Know-a-BULL News
Week of 11/01/2011 - Issue # 187

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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 11/2/2011 Israeli Consulate Officer
 11/4/2011 HCSC 80's Dance!
 11/9/2011 "Red Ball"
 11/15/2011 Rainforest Cafe Roundtable
 11/18/2011 Art Reception for Faces of Hope
 11/30/2011 Panama Poster Open House
 12/8/2011 Honors Fall Commencement Ceremony
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Please let me know if you will enter our one-act playwriting competition.

    Mark this date down - Wednesday, November 16 at 7 PM in the brand new Music Building concert hall your Honors Jazz Band, Singers and Orchestra will perform in its fall concert.  You should attend this Freshpeople 5 event to support your Honors Colleagues.

    Please make sure you have an up to date e-Portfolio so you can get your Honors study abroad scholarship and so you can apply for Honors College competitive scholarships.  Go to the website, clikck on e-Portfolios and follow the directions or click below:

    Link: click here

  • Free Honors College MCAT Prep Course Spring 2012

    The Honors College is now accepting applications for a *FREE* MCAT preparatory course to be offered during spring 2012.   The 15-week non-credit course, facilitated by third and fourth year USF College of Medicine students, includes test strategy as well as content preparation. All materials will be provided at no cost to students due to a generous donation from the Chowdhari family.

    This course will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-9:00pm (location TBD). Interested students must demonstrate financial need, motivation for medical school and sufficient academic preparation for MCAT.  To apply, submit a detailed personal statement (recommended length at least one page) describing financial need and future goals to Ms. Amy Sturrock,  Please include UID#. Deadline is Friday, December 2, 2011.

  • Rainforest Cafe Roundtable

    The Honors College is looking for Honors students who live on campus to participate in a roundtable discussion. We are looking to gain your input and ideas about programs, academic resources, marketing, and other initiatives. If you live on campus, are an Honors student, and have something to say, please join us for this event on Tuesday, November 19th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in JPH 1317. RSVP by November 11th to with your name and on-campus address. Refreshments will be provided!

  • Undergraduate Health Symposium

    The Undergraduate Health Symposium is a showcase of many of USF's Pre-Health Student Organizations and Campus Pre-Health Resources.  The event will be held Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 from 11:00am to 3:00pm in MSC 2011 A, B, and C.

  • Registration

    Registration for Spring semester will begin Monday, October 31, 2011.  If you are a first year student you must make an appointment and see your advisor prior to registration.  You will not be able to register without doing this.  If you are a continuing student and need advising, you should make your appointment as soon as possible.  Advising schedules will fill quickly.  You can come by to schedule, ADM 241, call 813-974-3087 or use eScheduler - link seen here.


  • Graduation Fall 2011

    If you are applying to graduate Fall 2011, please go the the following link and complete the Declare your Graduation with the USF Honors College.  We will open the other forms after the graduation application deadline has passed.


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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Internal Deadlines for Hollings Udall and Goldwater Scholarships

    The Office of National Scholarships has some internal deadlines coming up soon for students interested in science and evironmental policy!

    Goldwater: November 16, 2011

    Hollings: November 28, 2011

    Udall: January 20, 2012

    Please visit and click "Search" for more information regarding these scholarships. If you are interested in applying, please email Dr. Linda Lucas at



  • NIH OxfordCambridge Scholars Program and MDPhD Partnership Training Program

    The National Institutes of Health collaboration with Oxford and Cambridge application is open. The USF internal deadline is December 1, 2011.

    We will be searching for highly self-directed students with significant research experience who are ready to focus on a particular dimension of biomedical research in their chosen fields of study.

    Students admitted to the program choose a research project from a pre-existing list of collaborations (see our web site for the list) or are free to design their own project, often bridging different disciplines. 

    For more information, please visit If you are interested in applying, please contact the Office of National Scholarships at  


  • Intelligence Analysis Summer Intern Program

    Exciting opportunity for a paid, 12-week internship for eligible, rising seniors.  We are currently taking applications for the 2012 Intelligence Analysis Summer Intern Program. 
    The application process began on September 1st and the deadline for applying is November 15th. 
    Prospective applicants must apply on-line to be considered for a position in the program.  Interested applicants should apply at the following website:


  • CongressBundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

    The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a yearlong fellowship to study and intern in Germany, is currently accepting applications from students. CBYX is open to applicants in all career fields without any prior German language knowledge, and is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

    The deadline to apply is December 1, 2011.

    More information can be found 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

  • Department of Energy Internship Opportunity

    The Department of Energy Scholars Program application is due November, 15th. The DOE Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE's mission and operations. As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program, you will have a competitive edge for familiarizing yourself with DOE functions while showcasing your education, talent, and skills. Students will take place in a ten week paid internship at one of the many DOE sites around the country. Please visit: for more information. Please email Stephanie Martell, your DOE Student Ambassador with questions. You can also email her to be notified of future DOE opportunities. Email:

    Link: DOE Scholars Program Site

  • Unique Opportunity Archaeology of Pirates

    Join USF for the adventure of a lifetime "on the high seas,'' investigating the pirate and buccaneer history of Roatan Island in the western Caribbean. Recent archaeological excavations on Roatan have unearthed an 18th century village of English settlers, who had to battle pirates and other tropical pests for their survival. The new USF Education Abroad program, which runs from late May to early July of 2012, will take students to the scene of the action as they explore the events surrounding the establishment and eventual destruction of the village. The program takes the form of an archaeological expedition and field school, where students will learn how to excavate the past, study artifacts, and contribute to the budding heritage tourism industry of ‘pirates of the Caribbean.'' Undergraduates and graduate students welcome. No experience necessary. For details, visit our website ( or contact Dr. Christian Wells,

    Link: httpuwebcasusfeduecwellsroatan

  • Course Developers Needed

    A local handheld application development company is looking for course developers for its educational iPad and Android applications. You Can Learn needs material for all subjects and audiences. Course developers will research and write lessons to be formatted and placed in these applications, and will be paid on an hourly basis. For more information, contact Theresa Woods at

  • Eat a delicious meal and help raise money for PreVeterinary Society

    Pre-Vet Society is having a fundraiser Friday, November 4, at the Panda Express on Fowler (near University Mall) from 5pm to 9pm! 20% of your purchases will be donated to our society. IMPORTANT: In order for us to receive your donation, you MUST have the flyer with you at the time of purchase! You can either print it out (by following the link) or stop by Pre-Vet table at Bull Market on Wednesdays to pick one up. Don't forget to invite all of your friends and family, too! Please come enjoy some delicious Chinese food and help Pre-Vet society at the same time!! We hope to see you there! The Panda Express is located at 2120 E. Fowler Ave Tampa, FL 33612

    Link: Click for flyer

  • iOS Development Overview

    Future App Developers! We are pleased to bring you a demonstration on the possibilities of developing applications for the iOS environment. Please join your USF Apple Campus Rep, along with Apple's Higher Education iOS Engineer for this exciting event. The FREE overview will be held on Monday November 14th at 5:30pm in MSC 4200, The Chamber. For more info, contact Michael Trimm, Apple Campus Rep, at

    Link: Seating is Limited RSVP Here

  • 76th Annual of the Florida Academy of Sciences University of South Florida

    The 76th Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences will be held at the University of South Florida, from March 16-17, 2012. Abstracts on any aspect of science or engineering, including science eduation, are being accepted for presentation opportunities. The FAS meetings are a great opportunity for both graduate and undergraduate students to present their research and to network with professionals from around Florida. The deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, Decemeber 16th. Early submissions are strongly encouraged. For further information and procedures, please visit the academy's web page located at or contact the FAS Program Chair, Dr. Jeremy Montague (Barry University) at 305-899-3218, fax 305-899-3225, email: .

    Link: httpwwwfloridaacademyofsciencesorg

  • The United Nations Millenium Development Goals Impact on your World

    In September 2000, the then 189 member states of the United Nations (UN) met at UN Headquarters in New York City for the Millennium Summit. What came out of this three day meeting is what we now know as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). A decade in the making, the 2001 Millennium Declaration officially established the eight goals to combat the rife global injustices. As the year 2000 approached, the United Nations saw a symbolic opportunity for its members to work together to make goals that would lead to worldwide changes needed in order to achieve equality and global sustainability for years to come. Each of the eight Millennium Development Goals targets a specific quandary that faces the world's poorest populations and least developed countries. Join us at the Marshall Student Center on November 17th, from 1 - 4pm as Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, a panel of local professors and businesspeople speak about the MDGs and how we can become global citizens in the 21st Century. Free food and raffle prizes for those who attend!!

    Link: Welcome to the United Nations

  • USF Counseling Center in October

    Featured Workshops:
    Relaxation and Stress Reduction Techniques Mondays 1:00 -- 2:00 and Thursdays 12:00 --1:00, Every week until December 15th

    Coping Skills for College Stress Tuesdays: 11:00 --12:00 on 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, and 10/25

    Theme and Support Groups:
    Ready to Exhale: A Support and Resource Group for Black Women
    Wednesdays, October 19 -- December 7th, 2:00 -- 3:30pm

    Voces (Voices): A Latina Resource and Support Group
    Mondays, 3:00 -- 4:30pm, October 3rd -- November 14th.

    Recovery Road
    Meets Mondays, 3:00 -- 4:30pm

    Contact Lani Steffens, M.A. Mental Health Promotion Specialist at 813-974-0188 or for more information.

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