Know-a-BULL News
Week of 11/13/2012 - Issue # 240

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
 11/15/2012 The Medical School Application Process with Dr. Marshall
 11/16/2012 Personal Statement Writing Workshop
 11/27/2012 Honors Orchestra Concert
 12/7/2012 Fall: Last day of Classes
 12/14/2012 Fall Honors College Commencement Ceremony
 1/14/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 4
 2/5/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 5 Part 1
 2/6/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 5 Part 2
 3/7/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 6
 4/1/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 7
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Your Honors College jazz ensemble, orchestra and vocal ensemble will perform in the School of Music concert hall at 7pm on Tuesday, November 27. I hope that you come out in force to support your friends and colleagues. Freshpeople 5 credit will be given.

  • Honors Student Needed to Intern for Writing Project

    A creative, intelligent intern is needed to help an author finish her book.  The topic is DIY home projects/construction/remodeling, but knowledge of the subject material is NOT needed.  The author would like to meet with the intern once a week (in person or via Skype) to discuss chapter subjects, record answers and questions and then have the intern transcribe the discussion to inclusion in the book.  The author hopes to have the book near completion by the end of the year or soon after, so she needs someone who can "hit the ground running" and help her get the script finished.

    This is a paid position, so please contact RJ Martin at 813-300-2446 for a phone interview asap.

  • Honors Music schedule for spring semester

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

    Orchestra - MUS 140 on Thursdays at 5PM

    Singers - MUS 211 on Wednesdays at 6:20PM

    This is for the students in the IDH 3100 Orchestra course (limited in SP13 to those who took this course is F12), and also for any Honors students who would like to be part of this by taking IDH 4930-002.

  • Fantastic Spring Semester Internship

    Here is a bit of a summary for the type of student that might be a good fit and have interest in our open internship for Spring 2013.  10-20 hours per week.

    Our office is looking for proactive intern candidates interested in a rewarding 3-6 month internship assisting U.S. companies and small businesses export overseas.  Students must be enrolled in school at the time of the internship and a U.S. citizen.  Interviews are in progress.  There may also be opportunities for Summer 2013 and Fall 2013.

    Internship can projects building practical knowledge and skills that may include: updating our office's website, doing market research for U.S. businesses, meet with U.S. companies, attend local trade community events, learn the steps to exporting, attend trade shows in Orlando and Tampa, and learn more about the federal government's efforts to promote and increase exports, promotion and logistical organization of local seminars.

    Interns can expect to learn about the U.S. Government and specifically the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service role, both domestically and abroad, in promoting exports, resources available to mainly Small and Medium Sized companies, and exactly how businesses are assisted throughout a network of partners in Florida spanning the Federal, State, County, and City levels. 

    Interns will leave understanding the basics of what a company is required to know and have in place when it comes to exporting internationally and how this differs from domestic sales.  They also may have the opportunity to get more in depth knowledge of some of the industry sectors with which we work the most in the Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida territory.  They will also have a better idea of opportunities for careers in the Federal Government and State governments specifically in the areas of international trade and commercial diplomacy.

    1. Facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services

    2. Collecting and analyzing export statistics and market research information

    3. Preparing export action reports

    4. Promoting local seminars and international trade shows/missions and putting on local events run by the U.S. Department of Commerce and partners.

    5. Assisting with marketing efforts and preparing promotional/briefing materials

    6. Opportunity to visit and interact with clients that consist mainly of small and medium sized businesses. 

    Rachel Kreissl

    Commercial Officer

    Tampa Bay Export Assistance Center

    13805 58th Street North, Suite 1-200

    Clearwater, FL  33760

    Phone: (727) 464-4166  Mobile: (727) 215-2141

    Fax: (727) 893-3839

  • New International Honors Trip to London

    Due to high demand, the Honors College is offering an additional trip to London May 6-20 (no course, just travel). The focus will be on British Culture (music, health, history, etc) and will be led by Dr. Lucas and Ms. Schumacher Chambers of the Office of National Scholarships.

    More details (including cost) will be available soon. Please email Ms. Schumacher Chambers at if you are interested in going. Honors scholarships will be available for the trip.


  • Tutor Needed for EGN 3615

    The Holcombe Scholars Program is looking for a tutor for Engineering Economics with Social and Global Implications (EGN 3615). 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


    Link: Tutor Application

  • Get Involved in Research and Earn Credit

    In the spring semster there will be a 1 credit course designed to improve the skills necessary to succeed in undergraduate research as well as in graduate school or a professional research environment.

    The course is intended for undergraduate students currently involved in research, as their research will be incorporated into the course.  In short, the course would cover scientific writing, literature searches, experimental design, data analysis, data organization and presentation, and the peer review/publication process.  The course will be offered in the spring and will result in an abstract submission to the undergraduate research symposium.

    The class is currently available for registration on Oasis.

    Link: BSC 4933 Flyer

  • College of Public Health Information Session

    On Tuesday, November 13, from 5-6:30pm (JPH 1319), faculty members and students from the College of Public Health will be speaking to students about the general field of public health and exciting research opportunities. To RSVP, please visit the Honors Events page.

  • The Medical School Application Process

    On Thursday, November 15, from 5:30-6:45pm (JPH 1317), Dr. William Marshall, faculty member from the USF Morsani College of Medicine, will be speaking with students about the medical school application process. For more info and to RSVP, visit the Honors College Events page.

  • FREE Honors College MCAT Prep Course

    The Honors College is now accepting applications for a *FREE* MCAT preparatory course to be offered during spring 2013.  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. Each week a different subject (biology, physics, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and verbal) will be covered.  All materials including study books and full length practice exams 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 to be determined). Attendance is required for every session. Interested students must demonstrate financial need, motivation for medical school and sufficient academic prerequisites for MCAT.  Financial need is strongly considered when applicants are selected. 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, November 30, 2012.

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Fulbright UK Summer Institute Workshop and Intent to Apply Deadline

    Freshman and Sophomores interested in the going to the UK for the summer? Attend an informational workshop about the Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program. The workshop will be held on November 30 at 12:30pm in ALN 252. Sign up here:

    The Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program is looking for freshman and sophomores who have little travel abroad experience and a lot of ambassadorial spirit! The intent to apply deadline is January 7, 2013 (the first day of fall classes).

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

  • Boren Scholarship Workshop and Intent to Apply Deadline

    The Boren Scholarship is for students studying a critical language abroad (for at least a semester) and have an interest in national security and working for the government. An informational workshop will be held regarding the scholarship and applicant process on November 30 at 10am in ALN 252. Sign up here:

    The intent to apply deadline is December 3, 2012. Email Ms. Schumacher Chambers at for more information.

    Learn more about the Boren scholarship here:

  • PickeringRangel Workshops for Students Interested in Careers in the Foreign Service

    Interested in a career in the Foreign Service? Attend a workshop for the Rangel and Pickering scholarships! Two workshops will be held the week of November 12, one on November 14 at 12:30pm in ALN 253 and one November 16 at 10am in ALN 252. Sign up for a workshop here:

    Questions? Email Ms. Schumacher Chambers at

  • Carnegie Endowment Research in Washington DC

    Graduating seniors- this is a gap year opportunity to do research in Washington DC.

    Here are the specialties Carnegie Endowment is looking for this year: Democracy, Nuclear Policy, Energy and Climate, International Economics, Middle East Studies, South Asian Studies, Asia Studies and Russian Eurasian Studies.

    If you have interest, contact Dr. Linda Lucas at in the Office of National Scholarships immediately. The USF deadline for application is Nov 26, 2012.


  • Attention students who attended an IB school before USF

    Dr. Linda Lucas, Director of the Office of National Scholarships is looking to interview students at USF who attended an IB high school. Please contact her at for an appointment.


  • Personal Statement Writing Workshop November 16

    Planning to apply for a national scholarship this spring? Attend the Personal Statement Writing Workshop on Friday, November 16!

    The workshop will be presented by Ms. Gloria Munoz, a Writing Center Consultant and will be held at 9am in ALN 252. Sign up here:


  • November is International Education Month

    Check out the list of events here:


  • Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship USF Deadline January 7

    Rangel International Affaris Program is now accepting applications for the 2013 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship! The USF deadline to apply is January 7, 2013.

    The Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers of international service. For those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State, The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities.

    Information and application materials can be found at The application deadline is January 18, 2013. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.

    Please contact Dr. Bishop at to apply.

  • Want to learn Swahili Wolof or Zulu Boren Scholarship African Languages Initiatives Deadline Jan 7

    Boren African Languages Initiative - Two USF students are currently studying Swahili in Tanzania!

    For a full explanation of the African Languages Initiative, including information on the domestic and overseas programs, please go to

    and look under announcements on the left side of the page.
    In addition, Boren is holding a series of webinars this fall, including two specifically about the African Languages Initiative, on November 8 and December 19. The full list is here:

    If you plan to apply for a Boren Scholarship or Fellowship, please contact Ms. Schumacher Chambers 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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  • 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 consistently updated with new information. Log on and connect with the LLC today!

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Student Submissions

  • Med School Secrets

    Dr. Steven Specter, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the USF College of Medicine will be joining us on Wednesday November 14th in MSC 2707 to talk about getting into Medical School. Having served on the USF COM admissions committee for several years, he will provide invaluable insight into the process of med school admissions. We look forward to seeing all of our members present and ready to learn!


  • Timmy Global Health

    Please join Timmy Global Health for our next general body meeting on Tuesday November 6 at 5:30 in MSC2707. We will be learning more about our medical brigade to Tena, Ecuador and welcoming doctors from USF's Infectious Diseases department as our guest speakers.

    Link: Timmy Global Healths Facebook page

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