Know-a-BULL News
Week of 09/09/2014 - Issue # 331

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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 9/10/2014 Welcome back PSP cohort 13 meeting
 9/10/2014 Resident's Choice Event: Leadership Series Taco Night
 9/11/2014 Journaling Workshop Series
 9/12/2014 Office of National Scholarships Senior Workshop
 9/12/2014 Public Policy Workshop
 9/15/2014 Office of National Scholarships Junior Workshop
 9/15/2014 Student IRB Workshop
 9/17/2014 Preparing for Graduate School
 9/17/2014 Robert Westman: Copernicus and the Astrologers
 9/17/2014 Trivia and Treats
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • New! - PAID Tutoring Position


    The Holcombe and Jenkins Scholarship Programs are looking for tutors for the Fall 2014 semester in the following courses:

    Introductory Biochemistry (BCH 3053)

    Anatomy and Physiology (BSC 2085)

    Finite Mathematics (MGF 1106)

    Principles of Financial Accounting (ACG 2021)

    Bridge to Abstract Math (MGF 3301)

    Geometry (MTG 3212)

    Intro to Electrical Systems (EGN 3373)

    Differential Equations (MAP 2302)

    Electronic Materials (EEE 3394)

    Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course at USF, and 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

  • Career Panel: So You Want to be an Engineer

    Students who are pursuing majors in the College of Engineering are invited to attend this career panel event. Professional engineers who majored in engineering and are USF Honors College alumni, will be answering your questions about the profession.  Come ready to ask your career questions and network with local engineers who were once in your seat!

    This event is on Thurs., September 18 at 6:00 pm in JPH 1317. Please RSVP!  (This is also a FreshPeople5 event so it's also a great opportunity for first-year students currently taking EGN 3000, Foundations of Engineering.) 

    Any questions?  Contact Honors advisor, Mrs. Spear at  

    Link: RSVP via Honors Calendar

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity

    Rachel Schweers, a PhD student in the Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology (CMMB) department, is looking for undergraduate students! If you are looking for research opportunities, please email her for more information:

  • 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,

  • 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! - State Department Information Session

    Diplomat in Residence Ed Loo will host an Information Session on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND,  at 3:00 P.M. in Cooper Hall Room 125 where you will learn about careers and internship programs with the U.S. Department of State.

    For more information regarding careers with the US Department of State, please visit

    Link: US Department of State Careers

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • New! - Resident Pick Event Leadership Series Taco Night

    The Polls are in! You all voted for:

    Taco Night Leadership Series! 

    The first ever resident pick event will be next Wednesday 9/10 at 5:30 in JPH 1319!

    Come out for free tacos and leadership tips from a USF attorney. Please RSVP on the Honors Calendar, the cap is set at 100 students. 
    (Didn''t get your choice? We will have a second program later in the semester for the 2nd place program!)

    Link: Honors LLC Facebook

  • New! - Journaling Workshop Series

    Journaling will change your life. No, really. Starting and keeping a simple journal can allow you to reflect on your goals, your time, your achievements, your creativity and your life. This sort of self-reflection is vital to making and pursuing goals related to your academics, career and beyond. Come join Mrs. Lanier for the Intro workshop to learn the what's, why's and how's of journaling, then dive right into several different styles to see which one fits you best.

    The first workshop will be Thursday September 11 from 4-6 in JPH 1313. RSVP on the Honors Calendar if you have not already!

  • 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

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Student Submissions

  • New! - Volunteer Opportunity at the Hope Lodge

    Looking for a great volunteer opportunity on campus?! The Hope Lodge is looking for dedicated volunteers for their hospitality desk. The Lodge offers free lodging for cancer patients receiving treatment away from home and is funded by the American Cancer Society. Volunteers interact with residents and their caregivers at the front desk and should be responsible, reliable, and friendly.The Hope Lodge is a great place to volunteer if you''re looking to make a positive impact in someone's life! A basic background check and short orientation will be required. Minimum commitment is 3hrs a week and 75hrs total. Shifts are available 7 days a week from 8AM-9PM. Email Carrie Brown at for more information. Click this link to read more about the Hope Lodge:

    Link: American Cancer Society Website

  • New! - Scare Away Cancer 5K with South University PA Students

    South University Tampa Physician Assistant program is excited to be hosting the first ever 5K run/walk with proceeds going to Moffitt Cancer Center! We are working to reach out to the community to educate individuals on the role of the Physician Assistant in healthcare as well as to promote overall health and wellness.

    This event will be a COSTUME 5K so everyone is encouraged to dress up in their best Halloween costume to help us SCARE AWAY CANCER!

    We will have face painting available for children to make their costumes complete! We will also be giving costume prizes for the best children's costumes of the day!

    This is an excellent way to network with current PA students and the PA community in Tampa. Please go to the website for more information and to register for the event!

    Link: Scare Away Cancer 5K

  • New! - New Scholarship Award

    Applications are now open for a new competitive scholarship just for Honors College students. The K.M. Kundlas Scholarship is for full-time Honors students with financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA. Students should submit an essay outlining their academic achievements, plans for the future, and campus involvement to Mrs. Lanier by Friday, September 12th. Two students will be selected for a $2,000 scholarship for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.

    Link: Email Mrs Lanier

  • Phi Delta Epsilon Coed Medical Fraternity Recruitment

    Phi Delta Epsilon is a co-ed professional medical fraternity whose purpose is to guide undergraduate students to a career in medicine. Our goal is to foster brotherhood, networking, professionalism, and philanthropy in order to prepare members for medical school. We are hosting informational sessions on September 15th, 17th, and 19th from 8-9pm in EDU 253 where you can learn about our organization and the recruitment process. For more information, please contact Mike Katzen, VP of Recruitment:

  • Rush Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity

    Are you a returning USF or transfer student? Do you a 3.2 or higher GPA? If so, come check out our organization at one of our five info sessions. We are a gender inclusive fraternity, which means we welcome everyone, and our tripod focuses on scholarship, leadership, and fellowship. If you can''t make it to our first info session, we will also be meeting 9/4 at 7pm in the MSC food court, 9/8 at 6pm in the MSC food court, and 9/10 at 7:30pm or 8:30pm in MSC room 3709. Hope to see you there!

    Link: Phi Sigma Pi Facebook Page

  • 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:

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