Know-a-BULL News
Week of 06/24/2014 - Issue # 320



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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 6/27/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 7/18/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 7/22/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 7/25/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 7/29/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 8/1/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 8/8/2014 Honors College Commencement Ceremony
 8/19/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 8/21/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 9/2/2014 Mandatory PSP cohort 14 meeting
* 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: sfogel@usf.edu



  • Medical Masters Program

    Did you know about the Honors College Pipeline 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 an 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 mejias@honors.usf.edu, or the Christina Brown-Wujick at cbrown7@health.usf.edu., Admission recruiter/Advisor for the USF Morsani College of Medicine.


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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Junior Level Scholarships for Leadership and Public Service

    The Truman Scholarship is a leadership/change agent scholarship for $30,000 towards graduate school in any field but particulary in public service and public policy. Truman wants those who wish to work in government, education, non-profit sector or public interest/advocacy sector to improve social conditions.  They are looking for people who want to get a master's degree or doctorate or professional degree such as law, MPA in Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Education, Public Policy or International Affairs. You can learn more about the Truman Scholarship at: www.truman.gov


    The Udall Scholarship is a leadership/change agent scholarship for the environment. Students receive $5,000 for tuition/educational expenses plus a week orientation and entry into an elite group of environmentalists at the national level. You can learn more about the Udall Scholarship at: www.udall.gov


    Contact the Office of National Scholarships at: nationalscholarships@usf.edu for more information.


  • Congratulations to Dominique OConnor

    Dominique, an Honors College junior majoring in Environmental Science and Policy has received a Gilman Scholarship to help fund her fall 2014 study abroad program in Costa Rica.

    For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, please visit: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program


    Link: httpwwwiieorgProgramsGilmanScholarshipProgram

  • Congratulations to Kelly Brabant

    Congratulations to Honors College senior Kelly Brabant! Kelly has been accepted to the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) summer intern workshop and associate program at the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.


    The Phillips Academy Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) is a highly selective program committed to increasing diversity in the nation's teaching faculties by identifying and mentoring members of underrepresented groups through the graduate admissions process.


    To find out more about IRT, please visit: http://www.andover.edu/summersessionoutreach/ifroteachers/pages/default.aspx


    Link: httpwwwandoveredusummersessionoutreachifroteacherspagesdefaultaspx

  • Congratulations to Denise Marton

    Congratulations to Denise Marton! Denise has been named a Pickering Graduate Fellow for 2014 by the United States Department of State and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

    Denise is one of only 20 undergraduate seniors and college graduates in the United States to receive the award. The fellowship gives 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 about Pickering, please visit:


    Link: httpwoodroworgfellowshipspickering

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 College Lounge Renovation Survey

    It's time for a change around here. Your Honors College Student Council is reinventing the Lounge! But first, we want to hear from you. It's your space so tell us what you want to do with it!


    Link: Honors College Lounge Renovation

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • New! - Want to put your creativity and intelligence to use?

    We are looking for students to take part in our Honors LLC Podcast. Learn how to interview, edit, and produce quality audio pieces discussing issues that are relevant to your community.


    Roles for student involvement:



    • Sound engineer with the following duties: editing and mixing all audio, then ultimately producing the final cut. It would be both an independent and collaborative position.

    • Marketing position with following duties: Help to make our branding, developing a social media following, and influencing student perception of our Podcast.  

    • Music duties: contribute to featured transitional music. It wouldn't be a full song, but a basic introductory piece.


    If interested please contact Mr. Lucien (email below).


    Link: Email here

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Student Submissions

  • CBC at USF

    A new club has been started on campus: the Camp Boggy Creek Chapter at USF! In affiliation w/ the non-profit pediatric camp, this club focuses on volunteering & fund-raising for children with chronic & life threatening illness by participating in weekend retreats to Camp Boggy Creek! This summer we will be doing pediatric-oriented volunteering with both CBC and Shriners Hospital, for information about how to get involved email President Tabitha M. at tmichaud@mail.usf.edu ! 


    Link: http://www.facebook.com/groups/CBCatUSF/


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