Know-a-BULL News
Week of 08/28/2012 - Issue # 229



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
 8/29/2012 ART & ICE WoW (Week of Welcome) Event
 8/30/2012 HCSC General Body Meeting
 9/6/2012 Cooking With Cayla - Session 1
 9/8/2012 HLLC Beach Day at Ft. De Soto
 9/10/2012 Lunch with the Deans
 9/12/2012 DINE and DISCOVER with Danielle
 9/19/2012 Midnight Breakfast & Advising
 9/21/2012 Convocation
 9/26/2012 Fearless Learning: Session 1
 10/3/2012 Cooking with Cayla - Session 2
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    The Honors College is planning 6 great cross-cultural trips for you in the spring. During spring break one group will travel to the Dominican Republic while a second will journey to Puerto Rico.  These trips will provide opportunities for service as well as cultural encounters.


    Four of our spring course sections will have 10 day to 2 week international components.  These trips, to  England/Paris, Costa Rica, Germany and China will leave the day after final exam week in May.  They are actually part of the course curriculum, required for students registered in those sections.


    We will have much more information during the fall semester but I can tell you that if you go on one of these trips, you will receive scholarship funds to help defray costs.  You will learn, have fun and earn a wonderful line for your resume.  Save now and pay attention to the Newsletter because spots go more quickly than you can imagine.


     



  • Undergraduate Research Volunteers Needed

    Volunteer undergraduate research assistants needed for acute lung injury and pulmonary hypertension research grant. Researcher is looking for student assistants with a GPA of 3.5 or above who can volunteer 16-20 hours per week.

    Please email Dr. Kolliputi at nkollipu@health.usf.edu with your resume if you are interested.


  • Apply Early Decision USF College of Pharmacy

    If the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy (USF COP) is a strong match academically, socially and geographically, you should take advantage of their Early Decision program. The Early Decision deadline is September 4, 2012. You will know by October 19, 2012 if you have been accepted to USF COP! To learn more about Early Decision visit PharmCAS at http://www.pharmcas.org/applicants/edp.htm or send an email to the USF COP Office of Admissions at pharmdadmissions@health.usf.edu


  • Do you play an instrument or sing

    Our Orchestra (the Rubber Band), Jazz ensemble and Acapella singing group are back again this year. These groups are meant to be fun and allow you to play or sing in a low stress environment.  It is also a great resume line.  I encourage you to participate-you will enjoy.

    Jazz ensemble - MUS 116 on Mondays at 6:20PM

    Orchestra - MUS 140 on Thursdays at 5PM

    Singers - MUS 211 on Wednesdays at 6:20PM

    You may register for one Honors credit (to be graded S/U) if you wish.

    You may participate in more than one group.

    There will be a public performance late November.

    Please email me to let me know which group(s) you will participate in and whether you want credit (if so, include your U#)

    Do not miss this opportunity!


  • Day at the Beach


    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 Christine Simone (HLLC GA) at cesimone@honors.usf.edu or Alnicia Williams (HLLC GA) at Anwill14@usf.edu.



    Link: RSVP Online

  • Art and Ice

    Art and Ice is the Contemporary Art Museum's Week of Welcome event co-sponsored by the USF Institute for Research in Art, the USF Communication Council and the USF Honors College.  This will be a Freshman Five event and you can enjoy FREE treats and win prizes from Taco Bus, Felicitous Cafe, and Tijuana Flats!


    Wednesday, August 29th, 3:00-5:00pm


    USF Contemporary Art Museum


    Link: Event Flyer

  • Meet and Greet Breakfast

    Gain the opportunity to get to know faculty members within the college on a more personal basis all the while enjoying a light breakfast and refreshments! From getting advice on preparing for courses, discussing concerns, discovering mutual interests, or simply building a relationship this is the chance to network with present and future professors.

    This program is a Pod Wars event, please bring your USF ID cards for credit!


    Link: Please RSVP

  • Gilman Deadline Approaching

    If you receive a Pell Grant and want to study abroad, apply for a Gilman Scholarship!
    The USF deadline is September 7th. Email nationascholarships@usf.edu to let us know you are interested.


    Link: Gilman Website

  • Graduate School Application Scholarships

    Due to the generosity of several Honors College Alumni, we have several scholarships to assist with the cost of applying to graduate programs.  If you are applying to graduate or law school this Fall and need assistance covering application and other fees, please apply.  Guidelines are posted below.

    -Honors College students in Good Standing, 3.2 gpa or higher
    -Graduating in December 2012 or Spring 2013

    To apply, please email Mrs. Lanier your name and U number, graduate school plans (where you are applying and for which programs), how this scholarship will assist you, career plans, involvement in service and campus organizations.  Deadline is December 20, 2012.


    Link: Email Mrs Lanier

  • 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

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Personal Statement Writing Workshop

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

    The workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 29 at 1:30pm in ALN 233. You can sign up here:  https://ons.usf.edu/calendarlist.asp#177

    Questions? Email nationalscholarships@usf.edu.

     

     

     

     


    Link: https://ons.usf.edu/calendarlist.asp#177

  • Pell Grant and Study Abroad Gilman Scholarship Workshops

    Two Gilman Scholarship workshops will be held the week of August 27:

    Wednesday, August 29 at 8:30 am in ALN 252
    Friday, August 31 at 1pm in ALN 252

    You can sign up for a workshop here: https://ons.usf.edu/calendarlist.asp#172. The USF deadline to apply is September 7. This deadline is for students who plan to study abroad Spring 2013. Visit the Gilman website for more information: http://www.iie.org/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program.

    If you plan to apply, please contact Ms. Lauren Townsend at lhtownse@honors.usf.edu.


  • GE FoundationLULAC Scholarship Program Deadline to apply August 17

    Are you a college sophomore majoring in engineering or business? Are you in an underrepresented minority?  If so, you should consider applying to win $5000 from  the General Electric Foundation /LULAC Scholarship Program.The GE/LULAC Scholarship Program will award $5,000 scholarships to qualified minority students who are enrolled as business or engineering majors leading to a bachelor&rsquos degree at accredited colleges or universities in the United States who will be CLASSIFIED AS COLLEGE SOPHOMORES IN THE FALL.

    For more information, please visit www.LNESC.org. Contact the Office of National Scholarships (ons.usf.edu) for help with your application materials. DEADLINE August 17, 2012.


    Link: http:// www.LNESC.org

  • 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 nationalscholarships@usf.edu.


    Link: http://nationalscholarships@usf.edu

  • 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 (http://www.fulbright.ca/programs/american-students/STEM_program.html) 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 lschumac@honors.usf.edu.


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

  • Lunch with the Deans

    Dr. Silverman and Dr. Kleine invite you to have lunch with themselves and members of the honors staff! Lunch will be held at Juniper Dining on Monday, September 10 at 11:30 a.m.

    Please RSVP to attend this event. This is also a Pod Wars event! Please plan to bring your ID cards to cover your cost of lunch and to get credit for your attendance.


  • Cooking with Cayla

    Get things sizzling Cooking with Cayla!

    Session 1 will provide an opportunity to explore Italian cuisine and show off your skills to fellow residents. Please plan to bring your own knife, cutting board, and plastic mixing spoon. Get ready to learn how to cook with hands-on lessons, taste testing, and lots of fun with Mrs. Lanier.

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

    This is a Pod Wars event so please bring your USF ID cards!



  • Beach Day at Fort De Soto

    The Beach Day at Fort De Soto is filling up fast! If you are interested in a free trip to one of the most beautiful beaches in the nation, be sure to RSVP soon. GA Christine Simone will be reaching out to those who have already signed up this week. There is limited space available on the Bull Runner bus, but if the event fills up, feel free to carpool and follow the bus to meet us there!


  • Get Connected to the HLLC

    If you are not connected to the Honors LLC Facebook and Twitter pages yet, you''re missing out! Pictures from the luau are available via those sites and these sites are being concsistently updated with new information. Log on and connect with the LLC today!


  • Dine and Discover with Danielle

    ~A taste of the world, in your own backyard!

    Do you like eating or trying new cultural food? Do you consider yourself a Glo-BULL citizen? Then you'll want to Dine and Discover with Danielle. We will go to various near by restaurants that serve authentic cuisine and explore cultures with different dishes. This experience will offer you the ability to gain awareness on the origin and preparation of the food that is served. We will also take a brief tour of the facility and share the food that is ordered, family style- like good old Thanksgiving dinner.

    Get ready to enjoy the international flavors that will have your taste buds jumping! Students will carpool with your peers and meet Ms. Locke at the selected locations.


    Let Ms. Locke know where you would like to dine by visiting her at the Honors LLC Welcome Back Luau on August 22nd at Simmons Park (across from Juniper Poplar parking area)!


  • Beach Day at Fort De Soto

    You've adjusted to new classes, found your way around campus, and prepared yourself for 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, one of the nation's most beautiful beaches! We'll venture out and return on Saturday, September 8th, with free Bull Runner transportation available. We will meet outside of JPH to load up the bus at 10 a.m. and arrive back on campus at 3 p.m.


    To attend, please RSVP online or e-mail HLLC GA Christine Simone (cesimone@honors.usf.edu).


  • Cooking with Cayla

    Get things sizzling Cooking with Cayla!

    Session 1 will provide an opportunity to explore Italian cuisine and show off your skills to fellow residents. Please plan to bring your own knife, cutting board, and plastic mixing spoon. Get ready to learn how to cook with hands-on lessons, taste testing, and lots of fun with Mrs. Lanier.

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

    This is a Pod Wars event so please bring your USF ID cards!

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Student Submissions

  • The Debate Society at USF

    Do you like to argue? Do you want to improve your public speaking skills? Most of all, do you want to have a fun time doing it? If so, then join the Debate Society at USF! Give yourself the chance to compete at regional tournaments in a number of exciting debate events, all the while improving your critical thinking, speaking and writing ability. Meetings will be held on Thursdays from 5pm-6pm in MSC 3701, beginning August 30th. Please contact Ryan at rsk@mail.usf.edu with any questions.


    Link: httpswwwfacebookcomTheDebateSocietyAtUsf

  • FPTO Fall Semester Meetings

    Come join the exciting organization of FPTO. It is fun and very informative group of kids that helps students out who are interested in a career of physical therapy. Meetings include physical therapists who come talk about what it''s like and even past USF alumni who are currently in the program to give you a chance to know what it''s like. The meetings are every other Thursday at 7 at the Marshall Center in MSC 3704. Our first meeting will be this Thursday at 7 in MSC 3704. Hope to see you there.

  • USF Creative Writers Clubs First Meeting of the Year

    Do you enjoy writing? Are you looking for a forum where you can share your work? Would you like to take your writing to the next level? If so, join the Creative Writers'' Club for coffee, pastries, and the written word at our first meeting on September 6th, 2012 in the Honors Lounge at 6 PM! Questions? Contact us at usfcreativewriters1@gmail.com

    Link: USF Creative Writers Blog

  • Ready for Spanish Fun

    Are you taking a spanish class this semester? Do you enjoy learning new languages in a fun and inviting environment? Then Club de Espanol (Spanish Club) is the club for you. Come to our meetings in MSC 2702 every Tuesday at 6pm. We''ll be watching monthly movies, playing spanish games, and hosting fun events.


    Link: Club de Espanol Facebook

  • Tutors Needed

    The Jenkins Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for EGN 3311 and MAC 2282.

    Interested applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course and USF, and received an A in the course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided.

    Contact information: Katie Negron (Jenkins GA)
    Link: 
    Tutor Application


  • Tutor Needed

    The Jenkins Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for PHY 2054.

    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.

    Contact information: Katie Negron (Jenkins GA) negronc@usf.edu


    Link: Tutor Application

  • Tutor Needed Spanish Conversation I SPN 2240

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Spanish Conversation I (SPN 2240). 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. Contact information: Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu

    Link: Tutor Application

  • Join the Debate Society at USF

    Do you like to argue? Do you want to improve your public speaking skills? Most of all, do you want to have a fun time doing it? If so, then join the Debate Society at USF! Give yourself the chance to compete at regional tournaments in a number of exciting debate events, all the while improving your critical thinking, speaking and writing ability. Meetings will be held on Thursdays in MSC 3701, beginning August 30th. Please contact Ryan at rsk@mail.usf.edu with any questions.


  • Tutor Needed Spanish Conversation I SPN 2240

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Spanish Conversation I (SPN 2240). 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. Contact information: Laura Reiser, Holcombe GA laurareiser@honors.usf.edu

  • 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


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