UBMS Weekly Update

February 12, 2016


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 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

UBMS students are required to attend our TRIO Day evening program scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 2016 @ 6 PM at the Stayer Center.

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.

Birthdays this Week!

We Wish a VERY Happy Birthday to:
  • MAI KOU XIONG - celebrating her 15th birthday TODAY Friday, Feb 12th.
  • HLEE XIONG - celebrating her 16th birthday on Wednesday, Feb 17th.

Please join us in wishing these beautiful young ladies a happy birthday!

CELEBRATE commUNITY - Saturday, February 20th

UBMS Families!
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 Leadership

April 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.


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

Dates: February 23, 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.

Browser Open - Sunday, March 13

Help support the FDL Public Library and have a blast playing mini golf inside of it!!

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.

February Lunch Visits

UBMS Staff will be available during the lunch hours on the following days:
  • Fondy High - Monday, February 15
  • Horace Mann - Tuesday, February 16

Stipend Checks will be available. Stop by and say "HI!"

ACT Prep Course - Register NOW!

UW FDL is offering a 3-Saturday ACT prep course with a session that runs March 5th through the 19th. However registration is low and it is possible they could cancel.

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.


Would you like to make $500 an hour - or more?!

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!

"LOVE LETTERS" - Simply show an adult you care and you could win $5,000!

Girls in STEM Conference - Wichita, KS

GIRLS, please refer to your "Girls Only" email from last Friday.
Remember the deadline to let us know of your interest in this awesome opportunity is Feb 19th.

Programming - Required and Non-Required...

Please mark calendars for these events and opportunities:

  • 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

There are two events in April that we are encouraging ALL of our students to consider attending here at Marian. These are NOT required, but involvement is strongly encouraged if possible.

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:

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

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!
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