Know-a-BULL News
Week of 11/20/2012 - Issue # 241

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
 11/27/2012 Honors Orchestra Concert
 11/27/2012 Microbes and U
 11/28/2012 Gilman Scholarship Workshop
 11/29/2012 Udall and Hollings Scholarship Workshop
 11/30/2012 Gilman Scholarship Workshop
 11/30/2012 Boren Scholarship Workshop
 11/30/2012 Fulbright UK Summer Institute Program Workshop
 12/3/2012 Relaxation Evening
 12/7/2012 Fall: Last day of Classes
 12/7/2012 Thesis Presentation Day
* "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.

  • NSF and NASA Funded Programs for Students

    For undergraduates, please visit and check out the paid Summer 2013 Undergrad Research Placements.  There are over 800 programs.

    Link: More information here

  • You really do want to go to China

    To students interested in Dr. Bishop's Geo-Perspectives course on China (IDH 4200) being offered in Spring, I'd like to inform you that interested students should utilize education abroad to sign up for my upcoming trip now (see link below). The final program cost is going to be about $4200, including airfare!!  You will receive $500 from Honors, $250 if you take the course, and possibly more if you live in the LLC and if you are a Pell Grant recipient.  Students who took Dr. Bishop's China course previously, may sign up for the trip without resitting the course.  This is a very inexpensive way to see China. Dates are May 7-23.

    Link: Application link

  • Microbes and U

    Join your fellow Honors students as they present information about the beneficial and harmful microbes we encounter every day. There will be free frozen yogurt and cookies, games, and a digital short created by the students. Meet representatives from Student Health Services, Wellness Education, and the Counseling Center as they offer hints on health and wellness in college.

    They will inform you about free services offered on campus - such as flu immunizations- and the benefits of good (immune-related) habits for a healthy mental and physical well-being.

    The event is on Tuesday, November 27th  from 10:00AM-12:00PM in the covered area outside of the USF Bookstore near the Breezeway. Learn, have fun, and meet new people!

  • Study Abroad in London and Paris with Dr Merrick

    See the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace!  Watch the sun set over Paris from atop the Eiffel Tower!  Absorb the culture of these magnificent cities.

    December 1st: Deadline for 10-day London/Paris Study Abroad; WARNING! This program normally fills before the deadline so do not delay!

    Travel Dates: May 2-12, 2013 (You will return in time for Summer A/C)

    Academic Credit: 3 hours in political science, sociology, or criminology (credit in other departments by request)

    Course: the pre-departure course mets 5 times during spring semester, the remaining academic activities are conducted online

    More Information:

    Make the World Your Classroom!

    Link: Apply here

  • 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

  • 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

  • Students interested in Environmental Science Attend this upcoming workshop

    An informational workshop will be held regarding the Udall and Hollings scholarships on Thursday, November 29 at 10am in ALN 263E. Shaza Hussein, USF's first Udall Scholar and a Hollings scholarship recipient will be speaking to students about the scholarships. Sign up here:

    Questions or interested in applying? Contact Dr. Linda Lucas at

    Link: Udall and Hollings Workshop

  • 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:

  • 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.


  • 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

  • School Supplies Drive

    You can help in-need children at Alexander Elementary School and contribute to their success in the classrooms by donating essential supplies. HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE Donate any of the following items: • Notebooks • Paper • Pencils/Pens • Crayons • Markers • Color Pencils Donation Centers: Chemistry Center: CHM 205 Honors College: ALN 241 Contact Information: Daili Diaz, President, Chemistry Society at

  • Employment Opportunity Train Gluclose Meter to Nurses at Hospitals in Tampa

    Abbott Diabetes Care is looking for candidates to train their in-patient gluclose meter to nurses at hospitals in the Tampa area. Candidates need to feel comfortable in front of 15-20 people per class, train about 7-8 classes per day for the week with multiple weeks in January 2013. This could also lead to more travel to other parts of the country for the right situations and if the candidate is available.

    Interested students -please send a resume and cover letter to Ms. Schumacher Chambers at

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