Know-a-BULL News
Week of 05/13/2014 - Issue # 314

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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 5/20/2014 Office of National Scholarships Rising Senior Workshop
 5/22/2014 Office of National Scholarships Rising Senior Workshop
 5/23/2014 Office of National Scholarships Rising Junior Workshop
 5/27/2014 Office of National Scholarships Rising Junior Workshop
 5/29/2014 Office of National Scholarships Rising Sophomore Workshop
 5/30/2014 Office of National Scholarships Rising Sophomore Workshop
 6/10/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 6/13/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 6/17/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 6/20/2014 Freshmen Orientation
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    If you are registered for the first semester of Thesis in the Fall semester and you are not sure of what you wish to do, read on.

    We will once again have our Thesis Preparation course offered on Fridays from 9:00-9:50 here in the Honors College.  Three of our outstanding (and favorite) professors will help you determine and develop a topic and find a mentor, all in 8 weeks!  If you know what you want to do for your thesis, these sessions are not for you.

    You must reserve your space in the seminar series; the faculty can only handle a limited number of students.  if you are interested, email Dr. Fogel at:




  • New! - Medical Masters Program

    Did you know about the Honors College Pipleline program with USF Health? Please read below.

    If you are a pre-health student and unsure of what you are doing in the Fall 2014 semester, do consider USF one-year medical master's program that is designed to address common application shortcomings for future MD/DO/DMD/DVM/DPT/PA students. The application deadline is currently set for June 1, 2014, but will likely be extended until July 1, 2014, therefore allowing pre-health students ample time to get their applications in. If you are a Honors College student, you are encouraged to think about this option.

     Every year USF MCOM's pre-professional program accept students from virtually every state in the country and our graduates go on to health professional schools in every state as well.  If you are looking for an academic option beyond the typical post-bac program, and are hoping to not incur a massive amount of debt due to financing other second choice options that grant master's degrees, then this in-state master's program might be a good fit!

    If you would like additional information on this program, or have questions about the admissions process, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Mejias at, or the Christina Brown-Wujick at, Admission recruiter/Advisor for the USF Morsani College of Medicine.

  • Cultural Experience Form

    Are you studying abroad this summer?  Don't forget to submit the Cultural Experience Form prior to your departure to get credit for the Honors Cultural Experience Requirement!  As a reminder, students pursuing a BS degree have the option of studying abroad for 4 weeks or more to a location where English is not the native language, in place of taking a foreign language.  Students pursuing a BA degree must take the language courses for their degree.

    Happy Traveling!

    Link: Cultural Experience Form

  • Exciting Honors Electives for Fall 2014

    IDH 4930-005 Improvisation:

    Are you looking for a life-changing skill to enhances your ability to collaborate, adapt to unfamiliar situations, and communicate spontaneously and well? Learning to perform without a script not only develops your ability to think on your feet, it awakens your natural creativity. More importantly, it fosters the confidence you need to step out of your comfort zone and take calculated risks that spotlight your work and ideas!

    Twitter CEO Dick Costolo credits improv as his  source for learning the most important lessons he would learn about business.

    IDH 4930 Mobile AppBuild - Windows 8
    If you are interested in learning how to build apps, this course offers an introduction to programming and building mobile applications. The course is designed for students with some programming experience. If you have none, we will help you succeed through extra study, office hours, and personal coaching. The course will be led by Joe Healy, a Principal Developer Evangelist with Microsoft. Students will use tools such as Visual Studio and Gamemaker to learn basics concepts of building and publishing apps for mobile platforms. The course is straightforward and offers a step-by-step approach.  It covers concepts useful to creating apps on any platforms, but will actively focus on Windows 8.  Students with a tech background but also have backgrounds in art, web design, and programming will thrive in this environment.  Different tools used allow students with diverse programming backgrounds to achieve app publishing goals.  Students are expected to put significant work in outside of class hours to achieve the app publishing and entrepreneurial goals.  The course is offered as an Honors College elective for all interested students. 

    Course Objectives

    • Publish apps into the real, world wide market of over 150 countries and millions of users

    • Build Student development portfolios

    • Engage students into an entrepreneur mindset

    • Gain a sense of confidence that students are able to do great things by becoming software entrepreneurs

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Apply for the Fulbright US Student Program to research study or teach English abroad

    Rising seniors - if you are looking for an opportunity to do independent research, pursue a master's degree or teach English abroad for a year after you graduate, then the Fulbright US Student Program is for you!

    The USF deadline to apply is August 27, but applicants start working on their applications now and up until the USF deadline.

    For more information about the Fulbright program, please visit:

    If you have questions, or plan to apply, please contact the USF Fulbright Program Advisor, Lauren Chambers at

    Link: httpusfulbrightonlineorg

  • New! - Congratulations to George Cappos

    George has been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Kabale, Uganda during the summer 2014 semester.

    For more information about the Gilman Scholarship please visit:

    Link: httpwwwiieorgProgramsGilmanScholarshipProgram

  • Congratulations to Eilis McGranaghan!


    Eilis, an Honors College senior graduating this spring received a Fulbright grant to pursue a master's degree in Brazil. Eilis will conduct research for her master's thesis on sustainable systems for the production of biodiesel and natural products.

    For more information regarding the Fulbright US Student Program, please visit:


  • Congratulations Hiram Rios!

    Mr. Hiram Rios of the University of South Florida has been named a Pickering Undergraduate Fellow for 2014 by the United States Department of State and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Hiram is one of only 20 undergraduate juniors in the United States to receive the up to $40,000 annually for educational expenses for two years, a paid internship with the Department of State and a U.S. Embassy overseas, mentoring, and a minimum five year appointment as a Foreign Service Officer.

    For more information on the Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship, visit:

  • Congratulations to Roberto Roldan!


    Roberto, an Honors College sophomore received the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program to Wales. He will experience Wales on a six week summer programme. The Fulbright UK Summer Institute to Wales focuses on the industry, politics, culture and change in contemporary Wales. Participants will experience a stimulating academic programme based at three high quality Welsh Universities in the cities of Cardiff, Bangor and Aberystwyth.

    For more information regarding the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program, please visit:


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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Student Submissions

  • Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Seeks Advocate for Sexual Assualt Services

    The advocate provides crisis intervention, emotional support, and advocates for the client's on-going needs during the recovery and judicial period. Assists clients with victim impact statements, crime victim compensation forms and filing for injunctions. Provides accompaniment to court, law enforcement interviews, and medical appointments. Substantial focus is placed with working with minority and underserved populations. The advocate performs duties of considerable difficulty requiring initiative and independent judgment under the direction of the Crisis Center's Sexual Assault Services Director.

    For more information and to apply, please visit:

    Link: wwwcrisiscentercom

  • Volunteers needed for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Laboratory

    The Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Laboratory is looking for dedicated, reliable volunteers who can commit to no less than 20 hours a week in assisting the Reelin group with lab duties. The primary focus of research in our lab is to develop a detailed understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in learning and memory and apply these insights to develop new treatments for cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease. As a volunteer, you will be submerged in the many aspects of research, including basic lab duties as well as learning different lab techniques and experimental procedures. Please do keep in mind, we are looking for long-term, dedicated volunteers who can commit at least 20 hours per week to research (This is a requirement). You will gain valuable research experience, as well as aid in the furthering of knowledge in our field of research. Please feel free to peruse our website: . Please contact me via email with any questions, or to apply. Thank you, Whitney Hethorn Graduate Student to Dr. Weeber

  • Interested in a healthcare career

    Interested in a healthcare career?   

    • Full-time or part-time job opportunities for undergraduates or recent grads.
    • Hiring Research Assistants and Medical Transcriptionist will train
    • Will work with your class schedule
    • Office of Dr. Chowdhari located near Chipotle and the Sears close to campus.
    • Please contact Ashley at (813) 977-2222, not the doctor.


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