Honors Bulls Abroad: International Photography ExhibitionWho: All USF Tampa Honors students that have participated in an international experience between August 2014-August 2015.
What: Contestants can submit up to 3 of their favorite pictures taken internationally.
All entries must include:
City, Country (where the picture was taken)
Type/name of trip (ex. USF in Florence Study Abroad, USF Honors College Costa Rica Volunteer Trip, DAAD Research Internship)
Please keeping editing to a minimum. Email a high resolution digital copy to Indira Ranaweera at firstname.lastname@example.org the subject line "Honors Bulls Abroad" and the required information included in the email. Honors College students will vote to choose the finalists, and a panel of professional photographers will decide the winners. Winning photographs will be displayed in a public exhibition. The top 3 winners will receive a scholarship prize! The picture and statement should be submitted to Indira Ranaweera at email@example.com by August 1, 2015. It is strongly encouraged that pictures are submitted as soon as possible after the completion of the program. Please note that photos submitted to the Honors photo contest may not be used for other photo competitions.
New! - Paid Tutoring Position
The Jenkins Scholarship Program is looking for a tutor for the Spring 2015 semester in the following course:
Finite Mathematics (MGF 1106)
Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, have taken this course at USF, and have received at least an A- in the course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided and clicking on the "Apply to be a paid tutor" link. Please contact Brenae Hillard (Jenkins GA) firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have.
New! - Volunteer for the Chinese Cultural Festival
The event will take place on Monday April 6th during USF week.
The volunteers would be helping with either set-up/tear down/ or managing booths during the event.
-For volunteers the time of arrival would be 8am until 11pm. For those managing booths it would be from 11pm-3pm. Finally for those tearing down it would be from 3pm-5pm. Food will be provided for all volunteers and volunteers would be allowed help in more than one aspect.
This is a great and fun way to get volunteer hours and help fellow Honors College students!
Attend the Honors College Spring Concert! The Honors College Orchestra, Jazz Band and Chorus will be performing next Wednesday, April 1st, in the School of Music Concert Hall at 7:30 PM.
USF Chinese Cultural Festival
Dr. Bishop's Geographical Perspectives on China class will be hosting the Sixth Annual Chinese Festival on April 6th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center Oval Theater. The festival will provide an opportunity for students to engage with contemporary Chinese culture. The festival will be full of interesting activities such as a dragon dance, a variety of Chinese performances and musicians, a fashion show, traditional games, Chinese calligraphy, henna tattoos, a Ping-Pong tournament, interactive booths covering topics like the Chinese Zodiac, and much more. Food catered from Fushia Asian Bistro and Kaleisia Tea Lounge will be served free of charge. Come out to support your fellow honors students! If you are seeking any volunteering opportunities please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be a FreshPeople 5 event.
Permits and Course Descriptions
Permits and Thesis Permits for Summer and Fall 15 registration are now open and registration has begun. It is better to apply early if you think you may need a permit for a class than to apply during registration -- if you wait you may miss out on being able to register for the class you want.
ALL Thesis Requests require a permit. For first semester thesis, please see your Honors Advisor and have them check the approval box for Thesis I approval.
Course Descriptions for Summer and Fall are in the process of being added. Most are already up and ready for you to see, and the others will be added as we receive them.
Honors College Graduation Certification Form now available
The Honors College Graduation Certification Form is now available and ready to be filled out by those students graduating in Spring 2015! Please fill out the form by going to honors.usf.edu/graduation_certification_verification.html. The form must be filled out by all Honors College graduates, regardless of their plans on attending the Honors Commencement Ceremony. If you cannot access the form and you are graduating, please contact Kelly Brabant at email@example.com as soon as possible.
Shelby, an Honors College junior majoring in international business and international studies, has received the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Intermediate level Japanese in Hikone at the University of Shiga Prefecture for eight weeks this summer. The Critical Language Scholarship award is fully funded by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
To learn more about CLS, please visit: http://www.clscholarship.org/
Fulbright Grants for Teaching, Study or Research Abroad -- Information Sessions
Juniors (rising seniors) and graduating seniors - consider applying this application cycle for a Fulbright Post-Graduate Research/Study Grant or English Teaching Assistantship (ETA). Click here for a list of countries and opportunities: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/types-of-grants. You must be a US citizen to apply. Some countries have a language requirement and/or other eligibility requirements. USF students have researched or taught English overseas through the Fulbright program in countries like the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Mexico, Malaysia, Serbia and Barbados.
On Wednesday, April1 and Monday, April 6, Ms. Lauren Chambers (the USF Fulbright Program advisor) will be holding information sessions for students interested in the Fulbright US Student program and planning to apply for a Fulbright Research/Study Grant or ETA. You can sign up for one of two dates (held in ALN 252) through the Upcoming Events Calendar on the ONS website: http://ons.usf.edu.
If you are interested in applying make an appointment to meet with Ms. Chambers as soon as you can through eScheduler: http://usfweb3.usf.edu/appointments/StudentSignon.asp. Choose Office of National Scholarships as the Advising Area and Fulbright as the sub-area. She can help you assess your competitiveness. Do not count yourself out!
If you are not applying this year, come by to talk about your future application and the preparations you can begin making now.
Marcos Gonzalez, an Honors College junior and Provost's Scholar majoring in Accounting, has received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At Asociación Internacional de Estudios (AIE) of Buenos Aires, he will take courses in politics, history and literature of Latin America that are taught entirely in Spanish. Marcos's goal through this study abroad program is to work alongside the economics department at USF as well as gain valuable firsthand experience through the program and use these resources as a catalyst for raising awareness of issues plaguing developing countries.
To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship, please visit: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program
Interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the United Kingdom?
Juniors (rising seniors) - if you have a high GPA (>3.8), and are an ambitious and accomplished student who has big plans for the future (potentially including a PhD or master’s degree in the United Kingdom), then this invitation may be for you!
We are particularly interested in students who are graduating in December 2015, May 2016 or August 2016.
Funding sources for graduate school in the United Kingdom include national scholarships like the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Frost or Gates Cambridge.
If you are interested in these opportunities, please send Ms. Chambers an email at firstname.lastname@example.org along with a one-page resume and unofficial transcript or make an appointment with the Office of National Scholarships through eScheduler.
Most of these (but not all!) are for US citizens. If you are an international student, we have opportunities for you as well. Those opportunities can be found on the front page of our website http://ons.usf.edu.
Michael, an Honors College senior double majoring in Physics and Mathematics, has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar for 2015. He is the first USF recipient of this scholarship and one of 40 selected from the US. This global scholarship, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provides funding for graduate work at Cambridge University for intellectually outstanding students who have a capacity for leadership and a commitment to improving the lives of others.
At Cambridge Michael will study for an MPhil in Astronomy and he intends to earn a PhD in Astrophysics and become a professor of physics destined for a career of research, instruction, and outreach.
You can learn more about the Gates Cambridge Scholarship here: http://www.gatescambridge.org/
Congratulations to Honors College Junior Evan Little! Evan has received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Uppsala, Sweden. At Uppsala University, he will be able to continue his research in alternative energy in an environment of individual learning and self-discovery.
The USF deadline to apply for a summer or fall study abroad program for Gilman funding is January 13, 2015. For more information regarding the Gilman Scholarship, please visit: http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program
If you successfully completed Organic Chemistry 1 with an A and are interested in receiving volunteer hours contact email@example.com for an opportunity to tutor fellow Honors students.
DEVELOPING YOUR BRAND WITH CAREER SERVICES
If you're struggling with ways to make yourself stand out amongst a crowd, Career Services will stop by to help you develop a brand that is uniquely you. Snacks and refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!
Come join Dean Adams, along with our NEW Assistant Deans Dr. Shawn Bingham and Dr. Linda Lucas for lunch! This is a great opportunity to meet and interact with your Deans in a relaxed environment. Please RSVP!
Lunch with the Deans is the fourth Wednesday of every month at 11:30 in Juniper Dining.
USF's Student Dance Production Board presents the second annual 5K Tutu Run! Contribute to the Michelle Vargas Scholarship Fund and advocate for the arts by signing up and bringing friends to the event. Participants are encouraged to wear tutus while they run, walk, or jog the course. Don't have a tutu? No worries! We will have a build your own tutu station and a rent-a-tutu station set up before the run starts. Register today at usfstudentdance.weebly.com/tutu-run .
TOBACCO RESEARCH & INTERVENTION PROGRAM (TRIP)
MOFFITT CANCER CENTER
THOMAS BRANDON, PH.D.
DAVID DROBES, PH.D.
-Excellent opportunity for students wanting research experience before applying to graduate school.
-Help conduct research on substance abuse, with an emphasis on tobacco dependence.
-Minimum requirements: 3.5 cumulative GPA, available to work at least 10 hours/week with a one year commitment, starting this July.
If interested, please email Idan Ariel (firstname.lastname@example.org) and answer the following questions:
-What is your availability? Please provide all the days [weekdays] and blocks of time that you are available (e.g., M: 9:00 - 3:00 T: 11:00 - 2:00 etc.) during the Fall 2014 semester.
-What year are you in school and what semester/year do you anticipate graduating?
-What are your plans after graduation (e.g., work, graduate school)?
-What is your cumulative GPA, your current GPA, and your psychology GPA (if relevant)? Please be specific, as these will be confirmed.
-Please list any past research experience
-Please list any computer programs you are proficient with (e.g. Excel, SPSS, SAS, E-prime etc.)
-Attach CV/resume to your email (optional).
Spotlighting an Honors Students Podcast
Please support a fellow Honors student''s podcast:
Advocates at USF is the student chapter for a non-profit national organization that collects excess medical supplies and donates them to international hospitals in need in developing countries like Jamaica, Kenya, Honduras, etc. Our student organization is looking for volunteers for April and this upcoming summer! Join us for our meeting on Wednesday, April 1st, 6:30 pm, MSC 2701. We''ll have guest speakers, volunteering opportunities, and pizza!
Need to Practice a Speech Become a Better Speaker at Toastmasters
Learn to be a champion of public speaking at Toastmasters at USF. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to come in and present a speech for free. Guests will receive special evaluations tailored to help improve their speeches. Meetings are on Thursdays from 5:45-6:45pm in MSC 3713. Everyone is welcome! Visit our FB page at www.facebook.com/ToastmastersUSF for more information or contact Kamari Ross at email@example.com or 904-859-0676.
GTE Financial, a not-for-profit credit union in the Tampa Bay area will be awarding scholarships of $2,500 to continuing full-time college students pursuing an undergraduate degree. Some of the requirements include 3.0 GPA or higher, outstanding academic achievement, leadership abilities, a dedication to community service, and being a member of GTE Financial. This scholarship also requires a 1,000 word essay. Applications will be accepted until June 3rd. You can apply online at www.gtefinancial.org/scholarships. Feel free to reach out to former USF Bull Shannon Wilde at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
The Intercultural Student Leadership Conference (ISLC) is designed to strengthen the engagement and retention of underrepresented students at the University of South Florida by providing inspiration, co-curricular connections, and campus resources to support your path to success.  It is open to all students at USF.
The conference will be held Saturday, April 18th, 2015 from 9am to 5pm in the Marshall Student Center.
On the evening of April 10th, the students of the Arts and Humanities class "Comic Books as Art" will be hosting an event called CausePlay: the Great Superhero Equality Reboot. The class has been talking a great deal this semester about superheroes and their costumes, specifically the ways in which many female heroes are shown wearing costumes very different from their male counterparts, namely those that show a lot of skin, have nonfunctional armor, and over-sexualize. Well, your honors classmates want to do something about this! The students will be presenting a lecture on the status of female superhero costumes in popular American comic books, the problems related to those costumes, and will be cosplaying in rebooted versions of those superheroes' costumes. There will be a one hour meet and greet at the start of the event to allow attendees to see the costumes up close, followed by the lecture on the heroes chosen and the costumes rebooted. And finally, the event will close with a viewing of the first episode of the new Netflix original series DAREDEVIL! This event is open to the entire honors community. Students interested in cosplaying in their own like-minded costumes are invited too. This event will also be a Fresh 5 and Honors LLC event, and refreshments will be provided.
Pi Sigma Alpha Application now available
Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honors Society, is now accepting applications! Please click here for more information or contact Masiel Pelegrino-Sarduy at email@example.com for any specific questions.
The Camp Boggy Creek Chapter at USF is in affiliation with the non-profit pediatric camp. This club focuses on volunteering and fund-raising for children with chronic & life threatening illness by participating in weekend retreats to Camp Boggy Creek! This semester, we will be doing pediatric-oriented volunteering with CBC, Shriner's Hospital, Hope Lodge, Ronald McDonald House, and Relay for Life. For more information about how to get involved, email President Tabitha Michaud at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to mark your calendars with our general body meeting dates! Meetings: 2/5, 2/19, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16 See you guys there!
Want to improve your communication skills? Learn to be a champion of public speaking at Toastmasters at USF. Meetings are on Thursdays from 5:45-7:15pm in MSC 3713. Everyone is welcome! Visit our FB page at www.facebook.com/ToastmastersUSF for more information or contact Kamari Ross at email@example.com or 904-859-0676.
Humanities Institute Spring Events
Check out the Humanities Institute Spring Events calendar! All events will count as FreshPeople 5 credit if you attend them. Further descriptions of the event can be found on the Honors College calendar.
If you would like to be included in future editions of "Know-a-BULL News", articles may be submitted for consideration to the Dean through the submission form. Submissions should be brief and well written. Links should be JPG images or PDFs.