Know-a-BULL News
Week of 12/"06/2011 - Issue # 192

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
 12/7/2011 Gilman Study Abroad Workshop
 12/8/2011 Honors Fall Commencement Ceremony
 12/15/2011 HCSC Underground Shirts are IN!!
 1/9/2012 Spring 2012: First Day of Classes
 1/10/2012 Boren Scholarship USF Deadline
 1/16/2012 USF Closed: MLK Day
 1/16/2012 Gilman Scholarship USF Deadline
 1/20/2012 Udall Scholarship USF Deadline
 3/12/2012 Spring Break!
* "Freshpeople 5 Events"

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    If you are starting your thesis next fall (2012) and have no idea of a topic and/or potential mentor, I want to help.  We are going to develop a one credit pre-thesis course to prepare students for their thesis experience and we need a small group to work with us to develop the course.  We will need you for about 1 hour per week as well as for some time on Blackboard.  You will be registered for one credit of ‘Honors Research” and will receive a $100 scholarship for participating.  Those selected will not be ‘guinea pigs’; you will be a part of a design team and it is my hope that at semester’s end, we will have designed a great course and you will have an approved thesis prospectus.

    Contact me if you are interested.


    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, click on e-Portfolios and follow the directions or click below:

    Link: click here

  • Peer Leading for Chemistry CHM 4932 SP 2012

    Dear Honors Students:

    If you earned an A or B in General Chemistry courses (CHM 2045 or CHM 2046), have some time on Friday mornings, and would like to help other students in a unique leadership practice, then Peer Leading for Chemistry (CHM 4932) is an excellent upper-level course to consider for the upcoming Spring semester.

    CHM 4932 will give you the tools to guide students in General Chemistry I to help them succeed. The course will raise questions both about chemistry and the teaching of chemistry.  You will develop a deeper understanding of fundamental chemistry concepts and improve your oral and written communication skills.  This course is also an excellent opportunity to review for big exams, such as MCAT, PCAT, DAT, GRE, etc.

    Interested? Please contact Dr. Laura Anderson at for more details about the course and registration process.

  • Free Honors College MCAT Prep Course Spring 2012

    The Honors College is 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 (including practice books covering each subject 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 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 extended to Monday, December 12, 2011.

  • Hoecker Visoiu and Briggs Named Undergraduate Scholars

    Three graduating Seniors from the Honors College were named Undergraduate Scholars for their activities leading to supervised research, community service, and global impact.  Jacqueline Briggs (International Studies), Jay Hoecker (Environmental Science & Policy), and Ana-Maria Visoiu (Psychology).

    Mentored by Dr. Sondra Fogel, Briggs maked an event to raise awareness of hunger around the world her thesis is titled "Promoting and Sustaining Awareness of the United Nation''s Millenium Development Goals and the World Food Programme''s Fill the Cup Initiative on Campus."

    Hoecker''s research for his thesis, "A Survey of Seafood Consumption in a Coastal Jamaican Community," was conducted in Jamaica and was supervised by Dr. Connie Mizak.  His work analyzes fish consumption and mercury levels among species.

    Working with the Red Cross, Visoiu traveled to Romania for her thesis, "Across Borders: Red Cross Organization."  Under the direction of Dr. Kevin Archer, Visoiu compared policies and programs of the Red Cross aroudn the world.

    All three Scholars will be recognized at Fall Commencement on Friday, December 9th.


    Link: Click here for more on the Undergraduate Scholar Award

  • Costa Rica Beyond the Classroom

    Costa Rica: Beyond the Classroom has space for two more students.  Please see Mrs. Lanier before December 16 for class details and application information.

  • Dr. Merrick's Study Abroad Deadline is December 2nd


    For London/Paris (tentative dates May 4-13), go to:

    For Italy (Summer A and Summer B), go to:

    Make the world your classroom! Join the USF Education Abroad "short" program to London/Paris. Travel dates: May 4-May 13, 2012 (break between spring and summer semesters/departure date tentative). Credits: 3, Director: Dr. Merrick. Contact: OR 941 224 3805.  Scholarships through the Honors College.  Number of students: a total of 16 students will be accepted. As of Nov. 25, only 4 spaces remain.  Deadline: Dec 2 or until all spaces are filled. STUDY ABROAD WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

  • Permit Request forms for SP12 OPEN

    The online permit request forms are now open for Spring 2012. To find these forms, please go to the Honors website, scroll down to Honors College Forms: Online Forms, and then the form you require.There are 2 permit request forms and a link for IDH 4910 Undergraduate Research (contract):

    Permit Request form: for IDH 2010, 3100, 3350, 3400, 3600, 4000,4200 and 4930.

    Thesis Permit form:  A permit is needed for each semester of thesis, only one semester of thesis at a time may be permitted.

    Undergraduate Research Permit: This link is found under Print Forms. Click on the link (IDH 4910) and print the Contract (once the contract is turned in, you will be registered for IDH 4910) -- beginning in Spring 12, this course is for Honors Students ONLY.

    The following classes need a permit: IDH 2010, IDH 4000, IDH 4930, and ANY COURSE that you try to register for that gives you an error message. NOTE: Any Honors student who has not had IDH 2010 will usually need a permit for any Honors course -- be prepared and apply early!

    Note: In SP12, the IDH 2010 classes will be for the Fall 11 incoming freshmen ONLY.

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • Gilman Study Abroad Workshop Dec 7

    Students who are interested in applying for a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in summer or fall 2012, should attend this workshop held on Wednesday,December 7 at 10am in ADM 252. Sign up here:

    The Gilman Scholarship provides funding for US undergraduate students who are receiving a Federal Pell Grant to participate in study abroad programs. For eligibility information, visit:

    The internal deadline to apply for the scholarship is January 20, 2012. Please contact Mr. Sam Waldron at for more information regarding the scholarship.


  • Online Workshop for Students Interested in Foreign Service December 6

    Join the Office of National Scholarships on Tuesday, December 6th at 1pm for our first online workshop for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Undergraduate Summer Enrichment Program, the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, and the White House Internship.  Although the broadcast is at, you can attend the live workshop in ADM 252.

    Questions? Please email us at


  • Interested in a summer teaching internship Mississippi Teaching Corps Deadline Feb 5

    Mississippi Teaching Corps offers a summer internship for all college juniors, sophomores and freshman. The application deadline is February 5, 2012.

    Summer interns examine issues of race, education and poverty (and food). This is done through field trips, a speaker series and readings. Reflections are done as blog entries and discussions.

    For more information and to apply, please visit:


  • Want to learn about Global Health in London this summer

    Dr. Linda Whiteford will be leading a study abroad course in London this summer. The course "Global Health Through the Eyes of London", will be three weeks in London, with three credit hours and will fulfill a study abroad requirement. The estimated cost of the course will be approximately $3,900.

    Interested students should email Dr. Linda Whiteford at for more information and a copy of the syllabus.

  • Do you plan to apply for the Boren Scholarship Intent to Apply Deadline Dec 5

    Boren Scholarship Intent to Apply due to Ms. Schumacher by December 5. The Boren Scholarship gives students up to $20,000 to study abroad in underrepresented areas studying critical languages.

    Email Ms. Schumacher at with your: Full name, best phone number, year, country, language, major, GPA and career goal.

    Include in the email the names and email addresses of your two (possibly three) recommenders. Ms. Schumacher will contact your recommenders directly regarding their letters.

    Questions about your application? Email Ms. Schumacher at

  • Are you a STEM Major Interested in Energy? Deadline Dec 31

    The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) is a 10-week paid summer internship with opportunities in the US Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, for women and minority students who are currently enrolled in Science,Technology (IT), Engineering, and Math majors.

    Applicants must be a US citizen, undergraduate students completing their sophomore year in Spring 2012 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

    Application deadline is December 31, 2011. For more information and to apply, please visit:


  • Funded SUMMER Journalism Internship Program in Berlin

    Current undergraduate students, graduating seniors, recent graduates and Master's students may apply.

    Applicants must have at least "advanced intermediate" German skills, as the seminars and internships take place in the German language. The applicants who are finally selected for the program will be awarded a monthly stipend of 650 Euros for the duration of their stay in Germany.

    The application deadline is January 31, 2012.

    For more information, please visit


  • Australian Embassy Marketing Internship

    The Embassy of Australia is seeking a Marketing Intern for the winter 2012 semester. Interns are hired for a period of three to four months, work full-time and will receive a $1000 stipend. The winter internship will run from January to April start and end dates are flexible. The Marketing Intern will assist with event management, student enquiries, website development, online social media, marketing, database/administrative tasks and research.

    The application deadline is December 5, 2011.

    For more information and to apply, please visit:


  • Internal Deadlines for Hollings, Udall and Goldwater Scholarships

    The Office of National Scholarships "internal deadlines" are coming up soon for students interested in science and environmental policy!

    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


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

  • HCSC Underground Shirts are IN

    Did you pre-order an HCSC Underground t-shirt at the Honors Convocation or the HCSC Fall Picnic this year??

    Please stop by the HCSC Advisor, Huda's, office (ADM 262 A) or see Ms. Cutchens (ADM 241) to pick up your Underground shirt. 

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Honors LLC Street Team

    Do you want to lead? Do you want to make a difference? Join the LLC Street Team! What exactly is a Street Team member?!? You are one of the most essential components in the LLC. For more information, refer to the position description and application available on Blackboard or contact Alnicia Williams at

    Open to ALL current LLC residents!

    Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 7 by 5 pm. Applications can be submitted at the LLC office in JPH 1309 or emailed to

  • Finals Week

    On behalf of the Honors LLC, we would like to wish all our students best of luck on final exams and safe travels over the Winter break!

    See you next semester!

  • Final Review with Professors

    As the end of the semester is approaching, study sessions are available with professors for the following courses:

    Chemistry for Today, Bio-Cell Processes, Gen Physics !, Bio II- Biological Diversity, Principles of Biology, College Algebra, Basic Economics, Culture and Diversity, Physics I, Physics II, Intro to Statistics, Business Calculus, Principles of Macro Econ., Chemistry for Engineers, General Physics II, and Gen Genetics.

    For further information for a particular course, please contact Alnicia Williams at, JPH 1309 or call 974-3093. You may also contact your respective advisor.


  • RA MADE Resident Assitant Selection

    Being a Resident Assistant (RA) at USF offers a dynamic opportunity to interact with fellow students on a daily basis.  Resident Assistants will be a part of large scale educational programs, build relationships among residents, and develop skills interacting with professional staff.  If this is something that interests you, applications are available NOW!


  • Honors LLC Street Team

    Do you want to lead? Do you want to make a difference? Join the LLC Street Team! What exactly is a Street Team member? You're one of the most essential components in the LLC. For more information, refer to the position description and application available on Blackboard or contact Alnicia Williams at

  • RA MADE Resident Assistant Selection

    Being a Resident Assistant (RA) at USF offers a dynamic opportunity to interact with fellow students on a daily basis.  Resident Assistants will be part of large scale educational programs, building relationships among residents, and developing skills interacting with professional staff.  If this is something that interests you, applications are available now.


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Student Submissions

  • Research Assisstants Needed

    Research Assistants needed for the spring semester! Dr. Marc Karver's Alliance Lab is looking for dedicated students to assist with projects focused on depressed and at-risk populations. Research assistants must be meticulous, detail-oriented, hardworking, and dependable with good communication and problem-solving skills. Applicants should have a 3.5 GPA or above and be able to make a 2 semester commitment. Students who are planning to go to graduate or medical school are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email the Alliance Lab Team at for more information.

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