Know-a-BULL News
Week of 05/14/2013 - Issue # 264

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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 5/28/2013 Personal Statement Writing Information Session
 6/7/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 6/11/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 6/14/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 6/18/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 6/28/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 7/16/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 7/19/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 7/23/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 7/26/2013 Freshmen Orientation
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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • New! - Scholarship Opportunity

    One of our students works for GTE and helped to develop a GTE scholarship.  The details are in the attachment.  Last year a number of USF students won so I recommend that you enter. 

    Link: Click here for scholarship details

  • Virtual Academic Advising

    Ms. Sturrock is available for phone or Skype academic advising throughout the month of May. Her virtual advising hours are 10am-1pm Monday through Friday (no appointments are necessary during these times). You may reach her at 813-964-7605 (or through the Skype account, usf_honorscollege).

    To schedule a phone or Skype appointment at a later or earlier time with Ms. Sturrock, please call 813-974-3087. 


  • Mammalian Physiology for Fall 2013

    Mammalian Physiology (PCB 4744) is being offered this fall, and is a highly recommended prep course for the current MCAT (as well as the 2015 test). Therefore, we strongly encourage students to consider enrolling in this course Cell Biology (PCB 3023) is a pre-requisite or a co-requisite. This course was also just approved as a Tier II Biology elective for the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) major.   

  • Research Opportunity

    The volunteer will assist with one or more research studies related to maternal and child health at the College of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and the Lawton & Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies. The primary responsibility will involve entering data into a database as well as the abstraction of medical information from patient databases. Other responsibilities could include assisting the study team with daily functions related to goals and specific aims of clinical research projects already in progress. The volunteer will be required to obtain Human Subjects Certification. Interested candidates please send resume to Lindsey King at .

  • Reminder about use of Honors Lounge

    As a reminder, the lounge is reserved for active Honors College students. If you plan to bring guests to the lounge, including members of your student organization, please make sure to get pre-approval from the Dean or an Honors Advisor. Also note that you must accompany your guests at all times, and that you will be responsible for cleaning the lounge after use, especially when food is served.

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Soros Grant for Graduate Medical or Law School

    You may be eligible to apply for a Soros Grant for graduate, medical or law school because either you or your parents were immigrants to the U.S. 

    If you are a rising senior or in your first year in graduate school and a New American which means a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad or a child of naturalized citizens if born in the US and not yet 31 years old, you can apply through the Office of National Scholarships. 

    Each fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study &ndash in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program &ndash in the United States. Each award is for up to $25,000 in maintenance grants and up to $20,000 in tuition support for each year of graduate study supported, a total of as much as $90,000.

    The USF deadline for submission of completed applications is October 1, 2013.

    Contact Dr. Lucas as soon as possible to discuss:

  • New! - Congratulations to Andrew Krajewski Jennifer Stenback Shelby Thomas and Pedro Zamora

    Congratulations to Andrew, Jennifer, Shelby and Pedro! These four Honors College students will study abroad in the UK this summer through the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program. This all expenses paid program brings freshmen and sophomores to the UK to learn more about UK culture. Andrew will study at Queen's University Belfast in Ireland, Jennifer will study at Exeter University, Shelby will study in Wales and Pedro will study in Scotland.

    For more information about the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program, please visit:

    Link: httpwwwfulbrightorgukfulbrightawardsexchangestotheukundergraduates

  • New! - Four Honors Students Win Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad Funding

    Four Honors College students (out of 13 students total) have won a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad during the 2013 Summer term. Lazaro Silva will be studying at the University of Exeter, Monica Velasco and Hiram Rios will travel with the USF Learning in the Culture Tier 1 trip to China, and Zachary Tomlinson will be studying and volunteering in Morocco. Zachary and Hiram were also awarded Critical Need Language Awards from Gilman to study Arabic and Mandarin, respectively. Just 100 awards are given out by Gilman annually for study of a critical need language.

    To learn more about the Gilman Scholarship, please visit:

    Link: httpwwwiieorgProgramsGilmanScholarshipProgram

  • Rising Seniors Apply for the Fulbright Program to study research or teach abroad

    Rising seniors - Now is the time to start thinking about the Fulbright US Student Program and your application. Students applying in fall 2013 will go abroad fall 2014 for up to one year. You will work on your applications now and throughout the summer. Meet with Ms. Chambers in the ONS office as soon as possible to start talking about your application, grant types and country options.

    Find out more about the Fulbright program here:

    Link: httpusfulbrightonlineorg

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

  • New! - MoveIn Day Volunteers Needed

    The Honors LLC is looking for a handful of volunteers to greet families and students on move-in day, Wednesday, August 21 at Juniper and Magnolia Halls!

    We''ll allow you to move in one day early (Aug. 20) free of charge in exchange for your assistance welcoming residents for the start of the new year. Open to incoming or returning students.

    For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Honors LLC GA Christine Simone at

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Student Submissions

  • New! - Tutor Needed for Electronics II EEE 4301

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Electronics II (EEE 4301) for the Summer 2013 Semester. Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course at USF, and received an A in the course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided. Please Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA, with questions.

    Link: Tutor Application

  • New! - Volunteer Research Assistants Needed for Psychology Lab

    The Substance Use, Personality, and Emotions Research 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 substance use, genetics, and neurophysiology. We require a 3.5 overall GPA, and a 3.7 psychology GPA. Previous research experience is desired, but not necessary. Additionally, students must have taken Research Methods and received an A. We ask for a year commitment with 8-10 hours a week of participation. Research assistants will be expected to assess participants, enter data, double code interviews, and prepare materials for assessments. This is a great opportunity for students who want to gain experience for graduate school. If you are interested please email Alejandra Arango at and Troy Webber at

    Link: na

  • New! - Indian Dance Fundraiser for USF Health Free Clinic BRIDGe

    Shreyas-An Expression of Dance will be presenting Dashavataram, a Bharatha Natyam Dance Ballet, on Saturday June 1, 2013 at 6 pm at Sickles High School in Tampa, FL. The net proceeds of this production will be donated to the BRIDGE Clinic. BRIDGE is a free, student-run clinic affiliated with USF Health. Bharatha Natyam is the ancient dance form of India that brings poetry to life. As a dance form it is all that we know as theater, with music, dance, drama , color, rhythm, poetry and storytelling. This dance ballet is choreographed in a light classical style. All the dancers have had several years of training. The story line travels through centuries with beauty and grace. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring health professionals to support USF Health and to network with current medical students! For more information about tickets or ways to get involved, please contact Shreya Narayanan at


  • Peer Leading Opportunity in Chemistry

    The Chemistry department is looking for peer leaders for fall 2013. Depending on your admit term, you may be able to receive upper level Chemistry BMS credits for this course. If you have questions or need clarification about requirements, credit hours, credits towards degree or other concerns, feel free to contact Nina Oliver at (put "Peer Leading" in the subject line of your email and include your full name, U# , and major in the body of your email along with your question).

    Link: Peer Leading

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