Know-a-BULL News
Week of 09/10/2013 - Issue # 281



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

RSS Feed Upcoming Events
 9/11/2013 Provost's Scholar Event
 9/12/2013 LLC & Improv @ USF
 9/13/2013 USF & Stetson Law School- Joint 3+3 program
 9/13/2013 Guest Speaker Jordan Raynor of Citizinvestor
 9/13/2013 Public Policy Scholarships Workshop
 9/16/2013 Goldwater Scholarship Workshop
 9/18/2013 Provost Scholar Event
 9/18/2013 Networking Happy Hour
 9/18/2013 Critical Language/Boren Scholarship Workshop
 9/19/2013 The Big Ethical Questions with Humanist Christopher DiCarlo
* "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


    Please RSVP for this event.  If you are interested in Law School, this is a very important event.


    Program Description: http://honors.usf.edu/AB-JD.html



  • 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 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! - USF Gameday Cookbook

    Honors graduate Candace Braun Davison has created a USF Gameday Cookbook! 


    Here''s some quick info about the book:


     -25% of the net proceeds are pledged to go toward Honors College scholarships


     -40+ tailgate/watch party recipes, all with full-color photos


     -USF trivia sprinkled throughout the cookbook


     -Special "Taste of Gameday" section featuring students/alumni's photos, as well as interviews with the Beef Studs, a watch party organizer, USF SAE (about their tailgate bus, which tows a Jacuzzi!) and a sports photographer.


     -Available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Collegiate-Cookbook-USF-Gameday-Edition/dp/1492264237/


    Purchase yours today! 


  • New! - Honors Speaker Series



    The Honors College Inaugural speaker will be here on Friday, September 13 at 1pm at the USF Honors College. The speaker 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:


    http://www.citizinvestor.com/


  • New! - Couldn't make Convocation? Here is how you can make it up ...

    The video of Convocation is on Blackboard and can be viewed at your leisure.  Once you have looked at it, you may come to Honors College any Friday in September from 9-11 or 2-4 to receive your ribbon and to swipe in. 


  • New! - Interested in politics or public service or law here is an oncampus job

    If you are a second or third year student Interested in politics or pubic service or law, I have a job possibility.   A former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives is writing his memoirs right here in the Honors College.  He needs help scanning and organizing photos and documents and transcribing tapes.  This is the opportunity for you to meet someone with great contacts and and unbelievable experiences. 


    If you have any interest in politics, law or public service, this is quite an opportunity.  Contact me if you are interested. (silverman@honors.usf.edu)


    Work schedule can be worked out at your convenience


  • New! - Tutors Needed

    The Jenkins Scholars Program is looking for tutors 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.

    Tutors needed for:  Nutrition (HUN 2201) Anatomy & Physiology (BSC 2085) Operating Systems (COP 4600) Intro to Electrical Systems (EGN 3373) and Intro to Probability ( STA 4442).

    Contact Information: Katie Negron, Jenkins GA. email: negronc@usf.edu


    Link: Tutor Application

  • New! - Essay contest winners announced

    Our Henrietta Lacks contest brought in scores of great entries.  Congratulations to the 3 winners, 1) Raaven Goffee, 2) Adrianne Spoto and 3) Leslie Gibson.  Each student will receive a scholarship for their efforts.


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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • 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 


    Or contact the USF Office of National Scholarships at nationalscholarships@usf.edu.


     


    Link: http://: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13584/nsf13584.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

  • 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 http://ons.usf.edu under Upcoming Events. Sign up for a workshop today and learn more about national scholarship opportunities!


    Link: httponsusfedu

  • 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 http://science.energy.gov/wdts/ 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 nationalscholarships@usf.edu .


     


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

  • 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 sfogel@usf.edu to express your interest.


     


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USF Honors College Student Council

  • New! - Honors LLC Events


    • Improv @ USF  September 13, 7:00 PM in JPH 1319  This student organization has recently grown immensely as their reputation for putting on a great improv show has spread. Come out to act, watch, or play as Improv @ USF walks Honors LLC members through some of the fun of participating in improv games, all while fine-tuning professional skills!

    • Networking Happy Hours September 18, 7-9 PM Bartenders don't just serve up drinks, they're also known for serving up some good advice. Who else offers even better advice? Your academic advisors! Come to Networking Happy Hour and let Honors College staff serve you some (non-alcoholic) drinks, and decadent desserts! As the time for semesterly advising appointments comes nearer, it is important to make your appointment. If you haven't done so already, you'll schedule a time to see your advisor with our "bouncers" at the door.

    • Road Scholars Series: A Weekend in St. Augustine, September 27-29 Join us for a Road Scholar weekend trip as we examine St. Augustine's unique sense of place, identity and culture. Highlights during the trip include a guided historical tour of the city, the Lightner Museum, St. George Street, Castillo de San Marcos, a tour of the former Ponce de Leon Hotel (now Flagler College, and other optional outings that will examine the unique food cultures and artistic venues of the city! This is a trip you don't want to miss! Please RSVP, space is limited.

    • Cost: Approximately $130 covers transportation, lodging, tours. (Food costs are not included.) **Note: If you are living in the Honors LLC, the Honors College will provide a scholarship to offset a significant portion of your costs.

    • CANVAS INVITE: Please accept the Honors LLC invite on Canvas! Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with information unless you accept.


    Link:  View full calendar of events here

  • New! - Honors LLC Reminders


    • Beach Trip to Fort De Soto (Sat. Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.) Though a few weeks away, this event requires an RSVP so that transportation (free via BullRunner) can be planned accordingly. Please look for additional e-mails to be sent out via e-mail as this date nears. We will provide transportation, but not food, so please plan to pack lunch, snacks, drinks, etc.

    • Lunch with the Deans (Mon. Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) Don't miss your chance to get to know the Honors College Deans on a more personal level, while enjoying a nice lunch together. This will count as a LLC and Fresh 5 event. It will take place in the Juniper Dining Hall and space is limited, please remember to RSVP.

    • USFHONORSLLC Instagram Follow us on Instagram! Also, remember to tag us in your pictures at Honors LLC events by adding #USFhonorsLLC or @USFHonorsLLC!

    • Google+ Rocky UsfBull Make us a part of your circle on Google+ to learn more about upcoming events and HLLC happenings. Special offer: the first POD to have all of its members join our Google+ page will be rewarded with a pizza party!


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Student Submissions

  • New! - Project LINK Research Training Program

    Project LINK (Leaders In New Knowledge), is a competitive research training program designed to expose aspiring underrepresented high school and undergraduate students to the excitement of science and a cancer research career. It provides mentored opportunities for trainees in a selected area of research such as immunology, cell biology, drug discovery, biostatistics, bioinformatics, mathematical oncology, clinical investigations, health outcomes and behavior, community outreach, or epidemiology.


    Project LINK is part of the National Cancer Institute's Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE): http://crchd.cancer.gov/diversity/cure-overview.html. The success of research designed to reduce the disproportionate burden of cancer incidence and mortality in many racial/ethnic groups will depend substantially on the presence of a cadre of culturally sensitive, well-trained scientists from diverse backgrounds. Underrepresented individuals are not limited to racial and ethnic minorities but may also include individuals determined underrepresented in cancer research by the institution (e.g. first generation college). Project LINK applicants should:



    • Have a GPA of 3.5

    • Demonstrate a high aptitude and interest in science

    • Be willing to commit and devote two years to the LINK training program

    • Be a US citizen or permanent resident

    • For high school applicants, trainees must be junior level and above.


    To obtain an application, visit our web site at http://www.moffitt.org/link or call the LINK Training office at Moffitt Cancer Center by calling Ms. Cindy Burcham at (813) 745-6031 or email cindy.burcham@moffitt.org. A complete application package consists of the following:



    • Completed application form

    • Three letters of recommendation

    • One page essay describing interest in a cancer research career

    • Most recent transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)


  • New! - Stampede of Service Leadership Council

    As the largest community service event in USF's history, Stampede of Service is a day completely devoted to participating in service, enjoying time with friends, and making a difference. It is not only an important campus tradition, but also a meaningful USF connection to the Tampa Bay community. This year, student leaders can apply for the Stampede of Service Leadership Council to make an even greater impact! Stampede Leadership Council members will meet weekly (Tuesdays at 4:30pm) to assist in the planning and execution of Stampede of Service. On Saturday, January 18th (SOS DAY), SLC members will be responsible for an area of service sites and will assist site leaders in making the experience positive and meaningful for those involved. Members of the Leadership Council MUST: have previously participated in SOS, meet weekly on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30, participate in Site Leader trainings and attend SOS on Saturday, January 18, 2014. If you are interested in serving on the SOS Leadership Council, please complete the online application by Friday, September 20th at 5pm. For more information, contact the SOS graduate intern, Laura Reiser (laurareiser@usf.edu).


    Link: Stampede Leadership Council

  • New! - Volunteer Opportunity JudeoChristian Health Clinic

    Current opportunity for female student volunteer with interest in women's health on Monday and/or Wednesday mornings. Ideal candidate must be able to commit for 6 months and bilingual in both English and Spanish.  If interested, please complete a volunteer application and return to Mr. Lucien.


    Link: Application

  • New! - Golden Key International Honor Society

    Are you the top of your class? Golden Key is an international honor society recognizing the top 15% of each class! Golden Key members have access to $1,000,000 in scholarships annually, connections to jobs and internships through a large network of opportunities, and unique study abroad programs! Golden Key will be having its first meeting this Friday 9/13/13 at 5:30-6:30pm in MSC 2707. If you are interested in joining Golden Key or simply want to learn more, you should attend the meeting! If you have any questions, feel free to email: USFGoldenKey@gmail.com

    Link: Golden Key Official Website

  • Tutor Needed for Nutrition HUN 2201

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Nutrition (HUN 2201) 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 laurareiser@honors.usf.edu , with questions.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • Tutor Needed for Microbiology for Healthcare Professions MCB 2000

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Microbiology for Healthcare Professions (MCB 2000) 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 laurareiser@honors.usf.edu , with questions.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • Tutor Needed for Calculus II for Engineers MAC 2282

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Calculus II for Engineers (MAC 2282) 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 laurareiser@honors.usf.edu , with questions.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • The Burdensome Expectations of the Colonial Migrant - FreshPeople 5 Event

    Caryl Phillips, Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence. Phillips is Professor of English at Yale University and a prolific novelist, essayist, and playwright. He is often described as one of the premier "Black Atlantic" writers and has received the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Britain's oldest literary award) and is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of Arts. 


    The event will be on October 18th, 2013 at 6:00 PM at CWY 206. This will be a FreshPeople 5 event!


  • Fascination and Fear American Popular Culture and the Black Masculine Fetish - FreshPeople 5 Event

    With USF Alumnus Jonathan Gayles.


    Gayles, a 2002 doctoral graduate in Applied Anthropology, was selected as Anthropology's Distinguished Alumnus for 2013. In his presentation, Gayles offers a critical examination of the representation of Black masculinity in popular culture, considering historical narratives that frame the Black masculine body and Black men themselves. He explores "the dilemma represented by the articulation of the black masculine body as mythically powerful and concurrently threatening, menacing, and dangerous."  Gayles is Associate Professor of African-American Studies and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Learning in the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University.



    This event will be on October 24th, 2013 at 4:00 pm in CWY 107. This will also be a FreshPeople 5 event!


  • Biology Club Meeting

    The Biology Club will be hosting our first meeting of the fall semester Thursday, September 12 at 5:45 in MSC 3708. Dr. Taegan McMahon, a post-doc student here at USF, will be coming by to talk about her service project to save the bluefin tuna. If you are a biological sciences major or just interested in biology and conservation topics, our meetings are the perfect place to meet people with similar interests! As always, there will be free food and drinks provided. We hope to see you there!

  • Research Opportunity with Biotechnology Company

    Intezyne Technologies is a biotechnology company located within the University of South Florida Research Park. We target cancer cells and deliver therapeutics using advanced synthetic polymer nanoparticles. Intezyne is searching for an undergrad or graduate student majoring in biology, interested in volunteering 8-10 hours a week to assist with cell culture, in vivo studies and literature searches while gaining valuable insight into the inner workings of a cutting edge biotechnology company. This is a three-month assignment. Qualified candidates should send resumes, cover letters, and class schedules to Rick Crouse at rick.crouse@intezyne.com.

  • Lawrence Krauss The Greatest Story Ever Told So Far - FreshPeople 5 Event

    Renowned physicist and cosmologist, Dr. Lawrence Krauss, is Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Inaugural Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. In his talk, Krauss will argue that, the REAL story of the Universe is much more exciting than the bland myths pervaded by the ancients. I will describe the remarkable scientific story that has led to the greatest intellectual edifice ever created by humans, the Standard Model.  It is a tale ripe with drama and surprise, and will take us from Plato to the discovery of the Higgs Boson. Co-sponsored with the USF Departments of Physics and Chemistry. A ResearchOne event.



    This event will be on November 12th, 2013 at 6:00 pm in the Oval Theater of the Marshall Center. This will be a FreshPeople 5 event! 


  • The Big Ethical Questions with Humanist Christopher DiCarlo - FreshPeople 5 Event

    Why do we act ethically (or not)? What does it even mean to behave ethically rather than otherwise? Join the USF Humanities Institute on September 19, to tackle the big questions of right and wrong with Dr. Christopher DiCarlo, as he draws on philosophy, the neurosciences and social sciences to address The New Ethics: A Synthetic Understanding of Good and Evil.


    DiCarlo is a philosopher, educator, and author, who currently teaches in the Faculty of Human Biology at the University of Toronto. 


    He poses the questions: If humans, like all other animate or inanimate things in the universe function as a product of a complex series of causal events, wherein lies their virtue or their vice? How much control does any one of us have over our actions? Are people ''good'' simply because they have been lucky enough to be able to control their desires in socially-approved ways? And are others ''bad'' simply because they have not been so lucky? How much control did Tiger Woods have over his actions? How much control does an alcoholic have? Or a serial killer? Or you?


    DiCarlo has been an invited speaker world-wide, addressing topics such as critical thinking and skepticism as well as ethics his most recent book is How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass: A Critical Thinker Guide to Asking the Right Questions (Prometheus 2011). His honors include the 2008 Best Lecturer in Ontario Award, given by TVO Big Ideas, and the Canadian Humanist of the Year Award.


    Meet Christopher DiCarlo at http://ww3.tvo.org/video/163758/profile-christopher-dicarlo-winner-2008-best-lecturer. His talk will be at 6 p.m., Sept. 19 TECO Room (College of Education), and will be followed by a reception and book signing.


    The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Liz Kicak (ekicak@usf.edu 813 974 3657) for parking information, visit our website: http://humanities-institute.usf.edu


    ** This will be a FreshPeople 5 event! 


  • Tutor Needed for Engineering Calculus I MAC 2281

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Engineering Calculus I (MAC 2281) 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 laurareiser@honors.usf.edu, with questions.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • Tutor Needed for Composition II ENC 1102

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Composition II (ENC 1102) 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 laurareiser@honors.usf.edu, with questions.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • Tutor Needed for General Chemistry I CHM 2045

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for General Chemistry (CHM 2045) 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 laurareiser@honors.usf.edu, with questions.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • Red Cross Club USF

    Please join us on SEPTEMBER 11th  at 6:30pm in the Marshall Student Center CLCE Room 1306B.

    We are having a Disaster Services Orientation which means you can get trained that night and be able to begin volunteering in the field immediately! Contact Sabrina Smith & Jonathan Rosario
    Disaster Services Co-Chairs  at arcusf.disaster@gmail.com if you have any questions.


  • 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 laurareiser@honors.usf.edu, with questions.


    Link: Tutor Application

  • 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 laurareiser@honors.usf.edu, with questions.


    Link: Tutor Application

  • 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 laurareiser@honors.usf.edu , with questions.


    Link: Tutor Application

  • 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 mdelvall@mail.usf.edu.

  • 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 nicolele@mail.usf.edu.


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