Know-a-BULL News
Week of 06/17/2015 - Issue # 368

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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 6/18/2015 Office of National Scholarships Personal Statement Workshop
 6/23/2015 Office of National Scholarships Gilman Spring Application Workshop
 7/8/2015 Freshmen Orientation
 7/10/2015 Freshmen Orientation
 7/14/2015 Freshmen Orientation
 7/17/2015 Freshmen Orientation
 7/21/2015 Freshmen Orientation
 7/22/2015 Office of National Scholarships Gilman Spring Application Workshop
 7/24/2015 Freshmen Orientation
 7/28/2015 Freshmen Orientation
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Honors College Bulls Abroad: International Photography Exhibition

     Who: All USF Tampa Honors College 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:

    • Name

    • Major

    • Photo title

    • City, Country (where the picture was taken)

    • Date 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 with 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 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 College photo contest may not be used for other photo competitions.


  • Honors LLC End of Year Survey

    Give us your feedback about the LLC this year! Mr. Lucien has promised a pizza party to any pod or floor that has full participation in survey completion! Spread the word!


  • Thesis I and II Summer Students

    To all students scheduled for Thesis I or II in the Summer 2015,

       The summer session goes very quickly. You have limited time to complete the work required for thesis I or II. Please plan accordingly.

       Please watch for weekly notices in your Canvas account for these classes. Deadlines and expectations will be posted shortly. A revised thesis handbook guide will soon be posted as well.

       Once classes begin, if you have any questions, please contact Dr. Fogel at



  • Permits and Course Descriptions

    Permits and Thesis Permits for Summer and Fall 15 registration are open.

    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 posted on the Honors College web page.

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Are you a first generation student who wants to study abroad?

    Read this article from a Gilman Scholarship recipient and consider applying for a Gilman Scholarship! 

    Link: First Generation Study Abroad

  • Congratulations to Indira Ranaweera

    Indira, an Honors College junior, has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Spain during the summer 2015 semester. She will be attending the University of Connecticut's Neuroscience Study Abroad Program in Salamanca.

    To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship, please visit:


  • Congratulations to Tiffany OBrien

    Tiffany, an Honors College sophomore, has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Costa Rica during the summer 2015 semester. As a psychology major with an interest in working with Spanish speaking populations in the future, studying abroad in Costa Rica will enable Tiffany to develop her cross cultural communication skills.

    To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship, please visit:


  • Congratulations to Myla Nguyen

    Myla, an Honors College junior, has been awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in South Korea during the summer 2015 semester. While abroad, Myla will continue her business-oriented academic pursuits at Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) in Seoul.

    To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship, please visit:


  • Personal Statement Writing Workshops

    Please join us for an informational workshop on the process of writing a personal statement. We encourage current national scholarship applicants and students thinking about applying for a national scholarship in the future to attend.

    Workshops will be given by National Scholarships Advisor, Ms. Gloria Munoz on Wednesday, May 20 (from 2pm to 3pm), Thursday, May 21 (from 9am to 10am), Tuesday, June 16 (from 10am to 11am) and Thursday, June 18 (from 3pm to 4pm). All sessions will be held in ALN 252.

    To sign up for a session, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at

    Link: ONS Website

  • Interested in studying abroad in the spring?

    Attend an upcoming Gilman Information Session to learn how and why you should apply for the Gilman Scholarship Program. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

    The Gilman eligibility requirements include:

    • Pell Grant recipient

    • Minimum 4-week study abroad program (in any country except Cuba or DOS's Travel Warning List)

    • U.S. Citizenship

    • Full-time Undergraduate

    The sessions will be held Tuesday, June 23 at 3pm in ALN 252 and Wednesday, July 22 at 10am in ALN 252. Sign up for a workshop at under the Upcoming Events Calendar.



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. Chambers.

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • New! - Open LLC Opportunities on Campus

    The Honors Living Learning Community is currently full for the Fall 2015-Spring 2016 academic year.  If you are still looking for an LLC experience, here are two great opportunities for you.


    The Global Citizens LLC is open and currently accepting students for the upcoming academic year! If you are a n international student, interested in study abroad, studying a foreign language, or interested in a major involving global issues, this is the LLC for you! Apply here (


    If you will be joining one of the USF ROTC programs and intend to live on campus, the ROTC LLC would love to have you! In addition to the activities associated with living on campus, the ROTC LLC has additional programming available for residents that are interested in becoming military officers and promotes camaraderie among residents. If you have any questions regarding this LLC, please contact Mr. John Sarao at


    If you have any questions regarding housing in general, please visit the Housing and Residential Education website (

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Student Submissions

  • Learn to Row Sessions hosted by USF Rowing

    Interested in trying something new? Come try out the awesome sport that was beloved by Stephen Hawking and Bradley Cooper! Participate in one of the three Learn to Row sessions sponsored by the USF Rowing Club this summer. Only 15$ a person for personalized coaching and a unique experience! Open to all USF students. Contact us by email at or like our Facebook page to learn more and sign up today!

    Link: Facebook page

  • Camp Kesem

    Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, supporting children through and beyond their parent's cancer. Since 2000, Camp Kesem has given children affected by a parent's cancer the opportunity to just be kids. The ever-expanding Kesem community engages in camp activities like sports, arts and crafts, and drama to give campers a fun-filled week. Campers also participate in "Cabin Chats" with fellow campers and counselors, giving children the chance to share their experiences with each other. There are plenty of laughs and lots of emotional support, but Camp Kesem does not provide therapy. The tremendous fun and support campers experience is what makes Camp Kesem a transformative, magical week for campers and counselors alike. Read more at . We're looking to bring this camp to USF to start its first year 2016-2017, with the first camp in the Summer of 2017. The application cycle to bring this camp to the university is open now and we are seeking student leaders dedicated and committed to expanding the university's community outreach. Students with strengths in Public Relations & Marketing, Camper Recruitment & Community Relations, Counselor Recruitment & Training, Development & Fundraising and Programming & Event Production are encouraged to email for more information on how to get involved.

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