Know-a-BULL News
Week of 01/10/2012 - Issue # 196

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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 1/16/2012 USF Closed: MLK Day
 1/18/2012 January Lunch with the Deans
 1/19/2012 E-Portfolio Workshop
 1/20/2012 Gilman Scholarship USF Deadline
 1/20/2012 Udall Scholarship USF Deadline
 1/23/2012 Fearless Learning
 1/24/2012 Kinnect with the Deans
 1/25/2012 So you wanna be an Oncologist?
 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 super semester!  Please know that we are here should you need us.

    Let me know if you will enter the Playwriting contest.

    Those of you who want to apply for our study abroad scholarships, please make sure you have an ePortfolio.

  • Challenge Grant Program

    If you are planning to attend graduate school here at USF, this session would be a very valuable one for you to attend.

    Link: Invitation to the Challenge Grant Program

  • 2011 Admits 7 Year Program Declaration

    If you are a first year Honors student following the BS/MD 7 Year track, you must officially declare this track by Friday, April 13, 2012.  To do so, simply go to the BS/MD webpage, Fall '111 Admit tab, and complete the BS/MD Interest Declaration Form.   You must do this even if you indicated 7 Year interest on your initial application paperwork. Late submissions cannot be accepted. Contact Amy Sturrock at with questions.

    Link: BSMD web page

  • Cell Biology and General Physiology Tutors Needed

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is currently looking for tutors for Cell Biology (PCB 3023) and General Physiology (PCB 3712). Interested applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, have taken the course at USF, and received an A in the respective course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided.

    Please contact Andrea Cappello, Holcombe GA, with any questions:


  • Advice on the Spot and Something Hot WoW Event

    Chemistry Week of Welcome Event:  Wed, Jan 11 from 11am - 1pm in the CHE breezeway. Enjoy hot tea, cocoa and coffee, learn about Undergrad Research and mingle with faculty and staff!


  • 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

  • Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship for Pell Grant Recipients, USF Deadline January 20

    Are you planning to study abroad this summer or fall? Do you receive a Pell Grant? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the Gilman Scholarship.

    The USF deadline to apply is January 20. Please contact Mr. Sam Waldron at to apply. Visit the Gilman website for eligibility information:


  • Want to be a Foreign Service Officer? Interested in interning at the White House?

    Join us for an informational workshop on the Rangel and Pickering Scholarships and the White House Internship. 

    The workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 10 at 9:30 am in ALN 263. It will also be simulcast through Elluminate. 

    Sign up here:


  • Freshmen Looking for merit scholarships for the summer and beyond

    Attend one of these upcoming workshops! Make a profile at

    Wednesday, January 17 8:30-9:30 ALN 253
    Wednesday, January 17 9:30-10:30 ALN 253
    Thursday, January 18 1:15-2:45 ALN 252
    Friday, January 20 3-4 ALN 252

    Sign up to attend a workshop here:


  • 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.

  • 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


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

  • Welcome Back

    The Honors LLC would like to welcome back all it's residents for another phenomenal semester! Be UnstoppaBULL!

  • EPortfolio Workshop

    You work hard over the next four years and then what?!? Perhaps your next step in life is to do independent research, medical, law or graduate school, an internship, or even go straight into the workforce. Whatever path you choose, a collection of your works and achievements over the course of your college years will help you stand out from the rest of the crowd. Come discover helpful tips to make your personal portfolio!

    Thursday, January 19th

    7:00 pm

    Pod: TBA

  • 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

  • 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

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Student Submissions

  • Summer NSF REU at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

    The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, announces 10-week paid summer research internships for undergraduate students. CIRP is a leading multi-disciplinary center engaged in collaborative research implementing real world applications. The Injury Science Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site program (sponsored by the National Science Foundation) will provide students with mentorship and hands-on research experiences in the fields of engineering, behavioral science, public health, epidemiology, population science and statistics as applied to pediatric injury science (i.e., prevention of injury secondary prevention, post-injury/traumatic stress). The program will provide students with a stipend, housing at the University of Pennsylvania if needed, and a contribution toward travel expenses. CIRP is accepting applications from January 3 to January 31. Visit for more information and to apply. Contact Carol Murray: with questions.


  • Farmers Market at USF

    Come out to USF's first Farmer's Market of the year on Tuesday January 17th. The market will be held between 11am to 3pm at Sessum's Mall (next to Burger King & Cooper Hall). The market will have local and organic fresh fruits, veggies, honey, plants and more. Bring cash and reusable bags. Email if you have questions regarding this market.

  • Tutor Needed for Research Methods in Psychology

    The Jenkins Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Research Methods in Psychology for Spring 2012! 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: Rochelly Ramirez Jenkins GA

    Link: Tutor Application

  • 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

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