Know-a-BULL News
Week of 02/14/2012 - Issue # 201

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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 2/15/2012 Freeman Asia Study Abroad Deadline
 2/15/2012 HCSC "Honors College Has Talent!"
 2/15/2012 SELECT Program - College of Med
 2/16/2012 Art Thursday
 2/16/2012 HCSC General Meeting
 2/17/2012 Engineering EXPO: Volunteers Needed
 2/18/2012 Engineering EXPO: Volunteers Needed
 2/21/2012 HCSC EBoard Applications DUE!!
 2/21/2012 Stress---What's that all about?
 2/24/2012 An Afternoon with Linda Whiteford
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    LAST CHANCE!  Don't pass up a great opportunity to be recognized.

    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.

    Deadline is Friday at 5PM

  • USF Morsani College of Medicine SELECT Program Info Session

    Join Dr. Specter and students from the Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) to learn about their new SELECT program. This is a special presentation for Honors College students.  A tour of the medical school will follow an overview of the program and a student panel discussion.

    4:30 - 6 PM, Wednesday, Feb 15 at MDC 1096

    Link: Map of USF Health

  • 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

  • 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.

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Still Time to Apply for the Fulbright UK Summer 2012 Program

    Freshman and Sophomores! There is still time to apply for the Fulbright UK Summer Program. There are seven institutes to chose from. See the website for more information:

    Contact Ms. Schumacher immediately at if you will apply. The scholarship deadline is March 16. You will need to fill out the application (including personal statement and essay) and get two letters of recommendation.


  • Studying Abroad in Asia in the Fall Freeman Asia Fall Deadline March 1

    Do you have financial need? Are you studying abroad in Asia during the fall semester? Apply for the Freeman Asia! The USF deadline is March 1, 2012. Contact Lauren Townsend at for more information and  to apply.

    For more information, visit the Freeman Asia website:


  • UK Graduate Study Scholarships Workshops

    These workshops will cover information about the Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, and Fulbright programs and their application processes. Students who will be seniors in Fall 2012, have at least a 3.7 GPA, and are otherwise very comeptitive should attend.

    Workshops will be held on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 in ALN 263E. Sign up at:


  • 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

    The Scholarship Deadline is March 2. If you intend to apply, please email Dr. Linda Lucas at ASAP!


  • Meet with a representative of The Washington Center Feb 15

    The Washington Center offers internships for all majors (the arts, politics, international relations, non-profits, health, civil rights, environment, media, etc.)

    $7500 scholarships for USF students  ($7000 in the summer), earn 12 USF credits (9 in the summer), attend Seminars, Public Policy Dialogues on Capitol Hill, Presidential Lectures and live in comfortable apartments with students from around the country and world

    Two Sessions: Wednesday, February 15 10-11:30am SOC 366, 4:30-5:30pm ALN 252 or visit TWC table at Bull Market noon-4pm

    For more information, visit:


  • 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 Executive Board Applications DUE

    Are you a leader? Do you work well on a team? Are you looking to get more involved??

    Then apply for the 2012-2013 Honors College Student Council Executive Board!!

    Join this prestigious team of your fellow Honors students to plan some of the best events on campus! Council offers something for everyone! See if you have what it takes to be an HCSC Eboard Member!!

    Applications are due Tuesday, February 21st by 5 pm! Drop them by the Honors College front desk or e-mail them to the Honors Council Graduate Advisor, Huda:

    For questions about Council or specific positions, e-mail Huda or attend the HCSC General Meeting THIS Thursday (2/16, 5 pm, JPH 1313) for any last minute questions before Tuesday&rsquos deadline.

    (Click the link below to access the application)

    Link: HCSC 20122013 Executive Board Application

  • General Meeting THIS Thursday

    What are YOU doing this Thursday??

    Come to the Honors College Student Council General Meeting!! JPH 1313 at 5 pm, join us for FREE pizza, THIS Thursday, Feb. 16th. We&rsquoll be going over all sorts of upcoming programs and activities and would LOVE your input! We&rsquoll also be discussing HCSC Executive Board applications and positions, so be sure to come before application submissions are due next Tuesday, 2/21!

    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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Student Submissions

  • Tutors Needed for Physics II and Organic Chemistry I

    The Jenkins Scholars Program is currently looking for tutors for General Physics II and Organic Chemistry I. 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 Rochelly Ramirez, Jenkins GA, with any questions:

    Link: Tutor Application

  • 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!


  • 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.

  • 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

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