day of regardless of your affiliation, $60. This is normally $90 so this is a deal! For more information contact Haley Parsley at or Leia Sullivan at

    Link: Facebook Event for CPR event

  • Villa La Paz 5K Charity Run

    Come out and support the Villa la Paz Foundation by participating in an exciting and fulfilling event hosted by USF Pre-med AMSA! You can walk, jog, or run this scenic route located behind Sycamore fields on the corner of USF Holly Drive and USF Sycamore Drive. For more information please visit See you there!

    Link: USF PreMed AMSA

  • MEDLIFE at USF Meetings

    Do you want to volunteer abroad this summer? Want to assist in a medical mobile clinic in Peru? Well then come out to a MEDLIFE at USF's general body meetings to find out more. Each summer we get a group together to go to either Lima or Cuzco in Peru to assist in the running of medical mobile clinics. While there we will also participate in the improvement of infrastructure through the building of bathrooms, staircases, helping to build schools, and many other opportunities. Members that have come back from volunteering say it's one of the best experiences they've had so far and many want to go back again. So come out to a meeting and learn about the trips, fundraising, and other things the club is doing this semester!!! The meeting dates are 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, and 3/26 with each meeting being held in MSC 2707 at 6 p.m. If you are unable to make it find us on Bullsync as well as Facebook! Just search MEDLIFE at USF!

    Link: MEDLIFE at USF Facebook

  • Camp Boggy Creek Chapter at USF

    The Camp Boggy Creek Chapter at USF is in affiliation with the non-profit pediatric camp. This club focuses on volunteering and fund-raising for children with chronic & life threatening illness by participating in weekend retreats to Camp Boggy Creek! This semester, we will be doing pediatric-oriented volunteering with CBC, Shriner's Hospital, Hope Lodge, Ronald McDonald House, and Relay for Life. For more information about how to get involved, email President Tabitha Michaud at Don't forget to mark your calendars with our general body meeting dates! Meetings: 2/5, 2/19, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16 See you guys there!

    Link: CBCUSF Facebook Page

  • Calling All Writers

    Calling all Writers! One of our own HC students is working to start a new student-run publication. He is looking for anyone interested in applying to join his team of writers. The publication will feature articles on issues of governance/specific policy (though other topics will be considered) that are well-researched and analytically written, preferably with a unique perspective. You can contact for more info or to submit a writing sample (450-2500 words) and (optional) resume.


  • Recruiting Undergraduate Students for a Summer Research Institute


    The Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) at the University of South Florida is in the process of recruiting up to 12 undergraduate students nationally to participate in a highly selective Summer Research Institute (SRI) funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The SRI@FMHI is a ten week summer program designed for students interested in building their research skills within the context of mental health to help them prepare for a Senior Thesis and/or graduate school. Students receive a $4,000 research stipend, up to $400 to support travel expenses, as needed, and research project support funding. The dates for the 2015 SRI@FMHI are May 28th, 2015 through August 5th, 2015. The application deadline is March 6, 2015 and the application form may be obtained at or by contacting Paul Stiles at


  • Toastmasters Be a Better Speaker

    Want to improve your communication skills? Learn to be a champion of public speaking at Toastmasters at USF. Meetings are on Thursdays from 5:45-7:15pm in MSC 3713. Everyone is welcome! Visit our FB page at for more information or contact Kamari Ross at or 904-859-0676.

  • Humanities Institute Spring Events

    Check out the Humanities Institute Spring Events calendar! All events will count as FreshPeople 5 credit if you attend them. Further descriptions of the event can be found on the Honors College calendar.

    Link: Humanities Institute Spring Calendar

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