Know-a-BULL News
Week of 02/26/2013 - Issue # 253

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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 2/27/2013 Honors Got Talent!
 2/27/2013 Microsoft Development: Making Apps in Game Maker
 2/28/2013 Juniper Nation
 2/28/2013 Lunch w/ the Deans
 3/1/2013 Office of National Scholarships Junior Workshop
 3/1/2013 Honors Leadership and Success Seminar
 3/1/2013 Honors Engineering Group Advising Session 4
 3/4/2013 How to Be Ridiculously Good Looking
 3/5/2013 Honors Engineering Group Advising Session 5
 3/7/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 6
* "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.

  • 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 March 1st, 5th, and 20th. Registration for Summer/Fall begins 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.


  • USF Students Developing Apps

    Are you busy February 27th? If not, and if you're interested in making your own Windows Apps, come down to Juniper Poplar Hall (room 1319) to learn how to make apps in Game Maker!

    Game Maker is an exciting new application that helps you make game applications without coding experience.

    It's cross platform but you MUST have Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 installed to build apps for Windows 8 and submit them to the Windows Store.

    This Game Maker AppLab is a hands-on lab session. It is the perfect opportunity to get into app development. If you have been interested in building apps and looking for a way in, this is it.

    Date: February 27th

    Time: 5:30-9:30 pm

    Place: JPH 1319


  • 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


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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • National Scholarship Workshops for Juniors

    We have several workshops for third-year students to learn about national scholarship opportunities in 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, 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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  • Microsoft Development Making Apps in Game Maker

    Are you busy February 27th? If not, and if you're interested in making your own Windows Apps, come down to Juniper Poplar Hall (room 1319) at 5:30 p.m. to learn how to make apps in Game Maker!

    Game Maker is an exciting new application that helps you make game applications without coding experience.

    You MUST have Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 installed to build apps for Windows 8 and submit them to the Windows Store.

    This Game Maker AppLab is a hand-on lab session. It is the perfect opportunity to get into app development. If you have been interested in building apps and looking for a way in, this is it.

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Student Submissions

  • UHC Health Careers Expo

    Interested in a healthcare career? Need help getting there? Then come to the Undergraduate Health Council's (UHC) Health Careers Expo on April 18 from 10:00AM-1:00PM in the MSC Ballroom! You will get the chance to meet representatives from many different health-related graduate schools. In addition, The Princeton Review and Kaplan Test Prep will have workshops and raffles to help you reach your career goal. This event offers free attendance, free food, and most importantly, great information and networking opportunities! For more information, please contact UHC President Joseph Lotfi ( or UHC Vice President of Internal Affairs Kristine Almonte ( 


  • Seeking Non Musicians to Participate in Research Study

    Research study on the working memory of musicians and non-musicians between ages 18-24. We have enough musician participants, but still need non musicians (must have less than 4 years of prior musical training). This is a two-hour time commitment for which participants can earn coupons to Chick-fil-a and free refreshments during testing. Contact Dr. Jennifer Bugos at 352-339-4076 or for more information and to schedule testing.

  • Power Foods for the Brain Lecture

    The Florida Hospital Tampa is presenting Power Foods for the Brain, a free lecture with Dr. Neal Barnard. The lecture will be on Wednesday, February 27th. Health screenings will begin at 5 pm and the lecture will be from 6-8 pm at the Florida Hospital Tampa Auditorium. 

    Join us to learn about a simple diet to protect your mind and strengthen your memory! 


  • Open Score Video Arcade

    On March 7, 2013 from 6-8 PM, there will be an event called Video Arcade: Open Score at the USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM). Join us for art games and outdoor screening of artist Robert Raushenberg''s famous 1966 performance video Open Score. Free popcorn and candy! 

    This event will be a Fresh People 5 event.

  • Summer Research Institute for Undergraduates Interested in Mental Health

    FMHI is offering a Summer Research Institute for undergraduates interested in mental health. The 10 week program is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health and provides a $4,000 stipend for students as well as up to $400 in travel funds.  The program is called the SRI@FMHI. Students will work with a faculty mentor to conduct a research project, will present their work at a Symposium, will participate in research seminars and skill-building workshops, and will visit community agencies and organizations providing mental health services in the Tampa Bay area.  In addition, students will complete research ethics and IRB training.  The on-line application is available at: and the deadline for applying is March 4th


  • Aid Advocates for World Health in less than 2 minutes

    Advocates for World Health was started as an honors thesis project by Jordan Markel and Ryan Kania and has developed into a certified 501-c-3 non-profit organization that donates medical supplies overseas to developing countries. This revolutionary organization is based in Tampa and is growing quickly. To help us gain recognition, volunteers and donors, we simply ask that as fellow honors students you take a few minutes of your time to like and share our facebook page, and also use the ''suggest to friends'' app to help us reach out to people locally and globally.

    Link: Advocates for World Health

  • Two Years Too Long Syria is Bleeding

    Join the Arab Cultural Association and learn more about the heart-breaking situation in Syria. Through several different mediums, we will be informing everyone about the atrocities being committed in Syria. There will be free food and will be screening the Award-Winning Film: The Suffering Grasses. Join us at the USF Oval Theater on February 28 at 6:00 pm.

    Link: Two Years Too Long Syria is Bleeding

  • 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. 




  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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:


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