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.
Please contact me BEFORE you apply; you'll need my approval
Fulbright UK Summer Institutes Application deadline: April 15, 2011
The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce the opening of its competition for the 2011 UK Summer Institutes. Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.
There are three Summer Programs available for U.S. students in 2011:
* Fulbright Commission Newcastle University Summer Institute * Fulbright Commission Roehampton University London Summer Institute * Fulbright Commission Wales Summer Institute The Summer Institute will cover the majority of the participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the University, accommodation and social program and subsistence e.g. food and drink
Registration for Summer and Fall begins March 28. Please schedule your advising appointment now. If you wait, your registration may be delayed.
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.
Health Profession Students - Facebook Page
Want to stay up speed with current happenings with USF Honors College Health Professions Advising and the latest news, developments and events related to Health Professions careers?  Please join our Facebook page!
Pre-Med AMSA presents a series of medical school admissions workshops to assist students in presenting a competitive application and preparing for the interview.
MCAT Workshop: MSC 3707, 2/23/11, 5 pm
Personal Statement: MSC 2709, 3/9/11, 5 pm
Application: MSC 2709, 3/30/11, 5 pm
Interview: MSC 2709, 4/18/11, 6 pm
Workshops will be hosted by Health Professions Advisors Dr. Melvin James, Amy Sturrock & Danielle Locke
Seating is limited and will be first-come, first-serve.  For more information, contact:
Lianet Vazquez: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu Can:  email@example.com
Lunch with our Deans
Join our Deans for a casual lunch this Thursday, 2/24 any time from 11:30-12:30pm. We will be in the Juniper Dining Hall as usual.
Take advantage of this opportunity to network with our Deans and to show them that you appreciate their dedication to you.
Informational Session with IBM Partners at USF Campus
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Abstract: How do you become a successful entrepreneur?  Importance of strategic thinking, motivational powers, and leadership for an entrepreneur. How to find the right balance between Entrepreneur behavior and management?  How do you lead a software company without ever writing a line of code in your life?
Time & Place:   Join Joerg Ott, Chairman and CEO of Group Business Software, and hear how he went from psychology and operations management to leading a large global software company, and the largest IBM Lotus business partner!
Where: MSC4102 on February 24th , 2011 from 4:20-6PM
Where:  Tradition&rsquos Hall Alumni Center on Februrary 25th, 2011 from 2:00-2:30
Bios:  Joerg Ott graduated from Passau University, Germany with an MBA in Operations, Research and Finance, as well as a degree in psychology.  He freelanced as an utive consultant and trainer helping sales organizations dramatically increase revenues.  Joerg developed proprietary methodologies and training courses for large sales organizations that transformed how they did business.  In 1997, he formed an investment group whose goal is to acquire small and medium sized companies that focus on common technologies.  Joerg devotes most of his time now in leading the mergers and acquisitions of the investment group.  He is the father of two children and is an avid boater, skier and collector of fine wines & cigars.
Lillyannette Moller Employer Relations and Job Developer University of South Florida 4202 East Fowler Avenue, SVC 2088 Tampa, Florida  33620 Phone: 813-974-2101
Current Medical School Applicants - FAU Med School Now Accepting Applications!
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, part of Florida Atlantic University, has received accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education as a new and independent medical school and is now accepting applications for the 2011 entering class.   For complete details on how to apply, see the Honors College Health Professions blog.
Have you applied for a non-USF scholarship this year? The Office of National Scholarships would like to cheer you on and hopefully congratulate you.  Please alert us to your pending applications, if you applied directly, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.  We appreciate you keeping us in the loop.
To select a room, you will need to have filled out the on-line housing application and submitted your $50 application fee.  The application fee can be paid in the Housing office anytime this week between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The dates and times to select your room are as follows:
Keeping current room:  Sunday, February 13 (8 a.m.) &ndash Monday, February 14 (4 p.m.)
Joining another person&rsquos current room:  Tuesday, February 15 (8 a.m.) &ndash Wednesday, February 16 (12 p.m.)
Selecting a different room:  Thursday, February 17 (8 a.m.) &ndash Friday, February 18 (12 p.m.)
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.ï»¿
The 2011 PSEP application must be received or postmarked by 5:00pm, Friday February, 18, 2011
Upcoming Deadlines: DAAD, Freeman Indonesia, Freeman Asia, Fulbright UK & Gubernatorial Fellows
DAAD (Germany): varied deadlines Study, Research or Intern in Germany
Freeman Indonesia (Summer Internship in Indonesia): Deadline 3/1/2011 9 week summer internship in a nonprofit organization
Freeman Asia (Study Abroad in Asia): Deadline 3/1/2011 Up to $5,000/semester or $7,000/year to study in East or Southeast Asia
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 email@example.com. Consult with us early to strengthen your application
Study Abroad Fair and Information Session
Spring 2011 Study Abroad Fair – Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Featuring over 3 dozen USF-sponsored spring and summer 2011 study abroad programs and semester study options, the Spring 2011 Education Abroad is a great resource for students who want to find out more about studying abroad. USF faculty program directors, returned study abroad students and Education Abroad office staff will be on hand to answer your questions. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Sessums Mall (outside Burger King)ï»¿
Getting Started with Education Abroad – Thursday, February 24, 2011 Education Abroad offers programs for students and faculty in over 25 countries, including semester exchanges, dual degree programs, summer and short-term programs, international internships, and service learning. Programs range from one week to one year and award academic credit. Spend your summer exploring Turkey or learn a new language in Argentina. Join one of our academic advisors at this event to learn more!
The Office of National Scholarships is hosting workshops for high-achieving sophomore students. We will be discussing scholarship programs for all majors and interest areas and how to make yourself a more competitive applicant. Below are the links to sign up for the workshops if you wish to attend.
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, https://ons.usf.edu email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to attend our Informational Workshop to learn more!
Rising Seniors, Get ready now for Fall Deadlines!
Fulbright - Study, Research, or Teach for a year in the UK or locations around the globe
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: Workshop for Fulbright UK Application!
The Office of National Scholarships will be hosting a workshop on Friday February 25th to help you with your application for the Fulbright UK Summer Program. The deadline is March 10, 2011.
What is the Fulbright UK?
The Fulbright UK Summer Program is an all expenses paid educational and cultural exchange for Freshmen and Sophomores. Students have the opportunity to study and participate in excursions for 4-6 weeks at one of three different institutions in the UK. Any major is accepted! This is a fantastic opportunity to study abroad as well as build your profile for future scholarships. More information at the website here: http://www.fulbright.co.uk/fulbright-awards/for-us-citizens/summer-institutes
What are the requirements?
-Minimum 3.5 GPA
-Must have two years left in university
-Must be a US Citizen
-Minimal or no prior travel or study outside the US
4)Request your letters of recommendation from professors at USF and give them the reference form on the Fulbright website. Email Ms. Carlton at email@example.com. if you have any trouble finding it. They are due to our office by March 10 with your application.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You must proclaim your intent to apply to Ms. Carlton by March 11. The first half of the required paper is due April 1.
Research Assistant Opportunity: The Growth of the Girl Scouts in 20th-Century America
Looking for students interested in history, humanities, gender studies, anthropology, library sciences or related fields.  Interest is more important than academic major!
Research activities may include: 1) Archiving GS materials stored in Tampa and Lakeland 2) Assembling material for on-line and physical exhibits to coincide with the 100th 3) Reports/essays/articles on GS in Tampa and issues such as gender, race, socio-economic conditions throughout the years 4) Assembling material for a 100th anniversary calendar 5)Conducting an oral history project with prominent GS alumnae in the Bay area
For more information or if you are interested in working with this project, please email Dr. Naomi Yavneh at email@example.com.
Research Assistant Opportunity: The Blair House Project: Presidental Hospitality from 1961-1976
Looking for students interested in history, political science, international relations, gender studies, humanities, economics, library sciences or related fields. Interest is more important than academic major!
Research activities may include: Cataloging and archiving original documents, including letters and photographs, Developing online and travelling exhibitions and Researching individual projects.
For more information or to become involved with the project, please email Dr. Naomi Yavneh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spanish Speaking Anthropology Undergraduate Student Needed for Volunteer Research Experience
Two undergraduate research assistants are needed for a research project entitled: "Understanding Immigrant Parent Involvement" a Visual Ethnography using Digital Storytelling and PhotoVoice". The project, in collaboration with the Family Literacy Academy of Tampa Bay, works with Latino immigrant parents to document their experiences.
Qualified students must: speak and read Spanish fluently, be available from 6-8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings during March and April 2011, have completed "Introduction to Cultural Anthropology" and at least one 4000 level anthropology course with a grade of "C" and better and have good computer skills.
Resilient Tampa Bay is an exciting opportunity for Tampa Bay professionals and residents to exchange ideas with experts from The Netherlands in developing resiliency plans for the Tampa Bay region. The three-day workshop will focus on creating a vibrant and sustainable region by preparing for events such as hurricanes and flooding, while also incorporating long-term adaptation to impacts like sea level rise.
During the event, multidisciplinary Dutch experts in water and spatial planning from private and public organizations such as DHV, Dura Vermeer, Royal Haskoning, Imares (University of Wageningen), Iv-Infra, and UNESCO-IHE, will share lessons learned and approaches like "Room for the River" while learning more about local challenges and initiatives.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions Building
2011 Undergraduate Research Symposium Submission Guidelines
The 2011 Undergraduate Research Symposium Submission Guidelines have been posted on the Undergraduate Research website www.ur.usf.edu. Please refer to the guidelines regarding the abstract submission process.
The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 1. Students will submit their abstracts through their UR profile by clicking on the Symposium link (once logged in).
If you have read through the guidelines, but still have questions regarding the abstract submission process, please email email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The student Body elections will be February 21st-24th from 7am-7pm. This year students will be voting on Student Body President and Vice President, College Senators, Mandatory health Care Referendum and this year&rsquos &ldquoOUR Shirt&rdquo. The elected Student Body President and Vice president take on premier leadership positions who sit on the board of trustees and the Alumni Association Board of Directors, respectively.
Aside from governing the Student Body, some of the main goals of Student Government is to be the backbone for students to become involved, to maintain the foundation for all students to be equally heard and represented, and make a student experience that will be both personally and professionally beneficial.
Outreach Coordinator, Department of Marketing Student Government Office: 813.974.5011 email:email@example.com
Advocates for World Health is a not for profit organization that seeks to collect surplus medical supplies to send them abroad. We are currently working with hospitals in Guatemala, Haiti, and El Salvador. We are currently in need of volunteers to help with fundraising. Are you interested? Please contact Amirthaa Suntharalingam at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
ATTN Science Majors: Get Your Registration Hold Removed Early!
Attention First Year Science Majors &ndash Summer/Fall Academic Advising workshops available NOW.
Plan your Summer/Fall classes and get your AA Hold removed before the registration rush!
These group advising sessions are for Ms. Hill & Mr. Lucien&rsquos First Year students majoring in the following: BMS (including 7 year BS/MD), Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, & Pre-Med.
To sign up, simply email Ashley Hinton at email@example.com.  Be sure to include the date and time you would like to attend.
Sessions are available on a first come, first serve basis.  You must arrive on time and stay through the duration of the session to be counted present.
Monday 2/21: 5:00-6:00pm JPH 1317
Tuesday 2/22: 1:30-2:30pm JPH 1317
Friday 3/4: 3:00-4:00pm JPH 1319
Design A Stunning Website Theme (Workshop)
Web Design is sexy. Did you ever wanted to design a high quality, sleek website? Rock the Internet? Come to our seminar and learn how:
Thursday, Feb 24, 2:30 - 4:30PM in MSC 3705.
Createch USF, a USF Student Organization that specializes in teaching students the ability to produce creatively through technology, holds a hands-on workshop on how to design a high quality website theme.
You will learn how to get together a functional mock-up, tweak layout and make a website design in Photoshop. Come and rock the Internet.
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