Know-a-BULL News
Week of 03/05/2013 - Issue # 254

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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 3/7/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 6
 3/7/2013 Art Thursday
 3/7/2013 Video Arcade: Open Score
 3/8/2013 Honors Leadership and Success Seminar
 3/8/2013 Keep Calm and Dress Like Kate
 3/20/2013 Honors Engineering Group Advising Session 6
 3/22/2013 Honors Leadership and Success Seminar
 3/28/2013 Academic-Related Topics (ART) Showcase
 3/29/2013 Honors Leadership and Success Seminar
 3/29/2013 Info Session for USF Medical Sciences MS Program
* "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.

  • Summer Fall Registration

    Registration will begin Monday, March 25, 2013 for Summer and Fall.  Most Honors course descriptions are on the Honors website.  If you still need advising, you should make an appointment now with your assigned professional Honors Advisor through eScheduler or by calling 813-974-3087.

  • Permits and Course Descriptions

    Course Permits and Thesis Registration Permits will open on Monday, March 18, 2013. Registration begins on Monday, March 25th, if you know you&rsquoll need a permit, please apply early!

    Course descriptions for Fall 2013 are now available on the Honors website.


  • New Partntership between Honors and the Morsani College of Medicine

    To learn more about the new partnership between the Honors College and the Morsani College of Medicine one-year Master''s Program in Medical Sciences, please RSVP for the info session on March 29 through the Honors calendar. General information about the program may be found through the following link.

    Please note: the meeting will be held over in the medical school please allow appropriate transportation time.

    Link: Medical Sciences Masters Program

  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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

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Student Submissions

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant Needed

    The Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology lab is looking for another Honor''s College Undergraduate to assist Doctoral Candidate Damian Menning with his Ph.D. studies.  The ideal candidate would volunteer over the summer to learn everything and complete their project in the Fall/Spring semesters.

    Their project would consist of sorting and identifying invertebrates collected from a spring and nearby estuary.  Field collections are possible if their schedule permits. Commitment would need to be 5+ hours per week.  Research credit and a Thesis are possible.

    For more information contact:

    Damian Menning

    Doctoral Candidate, Teaching Assistant


    Established in 1947 at AMERICAN UNIVERSITY in Washington, D.C., , the Washington Semester Program is an academic experiential learning program that includes 8 credits of academic seminar in one of 11 topic areas, 4 credits of internship, and 3-4 credits of independent research or elective course. The seminar will give you the chance to meet professionals who are knee-deep in the fields you are studying and gain valuable expert insight. At your internship, you''ll get real-world work experience while making connections with leaders in Washington, D.C. Your research project or elective course lets you take your experience one step further and use the valuable resources that AU and Washington, D.C. have to offer. April deadline for Fall 2013 admission. For more information, see Dr. Kleine. 





  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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

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