Know-a-BULL News
Week of 09/24/2013 - Issue # 283

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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 9/25/2013 Want to Be a Millionaire when you Retire?
 9/25/2013 HCSC Brain Bowl 2013
 9/26/2013 LLC & Improv @ USF
 9/26/2013 Henrietta Lack's Family for book discussion
 9/26/2013 Do Not be Gulli-Bull-Financial Literacy Workshop
 9/27/2013 Guest Speaker: Kurt Long
 9/27/2013 Road Scholars Series: A Weekend in St. Augustine
 10/1/2013 Leaderhip Broadcast: "Chasing Greatness"
 10/2/2013 Cooking with Cayla
 10/2/2013 Sophomore Scholarship Workshop
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • New! - Request FreshPeople 5 Credit

    If you went to an FreshPeople 5 event and either did not swipe or did not receive credit for the event, you can put in a FreshPeople 5 Request! All you need to do is to follow this link,, which is also under our online forms page on the Honors College website. Please wait about a week from the event to request credit if it does not show up for you as it sometimes takes a few days for the card readers to get back and processed.

    In order to keep track of your FreshPeople 5 events, you can go to the Honors College Events tab on the Honors College website and click on "My Events." It will ask you for your USFID number and then will show you your FreshPeople 5 count, your current RSVPs for events, and your past event history.

    If you have any questions about any FreshPeople 5 event information, please contact Kelly Brabant at

    Link: FreshPeople 5 Request

  • New! - MoBull

    All students should sign up MoBull text alerts. Please check to see that your current cell phone is listed as the primary notification numbers. Follow the instructions below  to sign in or up-date your account.

    1. Go to NetID Account Servicesweb site, login using your NetID
    2. Click Update Emergency Notification Settings
    3. Follow instructions to opt in, provide mobile phone number and select campus locations for alerts
    4. Click Submit

    Please go to: for more information.

    Link: http://

  • New! - Paris in June Sounds like your kind of program

    This program offered by the School of Art and Art history affords students the opportunity of earning up to 4 credits while enrolled in an art or art history course for the entire month of June in Paris.     The program utilizes Paris as a vast resource for learning, including explorations of its museums, galleries, architecture, streets, parks and culture and students experience the city as temporary residents rather than as tourists.    The program also takes advantage of the proximity of Paris to important cultural sites in the surrounding region including Chartres Cathedral, Monet''s gardens at Giverny, the chateaus of Versailles and Vaux-le-Vicomte and Van Gogh''s home at Auvers-Sur-Oise.   The 2014 program includes the option of an add-on excursion to London, June 30 - July 6th earning an additional 2 credits and students may enroll in the London excursion alone.   Numerous students from the Honors College have participated in this program and specific course prerequisites can be waived if students have equivalent background or experience.   Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for partial funding from the Honors College.    Applications can be filed on-line at the program&rsquos website and students are encouraged to apply early in order to reserve a space in the program:   For further information, please visit the website or contact program director Lou Marcus:


  • New! - Research assistantship


    The volunteer will assist with one or more research studies related to maternal and child health at the College of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and the Lawton & Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies. The primary responsibility will involve study wrap-up and organization, entering data into a database as well as the abstraction of medical information from patient databases. Other responsibilities could include assisting the study team with daily functions related to goals and specific aims of clinical research projects already in progress. The volunteer will be required to obtain Human Subjects Certification. Interested candidates please send resume to Lindsey King at .

  • 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! 

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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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USF Honors College Student Council

  • 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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USF Honors College Student Council

  • New! - Honors LLC

    • Roads Scholars Series: A Weekend in St. Augustine September 27-29 Join us for a Road Scholar weekend trip as we examine St. Augustine&rsquos 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 and other optional outings that will examine the unique food cultures and artistic venues of the city! The cost is approximately $130 which covers transportation, lodging, and tours. (Food costs are not included.) ***If you are living in the HLLC, the Honors College will provide you with a $65 dollar scholarship to offset the cost of the trip, take advantage of this great opportunity!***

    • Cooking with Cayla October 2, 5:30-7:00 PM Juniper 3rd Floor Kitchen Join academic advisor Cayla Lanier as she teaches the essentials of serving up home-cooked meals in the residence hall. Work together to make components of the dinner before relaxing to enjoy the finished product with others. 

    • Brain & Gain Survey Please take a few moments to fill out this quick survey to help us plan events like Workout with Your Professors!


    Link: Honors Calendar

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Student Submissions

  • 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! - 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! - PAID Tutoring Positions Available

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking to hire a paid tutor for the following courses: Managerial Accounting (ACG 2071), Calculus II (MAC 2312),Calculus II for Engineers (MAC 2282), Nutrition (HUN 2201) and Microbiology. 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! - Creative Writers Club General Meeting

    Do you enjoy writing? Are you looking for a forum where you can share your work? Would you like to take your writing to the next level? If so, join the Creative Writers' Club! Our First General Meeting is on Tuesday, October 1st from 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm in MSC 3709.


  • Alternative Health and Fitness Internships with Incentives All Fields

    Hi! We are CANM, an alternative medicine student group, and are looking for interns to help with marketing, website design, photography, videography, blogging, and other positions. Incentives include cash prizes, free personal training sessions, free yoga classes, free health lectures and workshops, and more! If interested please email Ray ( and cc Alex (

    Link: CANM at USF

  • 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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