Know-a-BULL News
Week of 09/18/2012 - Issue # 232

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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 9/19/2012 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
 9/25/2012 Microsoft Windows 8 appLab Workshop
 9/26/2012 Fearless Learning: Session 1
 9/26/2012 HCSC Brain Bowl
 9/28/2012 Trip to Tampa Theatre to see The Queen of Versailles
 10/1/2012 Guest Speakers: Judge and Lawyer
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    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.


  • Student Employment Opportunity with the USF Foundation

    Part-time Development Specialist in the Honors College - 20 hours weekly

    This position provides professional administrative and clerical support for the develoment efforts and related activities within the Honors College at USF

    A devotion to detail, professional behavior, and excellent customer service is essential.

    Requirements include excellent written and oral communication as well as discernment when using and/or searching through databases containing highly confidential personal information.  Confidentiality is a must.

    Proficiency in standard office procedures and practices being highly proficient in Excel, Word, and Outlook.

    Graphic arts skills desired for projects that may include creating a newsletter, invitations, event programs, and donor recognition projects.

    This position requires administrative experience in a professional setting.  College coursework may be substituted for the required experience as determined by the Director of Development.

    Salary commensurate with experience.

    To apply, please submit a resume, a cover letter or paragraph indicating why you should be considered for the position, and references.  You may include samples from projects you have worked on that would be specific to the job duties of this position.  You may email Ms. Kane at or leave a hard copy with Mr. Friday at the front desk of the Honors College by October 1, 2012.

  • Honors Graduation Check

    The Honors College now offers an online graduation check feature so you can make sure you are on track to graduate with Honors College Designation.  All you need do is go to the Online Forms page on the Honors website and click "Request Graduation Check" at the bottom of the page.  Remember this is only for Honors College academic requirements.  Your major requirements need to be checked with your College Advising office.

  • Tutor Needed for Engineering Economics with Social Implications (ECO 3615)

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Engineering Economics with Social Implications (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

  • Tutor Needed for Financial Accounting ACG 2021

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Financial Accounting (ACG 2021). 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 23 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


  • Community Organizing for Social Justice Careers Available

    Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice Available to USF students and alums!

    Jenna Belote, 2011 USF grad and current organizer with The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will be on campus Monday, September 24 at 6pm in SOC 152 to discuss careers in the field of community organizing with students interested in empowering their communities and working for social change.

    Please RSVP by contacting Hannah Wittmer at or calling 785.506.8915 with your name, phone #, email address and year in school.

    Link: The DART Center

  • 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.

  • 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

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Department of State Internship Opportunities Workshop

    Please join us on Wednesday, September 26 for a visit from Mr. Edward Loo, the Florida Diplomat in Residence. He will be speaking with students regarding Department of State internship opportunities

    The session will be held at 3:30pm in ALN 233. Sign up here:


  • Higher Education in the UK Workshop

    The Office of National Scholarships will be hosting Dr. Steven Kuebler from the University of Central Florida, a Marshall scholarship winner who studied in Oxford and now sits on the Marshall Scholarship Selection Committee for a workshop on Higher Education in the UK on Tuesday, September 25 at 1pm in ALN 296

    Dr. Kuebler will be discussing life in the UK and how studying in the UK can fit into a career plan.  Anyone who is interested in studying in the UK is invited to attend.

    Sign up for the workshop here:


  • Erasmus Mundus Webinar Scholarships for jointdegree masters and PHD programs throughout the European region

    Erasmus Mundus Webinar - Scholarships for joint-degree masters and PHD programs throughout the European region.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    3-4 pm Eastern/12-1 pm Pacific

    To sign up, please visit the webinar participant information page, and further information about the interactive webinar will be made available one week prior to the scheduled event.

    The deadline to apply for 2013-14 academic year scholarships is rapidly approaching with most application deadlines in December and January.


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

  • HCSC Brain Bowl Tournament

    Do people call you a nerd? Does your Facebook profile say you are in a relationship with books? Do you spend hours on the computer researching random trivia? Then you are the perfect match for the HCSC Brain Bowl tournament! Back by popular demand, this year the tournament will feature new subjects, new snacks, and new prizes (including a scholarship from the Dean, gift certificates for Kaplan courses, and more)!

    Please email Rachel Butterfield at to make your team. Three to five people per team. Teams will have one hour to answer as many questions as possible.

    Show us your smarts on September 26th from 7 - 9 PM in MSC 2709. Cerebral you there!


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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!

  • 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

  • Pillows and PJs with WIN

    Come join the WIN foundation at our event this Sunday (9/23) in the Marshall Center (MSC 3707) at 7 pm. Just bring a pillow to decorate and donate to the local domestic violence shelter. We will provide pillow cases, decorating supplies, and tons of free food!

    Link: WIN Foundation website

  • Join the Association of Fundraising Professionals

    Are you interested in potentially working in the non-profit industry? Are you looking for internships, a mentor and to network with hundreds of professionals in the non-profit industry? Then the Association of Fundraising Professionals is the organization for you. Executive Board positions available. For more information, contact the President, Robinson Francois at

    Link: AFP Collegiate Chapter Website

  • 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


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