UBMS Weekly Update

February 5, 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 VICHAI XIONG!

Vichai is not only reliable to get himself to tutoring every Thursday, but he makes sure to get others there too. His attendance is perfect this year so far and it is great seeing him at some of our non-required events. We appreciate Vichai's attitude and willingness to help others and why he has been named this week's UB Special Award recipient! Please congratulate Vichai when you see him next!

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.

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.

Parents are also invited. However, please watch for your EventBrite invitation and RSVP ASAP.

Birthdays this Week!

We Wish a VERY Happy Birthday to:
  • TORI CUPERTINO, who will be celebrating her 17th birthday on Monday, Feb 8th.
  • MAI KOU XIONG, who will be celebrating her 15th birthday on Friday, Feb 12th.

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

Required Make-Up Assignment

Students, IF you missed Chris's Financial Bracket workshop on January 26th (held at your school), please refer to his email earlier this week regarding your make-up assignment. It includes a visit to this website: www.financialfour.org/Default.aspx

2.) As you fill out the bracket, please note which of the financial terms win on each level and why it is more important than the other(s). There should be 31 entries total for the make up.

Let Chris know if you have questions.

This is not due until the 12th, but if you get it in by Monday the 8th, it will be included with this month’s stipend checks.


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.

January Reflection Papers

January reflection papers are due Monday, February 8th at 4:30 p.m.

Students are given an extra week since the first Monday falls on the 1st - and we're nice! Please do no procrastinate!

Papers may not be turned in prior to your workshop with Chris on January 26th. In your reflection paper, you're expected to report what you learned, what it means to you, and how you plan to use the information you received from the workshop. Remember to take notes!

Another writing topic to be considered is: With the cold and sometimes gloomy days of winter, what sorts of things are you doing to stay emotionally and physically healthy? What works, what doesn't work? If you find yourself indoors more, what are you doing with your extra time? We hope searching careers, colleges, and scholarships tops your lists!

Spring College Tours - UBMS Road Trips - REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

TODAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THIS TRIP: Use this link: http://goo.gl/forms/gAtD29dQBO OR send Tracy an email.

You may also register for the May 6th tour to University of Chicago with the same link.

Below is the itinerary for our UW Madison trip on Friday, March 4th - we're very excited about it. We hope many of you can join us!

7:45 AM Pick up at HMHS

8:00 AM Pick up at FDLHS

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Stem Cell Learning Lab

425 Henry Mall (Genetics/Biotechnology Center)

Room 1340

Participants will use the same lab equipment and methods our scientists use, with substitute cells and media due to cost and biosafety issues. All lab participants must wear close-toed shoes. Please use the University Avenue entrance.

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Four Lakes Market, Dejope Residence Hall

640 Elm Drive, 1st floor

A lunch meal ticket includes: one entrée, 2 side dishes and a 16 oz. fountain beverage or 8 oz. milk (free ticket provided to students).

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Campus Walking Tour

1308 W. Dayton Street (Union South)

Please meet your tour guides at the Campus and Community Information Desk on the first floor of Union South where the tour will begin.

3:45 PM Drop off at FDLHS

4:00 PM Drop off at HMHS

For more information about these colleges, please visit their sites:
UW Madison http://www.wisc.edu/
University of Chicago http://www.uchicago.edu/about/

UBMS will work with schools and families to excuse students from school for these visits.

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!

Courageous Persuaders Video Competition - worth $3000!

High school students must create a TV commercial targeted at middle school students warning against underage drinking. Have fun with this one! Details here:

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
  • 2/23: TRIO Day Event 6:00 - 7:30 PM (please note change in time). Required for all grades.

  • 3/4: College Tour to UW Madison. More details below.
  • 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!

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.


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