Know-a-BULL News
Week of 10/08/2013 - Issue # 285

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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 10/9/2013 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
 10/11/2013 Innovators Talk featured speaker: Dave Ward
 10/14/2013 Public Health Seminar: Global Health
 10/15/2013 Junior Scholarship Workshop
 10/15/2013 Leadership Broadcast: "The Greatness in You"
 10/16/2013 Junior Scholarship Workshop
 10/16/2013 HCSC Dark K'NIGHT' Black Out!
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    We have very exciting winter/spring travel plans for you.

    This winter we'll take trips to Merida, Mexico and Jamaica. 

    We'll be in  Panama during spring break.

    Four courses in the spring semester will end with travel to India, Bolivia, Argentina and Germany.

    Next summer we're off to Japan as a part of a course.

    Please watch the website for details, including prices and scholarship amounts, later in the week.  In the past, our trips fill quickly and enrollment is limited.

    Remember, if you are an Honors student in good standing, you'll receive significant scholarship support!

  • New! - Request FreshPeople 5 Credit

    If you went to a FreshPeople 5 event and either did not swipe your card 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! - 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! - Meet the man responsible for the most unique coffee house ever

    Our featured speaker for the USF Honors College Innovators Program is @buddybrewcoffee and Founder Dave Ward. He and his wife began one of the most unique coffee houses anywhere. Learn how they did and what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Test the product for yourself!

    County Commissioner Mark Sharpe will be with Mr. Ward to talk about a unique public/private partnership they are engaged in.

    This is a chance to network and possibly find a great internship so if I were you, I would not miss this!

    Friday, October 11 at 1:00 in the Honors College in ALN 252.

    Freshpeople 5 credit, of course

    This will be a big brew!

    Link: To learn more click here

  • New! - Honors College Graduation Certification Form

    The Honors College Graduation Certification Form, that must be filled out by all Honors students graduating this Fall, is now open. The form can be found here:

    If you are graduating this Fall and you cannot access this form, please contact Kelly Brabant at

    Link: Graduation Certification Form

  • New! - Freshpeople 5 music events

    You may get FF credit for attending up to 2 of these events.

    Friday October 1 - USF Choral Concert - 7:30

    Tuesday October 8 - USF Symphonic Band - 7:30

    Sunday October 13 - USF Orchestra - 2

    Thursday October 17 - Chamber Winds - 7:30

    Monday October 28 - Monday Night Jazz - 7:30

    Friday November 8 - USF Opera: Fairy Queen - 7:30

    Saturday November 23 - USF Orchestra - 2 

    All of these concerts should be in the Music Building Concert Hall.


  • New! - Looking for Recognition in Engineering

    College Edition recognizes the best and brightest 3rd, 4th, and 5th year engineering students, whose academic successes and experiences in the engineering field have positioned them to make an impact.

    The deadline for this national award is November 15, 2013 so you need to get going! Contact Dr. Lucas ( or Ms. Celestin ( in ONS if you are interested.

    More information about the program can be found on their Facebook page:

    Link: College Edition Facebook Page

  • New! - Registration for Spring 2014

    Registration for spring will begin on Monday, November 4.

    First Year Students - All first time in college students must meet with an Honors advisor (or attend an Honors group advising session, if applicable to your major/track) in order to have the Academic Advising (AA) hold lifted.  

    Continuing students - if you have not done so already, please schedule an advising appointment with your advisor to discuss your academic plan. Also, if you plan to graduate in spring, please make sure to schedule an appointment with your departmental major advisor to ensure that you will meet all degree requirements. Since the Honors College does not certify your degree, we want you to confirm with your department that you are on track to graduate. 

  • New! - Free MCAT Prep Course for Spring 2014

    The Honors College is now accepting applications for a *FREE* MCAT preparatory course to be offered during spring 2014.   The 15-week non-credit course, facilitated by third and fourth year USF College of Medicine students, includes test strategy as well as content preparation. Each week a different subject (biology, physics, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and verbal) will be covered.  All materials including study books and full length practice exams will be provided at no cost to students due to a generous donation from the Chowdhari family.

    This course will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-9:00pm (location to be determined). Attendance is required for every session. Interested students must demonstrate financial need, motivation for medical school and sufficient academic prerequisites for MCAT.  Financial need is strongly considered when applicants are selected. To apply, submit a detailed personal statement (recommended length at least one page) describing financial need and future goals to Mr. Arnie Mejias,  Please include your UID#. Deadline is Friday, November 8, 2013.

  • 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. 

  • 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

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award Application Now Open

    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award Application is now open! The Phase One deadline for application materials is due Tuesday, November 26. The JKC Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the US or abroad. Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually.

    If you are interested in applying or plan to apply, please email Ms. Chambers at 
    For more information, including eligbility requirements, please visit:

    Link: httpwwwjkcforgscholarshipsgraduatescholarshipsgraduateartsaward

  • New! - Interested in Studying at the University of Oxford?

    If you are interested in studying at Oxford next year for a M.Sc. in a science field outside of engineering, contact Dr. Lucas in ONS for information about a new scholarship that might be suitable for you. She can be reached via e-mail at:

  • 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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  • 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. Cutchens' 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! - 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 1319, 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 8pm, 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.


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  • New! - Honors LLC

    • Tapas Night (Wed. Oct. 9, 7-8:30 p.m., JPH 1317 &1319)

     Indulge in tastes from around the world as you're introduced to new foods and the prospect of new international travel opportunities offered through the Honors College. We'll offer a sampling of foods from each of the countries where the Honors College will be traveling, so just bring your taste buds! Remember, as an Honors College student, you are guaranteed a partial scholarship if you choose to study abroad, and the Honors LLC has additional funds available to help cover costs for LLC residents

    • Dinner with a D.O.  (Thurs. Oct 10, 6-7 p.m.)

    Join the Honors LLC as we present Dinner with a D.O. Student and enjoy dinner with James Phillips, a 3rd year medical student from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton. Discover what being a D.O. student entails, and learn about the field of Osteopathic Medicine (and how it rivals Allopathic Medicine). James will discuss his path into medical school, an overview of Osteopathic Medicine, and the many reasons to enter into this field. This event is meant to ease your fears of getting into medical school by hearing a first-hand account of the trials and tribulations of the application process, as well as the many successes upon acceptance, in a casual and relaxed environment. Bring your questions, concerns, enthusiasm, and appetite!


    Link: Honors College Calendar

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Student Submissions

  • New! - UN Career Day Event

    The United Nations Association Tampa Bay Chapter and University of Tampa United Nations Student Alliance invite you to attend UN Career Development Day "Partnership for Global Progress: Working for Organizations in a Global Governance World."

    This year the event is free for students and includes a year membership with the UNA: Tampa Bay chapter.  This is a great opportunity for learning what it is like to work in the international field.  Following the panel discussion will be a resume building workshop.  Please RSVP with Dr. Amen at Attached is the flyer, we look forward to seeing you!



    Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Professional Honors Society is hosting a DISCOUNTED CPR/First Aid/AED workshop that is open to everyone(students, faculty, staff, etc.). Below is the information. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the email below. AED is hosting a CPR/First Aid/AED workshop where the instructors will be coming to us at the Marshall Center -Saturday Oct.12, 9am-1pm..The course is a little less than 3 hours but will be followed by FREE LUNCH! -Certification lasts 2 years -Also a chance to get re-certified -Cost: $37 for AED members, $45 for non-AED members.Spread the word! This is a huge discount. Usually these courses are $70 so this is a great opportunity! -We are already collecting payments to reserve spots so if you are interested, contact the email below ASAP! Vaneesha Patel:

  • 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! 

  • 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

  • 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!

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