Know-a-BULL News
Week of 02/08/2011 - Issue # 150

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, Undergraduate Research, and Resources for Educational Distinction.

At a Glance

Upcoming Events

RSS Feed Upcoming Events
 2/12/2011 Valentine's Day B&G's Club Party
 2/17/2011 EXPO Set-up
 2/18/2011 Engineering EXPO Volunteer
 2/19/2011 Engineering EXPO Volunteer
 2/19/2011 EXPO Cleanup
 2/21/2011 An Afternoon with the Morsani's
 2/23/2011 An afternoon with Les Muma
 3/3/2011 Murder Mystery Dinner
 4/2/2011 Alpha House Baby Shower
 4/3/2011 Spring Picnic
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    From now on, you may apply for an Honors College travel or competitive scholarship only if you have an up to date E-Portfolio. Directions can be found on the website by clicking on 'E-Portfolios' towards the bottom of the page.

  • Updates for Health Professions Students!

    Check out the Honors College Health Professions Blog this week to learn about important upcoming events on campus, career news, and information on summer programs focusing on pre-health exposure, academic enrichment and research opportunities.   Highlights this week: health professions salaries, genetic counseling, and summer programs at Johns Hopkins.

    Link: Health Professions Blog

  • USF PAMSA 9th Annual Medical School Forum - Feb 19!

    Interested in attending medical school?  Don't miss this incredible event!  Multiple medical schools will be in attendance to talk to students about their programs and how to be a competitive applicant.

     Date: February 19, 2011

    Time: 9am-3pm

    Place: USF College of Medicine

    To register

    Contact 1.888.286.9459 (then press 2 during the options)

    Registration fees apply


    Contact either of the Directors of Medical School Forum:

    Meghan Whitt:

    Sahir Quraeshi:

  • USF College of Med Pre-Summer Medical Enrichment Program (PSEP)

    The PSEP is an intensive six-week full time (M-F, 8-5pm) summer program for highly motivated students who are preparing for medical school or physical therapy school.

    Students must have completed a minimum of 60 hours with an overall and science GPA no less than 3.0 prior to start of the program. Applicants whose overall GPA is less than 3.0 will not be considered. Graduate students may apply.

    The 2011 PSEP application must be received or postmarked by 5:00pm, Friday February, 18, 2011


    Link: For much more information and application instructions, please see the PSEP website

  • USF PharmD Deadline Approaching

    The March 1, 2011 deadline is quickly approaching for the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy PharmD program.

     If you are applying to the program, you must arrange for the Office of Admissions to receive your application, fees, and all of your official transcripts on or before the March 1, 2011 deadline.

    Please apply early! You are encouraged to submit your application before the day of the deadline to avoid web congestion due to heavy applicant and internet traffic on the application site.


    Link: USF PharmD Admissions

  • USF College of Medicine Workshop

    If you are a Junior or Senior interested in attending medical school, you should plan to attend this workshop.  Join faculty, staff and medical students from USF College of Medicine to learn when is the best time to apply, how to effectively complete the AMCAS application, how to request letters of recommendation, and how to prepare your personal statement.

    Saturday, March 5, 2011

    9:00 - 11:00am

    USF College of Medicine

    12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

    MDA 1096

    Seating is limited!  Email to reserve your seat.  All participants must register by March 1, 2011.

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Upcoming Deadlines: DAAD, Rangel, Fulbright UK , Freeman Indonesia & Gubernatorial Fellows!

    • DAAD ( Germany): varied deadlines
      Study, Research or Intern in Germany

    • Rangel Summer (International Affairs): Deadline 2/11/2011
      Six week summer enrichment program in Washington, DC

    • Freeman Indonesia (Summer Internship in Indonesia): Deadline 3/1/2011
      9 week summer internship in a nonprofit organization

    • Fulbright UK (Summer Study in UK): USF deadline 3/10/2011
      Short term study at one of three universities in the UK

    • Gubernatorial Fellows (Intern in Tallahassee): deadline 3/11/2011
      Two semester internship in Florida's state government

      Please let us know if you intend to apply as soon as possible by emailing Consult with us early to strengthen your application

  • Information Workshop: Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program

    • Interested in leadership and decision making in Tallahassee?

    • Do you want to be a Lawyer, Public Servant, City Planner, Politician, or just a well-connected Businessperson?

    • Do you want to make fantastic contacts?

    • Do you want to work with the smartest people in the State?

    • Do you want to test drive employment in State Government?

    If you answered YES to any of these questions, we want to meet YOU at:

    Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Informational Workshop
    Wednesday, February 23rd in SVC 1091 from 11:30- 12:30

    Apply deadline is March 11 to be a 2011-12 Florida Gubernatorial Fellow

    As a Fellow, you will be assigned to the Executive Office of the Governor and the Governor&rsquos agencies, and will participate in a weekly lecture series, where to meet face-to-face with prominent leaders, including Governor Scott, Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll, Cabinet officers, agency heads and other top government officials. Fellows also travel throughout Florida and to Washington, D.C. to meet with local and federal government officials.Significant financial support is available for USF students.

    Applicants should exhibit strong leadership, written and oral communication skills, community activism and a desire to serve the people of Florida. Approximately 12 students from around the state will be selected based on a competitive application process. Preference is given to graduate students. Contact the Office of National Scholarships, email:

    Be sure to attend our Informational Workshop to learn more!


  • TWC Rep to visit USF Wednesday and Thursday!

    Visit from a representative of The Washington Center

    We wanted to make sure that you were aware of an upcoming opportunity to learn more about The Washington Center's programs. On Wednesday, February 9, and Thursday, February 10, Asha Singh will be visiting your campus.

    Please join her for an information session at one of the following times and locations. During this time you may pick up our new materials and ask our representative any questions you have as you consider getting involved with TWC.

    Wednesday, February 9 at noon in SOC 366 Thursday, February 10 at 3:00 p.m. in MSC 2708

    Don't forget to ask about our intern abroad programs in London and Sydney, as well as our upcoming academic seminarTop Secret: Challenges to National Security in a Global Society.

    You should also be aware that we&rsquove increased our financial support for students attending The Washington Center for a semester or summer through public institutions in the state of Florida. You may qualify for funding in the following amounts:

    Summer 2011: $7,000

    Fall 2011: $7,500

    Feel free to be in touch with your campus liaison, Robin Jones at>, to find out any information specific to students at your institution. And please don't hesitate to contact us any time.

    The Washington Center


    Phone: 202-238-7900

    Toll free: 800-486-8921


  • Sophomores and Juniors intern in Indonesia this summer!

    Please contact the Office of National Scholarships right away if you are interested in the program described below so we can help you get your application going!  Email your best contact info, including phone number, to with Indonesia in the subject line. 

    Please note that applicants must currently be a sophomore or junior to apply.

    Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program

    Website & online application:

    Summer 2011 Application Deadline: March 1, 2011

    The Freeman Indonesia Nonprofit Internship Program (FINIP), funded by the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), aims to develop student leaders and strengthen the nonprofit sector in Indonesia. IIE will select and pair 10 Indonesian students pursuing U.S. degrees with 10 U.S. undergraduates and arrange internships for them to work together in an Indonesian nonprofit organization.

    The 9-week experience, from June 15 to August 13, 2011, arranged by IIE's partner organization, the Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF), will take place in three cities: Bandung, Malang, and Yogyakarta. All program-related costs will be covered.

    Upon returning to the U.S., students will be expected to share their experiences with peers on their home campuses and to explore ways to incorporate what they learned over the summer into their academic and professional careers.

    Interested American and Indonesian sophomores and juniors enrolled in U.S. institutions are encouraged to apply, using the online application at . The deadline for submission of completed student applications and adviser nominations is March 1, 2011.

  • Rising Seniors, Get ready now for Fall Deadlines!

    Fulbright - Study, Research, or Teach for a year in locations around the globe

    Marshall -  Graduate Study in the UK

    Mitchell - Graduate Study in Ireland

    Rhodes - Graduate Study at Oxford

    Gates Cambridge - Graduate Study at Cambridge

    ONS would like to help put you on the map with an outstanding application to one or more of these scholarships.  Please contact us to set an appointment to set your unique course.  Deadlines for all of these scholarships will be August 29th, so get started now with a consultation by clicking the link for escheduler below.



  • Freshpeople and Sophomores: Summer Study in the UK with Fulbright UK

    Freshmen & Sophomores, still trying to make your summer plans?  Do you want to study abroad in London, Newcastle or Wales?  Consider applying for the Fulbright UK Summer Program.  This is a short (4-6 week long) summer cultural exchange program, with all expenses paid for!  Students of ALL MAJORS are encouraged to apply!

    If you are interested in applying, please contact the Office of National Scholarships via email at The USF deadline for this application is March 10.

    For more information about the Fulbright UK Program please visit their website at . Basic eligibility requirements include:

    • Have at least 2 years of undergraduate study remaining

    • US Citizen

    • 3.5 GPA

    • Ambassadorial spirit!

    Link: Fulbright UK Info

  • Be one of the few Undergraduate Scholar Award winners!

    The Undergraduate Scholar medallion is awarded to students who have had significant global, research, and service experience.  If you are interested in the program and graduating this Spring, please contact Ms. Carlton for the requirements at  You must name your intent to apply to Ms. Carlton by March 11.  The first half of the required paper is due April 1.

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. Carlton.

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The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • USF Health Office of Research Needs Your Help!

    Attention Undergrads! 

    The USF Health Office of Research is looking for a few volunteers to help out at the 21st Annual USF Health Research Day on Friday, February 25th, 2011. The event will be held in the USF Marshall Center Ballroom. A free meal will be provided to those who volunteer!

    Volunteers are needed in shifts from 7:30am until 5pm, with the most students needed at the lunch shift (from 11:30am until 1pm).

    Please contact Heather Weeks at if you would like to volunteer.

  • Reach Out and Read Training for Pre-Health Students

    The next ROR training session will be held Febraury 18.

    For more information about the Reach Out and Read program, visit

    If you are interested in signing up for the session, please email Ms. Kent at


  • Website for Undergraduate Academic Fellowships, Research Experiences, etc

    The Oak Ridge Associated Universities website is a useful and user-friendly website for national and international Academic Fellowships and Scholarships, Research Experiences, Sabbaticals and Internships.

    They have opportunities for college and university faculty, post-docs, recent bachelor's and associate&rsquos degree grads, grad students, k-12 teachers and students and UNDERGRADUATES.

    The undergraduate link is



  • 6th Annual American Association for Cancer Research Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition

    The AACR 6th Annual Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition will be held on Saturday April 2, 2011 at the Peabody Hotel in Orlando Florida.

    The USCPC brings together undergraduate and post baccalaureate students to address educational pathways, explore career options in the cancer field and compete for prizes while presenting their research.

    The abstract submission deadline is March 4, 2011.

    For more information and to apply, please visit


  • 100 Years of Girl Scouting - Thesis Opportunity!

    In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts, Dr. Yavneh has helped to coordinate a unique thesis and/or research opportunity using unique archival material in Tampa and Lakeland. This will be a year-long commitment.

    Training will be provided in research skills, archiving, and oral history capturing, and there are opportunities for participation at a variety of levels.  A bi-weekly team meeting will be scheduled at a mutually-agreed upon time.

    Students who wish to participate in this project for thesis credit will be expected to work at least 10 hours a week (mainly according to their own schedules), to work with Dr. Yavneh to determine their own thesis &ldquoniche," and to take on a leadership role in the project. For more information, please contact Dr. Yavneh at

  • NSF Bolivia Experience for Anthropology and Engineering Students

    This summer program pairs 6 US undergraduate students who have demonstrated interest in issues of sustainable development with 6 ecological engineering students and faculty from the Universidad Tecnologica Boliviana (La Paz) and staff from a non-governmental organization.

    For more information regarding the program and application guidelines, please visit: or contact the Project Director, Dr. James Mihelcic at

    The application deadline is February 23, 2011.


  • Save the Date: Symposium Abstract Submission Deadline

    Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 1. This will be the online abstract submission deadline for the 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration. The Symposium will be held on Friday, April 15 in the Marshall Student Center.

    Submission guidelines and instructions will be posted on the UR website ( and to the newsletter soon. If you are planning on submitting an abstract and have not yet to mad a UR profile, please do so at this time. Keep checking back to the website for updated information!

    Don't forget about the Abstract Writing Workshop to be held on February 3 at 3pm in SVC 1099.

  • US Department of State's 2011 Fall Student Internship Program

    The US Department of State is now accepting applications for the 2011 Fall Student Internship Program.

    Please visit and click on Student Internships under Undergraduate or Graduate/Post-Graduate for more information. Students must read the program description and vacancy annoucement for more information and all qualification requirements.

    The deadline to submit completed applications is March 1, 2011.


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USF Honors College Student Council


    The Honors College Student Council's Volunteer Committee is looking for students interested in volunteering at our annual Boys & Girls Club Valentine's Day Party this Saturday, February 12th from 8 AM - 1 PM. If you are interested in volunteering either for the whole or duration of the time, please contact Janine Kiray at for more information.

  • Have you looked into Council lately??

    Have you looked into Council lately??

    Big and exciting things are happening with the Honors Council this semester! You don&rsquot want to miss all the amazing and worthwhile events lined up! Everything from a Coffeehouse to a Murder Mystery Dinner, as well as our annual tradition of Spring Picnic with Dean Silverman!

    Need to boost your resume? Or perhaps you just have a big heart- We have a number of fun ways to get involved, including throwing the Boys & Girls Club a Valentine&rsquos Day party and the Alpha House a baby shower!

    General meetings are just monthly this semester, so mark your calendars! Mondays: 1/31, 2/28, & 3/28- 4 pm in the Honors Lounge in SVC.

    Get involved and be involved! Council is here to make your time as an Honors student memorable, so have fun while making meaningful memories!

    Committee Meeting Times:

    -Events Committee: Mondays, 5 pm MSC 2706

    -Volunteer Committee: Wednesdays, 1 pm SVC 1037

    -Advertising Committee: Thursdays, 2 pm SVC 1037

    If you have any questions, get in contact with the HCSC Graduate Assistant, Huda:


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Student Submissions


    The Student Dance Production Board is presenting their annual student dance showcase featuring pieces produced, choreographed, and performed entirely by USF students.  The show will take place in Theatre 1 - Friday, February 11th at 8:00 PM and Saturday, February 12th at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM.  Dance of all styles will be featured in this year's showcase titled MOVEMENT CLASH! 

    Tickets are $12, cash only.

  • Royall & Company Internship Opportunity

    Royall & Company is accepting applications for our fifth annual summer internship program at Royall & Company.  Applications and supporting materials are due on or before March 1, 2011.

    Since 2007, 48 students have participated in the full-time summer program. Each year, interns were selected from a diverse and highly competitive pool of applicants from schools all over the country.  As interns in 2011,  students can help to make opportunity for prospective college students and their families &hellip learn how to plan and ute marketing campaigns &hellip and potentially begin their careers at Royall & Company upon graduation. (Seven former interns are currently employed at Royall!) 

    You can learn more about the internship program on our website:  

    If you have questions, please email me or contact our Corporate Recruiter, Patricia Kowalski, at

    All the best,

    Pamela Kiecker Royal
    Royall & Company
    1920 East Parham Road
    Richmond, VA 2322

  • Feb 8 - HSC Bollywood Movie Night - Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

    Come join Hindu Students Council for our Bollywood Movie Night on Feb 8 at the Marshall Center Oval Theater. Come before 7pm and stay to enjoy free samosas and a classic movie!! The movie will start promptly at 7pm, so be sure to come early and enjoy all the fun (FREE FOOD). Hope to see you all Feb 8 at the Oval Theater!!

    Link: HSC Facebook Page

  • Help Honors Students make a difference in Afghanistan

    Grab your pencils, grasp your pens, snatch your notebooks, and seize the moment! Expand your Bull pride globally by supporting your colleagues in USF&rsquos new Major Works/Issues Honors College course &ldquoOne Pencil Can Help Bring Peace&rdquo. Be a part of something greater than your necessary course work this spring semester and help the children of Afghanistan understand the feeling of being scholarly. Know that one pencil truly makes a difference this semester. Help erase the existence of the Taliban regime and sketch a new path for these underprivileged children. Drop off your lightly used or lonesome school supplies* at the donation box located at the Honors College reception area. Your desk will be tidier and your heart will be happier. Reach out to your colleagues, help your university expand, and help children in Afghanistan get an education. 

    *Items needed: Pencils, pens, loose leaf notebook paper, spiral notebooks, used bags as backpacks (book bags, totes, satchels etc.), folders, coloring supplies etc.

    For more information, call (813) 765- 5886

    Link: For more about the project, click here

  • Calling All Tutors!

    The Jenkins Scholars Program still needs tutors in the following subject areas: Engineering Calculus. Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA and have received an A in the respective course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided. Contact information: Rochelly Ramirez, Jenkins Graduate Assistant 

    Link: Tutor Application

  • Need Freshpeople5 Credit?: Volunteer for Engineering EXPO

    Engineering EXPO is in search for volunteers! Dr. Silverman has agreed to give Freshpeople5 credit to those willing to help for more than 2 hours. Volunteers who work four hours or more will receive a free EXPO t-shirt!

    Volunteers are needed:

    • Thursday, Feb. 17th: 2:00PM-7:00PM (Set-up)
    • Friday, Feb. 18th: 7:00AM-4:00PM
    • Saturday, Feb 19th: 7:00AM-7:00PM

    Please register as a volunteer on our website:

    Link: Engineering EXPO Volunteer Registration

  • USF College of Medicine Pre-Medical Summer Enrichment Program (PSEP)

    What: USF College of Medicine Pre-Medical Summer Enrichment Program (PSEP)

    Where: USF College of Medicine, Tampa Campus

    When: Friday, June 17, 2011 – Friday, July 29, 2011 (6weeks)

    Academic Eligibility: At least 60 credit hours and at least 3.0 overall and science GPA

    Additional Eligibility: At least one of the following criteria:
    -First generation college student.
    -Permanent address in rural county (within the state of FL).
    -Low-family income for household size per federal government poverty guidelines
    -Underrepresented in medicine.

    Purpose & Benefits:
    -Basic Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) knowledge enhancement
    -Verbal Reasoning and Writing Skills enhancement
    -Test Taking Strategies enhancement
    -Standard Test (MCAT) prep sessions
    -Clinical( Physician Shadowing) experience
    -Clinical seminars on chronic and emerging medical challenges
    -Motivational/Self-development workshop series
    -Educational Grant ( $1,500.00)

    Application website:
    Email Contact:

    Application deadline: Postmarked/received 5:00p.m., Friday, February 18th, 2011

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