Know-a-BULL News
Week of 09/17/2013 - Issue # 282

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
 9/18/2013 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
 9/20/2013 Goldwater/Science Scholarship Workshop
 9/21/2013 HLLC Beach Day
 9/23/2013 Lunch with the Deans
 9/25/2013 Provost Scholars Event
 9/26/2013 LLC & Improv @ USF
 9/26/2013 Henrietta Lack's Family for book discussion
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • 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:

    Purchase yours today! 

  • 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 for you.   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. (

    Work schedule can be worked out at your convenience

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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:

    Link: Tutor Application

  • 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

  • New! - Boren Scholarship and Fellowship

    Do you want to learn a critical language like Arabic, Korean or Punjabi? Interested in going abroad for one semester or even an academic year to learn the critical language? The Office of National Scholarships is holding a workshop regarding the Critical Language Scholarship and Boren Scholarship and Fellowship. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 18 at 9:30am. Sign up for the workshop here: .

    If you plan to apply for CLS or Boren, please email Ms. Lauren Chambers 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 

    Or contact the USF Office of National Scholarships at


    Link: http://:

  • 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

  • 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 .


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 to express your interest.


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USF Honors College Student Council

  • New! - HCSC Brain Bowl 2013

    Come compete against fellow Honors College students in a trivia competition that is sure to be loads of fun! Trivia topics will range from the sciences and math to history, sports, USF trivia, and comics! Make your own team of 4 (or enter as a walk-on if you cannot make a large enough team), and compete against other teams for the ultimate Honors College prize...Scholarships! The first place team will be awarded a $150 cash prize from the Dean! Snacks will be provided! So be sure to come on down to JPH 1317 on Wednesday, September 25th and be part of BRAIN BOWL! Doors will open at 6:30pm, and the competition will officially start at 7pm.

    Email Haley at to sign up to participate in the event. Remember to include the names and emails of your other group members. Make sure to note if you want to be a walk-on or if you will need a walk-on to become a member of your team. First come, first serve as space is limited!


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Student Submissions

  • New! - 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!

  • New! - 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!

  • New! - Be in the NSLS National Recruitment Video

    The National Office of the National Society of Leadership and Success has chosen the USF Chapter to be featured in its Recruitment Video! This video will be shown Nationwide and will be on the homepage of their website. They will be filming on campus on September 19th and 20th and we need as many Bulls to represent USF as possible. If you are interested in being in the video, fill out the doodle with your availability to receive more details.

    Link: Recruitment Video Availability

  • New! - Tutor Needed for Human Anatomy and Physiology BSC 2085

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Human Anatomy and Physiology (BSC 2085) 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 Managerial Accounting ACG 2071

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Managerial Accounting (ACG 2071) 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! - Welcome Back Barbecue

    The Biology Club will be hosting a welcome back barbecue at Riverfront Park on Saturday, September 21 from 11am to 3pm. Come on out and explore local wildlife, play some games, and meet other people interested in biology. Free food and drinks will be provided!

    Link: Riverfront Park Barbecue Flyer

  • New! - MSA FastAThon 2013

    Muslim Students Association is hosting our annual Fast-a-Thon on September 18 at 6 pm. We ask students to try and fast from dawn to dusk, with a pre-dawn meal. We then invite you to join us for our event to break fast together. For every student that pledges to fast, our sponsors donate to local and national charities. We want students of all faiths to experience what it feels to go hungry as the poor do and how our month of fasting takes place as well. Even if you are unable to fast, we still humbly welcome you to join us and learn about Islam. We will be having FREE food, FREE shirts, and FREE entertainment.

    Link: MSA Pledge Link

  • 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

  • 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! 

  • 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

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