Know-a-BULL News
Week of 7/5/2011 - Issue # 170

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.

At a Glance

Upcoming Events

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 7/15/2011 First Year Orientation
 7/19/2011 First Year Orientation
 7/22/2011 First Year Orientation
 7/26/2011 First Year Orientation
 7/29/2011 First Year Orientation
 8/5/2011 Summer B, Last Day
 8/16/2011 First Year Orientation
 8/17/2011 LLC Kickoff
 8/18/2011 First Year Makeup Session
 8/18/2011 CS_INFO_SESSION
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    I want to welcome those of you have have been through Orientation this summer and those of you who have yet to attend. I hope you will come here excited and ready to try new things and take advantage of opportunities. Please contact us if you have any questions about the University or Honors College. We will be communicating with you over the summer, providing more information which we believe will be helpful.

    The annual Honors College Freshpeople Procession and Convocation has become a USF tradition. Typically, 400 students march from ADM to the Marshall Center, led by faculty, administrators and the College of the Arts trumpet group. Academics wear Regalia and the Procession is a wonderful event. Once at the Marshall Center you will be welcomed to the University and “inducted” into Honors.

    This year the Procession/Convocation will be held on Friday, August 26. Convocation is required for all new Honors College Freshpeople; it is the only required event we have and will count towards the Freshpeople 5 requirement. Please note that if you have a class during Convocation you are excused.

    We will gather on the south side of the ADM at 12:45 and begin our march at 1PM promptly. We should be finished no later than 3PM (2:30 is probable). If you have a class that ends during Convocation, come late; if you have a class that starts during Convocation, you may leave early.

    All of us at USF and in The Honors College look forward to greeting you on August 26!

    To our old-timers, I hope your summer is going well and that you are leaning and having fun. I do look forward to greeting you in August. Â

  • Health Professions News

    Check out the Honors College Health Professions blog for many updates this week including: University of Florida College of Medicine letters of recommendation, an important article on the rise of Osteopathic Medicine, USF College of Pharmacy application updates, and a shadowing matching program for Podiatry.

    Link: USF Honors College Health Professions Blog

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • 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 Summer, please contact Ms. Carlton for the requirements at You must proclaim your intent to apply to Ms. Carlton by July 8th. The first half of the required paper is due July 11th.

  • Upcoming Workshops for Seniors, Sophomores and Juniors, Gilman, and Fulbright

    Upcoming workshops:

    The workshop for seniors will be Thursday, July 7, 2011,  9:00-10:00 or 1:00-2:00 pm in ADM 252. You can sign up for the workshop here. We will focus on : Rhodes (GPA at or above 3.75), Marshall (GPA at or above 3.7), Mitchell, Javits, Gilman and Fulbright. These scholarships are open to rising seniors, seniors and some alumni only. The internal deadlines are August 29, 2011 for Rhodes, Mitchell, Marshall, and Fulbright Septermber 1, 2011 for Javits, and September 9, 2011 for Gilman.

    The workshop for sophomores and juniors  will be  Wednesday, July 6, 2011,  11:00-12:00 or 2:00-3:00 pm in ADM 252. You can sign up for the workshop here. We will focus on: Udall (environment), Hollings (environment: ocean, water), Gilman (study abroad), TRIALS (law), Goldwater (science), Truman (politics), Pickering (foreign affairs), Boren (language) . The internal deadlines are from early September (Gilman), mid-October (DAAD) and all throughout November (Truman, Goldwater, Boren, Hollings).

    We will be holding a Gilman general information workshop on Tuesday, July 19 at 9-10 AM in ADM 252. Feel free to attend and bring your friends!  Sign up for the workshop by clicking here.

    We will be holding another Fulbright general information workshop on Tuesday, July 19 at 2- 3 pm in ADM 252. Free to attend and bring your friends!  Sign up for the workshop by clicking here.

    An application and essay review workshop for Fulbright will be held on Thursday, July 28 at 34 pm in ADM 252. The purpose of this workshop will be to get more in depth with your applications and essays.  Sign up for the workshop by clicking here.

    We encourage you to visit our website , and search for opportunities that are available to you

  • Upcoming Deadlines Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Fulbright, Javits, Gilman, GatesCambridge and Hertz

    Deadlines for the following scholarships will be August 29th, so get started now with a consultation by clicking the link for escheduler below.

    Fulbright - Study, Research, or Teach for a year in the UK or locations around the globe

    Marshall -  Graduate Study in the UK

    Mitchell - Graduate Study in Ireland

    Rhodes - Graduate Study at Oxford

    Here are additional deadlines:

    Sep 1 - Javits - Arts, Humanities, Social Science graduate study

    Sep 9 - Gilman - Study abroad, for recipients of the Pell grant

    Sep 15 - Gates Cambridge - Graduate Study at Cambridge

    Sep 15 - Hertz - Science graduate Study


    Link: Escheduler

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. Carlton.

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The Office of Undergraduate Research

  • Research Intern Position Open at Draper Laboratory

    The Draper Bioengineering Center at USF is seeking students to work with their full-time engineers and scientists at the facility in the USF Research Park. Under supervision of the R&D Biologist, the student will conduct a variety of routine experiments following established procedures/protocols, which may include performing assays, cell culture/tissue engineering and maintenance techniques, and other laboratory skills. Additional responsibilities may include the use and maintenance of laboratory equipment, the development of business procedures and laboratory testing protocols, the performance of technology and market assessments, and the management and control of inventories and schedules. Each student will also complete and receive a grade on a semester project in his/her area of technical expertise. Candidates for these positions must be US citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents, with a minimum of 45 academic credit hours and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 Please contact Angela Holton at for more information. Applications will be submitted on the Draper website at


  • Reach Out and Read Training Sessions

    You can make a positive impact on the lives of children  and their families by participating in the Reach Out and Read early literacy program in which you can help to foster cognitive and emotional development in young children!

    Training sessions will be held on Friday, June 10 from 3 to 5pm and Monday, July 11 from 3 to 5pm.

    Please email Ms. Ellen Kent at to let her know which training session you would like to attend.

    For more information, please visit


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Student Submissions

  • Peer Leaders Needed for General Chemistry

    If you earned an A or B in General Chemistry (CHM 2045 or CHM 2046), have some time on Friday mornings, and would like to help other students in a unique leadership practice, then Peer Leading for Chemistry (CHM 4932) may be for you. CHM 4932 will enable you to guide students to success in Gen Chem I, give you tools to raise questions about the teaching of chemistry, and help you to improve your oral and written communication skills. This course is also an excellent opportunity to review fundamental concepts needed for big examinations, such as MCAT, PCAT, DAT, GRE, etc. Interested? Please contact Dr. Laura Anderson at

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