Know-a-BULL News
Week of 02/28/2012 - Issue # 203

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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 3/1/2012 HCSC General Meeting!
 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

  • Honors Scholarships

    The applications are now available for Honors College Competitive Scholarships for 2012-2013.  Scholarships range from $500 to $2000 a semester, and some do not consider financial need.  Application deadline is April 15th.

    Link: Scholarship Application

  • Engineering Analysis Differential Equations and Electrical Systems Tutors Needed

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is currently looking for tutors for Electrical Systems (EGN 3373), Engineering Analysis (EGN 3420), and Differential Equations (MAP 2302). 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:



  • 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

  • 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!


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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Student Submissions

  • Research Assistants Needed for Psychology Lab

    The Substance Use, Emotion and Personality Lab is looking for new research assistants. We are looking for intelligent, driven, independent, and responsible psychology students eager to engage in research. Our lab is currently working on studies examining constructs of emotion in both the college and substance use populations. We require a 3.5 overall GPA, and a 3.7 psychology GPA. Additionally, students must have taken Research Methods and received an A. We ask for a year commitment with 8 hours a week of participation. Research assistants will be expected to run participants, enter data, double code, and prepare materials. This is a great opportunity for students who want to gain experience for graduate school. If you are interested please email Alejandra Arango at

    Link: Lab Website

  • 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:

  • 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

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