Know-a-BULL News
Week of 10/22/2013 - Issue # 287

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
 10/23/2013 Freshmen Scholarship Workshop
 10/23/2013 Global Professional Session
 10/23/2013 Public Health Seminar: Health Policy & Management
 10/24/2013 Fascination and Fear: American Popular Culture and the Black Masculine Fetish with USF Alumnus, Jonathan Gayles
 10/25/2013 Gilman Scholarship Workshop
 10/27/2013 Magnapalooza
 10/28/2013 Professional Workshop: Creating a LinkedIn Profile
 11/1/2013 Guest Speaker Ed Turanchik
 11/4/2013 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award Workshop
 11/6/2013 Public Health Seminar: Global Health
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Commissioner Mark Sharpe is bringing attorney, former County Commission member and Mayoral candidate Ed Turanchik to meet you at 1PM on November 1 in the Honors College.  Often called "Tampa's Dreamer" or "Choo-Choo", Mr. Turanchik has led efforts to get 2 billion dollars to Florida for mass transportation, to get the Olympics brought to Central Florida (we made the finals), to get a ferry from Tampa to St. Petersburg (that may happen) and that's just the beginning.

    This event will fill quickly, so please RSVP.

    Freshpeople 5 credit, of course.

    Pizza will be served.

    Link: Click here to read about

  • New! - Get Ready to go Abroad

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

    This winter we'll take trip to Merida, Mexico and Alexandria, Jamaica.
    For more information on the Mexico trip, please visit The cost is approximately $1,000 with scholarships applied including meals and airfare.
    For information on the Jamaica trip, please visit The cost is $1,160 with scholarships applied including meals and airfare.  

    We'll be in Panama and the Dominican Republic during spring break.
    For more information on Panama trip, please visit The cost is approximately $1,250 with scholarships applied including airfare.

    For more information on the Dominican Republic trip please visit The cost is  $1,460 with scholarships applied including meals and airfare.

    **For all service trips, you will receive a travel scholarship for $750. If you live in the LLC, you will receive additional financial support.

    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.
    For more information on Japan, visit

    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! - Approved Nutrition Minor

    The College of Public Health has recently been approved to offer a minor in Nutrition. The 15 required credits will include HUN 2201 (Nutrition) and four courses selected from the following: HUN 3272 (Sports Nutrition), HUN 3296 (Nutrition and Disease), HUN 3126 (Food and Culture), HSC 4573 (Foundations of Food Safety), HUN 3403 (Nutrition and the Life Cycle), and DIE 3310 (Community Nutrition).

    Please note that courses may not count towards both a major and a minor. For more information, please contact Public Health undergraduate advising. 

  • New! - BOLIVIA International Travel Course

    "Che Guevara and Revolution in Latin America," will cover the theory and practice of revolution in Latin America in the late twentieth century, seen through the life and after-life of Ernesto "Che Guevara," the father of guerrilla warfare in Latin America. We will examine the conditions that gave rise to Guevara's revolutionary ambitions, his contributions to the Cuban revolution as a military commander and theoretician and his failed efforts to foment revolution in the Congo and Bolivia. We will also take note of the revolutions he influenced, including Chile and Nicaragua. Although Guevara's doctrine of guerrilla warfare failed in virtually every country where it was attempted, he remains a popular symbol of resistance and revolution in Latin America and around the world.

    The course will conclude with a one-week journey to Bolivia, tracing the trail that led to the death of Che Guevara and the birth of a Latin American legend. 

    Program cost after scholarship is approximately $1,800 including airfare and some meals. 

    ***NOTE: Additional Honors LLC scholarships available to residents to help off-set the cost.

    Link: Trip Information

  • 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: BSC2010/2011+Labs PHY2053/2054*+Labs or PHY2048/2049*+Labs CHM2045/2046+Labs CHM2210/2211*+Labs And, ideally, PCB3063, PCB3712 (or another Anatomy or Physiology class) or BCH3023.  (*Physics II and Org Chem II may be completed in the Spring).

    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 5PM Friday, November 8, 2013.

  • Apply for the Undergraduate Scholar Award

    The Undergraduate Scholars Award recognizes outstanding students who fulfill the University goals of community engagement, undergraduate research, and global citizenship.  Recipients are identified at Commencement and the achievement is noted on a student's diploma. The Undergraduate Scholars Award rewards the depth of your University of South Florida academic experience. Fulfilling the award's criteria is designed to help you apply academic learning to real-life issues and problems through faculty-supervised research. Further, this innovative program seeks to encourage students to engage in meaningful service and to ''connect'' to the global community.

    Go to our website or contact Mr. Mejias:


    Link: More on the Undergraduate Scholar Award

  • Attention Biomedical Science and Chemistry Majors

    Check out the fantastic opportunity to review general chemistry concepts, enhance your academic and leadership credentials, establish positive relationships with faculty and peers, and gain 3 credits (CHM 4932) towards your BMS or Chemistry major! (meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss if the course is able to satisfy outstanding major degree requirements)

    Apply to become a Chemistry Peer Leader today. Applications are due November 4th. For more information and/or to submit your application, visit the link below.



  • Cancer Research Assistantship

    Here is an email the Honors College was sent this week.  Please contact Mr. Ariel by email if you are interested.

    We are recruiting an undergraduate research intern from the Honors College to help with an NIH funded study at the Tobacco Research and Intervention Program. This is an excellent opportunity for students wanting research experience before applying to graduate school. Interns will help conduct research on substance abuse, with an emphasis on tobacco dependence. We have one position available and we are looking for a motivated student, preferably with a background in or interest in medical sciences. The study in question is an ongoing longitudinal study and intern duties will involve data entry and other research support activities. There is also potential for greater involvement including medical chart reviews and participant recruitment, but we can't promise that for certain. We are looking for a student with a minimum GPA of 3, who is able to dedicate 10 hours a week and commit to a year (including summer).

    Idan Ariel, Graduate Student

    Tobacco Research and Intervention Program

    tel:  813-745-1753| email:


  • Course Permits and Thesis Permits OPEN

    Course Permits and Thesis Permits for Spring 2014 are now open, you can find them on the Honors website.

    Second semester freshmen taking IDH 2010 will need to apply for a permit. If you are having trouble registering for an Honors course, please apply for a permit!

    Please apply early! Also, thesis permits will be given after the first week of registration, as there is no need to rush since this class has unlimited seats.

  • MCAT registration opens tomorrow!

    The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee's problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.  Scores are reported in Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, and Biological Sciences.

    Almost all U.S. medical schools and many Canadian schools require applicants to submit MCAT exam scores.  Many schools do not accept MCAT exam scores that are more than three years old.

    Registration for the January-May 2014 exam dates will open on October 16, 2013.

    Dates for Summer 2014 - January 2015 may be found here:

    Link: More on the MCAT

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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.

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Alliance for Health Reform Seeks Interns

    The Alliance for Health Reform seeks two interns for the spring 2014 term to focus on health policy research and media relations. The deadline for submission is November 1, 2013. Finalists will be notified by November 15, 2013.

    The Alliance seeks undergraduate or graduate students with solid academic records, strong writing, research, and communication skillsand a lively interest in public policy. A small stipend may be available, and academic credit can be arranged.


    To apply, send a cover letter indicating dates of availability, resume, transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable), the names and phone numbers of two references, plus one current writing sample to:

    Link: Alliance for Health Reform Website

  • National Agricultural Innovation Prize Launched

    The National Agricultural Innovation Prize is open to U. S. undergraduate and graduate students across all academic disciplines.  The competition runs through Spring 2014 and teams will compete for a chance to win $100,000.

    The competition encourages student teams to develop innovative ways and real-world plans to address social and agricultural challenges within food systems to improve the standard of living and quality of life for the world&rsquos population

     Student team entries are due by February 28, 2014.  More information about the competition can be found at: and at

    Link: National Agricultural Innovation Prize

  • Graduating? Want to study at the University of Oxford?

    The Frost Scholarship pays for all expenses for a one year master's degree at the University of Oxford in certain science areas, which can be found in the link below:

    If you are interested in more information or in applying, please contact Dr. Lucas at

    Link: Frost Scholarship

  • 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

  • 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:

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

  • 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!


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USF Honors College Student Council

  • New! - BSPH Health and Policy Management Workshop

    Wed. Oct. 23, 6:00 p.m. JPH 1313 Come listen to exciting news about careers in health policy and management, and learn about different paths into this unique field of health professions. 


  • New! - The Pulse Podcast Cultural Experiences

    Check out the Honors College's very own Podcast! Learn more about upcoming opportunities and trips abroad being offered!

    Link: The Pulse Podcast Cultural Experiences

  • New! - Professional Workshop Creating a LinkedIn Profile

    7:00-9:00 p.m. JPH 1319

    Looking to learn more about a great professional resource? Come join us to learn more about LinkedIn, a business-oriented social networking site. This workshop will help you set up your profile in a professional manner by highlighting the following: 

    • Choosing an image

    • Creating your headline

    • Creating your skills summary

    • Completing the background section

    • Completing the experience section

    • Completing the education section

    • Optional information

    ***Please bring laptop with you to event***

  • New! - Magnapalooza

    Location: Outside Magnolia Apartments This annual Magnolia event is also open to all Honors LLC students regardless of which building you live in! Head outside for seasonal activities, an evening scary movie on the lawn, and experience Magnolia haunted house tradition in the Magnolia Room.

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Student Submissions

  • New! - The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Seeks Intern

    The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay is actively seeking a bilingual intern victim advocate for Sexual Assault Services. As an intern, you learn the skills needed to become a Victim Advocate. The interns assist Survivors of Sexual Assault throughout the legal process in providing advocacy during hearings and depositions.

    To enhance skills in a particular interest, interns will have the option of completing a project. Examples of past projects include fundraising, outreach to college students, domestic violence, human trafficking, state & national to name a few.

    Intern advocates provide coverage for 2-4 on call shifts per month in addition to their weekly office hours of 16-40 hours a week. Scheduling is very flexible.

    Interested candidates please contact Paola Gonzalez at, or 813-964-1964 ext. 3116.

  • New! - A Lecture Series with Dr James DEmilio

    The Cult of St. James and the Pilgrimage to Compostela

    November 13-21, 2013

    Lectures stand alone or together: Attend any or all! Free and open to the public!

    • Wed., Nov. 13, 6:30 PM, CWY 109 - "St. James in Spain: The Pilgrimage to the End of the Earth"

    • Fri., Nov. 15, 3:30 PM,Grace Allen Room, 4th Floor Library - "In Search of Miracles: Saints'  Relics and Pilgrimage Shrines"

    • Mon., Nov. 18, 6:30 PM, CWY 109 - "Making and Marketing a Cult: St. James at Compostela"

    • Tue., Nov. 19, 3:30 PM, Grace Allen Room, 4th Floor Library - "John the Baptist's Two Heads and Other Oddities: Dueling Shrines in the Age of Pilgrimage"

    • Wed., Nov. 20, 6:30 PM, CWY 109 - "From Pilgrimage to Crusade: St. James 'Moorslayer' and Holy War" A Panel with: David Arbesú (Spanish), Michael Decker(History), James D'Emilio (Humanities), and Anne Latowsky (French)

    • Thu., Nov. 21, 6:30 PM, CWY 109 - "The Romanesque Cathedral of Compostela: The Art of Pilgrimage"

    For lecture descriptions and other information, please visit

    Any lecture you attend will count as Freshpeople 5 credit! 

    Link: Dr James DEmilio Website

  • New! - Research Volunteers Needed

    The Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Laboratory, located on USF Tampa campus, is seeking volunteers to assist in Alzheimer's disease research. We are looking for dedicated students (preferably on a medical or research science track) who can contribute no less than 20 hours per week to research. If interested, please contact Whitney Hethorn at or 813.396.9984.

  • New! - Looking for a Subleaser

    I'm graduating in December and therefore would like to sublease my room at Monticello (ladies only please). The apartment is a 4/4 fully furnished bedroom with full-sized bed, night stand, dresser, built-in desk, desk chair, and hookups for cable and internet. The room has its own bathroom and the common area (living room/kitchen) is shared with 3 roommates (who are awesome!). Rent is $525 a month and includes cable, internet, electric, and water. The apartment is conveniently located near USF campus and as well as a Bull Runner station. I'm looking for someone to sublease from mid/late-December through August however this is slightly negotiable. 


    If you would like more information please feel free contact me via email:



    Lisa Vaccaro


  • New! - Interested in a Career in College Student Affairs

    Join the Association for College Student Affairs on Monday, October 28th from 5:30-7:00pm in MSC 3707 for a social event with professional staff, graduate assistants and undergraduate students all interested in College Student Affairs and related careers. Email Laura Reiser ( with any questions.

  • New! - Bulls for Moffitt Fall Social

    Come out to the Bulls for Moffitt Fall Social for an hour of fun activities like pumpkin art and cookie decorating! Besides the activities and snacks, you can find out about all the events the Bulls for Moffitt Student Club is planning this semester like our Thanksgiving Social at Moffitt Cancer Center and our currently running T-shirt Design Contest. Come meet our e-board and our events and marketing committees to see how you can get involved! Contact Marina Saad at for more information about Bulls for Moffitt

  • Stampede of Service

    The Stampede is Coming! Are you Ready? Join the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement at USF's largest service event, Stampede of Service! You can serve your Tampa Bay community on Saturday, January 18th as a site leader or participant. Site leader registration closes on Friday, November 1st and participant registration closes Friday, November 8th…or until full. Register TODAY at

    Link: CLCE Website

  • LondonParis with Dr Merrick

    See the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace! Watch the sun set over Paris from atop the Eiffel Tower! Absorb the culture of these magnificent cities. Travel Dates: 10 days between Spring & Summer semesters Academic Credit: political science, international studies, sociology or criminology. IDH credit pending approval from the Honors College Course: the pre-departure course meets 5 times during spring semester. The remaining academic activities are conducted online. Application Deadline: December 1, 2013 More Information: Dr. Merrick's London/Paris website: Email Dr. Merrick: Call Dr. Merrick: 941 224 3805 USF Online Application: Trip Diary and Videos: Trip diary from 2011: Trip video from 2011: Trip video: Make the World Your Classroom!

    Link: httpeducationabroadglobalusfeduindexcfmFuseActionprogramsViewProgramProgramID17549overview

  • PAID Tutoring Positions Available

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking to hire a paid tutor for the following courses: Nutrition (HUN 2201) and Microbiology. Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course at USF, and received a B in the course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided and clicking on the "Apply to be a paid tutor" link. Please contact Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA , with questions.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • 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

  • 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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