Know-a-BULL News
Week of 09/11/2011 - Issue # 231

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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 9/12/2012 DINE and DISCOVER with Danielle
 9/13/2012 CLCE Presentation
 9/19/2012 Late Night Breakfast & Advising
 9/20/2012 Krapp's Last Tape
 9/21/2012 Convocation
 9/23/2012 HCSC Fall Picnic
 9/25/2012 An Afternoon with Dr. Alex Velasquez
 9/26/2012 Fearless Learning: Session 1
 9/28/2012 Trip to Tampa Theatre to see The Queen of Versailles
 10/3/2012 Cooking with Cayla - Session 2
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    The Honors Jazz Ensemble needs you!! The next meeting is Monday, 6:20-7:20 in MUS 211.  This is a lot of fun.  There will be two concerts and several gigs.  Let me know if you are interested.


    The Honors College is planning 6 great cross-cultural trips for you in the spring. During spring break one group will travel to the Dominican Republic while a second will journey to Puerto Rico.  These trips will provide opportunities for service as well as cultural encounters.

    Four of our spring course sections will have 10 day to 2 week international components.  These trips, to  England/Paris, Costa Rica, Germany and China will leave the day after final exam week in May.  They are actually part of the course curriculum, required for students registered in those sections.

    We will have much more information during the fall semester but I can tell you that if you go on one of these trips, you will receive scholarship funds to help defray costs.  You will learn, have fun and earn a wonderful line for your resume.  Save now and pay attention to the Newsletter because spots go more quickly than you can imagine.


  • Tues Sept 25 Meet Dr Alex Velasquez

    Dr. Alex Velasquez is an Honors College graduate (Chemical Engineering major) who will soon be appointed as a chief medical resident at the University of Texas at Houston. This is a great opportunity for pre-health and engineering majors to hear about Dr. Velasquez's experiences.

    The details: Tuesday, September 25, from 4:30-6:00 (JPH 1313) counts as a freshmen five event! RSVP now through the Honors College calendar of events.

  • Tutor Needed for Engr Econ SocialGlobal Imp ECO 3615

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Engr. Econ Social/Global Imp. (ECO 3615). 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. Contact information: Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA

    Link: Tutor Application

  • HCSC Fall Picnic

    What's a better way to kick off your semester than by joining the Honors College Student Council for their annual Fall Picnic! It will take place on Sunday, September 9th from 11:00am-2:00pm at Riverside Park on Fletcher Avenue. We will have Bull Runner service from JPH to Riverside Park every 15 minutes starting at 10:45am. Join us as you share in the tradition of eating the Dean's grilled burgers, canoeing along the waterway, and relaxing in the shade. It will be an afternoon filled with fun, sun, and free food!


    For more information or if you have questions, email Tori Phillips at


  • Do you play an instrument or sing

    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!

  • Undergraduate Research Volunteers Needed

    Volunteer undergraduate research assistants needed for acute lung injury and pulmonary hypertension research grant. Researcher is looking for student assistants with a GPA of 3.5 or above who can volunteer 16-20 hours per week.

    Please email Dr. Kolliputi at with your resume if you are interested.

  • 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

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

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

  • Late Night Advising Breakfast

    Even though the fall semester has just begun, it is time to start preparing for the spring semester. All first year students will have a hold that must be removed prior to registering for spring classes. Holds are removed after meeting with an academic advisor.

    During our Late Night  Advising Breakfast, on Sept. 19 from 11:30-12:30 p.m., you will be able to sign up for a group advising session .This is an opportunity for all students to be proactive and schedule an appointment ahead of time, as our advisors get very busy during registration.  Plan ahead while enjoying a home cooked breakfast!

  • CLCE Presentation

    There are still some spaces left for this opportunity this Thursday (Sept. 13) at 4 p.m. Please RSVP as soon as possible. Mallory Trochesset, Associate Director of the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, will be offering a short presentation about the many unique service opportunities available for USF students. Your presence not only allows you to learn about these services, but also shows the CLCE that the Honors College is dedicated to helping the community. Bring your student ID for DOUBLE POINTS toward POD WARS.

  • Dine Discover w Danielle

    Academic advisor Danielle Locke will be traveling to Petra Restaurant, which serves authentic Mediterranean/Middle Eastern cuisine. There are still a few spaces available, so if you would like to attend, please bring $5 to GA Christine Simone in JPH 1309 or Ms. Locke in the Honors College by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Please plan your own transportation to 4812 E. Busch Blvd.

  • 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'll 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 College or emailing her at !

  • Get Connected to the HLLC

    If you are not connected to the Honors LLC Facebook and Twitter pages yet, you're missing out! Pictures from the luau are available via those sites and these sites are being consistently updated with new information. Log on and connect with the LLC today!

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Student Submissions

  • Moffitt Research Opportunity

    We are actively searching for the right candidate to join our research team as soon as possible. We are looking for enthusiastic learners who are interested in clinical cancer research (Please note, our research is conducted in a dry lab). As an intern, you will have opportunities to learn about and contribute to our overall knowledge of cancer genetics and health disparities research. Strong applicants will have a background in research and provide letters of reference however, prior research experience and letters of reference are not required. Candidates must be able to dedicate 10-20 hours a week with the team.

    Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research for more information at


  • Free shirts food and fun with the Microbiology Club

    Join the Microbiology Club on Wednesday, September 12th from 6-7 PM in MSC 3711 for the first meeting of the semester!  There will be FREE pizza and Microbiology Jeopardy (with Microbiology related prizes).  Plus, the first 20 people will receive a FREE Microbiology Club t-shirt!  Be sure to join us on Blackboard and like us on Facebook at "USF Microbiology Club".  If you have questions or need more information contact Danielle at

  • PSGS Accepting Proposals for Student Green Energy Fund

    Submit Your Proposal!

    Deadline for fall proposals: October 5, 2012.

    The Student Green Energy Fund (SGEF) was established to help USF become an environmentally sustainable campus but we can''t accomplish this without YOU!

    Submit your proposal for projects that will use renewable energy technologies or improve energy efficiencies that directly lower the university''s energy costs. Current students and/or employees can submit a proposal and we encourage collaboration among departments.

    The SGEF is administered through the Patel School of Global Sustainability at USF.

    For more information, visit

    Link: wwwusfeduGreenEnergy

  • French tutor needed

    Proficient French student wanted for French lessons at $15 an hour, four hours a week. Submit resumes and cover letter to

  • Nourish International at USF

    Are you looking for an avenue to get connected with other students and help service communities abroad? Nourish International is a relatively new organization at USF looking for dedicated members who would like to help us raise money to promote sustainable projects abroad and who would like to go on the trip in the summer. Our mission is to engage students and empower communities to make a lasting impact on extreme poverty. 100% of the money we raise goes directly to the community we are partnering with. Come join us for meetings on Tuesday nights in MSC 2707 at 6pm.

    If you have any questions contact:

    Link: Nourish International at USF

  • The Debate Society at USF

    Do you like to argue? Do you want to improve your public speaking skills? Most of all, do you want to have a fun time doing it? If so, then join the Debate Society at USF! Give yourself the chance to compete at regional tournaments in a number of exciting debate events, all the while improving your critical thinking, speaking and writing ability. Meetings will be held on Thursdays from 5pm-6pm in MSC 3701, beginning August 30th. Please contact Ryan at with any questions.

    Link: httpswwwfacebookcomTheDebateSocietyAtUsf

  • Ready for Spanish Fun

    Are you taking a spanish class this semester? Do you enjoy learning new languages in a fun and inviting environment? Then Club de Espanol (Spanish Club) is the club for you. Come to our meetings in MSC 2702 every Tuesday at 6pm. We''ll be watching monthly movies, playing spanish games, and hosting fun events.

    Link: Club de Espanol Facebook

  • Tutors Needed

    The Jenkins Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for EGN 3311 and MAC 2282.

    Interested applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course and USF, and received an A in the course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided.

    Contact information: Katie Negron (Jenkins GA)
    Tutor Application

  • Tutor Needed

    The Jenkins Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for PHY 2054.

    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.

    Contact information: Katie Negron (Jenkins GA)

    Link: Tutor Application

  • 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

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