Know-a-BULL News
Week of 06/11/2013 - Issue # 268

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

RSS Feed Upcoming Events
 6/14/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 6/18/2013 Freshmen Orientation
 6/18/2013 Personal Statement Writing Workshop
 6/20/2013 Personal Statement Writing Workshop
 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
 7/30/2013 Freshmen Orientation
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

  • New! - Penn State Graduate Recruitment Request

    Penn State's College of Health and Human Development and School of Nursing  are looking for students to attend a research conference and expo for juniors/seniors considering graduate school from October 2-5, 2013 at Penn State University Park. You can view more information if interested by following this link:

    Link: Healthy People Penn State

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Student Contractor Position Available at the US Geological Surveys Coastal and Marine Science Center

    The U.S. Geological Survey's Coastal and Marine Science Center is looking to fill a part-time (12-32 hours/week) student contractor position beginning in the Summer 2013 lasting till at least the end of the Fall semester, with possible extension. We are looking for a student who has completed two years of college in computer science and/or geography with web development skills specifically in Ruby, Javascript, PHP, Python, or HTML. The student should have basic knowledge of GIS, Web Map Services, and database design in MySQL or PostgresSQL.

    The student will be exposed to a wide range of geographic research, including crisis crowdsourcing, online mapping (OpenStreetMap), and citizen science.

    If you have questions on the position or would like to submit a resume, please contact Leslie Bearden by Friday, June 21, 2013.

  • New! - Upcoming Personal Statement Writing Workshops

    Two sessions will be held in June (June 18 and 20) regarding writing a personal statement for scholarship applications. The presentation will be held by Ms. Gloria Munoz, a Writing Center Consultant and will be a general presentation about writing personal statements.

    Students who are working on their Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Fulbright, etc. applications are expecially encouraged to attend. However the session is open to all students who are interested in learning more and getting started with their personal statement in regards to scholarship applications.

    Sign up for a session at under the Upcoming Events Calendar on the right hand side of the page.

    Link: httponsusfedu

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

  • 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

  • Volunteers Needed for Student-Led Thesis Project

    An Honors student conducting EEG research is seeking volunteers willing to fall asleep while having their EEG signal recorded. Prospective participants looking for more information may contact the study investigator Michael Del Valle at

  • Neuroscience Research Internships Available

    Volunteer neuroscience internships are available for research involving structural changes in neurons and in brain circuitry that impact cognitive function. Studies include: assessment of animal models of brain aging and Alzheimer's disease (and evaluation of possible treatment strategies) evaluation of treatments for traumatic brain injury, effects of stress on neuronal morphology and relationship to PTSD neurotoxicology studies effects of diets on the developing brain animal models of autism. Opportunity for real research involvement and recognition for building your resume. Requirements include: 10-12 hrs per week minimum, minimum commitment of two semesters, exceptional attention to detail, reliability, curiosity, and absolute integrity. Lab is 5 min off-campus near I-75(Telecom Park). The research lab is run by Ronald Mervis, MS,PhD Neurostructural Research Labs & Center for Aging and Brain Repair, USF Morsani College of Medicine. If interested in this opportunity please contact Stephanie Foley (

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