Know-a-BULL News
Week of 09/23/2014 - Issue # 333

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
 9/24/2014 Goldwater Scholarship Workshop
 9/24/2014 Lunch with the Deans
 9/24/2014 Journal Workshop Series: Part 2
 9/24/2014 Brain Bowl
 9/25/2014 Tradition of Excellence (TOE's) Student meeting
 9/25/2014 Henry Jenkins: Could This Be What Democracy Looks Like?
 9/25/2014 Office of National Scholarships Freshmen Workshop
 9/26/2014 Office of National Scholarships Sophomore Workshop
 9/26/2014 Author Kristin Iversen Book Discussion
 9/29/2014 Office of National Scholarships Freshmen Workshop
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • New! - Noor Shakfeh 15 published in American Society for Microbiology's Cultures periodical

    Titled "Happening Now: Syria," Shakfeh discusses the current situation in Syria and offers readers advice.  She encourages readers to "do what you love, find a mentor, take risks, always be humble, learn from your mistakes, and be flexible."

    Link: ASBCulturesV1I32014

  • New! - PreHealth Group Advising for Fall 2014 First Year students

    In preparation for registration, we have scheduled the following dates for pre-health professions group advising.  In order to have your Academic Advising (AA) Hold removed, so that you are able to take advantage of Honors College priority registration, all first year pre-health students must attend one of these sessions.

    In terms of these sessions, students on a pre-health professions path are those interested in: medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, physician assistant school, dentistry and physical therapy.  Please note: pre-health professions students will not be able to schedule individual advising appointments until after they have attended group advising.  

    Students who are majoring in the sciences but pursuing alternate tracks (such as graduate school, research, or teaching) should schedule an individual appointment with their assigned Honors advisor.  Nursing students will have their own group advising session(s).

    To register for a session, click on one of the links below. If a session is full, it will be indicated once you click on the link. Prior to your group advising session, we will send you a link to the pre-advising presentation, which you will be required to watch prior to attending your session.    

    Friday, Sept 19, 1-2:30 (ALN 252)


    Tuesday, Sept 23, 5-6:30 (ALN 252)


    Wednesday, Sept 24, 8:30-10 (TBD*)  for 7-Year Track students


    Thursday, Sept 25, 5-6:30 (ALN 253)


    Friday, Sept 26, 11-12:30 (ALN 263E)


    Monday, Sept 29, 9-10:30 (TBD*)


    Wednesday, Oct 1, 3:30-5 (TBD*)


    Ms. Kosmoski, Mrs. Locke Thomas, Mr. Lucien, and Mr. Mejias

    Pre-Health Advisors, Honors College

  • Paid Tutoring Position

    The Holcombe and Jenkins Scholarship Program is looking for tutors for the Fall 2014 semester in the following courses:
    Anatomy and Physiology (BSC 2085)
    Conversation I Russian (RUS 3240)
    PreCalc/Algebra (MAC 1147)
    Intro to BioChem I (BCH 3053)
    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

  • Stetson Law 3+3 Information Session

    Stetson Law School 3+3 Information Session

    The Honors College has partnered with Stetson University College of Law to offer an accelerated Bachelor's J.D. program. This 3 +3 program will allow first year students to use their first year law curriculum to count as the 4th year elective requirements for the Bachelor's degree, graduate from USF and be a second year law student.

    Please join us if you would like to learn more information about this exciting program.  Representatives from Stetson will be available to discuss the program and answer any of your questions.

    The information session will be on October 1, 2014 at 11:00- 12:30 in ALN 296.  Please RSVP through the Honors Calendar.

    Any questions?  Please contact Ms. Sarah Wray 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! - Boren Scholarship for Critical Languages Information Session

    Ms. Lisa Mayorga, Program Manager for the Boren Scholarship, will be on campus speaking with students about the Boren Scholarship (and Fellowship) on Wednesday, October 8 at 3pm in CGS (the Patel Center) room 140.


    Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are designed to support critical language study abroad. Students must articulate in their application how the study of the critical language relates to US national security and how they plan to fulfill the Boren service requirement of working for the federal government.

    For more information regarding Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, please visit:

    Please contact the Boren Scholarship Manager, Ms. Lauren Chambers at if you plan to apply.


    Link: Boren Awards

  • New! - Want to spend a semester interning in our nations capital

    American University is currently accepting applicants for their Washington Semester Program. The Washington Semester internship will help you to sharpen the skills you need for your career. It will place you in a professional environment, and expand your network in one of the most connected cities in the world. You will gain confidence by assuming professional responsibilities, work on real projects, and hone your interpersonal skills working with people who make things happen. To apply or learn more visit

    Link: Apply Here

  • Interested in an all-expense paid masters level degree in Peace and Conflict Studies?

    Over the past ten years, The Rotary Foundation has provided over 700 future peace leaders with peace and conflict resolution education and field experience at Rotary Peace Centers around the world. Fellows earn a master's-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand. To apply or learn more visit The deadline is July 1, 2015.

    Link: rotaryorgrotarycenters

  • 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) as well as by specific scholarship.

    View the upcoming workshop schedule and sign up for a workshop at under the Upcoming Events Calendar.

    Link: Office of National Scholarships

  • Princeton in Africa Fellowships

    Princeton in Africa (PiAf) is a non-profit organization that offers yearlong post-graduate fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations working across the African continent. PiAf Fellows work in service-oriented positions in many different fields, including humanitarian aid, social enterprise, public health, conservation, and education. Graduating seniors and young alumni are eligible to apply. To learn more or apply visit The deadline to apply is November 2, 2014.

    Link: princetoninafricaorg

  • 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 at the USF Office of National Scholarships, or


    Link: onsusfedu

  • Goldmach Sachs Looking For College of Business Undergrads

    Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a well-known global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Goldman Sachs is currently looking for USF College of Business Undergraduates for a 10 week program as a summer analyst or summer associate in one of their many offices around the world. This program could lead to a permanent position on the Goldman Sachs team. To learn more about or to apply for this opportunity please visit Deadlines vary by office location. 

    Link: goldmansachscomcareers

  • Want to learn a critical language like Arabic Punjabi or Turkish

    Attend an upcoming workshop regarding the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) and the Boren Scholarship. Workshops will be held Friday, September 19 at 12:30pm in ALN 252 and Friday, October 10 at 2pm in ALN 252. You can sign up for a workshop through the Office of National Scholarships Upcoming Events Calendar at

    The USF deadline to apply for CLS is October 14, so please contact Ms. Lauren Chambers at ASAP if you are interested in applying!

    Link: httponsusfedu

  • 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

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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  • Brain Bowl

    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 facts, and movies! 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 some great prizes! Snacks will be provided. So be sure to come on down to JPH 1317 on Wednesday, September 24th and be part of BRAIN BOWL! Doors will open at 6:30pm, and the competition will officially start at 7pm.

    Email Nicole 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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  • New! - Tapas Night

    Education Abroad and Tapas Night is one of our biggest events of the semester! We'll offer food samplings representative of each of the countries the Honors College will travel to this year, so come downstairs to hear more about our international offerings!

    Explore your options by perusing tables from each of the 2014-2015 Honors College study abroad destinations, which include: Argentina, China & Taiwan, Germany, Greece, London & Paris, Tanzania, Vietnam, the Everglades, Panama, Costa Rica, and Peru!

    JPH 1317 & 1319 at 5:30pm on Friday, Oct. 3rd!

  • 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.

    Wednesday September 24th at 4pm in JPH 1313 (will repeat October 8th, 22nd, and November 19th)

  • New! - Leadership Series

    Through discussion, this seminar series will help students learn about the types of skills applied by leaders within various fields and industries, the factors that contributed to learning those skills, and the conditions under which those types of skills are most effective. Each session will examine leadership within a different industry. Students will be asked to identify two or more leaders in the specific industry and learn about their careers and their approach to leadership. 

    Tuesdays from 3-4:30 JPH 1317 (Tuesday September 30th not included)

  • New! - Lunch with the Deans

    Join us in welcoming Dean Adams to his very first "Lunch with the Deans" ever! Enjoy lunch with Dean Adams and other Honors College faculty in a laid back setting with fellow Honors College students. This is a great opportunity to connect one-on-one with important figures in the Honors College. See you there!

    Lunch with the Deans will continue the last Wednesday of every month at 11:30.

  • New! - MSDNUSF Workshop 09-24

    If you are interested in learning how to build apps, this program offers an introduction to programming and building mobile applications. Guest Speaker Joe Healy, Principal Technology Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation will be in attendance.  

    Our Location is ENB 313

    Time: 05:00pm to 08:00pm 

  • 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! - FWS Student Assistant Job Opening for the School of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Sciences

    We are looking for a part-time student assistant to work at the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences. Below is the link to the job posting. Must have an FWS award to be considered, prefered office experience. For inquiries please email Samantha Lovari at


    Link: Apply Here

  • New! - Phi Gamma Delta FIJI Information

    Phi Gamma Delta is the newest fraternity at the University of South Florida. We are proud to offer a unique experience that focuses on the current and future success of our members. We offer two different scholarships to potential members, encouraging them to perform to the best of their abilities in the classroom. Our brothers are offered training in the Situational Leadership program, a management course that focuses on improving a leader&rsquos ability to perceive what a team member needs to succeed and adapt his actions accordingly.

    Finally, we emphasize that the fraternal experience is not for college days alone. You can look for mentors among area alumni, build professional connections through the brothers you meet, and always have a group of men that are pushing you to excellence. Of course, as a new chapter, men that join have the opportunity to make the experience they want. As &ldquofounding fathers&rdquo of the chapter, they will establish an enduring legacy both at the University of South Florida and within our organization.

  • New! - Internship American Lung Association

    The American Lung Association is seeking an intern to help with the fundraising efforts for the Fight For Air Climb event in March.  Apply online through Career Services'' Employ-A-Bull site.

     The development intern will focus on multiple areas of business development, including:

    • Developing and distributing press releases
    • Grassroots marketing for cause campaigns and special fundraising events
    • Team and volunteer recruitment for special events
    • Some event logistics for three major fundraising events
    • Corporate development through sponsorships, underwriting, and in-kind solicitation
    • Individual donor development campaigns

    Development Special Events:

    Fight for Air Climb Tampa, March 21, 2015

    42 flight stair climb race up the stairwell of the Bank of America Plaza in downtown Tampa

  • New! - Student Needed to Create Website for Free Clinic

    We are looking for an experienced volunteer to develop a web page for CARE for Peripheral Neuropathy, a free clinic for people suffering with neuropathy. This is a great opportunity to serve your community! Please contact Cindy Tofthagen, PhD, ARNP at (813) 252-0475 or by email at

  • New! - Save a Life Be The Match 5K

    Ready to Walk+Run to save a life? Join Be The Match On Campus at USF for our Walk+Run 5K on Saturday, October 11th, 9am-12pm. Register online with the link below! All proceeds go directly to the mission of Be The Match, the National Marrow Donor Program, to SAVE THE LIVES of those with lymphoma, leukemia, sickle cell anemia and many other diseases through expansion of the registry. With a cost of $100 to add a single person to the registry, every bit helps. Join us and receive a T-Shirt! Like us on Facebook for more updates: If you have any questions, email

    Link: Registration for BTMOC 5K

  • 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

  • Research assistants needed Tobacco Reseach Intrevention Program

    The Tobacco Reseach & Intrevention Program (TRIP) at Moffitt is currently searching for motivated volunteer interns to help conduct research on substance abuse, with an emphasis on tobacco dependence. This is an excellent opportunity, especially for students wanting research experience before applying to graduate school.

    -Minimum requirements: 3.5 cumulative GPA, available to work at least 10 hours/week with a one year commitment, starting this July.

    If interested, please email Idan Ariel ( and answer the following questions:

    -What is your availability during the Fall 2014 semester?  Please be specific

    -What year are you in school and what semester/year do you anticipate graduating?
    -What are your plans after graduation (e.g., work, graduate school)?
    -What is your cumulative GPA, your current GPA, and your psychology GPA (if relevant)?  Please be specific, as these will be confirmed.

    -Please list any past research experience or other relevant skills.

    -Attach CV/resume to your email (optional).

  • Integrative Medicine Group Seeking Strong Leaders

    CANM (Complementary, Alternative, & Naturopathic Medicine) at USF is seeking strong leaders to fulfill the roles of event coordinator, marketing chair, historian, and fundraising chair. Please apply if you have knowledge or experience in the aforementioned areas, have at least 3 hours a week to commit to the role, and are passionate about health & medicine. Applications can be sent to Alexander Bear at Thank you!

    Link: CANM at USF Website

  • Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Lab Volunteer Opportunity

    Are you an excited, hardworking, independent student looking to enhance you experience at the University of South Florida? Then a volunteer position at the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Lab may be the place for you. If you are interested in getting experience with working in a lab, learning scientific techniques and experimental design, then this may be the opportunity you have been waiting for. The focus of our research includes understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory in hopes of finding novel therapeutic targets to treat cognitive disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. Please contact me if you are interested and include you resume and schedule of availability.

    Link: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Laboratory

  • 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

  • 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

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