Know-a-BULL News
Week of 04/17/2012 - Issue # 210

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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 4/18/2012 Honors Table at Bull Market
 4/18/2012 End of the Year Pajama Jam and Dessert Bar
 4/21/2012 USF Make A Wish Concert
 4/25/2012 USF Fulbright Day - Student Workshop
 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
 5/14/2012 Summer A&C: First Day
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Link: Click here for further information

  • Med School Personal Statement Workshop with Dr Marshall

    Applying to medical school this year?  A strong personal statement is an essential part of a competitive application.  In this workshop Dr. William Marshall, faculty member at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and adjunct faculty at the Honors College, will explain how committees view personal statements and how to craft a statement that conveys your best attributes as an applicant.

    Thursday, April 19 from 6:30 - 7:30pm in JPH 1319

  • Thesis Presentation Day Schedule

    All Honors faculty and students are invited to join us for Thesis Day, April 27, 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM, here in ALN. Please check the program for topics or presenters about which /whom you may be curious.  Thesis Day is always the highlight of the semester - make sure to stop by and attend a couple of sessions. The presenters will appreciate your interest and support.


    Link: Thesis Day Schedule

  • National Poetry Month

    APRIL is National Poetry Month at USF! Ever wondered what President Judy Genshaft's favorite poem is? Or Coach Skip Holtz? Or Provost Ralph Wilcox? Or your colleague down the hall? Now is your chance to find out, as the Humanities Institute launches Poetry Matters at USF! -- part of our annual celebration of National Poetry Month (April).

    Starting April 2 with the selection of President Genshaft , we present a daily array of poems, chosen by USF people, each with an explanation of why the poem matters to them. Visit daily at:  or "Like" the Humanities Institute Facebook page for updates.

    While you are on USF's NPM Website, check out the exciting array of readings and activities that mark April as special. You can find the complete NPM schedule, author biographies, and more. 

    This year events are possible thanks to a grant from the Florida Humanities Council and generous support from the Florida Book Awards, the USF Office of Sustainability, the Department of English, and the Botanical Gardens.

    Come find out why April is the coolest month!

    Link: Poetry Month Flyer

  • 2nd Annual Photo Contest

    The Honors College is holding our 2nd Annual Photo Contest!  Submit your photos April 10th through April 20th.  Winners will be announced on April 30th and winning submissions will be hung in the Honors College offices.  Categories include: Portraits, Landscapes, and USF Spirit.  There will be a winner from each category, a "Fan Favorite" as voted on via Facebook, and one overall winner from all submissions.  Only Honors College students are able to submit photos, and students can submit one photo per category  for a total of three photos.

    Please submit your photos via email to Mrs. Lanier at

  • 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.


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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • USF Fulbright Day April 25 Student Workshop

    Wednesday, April 25 is USF Fulbright Day! If you are interested in research, teaching or postgraduate studying abroad, the Fulbright Progam might be for you!

    A student workshop will be held on April 25 at 3pm in the Preview Admissions Room (ALN 185). The workshop will featured speaker will be Walter Jackson, US Student Program Manager at Fulbright. The session will also include a student panel of former student Fulbright recipients.

    Sign up for the session here:

    Questions? Email Ms. Schumacher at


  • Shaza Hussein - USF's First Udall Scholarship Recipient

    Shaza, an Honors College junior majoring in Environmental Science and Policy, was awarded the Udall Scholarship to support her research related to the environment. She was one of 80 students selected to receive the $5,000 scholarship.

    The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation is one of five federal foundations established by Congress established to increase the awareness of, the importance of, and promote the benefit and enjoyment of, the nation's natural resources as well as other goals.

    For more information, please visit:

    Questions? Email Dr. Linda Lucas at


  • Ryan Salazar - Fulbright Postgraduate Study Grant Recipient

    Congratulations to Ryan Salazar!

    Ryan, an Honors College senior majoring in Music Education has received a Fulbright Postgraduate Study Grant to the United Kingdom. Ryan is one of only 35 students who have received grants to the UK to pursue his graduate degree in Education at the Institute for Education -University of London.

    The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

    For more information, please visit:

    Questions? Email Ms. Schumacher at


  • Michael Esteban Receives Hollings Scholarship

    Congratulations to Michael Esteban!

    Michael, an Honors College sophomore majoring in Civil Engineering received the NOAA Ernest F. Hollings scholarship. The Hollings Scholarship Program provides undergraduate students with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year and a 10-week, full-time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility.

    For more information about Hollings, please visit:

    Questions? Email Dr. Linda Lucas at


  • Christie Campla Receives Goldwater Scholarship

    Congratulations to Christie Campla!

    Christie, an Honors College junior majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Microbiology was awarded the Goldwater scholarship for excellence in research and scholarship. The one year scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maximum of $7,5000 per year.

    For more information about the Goldwater scholarship, please visit:

    Questions? Please email Dr. Lucas at



  • Department of Energy Information Session April 18

    Please join your Student Energy Ambassador for the Department of Energy (DOE) on April 18th from 2:30-4:00PM in ALN 185 (old ADM) for an Information Session.

    Ines Triay, the former assistant secretary for Environmental Management for DOE, will be speaking about the organization and how students can find work within DOE. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about government work and how to apply for federal jobs. Light refreshments will be served. A short Q & A will follow her talk.

    If you have any questions about this event or about the Student Energy Ambassador program, please email Stephanie Martell at If you would like to be added to the contact list to receive information about specific job or internship opportunities, please e-mail Stephanie with you contact info, major, and graduation date.


  • Graduate Fellowship for Conflict/Peace Studies Deadline July 1

    The Rotary Peace Fellowship provides academic and practical training to prepare scholars for leadership roles in solving conflicts around the world. Fellows earn a masters-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Sweden, Japan, the United States and Thailand.

    The 2013 Academic term deadline is 1 July 2012. Applications are available at: All Rotary Peace Fellowship applications need the endorsement of your local Rotary district. You can find your nearest local Rotary Club by using the Club Locator tool on the Rotary International web site at Please email with questions.


  • Sayeef Mirza Critical Language Scholarship Recipient

    Congratulations to Sayeef Mirza!  Sayeef, an Honors College senior majoring in Biomedical Sciences, was awarded the Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Salalah, Oman for 10 weeks this summer.

    The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences. A program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the CLS Program offers intensive language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages.

    For more information, please visit: Questions? Email Ms. Schumacher at


  • Fulbright Information Session with Walter Jackson April 25

    The Fulbright Program is a Merit Scholarship to fund postgraduate studies, english teaching or field work abroad.

    On Wednesday, April 25 at 3pm, Walter Jackson (Student Program Manager from Fulbright) will be giving a presentation about the Fulbright program. The event will be held in ALN 185 -Admissions Preview Room.

    Sign up for the session through the ONS website Click on Upcoming Events on the right hand side of the page.

    Find out more about Fulbright here:


  • 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 Council Brain Bowl Knowledge Tournament

    Are you intelligent?? Are you competitive?? Are you a proud USF Honors student?? 

    If so, then what are you waiting for?! make your team and compete in the ultimate battle-of-the-brains against your fellow Honors peers at the Honors Council Brain Bowl Knowledge Tournament! Everything from Intro Chem to Disney and USF Trivia will test your team's collective brainpower! The winning teams will be eligible for incredible prizes!

    Brain Bowl is Tuesday, April 17th, 6-8 pm in JPH 1319. Teams are to consist of 3-5 Honors students. Registration is free, and while teams can sign-up the day of the Tournament, it is recommended to be registered no later than Fri. April 13th at 8 pm to receive team preparation materials.


    Be sure to form your teams quickly! To sign-up your team, e-mail the names of everyone on your team to Kelsey Shook:

    See you there and may the odds be ever in your favor! 

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  • Another Year Down

    HLLC End of the Year Pajama Jam and Dessert Bar

    Wednesday, April 18th from 9-10 pm
    JPH 1317

    As finals are approaching, it''s time to wind down after all the studying! Come dressed in your pajamas and enjoy some delicious treats at the LLC dessert bar!

    Prizes will be available to the residents with the best pajamas in the following categories: (2) Most Creative and (1) Celeb Look-A-Like (incorporate pajamas and the style of a celebrity)
    * Please keep pajamas presentable and appropriate


    No More Advising in the LLC for the Remainder of Spring 12:

    Due to low student traffic, the last week of classes/finals and summer break there will be NO walk-ins or appointments for Advising in JPH 1309 until August 27, 2012.

    If you need to see an advisor, please go to ALN 241 for assistance.

  • HLLC Spring Semester Survey

    Honors LLC Residents,

    As the semester comes to an end, you're up to the wee hours writing final papers and day dreaming about some fun in the sun. However, please take a moment to fill out the Honors LLC End of Semester Survey!

    Your feedback is extremely important in helping us provide you with the best experience possible and suggestions to help make new programs as well as learning the best means to provide resources to you!

    The POD(s) with 100% survey responses will win a pizza party to close out the semester!

    Thank you for your time and good luck with finals!

    Survey link:

     (Please submit your survey by Wednesday, April 18 by 11:59 pm)


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Student Submissions

  • Leadership Positions Available

    The Women In Need Foundation is currently looking for officers to fill our board of directors! Please visit for an application and a constitution which describes positions.
    Positions available will include Director of Advertising, Director of Member Education, and Director of Charitable Events and Fundraising. Our organization raises funds for women in domestic violence shelters and raises awareness in the Tampa community.
    Please email completed applications to to set up an interview.

    Link: WIN Foundation website

  • Fiesta at the USF Botanical Gardens

    Enjoy Mexican cuisine while wandering the beautiful Botanical Gardens at USF and mingling with a diverse group of students. April 20 at 2PM. Sponsored by the USF Botanical Gardens Club.


  • USF MakeAWish Concert

    Come to the USF Make-A-Wish Concert this Saturday, April 21st! The Make-A-Wish concert is a live charity event featuring five up and coming local music acts, including ANEW and Variance, the winners and runners-up of the USF Battle of the Bands contest. Co-hosted by the USF Wishmakers Club and Honors senior Israel Morejon, the event is free to attend, but donations are encouraged and all proceeds go to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation. Help make this event a huge success!

    Link: MakeAWish Concert Facebook Page

  • Grad Night at the Baseball Stadium

    Are you GRADUATING this semester? If so, then you should come to Grad Night on Saturday, April 21st at 5:30pm to watch the USF Men's Baseball Team take on the Louisville Cardinals! It will be a fun event with food and drinks provided, and a great way to finish off your college career. Please RSVP to Vic Teschel.

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