UBMS Weekly Update

March 18, 2016

2015-2016 THEME: "HAVE THE COURAGE TO SUCCEED!"

This Week's "UB Special" Award!

"UB Special" awards are given to one student each week. Staff select a special student who has demonstrated good qualities of leadership, courage, perseverance, ambition, friendship, or achievement.

This week's "UB Special" Award goes to ROXIE MULHOLLAND.


Roxie is highly-motivated, active Senior who has applied to several colleges, has already been accepted to two, and eagerly awaiting notification in April from her top pick! Everybody keep your fingers crossed! She has completed her FAFSA and preparing for solo ensemble the end of April. Roxie looks for opportunities and applies herself eagerly. Most recently she won her prom dress and a photography package after entering a "Pretty for Prom" contest. She is ending her Senior year on lots of high notes, which is so deserving because of her positive outlook on things. She is truly a blessing to others! Please help us in congratulating Roxie as recipient of this week's "UB Special" Award.

Birthday this Week!

We wish a very happy 17th birthday to ABBY SCHUETT!

Abby, we hope your birthday is out of this world (a little astrophysics talk)! ENJOY!

IMPORTANT TUTORING NOTES

Due to spring breaks, there will be NO tutoring on the following days:
MARCH 24 and MARCH 31

Please schedule some extra time with your teachers if you need help those two weeks.

Marian University STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE - April 2nd

Final days of registration!!! Must register before Thursday, March 24th - follow this link:

https://my.marianuniversity.edu/academics/slc


UBMS students have LOVED this conference in the past! This year's keynote speaker is Jess Ekstrom - http://www.campuspeak.com/speaker/ekstrom/


Jess' keynote will be “Leadership: Millennial Style!” and breakout session “Headbands of Hope: How One College Student Refused to Wait to Make a Difference”.


The format will be the same as last year:

Registration 9-9:20.

Keynote 9:30.

Morning Session at 11:00.

Lunch at 12:00

Afternoon Session at 1:00 session.

Closing at 2:15


There is no cost to our students for this conference and includes lunch.

"Me First" $cholarship$

Rumor has it the applicant pool is particularly low for this scholarship and those who apply have a pretty good chance at getting some money! DO IT TODAY!

http://www.valuecolleges.com/scholarships/first-generation-scholarship/

ACT Prep Opportunities

Students interested in ACT prep have two local opportunities that will either prepare them for their first test or help them improve on a re-test. Please let staff know if you are interested in either:

UW FDL - May 7 - May 21:
https://ce.uwc.edu/fond-du-lac/catalog/act-strategies-prep-course

UW Oshkosh - April 16 - May 21
http://www.uwosh.edu/llce/conted/youth/act-test-prep

See How TRIO is Working in Wisconsin!!

http://www.waeopp.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/2016_WAEOPP_Factbook.59193538.pdf

We are proud to have our own 2015 UBMS grad, Elaina Neas, featured on page 17!

We give thanks to our leader - Garry Moise - for attending the Policy Seminar in Washington D.C. with other TRIO reps from across the nation next week to encourage our legislatures to support TRIO! #TRIOworks

2nd Annual Men of Excellence Conference - June 2-4, 2016 - Northern Illinois University

UBMS young men - here is an opportunity just for you! If interested in applying, you're encouraged to do so before the Priority Deadline of March 15th! Talk to Chris if you'd like more information or have questions on the application process.

http://eoa.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=254413&module_id=177608

This conference, inspired by President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Initiative, is targeted to young men from pre-college and collegiate programs. Attendees will work with TRIO/Higher Education professionals on personal and college planning along with life skill development.

Marian UBMS will cover the cost of this conference, meals, materials and lodging. Chris will be chaperoning.

SUMMER DATES!

Please be sure to mark your calendars for our summer session, which will be held June 20 - July 29.

There will be a MANDATORY meeting for all summer participants on Thursday, June 16th.

More exciting details to come...

FREE TAX SERVICES at MARIAN!


The Marian University School of Business will be preparing taxes for free again this tax season.


Dates: March 22 and March 29.

Contact: Laurie Schuppe 920-923-8139​


This service is free to all Faculty, Staff and Students as well as the Marian Community.

Programming - Required and Non-Required...

Please mark calendars for these events and opportunities:
April
  • 4/5: Academic Symposium at Marian University Stayer Center, 6:30 p.m. Students and families are highly encouraged to hear the powerful message from guest speaker Marcus Gentry and return the next day for amazing workshops.
  • 4/6: Academic Symposium day long workshops, Stayer Center.
  • 4/26: Money Smart Week program - "Savings Matters" Schedule: 4:00 - 5:00 Juniors and Seniors only; 5:00 - 5:30 Social with food and refreshments; 5:30 - 6:30 Sophomore and Freshmen only. Required for all students.


May

  • 5/6: College Tour of the University of Chicago. Let Tracy know if you are interested, if you haven't already.
  • 5/25: Career Panel in Stayer Dining Room, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Required for all students.

FDL Works Education Decoder

Important Information for all parents and students!
FDL Works is an excellent website that you will ALL want to become familiar with - you can even post and FIND JOBS HERE.

http://www.fdlworks.com/educators/resources/education-decoder

Past Weekly Updates

Please, no more excuses for not being able to find your Weekly Updates! Remember that anyone can access past Weekly Updates by visiting our website:
http://www.marianuniversity.edu/Academic-Programs/Upward-Bound/Weekly-Updates/