Know-a-BULL News
Week of 10/04/2011 - Issue # 183

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
 10/5/2011 Tunnel of Oppression
 10/5/2011 Galileo, the play
 10/6/2011 Be part of a Work of Art!
 10/8/2011 HCSC & USF's Gandhi Day of Service
 10/9/2011 HCSC Study Session I
 10/11/2011 Education Abroad & Tapas Night
 10/14/2011 Meet & Greet w/Grad School Dean
 10/14/2011 HCSC & USF's "Can-Paign"
 10/18/2011 7 Year BS/MD Program Info Session
 11/30/2011 Panama Poster Open House
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • Registration

    Registration for Spring semester will begin Monday, October 31, 2011.  If you are a first year student you must make an appointment and see that advisor prior to registration.  You will not be able to register without this.  If you are a continuing student and need advising, you should make your appointment as soon as possible.  Schedules will fill quickly.  You can come by to schedule, ADM 241, call 813-974-3087 or use eScheduler - link seen here.


  • Permit Request forms for SP12 OPEN

    The online permit request forms are now open for Spring 2012. To find these forms, please go to the Honors website, scroll down to Honors College Forms: Online Forms, and then the form you require.There are 3 permit request forms:

    Permit Request form: for IDH 2010, 3100, 3350, 3400, 3600, 4000,4200 and 4930.

    Thesis Permit form -- A permit is needed for each semester of thesis, only one semester of thesis at a time may be permitted.

    Undergraduate Research contract (once contract is turned in, a permit will be issued for IDH 4910 -- beginning in Spring 12, this course is for Honors Students ONLY.

    Which classes need a permit: IDH 2010, IDH 3600 (Bio-Med Ethics), IDH 4000, IDH 4930, and ANY COURSE that you try to register for that gives you an error message.

    Note: In SP12, the IDH 2010 classes will be for the Fall 11 incoming freshmen ONLY. Also: Bio-Med Ethics requires a permit -- Ms. Hill has given a list of those approved to take Bio-Med Ethics in Spring 2012 to Ms. Field.

  • Event Critical Factors in Success in Medical School Applications

    Critical Factors in Success in Medical School Applications

    Honors College Special Event. Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 - 7:30 PM USF Health Auditorium (MDA 1200)

    Dr. William G. Marshall, Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon and Associate Vice-President of USF Health, will discuss with USF Honors College pre-medical students the qualifications, experiences and personal attributes critical to a successful application to medical school. 

    This is a unique opportunity if you are a first or second year pre-medical student at the USF Honors College, this is required. Make sure you bring your student ID card. Only class conflicts will excuse attendance.

    Link: Map of USF Health

  • Nicaragua 2012 BSB PreTrip Workshop KickOff

    An Evening with Dr. Chang is a part of the Nicaragua 2012: BSB Pre-Trip Workshop Series. Come join us as Dr. Chang, M.D., Internal Medicine, (USF Alumnus) shares his journey to medical school, discusses the differences between internal medicine and other specialties, explains information regarding infectious diseases, and much more. This event is open to ALL Honors students, as participants for the trip are not chosen yet. Listen, learn, and prepare for your Bulls Service Break to Nicaragua!

     TODAY, October 4th  from 5-7pm in Juniper Poplar, JPH 1319

    ~Light refreshments will be served

  • Germany the Gateway to Europe in 2012

    Germany: Beyond the Classroom is your gateway to Europe in May 2012. This course is designed to give students a hands-on, global experience to enhance their understanding of topics such as the uniqueness of German culture, history, language, and the differences between Germany and the United States.  Students will synthesize their academic knowledge and immersion experience as a means to learn about the social, political, and economic situation in Germany. This course will be offered as Arts and Humanities IDH 3100 for 3 credit hours.

    After the Spring Semester, from May 7-23rd, 2012, we will travel to the historic city of Osnabrück in northwest Germany, home to a USF-affiliated university which has been our outstanding host in the past. Our 16-day immersion experience will also include a weekend excursion to Berlin, Dresden, Weimar, and a visit to Cologne. 

    Applications are available now at the Honors College. Scholarships are available to all Honors students (additional scholarships will be awarded to Honors LLC residents).

  • Research Rescue Workshops

    The USF Library is hosting a series of workshops to help your students learn more about the resources and services available through the Library. The link to the Research Rescue Workshops provides you and your students with a list of available workshops and descriptions.   Basic and Advanced workshops are available in-person and online. Students are asked to sign up ahead of time (RSVP) so we can plan accordingly. If you would like to give extra credit for attendance, we will be giving out paper certificates to students who attend workshops in-person and we would be happy to take attendance during online classes.If you have any questions about these workshops, please do not hesitate to contact Audrey Powers at .

    Link: Research Rescue Workshops

  • Green and Gold Guide Recruitment

    Are YOU the face of USF? The Green & Gold Guides are seeking new members to help promote USF to prospective students and families. This volunteer internship provides students with invaluable opportunities to develop leadership, communication, customer service, public speaking and networking skills and can be used toward a minor in Leadership or for your official service record. Green & Gold Guides are often the first point of contact for students as they select their college/university by leading campus tours, describing their experiences as a USF Bull, coordinating and facilitating events, and working closely with USF Athletics in the recruitment of student athletes. To find out more, please visit us online at  or email us at .

    Link: Green and Gold Guide Website

  • Honors Peer Mentors Now Taking Applications

    Each year the Honors College hires current Honors students to work as Peer Mentors during the Summer New Student Orientation sessions.  Peer Mentors work one on one with incoming freshmen, helping them develop their first year schedules and serve as a guide for their first year at USF. 

    Applications are available outside Mrs. Lanier's office in ADM, and are due Oct. 28th.  This is a paid position for June-August, 2012.  Peer Mentors must participate in a 0-2 credit training course during Spring 2012 semester.

    Link: Contact Mrs Lanier with questions

  • Costa Rica Beyond the Classroom

    Pull out your passport and pack your bags, because we're heading to Costa Rica!  Costa Rica: Beyond the Classroom is a unique Honors International course, blending classroom learning with on-site education.  Students will take IDH 4200 or IDH 4000 during the Spring semester, learning about the culture, history, government and unique issues facing Costa Rica.  At the end of the semester, the entire class will travel together to spend two weeks volunteering on construction projects and a coffee plantation in several locations throughout the country.  Applications are available outside Mrs. Lanier's office in ADM, and are due Oct 28th.  Contact her for more details.

    Link: Email Mrs Lanier with Questions

  • USF Health Open House

    You are invited to the  2011 USF Health Open House on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  USF faculty, staff and students representing a variety of graduate and professional programs will be available to answer your questions.  Workshops and info sessions will be offered and the USF Health campus will also be open for students to explore with campus tours specific to their program(s) of interest.

    Registration/Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. in the COM Auditorium, MDA 1200.  RSVP is required as seating is limited.  Lunch will be provided!

    Link: RSVP here

  • London 2012 Break Away

    The program price for the London 2012: Break Away trip has been reduced! Don't miss this opportunity to spend your spring break in one of the world's most fascinating cities. Applications are due October 17! Please e-mail Ms. Cutchens at or Mr. Mejias at for an application, or pick one up in ADM 241. Travel scholarships are still available for students.

  • Graduation Fall 2011

    If you are applying to graduate Fall 2011, please go the the following link and complete the Declare your Graduation with the USF Honors College.  We will open the other forms after the graduation application deadline has passed.


  • 7-Year BSMD Info Session

    Are you a first-year Honors College student pursuing the 7-Year BS/MD program?  Are you just curious and want to know if it is for you?  Please attend our Information Session to hear how the program works, learn what your next steps should be, and meet the BS/MD program advisors. 

    Tuesday, 10/18 from 5 - 6 PM in JPH 1319

    Note: No RSVP required, attendance strongly recommended for any first-year 7-Year BS/MD student. For more info contact: Amy Sturrock at or Danielle Locke at

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Diplomat in Residence Visit October 6

    Mr. Jeffry Olesen, the Diplomat in Residence will hold an information session for students interested in Department of State Internships and the Foreign Service Officer Test.

    The information session will be held on Thursday, October 6 at 5pm in the BSN 225, the Multipurpose Room at the College of Business.

    For more information regarding DOS Internships and to make a ONS profile, please visit the Office of National Scholarships at


  • Susan G Komen Scholarship

    Applications for these $10,000 scholarships will be accepted from September 15th, 2011 – November 15th, 2011. These awards aid college students facing significant financial burdens due to the loss of a parent (or guardian) to breast cancer or their own breast cancer diagnosis at age 25 or younger.

    The scholarship awards $10,000 per year (for up to four years) to a student to attend a state university in pursuit of a bachelor's degree. Komen scholarship recipients are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, financial need and demonstrated leadership potential. Scholarship recipients serve as Komen Collegiate Ambassadors and must volunteer their time to breast cancer awareness activities for at least 20 hours per semester.

    For more information and to apply for this scholarship, please visit

    Link: Komen Scholarship Website

  • Freshman Scholarship Workshop

    Two Freshman National Scholarship Workshops will be held October 25 and 26 in ADM 252. Please visit the ONS website for more information and to sign up at

    This workshop is for freshmen. It will cover the various scholarships and opportunities available to freshmen, and discuss how to make yourself a more competitive applicant for national scholarships.


  • Junior Workshop

    Workshop will be held on October 18 and 19 in ADM 252. Please visit the ONS website at for more information and to sign up.

    This workshop is for juniors (meaning this is your third year in college or you have one year after this one before graduation, no reference to how many credits you have). It will cover the various scholarships and opportunities available to juniors, and discuss how to make yourself a more competitive applicant for national scholarships.


  • Sophomore Workshop

    Workshops will be held on October 11 and 12 in ADM 252. Please visit the ONS website at for more information and to sign up.

    This workshop is for sophomores (meaning this is your second year in college, no reference to how many credits you have). It will cover the various scholarships and opportunities available to sophomores, and discuss how to make yourself a more competitive applicant for national scholarships.


  • Truman and Udall Workshop

    Workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 5 at 10am in ADM 252. Please visit the ONS website at for more information and to sign up.

    This workshop will cover the Truman scholarship which is open to juniors in any field interested in policy and funds graduate school. It will also cover the Udall scholarship which is for students interested in environmental policy or Native American Tribal policy.


  • Goldwater, Hollings and Udall Workshop

    Workshops will be held October 5, 6 and 7. Please see the ONS website at for more details and to sign up.

    -The Goldwater Scholarship is open to sophomores and juniors involved in research in the fields of engineering, technology, and natural sciences, and funds the remainder of undergraduate years.

    -The Hollings Scholarship is open to sophomores in the oceanic or atmospheric sciences or related fields (e.g., biological, social and physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, computer and information sciences and teacher education). It funds undergraduate education costs and provides a paid summer internship.

    -The Udall Scholarship is for students interested in environmental policy or Native American Tribal policy.


  • Critical Language Scholarship USF Deadline October 5

    The Critical Language Scholarship program offers intensive summer language institutes oversees in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2012.

    This past summer, we had two winners travel to India and Tunisia to learn Punjabi and Arabic.

    The USF deadline for the Critical Language Scholarship Program is Wednesday, October 5. Please email your intent to apply to Ms. Schumacher at .

    For more information regarding the scholarship and eligibility information, please visit: 


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. Carlton.

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • HCSC CanPaign at USF

    Help HCSC contribute to one of the largest food drives on-campus and across the nation, the Can-Paign!  Take part in this global effort to do good!

    This year, the focus is on East Africa due to their recent drought which has left as many as 10 million people at risk! The HCSC Volunteer Committee is competing against other on-campus organizations to raise the most items to distribute directly to the Dadaab Refugee Camp on the Kenya-Somalia border.

    Items that we are collecting: Canned foods (non-pork products only), Rice, Beans, Sugar, Powder milk, Dry Fruits, Honey, Cereal, Dates, Tea Bags, Energy Bars, Granola Bars, Dry Fruits, Diapers, Women's Hygiene Products, Sanitation Products, Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Baby Formula Milk (powder) - NO LIQUIDS PLEASE!

    Individual donations can be dropped off at JPH, the Honors College Lounge and waiting areas in ADM. Look for the HCSC Can-Paign boxes! Loose change is also being collected- see your HCSC Pod Rep or the HCSC Advisor, Huda (ADM 262 A) to donate $$. Items are being collected NOW until Oct. 14th, so get your contributions in ASAP!

  • Research Assistant Position Moffitt Cancer Center

    Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute is seeking applicants for a job opportunity in research. The Research Assistant I position will be between 10 - 20 hours per week with a flexible schedule ideal for a student. This position requires skills in word processing and data entry, the ability to communicate effectively, work independently, and organize files related to research activities including articles and references. The ideal candidate would have exceptional academic achievements, strong work ethic, the motivation to learn, and attention to detail and deadlines. Research experience is preferred but not required. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews starting the week of October 3rd . To apply please visit Moffitt's careers page at and apply for requisition ID #8202.

  • HCSC Study Session I

    Getting ready for that big Chemistry exam? Looking for study buddies or tutoring? Need advice or help from current Honors students??

    Join the Honors College Student Council for a Sunday night Study Session! Sunday, October 9, 2011, 6-10pm, JPH 1313. 

    Review for that upcoming exam with our tutors, discover ways to maximize your studying time, and speak with fellow students about classes, majors, tips and tricks for doing well at USF.

    This event is surely one you don't want to miss!

  • HCSC Team for USF Gandhi Day of Service

    Join the Honors College Student Council Volunteer Committee as we take part in the USF Gandhi Day of Service! This service event is an annual USF tradition and here's your chance to take part in this great legacy!

    The Gandhi Day of Service is hosted by the CLCE and brings together student groups from across campus and across cultures to celebrate and live Mahatma Gandhi's message of peace and service.

    Volunteer check-in is Saturday, October 8, 2011, 8:30 am at the MLK Plaza.

    Please contact Amaara Babwah ( or Anu Stephen ( for more information or to register with the HCSC team.

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  • Education Abroad Tapas Night

    An exciting part of being a member of the Honors College is the exposure to our 3 pillars: research, service, and international travel! This program will highlight the many opportunities offered through the Honors College and benefits of international travel . Cultural experiences gained through studying abroad will also be presented by your peers who have participated in the past. In addition, learn about various scholarships available and enjoy foods from countries all over the world! Join us October 11th from 4:30-6:00 in JPH 1319.

  • Honors LLC ReadyU Scavenger Hunt

    Old Spice, Pantene Pro-V, Olay, and other brands are being packed into one huge event! Join the Honors LLC and Procter & Gamble's ReadyU program for our Scavenger Hunt/Amazing Race event on Friday, October 14th at 5 PM. Create a team of five, or join our singles team and race your way around the JPH area, completing challenges and collecting clues & giveaways that will lead you to your final destination.

    The grand prize team will win the ultimate dorm-survival kit, filled with Procter & Gamble products that they'll need to make it through this semester! Second prize will be $5 Starbucks gift cards and third prize will be ReadyU chico bags filled with goodies and ReadyU wayfarers! And EVERYONE will receive their Honors LLC t-shirt and awesome giveaways just for participating in the event!

    You don't want to miss out on this event, and you have nothing to lose...everything is FREE!  :)

    Email Jennifer at for your team submissions and with any additional questions about the event...hope to see you there!

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Student Submissions

  • Mock Trial Team Interest Meeting

    Mock Trial Team interest meeting! All majors welcome! Students learn will learn trial procedure and gain courtroom experience from real attorneys! Students fill the roles of witness as well as attorney as they compete alongside their teammates against others teams from across the nation! Not interested in law? Come anyway! The skills and networking opportunites are more than worth it! Email  for more info.

  • HSC General Body Meeting

    Come meet the new Hindu Students Council officers as we begin the festival of Navratri. Learn about upcoming events such as Garba and let your voices be heard in our open forum. We want this year's Garba to be about you! Give us your suggestions and we will make sure it is a night to remember!

     Hope to see you at MSC 4200 from 7:00-9:00 pm this Wednesday (Oct 5th). FREE FOOD!!!

  • Global Health Initiative

    Interested in global health? Want to make an impact internationally? Join Timmy Global Health on Tuesday, October 4th from 5:30 to 7 PM in MSC 3712 to assist us with our public health initiative in Quito, Ecuador. Mingle with officers, fellow members and enjoy light refreshments! For more information contact .

  • Honors Student on 2011 Homecoming Court

    Voting for 2011 Homecoming King and Queen begins this week, October 7. Honors College Senior Erin Potter is on Homecoming Court. Erin Potter has always had a passion for leadership and University engagement. She is currently the Panhellenic Association President, and has held leadership positions in her sorority, Delta Delta Delta, as President, New Member Educator, and VP Finance. She continually spreads her love for USF as an Ambassador and facilitator for the CLCE's Emerging Leader Institute. Erin is also a member of the Honors College, Student Alumni Association, Rho Lambda and Order of Omega Honor Societies. She keeps busy with her many activities, but balance is key in her life. As a Presidential Scholar and valedictorian of her high school, Erin values her education and continues to excel as she works toward earning her Bachelor of Arts in General Business focusing on Accounting and Marketing with an Economics Minor. She was named a 2011 Golden Bull, one of the inaugural College of Business 25 Under 25 students, and Greek Chapter President of the Year in 2011. Erin's most rewarding experience so far has been the journey to this point in her senior year with friends and memories that have shaped her into the Bull she is today.

    Link: USF Homecoming

  • USF Interactive Television Internship

    Please see the attached flyer for information on this internship opportunity

    Link: Internship Flyer

  • London Study Abroad Summer of the Olympics

    Please see the attached flyer for information on the Summer London Study Abroad program with USF Faculty member Dr. Linda Whiteford.

    Link: Study Abroad Flyer

  • Paris and London Study Abroad

    This program offered by the School of Art and Art history and the Education Abroad Office 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 Chantilly and Vaux-le-Vicomte and Van Gogh's home at Auvers-Sur-Oise. The 2012 program includes the option of an add-on excursion to London, June 30 - July 6th earning 3 additional credits, OR 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 are 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:

  • Need extra cash but short on time

    Grandmother of an Honors grad needs help every other Saturday for three hours moving boxes of medical files, putting away groceries, etc.  Salary is negotiable.   If interested, please contact Patricia Wchanges at (813) 988-5977 or

  • GLBT and Allied Pre Medical Student Association Advising Workshop

    Do you have questions about getting into medical school or graduate school? The GLBT and Allied Pre-Medical Student Association invites all pre-health students to attend our next general meeting on Wednesday the 28th of September from 6-7pm in MSC 2702. This advising workshop will help answer any questions you may have about what it takes to get into health-related grad schools and med schools.

  • Timmy Global Health

    Timmy Global Health wants YOU! Looking for LEADERSHIP development in your life? Timmy Global Health is currently looking for an energetic and experienced Director of Fundraising who has prior experience organizing events, enjoys interacting with people and making connections to expand their network in the Tampa Bay area. Join on Blackboard! Like us on Facebook! Send your resume to , we would love to meet you! GO BULLS!!

  • Attention All Those Interested in Physical Therapy

    The Future Physical Therapist's Organization at USF would like to welcome all who are interested in the profession of Physical Therapy to an exclusive, one-time event, meeting with Dr. Quillen, the Director of USF's Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program! On Thursday, October 6, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in MSC 2707, Dr. Quillen will be talking about the physical therapy program here at USF, the admissions process and requirements, and answering any questions that you may have! Even if you are not sure if physical therapy is the right profession for you, Dr. Quillen and the FPTO Organization can help to answer any questions about physical therapy, classes, etc. Don't miss out on getting your questions answered from the head of physical therapy! Hope to see you all there!

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