Know-a-BULL News
Week of 03/04/2014 - Issue # 304

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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 3/5/2014 Cooking with Cayla
 3/5/2014 Homegrown Humanities Faculty Book Series
 3/6/2014 Nicola Whyte Talk
 3/6/2014 Jewish Mysticism Then and Now: Kabbalah as a Cultural Phenomenon from the Middle Ages to Madonna
 3/17/2014 Internship Workshop
 3/18/2014 NSLS Broadcast: Carlie Fiorina
 3/19/2014 Mandatory PSP meeting for cohorts 12 and 13
 3/20/2014 Please Pass the Job Offer: Dining Etiquette Workshop
 3/21/2014 Mandatory PSP Cohort 12 and 13 meeting
 3/21/2014 Leadership: Disney Customer Service
* 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, 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! - Permits for Summer and Fall courses

    Permits and Thesis Permits will open this Friday, 3/7/14. Permits for the Global Citizenship course and Bio-Med Ethics will be automatically put in, so you don't need to request them. You will need to request a permit for an Honors Course if you are a double-major, new to the Honors College, or for IDH 4000 or the first AND second semesters of thesis.

    Once registration begins on 3/24/14, if you have problems registering for a course (other than the course being full), you should apply for a permit for that class.

    If you have any questions, please contact Joan Field: .


    Also, course descriptions of some classes will be up as of Friday, 3/7/14 -- the rest of the course descriptions will be added as we receive them. You'll find them on the Honors website: Current Students: Course Descriptions: Fall 2014.

  • New! - Donate Life 5K RunWalk

    My name is Ally Webb and I am a senior honors college student. For my honors thesis, I have planned a 5K run/walk to benefit Donate Life Florida, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting and educating about organ donation in Florida. The event will be held on the morning of Sunday, April 6th. The race is $20 to register and a free t-shirt will be provided. Registration (available by clicking on Registration) or at link below. 

    Registration is available online at

    Link: Registration

  • New! - 2014 Minority Students Health Careers Motivation Program MSHCMP and MCAT Program

    MSHCMP is designed to be a mini first-semester medical education experience this full-time, seven-week residential program exposes participants to classroom instruction in select basic science courses in the medical education curriculum and offers physician-shadowing opportunities.

    MCAT is an eight-week program and includes class lectures on content found in the Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Verbal Reasoning components of the MCAT, as well as instruction on preparing for the written portion of the test.

    We encourage you to explore the website  to learn more.

    The deadline for the application is March 21, 2014. 


  • New! - Honors College Graduation Certification Form

    Dear Spring Graduates! The Honors College Graduation Certification Form is now open you can start to fill it out here:

    The form will be open until April 1st, 2014. If you are graduating this spring and cannot access this form or have any other questions, please contact Kelly Brabant at

    Link: Graduation Certification Form

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Have you ever considered teaching English K-12 to Spanish children and teenagers?

    K - 12 English language assistant positions in the Spanish public school system are now accepting applications. There are no application fees and the deadline to apply is April 1, 2014.

    For more information, visit:

  • New! - Win roundtrip airfare to Germany or a camcorder!

    Win round-trip airfare to Germany or a camcorder by entering in the DAAD Poetry Jam!  Let your creative juices flow in German or English verse, rhyme, rap or song depicting in 1 minute what studying in Germany means to you.  Entry Deadline 4/21/2014.  For details see  If you plan to enter, contact Lisa Dosal at  in the Office of National Scholarships.


  • 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


  • 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.


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

  • New! - Disney Customer Service

    Join the Honors College Student Council for the fourth installment of the 2014 Honors Leadership Series.

    This week, Laura Foote, a former Disney princess, will deliver a ground-breaking presentation on the Disney Customer Service model. Learn about the magic behind Disney and how creating memorable experiences is something that both the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Walt Disney World Resort have in common.

    Don't miss out on the opportunity to develop your leadership skills!

    If you have any questions, contact Hiram Rios at .


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USF Honors College Student Council

  • 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

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Student Submissions

  • New! - Run for Water 5K

    Hey everyone! My name is Anastasia Belock and for my senior thesis I'm raising money for Living Water International. This organization provides towns with safe drinking water through wells, rainwater harvesters, and protected springs. They also help the towns by educating them on hygiene and sanitation. I have organized a 5K run/walk race that will be on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 9am on the USF fitness trail starting on USF Sycamore Drive. For more information please follow the link. I''m also looking for volunteers! If you would like to volunteer, please email me at

    Link: Run for Water 5K Website

  • New! - USF Medical volunteer trip to Ecuador

    Timmy Global Health at USF will be traveling to the remote region of Chontapunta, Ecuador on August 10-19th to provide healthcare to underserved regions in the Napo River Valley. 

    The trip falls between the Summer and Fall semesters and provides USF undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to experience the Amazon and gain valuable volunteer and shadowing hours.

    Join Timmy Global Health at USF on Facebook and Canvas for more information, or email Trip applications are available.

    Link: Timmy Global Health

  • New! - Deans Student Leadership Society

    In August 2013, the College of Arts and Sciences founded a new student organization: the Dean's Student Leadership Society.

    Being a member of the Dean's Student Leadership Society is the perfect opportunity for leadership, service, fun and friendship. The purpose of this highly selective group of CAS undergraduate students is to promote pride in a liberal arts education and to assist in strengthening the identity of both the College and the University of South Florida. These students further develop their leadership and communication skills while serving as a link between CAS students, administration and alumni. They are the "face" of the College at our events and in promotional campaigns. The Dean's Student Leadership Society has a strong presence at Stampede to Success, USF Family Weekend, Freshmen Orientation, Homecoming and alumni events.

    More information about the organization and its application process can be found online: Application packets will be due March 19. We will be holding information sessions on March 4 at 4 p.m. and March 5 at 5 p.m. in ISA 5020.

    Like us on Facebook to stay informed about recruitment events and deadlines. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions that aren't answered on our website.


    Link: Information about Deans Student Leadership Society

  • New! - Website Design Internship

    Are you interested in web design and looking for a great opportunity to display your skills? Dr. Apostolatos at USFConnect is looking for a student knowledgeable in Java and/or PHP to redesign the research company's website. The student or students will be able to list the web design on their Resume and add it to their job/internship experiences. Interested students should send an email to Morgan Sanders at The email should include resume, and the students experience using the above mentioned softwares.

  • New! - CMMB Departmental Picnic

    Come one, Come all to the CMMB Club's departmental picnic! All CMMB Students and Faculty are invited to come and join the CMMB Club at Riverfront park for a day of free food, fun games, and great people! This is a good chance to get to hang out with your classmates and network with some of your professors outside of class! Please email with any questions.

    Link: CMMB Departmental Picnic Facebook Event

  • New! - Social Media Advertising Internship

    Dr. Apostolatos at USFConnect is looking for a student with advertising skills and a knowledge of social media. This opportunity can be a great resume boost. Interested students should send an email to Morgan Sanders at The email should include resume, and the students experience using Facebook, Twitter, etc.

  • New! - Jewish Mysticism Then and Now Fresh People 5 Event

    Event:  Jewish Mysticism Then and Now:  Kabbalah as a Cultural Phenomenon from the Middle Ages to Madonna

    Presented by Hartley Lachter, Ph.D. 

    Associate Professor of Religion Studies and Director of Jewish Studies, Muhlenberg College

    Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:00pm
    University of South Florida
    4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa
    Interdisciplinary Sciences Building (ISA) - 7th Floor

    Sponsored by the USF College of the Arts and Sciences, Humanities Institute and the Department of Religious Studies and made possible by a generous grant from the June Baumgardner Gelbart Foundation.  

    Kabbalah has become a prominent feature of the American cultural landscape, especially through the interest it has attracted from some well-known celebrities. One of the criticisms directed against popular Kabbalah is that it misrepresents this tradition by disconnecting it from Judaism and repackaging it in terms of contemporary ideas and values. This talk will explore how such criticism fails to appreciate the ways that Kabbalah has always been a cultural phenomenon, be it the Middle Ages or the present. Despite the many differences between contemporary Kabbalah and its historical roots, both serve as fascinating examples of the unexpected history of the Jewish mystical tradition.

    Event is free and open to the public.

    For additional information visit:  or e-mail


  • 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

    Link: CANM Internship Opportunities

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