Know-a-BULL News
Week of 01/03/2012 - Issue # 195

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
 1/9/2012 Spring 2012: First Day of Classes
 1/10/2012 Boren Scholarship USF Deadline
 1/10/2012 TRIALS LSAT Scholarship Deadline
 1/16/2012 USF Closed: MLK Day
 1/18/2012 January Lunch with the Deans
 1/20/2012 Gilman Scholarship USF Deadline
 1/20/2012 Udall Scholarship USF Deadline
 2/28/2012 Business Major Group Advising
 3/12/2012 Spring Break!
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and for a healthy, happy and productive New Year!

    If you are starting your thesis next fall (2012) and have no idea of a topic and/or potential mentor, I want to help.  We are going to develop a one credit pre-thesis course to prepare students for their thesis experience and we need a small group to work with us to develop the course.  We will need you for about 1 hour per week as well as for some time on Blackboard.  You will be registered for one credit of ‘Honors Research” and will receive a $100 scholarship for participating.  Those selected will not be ‘guinea pigs’; you will be a part of a design team and it is my hope that at semester’s end, we will have designed a great course and you will have an approved thesis prospectus.

    The course will be held on Fridays, 9-9:50 in the Honors College

    Contact me with your U# to be registered.

    Link: click here

  • Peer Leading for Chemistry CHM 4932 SP 2012

    Dear Honors Students:

    If you earned an A or B in General Chemistry courses (CHM 2045 or CHM 2046), have some time on Friday mornings, and would like to help other students in a unique leadership practice, then Peer Leading for Chemistry (CHM 4932) is an excellent upper-level course to consider for the upcoming Spring semester.

    CHM 4932 will give you the tools to guide students in General Chemistry I to help them succeed. The course will raise questions both about chemistry and the teaching of chemistry.  You will develop a deeper understanding of fundamental chemistry concepts and improve your oral and written communication skills.  This course is also an excellent opportunity to review for big exams, such as MCAT, PCAT, DAT, GRE, etc.

    Interested? Please contact Dr. Laura Anderson at: for more details about the course and registration process.

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Scholarship Opportunity for Women Deadline Feb 1

    Criteria: Science, Technology or Math Major, Minimum GPA of 3.0,  Junior, Senior or Graduate Standing, Full time enrollment, Financial Need, US Citizen and Resident of State of Florida.

    Award: $1,000 to $2,000 payable over two semesters

    Please contact Ms. Mary Alice Dobson at (813) 251-3836 for more information and to obtain an application.

  • Three USF Students Receive Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad Spring 2012

    Three USF Bulls are studying abroad in spring supported by the nationally competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Their combined awards total $15,500.  

    Brittany Kenny received $3,500 to study transatlantic relations, legal studies and Berlin history at Freie Universitat in Berlin, Germany.  As a dual-major in Political Science and History with a minor in German, Brittany aspires to be a child advocacy lawyer and chose her country because her great grandparents emigrated from there in the late 1800s.

    Luis Saavedra was awarded $4,500 to volunteer at a Chilean medical center and to study pre-medical coursework at Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago.  Luis is a Biology major and pre-medical student who aims to study Chile&rsquos public-private healthcare system that provides insurance for all its citizens.

    Camille Petersen  is the winner of a $4,500 award to conduct an independent research project on Latin American studies in Bolivia, Brazil.  As a dual-major in International Relations and Spanish, Camille plans to attend graduate school for Latin American studies in preparation to become a researcher and University Professor.

    Established through the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000, the Gilman Scholarship supports Federal Pell Grant-eligible undergraduate students with funding up to $5,000 to participate in a study abroad program.   The Gilman award supports student study in most countries. For further information, see the Gilman Scholarship website at

    The USF Office of National Scholarships (ONS) and Education Abroad were instrumental in assisting these students during their application process.  Undergraduate Students with an interest to study abroad are encouraged to meet with an Education Abroad advisor (CGS101) and a National Scholarships advisor (ALN 271) after they have made an ONS profile at


  • Planning to go to Law School TRIALS Scholarship Summer LSAT Prep Deadline Jan10

    Opportunity for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors with financial need whose backgrounds are under-represented in top law schools. Required: US Citizenship or Permanent Residency.

    Contact Ms. Schumacher at for help on your application and personal statement. USF deadline to apply is Jan. 10, 2012.

    Visit for more information.


  • Peace and Security Fellowship in DC for College Graduates Deadline Jan 13

    Please contact ONS at for help with your application. For more information, visit


  • Want to intern in the White House this summer Deadline Jan 22

    Application will include two essays, three letters of recommendation and a resume. Contact ONS at for help with your application and essays.

    For more information, visit:


  • Plan to pursue a career in envionmental science and policy? Udall Scholarship Deadline January 20

    The USF deadline to apply for the Udall Scholarship is Januay 20, 2012. This scholarship is for students pursuing a career in environment science and policy.

    Please visit and make an ONS profile. If you are interested in applying, please email Dr. Linda Lucas at


  • New Whitaker International Undergraduate Program for Biomedical Engineering Students Deadline March 15

    The application will be made available early January 2012 for the first round of grants which will be for Fall/Academic Year 2012-2013.

    With support from the Former Whitaker Foundation, IIE will provide undergraduate biomedical engineers and bioengineers funding for a semester or one academic year to pursue, in an international setting, coursework in biomedical engineering.

    To be eligible for the award, an applicant must be a US citizen or have permanent residency status, be enrolled as a sophomore, junior or senior (with at least one semester remaining) and demonstrate a need for financial support to study abroad.

    For more details and application guidelines, please visit


  • STEM Undergraduate Research Summer Program Deadline to Apply Feb 1

    Interested in learning more about science and biotechnology research as a career?

    The UW Amgen Scholars Program is a premiere summer STEM research program that provides a transformative opportunity for undergraduates to explore and prepare for careers in scientific research.

    For more information, visit:


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

  • RA MADE Resident Assistant Selection

    Being a Resident Assistant (RA) at USF offers a dynamic opportunity to interact with fellow students on a daily basis.  Resident Assistants will be a part of large scale educational programs, build relationships among residents, and develop skills interacting with professional staff.  If this is something that interests you, applications are available NOW!


  • Honors LLC Street Team

    Do you want to lead? Do you want to make a difference? Join the LLC Street Team! What exactly is a Street Team member?!? You're one of the most essential components in the LLC. For more information, refer to the position description and application available on Blackboard or contact Alnicia Williams at

    Open to ALL current LLC residents! Applications can be submitted at the LLC office in JPH 1309 or emailed to

  • January Lunch with the Deans

    Gain the opportunity to get to know the Deans of your college on a more personal basis all the while enjoying a great lunch at the JP dining hall! From getting advice on upcoming study abroad trips and current events to discussing mutual hobbies and interests this is the chance for Dr. Silverman and Dr. Kleine to get to know you and become aware of student concerns. THIS EVENT DOES REQUIRE AN R.S.V.P. by Monday, January 16 by 5 pm.

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    11:30-12:30 pm

    Juniper Dining

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Student Submissions

  • Rush Phi Sigma Pi

    Add a chapter to your life and rush Phi Sigma Pi National Co-Ed Honors Fraternity! We strive to promote our ideals of scholarship, leadership, and fellowship, participate in social and service events, and all the while make bonds of brotherhood that will last a lifetime. Rush Info Sessions: Thursday 1/12 @ 7:30 pm - MSC Food Court Tuesday 1/17 @ 7:00 pm - MSC Food Court Wednesday 1/18 @ 8:00 pm - MSC Food Court

    Link: Phi Sigma Pi Rush Website

  • Alternative Medicine Student Group Needs New Marketing Director

    The Complementary, Alternative, & Naturopathic Medicine (CANM) student group at USF is in need of a new marketing director. The primary responsibility would be to make fliers and other marketing materials and get them out to USF students and the surrounding community. CANM was founded in the spring of 2011 in order to make a forum for discussing and learning about changenative medicine (eg nutrition, yoga, acupuncture, herbs). To read more please see URL link.

    Link: CANM at USF

  • Marketing Internship Position

    Marketing internship (volunteer position) available at the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education to a marketing or business major. This is a private, non-profit medical research facility. Marketing includes preparing distribution materials for national research conferences, managing mail-outs to local physicians and/or donors, and assisting with various marketing projects. This position will require 6-8 hours per week. If you are a marketing or business major looking to gain some experience in marketing, please contact Amy at for more information and please attach your CV or resume to the email.

    Link: FORE

  • Research Assistants Needed

    Research Assistants needed for the spring semester! Dr. Marc Karver's Alliance Lab is looking for dedicated students to assist with projects focused on depressed and at-risk populations. Research assistants must be meticulous, detail-oriented, hardworking, and dependable with good communication and problem-solving skills. Applicants should have a 3.5 GPA or above and be able to make a 2-semester commitment. Students who are planning to go to graduate or medical school are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email the Alliance Lab Team at for more information.

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