Know-a-BULL News
Week of 02/21/2012 - Issue # 202

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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 2/24/2012 An Afternoon with Linda Whiteford
 2/27/2012 Kinect with the Deans
 2/28/2012 Business Major Group Advising
 3/2/2012 An Afternoon with Les and Pam Muma
 3/7/2012 Michele Murray, ABC Action News
 3/12/2012 Spring Break!
 5/2/2012 Honors Commencement Ceremony
 5/2/2012 Honors Commencement Ceremony
 5/2/2012 Honors Commencement Ceremony
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Here is an on-campus summer research program designed for Undergraduates who are interested in conducting research related to mental illness and related disorders. The 10-week program will provide students with the opportunity to work with a faculty member on a research project in an area of the student's interest as well as to obtain practical skills and training on research ethics. The NIMH funding will allow us to provide a $4000 stipend to participating students. We would appreciate it if you would notify students in the Honors College of our program so they may apply if they are interested. Applications are due by March 16, 2012.

    Link: Click here for further information

  • Applying to Med School: We've got workshops!

    Join the health professions advisors from Honors and Arts & Sciences to discuss personal statements, preparing for the MCAT, interviewing and more. 

    No RSVP necessary.

    February 28, 2012: MCAT 2pm JPH 1317
    March 6, 2012: Interviews 2 pm JPH 1317

    More workshops will be added after Spring Break

  • 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

  • Think ahead for early funding for graduate school!

    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 competitive should attend.

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


  • Biomedical Engineering Students Whitaker International Undergraduate Program Deadline March 15

    Grants funding the following Biomedical Engineering (BME) relevant activities in an international setting:

    Coursework in BME for one semester or an academic year


    Internship in industry or non-profit sector

    For more information on the program - including eligibility requirements and the online application - visit our website at:

    If you plan to apply or have any questions, please contact ONS at


  • New National Intelligence Certificate Program at USF

    This program will train students in all three aspects of intelligence: data gathering, analysis, and presentation skills. Students will attend workshops to strengthen these skill in order to make them a more competitive candidate in the work field and possibly gain an internship with a National Intelligence Agency .

    You can learn more information about our certificate program and upcoming events:


  • 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:


  • 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!


  • 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's deadline.

    (Click the link below to access the application)

    Link: HCSC 20122013 Executive Board Application

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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 - 5 PM.

  • Kinect with the Deans

    We've all heard the saying about all work and no play...well here's your opportunity! Take the time to challenge Dr. Silverman and your fellow HLLC residents in a game of Xbox Kinnect and various board games! Not only is it a great way to relax, laugh, and have fun but the chance to get to know leaders in the Honors College on a more personal basis. Are you brave enough to go against the Dean?

    Date: 2/27/2012
    Time: 11:30-12:30 pm
    Location: Pod: 7200

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Student Submissions

  • Italy Summer Study Abroad Deadline Extended To April 2

    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. Honors College scholarships available. Application Deadline: April 2 For more information: Email: Website: Student-made videos for Florence 2011:

  • Young Mothers Association at USF

    Are you a mother? Be one of the first to join the Young Mothers Association.

    Make a difference in the lives of young mothers. Learn how to get FREE: pre-natal care, delivery, pre and post delivery care, daycare and food. Also make connections with other USF moms!

    Send an email today -


  • Prince Among Slaves Documentary Screening

    Join the Muslim Students Association in collaboration with the African Students Association in presenting a documentary, Prince Among Slaves. It is the true story of an African Muslim prince who was captured and sold into slavery in the American South. We hope to see you on Wednesday, February 22 at 5:30pm in MSC 3707. FREE FOOD and an educational as well as inspiring story!

    Link: Prince Among Slaves Facebook Event Page

  • Honors Class Collects School Supplies

    Have an extra pen or pencil? The IDH 4000 class "Social Media, Social Change" is working with a Tampa-based charity to collect school supplies for Afghan children. These supplies are distributed during humanitarian missions and foster good will between the U.S. military and the people of Afghanistan. There is a drop-off box in the Honors College Main Lobby next to Mr. Friday's desk. Help your country. Support the troops. Help the children of Afghanistan.

    Link: What Were Collecting

  • Electric Vehicle Expo Free Student Admission

    Come check out the Tampa's first Electric Vehicle Exposition coming February 21-23, 2012! The EV Expo® will feature never-before-seen electric cars and motorcycles as a showcase for the latest EV technology. The expo will include an exhibition of electric drive vehicles, as well as conferences, workshops and networking receptions to help consumers, city planners, traffic engineers, environmentalists and technology enthusiasts understand the opportunities and benefits of conversion to electric vehicles. University students get in FREE to all lectures and workshops with a valid school ID. For more info, please visit the website or contact Jaclyn at

    Link: Ev Expo Website

  • 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.

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