Know-a-BULL News
Week of 01/31/2012 - Issue # 199

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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 2/1/2012 Fulbright UK Summer Deadline
 2/2/2012 HCSC General Meeting!
 2/6/2012 FL Gubernatorial Info Session
 2/8/2012 An Afternoon with Dr. Turshani
 2/9/2012 Careers in ed, admin, or counseling
 2/14/2012 CASTING-Honors College Has Talent!
 2/15/2012 Freeman Asia Study Abroad Deadline
 2/15/2012 HCSC "Honors College Has Talent!"
 2/16/2012 Art Thursday
 2/17/2012 Engineering EXPO: Volunteers Needed
* "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.

  • USF Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium

    If you are engaged in research, please consider presenting your work at the USF Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium 2012 (formerly known as the USF Undergraduate Research Symposium). The colloquium will be held on April 18. A number of best presentation prizes will be awarded during the event. The submission deadline for abstracts is on February 17th. Submissions are now being considered and the online application can be found at

    To participate in the colloquium you must:

    -have a research mentor (make sure your mentor approves of the abstract before submission)

    -be an undergraduate student enrolled at USF during the 2011-2012 academic year

    -be an undergraduate student in good academic standing

    Please, direct questions about the colloquium to:

  • Careers in education administration or counseling

    The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers supports students committed to diversity issues who wish to attain Masters and/or doctoral degrees in education, the humanities, social sciences, and math and then pursue careers in education, administration, or counseling at K-12 schools or colleges and universities.  They help students at no financial cost to them or the programs and universities with which they are affiliated.  Come learn more about IRT! 

    A representative from the IRT will be on campus to host an information session on Thursday, February 9th from 12-1PM, 2-3PM, and 4-5PM in the Honors College Lounge-ALN235. 

    For more information, please visit IRT's website.

    Link: IRT

  • 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 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:

    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:


  • 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

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Juniors looking for merit scholarships for the summer and beyond

    Attend one of these upcoming workshops! Make a profile at

    Monday, January 30 1:30pm - 2:30pm ALN 252
    Tuesday, January 31 8:15am - 9:15am ALN 252
    Wednesday, February 1 3pm -4pm ALN 233

    Sign up to attend a workshop here:


  • 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

    If you are interested in applying, please attend a workshop on February 6 in ALN 252. You can sign up for the workshop at

    For more information, please email Ms. Lauren Schumacher at


  • 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 for more information. The USF deadline to apply is February 1.

    Contact Ms. Lauren Schumacher at for more information and to apply.


  • 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 The USF deadline to apply is February 15.

    Contact Sam Waldron at for more information and to apply.


  • 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: For additional information on USF's relationship to TWC and the Florida Scholarship go to or contact Robin R. Jones 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

  • 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,  

  • 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

  • Kinnect with the Deans

    This Event Has Been Cancelled!

  • 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


    In Summer 2012, USF study abroad students in healthcare fields will be offered an opportunity to shadow surgeons at an oncology hospital in Florence, Italy. In 2011, students spent 16 hours accompanying physicians on ward rounds and observing robotic surgical procedures. Prior to the surgery, students were introduced to the patient. During surgery, students stood directly behind the physician in the operating room as he explained each step in the procedure. After the patient was taken to recovery, the head surgeon trained the students on how to detect cancer of the prostate. To learn more about this opportunity for Summer 2012, attend the following information or contact Dr. Merrick by email. PLEASE EMAIL THIS ANOUNCEMENT TO YOUR CLASSMATES! INFO SESSION DATE: Thursday, February 9 TIME: 9 p.m. LOCATION: Juniper Hall JPH 1313 (Location is tentative. Look for signs in JPH.) STUDY ABROAD IN FLORENCE APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb 15 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email: Website: Video (USF in Florence 2011):



    Live and learn in the magnificence of Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Courses offered in many disciplines including history, political science, psychology, sociology, business, art, and more. Physician shadowing opportunity for students in the health sciences. Generous Honors College scholarships available. PLEASE EMAIL THIS ANOUNCEMENT TO YOUR CLASSMATES! INFO SESSION DATE: Thursday, February 9 TIME: 9 p.m. LOCATION: Juniper Hall JPH 1313 (Location is tentative. Look for signs in JPH.) FLORENCE APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb 15 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email: Website: Video (USF in Florence 2011):


  • Engineering EXPO Volunteer Opportunity

    Opportunity to Volunteer at this year's 40th annual Engineering EXPO! Many are needed! Anyone can help! Signup today at 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 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 (

    Link: Register to Volunteer for Engineering EXPO

  • 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 with resume and hours available.


  • 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


  • 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!


  • 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

    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

  • 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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