Know-a-BULL News
Week of 10/01/2013 - Issue # 284

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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 10/2/2013 Cooking with Cayla
 10/2/2013 Sophomore Scholarship Workshop
 10/3/2013 Gelbert Jewish Lecture Series
 10/3/2013 HCSC General Body Meeting
 10/4/2013 Public Policy Scholarships Workshop
 10/7/2013 Sophomore Scholarship Workshop
 10/9/2013 Education Abroad & Tapas Night
 10/9/2013 Critical Language and Boren Scholarships Workshop
 10/10/2013 Dinner with a D.O.
 10/11/2013 Sophomore Scholarship Workshop
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Always dreamed of your own dental or medical practice?  Get the inside scoop from three very successful professionals  (and major donors to the Honors College?).  This is for both pre-med and pre-dent students.  These are unusual people

    Friday, November 8th, 3 p.m.


    Freshpeople 5

    RSVP required

    Honors alum Dr. Jose Beltran received his Biology Bachelor of Science from the USF.  He was the most highly recruited Hispanic to Dental School and was offered many scholarships. He selected Harvard School of Dental Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry. He then pursued five years of training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center. During his training, he earned his Medicine Doctorate from the University of Texas at Houston and completed one year of General Surgery Residency in the Houston Medical Center including M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center. During his preparation, he was thoroughly trained in dento-alveolar surgery, dental implants, orthognathic surgery, facial trauma, maxillofacial pathology, and cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

    Dr. Richard A. Rasmussen, Jr. practices periodontics and implant dentistry in Tampa, Florida.  He is also actively involved in clinical research. In addition to his appointment at the University of South Florida School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, he has also been involved in clinical trials with the Food and Drug Administration. Most recently, he was part of a multi-center study that resulted in the release of a new therapy for controlled release of antibiotics at the local site of infection. Dr. Rasmussen earned his baccalaureate in chemistry and doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and received several academic awards. He then received his specialty American Academy of Periodontology training from the University of Alabama, with a joint appointment to the Veterans Administration Hospital.

    Dr. Angela Rasmussen practices cosmetic and restorative dentistry in Tampa. Board certified in Dentistry, she specializes in a full range of dental procedures including bleaching, bonded restorations, porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, porcelain inlays and onlays, implant-supported restorations and occlusal therapy. Dr. Rasmussen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, summa cum laude, from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She continued her training with a General Practice Residency, in which she was chosen to be Chief Resident at University Hospital in Birmingham Alabama. Dr. Rasmussen then went on to receive her prestigious Fellowship at the Academy of General Dentistry in Chicago, Illinois.

  • New! - 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 and see Ms. Field to receive your ribbon and to receive Freshman 5 credit. 

  • 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's 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! - HCSC Presents A Dark KNIGHT Black Out

    Why so serious, Honors Students?  Come let loose at our next event! 

    For one night only, Gotham City will be coming to you! On Wednesday,October 16th at JPH 1317, the city of Gotham will be opening its doors to all Honors College students and will be the site of a BLACK LIGHT GLOW Party! There are NO dress requirements...just come in a white t-shirt and you'll be sure to glow the night away! If you like, dress up for this event for our costume contest at the end of the night! Gotham will have several attractions for your entertainment, including "Wayne Fashion" where you can decorate your white t-shirt with highlighters so they can glow under the black light , glow-in-the dark face painting or YOU can "paint the town" by creating your own graffiti on the walls! You can even buy special Honors Council GOTHAM t-shirts! Come observe the walls of Arkham Asylum and see all their former patients! But most of all you get to dance in GOTHAM! DJ Swann will be providing the music! Come explore and see why we chose Gotham City as the venue for our Honors Council Black Light Party. From the high crime rates & insane criminals at Arkham, to a masked vigilante who dresses up as a Bat, we guarantee that you'll leave Gotham with a smile on your face, at least that's what some guy named the Joker told us!

    Gotham's doors open at 7pm, so be there dressed in a white t-shirt or costume...Your choice! Hope to see ya there!

    Email your event co-chairs Kunal at or Haley at if you have any questions.


  • New! - IDH 3100 Germany Beyond the Classroom

    The semester coursework will introduce students to the historical and contemporary aspects of German history and culture from an international context. The course will place emphasis on the differences between American and German culture. Following the end of term ALL students will participate in the two week immersion experience in preparation for additional travel. This course will satisfy the Honors College Cultural Experience Requirement.

    Link: Apply Now

  • 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

  • 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://

  • 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 .

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Critical Language Scholarship Intent to Apply Deadline October 1

    Do you want to learn a critical language this summer, all expenses paid? The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) sends students abroad for a seven to ten week intensive language learning institute. Find out more information here:

    If you plan to apply, please email Ms. Chambers with your intent to apply by October 1. Her email address is: The USF Deadline for application materials is October 14.

    There will be a CLS/Boren Informationational Workshop held on Wednesday, October 9 at 2pm in ALN 263E.

    Link: httpclscholarshiporg

  • 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

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

  • New! - Free Princeton Test Prep Course


    Are you preparing to take the MCAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, or DAT/OAT? If yes, then don't miss out on an amazing opportunity to win a Princeton Review Ultimate Prep Course (valued at up to $2,299)! The Honors College Student Council is holding a raffle over the next several weeks to raise money for Relay for Life. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each at Ms. Cuchens' or Tori Phillips' offices in the Honors College. One winner will be drawn from these tickets and awarded the Princeton Prep Course, so the more tickets you buy, the better your chances are of winning!

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to win a free test prep course AND raise money for Relay for Life! Get your tickets now to secure your chance at winning, and....May the odds be ever in your favor!


  • New! - October General Body Meeting

    Come out and attend the Honors College Student Council's October General Body Meeting. It is your chance to learn everything that HCSC has planned for the month of October, as well as have some fun with fellow Honors students!Come out and learn about the multiple volunteer opportunities we have planned during the month, get information regarding this month's HCSC social event, and learn how you can get involved with other Honors students! Our meeting is October 3rd, from 5:30-6:30pm, in JPH 1313. We'll have pizza, fun, and opportunities to get involved! See you there!

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Student Submissions

  • New! - 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. He 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! 

  • New! - Emerging Leadership Institute Leadership Opportunity for FirstYear Students

    The Center for Leadership and Civil Engagement is offering a weekend leadership retreat, the Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI), in January for first-year undergraduate students. The retreat is a fun and engaging experience that enhances students' understanding of leadership, gain credit towards USF's Certified Student Leader program, and is a great networking opportunity. Individuals who are interested can receive more information and apply at . The application deadline is November 15th, 2013.

    Link: CLCEs Emerging Leadership Institute

  • New! - Golden Key International Honor Society

    Golden Key is an international honor society recognizing the top 15% of each class! Golden Key members have access to $1,000,000 in scholarships annually, connections to jobs and internships through a large network of opportunities, and unique study abroad programs! Meeting dates will be posted soon! Like Golden Key USF Chapter on Facebook for more updates! If you have any questions, feel free to email:

    Link: Golden Key Official Website

  • PAID Tutoring Positions Available

    • PAID Tutoring Positions Available

    The Jenkins Scholars Program is looking to hire a paid tutor for the following courses:

    Nutrition (HUN 2201) College Algebra (MAC 1105) Anatomy & Physio I. (BSC 2085) Operating Systems (COP 4600) and Intro. to Electrical Systems (EGN 3373).

    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 Katie Negron, Jenkins GA , with questions.

    Link: Apply to be a paid tutor

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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

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