Know-a-BULL News
Week of 11/27/2012 - Issue # 242



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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 11/28/2012 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
 12/14/2012 Fall Honors College Commencement Ceremony
 1/14/2013 Cooking with Cayla - Session 4
* "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.


  • MCAT Registration for 2013 is Now Open

    Registration is already underway for MCAT test dates up through the end of May, 2013 (registration dates for tests in June and beyond are to be determined). More information may be found through the following link. 


    Link: AAMC

  • 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, asturrock@honors.usf.edu.  Please include UID#. Deadline is this Friday, November 30, 2012.


  • NSF and NASA Funded Programs for Students

    For undergraduates, please visit http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.asp 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

  • 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.


  • 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 lschumac@honors.usf.edu if you are interested in going. Honors scholarships will be available for the trip.


    Link: http://lschumac@honors.usf.edu

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Upcoming Gilman Scholarship Workshops

    Do you receive a Pell Grant and will be studying abroad this summer or fall? Attend a Gilman scholarship workshop on November 28 or 30. You can sign up by going to http://ons.usf.edu and clicking on Upcoming Events on the right hand side of the page.

    Questions or interested in applying? Email Ms. Lauren Townsend at lhtownse@honors.usf.edu.


    Link: ONS Website

  • 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:http://ons.usf.edu/calendarlist.asp#203


    Questions or interested in applying? Contact Dr. Linda Lucas at lucasl@honors.usf.edu


    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: http://ons.usf.edu/calendarlist.asp#184

    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 lschumac@honors.usf.edu


  • 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: http://ons.usf.edu/calendarlist.asp#183

    The intent to apply deadline is December 3, 2012. Email Ms. Schumacher Chambers at lschumac@honors.usf.edu for more information.

    Learn more about the Boren scholarship here: http://borenawards.org/boren_scholarship


  • November is International Education Month

    Check out the list of events here: http://global.usf.edu/iew.php


    Link: http://global.usf.edu/iew.php

  • 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 http://www.rangelprogram.org/. 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 psbisho2@honors.usf.edu to apply.


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

  • 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

  • Join the Association of Fundraising Professionals

    Are you interested in potentially working in the non-profit industry? Would you like to obtain internships, be mentored, and/or network with hundreds of professionals in the non-profit industry? Then the Association of Fundraising Professionals is the organization for you. Our last meeting of the semester will be Wednesday, December 5th at 5:30 pm in the Alumni Center Ambassador room. You can find us on Facebook: USF AFP. For more information, contact the President, Robinson Francois at rfrancois@mail.usf.edu.


    Link: AFP Suncoast Collegiate Chapter

  • 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 dailidiaz@mail.usf.edu


  • 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 lschumac@honors.usf.edu.



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