Know-a-BULL News
Week of 07/31/2012 - Issue # 225

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
 8/3/2012 Summer B: Last Day of Classes
 8/3/2012 Summer Honors Commencement
 8/4/2012 Summer Commencement
 8/21/2012 Honors Orientation
 8/22/2012 Honors LLC Welcome Back Luau
 8/27/2012 Fall 2012: First Day of Classes
 8/27/2012 Fulbright USF Deadline
 9/4/2012 Cooking With Cayla - Session 1
 10/3/2012 Cooking with Cayla - Session 2
 11/3/2012 Cooking with Cayla - Session 3
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    The Honors College is pleased to offer a special opportunity for those students intending to graduate in Spring 2013 or Summer 2013 as part of IDH 5975. The primary goal of the course is to assist students in the preparation of a completed prospectus, including a thesis director, by October 12, 2012. The course is open to all students in their first semester of thesis work (Fall 2012), with a particular emphasis on students who are not yet sure of the the direction of their work or how to develop a prospectus.

    The course will have limited enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis. It will meet on Friday mornings for 1 1/2 hour sessions through October 19, 2012 and will be led by two senior professors experienced in mentoring Honors Thesis students. One hundred percent of students who moved through an experimental model of this program and were surveyed recommended the course as a "must."

    If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact me at 

  • Survey - please complete

    This is an interesting research survey about the use of information about you. Please take a moment and fill it out.  It does not require any personal information.

    Thank you.

    Link: Click for survey

  • Research Participation Opportunity Free Piano Lessons

    The lab for the Communications Sciences and Disorders Department on USF's Tampa Campus is currently running a two-week music study for people 18-40 years in age. The study is titled, 'How Does Musical Training Affect Hearing and Cognition'. The study is a collaboration between the speech, hearing, and music department. Participants will receive two weeks of free piano lessons and will be tested in the lab before and after the study.

    Please see the attachment for more details.

  • Job Opportunity for Honors Students

    • Physician's office seeking several Honors students who demonstrate maturity and compassion to work  for 20 to 40 hours per week

    • Located near campus on Bruce B. Downs across from Cracker Barrel

    • Hospital or doctor's clinic experience with patients preferred but not mandatory

    • Please contact Ashley at 813-977-2222 and NOT the doctor directly

  • Present your Research in Las Vegas

    Once again you have the opportunity to present your research at the American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences meeting in Las Vegas, Feb. 14-15, 2013.  This is a professional conference but they do take papers from USF undergraduate students.  Attendees will have airfare, hotel and conference registration fees paid by the Honors College. 

    If you are interested, click here for information.

    You MUST get approval from the dean of the Honors College PRIOR to submitting your proposal to the conference.


    Link: click here for information

  • Attention Future Dentists

    The deadline for the Beltran Brothers Honors College Endowed Dental Scholarship has been extended until August 25, 2012. 

     Preference will be given but not limited to the following:

    • Currently enrolled Junior or Senior with pre-dental school course of study
    • Full-time Honors College Student on the Tampa campus
    • Have taken the Dental Assessment Test and scored 20 or above
    • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish 

     Interested candidates should contact Ms. Lanier at

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Special Student Fulbright Opportunities in the Sciences and Public Health Campus deadline August 27

    The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applicants in the sciences to all eligible countries. Please note the specific grants below:

    Fulbright-Fogarty Fellowships offered in partnership between the Fulbright Program and the Fogarty International Center of the U.S. National Institute of Health have been established to promote the expansion of research in public health and clinical research in resource-limited settings.
    Australia: The Fulbright CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship provides the opportunity for Fulbrighters to undertake postgraduate research with Australia's leading and largest science research organization, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization). Candidates currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs are eligible to apply.
    Canada: The Fulbright Canada STEM Award ( offers U.S. students support for three years of doctoral study at one of six leading Canadian research universities (McGill University, Université de Montéal, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, and University of Waterloo) in both basic and applied fields of science, engineering and mathematics.
    Chile: The Chile Science Initiative provides three grants for Master's level or Ph.D. students conducting study/research at specified Chilean universities. Some programs may not require a high level of Spanish proficiency since much of the work at the Institutes is conducted in English.
    Indonesia: The Fulbright Indonesia Research, Science & Technology (FIRST) Awards provide scholarships for Americans to study, teach, and conduct research in priority science and technology fields.
    Netherlands: The NAF/Fulbright Research Fellowships provides grants for Ph.D. level candidates in the fields of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics or Physics. The NA F/Fulbright Fellowship for Childhood Cancer Research provides a grant for a post M.D. or Ph.D. in oncology.

    For more information and to apply, please email Ms. Schumacher ASAP at

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 Adolescent Depression Study

    Research Assistants needed!  Dr. Marc Karver Alliance Lab is looking for dedicated students to assist with projects focused on depressed and at-risk populations.  Research assistants must be meticulous, detail-oriented, hardworking, and dependable with good communication and problem-solving skills.  Applicants should be able to make a 2 semester commitment. Students who are planning to go to graduate or medical school are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email the Alliance Lab Team at for more information.

    Includes assisting with projects focused on depressed and at-risk adolescent populations

  • Job Opportunity Apply to be a GTE Student Ambassador

    GTE Federal Credit Union's Student Ambassador Program provides undergraduate students a unique experience to educate their fellow students on the best ways to save money and make financial decisions that 18-25 year olds are commonly faced with. Student Ambassadors will lead workshops and participate in events on their college campus that will help to spread the word about the benefits of credit unions.

    In our Student Ambassador Program, college students will work with GTE's leadership to develop strategies to recruit members, promote GTE's products and services, and education your community. A mentor/manager will work with your team to set monthly goals and coach you in your progress. At GTE, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact for the organization and for your community.

    In addition to this educational experience, all Student Ambassadors will receive a range of excellent benefits:

    • Highly Competitive Pay

    • Paid Holidays

    • Employee Incentives and Goal-Oriented Bonuses

    • Employee Discounts

    • Free Access to the GTE Wellness Center

    • Management Coaching and Mentorship

    • Flexible Schedule

    • Able to Work On-Campus

    • Positive Exposure and Access to Apply for Internship or Full-Time positions

    For any questions, please contact Shannon Wilde at or by phone at (813) 871-2690, extension 41714.

    Please visit the GTE Careers website at to apply!

    Link: Click to Learn More about the GTE Student Ambassador Position

  • Thesis Documentary Help

    What: Senior Honors College student seeking fellow Honors College student with film expirence who would be interested in helping to make a documentary about the emergence of nurse practitioners as primary care providers and their barriers to practice in Florida. 

    Why: Prescriptive authority for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP's) in Florida is severly limited. Florida is one of only two states that prohibits ARNP's from prescribing controlled substances. Though this is not widely known, this legislation has had devastating effects on the healthcare of Florida's citizens, primarily the indigent. This needs to change. My goal with this documentary is to educate the public about this injustice.

    If you are interested please email:

    Sarah Jo Spears

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