Know-a-BULL News
Week of 08/19/2014 - Issue # 328

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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 8/21/2014 Freshmen Orientation
 8/21/2014 Honors LLC Welcome Waters
 8/22/2014 Provost Scholars Welcome Breakfast
 8/22/2014 Welcome Back Lunch
 8/22/2014 Soros Fellowships Workshop
 8/24/2014 Floor Meetings
 8/28/2014 Office of National Scholarships Open House
 9/2/2014 Mandatory PSP cohort 14 meeting
 9/4/2014 New Tradition of Excellence (TOE's) Student Meeting
 9/4/2014 Honors College Student Council General Body Meeting
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    WOW is the word of the week, and it’s just the right word to express the excitement of the annual Week of Welcome on the USF campus.  WOW is a jam-packed schedule of events designed to orient new students to USF, featuring events sponsored by a wide array of student organizations and university offices.  There are open houses, burger bashes, ice cream socials, movies, shopping trips, sporting events, residence hall meetings, photo ops, information sessions, orientation tours, and much more – even a hypnotist!  For me, a newcomer to the USF community, it’s a chance to appreciate the amazing array of opportunities for involvement on the USF campus, and the vibrant social and intellectual culture that makes USF such a special place.  There are so many ways for Honors College students to get involved in campus organizations and hone their leadership skills while making a difference in the lives of their fellow students and the broader Tampa Bay community.  Whether you’re a new or returning student, I urge you to explore all your options for involvement this WOW week, and throughout the year.  Find the best ways for you to benefit from all that USF has to offer, and the best ways for you to benefit the USF community by contributing your special talents and passions.  Go Bulls!


  • New! - Student IRB Workshop

    This workshop is for every student thinking about conducting research with human subjects. This workshop will help you understand how to submit the required Institutional Review Board (IRB) forms and gain approval. You will also be awarded the required bi-annual certification for Human Subjects Protection by the IRB which will enable you to conduct your research. Students who will be doing their thesis in the next two years and will engage with "humans" in the process are highly encouraged to attend.

    There are two sessions.

    • The first is on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 9:00-12:00 at the USF Marshall Center, room 2708.

    • The second is on Monday, September, 15, 2014 from1:00-4:00pm at the USF Marshall Center, Room 2708.

    If you have any questions, please contact, Dr. Sondra Fogel at,

  • New! - Honors College Student Assistants NEEDED

    Honors College needs 1-2 student assistants for Fall and beyond. Students must be Honors College students in good standing, preferably Freshmen or Sophomores, able to receive Federal Work Study is a plus!

    Hours needed (please only apply if you can work any of these hours):

    Monday: 12:15 - 2:00

    Tuesday: 8:00 - 3:30

    Wednesday: 12:15 - 5:00

    Thursday: 8:00 - 3:30

    Friday: 11:00 - 12:00


    Please email Joan Field at: . You don't need to be able to work all of the hours listed above, but at least 10 hours a week. The Honors College is a great place to work - hope to hear from available students as soon as possible!


  • 2014 TGH TGMG Summer Interns Present Research

    The University of South Florida has partnered with specialty physicians at Tampa General Medical Group and Tampa General Hospital to provide a unique experience for a select group of undergraduate students.  On August 4th, Honors College students Tabitha Michaud '16 (her second summer), Kyle Mascarinas '16, Leah Kingsbury '15, Micah Johnstone '15, and Allison Distler '15 presented research conducted as summer interns.  

    Students participated in retrospective clinical research projects with a mentoring physician, shadowed physicians in the hospital setting, and participated in a series of lectures on medically important topics. Some interns will have the opportunity to continue to work with physicians on projects during the subsequent school year.  Selection for Summer 2015 will begin in early February, 2015.  For more information, contact Mr. Mejias:

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Graduate School Application Workshop

    Please join us on Thursday, October 16 for a workshop put on by Ms. Cris Murray from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Ms. Murray will be speaking to students about application strategies for graduate school applications as well as providing information to students regarding graduate programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    The workshop will be held from 3pm to 4:30pm in ALN 252.

    You can learn more information about Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute here:

    Link: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • New! - 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 particularly 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.

  • New! - Soros Fellowship for New Americans Workshop

    Please join us for a workshop regarding the Soros Fellowship. Soros is a national scholarship for students who are considered "new Americans" and intending to attend graduate school. You can learn more about eligibility requirements here:

    An informational workshop will be held Friday, August 22 at 2pm in ALN 252. Please RSVP to the workshop through the Office of National Scholarships Upcoming Events Calendar at

    Link: Office of National Scholarships

  • Learn more about nationally competitive merit scholarships

    Attend an upcoming informational workshop to learn more about the Office of National Scholarships and the national scholarship opportunities that can fund your study abroad experience, do research or an internship or pursue graduate study. Workshops will be presented by year (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior and Senior).

    View the upcoming workshop schedule and sign up for a workshop at under the Upcoming Events Calendar.

    Link: Office of National Scholarships

  • Soros Award for New Americans Graduate School Funding

    Are you an accomplished USF graduate who has overcome some challenges AND who is enrolled or plans to enroll full time in graduate, medical or law school in 2015-16? Were you born on or after November 1, 1983? And, are you a New American defined as ONE of the following being true:

    1. You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents.

    2. You are - or will by the application deadline be - in possession of a valid green card. (Note, if you have a green card application pending and hope it will be approved by the application deadline, please wait to submit your application until you actually receive your green card.)

    3. You are a US citizen by birth, but neither of your birth parents was a US citizen or eligible for US citizenship at the time of his or her birth, and at least one of them subsequently became a naturalized US citizen.

    4. You were born outside of the United States or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption. To the best of your knowledge, neither of your birth parents was a US citizen.

    5. You have been - or by the application deadline will have been - granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (Note, if you have a DACA application pending and hope it will be approved by the application deadline, please wait to submit your application until you actually have been granted DACA status.)

    If this is you, you may be eligible to apply for a Soros Fellowship to support your graduate education. For complete eligibility go to:

    Internal USF Deadline is 9/30/2014

     For help in applying contact Dr. Linda Lucas or Dr. Damon Lazzara at the USF Office of National Scholarships, or


    Link: onsusfedu

  • Office of National Scholarships Open House

    Please join us for our USF Week of Welcome Open House event!

    The Open House is a chance for students to learn more about our office, meet our advising staff and speak with previous national scholarship recipients in attendance.

    The Open House will be held on Thursday, August 28 from 1pm to 3pm in the corridor outside of our office, ALN 271.

  • 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



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

  • Myers Tutoring is Hiring

    • Myers Tutoring is a small, independent tutoring service located in Carrollwood Village. We tutor all academic levels (K-12) as well as SAT and ACT test prep. We are looking to hire hard working, positive-thinking students with a thirst for knowledge and a passion for teaching. Part-time and full-time positions are available with flexible hours. 
    • We are hiring for the upcoming school year, so call, text or email us 813-966-9377 and

  • 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! - Relay For Life Leadership Positions Available

    Looking for a leadership position and want to help fight cancer?! Relay For Life of USF is looking for dedicated, passionate leaders to apply for their planning committee. Last year's on-campus event raised over $60,000 for the American Cancer Society. Fill out an application here and email with any questions on available positions. For more information, stop by the Relay For Life Information Session on Wednesday, August 27th from 7:30-8:30 in MSC 3709.

  • New! - Interested in making global friendships

    The USF International Buddy program (iBuddy) is a 7-week program that partners international and domestic students at USF to increase cultural awareness and build global friendships. Complete the online application and attend the iBuddy Kickoff on Friday, August 22nd from 1:00-3:00pm in the MSC Ballroom to meet your buddy!

    Link: iBuddy Program and Application

  • Volunteer Opportunity

    Neurobiology of learning and memory laboratory is looking for volunteers to assist in everyday lab duties. Our interests include understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory and in developing novel treatments for cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer's Disease.

  • Scholarship opportunity

    Epsilon chapter of Delta Tau Lambda Sorority, Inc. at the University of South Florida, is an organization that values academic excellence and strives to provide Latino women and other women of color with the tools they need to succeed. It is because of this passion that each year we raise money towards our Lydia Cruz and Sandra Maria Ramos Scholarship, which allows us to help an exceptional student continue on the path to reaching her goals. 

    The amount awarded this year will be $500. An overview of the scholarship is provided in the application, but to quickly summarize the eligibility requirements, applicants must be:

    • A woman of Latina or other minority descent.
    • Currently enrolled in high school as a senior entering college in Fall 2015 OR currently enrolled as a Freshman in college. 

    The deadline is October 3rd, 2014.  Contact: Thania Garcia:

    Link: DTL at USF

  • Wishmakers on Campus at USF

    The Make-A-Wish Foundation has come to USF with its new partner, Wishmakers on Campus! The new student organization works to raise funds, spread awareness and connect with children living with life-threatening medical conditions. Working closely with the foundation, Wishmakers on Campus will be hosting events and fundraisers as well as actively participating in Make-A-Wish events across the state of Florida! For more information about how to start granting wishes today, contact President Alec Waid at

    Link: Wishmakers on Campus FB Page

  • Marketing Director Needed for MSDN Club

    The MSDN club at USF is looking for a new marketing director. This would entail making weekly advertisements for the events and showing up to bi-weekly officer meetings (every other Monday around 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm).

    Contact: if interested



  • USF IT Department Hiring Students

    The USF Information Technology department is hiring at the Helpdesk!

    If you have prior computer support experience, or have a good customer service background, please apply.

     We offer up to 40 hours a week, work around your class schedule, and pay starts at $9.00

    If interested apply here:

  • 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

  • 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


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