Know-a-BULL News
Week of 10/14/2014 - Issue # 336

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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 10/15/2014 Camilla Vasquez: The Discourse of Online Reviews.
 10/15/2014 HCSC Haunted House
 10/15/2014 Honors Latin Dancing
 10/16/2014 Graduate School Application Workshop
 10/17/2014 Goldwater Scholarship Workshop
 10/17/2014 Weekend Trip to St. Augustine!
 10/18/2014 Program-A-Bull
 10/20/2014 Holocaust Survivors as Educators
 10/22/2014 Inmaculada de Melo-Martin: William H. Scheuerle Distinguished Humanities Graduate Award. The Ethics of Sex Selection
 10/23/2014 Shakespeare Movie Night
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    The application for the Tanzania Study Abroad Program is now open.  Everyone interested in going to East Africa this summer should complete the application on the USF World website as soon as possible.  Questions?  Ask Dean Adams or Mr. Lucien.

  • New! - Program-A-BULL

    Hosted by ACM and MSDN (Microsoft Developers Network)

    Date: Saturday 10/18/14

    Time: 10 AM - 6 PM

    Location: JPH 1319

    Brief Description: You will work in teams of 3 people to write source code (using C++, C#, Java, or Python) for a computer program to solve given problems, which will be modeled after ACM-ICPC questions. There will be super fun and exciting prizes for the top three teams.

    Link: For more details and the Facebook Event page visit

  • New! - Permits and Thesis Permits

    Permits and Thesis Permits for Spring 2015 will open for permit requests on the Honors website on Monday, October 20th. Registration begins on Monday, November 3rd.

    Permits will automatically be given for those taking IDH 3400 with Dr. James (second semester freshmen in the 7 yr med program), for IDH 3600 Bio-Med Ethics and for Dr. Specter's IDH 4930 course, so you will not need to apply for a permit if you are on the approved list for these classes.

    The permit will be removed from IDH 3600 Bio-Med Ethics on Wednesday, November 5th -- any seats still available will be open to all Honors College students.

    Students taking the travel classes will automatically be registered once your deposit has been made and the list of approved students received -- there is no need to apply for a permit for the travel classes.

    IF you are a double major, or a new student, you might need a permit in order to register for an Honors course. When registering, if you see a message that says there is a college or major restriction then you need a permit -- please go on the Honors website: Honors College Forms: and click on the Class Permit Request form or the Thesis Registration Request form.

    All thesis students will need to request the thesis permit.

  • New! - Spring 15 Course Descriptions are now available

    Course descriptions for the Spring 15 semester are now available on the Honors College Website: Current Students: Course Descriptions: Spring 2015. There may be a few missing but the descriptions will be updated as we receive them.

    Also, we are very excited to announce that for the first time we will offer two sections of PHI 2101, Intro to Formal Logic. The two sections are for Honors College students only and will be taught in the Honors College! Check it out under Course Descriptions!

  • New! - Library Workshops

    The USF Library is hosting a series of workshops to help you learn more about the resources and services available through the Library.  The link to the Research Rescue page as well as the page for the
    Fall 2014 Workshops provides you with a list of available workshops both in-person and online. 

    If you have any questions about these workshops, please do not hesitate to contact Audrey Powers, Associate Librarian.

  • The Honors Orchestra Returns

    Honors Orchestra: We're Getting the Band Back Together!

    Do you play an instrument?  Do you miss your high-school band or orchestra practices?  Would you like to play in an ensemble?  If you answered yes to any of the above, join us Thursday 16 October at 5pm in MUS 140  for an informational and organizational meeting.  The orchestra is open to ALL HONORS STUDENTS who wish to play in an ensemble.  You need not be a music major or minor.  If you are a music major or minor, you will not be turned away.


  • Free MCAT Prep Course Spring 2015

    Applications are now being accepted for the Honors College/Chowdhari *FREE* MCAT preparatory course to be offered during Spring 2015.  The 15-week non-credit course 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 pre-requisites 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 Mejías,  Please include UID#. Deadline is Friday, November 7, 2014.

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Graduate School for STEM Majors Application Workshop

    Please join us on Thursday, October 16 for a workshop put on by Ms. Cris Murray from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Ms. Murray will be speaking to students about application strategies for graduate school applications as well as providing information to students regarding graduate programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    The workshop will be held from 3pm to 4:30pm in ALN 252.

    You can learn more information about Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute here:

    Link: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Interested in an all-expense paid masters level degree in Peace and Conflict Studies?

    Over the past ten years, The Rotary Foundation has provided over 700 future peace leaders with peace and conflict resolution education and field experience at Rotary Peace Centers around the world. Fellows earn a master's-level degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of six Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities in Australia, England, Japan, the United States, Sweden and Thailand. To apply or learn more visit The deadline is July 1, 2015.

    Link: rotaryorgrotarycenters

  • Learn more about nationally competitive merit scholarships

    Attend an upcoming informational workshop to learn more about the Office of National Scholarships and the national scholarship opportunities that can fund your study abroad experience, do research or an internship or pursue graduate study. Workshops will be presented by year (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior and Senior) as well as by specific scholarship.

    View the upcoming workshop schedule and sign up for a workshop at under the Upcoming Events Calendar.

    Link: Office of National Scholarships

  • Princeton in Africa Fellowships

    Princeton in Africa (PiAf) is a non-profit organization that offers yearlong post-graduate fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations working across the African continent. PiAf Fellows work in service-oriented positions in many different fields, including humanitarian aid, social enterprise, public health, conservation, and education. Graduating seniors and young alumni are eligible to apply. To learn more or apply visit The deadline to apply is November 2, 2014.

    Link: princetoninafricaorg

  • Goldmach Sachs Looking For College of Business Undergrads

    Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a well-known global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Goldman Sachs is currently looking for USF College of Business Undergraduates for a 10 week program as a summer analyst or summer associate in one of their many offices around the world. This program could lead to a permanent position on the Goldman Sachs team. To learn more about or to apply for this opportunity please visit Deadlines vary by office location. 

    Link: goldmansachscomcareers

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! - Haunted House

    Have you been infected? There''s been an outbreak that has transformed students into zombies! Come to the Allen Building on Wednesday, October 15th at 8:00 pm to see how the Honors College Student Council will transform the Honors college into a haunted house. Be prepared to get scared as you walk through a series of spooky rooms. We will have sweet treats so bring your friends and get ready to experience the fright of the night. Bring cash for Princeton Review course raffle tickets and Honors Council t-shirts! This will be an Fresh5 event, so please bring your ID.Contact the Events co-chairs Samantha Prabakaran at or Nicole Wood at with any questions.

  • Volunteer with HCSC Quantum Leap Farm

    Quantum Leap Farm is holding an event called Olivia's Barnyard Buddies.  It's a Saturday Family Fun Day volunteer shift from 11 to 4. In partnership with Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring, Quantum Leap Farm welcomes special needs children and their family members for an afternoon of fun at the Farm including pony rides, pony painting, equestrian arts and crafts, games and more! Volunteers are needed to help with all of these activities and need to wear closed-toe shoes and be aware that it might be hot and/or wet. Please contact Imran Gruhonjic for more information at


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  • Lunch with the Deans

    Join us in welcoming Dean Adams to "Lunch with the Deans"! Enjoy lunch with Dean Adams and other Honors College faculty in a laid back setting with fellow Honors College students. This is a great opportunity to connect one-on-one with important figures in the Honors College. See you there!

    Lunch with the Deans will continue the last Wednesday of every month at 11:30.

  • Journaling Workshop Series

    Journaling will change your life. No, really. Starting and keeping a simple journal can allow you to reflect on your goals, your time, your achievements, your creativity and your life. This sort of self-reflection is vital to making and pursuing goals related to your academics, career and beyond. Come join Mrs. Lanier for the Intro workshop to learn the what's, why's and how's of journaling, then dive right into several different styles to see which one fits you best.

    Wednesday September 24th at 4pm in JPH 1313 (will repeat October 8th, 22nd, and November 19th)

  • Leadership Series

    Through discussion, this seminar series will help students learn about the types of skills applied by leaders within various fields and industries, the factors that contributed to learning those skills, and the conditions under which those types of skills are most effective. Each session will examine leadership within a different industry. Students will be asked to identify two or more leaders in the specific industry and learn about their careers and their approach to leadership. 

    Tuesdays from 3-4:30 JPH 1317 (Tuesday September 30th not included)

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Student Submissions

  • New! - Summer Program in Paris

    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 2015 program includes the option of an add-on excursion to Venice, June 30 - July 6th earning an additional 2 credits and students may enroll in the Venice 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 participating in this program may apply for scholarships sponsored by the Education Abroad Office.  

    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! - Alpha Epsilon Delta General Body Meeting with USF College of Pharmacy Student Ambassadors

    Come on out to Alpha Epsilon Delta's general body meeting Wednesday October 22nd at 3:30 in MSC 2709. Student Ambassadors from USF's College of Pharmacy will be speaking about different opportunities of pharmacy and USF College of Pharmacy. We will be discussing fundraisers, volunteering, and social events. As always food will be provided!! For more information contact

    Link: Alpha Epsilon Delta Facebook Page

  • New! - Blog Writer Position Open Volunteer Opportunity

    We are looking for a few blog writers to make blog posts for the Human Health Project, preferably one post a week. A list of potential topics will be provided for ideas, but writers have the option to write on any health topic of their interest. The person doing this work does not need to have a medical background. It is much more important to have writing ability and have an interest in healthcare as a human right. Please note that blog writers will be given full credit for their blog posts, but the Human Health Project will need the legal right to use their contributions. Interested students should contact Peter Adams ( with their resume. Please pass this opportunity along to others who may be interested. More information: The purpose of the Human Health Project (HHP) is to get conventional and complementary health information and peer-to-peer support from the HHP community around the world in response to health experiences that are posted. Generally, information and support will be provided by members of the public who want to help people anonymously who have health conditions and questions. Our goal is to improve access, self-management, equity, and affordability of health care throughout the world.

    Link: Human Health Project Website

  • Research Methods Online SurveyPRIZE

    Please take this 10 question survey on media in order to be entered to win a MYSTERY PRIZE BOX and help undergraduate researcher and honors student, Tory Royal. The drawing winner will be announced via email on November 13th. Email to be entered after completing the survey. Survey:

  • 3rd Bulls Walk and Bike Week campaign AFTER study

    Hello Everyone,

    Center for Urban transportation research (CUTR@USF) has conducted the 3rd Bulls walk and Bike Week campaign from September 2nd to 5th 2014, to promote the awareness of pedestrian and bicyclist safety at the USF Tampa campus. You are invited to participate in the online survey, which is part of the campaign evaluation, where you will be answering the behavioral questions on pedestrian and bicycle safety. Your participation will help us evaluate and know more about pedestrian safety conditions on campus. Please click on the link here:


  • Camp Boggy Creek Chapter at USF FALL CARNIVAL

    Camp Boggy Creek Chapter at USF will be hosting the First Annual Fall Carnival on October 31st from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the MSC Amphitheater! We will be having games, food, prizes, and plenty of CBC Gear, so put on your Halloween costumes and come have some fun! The event will have a five dollar donation entrance fee with all proceeds going towards helping be able to send money and supplies to CBC!


    Camp Boggy Creek is a nonprofit pediatric organization that each weekend hosts camps specifically focused on a particular pediatric chronic or life threatening illness giving these kids and their families a way to forget about their life with their illness and have a week or weekend of safe, care-free fun!

    Link: CBC at USF Facebook


    Camp Boggy Creek Chapter at USF - a nonprofit organization dedicated to volunteering and fund raising for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses - is hosting a raffle for TWO CENTER, BOX-SEAT TICKETS FOR THE OCT 17TH JASON ALDEAN AND FLORIDA-GEORGIA LINE CONCERT!! We will be selling raffle tickets for five dollars each ($10 for 3, $25 for 10... the deals get better than more you donate!!) 

    We will be selling them at Bull Market on Wednesdays as well as at our meetings, and at different places throughout campus! For more information on raffle ticket sales and club information email president Tabitha Michaud at  

    Link: CBC at USF Facebook

  • Student Needed to Create Website for Free Clinic

    We are looking for an experienced volunteer to develop a web page for CARE for Peripheral Neuropathy, a free clinic for people suffering with neuropathy. This is a great opportunity to serve your community! Please contact Cindy Tofthagen, PhD, ARNP at (813) 252-0475 or by email at

  • Scare Away Cancer 5K with South University PA Students

    South University Tampa Physician Assistant program is excited to be hosting the first ever 5K run/walk with proceeds going to Moffitt Cancer Center! We are working to reach out to the community to educate individuals on the role of the Physician Assistant in healthcare as well as to promote overall health and wellness.

    This event will be a COSTUME 5K so everyone is encouraged to dress up in their best Halloween costume to help us SCARE AWAY CANCER!

    We will have face painting available for children to make their costumes complete! We will also be giving costume prizes for the best children's costumes of the day!

    This is an excellent way to network with current PA students and the PA community in Tampa. Please go to the website for more information and to register for the event!

    Link: Scare Away Cancer 5K

  • Wishmakers on Campus at USF

    The Make-A-Wish Foundation has come to USF with its new partner, Wishmakers on Campus! The new student organization works to raise funds, spread awareness and connect with children living with life-threatening medical conditions. Working closely with the foundation, Wishmakers on Campus will be hosting events and fundraisers as well as actively participating in Make-A-Wish events across the state of Florida! For more information about how to start granting wishes today, contact President Alec Waid at

    Link: Wishmakers on Campus FB Page

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