Know-a-BULL News
Week of 11/06/2012 - Issue # 239

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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 11/8/2012 Cooking with Cayla - Session 3
 11/8/2012 Duke School of the Environment Recruiting Event
 11/9/2012 Lunch With The Deans
 11/13/2012 College of Public Health Information Session
 11/15/2012 The Medical School Application Process with Dr. Marshall
 11/16/2012 Personal Statement Writing Workshop
 11/27/2012 Honors Orchestra Concert
 12/7/2012 Fall: Last day of Classes
 12/14/2012 Fall Honors College Commencement Ceremony
 1/14/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 4
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Honors College/School of Theatre and Dance One Act Play Writing Competition

    The following are the simple rules of the competition:
    20 minute (optimal)  original one act play - maximum of 25 minutes
    Any topic (including controversial) is ok
    Individual, duo, three member teams may submit manuscripts

    Scholarships will be awarded to the winners and runners up.


    Please let me know if you intend to enter by emailing:

    Break a pen!

  • Bridging the Gap

    Tuesdays: 7:00-8:30pm

    This one-credit course is being taught by recent Honors College graduate Jonathan Campana. As an undergraduate, he discovered the power of short fiction and poetry to bridge the gap between the pursuit of his academic and his personal goals. Great literature, if read and debated outside the conventional classroom, can help in the transition into adult life. Jonathan developed a passion for exploring this connection and wants to share it with others. 

    Examples of works to be read and discussed (suggestions by participants are encouraged):

    Short stories:
    Head and Shoulders, F.Scott Fitzgerald
    Bartleby the Scrivener, Herman Melville

    The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, TS Eliot
    Aedh WIshes for the Cloths of Heaven, WB Yeats
    Give All to Love, Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Excerpts from
    Walden, Henry David Thoreau
    Selected essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
    The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
    Candide, Voltaire
    The Things they Carried, Tim O''Brien


    Jonathan Campana recently graduated with his degree in Psychology. At 22 years, he coaches rowing for both USF and Plant High School. While attending USF, Jonathan spent a great deal of his time rowing and coaching racing in multiple state competitions and regattas around the country. He was there at the inception of the current USF team and worked his way up the ranks from novice to varsity and eventually, head women''s coach.

  • Tutor Needed for EGN 3615

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Engineering Economics with Social and Global Implications (EGN 3615). Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course at USF, and received an A in the course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided. Contact information: Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA


    Link: Tutor Application

  • Get Involved in Research and Earn Credit

    In the spring semster there will be a 1 credit course designed to improve the skills necessary to succeed in undergraduate research as well as in graduate school or a professional research environment.

    The course is intended for undergraduate students currently involved in research, as their research will be incorporated into the course.  In short, the course would cover scientific writing, literature searches, experimental design, data analysis, data organization and presentation, and the peer review/publication process.  The course will be offered in the spring and will result in an abstract submission to the undergraduate research symposium.

    The class is currently available for registration on Oasis.

    Link: BSC 4933 Flyer

  • Are you interested in attending Graduate or Professional School? This is a must attend workshop

    Workshop Demystifying Graduate School - Register Today!

    Are you interested in attending Graduate or Professional School? This is a must attend workshop. Juniors and Seniors are highly encouraged to attend.

    Topics include

    -How to choose a graduate school and degree that will meet your professional goals

    -Costs and return on investment

    -How to determine which fields of study are most in demand

    -How to navigate the admissions process

    Workshop Information:


    When: Wednesday, November 7, 2012  5:00-6:30 pm 

    Where: TBD

    Facilitated by Dr. Richard S. Pollenz, Associate Dean & Director of the Office for Undergraduate Research

    To Register:

  • Evening with Jeff Cunningham Associate Professor in Dept of Civil Environmental Engineering

    The Honors College presents  an evening with Jeff Cunningham, Associate Professor in Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Dr. Cunningham will discuss his experiences working in the field of Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in 1999 at Stanford University. If you are interested in Engineering (any major), this event is for you. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and get to know one of the most popular professors in the College of Engineering.

    When: November 6, 2012

    Time: 5 - 6:30 PM

    Where: JPH 1313

    This event is a Freshpeople 5. Light refreshments will be served.

  • College of Public Health Information Session

    On Tuesday, November 13, from 5-6:30pm (JPH 1319), faculty members and students from the College of Public Health will be speaking to students about the general field of public health and exciting research opportunities. To RSVP, please visit the Honors Events page.

  • The Medical School Application Process

    On Thursday, November 15, from 5:30-6:45pm (JPH 1317), Dr. William Marshall, faculty member from the USF Morsani College of Medicine, will be speaking with students about the medical school application process. For more info and to RSVP, visit the Honors College Events page.

  • FREE Honors College MCAT Prep Course

    The Honors College is now accepting applications for a *FREE* MCAT preparatory course to be offered during spring 2013.  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 Ms. Amy Sturrock,  Please include UID#. Deadline is Friday, November 30, 2012.

  • Walk for the Homeless

    Walk for the Homeless

    There is currently a hunger epidemic in the United States that has been magnified by the economic climate. It''s estimated that there are 14 million children that risk going hungry this year in our country. The crisis is evident in the drastic increase of children that rely on free and reduced cost meals in our schools. Many of these kids go hungry at night or even for an entire weekend. Childhood hunger causes devastating effects including stunted educational development.

    Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Cares presents the Tampa Bay CaresWalk for the Homeless on Saturday, November 10 at Lowery Park Zoo.  On site registration opens at 3:30 p.m. and the event begins promptly at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.  Refreshments and festivities follow the walk.

    The Tampa Bay CaresWalk for the Homeless will benefit the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County, Metropolitan Ministries, Clothes to Kids, Pinellas Hope, Pinellas Safe Harbor, Trinity Café.

    Register to walk or support a walker by visiting and join the fight against hunger and homelessness.  Registration is $15 for children ages 4 to 11 $25 for ages 12 and over.


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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Carnegie Endowment Research in Washington DC

    Graduating seniors- this is a gap year opportunity to do research in Washington DC.

    Here are the specialties Carnegie Endowment is looking for this year: Democracy, Nuclear Policy, Energy and Climate, International Economics, Middle East Studies, South Asian Studies, Asia Studies and Russian Eurasian Studies.

    If you have interest, contact Dr. Linda Lucas at in the Office of National Scholarships immediately. The USF deadline for application is Nov 26, 2012.


  • Attention students who attended an IB school before USF

    Dr. Linda Lucas, Director of the Office of National Scholarships is looking to interview students at USF who attended an IB high school. Please contact her at for an appointment.


  • Personal Statement Writing Workshop November 16

    Planning to apply for a national scholarship this spring? Attend the Personal Statement Writing Workshop on Friday, November 16!

    The workshop will be presented by Ms. Gloria Munoz, a Writing Center Consultant and will be held at 9am in ALN 252. Sign up here:


  • November is International Education Month

    Check out the list of events here:


  • Truman Scholarship USF Deadline to Apply November 12

    The USF deadline for the Truman Scholarship is due Nov. 12, 2012. This is the most prestigious leadership scholarship for undergraduates there is!
    It is targeted at students of any major who hope to work in the public sector (education, social work, public office holder, law,  foreign aid etc.). There is a monetary award of $30,000 for graduate school, a paid summer internship in DC and a service requirement to work in the public sector for 4 out of the 7 years after receiving your final degree.
    To apply this year you need to be graduating between Dec 2013 and Aug 2014.

    You need three letters of recommendation plus a completed application. USF can nominate only four so we will send the applications out to faculty review mid November. You will know if you will be nominated  by early December which will give you time to revise your application before final submission in early February. At a minimum, you need  strong GPA (3.7 or greater), lots of leadership or research, some awards, distinctions or honors, ability to write up a policy proposal.

    Let Dr. Lucas (  know if you are interested asap.

  • Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship USF Deadline January 7

    Rangel International Affaris Program is now accepting applications for the 2013 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship! The USF deadline to apply is January 7, 2013.

    The Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers of international service. For those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State, The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities.

    Information and application materials can be found at The application deadline is January 18, 2013. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.

    Please contact Dr. Bishop at to apply.

  • Want to learn Swahili Wolof or Zulu Boren Scholarship African Languages Initiatives Deadline Jan 7

    Boren African Languages Initiative - Two USF students are currently studying Swahili in Tanzania!

    For a full explanation of the African Languages Initiative, including information on the domestic and overseas programs, please go to

    and look under announcements on the left side of the page.
    In addition, Boren is holding a series of webinars this fall, including two specifically about the African Languages Initiative, on November 8 and December 19. The full list is here:

    If you plan to apply for a Boren Scholarship or Fellowship, please contact Ms. Schumacher Chambers 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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  • Get Connected to the HLLC

    If you are not connected to the Honors LLC Facebook and Twitter pages yet, you're missing out! Pictures from the luau are available via those sites and these sites are being consistently updated with new information. Log on and connect with the LLC today!

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Student Submissions

  • Brewing Microbes and Free Food with the Microbiology Club

    Join the Microbiology Club this Wednesday, November 7th from 6-7 PM in BSF 102 for FREE FOOD and a presentation by the Beth Lore, a microbiologist from Yuengling Brewery. Learn how beer is made and the role of microbiology in the process! You do not need to be a science major to attend. The events for the spring semester will also be discussed!

  • Duke School of the Environment Recruiting Event

    Meet Lauren Stulgis, Admissions Officer for the Nicholas School of the Environment, to learn about graduate school opportunities at Duke.

    Lauren will host an informational table on Thursday November 8 on the 3rd floor of the Natural and Environmental Science Building from 2:30-4:30pm.  

    Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment is among the world's premier graduate professional schools for the interdisciplinary study of the environment.   The Nicholas School fully integrates science, business and policy in its environmental sciences programs, providing both theoretical and practical education in Environmental Sciences and Policy, Marine Science and Conservation, and Earth and Ocean Sciences. The two-year professional Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) degree blends science, business and policy to solve environmental issues.  Areas of study include: Coastal Environmental Management (CEM), Ecosystem Science and Conservation (ESC), Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health (EEH), Energy and Environment (EE), Environmental Economics and Policy , (EEP), Forest Resource Management (FRM), Global Environmental Change (GEC), and Water Resource Management (WRM). Duke's MEM degree aims to develop critical and creative thinkers and doers who will forge a sustainable future. Our graduates are leaders in conservation management, industry, government, environmental consulting, and academia -- they are multi-talented problem solvers who lead sustainability efforts at all levels of society.


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