Know-a-BULL News
Week of 03/20/2012 - Issue # 206

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

RSS Feed Upcoming Events
 3/23/2012 HC Certification Forms Due
 3/27/2012 "Cookies for your Thoughts"
 3/28/2012 "Kinect with the Dean"
 4/11/2012 "Fearless Learning" Part II
 4/25/2012 Fulbright Session with Walter Jackson
 4/27/2012 Spring, Last Day of Classes
 4/28/2012 Spring Finals Week
 5/2/2012 Honors Commencement Ceremony
 5/2/2012 Honors Commencement Ceremony
 5/2/2012 Honors Commencement Ceremony
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Link: Click here for further information

  • Permits and Thesis Permits Now Open

    Permit Requests and Thesis Registration Permit Requests are now open for Summer and Fall 2012. Most students should not need a permit, unless registering for a course that is restricted and has a permit on it, such as Thesis and IDH 4000. For all other courses, please try registering first and only apply for the permit if you receive a Major or College (or permit required) restriction. Permit and Thesis Permit requests are found on the Honors website under ONLINE FORMS. You will know when the permit has been put in as you will receive an email reply from the Permit Request.

    For Undergraduate Research, IDH 4910, please go to the Honors Website and look under Printable Forms. Click on the IDH 4910 contract and print. Fill out the contract, have your mentor sign it and return to Joan Field for Registration (for Summer or for Fall 2012).


  • Fall Course Descriptions

    Course Descriptions for Fall 2012 are now available. Go to the Honors Website and look under: Current Students: Course Descriptions.


  • March PreHealth Events

    Pre-Health Students:

    Check out these great events this month:

    USF Undergraduate Health Council Health Careers Expo, March 21

    Much more info about each event can be found at the Honors College Health Professions blog:

    Link: Honors College Health Professions blog

  • Part Time Office Assistant Position Available

    Approx. 17-20 hours a week, $10-11 hour

    USF College of Medicine, Dept. OB/GYN 

    Location- USF Health South Tampa Center-(near Tampa General Hospital- Davis Island)

    Preferred schedule: 2-3 days per week (DAYTIME hours only NO weekends)

    Job Description: Assisting the Academic Education office within the Department of OB/GYN, Morsani College of Medicine @ USF in office related business. Duties include preparing schedules, evaluations reporting, filing, copying, answering phones, mail delivery/pick-up. Constant use of computer programs such as Word, Outlook, and Excel. Must dress and act professional as you will also be in constant contact with physicians, faculty and staff, students and residents.

    Required Skills: Superior communication and ability to multi-task is essential.  Must have overall knowledge of general office practices and be VERY professional, detail oriented, energetic and dependableExcellent MS Word, Excel, Outlook skills.  Office experience of at least 1 year is required.  Applicant needs to provide at least 1-2 professional/work related references.  Medical background is NOT required.

    (This position requires a commitment including summers flexible unpaid vacation time is available).

    If you are interested please reply to Lauren Shaw at with a current resume, letter of interest along with answers to the following:  


    USF e-mail address / cell phone number

    Anticipated graduation date

  • Special Fall Class particularly good for those interested in Psychology, Social Work or Medicine, but others are invited as well

    Are you interested in attending medical school or becoming a psychologist? Do you want to submit a competitive application to graduate school that includes relevant clinical experience? If interested, consider enrolling in the Fall 2012 Honors College service-learning course that offers select students (course is limited to 12) an opportunity to obtain hands-on clinical experience by working as a volunteer 211 Crisis hotline counselor. Not only is 211 Crisis Hotline experience valued when applying to clinical graduate programs, the skills attained from this course will be indispensable if you eventually work as a health care professional. 211 Crisis hotline counselors assess callers for risk of suicide, sexual trauma, substance abuse, and other crisis events and provide appropriate intervention. Because of the demanding and sensitive nature of this placement, an interview and background check are required by the agency prior to the start of this class. Only students who are accepted to be enrolled will receive training to become nationally certified in sexual trauma, substance abuse, and suicide. The background check and training must be completed before the start of the fall semester. All students will receive ongoing supervision. On average, six to eight hours per week will be spent at the agency working as a suicide hotline counselor. Course topics include an overview of theory and practice, suicide risk factors, assessment of risk, indirect self-destructive behaviors, psychiatric illness, and substance abuse. If interested, please contact Dr. Brown by email at and note in the subject line: 211 Crisis Hotline Honors Course. Lisa M. Brown, Ph.D. Associate Professor

  • Honors Scholarships

    The applications are now available for Honors College Competitive Scholarships for 2012-2013.  Scholarships range from $500 to $2000 a semester, and some do not consider financial need.  Application deadline is April 15th.

    Link: Scholarship Application

  • Graduation Spring

    If you are planning to graduate this semester, please go to the Honors website/current students/graduation and "name your plan to graduate".  After the University's application process is complete, we will send a request for additional information.

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • March Madness in the LLC

    "Cookies for your Thoughts"

    The Honors LLC is looking for your feedback on recent changes made with:

    • Programming

    • Academic resources

    • Marketing

    • Communication

    • RA effectiveness

    If you are interested in sharing your thoughts, we will give you a cookie (or two)! FreshPeople Credit!

    Upcoming Dates: Tues., March 20th from 7-8 pm in POD 6100 and Tues., March 27th from 7-8 pm in POD 2100

    "Kinect with the Dean"

    Come & Kinect with the leaders of the Honors College while challenging them at Xbox and various board games! FreshPeople Credit!

     Wed., March 28th from 5-6 pm in POD 3100




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Student Submissions

  • StandUp Economist

    Economics Scholars Society presents Yoram Bauman, Ph.D.! Comedian, Author, and Economist! This event is free and open to the public Thursday April 5th at 6:30pm in MSC Ballrooms A&B (doors open at 6pm). Q&A, Book Signing, and a Reception will follow. This event is sponsored by USF Student Government, the Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise & Economic Education at USF, and the Charles Koch Foundation.

    Link: Click here for the flyer

  • Live Below the Line USF

    Are you passionate about fighting global poverty? If so, consider living below the global poverty line ($1.50/day) for five days from March 26th-30th! Understand the plight that 1.4 billion people experience every day while raising money for supporting organizations. Are you up for the challenge? To find out more and to sign up, click here:

    Link: Live Below the Line USF

  • Research Assistants Needed for Psychology Lab

    The Substance Use, Emotion and Personality Lab is looking for new research assistants. We are looking for intelligent, driven, independent, and responsible psychology students eager to engage in research. Our lab is currently working on studies examining constructs of emotion in both the college and substance use populations. We require a 3.5 overall GPA, and a 3.7 psychology GPA. Additionally, students must have taken Research Methods and received an A. We ask for a year commitment with 8 hours a week of participation. Research assistants will be expected to run participants, enter data, double code, and prepare materials. This is a great opportunity for students who want to gain experience for graduate school. If you are interested please email Alejandra Arango at

    Link: Lab Website

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