Know-a-BULL News
Week of 08/27/2013 - Issue # 279

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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 8/28/2013 GraphicStudio WOW Freshman 5 Event
 8/29/2013 Tradition of Excellence Student (TOE) meeting
 9/3/2013 Cooking w/ Cayla
 9/4/2013 Provost Scholar Meet and Greet
 9/4/2013 Book Discussion by David Jacobson
 9/5/2013 HCSC First General Body Meeting
 9/6/2013 Honors College Freshmen Convocation
 9/8/2013 HCSC Fall Picnic
 9/11/2013 Provost's Scholar Event
 9/12/2013 LLC & Improv @ USF
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    We now have an accelerated program with Stetson Law school which will allow you to earn a BA or BS and a Law Degree in only 6 years.  Better still, students selected for the program will receive significant scholarship support from Stetson.

    Ms. Laura Zuppo, Admissions  Representative from Stetson College of Law will be discussing the new Accelerated Bachelor/JD program between the Honors College and Stetson University on Friday, September 13, in ALN 252. First presentation 10-11, followed by an open session for questions. Next presentation, 12-1:00, followed by an open session for questions.  You are invited if you are a first or second year college student in the Honors College

    Program Description:


    Our Musical groups are back for the fall and here are the days and times for each group.  PLEASE take advantage and join one of them (or 2 or 3).  This is a no pressure program meant to be fun.  Please let me know which group(s) you will join and whether you wish to get 1 credit.

    Jazz     M   5:15pm - 6:30pm          MUS116

    Choir   W   5:15pm - 6:30pm          MUS119

    Orchestra  R 5:00pm - 6:00pm      MUS140

  • New! - Tradition of Excellence TOE Students

    All  TOE students are invited to the first "Welcome to USF" program to be held on Aug 29th from 5:00-6:00 in the SVC student affairs conference room. This is a mandatory event for all first year TOE's. Please RSVP on the calendar page on the Honors College web-site.

  • New! - Honors Speaker Series

    The Honors College Inaugural speaker will be here on Friday, September 13 at 1pm at the USF Honors College will be Jordan Raynor, Co-founder of Citizinvestor - a very cool Tampa based company which is changing the way citizens invest and positively impact their communities. Jordan is a digital strategist who is considered a leading expert on crowd-funding and on-line startups to positively disrupt communities.

    Jordan Raynor's bio:  Jordan currently is working as the Co-founder and Partnership Director for Citizinvestor - a crowdfunding platform for local government projects. This latest startup venture pits the "Gov 2.0" movement with other talented entrepreneurs looking to "disrupt" government through technology. As Co-founder and Partnership Director at Citizinvestor, Jordan is responsible for securing partnerships with local government entities and marketing projects posted to Citizinvestor's platform to citizens in partner municipalities across America. 

    This is a Freshpeople 5 Event and space is limited so RSVP early.  If you RSVP, make sure you attend

    For more on Citizinvestor go to this link:

  • New! - Graduating in Fall 2013?

    If you are planning to graduate in December and have not yet met with a departmental major advisor, please do so during the Drop/Add period to make sure you are on track to finish your degree. The deadline to apply for graduation is Friday, September 20.

    Link: Graduation Application

  • New! - Honors LLC Welcome Back Lunch Raffle Winners

    The winners from the ticket raffle at the Honors LLC Welcome Back Lunch are as follows:

    • 1st Prize ($100 textbook voucher):  Ticket # 504527

    • 2nd Prize ($100 textbook voucher):  Ticket # 504581

    • 3rd Prize (a wireless keyboard):  Ticket # 504436

    You have until this Friday, 8/30, to come collect your prizes! Make sure you bring your ticket with you and ask to see Mr. Lucien. 

    If the prizes are not collected, we will do one more drawing for next Tuesday's newsletters, so don't throw your ticket out quite yet! 

  • Job for Recent Honors Grad

    This job is local,  in a firm that creates psychological tests.  respond to

    Summary: We are seeking a highly motivated, committed team player to join our Customer Support Department. Throughout the work day the specialist will handle inbound calls, process orders, and field print/software/web based product related technical questions, both by phone and e-mail.

    Our ideal Customer Support Specialist will thrive in a call center environment where the ability to accept increasing responsibilities is a must. He/she will demonstrate excellent oral/written communication skills, troubleshooting skills, technical/computer knowledge, and the ability to multitask between customer and technical support tasks on a daily basis.

    BA/BS required. Psychology/Social Sciences background and prior customer service experience is a definite plus.

    PAR provides a generous and competitive benefits package to employees.


  • Great Freshpeople 5 Event

    You may earn credit by attending or by volunteering.  The latter will give you good contacts. The USF Contemporary Art Museum, in conjunction with GraphicStudio, will be hosting a Week of Welcome event on Wednesday, August 28.  Please join us and visit our new exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum: "SubRosa: The Language of Resistance" and enjoy free snow cones and great prizes.  We are also looking for 8 - 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


  • Virtual Academic Advising

    Ms. Sturrock is currently available for virtual academic advising through Skype: you may contact her through the usf_honorscollege account or by calling 813-964-7605. Virtual advising will typically be available from 9am-4pm (on Tuesdays, she will be available from 10am-4pm). You can also schedule a phone or Skype appointment by emailing Ms. Sturrock at A designated virtual advising work station will also be available in the Honors College advising suite.      


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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Sign up for an ONS Workshop to learn more about national scholarship opportunities

    The new fall workshop schedule has been posted for the Office of National Scholarships. You can view the full schedule at under Upcoming Events. Sign up for a workshop today and learn more about national scholarship opportunities!

    Link: httponsusfedu

  • New! - Spring Science Undergrad Lab Internship program

    Are you  an undergraduate science student who would be interested in a spring internship?  Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Spring Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program!  The SULI program encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers by providing research experiences at DOE laboratories.  Spring internship dates are January 6 - April 25 and the deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. ET on October 1, 2013.  Visit to apply or to obtain additional information.   If you have questions, please call Julie Malicoat at (865) 576-2311. Or contact the USF Office of National Scholarships at .


  • NSF Graduate Fellowships

    Going to graduate school next year in social sciences or a STEM field including STEM education? Rising Senior? US Citizen? Consider applying for an NSF Graduate fellowship. Deadlines: Application Deadline(s) (received by 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time):

         November 04, 2013

          Engineering Computer and Information Science and Engineering Materials Research

         November 05, 2013

          Mathematical Sciences Chemistry Physics and Astronomy

         November 07, 2013

         Social Sciences Psychology STEM Education and Learning

         November 08, 2013

          Life Sciences Geosciences


    Link: http://:

  • ONS Open House on August 28th

    Are you a leader with big ideas for the future? Do you want to change the world? Come learn more about the Office of National Scholarships and the national merit scholarship opportunities to help you achieve your dreams and future career goals. You will also have an opportunity to meet past national scholarship winners! The Open House will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in ALN 271. 

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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Speical Programs

  • New! - Provost Scholar First Event

    Mandatory first year PSP event and all other PSP's are welcomed to the first "Welcome to USF" program to be held on Sept 4th from 6:30-8:00 in JPH 1315 hosted by your PSP Social Committee Please RSVP on the calendar page of the Honors College.

  • New! - Preparing and Applying to ANY graduate school PSP program

    All PSP's are invited to this program by Mr. Gary Oliver from the USF Office of Graduate Studies. This will be held on Sept 18th, 6:30-8:00 in JPH 1319.This is especially relevant to 2nd and 3rd year PSP's.  Please RSVP on the calendar page on the Honors College web-site. If space permits, other students may attend. Please contact Dr. Fogel at to express your interest.


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USF Honors College Student Council

  • New! - HCSC 1ST General Meeting

    Hello Honors College Students! Welcome back to a new year here at USF! 

    We are working on a lot of great things this year for our Honors students and would like you to be a part of it all! Come out to our FIRST GENERAL BODY MEETING on Thursday, September 5th at 5:30 PM in JPH 1313. Get acquainted with fellow Honors students while participating in fun icebreakers and eating PIZZA! Plus, get information about events, volunteer activities, and leadership positions offered by the Honors Council. You will also have a chance to have your voice heard on any future events by speaking up during the meeting or by joining one of our committees (Events Committee, Advertising Committee, and Volunteer Committee)! Stay up to date with all of our activities by liking our Honors Council Facebook page: Council/112739975496519

    Please RSVP below so we can make sure we have enough activities and food to go around! See you there!

  • New! - HCSC Fall Picnic

    Aloha Honors Students! Get ready for the Honors College Student Council Fall Picnic! This is your official invitation to come breathe the fresh "tropical" air at our Luau-themed event. Dean Silverman will be grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers all with a special Hawaiian twist! There will be awesome jams provided by DJ James Swantek. Enjoy an afternoon of Volleyball, Tug o' War, Water Dodgeball, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, and Football! There will also be FREE canoeing and kayaking with your USF ID. Shuttles leave from JPH starting at 10:45 am and run every 20 min during the event. Honors Council t-shirts will also be for sale so remember to bring $10! 

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Student Submissions

  • New! - Tutor Needed for Calculus II MAC 2312

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Calculus II (MAC 2312) for the Fall 2013 Semester. Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course at USF, and received 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 Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA, with questions.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • New! - Tutor Needed for General Physics PHY 2048

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for General Physics (PHY 2048) for the Fall 2013 Semester. Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course at USF, and received 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 Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA, with questions.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • New! - Tutor Needed for Organic Chemistry I CHM 2210

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Organic Chemistry I (CHM 2210) for the Fall 2013 Semester. Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course at USF, and received 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 Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA , with questions.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • New! - Animal House Interest Meeting 9/3 6pm

    Are you an animal lover? Do you want to save lives? Then come join Animal House for its first meeting of the year! Find out how to get involved with USF's only club dedicated to volunteering for animals and bettering the welfare of the animal community. When: Tuesday September 3rd, 6pm,    Where: MSC 2703,    RSVP: follow the link below to save your seat (and like our Facebook page while you're there)! Can't make it but still want to volunteer? That's okay! Just let us know by emailing

    Link: RSVP here Facebook Meeting Event Page

  • Volunteers Needed for StudentLed Thesis Project

    An Honors student conducting EEG research is seeking volunteers willing to fall asleep while having their EEG signal recorded. Prospective participants looking for more information may contact the study investigator Michael Del Valle at

  • Music for Hope Looking for Members and Leaders

    Music for Hope is a newly founded organization that is made up of student musicians who play together at various venues. The club will raise money to be put towards charities and play for patients throughout the Tampa Bay area. The club is looking for people who can play an instrument or are interested in a leadership position with organizational responsibilities. If you can play an instrument or are interested in leading and organizing events, please contact Nicole Le at


    Cool off in between classes and enjoy a complimentary water bottle and snack. While you are here, you can learn more about Accounting Society, an organization open to all USF students that introduces opportunities in the accounting field. Event Dates: 08/27/2013, 08/28/2013, 08/29/2013 Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Event Location: BSN Breezeway

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