UBMS Weekly Update
February 12, 2016
2015-2016 THEME: "HAVE THE COURAGE TO SUCCEED!"
This Week's "UB Special" Award!
This week's "UB Special" award recipient is MALINA VANG!
Malina's grades are amazing and her attendance at required UBMS is impressive too! She missed one event recently but was THE ONLY student to do the make-up assignment! Nice job! She is the oldest of seven siblings and is a great help to her family as well as a true asset to our program. She is consistently timely in her communication to UBMS staff and asks appropriate, clarifying questions. She often starts her emails to us with a "Hi, How are you?", which we just love. She has a great heart and we appreciate the positive attitude that she brings to our program. Please join us in congratulating Malina for being the recipient of this week's UB Special Award!
National TRIO Day 2016
Come early for snacks and refreshments. Dress nice or at least wear a UBMS shirt if you have one.
We're excited to have former congressman, Thomas Petri, as our guest speaker. We will also be hearing stories by past and former TRIO students demonstrating how TRIO has worked for them. We're welcoming back Aracely Torres, 2014 UBMS alum!
Parents are also invited. If you haven't yet, please let Tracy know if you will be coming or not.
CELEBRATE commUNITY - Saturday, February 20th
Please mark your calendars for next Saturday, February 20th and come celebrate the 9th annual CELEBRATE commUNITY event.
Tracy continues to look for volunteers, but more importantly, hopes everyone can come out and enjoy the day!
Please see poster below.
New BUS204 Course offered at Marian for area High School Students!
Students who are interested in business careers, will not want to miss this opportunity!
Marian University has a business course offered to high school students. There will be no cost to student or family. Dates and topics are:
March 21: Course Overview, General Education & Human Resources
March 28: No class - spring breaks
April 4: Marketing, Advertising, and Consumer Behavior
April 11: Management, Operations and LeadershipApril 18: Accounting and Finance
April 25: Information Technology
May 2: Sport & Recreation Management
May 9: Health Care Administration, Student Experience and Debrief
Please talk to Chris if you are interested in more information.
Browser Open - Sunday, March 13
This year's Browser Open is Sunday, March 13th. We will be resurrecting last year's rocket project for our hole in one competition.
There will be a planning meeting on Monday, February 22nd from 4-5 p.m. with pizza!
Please email Tracy if you're interested in participating in the planning AND the event.
ACT Prep Course - Register NOW!
UBMS covers the cost of this $130 course for our students who wish to have some practice with the ACT or those who wish to better their previous score(s).
Please let Tracy know ASAP if you'd like to be considered for the next session.
We know finding scholarships can be overwhelming and requires some dedicated time to sort through and complete, but it's FREE MONEY! Please dedicate some time each week to viewing your College Green Light accounts and/or visiting scholarship sites provided by your school and on our UBMS website!
THIS WEEK'S FEATURED SCHOLARSHIP IS:
"LOVE LETTERS" - Simply show an adult you care and you could win $5,000!
Programming - Required and Non-Required...
- 2/20: College Goal Wisconsin (FAFSA submission) at Marian. Required for Seniors only, unless they can prove that their FAFSA has already been submitted.
- 2/20: CELEBRATE CommUNITY, FDL County Fairgrounds, 10:30 - 4:30. NOT required, but Tracy is looking for volunteers. Please use this link to sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/Hxf7WawMNq
- 3/4: College Tour to UW Madison.
- 3/13: Browser Open at FDL Public Library. NOT required, but Tracy is looking for volunteers. Watch for separate email.
- "Employ-ability Panel" - Date to be determined. Will be an evening program at Marian, required for all grades.
Upcoming Opportunities at Marian University in April
Saturday, April 2 - Student Leadership Conference. UBMS students have LOVED this conference in the past! This year's keynote speaker is Jess 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:
Morning Session at 11:00.
Lunch at 12:00
Afternoon Session at 1:00 session.
Closing at 2:15
Students interested in attending should notify UBMS Staff. We will register you and pay your conference costs. Registration will begin in early February.
Wednesday, April 5 - Academic Symposium (day event) - we'll do our best to get you out of school to attend!
Please mark your calendars and watch for more details on both of these events. These are not required, but you won't want to miss them!
FDL Works Education Decoder
FDL Works is an excellent website that you will ALL want to become familiar with - you can even post and FIND JOBS HERE.
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