Know-a-BULL News
Week of 01/24/2012 - Issue # 198



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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 1/25/2012 So you wanna be an Oncologist?
 1/26/2012 Pilates with Honors Council!
 1/30/2012 An Afternoon with Joe Garcia
 2/1/2012 Fulbright UK Summer Deadline
 2/6/2012 FL Gubernatorial Info Session
 2/15/2012 Freeman Asia Study Abroad 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:

    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.



  • 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 '11 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

  • 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.


  • Research Opportunity with 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, but 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

  • Electronic Materials and Engineering Analysis Tutors Needed

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is currently looking for tutors for Electronic Materials (EEE 3394) and Engineering Analysis (EGN 3420). 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 institutes 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

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


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

  • Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship Program puts you in the Governor's 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 ADM 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

  • The Washington Center Representative on Campus Feb 15

    Interested in an internship at The Washington Center? Tony Cerise, a representative from The Washington Center will talk about TWC's numerous internship and seminar opportunities on Wednesday, February 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 in ALN 252.


    For more information, visit TWC website: www.twc.edu. For additional information on USF's relationship to TWC and the Florida Scholarship go to http://gep.usf.edu/community/twc.aspx or contact Robin R. Jones at robinjones@usf.edu.  


    Link: http://www.twc.edu

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pilates with Honors Council

    Are you ready for Pilates? Kick off the Spring semester with the Honors College Student Council with a night full of fun, stress relief, and relaxation! 


    Meet us at the Argos Fitness Center (above the dining hall) on Thursday, January 26th from 6-7pm. Get flexible, stretch the muscles and the mind, and strike a balance all at once. Don't know what pilates are? Come and find out! 


    Space is limited! Send an e-mail to howeis@honors.usf.edu to sign up and reserve your spot. Grab your water bottle and black pants, it's a Pilates party!


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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Host Room Needed

    HOST ROOM NEEDED- The LLC is looking for a female resident who would be willing to host and offer her suite to an incoming freshman from Friday, February 4th-Saturday, February 5th. The future student is coming to attend the Scholars Showcase at the university and is in need of accommodations for one night. If you and your roommate are in agreement and consent to the offering of your residence, please contact me as soon as possible! Thank you!                                             Alnicia Williams,  Anwill14@usf.edu  


  • Kinnect with the Deans

    This event has been cancelled!


  • So you wanna be an Oncologist

    Are you on the route to medical school or have an interest in the health care field particularly pertaining to oncology? Meet a practicing Oncologist who will provide first-hand accounts of what a career in oncology looks like as well as discover opportunities for research.

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012


    1:30-3:00 pm      ALN 185 (formerly ADM)

     

    FreshPeople Credit and R.S.V.P. Required


  • So you want to be an Oncologist

    Are you on the route to medical school or have an interest in the health care field particularly pertaining to oncology? Meet a practicing Oncologist who will provide first-hand accounts of what a career in oncology looks like as well as discover opportunities for research. 

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012


    1:30-3:00 pm      ALN 185 (formerly ADM)

     

    FreshPeople Credit and R.S.V.P. Required


  • Kinnect with the Deans

    This Event Has Been Cancelled!


  • Fearless Learning

    What does it take to not only make a great first impression but to leave a lasting impression? How do you set yourself apart from the rest? Do you know how to be memorable?

    Certain skills are essential in life whether they are used in the academic, professional, or social arenas. Through "up on your feet" activities and interactive games take away skills for acter and interpersonal development, team building, leadership and much more! 

    Monday, January 23, 2012


    7:00 pm      Pod: 5200

    FreshPeople Credit and R.S.V.P. Required


  • 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

  • Engineering 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

  • 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 from 7pm-11pm. Come have fun and learn more about us. Contact us at vpmembership@akpsiusf.org 


    Link: http://www.akpsiusf.org

  • Future Physical Therapists Organization Meeting Times

    FPTO would like to invite all of you to any of our meetings for the Spring semester! Come out and hear about the profession of physical therapy, listen to notable guest speakers, and get helpful hints on graduate schools and the application process for PT! Meetings are Thursdays in MSC 3713 at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: Feb. 16th, Mar. 1s,t Mar. 29th, Apr. 12th.


  • Freshman and Sophmore level students needed for research project

    We are currently conducting a large national study analyzing the utilization, outcomes, and disparities associated with BRCA gene testing. This 2-year study is led by USF Professor Rebecca Sutphen, M.D. in collaboration with researchers from Georgetown University and the American Cancer Society.


    We are seeking freshman and sophomore-level students interested in a career in medicine or health research who can devote at least 4 hours a week to the research.  
    The position involves collecting, analyzing and organizing incoming data from our patient population, routine team meetings, and assisting coordinators with ongoing study surveillance.


    Interested students email Rachel.Teten@epi.usf.edu with resume and hours available.


    Link: http://Rachel.Teten@epi.usf.edu

  • Italy Summer Study Abroad Deadline Feb 15

    Live and learn in the magnificence of Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Courses offered in many disciplines including history, political science, sociology, business, art, and more. Physician shadowing opportunity for students in the health sciences. Honors College scholarships available.



    • Application Deadline: Feb 15

    • For More Information: Email: merrick@usf.edu Website: http://drmerrickstudyabroaditaly.blogspot.com/


    Link: Dr Merricks Italy Website

  • Research Assistants Needed in College of Pharmacy Lab

    The lab is interested in neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and the role of neuroinflammation. They utilize a variety of transgenic animal models and cell culture methods to identify novel therapies and mechanisms that reduce neurodegenerative pathology associated with the amyloid beta peptide, tau protein, and alpha synuclein in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, respectfully.  Several ongoing projects include gene therapy, bone marrow derived cell therapy and trafficking into the CNS, and cytokine-mediated immune modulation.


    Interested students please email your resume to Dr. Daniel Lee at dlee1@health.usf.edu.


    Link: http://dlee1@health.usf.edu

  • How to get into Medical School

    The Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Allied Premed Student Association will be hosting a discussion led by Dr. Steven Specter, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the USF College of Medicine. Having served on the USF College Of Medicine admissions committee for several years, he will be able to provide invaluable insight about the process of med school admissions. This discussion will be held at our next general body meeting on Wednesday February 1st at 6pm in MSC 3712. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/330488306974376/

  • Webmaster Other Officers Needed For Alternative Medicine Group

    Alternative medicine group needs officers for the following positions: Webmaster, Volunteer Coordinator, Shadowing Coordinator, & Fundraising. For more information, email canmatusf@gmail.com, and/or come to the first meeting in the CIS Library (near CIS 3020) this Thursday (the 26th) from 4-5 PM.

    Link: CANM at USF

  • Tutor Needed Organic Chemistry II

    The Jenkins Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Organic Chemistry II 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 rochelly@honors.usf.edu

    Link: Tutor Application

  • Bull Raisers Committee Application

    The Bull Raisers Committee is a new student organization that is focused on creating a student philanthropy program for USF. We are currently accepting applications for the committee until January 30th. For more information, and to receive an application, please email BullRaisers@gmail.com.

  • USF Ambassadors Spring Meet Greet

    We, the USF Ambassadors, work to unify alumni and students while preparing to serve as alumni leaders of tomorrow. As committed student representatives, we proudly serve our university and community. We ARE the Spirit of USF!!! Stop by the USF Alumni Center on January 31st to learn more about our organization and meet current ambassadors. You can also pick up an application to become an ambassador at the Marshall Center helpdesk. Applications are due on Febuary 8th. Good luck and we hope to see you at the meet and greet!


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