Know-a-BULL News
Week of 08/14/2012 - Issue # 227

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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 8/21/2012 Honors Orientation
 8/22/2012 Honors LLC Welcome Back Luau
 8/23/2012 Faculty Meet & Greet Breakfast
 8/27/2012 Fall 2012: First Day of Classes
 8/27/2012 Fulbright USF Deadline
 9/6/2012 Cooking With Cayla - Session 1
 9/8/2012 HLLC Beach Day at Ft. De Soto
 9/10/2012 Lunch with the Deans
 9/12/2012 DINE and DISCOVER with Danielle
 9/19/2012 Midnight Breakfast & Advising
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    I am pleased to announce that our Orchestra (the Rubber Band), Jazz ensemble and Acapella singing group are back again this year. These groups are meant to be fun and allow you to play or sing in a low stress environment.  It is also a great resume line.  I encourage you to participate-you will enjoy.

    Jazz ensemble - MUS 116 on Mondays at 6:20PM

    Orchestra - MUS 140 on Thursdays at 5PM

    Singers - MUS 211 on Wednesdays at 6:20PM

    You may register for one Honors credit (to be graded S/U) if you wish.

    You may participate in more than one group.

    There will be a public performance late November.

    Please email me to let me know which group(s) you will participate in and whether you want credit (if so, include your U#)

    Do not miss this opportunity!

  • Day at the Beach

    You've adjusted to new classes, found your way around campus, and prepared yourself for the hundreds of pages you'll read over the semester. Now it's time to relax a little and have some fun in the sun!

    Join the Honors LLC as the community spends a day at Ft. De Soto Beach and National Park. We'll venture out and return on Saturday, September 8th. Transporation will be provided. In order to participate in this event, please r.s.v.p. no later than Thursday, August 23 by 5 pm.

    Further details of the event will be provided at a later date. If you have any questions, feel free to email Christine Simone (HLLC GA) at or Alnicia Williams (HLLC GA) at

    Link: RSVP Online

  • Art and Ice

    Art and Ice is the Contemporary Art Museum's Week of Welcome event co-sponsored by the USF Institute for Research in Art, the USF Communication Council and the USF Honors College.  This will be a Freshman Five event and you can enjoy FREE treats and win prizes from Taco Bus, Felicitous Cafe, and Tijuana Flats!

    Wednesday, August 29th, 3:00-5:00pm

    USF Contemporary Art Museum

    Link: Event Flyer

  • Meet and Greet Breakfast

    Gain the opportunity to get to know faculty members within the college on a more personal basis all the while enjoying a light breakfast and refreshments! From getting advice on preparing for courses, discussing concerns, discovering mutual interests, or simply building a relationship this is the chance to network with present and future professors.

    This program is a Pod Wars event, please bring your USF ID cards for credit!

    Link: Please RSVP

  • An Evening with Sarah Wilson Thacker

    Experience an evening of film, food, and fun, celebrating Tampa filmmaker Sarah Wilson Thacker!

    Hosted by Carroll Couri and Nikola Couri at a private Estate as featured in the duPont REGISTRY.

    Evening buffet served by PF Chang's China Bistro

    Signature Cocktails provided by V6 Vodka

    Bar-tended by Empire Winery and Distillery

    Film screening in a state-of-the-art theatre room at 8pm, featuring an exclusive sneak peak of Sarah's latest film - a 1940s romance musical

    All proceeds support the production of Sarah's graduate film, "Mr. Brightside".  Principal photography will begin in November for her thesis film at Chapman University in California.

    If you are unable to attend but would still like to support the film by donating, please visit

    Lastly, here is the link to our website

    Link: Purchase Tickets Here

  • Gilman Deadline Approaching

    If you receive a Pell Grant and want to study abroad, apply for a Gilman Scholarship!
    The USF deadline is September 7th. Email to let us know you are interested.

    Link: Gilman Website

  • Graduate School Application Scholarships

    Due to the generosity of several Honors College Alumni, we have several scholarships to assist with the cost of applying to graduate programs.  If you are applying to graduate or law school this Fall and need assistance covering application and other fees, please apply.  Guidelines are posted below.

    -Honors College students in Good Standing, 3.2 gpa or higher
    -Graduating in December 2012 or Spring 2013

    To apply, please email Mrs. Lanier your name and U number, graduate school plans (where you are applying and for which programs), how this scholarship will assist you, career plans, involvement in service and campus organizations.  Deadline is December 20, 2012.

    Link: Email Mrs Lanier

  • Present your Research in Las Vegas

    Once again you have the opportunity to present your research at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences meeting in Las Vegas, Feb. 14-15, 2013.  This is a professional conference but they do take papers from USF undergraduate students.  Attendees will have airfare, hotel and conference registration fees paid by the Honors College. 

    If you are interested, click here for information.

    You MUST get approval from the dean of the Honors College PRIOR to submitting your proposal to the conference.

    Link: click here for information

  • Research Participation Opportunity Free Piano Lessons

    The lab for the Communications Sciences and Disorders Department on USF's Tampa Campus is currently running a two-week music study for people 18-40 years in age. The study is titled, 'How Does Musical Training Affect Hearing and Cognition'. The study is a collaboration between the speech, hearing, and music department. Participants will receive two weeks of free piano lessons and will be tested in the lab before and after the study.

    Please see the attachment for more details.

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • GE FoundationLULAC Scholarship Program Deadline to apply August 17

    Are you a college sophomore majoring in engineering or business? Are you in an underrepresented minority?  If so, you should consider applying to win $5000 from  the General Electric Foundation /LULAC Scholarship Program.The GE/LULAC Scholarship Program will award $5,000 scholarships to qualified minority students who are enrolled as business or engineering majors leading to a bachelor&rsquos degree at accredited colleges or universities in the United States who will be CLASSIFIED AS COLLEGE SOPHOMORES IN THE FALL.

    For more information, please visit Contact the Office of National Scholarships ( for help with your application materials. DEADLINE August 17, 2012.

    Link: http://

  • Reminder USF Deadline August 27 the first day of fall classes for Fulbright Marshall Mitchell and Rhodes

    If you will apply, but have not yet contacted the Office of National Scholarships regarding your application, do so ASAP at


  • Personal Statement Writing Workshops

    Ms. Gloria Munoz, a Writing Center consultant will be holding two workshops for students regarding writing personal statements. Students who are currently applying for national scholarships (or will soon apply) are encouraged to attend.

    Workshops will be held on Tuesday, August 21 at 9am in ALN 243 and on Friday, August 24 at 1pm in ALN 243. You can sign up here:

    Questions? Email



  • Special Student Fulbright Opportunities in the Sciences and Public Health Campus deadline August 27

    The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applicants in the sciences to all eligible countries. Please note the specific grants below:

    Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships offered in partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institute of Health have been established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings.
    Australia: The Fulbright CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship provides the opportunity for Fulbrighters to undertake postgraduate research with Australia's leading and largest science research organization, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization). Candidates currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs are eligible to apply.
    Canada: The Fulbright Canada STEM Award ( offers U.S. students support for three years of doctoral study at one of six leading Canadian research universities (McGill University, Université de Montéal, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and University of Waterloo) in both basic and applied fields of science, engineering and mathematics.
    Chile: The Chile Science Initiative provides three grants for Master's level or Ph.D. students conducting study/research at specified Chilean universities. Some programs may not require a high level of Spanish proficiency since much of the work at the Institutes is conducted in English.
    Indonesia: The Fulbright Indonesia Research, Science & Technology (FIRST) Awards provide scholarships for Americans to study, teach, and conduct research in priority science and technology fields.
    Netherlands: The NAF/Fulbright Research Fellowships provides grants for Ph.D. level candidates in the fields of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics or Physics. The NA F/Fulbright Fellowship for Childhood Cancer Research provides a grant for a post M.D. or Ph.D. in oncology.

    For more information and to apply, please email Ms. Schumacher ASAP at

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

  • Dine and Discover with Danielle

    ~A taste of the world, in your own backyard!

    Do you like eating or trying new cultural food? Do you consider yourself a Glo-BULL citizen? Then you&rsquoll want to Dine and Discover with Danielle. We will go to various near by restaurants that serve authentic cuisine and explore cultures with different dishes. This experience will offer you the ability to gain awareness on the origin and preparation of the food that is served. We will also take a brief tour of the facility and share the food that is ordered, family style- like good old Thanksgiving dinner.

    Get ready to enjoy the international flavors that will have your taste buds jumping! Students will carpool with your peers and meet Ms. Locke at the selected locations.

    Let Ms. Locke know where you would like to dine by visiting her at the Honors LLC Welcome Back Luau on August 22nd at Simmons Park (across from Juniper Poplar parking area)!

  • Cooking with Cayla

    Get things sizzling Cooking with Cayla!

    Session 1 will provide an opportunity to explore Italian cuisine and show off your skills to fellow residents. Please plan to bring your own knife, cutting board, and plastic mixing spoon. Get ready to learn how to cook with hands-on lessons, taste testing, and lots of fun with Mrs. Lanier.

    When: Tuesday, September 4 from 5:00-6:30 pm
    Where: Juniper Kitchen (2nd floor)

    This is a FreshPeople 5 and Pod Wars event so please bring your USF ID cards!


  • Welcome Back Luau

    The Honors LLC is thrilled to meet our new residents and excited to see the faces of those returning as we welcome you to the first event of the school year! Come experience one of the Honors LLC signature events and be ready to hang ten, have fun, and get to know fellow Honors LLC residents.

    ~ Free Food and Jamba Juice
    ~ Games, Prizes, and Giveaways
    ~ Honors Faculty/Staff Meet & Greet

    When: Wednesday, August 22 from 2:00-3:30 pm
    Where: Simmons Park (adjacent to the Juniper-Poplar parking area)

    This is a FreshPeople 5 event so please bring your USF ID card!


  • Staying Connected to the HLLC

    Show your pride in your community and make sure that you don''t miss out on any Honors LLC news or updates by connecting with the HLLC Facebook and Twitter accounts!

  • Fun in the Sun

    You''ve adjusted to new classes, found your way around campus, and prepared yourself for the hundreds of pages you''ll read over the semester! Now it''s time to relax a little and have some fun in the sun!

    Join the Honors LLC as the community spends a day at Ft. De Soto Beach and National Park. We''ll venture out and return on Saturday, September 8th, transporation will be provided. In order to participate in this event, please r.s.v.p. no later than Thursday, August 23 by 5 pm.

    Further details of the event will be provided at a later date. If you have any questions, feel free to email Alnicia Williams (HLLC GA) at

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Student Submissions

  • Windows Phone at LLC Kickoff

    Interested in developing apps for Windows 8? Want to see the Windows phone in action? Honors College LLC Residents are invited to come demo Windows Phones and learn more about upcoming Windows development workshops at the LLC Kickoff Event on August 22. Find more information here!

    Link: USF Windows Developer Blog

  • Education Abroad Office Internship

    The USF Education Abroad Internship Program is a new initiative aimed at providing students with an opportunity to develop a variety of professional skill sets in the context of internationalization at the University of South Florida. Each internship will require between 8-10 hours of work per week and will take place at either the Education Abroad Main Office located in the Patel Center for Global Solutions or the Education Abroad Gateway Office located in the Marshall Student Center.

    All internships are unpaid but can be taken for credit, provided your department approves of your placement and assigns a faculty member to oversee your work and grant academic credit (this step must be taken by the student on his/her own behalf &ndash The Education Abroad Office cannot work out the details of a for-credit internship for the student).

    Link: Education Abroad Internship Website

  • Research Assistants Needed for Adolescent Depression Study

    Research Assistants needed!  Dr. Marc Karver Alliance Lab is looking for dedicated students to assist with projects focused on depressed and at-risk populations.  Research assistants must be meticulous, detail-oriented, hardworking, and dependable with good communication and problem-solving skills.  Applicants should be able to make a 2 semester commitment. Students who are planning to go to graduate or medical school are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email the Alliance Lab Team at for more information.

    Includes assisting with projects focused on depressed and at-risk adolescent populations

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