Know-a-BULL News
Week of 10/11/2011 - Issue # 184

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
 10/13/2011 USF Film Premiere
 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
 10/19/2011 Success in Med School Applications
 11/30/2011 Panama Poster Open House
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    I am looking for ten students to have the art experience of a lifetime.  This is arranged by GraphicStudio, one of the premier art printers in the world (and it is right on campus).

    Four session mini course in which students will be introduced to printmaking, make a print, and participate in a critique of their work.

    • Monday October 17 - Introductory Session at Honors College by Noel Smith, introducing GraphicStudio and the printmaking process and inviting students to participate. This can be any evening.

    • Monday October 24 — Monday October 24, 6-8pm - Students meet at GraphicStudio with instructor Jonno Vaughan and begin working on their relief print—a linoleum block

    • Week of October 31 — Monday October 31, 6-8pm - Students meet at GraphicStudio with instructor Jonno Vaughan and finish and print their linoleum block

    • Week of November 7 — Monday Novembre 7, 6-8pm - Students display their prints and join in a critique with the instructor and others at Graphicstudio.

    Materials: Linoleum block, tool set, paper, ink, about $20 per student

    Please contact Dr. Silverman immediately if you are willing to commit to this program.  If you do, you must attend all sessions.  Please tell him your name, U#, major and year.  If selected, this will be an experience you won't forget.

  • 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.  Advising 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

    Honors College Special Event.

    Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 - 7:30 PM USF Health Auditorium (MDA 1200)

    Dr. William G. Marshall, Jr., M.D., MBA, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Vice Chair, Dept of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Associate Professor, Dept. of Surgery, Adjunct Professor, USF Honors College, will discuss with USF Honors College pre-medical students the qualifications, experiences and personal attributes critical to a successful application to medical school. 

    You will learn the answers to these questions, and much more:

    What constitutes superior academic preparation for medical school?

    How important is the MCAT?

    How important are character and professionalism in preparing for a medical career?

    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. Freshpeople 5 event.

    Link: Map of USF Health

  • 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).

  • 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

  • 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.


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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Intelligence Analysis Summer Intern Program

    Exciting opportunity for a paid, 12-week internship for eligible, rising seniors.  We are currently taking applications for the 2012 Intelligence Analysis Summer Intern Program. 
    The application process began on September 1st and the deadline for applying is November 15th. 
    Prospective applicants must apply on-line to be considered for a position in the program.  Interested applicants should apply at the following website:


  • CongressBundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

    The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a yearlong fellowship to study and intern in Germany, is currently accepting applications from students. CBYX is open to applicants in all career fields without any prior German language knowledge, and is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    The deadline to apply is December 1, 2011.

    More information can be found 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.


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 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!

  • 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!

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • 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

  • Kaplan Course Auction with Timmy Global Health

    Join Timmy Global Health for our first Kaplan Course Auction on Tuesday, October 25th from 5:30 to 6:45 pm in MSC 3701. Join fellow members and officers to learn more about Timmy, enjoy light refreshments and BID! For more information contact .

  • The United Nations Millenium Development Goals Impact on your World

    In September 2000, the then 189 member states of the United Nations (UN) met at UN Headquarters in New York City for the Millennium Summit. What came out of this three day meeting is what we now know as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). A decade in the making, the 2001 Millennium Declaration officially established the eight goals to combat the rife global injustices. As the year 2000 approached, the United Nations saw a symbolic opportunity for its members to work together to make goals that would lead to worldwide changes needed in order to achieve equality and global sustainability for years to come. Each of the eight Millennium Development Goals targets a specific quandary that faces the world's poorest populations and least developed countries. Join us at the Marshall Student Center on November 17th, from 1 - 4pm as Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, a panel of local professors and businesspeople speak about the MDGs and how we can become global citizens in the 21st Century. Free food and raffle prizes for those who attend!!

    Link: Welcome to the United Nations

  • Yet Another Honors Student on USFs 2011 Homecoming Court VOTE RACHEL SHIELDS

    Voting for the 2011 Homecoming King and Queen has already begun and will run through October 18th. The Honors College has several students on this year's court, including Rachel Shields. Rachel is a senior, majoring in dance studies and working toward her minor in business. Rachel is currently the President of Kappa Delta Sorority, previously serving as both the Vice President and Panhellenic Delegate. She was a Senator for the College of the Arts, and loves being involved with Student Government. Rachel is a member of Order of Omega and Rho Lambda Honors Societies. She is also a member of the Pre-Law Society, and is the Development Chair for the USF Student Dance Production Board. Rachel loves USF, and is more than proud to be a Bull!

    Link: Please vote at

  • Vanderbilt University Graduate Admissions Informational Session Wednesday October 12th

    Vanderbilt University Graduate Admissions representatives will provide an informational session on Wednesday, October 12 , from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Center for Urban Transportation Research Center. The meeting will provide an overview on PhD and summer research opportunities at Vanderbilt University. Opportunities are available for students in all disciplines (Engineering, Life Sciences/Biomedical Sciences, Physical Sciences/Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Humanities). All students are welcomed to attend. Food and drinks will be provided. Due to limited seating, students should rsvp to: . We look forward to seeing you at the informational session on Wednesday, October 12th.

  • USF Counseling Center in October

    Featured Workshops:
    Relaxation and Stress Reduction Techniques Mondays 1:00 -- 2:00 and Thursdays 12:00 --1:00, Every week until December 15th

    Coping Skills for College Stress Tuesdays: 11:00 --12:00 on 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, and 10/25

    Theme and Support Groups:
    Ready to Exhale: A Support and Resource Group for Black Women
    Wednesdays, October 19 -- December 7th, 2:00 -- 3:30pm

    Voces (Voices): A Latina Resource and Support Group
    Mondays, 3:00 -- 4:30pm, October 3rd -- November 14th.

    Recovery Road
    Meets Mondays, 3:00 -- 4:30pm

    Contact Lani Steffens, M.A. Mental Health Promotion Specialist at 813-974-0188 or for more information.

  • USF Navaratri Garba Oct 15

    IT'S GARBA TIME! Come out and celebrate the festival of Navaratri with the Hindu Student Council and other student organizations. It's FREE admission for everyone and we will have lots of FREE FOOD! Don't forget to bring your dandiya sticks and get ready to dance! Meet us at the USF Recreation Center on October 15th from 7-11 pm. Hope to see you all there!

    Link: USF Garba Facebook Link

  • Demystifying the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict II

    Students for Justice in Palestine, Muslim Student Association, and Jewish Voice for Peace are hosting an amazing event on October 12th, 2011, at 7:00 p.m in the MSC Oval Theater. Featuring the internationally acclaimed author and scholar, Norman Finkelstein, discussing the problems facing Palestine and Israel today as well as these problem's roots. Join us for a touching and eye-opening event on the reality of these issues.

    Link: Facebook Event Page

  • 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.

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