Know-a-BULL News
Week of 08/04/2015 - Issue # 375

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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 8/7/2015 Honors College Commencement Ceremony
 8/14/2015 Freshmen Orientation
 8/18/2015 Freshmen Orientation
 8/20/2015 Welcome Waters
 8/21/2015 Welcome Back Lunch
 8/23/2015 LLC Floor Meetings
 9/2/2015 Movie Night: Star Wars Episode IV - a New Hope
 9/9/2015 Meet Your Advisor: Trivia & Treats
 9/16/2015 Lunch with the Deans
 9/23/2015 Employ-a-Bull and LinkedIn Workshop
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    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! - Paid Tutoring Position

    The Holcombe and Jenkins Scholarship Programs are looking for tutors for the Fall 2015 semester in the following courses:

    Finite Mathematics (MGF 1106)

    Principles of Managerial Accounting (ACG 2071)

    Chemistry for Today (CHM 2023)

    General Chemistry I (CHM 2045)

    Precalc Algebra/Trigonometry (MAC 1147)

    Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, have taken the respective course at USF, and have received at least an A- in the course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided and clicking on the "Apply to be a paid tutor" link. 
    Please contact either Melanie King (Holcombe GA) or Brenae Hillard (Jenkins GA) with any questions you might have.

    Link: Apply to be a paid tutor

  • New! - Rising Seniors or those preparing to start the thesis process

    If you plan to start your Honors Thesis in the Fall 2015 semester, please make sure you sign up for the course as soon as possible.  To sign up, please do the following:

    • Go to the Online Forms page through the Honors College website: (thesis)
    • Select Online Thesis Forms.
    • Fill out the Thesis Registration Form page.
    • Once you receive the permit, you will need to register for the first semester of Thesis, IDH 5956 Honors Project.



    Link: thesis

  • 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 description should be submitted to Indira Ranaweera at by September 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.


  • 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 Fall are posted on the Honors College web page.

  • 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!


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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

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 (


    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 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

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