Know-a-BULL News
Week of 04/15/2014 - Issue # 310

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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 4/16/2014 National Poetry Month at USF: April 2014
 4/17/2014 Honors College Spring Concert
 4/21/2014 Bruce Bradley Talk
 4/22/2014 Honors Improv Showcase
 4/25/2014 National Poetry Month at USF: April 2014
 4/28/2014 Cupcakes and catch-up
 5/1/2014 Honors College Commencement Ceremony
 5/1/2014 Honors College Commencement Ceremony
 5/1/2014 Honors College Commencement Ceremony
 6/10/2014 Freshmen Orientation
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Did you know that the Honors College has had an Orchestra, Jazz Band and Chorus for more than 20 years and that the participants are all non music majors?  You'll want to attend the spring concert in the School of Music's main recital hall at 7PM on Thursday, April 17.  Freshpeople 5 event, of course.

    Congratulations to Linda Lucas and the entire Office of National Scholarships for winning the 2013-2014 USF Diversity Award!  This is a well deserved honor for ONS and we are proud of their efforts. 


  • Permits for Summer and Fall courses

    Permits and Thesis Permits are open. 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.

    To apply for a permit, go to the Honors website, click on Honors College Forms: Online Forms: Permit form (or below that is the Thesis Permit form).

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

    Also, course descriptions for Fall 14 are now available on our website. You'll find them on the Honors website: Current Students: Course Descriptions: Fall 2014.


  • Summer Internship at Moffitt Cancer Center

    Are you interested in the applications of economics in health decision making? Consider an internship with Moffitt's health economist, Dr. Benjamin Craig. Dr. Craig's lab conducts online and clinic surveys to understand the value of cancer interventions. It should be noted that this lab is not a wet-lab. Full-time, undergraduate students can earn credit hours over the summer for this internship. A minimum commitment of 15 hours per week is required. 

    For more information about Craig Lab, please visit our website at:

    If you are interested in applying, please submit your resume and one paragraph detailing your future career goals to Michelle Owens at by Sunday, April 20, 2014. We will begin to review resumes on April 21st and schedule interviews starting May 5th, the Monday following finals.

  • Changes in Foreign Language Labs

    Starting this summer all lower-level language labs (1120L/1121L) will be discontinued in order to be in line with common practice among most state universities. The reduction of the beginning language sequence from 10 to 8 credit hours will not effect the requirement of two semesters. The changes will be adjusted in degree works and other student systems. Students who have taken 1120 with lab can now continue to take 1121 without the lab.

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Congratulations to Jessica Goodman

    Jessica, an Honors College senior has been awarded one of 10 Frost Scholarships to study at the University of Oxford. 

    This is the first year for this scholarship which funds current students of the State University System of Florida for one-year, full-time Master's courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Jessica has been accepted to study for the M.Sc. in Archaeological Science. She will live in St. Hugh's College. 

    You can learn more about the Frost Scholarship at the link below.

    Link: Frost Scholarship Link

  • New! - Congratulations to Trang Luong

    Trang has been named as the New Face of Engineering - College Edition 2014 by Discover E. The College Edition recognizes the best and brightest engineering students whose academic successes and experiences have positioned them to make an impact. 

    Trang is one of only 15 third, fourth or fifth year undergraduate engineering students in the United States to receive this scholarship. 

    She is featured on the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) website,

    Link: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) website

  • Congratulations to Steffanie Munguia

    Steffanie, an Honors College sophmore, has received a Hollings Scholarship. The Hollings Scholarship Program provides undergraduate students with up to $8,000 per year for two years for academic assistance and a 10-week, full-time paid internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility.

    For more information regarding Hollings, please visit:

    Link: httpwwwoesdnoaagovscholarshipshollingshtmlpagetimeline

  • Congratulations to Sarah Seabrook

    Sarah, an Honors College junior, received a Udall Scholarship. This is her third national scholarship as she received the Gilman Scholarship and Hollings Scholarship in 2012.

    The award is given for a commitment to the environment and awardees receive a $5,000 scholarship to support research related to the environment. Sarah also becomes a member of a national, professional network of scientists, activists, educators, lawyers and others working on environmental issues.

    For more information regarding the Udall Scholarship, please visit:

    Link: httpwwwudallgovourprogramsmkuscholarshipmkuscholarshipaspx

  • Confucius Institute Scholarship

    The Confucius Institute (CI) Scholarship program offers financial support for students and scholars to spend up to one year in China. The scholarship is open to students majoring in Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese Philosophy.

    The CI Scholarship is provided by China's Office of Chinese Language Council International or Hanban through the USF Confucius Institute. The scholarship provides a full tuition waiver, room and board, and a stipend for one semester or one academic year at our partner Qingdao University or another university in China. The online application for CI Scholarship is now available at, which has more information about selection requirements and scholarship benefits. The deadline is Monday, April 21, 2014.

    More information about the CI Scholarship and other scholarship/grant opportunities through the USF Confucius Institute are available at



  • Congratulations to Michael Calzadilla, Fiona Kearns, and Kaitlin Deutsch!

    Michael, Fiona and Kaitlin are recipients of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship for undergraduate research. For more information about the Goldwater Scholarship please visit:


  • The Washington Center

    The Washington Center is accepting applications for Fall 2014. The deadlines are provided below. Students that apply prior to the priority deadline have a greater choice in internship placements and better chances in receiving a TWC scholarship that they may apply for.

    The Washington Center Fall  2014 Semester Deadlines:

    Fall 2014 Priority Deadline: May 7

    Fall 2014 Regular Deadline: June 11

    For more information, visit:

  • Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program

    The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Fall 2014 semester includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Fall 2014 semester.

    In addition to these qualifications, students must also be legal United States residents, meaning that students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible. 

    Students may apply for the scholarship through the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Website. Applications will be accepted until 2:59:59 p.m. CT on August 1, 2014. All questions regarding the scholarship may be directed to


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! - Honors LLC Improv Showcase


    The USF Honors College LLC, in collaboration with Camp Boggy Creek Chapter at USF, is presenting the Improvisation Showcase on TUESDAY APRIL 22nd at 4:15 in JPH Room 1317! All semester, the students have been perfecting the art of improvisation, and in a Whose-Line-Is-It-Anyway style performance, will demonstrate their skills of quick-thinking and humorous on-the-spot scenes, all with the help of audience participation! 

    Lemonade and snacks will be available at the event, with all proceeds and donations going to Camp Boggy Creek Chapter at USF! Camp Boggy Creek is a non-profit pediatric camp that provides safe weekend retreats for children with life threatening and chronic illnesses! This will be a Fresh-People-Five Event, so come on out and support your fellow Honors Students and CBC at USF!


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Student Submissions

  • Free Jasons Deli at Advocates at USF Event

    Attention fellow USF students, Advocates at USF will be hosting our end of semester event Wednesday April 16th in room 2709 in the Marshall Student Center from 12:30-2:30pm. Advocates at USF is one student chapter of Advocates for World Health, a not-for-profit organization that recovers surplus medical products and distributes them to relief agencies working in developing nations. Stop by and grab some lunch, learn about how to get involved with our student and parent chapter and meet one of the founders of Advocates for World Health!

  • Great Chinese Courses for the Fall

    1.) CHT3520/ Chinese Film

    TR 3:30-4:45

    In recent years, Chinese films have won numerous awards in international film festivals. Who are the major directors, actors, and producers? What are some of the recurrent themes discussed in these films? This survey course explores cinema of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, including films by Ang Lee (the director of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain, and Life of Pi), Zhang Yimou (Hero, Raise and Red Lantern), Wong Kar-Wai (The Grandmaster, In the Mood for Love), and John Woo (The Killer, A Better Tomorrow). Focusing on both formal aspects and cultural contents, we will explore topics such as transnational imaginations, the aestheticization of violence, and the visualization of sexualities No knowledge of the Chinese language is required. All required films carry English subtitles, and all reading is done in English.

    2.) CHT3124/ Modern Chinese Literature in Translation TR 11:00 -12:15

    This survey class explores highlights of the Chinese literary tradition in the modern period from 1911 to the present day. We will explore influential works and literary movements that have shaped modern Chinese culture and thoughts. Primary texts include Nobel literature laureate Gao Xingjian's One Man's Bible, Taiwanese colonial writer Wu Zhuoliu's Orphan of Asia, and May Fourth intellectuals' short stories and novels. Through close reading of the selected works, we will also study literature in relation to broader sociocultural movements such as Japanese colonialism in Taiwan, the Cultural Revolution, and the postwar nativist and root seeking movements. No prior knowledge of Chinese language is required. 

    Contact Mei- Hsuan Chiang for more information at


  • 7 Year BSMD Program Announcement

    Attention BS/MD second year students: As you near the end of your second year in the BS/MD program, we have important information to share with you. Please check your USF email for important message from your advisors, Mr. Mejias ( and Ms. Twachtman (

  • Want to make a difference on our campus

    Do you want to make a difference? Are you interested in... Helping to meet the needs of students at high-risk for suicide? Building your resume while assisting in campus-wide efforts to prevent suicide? We are looking for motivated student body leaders to participate on a Student Advisory Board for a campus-wide suicide prevention project. Please Contact for more information on this unique opportunity!

  • Stronger Than I Knew Project

    The Stronger Than I Knew Project invites USF students to make a short video telling their story of how they successfully faced and overcame a personal challenge. The purpose of this project is to celebrate resilience and promote hope, particularly for students who may be in the midst of similar challenges.

    The trailer video and full list of guidelines for creating a video can be seen here:


    Link: Stronger Than I Knew Project Flyer

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