Know-a-BULL News
Week of 06/30/2015 - Issue # 370



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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 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
 8/7/2015 Honors College Commencement Ceremony
 8/14/2015 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 iranaweera@mail.usf.edu 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 iranaweera@mail.usf.edu 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.


     



  • New! - A Special Message from the Dean

    It is with a mixture of regret (for us) and pleasure (for her) that I announce the Dr. Linda Lucas has decided to retire from USF.  She will be retiring in August, but her last day in the office will be July 10th. 


    Her departure will leave a huge hole in the Honors community that will be impossible to fill.  As many readers of the newsletter know, her contributions to the College have been numerous, and even in my short time here I have come to appreciate how great a role she has played in the College's success.  Her leadership in developing the Office of National Scholarships from an idea into one of the most successful operations of its kind in the nation is her most conspicuous contribution to the prestige of both the College and USF generally, and for that good work everyone is deeply grateful to her.  Her tireless efforts in support of our students have made possible many success stories, and have changed the lives and fortunes of many of our graduates.  Her efforts have contributed greatly to changing the academic culture at USF and have given our students -- past, present, and future -- the conviction that they can compete at the very highest national and international level.  That is a great legacy. 


    This past year, in the role of Assistant Dean for Special Projects, she has expanded her leadership role to successfully manage the College's first national faculty search, organize the complex data gathering necessary to support USF's application for a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and undertake a number of other important projects.  I am very grateful for her willingness to take on this new role in support of the College's mission. 


    I know that everyone reading this will join me in wishing her the very best in her retirement, and I hope that you will tell her so personally.  There will be an event to commemorate her service to the university, and to celebrate her retirement, sometime later this summer or early fall -- details to follow. 


     


  • New! - Permits and Course Descriptions

    Permits and Thesis Permits for Fall 15 registration are open. You will need a permit if you are new to the Honors College or are a double major. Incoming Freshmen should not apply for permits as you will have assistance in registering.


    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.


  • New! - Patient Outcomes Research Surgical Shadowing Opportunity

    Are you seeking an opportunity for undergraduate research and/or potential thesis project?  

    An orthopedic spine practice, located in Clearwater, is currently putting together surgical outcome data on various surgeries, which would be an excellent opportunity for a student to gain experience with undergraduate research and insight into how medical/surgical offices operate.

    Ideal candidates would be studying in the focus of medicine or hospital administration/business.  Students would have the chance to shadow in surgery and in clinic if they would like, but the focus of this opportunity is conducting research on surgical outcomes for patients undergoing spinal operations.

    We would prefer a student who could follow this to completion anywhere from 6 months to one year.  This would require a minimum of one day per week for approximately 2-4 hours.  Additional opportunities to shadow are available, if desired.

    Send your resume/CV and a paragraph stating your interest in this opportunity to Mr. Mejias: mejias@honors.usf.edu


  • 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!


    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015HLLCSurvey


    Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015HLLCSurvey

  • 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 sfogel@usf.edu.


     


     


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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • 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!


    http://www.iie.org/en/Blog/2015/May/A-Different-Experience-Supporting-First-Generation-College-Students-In-Education-Abroad?utm_source=IIE+Global&utm_campaign=b7d35020e6-RSS_Email_Campaign_Blog&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_aae91ae631-b7d35020e6-56728517 


    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: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program


    Link: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

  • 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: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program


    Link: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

  • 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: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program


    Link: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

  • 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 http://ons.usf.edu under the Upcoming Events Calendar.


     


    Link: http://ons.usf.edu

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

  • 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 an 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 (http://www.housing.usf.edu/experience/llc/global/)


     


    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 jsarao@usf.edu.


     


    If you have any questions regarding housing in general, please visit the Housing and Residential Education website (http://www.housing.usf.edu/apply/).


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Student Submissions

  • New! - Research Assistants Needed

    The Tobacco Research and Intervention Program (TRIP) at Moffitt Cancer Center is currently seeking undergraduate research assistants.

    Through this position, you will gain experience conducting research on substance use (with an emphasis on tobacco) as well as working with cancer populations. This is an excellent opportunity for students wanting research experience before graduate school. We also offer an option to earn course credit through the position.

    Requirements: 3.0 cumulative GPA, available to work 10 hours per week including summers, and a 1-year commitment

    If interested, please contact Amanda Palmer (Amanda.palmer@moffitt.org) with responses to the following questions:

    -What is your availability? Please include summer and fall hours. Note that we generally operate from 9-5
    -What year are you in school and when do you anticipate graduating?
    -What are your plans for after graduation?
    -What is your cumulative GPA, current GPA, and if applicable, your psychology GPA?
    -You may also attach a CV or resume (optional)


    Link: Moffitt TRIP website

  • Learn to Row Sessions hosted by USF Rowing

    Interested in trying something new? Come try out the awesome sport 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 USFRowing@gmail.com or like our Facebook page to learn more and sign up today!


    Link: Facebook page

  • Paid Tutoring Positions Available

    Interested in making $20-30 per hour? While working with CogniTutor, LLC, you choose your own working times and tutoring location. What's more, you get the chance to receive mentoring and help from a caring team. All in all, working with us is a great way for Honors College students to make money in a convenient way!


    Contact Loni Lebanoff at Loni@CogniTutor.com or 863-521-3892 with any questions.



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