Know-a-BULL News
Week of 03/27/2012 - Issue # 207

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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 3/28/2012 "Kinect with the Dean"
 3/29/2012 Windows 8 App Lab
 4/11/2012 "Fearless Learning" Part II
 4/12/2012 Windows Phone Hack-A-Thon and Student Promotion
 4/15/2012 HCSC Luau Spring Picnic!
 4/18/2012 Honors Table at Bull Market
 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
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Link: Click here for further information

  • National Public Health Week at the College of Public Health COPH

    Friday, March 30th 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Open House and Laboratory Tours COPH Lobby.

    Students can learn about the COPH academic programs, public health careers and tour occupational health and safety research labs.  If they are interested in this event, it would be helpful if they can please email me at  ekent@health.usf,edu


  • Thesis Presentation Day

    To all Honors College Students:

     Thesis is the cornerstone of the Honors College experience. Recognizing its importance for our academic community, we have established Thesis Day, when some of our students are given the opportunity to present their theses in a public forum .  We request that all students currently enrolled in Thesis I plan to attend for at least one of the 1 1/2-hour long sessions. We will also assign each attending freshman a Freshpeople 5 credit for each session.

     This semester, Thesis Day will be Friday, April 27, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m, in the Honors College classrooms. Oral presentations will  last  15-20 minutes. PowerPoint, judiciously used, is acceptable.  A 10-15 minute discussion will follow.  Poster presenters will be with their posters for one 1 ½ hour session.   


  • National Public Health Week Get Involved

    This is a great chance to learn more about the amazing career opportunities in public health, meet leaders in the field, and give back to the community - not to mention put that public health minor to work.  Check out all the events hosted by USF College of Public Health for National Public Health Week

    Link: NPHW Flyer

  • 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.


  • 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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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Tylenol Scholarship for Medical and related interests

    It is time to apply for the Tylenol Scholarship for people studying medicine and related areas.   The Tylenol scholarship provides funding to those who have committed to a career of caring.  They will award 40 students up to $10,000.  The USF deadline to apply is Tuesday May 1st. See Mr. Sam Waldron for more information.

    Link: Tylenol Scholarship

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 Councils Luau Spring Picnic!

    Aloha oukou! Don't be stuck indoors! Breathe the fresh “tropical” air with the Honor's Council's Luau-Themed Spring Picnic! Sunday, April 15th, 11-2 pm at the USF Riverfront Park off of Fletcher.


    Enjoy an afternoon of field day games, a “Student vs. Staff” Kickball Tournament, free canoeing, tropical smoothies and most importantly hot dogs and hamburgers grilled with a Hawaiian twist by Dean Silverman! 

    This will be the Dean’s 50th Picnic, so don’t miss out!

    See you there!


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  • HRE Last Lecture Series

    Housing and Residential Education Presents:

    My Career in Ruins: Confessions of an Archaeologist

    Presenter: Dr. Christian Wells

    April 5, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    MSC Oval Theatre

  • 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

  • Bridging the Gap in Healthcare

    Health Disparities: gaps in the quality of health and health care across racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and socioeconomic groups.

    This workshop is an opportunity to learn more about health disparities affecting the GLBT community. With a panel of public health representatives hosting a Q&A session, this is a great opportunity for those interested in healthcare to become informed!! This Wednesday at 6pm in JPH 1317



  • Microbiology Club Officer Positions

    Are you interested in Microbiology? Looking for a leadership opportunity? Then apply to be an officer for the Microbiology Club! The Microbiology Club is looking for student leaders for the 2012-2013 school year! As an officer, you will gain leadership experience, plan meetings and have opportunities to directly engage with leaders in the field of microbiology. No prior leadership is required and students from any major can apply! Positions available are: Secretary, Treasurer and Social Chair. For an application or for more information contact Danielle at The deadline for application submission is April 2nd!

  • Leadership Experience

    Interested in making a lasting impact on your community and the world?  Want to gain invaluable leadership experience?

    Join the Timmy Global Health team as an officer!  For more information contact Amber Schmidt at

    We look forward to working with you to expand access to healthcare locally and globally.

  • Volunteer with UN USF Global Classrooms

    United Nations USF, one of USF''s newest organizations, has its signature event coming up! Global Classrooms, sponsored by the UNA Tampa Bay chapter, will be hosted in the Marshall Center on Tuesday, April 3rd. Nearly one thousand middle and high school students will be attending to participate in this large-scale Model UN. If you have an interest in the United Nations or global affairs, student volunteers are needed to help lead the event. Global Classrooms will take place from 9:00am to 5:30pm on April 3rd, and there will be a volunteer training from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (includes dinner!) on Monday, April 2nd. If you are interested in getting involved with this community service opportunity, please contact

  • Join The Debate Society at USF

    Do you like to argue? Are you interested in enhancing your public speaking skills? Maybe you did speech and debate in high school? Even if you just have an interest in philosophy and political current events, you should take part in The Debate Society at USF! Each week, a group of argumentative students meet to discuss important issues, hone our speaking abilities and practice for national competitions.  We are looking for active members with an interest in debate no experience necessary! For more information about The Debate Society and our meetings, please contact Ryan at

  • LLC Thesis Survey

    Hello fellow Honors College students, 

    if you could please take a short period of time out of your day to fill out this survey about a proposed new living learning community on campus I would really appreciate it! It''s for my thesis!

    Thank you!

  • 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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