Know-a-BULL News #385
Know-a-BULL News
Week of 10/13/2015 - Issue # 385

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
 10/15/2015 Lunch with the Deans
 10/19/2015 Stetson Law 3+3 Information Session
 10/20/2015 Information Session: Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland
 10/20/2015 Frost Scholarship Program Workshop
 10/21/2015 Body of Research: Nutrition
 10/23/2015 Goldwater Scholarship Workshop
 10/23/2015 Public Service Workshop
 10/24/2015 Scavenger Hunt through Tampa's Historical District
 10/28/2015 Body of Research: Training
 10/30/2015 DAAD Scholarship Workshop
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • New! - Important notice to all thesis I prospectus students

    The deadline to turn in your prospectus has been extended to Oct 31, 2015. You may  turn in your paperwork and thesis to the front desk starting now. All students who have turned in their prospectus will be able to register for thesis II and move on toward graduation.

    Students who have not turned in their prospectus and required forms will not be able to register for thesis II. Priority registration privileges given to HC students may also be withdrawn. Please also know that failure to complete this course work may also delay your graduation as this course and thesis II (the second course) counts toward completing your mandated educational requirements for many majors.

    Please see your HC advisor if you have any questions about completing the Honors College curriculum.

  • New! - Paid Tutoring Position

     The Jenkins Scholarship Programs is looking for tutors for the Fall 2015 semester in the following courses:

    • PHY 2048 General Physics I

    • Intro to Statistics (STA 2023)

    • Precalc Algebra/Trigonometry (MAC 1147)

    Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, have taken the respective course at USF, and have received at least 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. 
    If you have any questions please contact Brenae Hillard, the Jenkins GA, at

    Link: Apply to be a Paid Tutor

  • Education Abroad Opportunities

    The Honors College is proud to announce the opening of our travel abroad opportunities for this academic year.  Students will be able to select from five different countries to travel to and experience.

    For 2016, the currently offered destinations are:

    St. Lucia (Application not yet active)

    London, England

    Madrid, Spain

    Panama City, Panama

    Osnabrück, Germany

    Hanoi, Vietnam (Application Not Yet Active)

    Peru (application not yet active)

    For further information about each trip, click on the country to be redirected to its Education Abroad brochure.

  • Raymond James Internships

    Raymond James is looking for 3 interns (creative writing this fall, media production in spring 2016, and web design this fall). Students interested should log into their Employ-A-Bull account to see/apply to the internship position.
    If you do not have your Employ-A-Bull log in information, please call 813-974-2171 for information on how to set it up and retrieve your username and password. The postings are already in Employ-A-Bull, so please check them out! (Enter in the Job IDs: 59102, 59813, 60003, and 60004)

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Learn how to write an effective personal statement for National Scholarship applications

    Please join us for an informational workshop on the process of writing a personal statement. We encourage current national scholarship applicants and students thinking about applying for a national scholarship in the future to attend. Two workshops will be given by writing consultant, Lacie Meier, on October 30 at 2:00pm in ALN 252, and November 13 at 1:00pm in ALN 252. To sign up for a workshop, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at


  • Freshmen and Sophomores: Study Abroad in the United Kingdom next summer

    Join us for an informational workshop regarding the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program and application process.  Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK, and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research, and communication skills. This workshop will take place on November 12 at 3:00pm in JPH 1317. To sign up for the workshop, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at


  • Looking for long term critical language study abroad

    Join us for an informational workshop regarding the Boren Scholarship application and application process. Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. This workshop will take place November 6 at 2:00pm in ALN 252. To sign up for the workshop, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at



  • Study Abroad in Germany through the DAAD Program

    This workshop will discuss the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). DAAD offers a variety of study, internship, and research opportunities for undergraduates and graduates.  You can learn German, study German history and culture, work in a research lab, or intern in an industry for a semester, an academic year, or for a summer. This workshop will be held on October 30 at 1pm in ALN 252. To sign up for the workshop, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at


  • STEM Graduate Study in the United Kingdom at the University of Oxford

    The Frost Scholarship Programme funds current students of the State University System of Florida (SUSF) to study one year, full-time Master's courses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM subjects) at the University of Oxford. The Programme is supported by the generosity of the Phillip and Patricia Frost Philanthropic Foundation. Over the next three years, the Frost Scholarship Programme will offer ten scholarships each year. You can learn more about the eligible one year master's courses here:

    A workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 20 at 11am in JPH (Juniper Poplar Residence Hall) room 1317. Please RSVP for the workshop through the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at  

    Link: httpwwwoxacukadmissionsgraduatefeesandfundingfeesfundingandscholarshipsearchfrostscholarshipprogrammeflorida

  • Interested in a career in public service?

    This workshop will discuss applications for national scholarship opportunities that focus on careers in public service such as the Truman, Udall, and Pickering, as well as other public service focused scholarships. There will be two workshops, one held on September 25 at 10:00am in ALN 233, and another on October 23 at 10:00am in ALN 233. To sign up for a workshop, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar at


  • Funding for undergraduate research -- Goldwater Scholarships

    You are invited to attend a workshop on the Goldwater Scholarship program, the most prestigious scholarship program in the country for undergraduate scientific research.  The Goldwater Scholarship covers undergraduate expenses up to $7,500 for 1-2 years for students planning research careers in mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering. This opportunity is for sophomores and juniors, typically with a 3.9 GPA or higher. There will be two workshops, one held on September 25 at 11:00am in ALN 233 and another one on October 23 at 2pm in ALN 252. To sign up for a workshop, please visit the ONS Upcoming Events Calendar 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. Chambers.

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Speical Programs

  • New! - London Paris with Dr Merrick May 5 to 15, 2016

    Absorb the culture of these magnificent cities with guided tours and special events. The best 10 days of your life! Three Academic Credits: political science, international studies, sociology or criminology. Credit in other depts by request. Course: the pre-departure course meets 5 times during spring semester.  The remaining academic activities conducted online.  Cost: TBD, approximately $2500 (plus tuition).  Application Deadline: December 1, 2015, however, this program usually fills before the official deadline.  More information and a complete itinerary:  Call or Email Dr. Merrick: or 941-224-3805


  • New! - Stetson Law 33 Information Session

    The Honors College has partnered with Stetson University College of Law to offer an accelerated Bachelor''s/J.D. program. This 3 +3 program will allow first year students to use their first year law curriculum to count as the 4th year elective requirements for the Bachelor''s degree, graduate from USF and be a second year law student.

    Please join us if you would like to learn more information about this exciting program. Representatives from Stetson will be available to discuss the program and answer any of your questions.
    The information session will be on October 19, 2015 at 2-3:30 p.m. in ALN 216. Please RSVP through the Honors Calendar.

    Any questions? Please contact Ms. Sarah Wray at

    Link: Stetson Law 33 Information

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • St Augustine Trip

    There is still 2 male spaces available for the Honors LLC Saint Augustine trip with the Deans, Dr. Bingham and Dr. Adams! This is an amazing opportunity for students to interact with the Deans and other honors students for a weekend away to the most historical city in Florida. If you are interested in the trip email for more details!

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Student Submissions

  • New! - Bulls Service Breaks Information Night

    Bulls Service Breaks (BSB) is an organization dedicated to providing service trips during Spring Break for students at USF. Our trips cover a wide variety of social issues that provide direct, impactful service for our students. Come learn all about the BSB mission and application process at our BSB Information Night! The event will take place on Tuesday, November 17 in MSC 3707 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. We will have our Board Members and Site Leaders around ready to answer your questions and give you all the necessary information to experience a life changing BSB trip! Applications for our Participants will open the same evening through BullSync, on Tuesday November 17. Learn more about BSB at our website!

    Link: website

  • New! - Paris and London StudyAbroad 2016

    This program offered by the School of Art and Art history affords students the opportunity of earning credits applicable to their degree requirements 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 Paris component earns 4 credits and the 2016 program includes the option of an add-on excursion to London, June 30 - July 6th earning an additional 2 credits.  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.   

    Applications can be filed online 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:

    Link: USF in Paris

  • New! - Undergraduate Research Opportunity

    Dr. Guida''s lab is currently looking for an undergraduate researcher to join the lab. Dr. Guida''s research is multifaceted but focuses on the discovery of new medicines for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. The position requires a background in programming and a familiarity with Python, C, C++ and/or Perl. If you would like more information on the lab, please check out our website at If you are interested in the postion, please contact the lab at and cc

  • New! - DISCOUNT Howl O Scream at Busch Gardens Tickets Brought to you by Alpha Phi Omega

    Going to Howl O Scream at Busch Gardens but don''t want to spend a lot of money? Buy your tickets from Alpha Phi Omega and save $20 off General Admission prices! Instead of $60+tax, your friends at Alpha Phi Omega have tickets available for $40+tax! Every ticket also INCLUDES a $5 donation to Relay for Life OR Bulls for Kids! Tickets are available for Friday, October 16th OR Friday, October 23rd. Find us at Bull Market on the 14th and 21st from 9AM - 2PM and MSC lobby from 11-2PM. Find us on Facebook for more details or text/call 813-415-9667.

    Link: Alpha Phi Omega

  • Volunteer at VegFest of Tampa Bay

    Volunteers are needed at this upcoming event, sponsored by a non-profit, Florida Voices for Animals.  For more information about this November 7 event, please visit:  Great way to get involved with the local community and log some service hours!

    If you''ll be in the area on Thanksgiving, Florida Voices for Animals will be hosting another event that you can volunteer at:    

    If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne House (  *This volunteer opportunity was submitted to us by USF Health.

  • Office of Undergrad Research

    For two days a week, the USF Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) will now have hours in the Honors College!  Stop by on Monday between 3-5PM, or Thursday between 1-3PM to speak with OUR advisors about what kind of research opportunities are available and how you can become involved!  To see about making an appointment or more information, please contact the OUR office by calling them at 813-974-6824 or filling out the General Inquiry form here.

  • Apply to be a Peer Mentor for 2016

    Peer Mentors gain valuable skills in time management, group management, and public speaking. They represent the Honors College during Orientation and assist students with registration. They welcome new students to the college by sharing their experiences and framing our expectations for success through Fall mentoring groups. They leave a legacy of achievement, raising the bar for what it means to be an Honors College Scholar. Do you have what it takes? Are you organized? Do you plan your entire semester before classes even start? Are you friendly? Do you enjoy getting to know other students? Do you aspire to a leadership position on campus? Apply to be a Peer Mentor for the 2016 year. Contact Mrs. Lanier with questions.

    Link: Application Here

  • USF in Northern Ireland Study Abroad Opportunity

    Interested in learning about peace building and conflict reconciliation? Then join the Global and International Affairs Department for USF in Northern Ireland program on Conflict Transformation. Over the course of three weeks students will get the opportunity to attend lectures led by leading academics hosted by Queens University and will be able to visit locations around Belfast that have been impacted by this country's history. Some of the issues that will be addressed in these lectures and site visits are types of transitional justice, understanding conflict, mediating conflict, and inclusion and exclusion in transitional societies. 

    Link: Northern Ireland Study Abroad Opportunity

  • USF HOSA Future Health Professionals Princeton Raffle

    Looking for a Princeton course? USF HOSA is raffling one! Each ticket is $20 and you can submit more than one ticket. The winner of the raffle will be announced on Friday, December 4th, 2015 (end of fall semester). The last day to submit a ticket is Thursday, December 3rd, 2015. The winner can choose a MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, or GRE Princeton course.

    Buy a ticket during one of these times:

    1) HOSA General Meetings: MSC 2709, Tuesdays, 7:30pm-8:30pm, 10/6, 11/3, 11/24.

    2) HOSA Officer Meetings: MSC 3rd Floor CSI, Tuesdays, 7:30pm-8:30pm on weeks without general meetings.

    3) HOSA Office Hours: MSC 1st floor, Einsteins. Mondays: 4pm-5pm, Tuesdays: 2pm-3pm , Wednesdays: 11am-12pm, Thursdays: 2pm-3pm.


    Email if you have any questions!


  • USF HOSA Future Health Professionals Club

    Are you interested or may be interested in a medical career? Are you looking for an organization to develop leadership skills and character but at the same time have fun and gain recognition at regional, state, and national competitions? Do you want to make a difference nation-wide towards HOSA's national service project of raising awareness and supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society? Maybe you want to explore something new? This is the club for you!

    HOSA: Future Health Professionals aims to develop skills through motivation, recognition, and awareness to increase the delivery of compassionate, quality health care to the community. The national organization provides opportunities to increase knowledge, develop leadership skills, enhance character, gain friendships, build self-confidence, increase involvement in the local and national community, and so much more. Even if you're not interested in the medical field, this organization can help you become a more well-rounded individual!

    Our meetings dates are on Tuesdays (9/15, 10/6, 11/3, 11/24) from 7:30-8:30pm at MSC 2709. There will be free food! Come check us out! 

    Add us on BullSync and on Facebook to get updates quicker and email Kathryn Ospino ( if you have any questions.




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