Know-a-BULL News
Week of 02/07/2012 - Issue # 200

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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 2/8/2012 An Afternoon with Dr. Turshani
 2/8/2012 HCSC Eating Disorder Info Session
 2/9/2012 Careers in ed, admin, or counseling
 2/13/2012 February Lunch with the Deans
 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
 2/18/2012 Engineering EXPO: Volunteers Needed
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    The University wants to present 10 Honors College students with the first annual "Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards" at a banquet in April.  Please let me know if you would like to be considered for this award.  Do not be shy or overly modest.  There is nothing wrong with self identifying in this case. 

    If you would like to be considered, please let me know by email, including a brief description of your USF research background and experience.  

    Thank you in advance and, again, do not be modest about your accomplishments; if you don't tell us, we cannot know.

  • 2011 Admits Deadline for 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

  • 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

  • 20th Century Practice Tutor Needed

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is currently looking for a tutor for MUT 4571 20th Century Practice. 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:


  • 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:

  • An Afternoon with Dr Turshani

    Dr. Yousef Turshani, a pediatrician and graduate of the USF Honors College, earned his MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He will be speaking to Honors College students on Wednesday, Feb 8 at 3:00pm about his experiences in Tanzania serving as part of the organization Doctors Without Borders. Those interested in international service and/or a career in medicine are strongly encouraged to attend.  RSVP is required (see Honors Calendar), this is a Freshpeople Five event.

  • 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

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • 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

  • HCSC NEDA Eating Disorder Info Session

    Did you know that without treatment, individuals with serious eating disorders have a mortality rate of 20%. With treatment, that number falls to 2-3%. Join Tampa Bay in the fight against eating disorders until eating disorders are history! The Honors College Student Council is hosting an information session on eating disorders this Wednesday night, February 8th, 5:30-7 pm in the Preview Room (ADM 185). Come hear from the mother of the Founder of this walk and register for the Feb. 25th NEDA Walk. See you there! 

  • HCSC Honors College Has Talent

    Are you ready for PRIMETIME talent, homegrown right here at USF's Honors College? We don't just have brains, we have talent, too!

    Join the Honors College Student Council for 2012's main event: Honors College Has Talent show on Wednesday, February 15th at the MSC Ballroom A at 8pm for a night full of fun and amazement as the best of the best perform for your enjoyment! 

    The event is free and there will be food, drinks, and giveaways as well as a celebrity judge panel to judge the performers. See YOU there!!!

    Link: RSVP here

  • HCSC Honors College Has Talent CASTING CALL

    Are you talented? Why yes, of course you are! Show it off to your peers! Sign up to perform for the Honors College Has Talent show on Wednesday, February 15th at 8pm in the MSC Ballroom A!

    Scholarship monetary prizes will be awarded to the top finalists. A celebrity judge panel will be there to evaluate your performance and determine the grand prize winner! 

    Interested?? E-mail with your act and to receive instructions. Be there!


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USF Honors College Student Council

  • HLLC Room Selection


    As the room selection weeks are fast approaching, we wanted to make sure you had all the information you needed in order to select your room for the Fall 2012-Spring 2013 academic year.

    USF Housing wants  to make you aware of the opportunity to select the Honors Living Learning Community- in Juniper Hall or Magnolia Apartments building B.  If you wish to reside in one of these two communities, you must come to the Assignment Office, located on the second floor of the Argos Center above the Fresh Food Dining Hall, during the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM the week of Feb. 6 thru Feb. 10. 

    Should you choose not to select an Honors community space, you can participate in the online Room Selection Process scheduled for the weeks of Feb. 13 thru 17 and Feb. 20 thru 24 and select from general spaces throughout campus.

    If you have questions about how to participate in any phase of the Room selection process, please feel free to call the Assignment Office at 813-974-0001 during normal business hours, Monday thru Friday, 8 AM &ndash 5 PM.

  • February 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 Friday, February 10 by 5 pm.

    Monday, February 13, 2012

    11:30-12:30 pm

    Juniper Dining

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Student Submissions

  • Italy Summer Study Abroad Info Session for Honors College Feb 9

    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. Info Session Date: Thursday, February 9 Time: 9 p.m. Location: Juniper Hall JPH 1313 (Location is tentative. Look for signs in JPH.) Application Deadline: Feb 15 For More Information: Email: Website: Video (USF in Florence 2011):


  • Drug Use the LGBT Community

    The GLBTA Pre Medical Student Association invites you to take part in a discussion about drug use and abuse in the LGBT community on February 15th in MSC 3712 at 6pm. Did you know that when compared to heterosexuals, LGBT persons are more likely to use drugs and have higher rates of substance abuse. This discussion will examine the reasons behind this behaviour, possible preventative measures and ways in which medical intervention can help. Come be apart of the solution to this problem!


  • Department of Energy Internships

    The Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP) is accepting applications until February the 21st. All locations are located in Germantown, MD or Washington, D.C. There are four different categories, you may apply to one or more but just make sure you apply to the correct category. All internships are paid and pay will depend in level of schooling and which department/ office you are placed. Job descriptions will vary as well depending on which office you are placed in. Science and Engineering: Math and Accounting: General Office Support: Business and Administration: Contact Stephanie Martell at for more information or to be added to the email list to get automatic updates when new internships become available.

  • 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. 1st, Mar. 29th, Apr.12th.

  • Research Assistants Needed

    Research Assistants needed! 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.

  • 2012 Microsoft Imagine Cup

    Are you ready for the "Superbowl of Technology". We are looking for motivated students interested in participating in the Microsoft Imagine Cup for 2012. Prizes include: All expense-paid trip to the Microsoft HQ in Seattle, free software, and even an expense-paid trip to Sydney, Australia to participate in the Worldwide Finals among many other things. 

    Read more about the Imagine Cup IT Challenge by clicking the link below.

    As an added bonus, for ALL students who complete the challenge (Pass or Fail), AND send a confirmation email indicating that they've completed the challenge with their contact info (Name and E-mail) to, I will personally submit them into a drawing where one winner will receive an Xbox Kinect video game AND 3 months worth of Xbox Live passes. 

    Please do not hesitate to contact Jose if you have any questions.

    Link: Microsoft Imagine Cup MIC

  • USF PreMed AMSAs Medical School Forum

    Pre-Med AMSA's 10th Annual Medical School Forum is being held at the USF Morsani College of Medicine on Febrary 18th, 2012. This event connects students with representatives from different medical schools around the US, Europe, and Caribbean and gives students the chance for one-on-one networking. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN The cost is $25 for PAMSA members and $30 for non-members! It is a great experience for any pre-med! ***Lunch provided by Tropical Smoothie Cafe & refreshments are included at this event!!!

    Link: PAMSA Medical School Forum Info and Registration Webpage

  • Project Brighten My Day

    The USF Chapter of Sigma Phi Omega (an honors Gerontology Society) has raised funds for Project: Brighten My Day. Through this project we will be purchasing flowers to give to local nursing home residents on Valentine's Day (Tuesday Feb. 14th) at 2. We will also be helping the set up a party for the residents. If you are interested in volunteering or getting more information on Sigma Phi Omega, please contact Jessica Bush (

  • 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


  • 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

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