Know-a-BULL News
Week of 07/01/2014 - Issue # 321

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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 7/10/2014 Gilman Scholarship Workshop
 7/15/2014 Gilman Scholarship Workshop
 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
* 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:

  • 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, or the Christina Brown-Wujick at, Admission recruiter/Advisor for the USF Morsani College of Medicine.

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Congratulations to Lauren Richardson

    Congratulations to Lauren Richardson! Lauren, a recent Honors College alumnus has been named USF's first Princeton in Africa Fellow.

    Princeton in Africa selects approximately 45 recent university graduates to serve one year in an African country. Ms. Richardson's fellowship placement is in Gaborone, Botswana at Maru-a Pula School, one of Southern Africa's leading educational institutions. Over the course of her fellowship, she will teach history and geography and engage a diverse group of young student leaders on issues of African development, international education, and academic excellence.

    To learn more, please visit:

    Link: httpwwwprincetoninafricaorg

  • New! - Attend a Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship Workshop

    The Gilman Scholarship is a study abroad scholarship for Pell Grant recipients. The workshop is an opportunity for students applying for the Gilman Scholarship this spring application cycle to ask questions and learn strategies for submitting a nationally competitive Gilman application.

    Workshops will be held on July 10 at 2pm and July 15 at 9am in ALN 252.

    To sign up for a workshop, please do so under the Office of National Scholarships Upcoming Events Calendar at

    Link: httponsusfedu

  • 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:

    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:

    Contact the Office of National Scholarships at: 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:

    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:

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • New! - Blog Writer Position Open Volunteer Opportunity

    The purpose of the Human Health Project (HHP) is to get conventional and complementary health information and peer-to-peer support from the HHP community around the world in response to health experiences that are posted. Generally, information and support will be provided by members of the public who want to help people anonymously who have health conditions and questions. Our goal is to improve access, self-management, equity, and affordability of health care throughout the world. We are looking for a writer to write blog posts for the Human Health Project. A list of potential topics will be provided for ideas, but writers have the option to write on any health topic of their interest. The person doing this work does not need to have a medical background. It is much more important to have writing ability, have an interest in healthcare as a human right, and be able to become aware of the current activities of HHP. Please note that HHP will give writers full credit for whatever they write, but HHP will need the legal right to use the writers' contributions to HHP. Interested students should contact Peter Adams( with their resume. Please pass this opportunity along to others who may be interested.

    Link: Volunteer

  • New! - Grant Manager for Project on Adolescent Suicide Prevention

    Project: Dr. Karver, USF Psychology Department, is currently seeking Bachelor's level applicants for a grant manager for one year of a SAMHSA funded project evaluating youth suicide prevention efforts in the state of Florida. The grant manager position would start as early as July 1st, using an apprenticeship model. Project end date would be 8/1/15, with a possible extension contingent on funding (a large 5 year grant proposal is under review). The grant manager will coordinate all evaluation activities for the project. In addition, managing the budget and lab resources will be an essential part of this position. Applicant will also be expected to help out on other related lab projects and supervision of research assistants. Position requires a highly organized individual who likes to write and who is capable of managing a multitude of tasks, interacting with clinical populations, and overseeing a federally funded project. Prior research experience is required. If interested, please send your CV and a cover letter to Gaby Romero ( and Dr. Kim Gryglewicz (

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