Know-a-BULL News
Week of 07/29/2014 - Issue # 325

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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 8/1/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 8/8/2014 Honors College Commencement Ceremony
 8/19/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 8/20/2014 Honors LLC Welcome Waters
 8/21/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 8/22/2014 Provost Scholars Wecome Breakfast
 8/24/2014 Floor Meetings
 9/2/2014 Mandatory PSP cohort 14 meeting
 9/4/2014 New Tradition of Excellence (TOE's) Student Meeting
 9/5/2014 Convocation
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    As I complete my final days at USF I wanted to take just a moment to give thanks to all of the Honors students and graduates i came to know over the past 27 years; You have enriched my life and taught me much.  I am grateful to the faculty who taught and mentored our Honors students; without you, Honors college would be just "ok"; because of you, we are "special".  To all who have worked in the College over the years, your dedication and willingness to go the extra mile has made all the difference in the world to me and to our students.  Special mention goes out to Georg Kleine, our first Associate Dean and my partner and to Sharon Geiger who spent 22 years in Honors and "invented" much of what we do.   Thanks to our very generous donors who have made it possible to provide the "extras" to students; I am so thankful to each of you.  We could not have been successful without the support and resources provided to us by a series of Presidents, Provosts and other University officials.  Special thanks go to President Judy Genshaft for seeing the need for and value of an Honors College at USF.

    Best wishes and regards to all of you.  Please join me in welcoming Dean Charles Adams who will take the helm on Monday; there is no one better to lead the College than Dr. Adams!

    Farewell, good luck and peace.


  • New! - Spcial Topics Course

    New Course Addition: If you are interested in learning more about interprofessional health teams, please join Dr. Donna Petersen, Dean of the USF School of Public Health in this 0 to 1 credit Special Topics course on Tuesday''s 4:00-4:50 pm ALN 252 this Fall semester. As a student in this course, you will rotate among interprofessional temas that consist of a variety of health professionals. Class time will be devoted to discussions about these experiences and assignments. For more information, please contact Niharika Yerrapragada at The course is listed under Dr. Fogel.

  • Timely Class on the Middle East If you need IDH 4200 Geo Perspectives this might be the class for YOU

    Contemporary Israel in the Context of the Middle East:  The course, in seminar format, aims to acquaint the student with the many features and frameworks of contemporary Israeli society and will attempt to integrate these aspects with those of other countries in the Middle East.  Among the topics to be covered include: history geography demography political structure legal system economics education military language health issues media social structure life style cuisine sport entertainment and culture trends, current issues, future directions, and challenges.  Students will be encouraged to personalize the learning experience by developing email correspondence with peers in Israel and elsewhere, and to suggest specific areas of focus based on individual and class interest.  The seminar will utilize texts, news sources, web based resources films and guest lectures.  Discussion and debate both in the class and via internet dialogue will be central features of the seminar.

    #83729 IDH 4200-006M/W 8:00 – 9:15  Barry Berger ALN 253

     #86490 IDH 4200-008  M/W 12:30 – 1:45 Barry Berger JPH 1313

  • Get ready for MCAT2015 with IDH3400-008

     Subtitle: Biopsychosocial Components of Behavior and Health

    Day/Time: M/W 11:00 - 12:15

    Professor: Melvin James

    Description: This course provides scientific inquiry, reasoning skills and content areas for the Psychological and Social Foundations of Behavior for the new MCAT 2015.  In this course, human behavior and illness are viewed from a systemic rather than a reductionist perspective. The combination of biological, psychological and social determinants, and their contributions to behavior and health, is examined from critical analysis and evidence-based problem solving approaches.

    Link: Fall 2014 course descriptions

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Paid Internship Opportunity in Washington DC at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

     The purpose of the Congressional Internship Program (CIP) is to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill and in Federal Agencies.

     The deadline for spring 2015 internships will be in early November.

    For more information, please visit: 





    Link: httpwwwchciorginternships

  • Applications Now Open for Spring 2015 White House Internship Program

    The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and engage them in public service opportunities.

    Funding is available to USF students who receive the internship.

    The deadline to apply for the spring program is September 7, 2014. If you plan to apply please contact Mr. Brian Arrowood at

    For more information and to apply, please visit



  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • Be The Match On Campus at USF

    The new, nationally affiliated chapter of Be The Match On Campus at USF wants you! The non-profit organization Be The Match® works to save lives through the expansion of the bone marrow registry, broadening awareness, and fundraising. The application for volunteers and E-Board positions is now open. For more information on how to get involved, email the President Jillianne Ramirez at Want to get involved and learn more? Our first fall meeting is on Thursday, September 4th from 7-9pm in MSC 3704.

    Link: Apply to Join

  • Research Assistants needed for the Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research

    The Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research is looking for hard-working students to join our research team starting this fall. A minimum of 10 hours a week is required. Information about our center can be found at If you are interested in working with us, email your CV/Resume to Samantha Cresoe at

    Link: The Global Center for Hearing and Speech Research

  • Contemporary Art Museum Week of Welcome Event

    The USF Contemporary Art Museum, in conjunction with GraphicStudio, will be hosting a Week of Welcome event on Wednesday, August 27. Please join us and visit our new exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum: "Richard Beckman: Outside the Curve of Reason" and "A Different Frame of Mind" and enjoy free snow cones and great prizes. We are also looking for 5 - 10 students to assist with welcoming students and running the scavenger hunt inside the museum. Students need not sign up for the whole two hour period, but may sign up for 45 minute blocks within the 3 - 5 pm time slot. For more information, please contact Steffanie Munguia at


  • Looking For a Graphic Designer

    The Camp Boggy Creek Chapter at USF,  an organization focused on volunteering and fund-raising for children with chronic & life threatening illness, is looking for a student to help with the design of a new logo! If you are interested in the position, please email President Tabitha M. at

    Link: CBC at USF Facebook

  • Camp Boggy Creek Chapter 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! Our club focuses on pediatric-oriented volunteering with both CBC, Shriners Hospital and the Ronald Mcdonald House Charity. For information about how to get involved email President Tabitha M at

    Mark your calenders, our first Fall meeting will be in MSC 2703 at 5pm on Tuesday September 2nd!

    Link: CBC at USF Facebook

  • 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

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