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Know-a-BULL News
Week of 01/17/2012 - Issue # 197

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
 1/18/2012 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
 1/22/2012 White House Internship Deadline
 1/23/2012 Fearless Learning
 1/24/2012 Kinnect with the Deans
 1/24/2012 Lunch with Frank and Carol Morsani
 1/25/2012 So you wanna be an Oncologist?
 2/1/2012 Fulbright UK Summer Deadline
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Let me know if you will enter the Playwriting contest.

    If you have not taken a core Honors class in two semesters (not counting summers), we will remove your Honors designation.  It is that designation that allows for early registration. 

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

  • Research Opportunity Various Skillsets Needed

    Research Assistants will be on a volunteer basis initially with the opportunity to publish and work with numerous researchers in the College of Medicine.  Stipends will be available over time.  No course prerequisites needed students with graphic design, programming, software design, statistics, public health, and psychology background are ideal.  See link below for projects in need of assistance. Please contact Laura Barnes for more information: lbarnes@health.usf.edu.

    Link: Projects

  • Graduation Spring

    If you are planning to graduate this semester, please go to the Honors website/current students/graduation and "name your plan to graduate".  After the University''s application process is complete, we will send a request for additional information.

  • 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 asturrock@honors.usf.edu 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: acappello@honors.usf.edu

    Link: https://honors.usf.edu/TutorAPP_Verify.html

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship Program puts you in the Governors Office

    The FL Gubernatorial Fellows Program gives you firsthand insight into how the government operates. Students spent two semesters working alongside state government top staff. More information can be found at www.floridafellows.com.

    If you are interested in applying, please attend a workshop on February 6 in ALN 252. You can sign up for the workshop at http://ons.usf.edu/rsvp_confirm.asp.

    For more information, please email Ms. Lauren Schumacher at lschumac@honors.usf.edu.

    Link: http://www.floridafellows.com

  • Freeman Asia Scholarship to Study Abroad in Asia this summer Deadline Feb 15

    If you are planning to study abroad in Asia this summer and have financial need, check out the Freeman Asia scholarship http://www.iie.org/en/programs/freeman-asia. The USF deadline to apply is February 15.

    Contact Mr. Sam Waldron at swaldron1@usf.edu for more information and to apply.

    Link: http://www.iie.org/en/programs/freeman-asia

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

    If you have ever thought about or wanted to intern in the White House this summer, the deadline to apply is coming up soon January 22!

    For more information and to apply, visit www.whitehouse.gov/internships.

    Contact us at nationalscholarships@usf.edu for application review!

    Link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/internships

  • Freshman and Sophomores Want to study abroad in the UK this summer Deadline Feb 1

    Fulbright UK is a fully funded summer study abroad program to one of six instititues in the UK. Visit http://www.fulbright.co.uk/fulbright-awards/for-us-citizens/summer-institutes for more information. The USF deadline to apply is February 1.

    Contact Ms. Lauren Schumacher at lschumac@honors.usf.edu for more information and to apply.

    Link: http://www.fulbright.co.uk/fulbright-awards/for-us-citizens/summer-institutes

  • 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 swaldron1@usf.edu to apply. Visit the Gilman website for eligibility information: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

    Link: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program

  • Freshmen Looking for merit scholarships for the summer and beyond

    Attend one of these upcoming workshops! Make a profile at http://ons.usf.edu

    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: http://ons.usf.edu/calendarlist.asp#129

    Link: http://ons.usf.edu/calendarlist.asp#129

  • 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 http://ons.usf.edu and make an ONS profile. If you are interested in applying, please email Dr. Linda Lucas at lucasl@honors.usf.edu.

    Link: http://ons.usf.edu

  • 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 www.whitaker.org.

    Link: http://www.whitaker.org

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

  • 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

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Student Submissions

  • Rush Alpha Kappa Psi

    Join the Brothers of Alpha Kappa Psi-Coed Business. Fraternity (All Majors) for a night of bonding at Five Guys Burgers. Also, we have Game night at 42North clubhouse on thursday Jan. 26 at 7pm-11pm. Come have fun and learn more about us. contact us at vpmembership@akpsiusf.org

    Link: http://www.akpsiusf.org

  • AnnouncementEngineering EXPO Volunteer Opportunity

    Opportunity to Volunteer at this year's 40th annual Engineering EXPO! Many are needed! Anyone can help! Signup today at http://expo.eng.udf.edu/registration.php. Event: Engineering EXPO Date & Time for Volunteering Opportunities: • Thursday February 16th 2:00pm-6:00pm • Friday February 17th 7:00am-4:00pm • Saturday February 18th 7:00am-7:00pm Volunteers who work five or more hours will also receive a FREE EXPO t-shirt and a meal voucher for a free lunch/dinner. USF Honors Students: Dean Silverman has agreed to give FreshPeople 5 credit to students volunteering four or more hours. Regardless of where you are in your academic career we could use your assistance during the Engineering EXPO. Please email USFEngEXPOVolunteers@gmail.com with any questions about volunteering. Registration is quick and easy. This event is the largest student run event at USFSignup today at the Engineering EXPO Website (http://expo.eng.usf.edu).

    Link: Register to Volunteer for Engineering EXPO

  • Alpha Kappa Psi Rush Events

    Looking to get involved on campus? Then Rush Alpha Kappa Psi- Coed Professional Business Fraternity (ALL MAJORS WELCOMED). There are two events this week: 1st is a Professional Rush Event on Tues, Jan. 17th 7-9pm. Location TBA.(Business Dress Required) 2nd is a Social Rush Event at Qdoba on Fowler. Thurs, Jan. 19th 6-9pm. For more info, contact us at vpmembership@akpsiusf.com

    Link: http://www.akpsiusf.org

  • 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 http://www.research.chop.edu/programs/injury/about_cirp/reu.php for more information and to apply. Contact Carol Murray: murrayca@email.chop.edu with questions.

    Link: http://www.research.chop.edu/programs/injury/about_cirp/reu.php

  • 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

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