Know-a-BULL News
Week of 08/"07/2012 - Issue # 226

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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 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
 9/8/2012 HLLC Beach Day at Ft. De Soto
 10/3/2012 Cooking with Cayla - Session 2
 11/3/2012 Cooking with Cayla - Session 3
 12/7/2012 Fall: Last day of Classes
 1/14/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 4
* "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 

  • 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.

  • Outstanding Scholarship Opportunity

    The Honors College McCorkle Scholarship Fund pays up to the Cost of Attendance.

    Application requirements

    • Current USF Honors College student

    • Full-time degree seeking sophomore or junior

    • Financial need as demonstrated through Pell Grant eligibility

    • Minimum 3.3 GPA

    • Send an email to&nbspMrs. Lanier with a brief essay outlining your financial situation, career plans and life goals, and involvement in collegiate extracurricular and volunteer organizations.

    Deadline to apply: August 15th.

    Link: Email Mrs Lanier

  • 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

  • Reminder USF Deadline August 27 the first day of fall classes for Fulbright Marshall Mitchell and Rhodes

    If you will apply, but have not yet contacted the Office of National Scholarships regarding your application, do so ASAP at


  • Personal Statement Writing Workshops

    Ms. Gloria Munoz, a Writing Center consultant will be holding two workshops for students regarding writing personal statements. Students who are currently applying for national scholarships (or will soon apply) are encouraged to attend.

    Workshops will be held on Tuesday, August 21 at 9am in ALN 243 and on Friday, August 24 at 1pm in ALN 243. You can sign up here:

    Questions? Email



  • Gilman Scholarship Workshops

    If you receive a Pell Grant and are planning to study abroad for the Spring 2013 semester, attend a Gilman Scholarship workshop! For more information about the Gilman scholarship, visit:

    Workshops will be held on Monday, August 6 at 9am in ALN 252 and Tuesday, August 7 at 3pm in ALN 252. Sign up for a workshop here:

    USF deadline to apply for spring 2013 study abroad programs is September 7. Contact Ms. Lauren Townsend at for more information and to apply.


  • 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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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Cooking with Cayla Session 1

    Get things sizzling Cooking with Cayla!

    Session 1 will provide an opportunity to explore Italian cuisine and show off your skills to fellow residents.

    When: Tuesday, September 4 from 5:00-6:30 pm
    Where: Juniper Kitchen (2nd floor)

    R.S.V.P. Required

    This is a FreshPeople 5 event so please bring your USF ID cards!

  • Fun in the Sun

    You''ve adjusted to new classes, found your way around campus, and prepared yourself for the hundreds of pages you''ll read over the semester! Now it''s time to relax a little and have some fun in the sun!

    Join the Honors LLC as the community spends a day at Ft. De Soto Beach and National Park. We''ll venture out and return on Saturday, September 8th, transporation will be provided. In order to participate in this event, please r.s.v.p. no later than Thursday, August 23 by 5 pm.

    Further details of the event will be provided at a later date. If you have any questions, feel free to email Alnicia Williams (HLLC GA) at

  • Welcome Back

    Welcome Back Luau

    The Honors LLC is thrilled to meet our new residents and excited to see the faces of those returning as we welcome you to the first event of the school year! Come experience one of the Honors LLC signature events and be ready to hang ten, have fun, and get to know fellow Honors LLC residents!

    ~ Free Food and Jamba Juice
    ~ Games, Prizes, and Giveaways
    ~ Honors Faculty/Staff Meet & Greet

    When: Wednesday, August 22 from 2:00-3:30 pm
    Where: Simmons Park (adjacent to the Juniper-Poplar parking area)

    This is a FreshPeople 5 event so please bring your USF ID card!

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Student Submissions

  • Windows Phone at LLC Kickoff

    Interested in developing apps for Windows 8? Want to see the Windows phone in action? Honors College LLC Residents are invited to come demo Windows Phones and learn more about upcoming Windows development workshops at the LLC Kickoff Event on August 22. Find more information here!

    Link: USF Windows Developer Blog

  • Education Abroad Office Internship

    The USF Education Abroad Internship Program is a new initiative aimed at providing students with an opportunity to develop a variety of professional skill sets in the context of internationalization at the University of South Florida. Each internship will require between 8-10 hours of work per week and will take place at either the Education Abroad Main Office located in the Patel Center for Global Solutions or the Education Abroad Gateway Office located in the Marshall Student Center.

    All internships are unpaid but can be taken for credit, provided your department approves of your placement and assigns a faculty member to oversee your work and grant academic credit (this step must be taken by the student on his/her own behalf &ndash The Education Abroad Office cannot work out the details of a for-credit internship for the student).

    Link: Education Abroad Internship Website

  • 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

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