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Summer PUMP-UP Summer 2012 volume 21, number 1

What’s Inside Moving in - what to bring, what to leave home Meet the staff News for seniors Details about life at summer UB Chicago


Daily schedule and summer calendar overview This summer’s BIG PUZZLE is online! Find the link at summer12.htm

Many students spend thousands of dollars to attend college prep summer camps because they know it will help them get into college and be successful. For UB students, that invaluable experience is FREE!

Your wonderful UB summer starts Wednesday, June 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. when you move into *tada* EAGLE HALL! (map on p. 2) Kate Oganowski, Paul Krause, Lisa Yang, Cathy Van Maren and the great teachers, tutors and office aides will make sure you get a solid head start on next year’s classes and absorb important skills for your future at college.

This whole summer is JUST FOR YOU! Because we think you have a lot of potential and we want to help you get ready to be the best you can be at college. It won’t be easy ... it should be fun ... it WILL be one of your most memorable experiences!

This summer’s classes, activities, field trips, electives, programs, parties and special events will be the best ever! Be sure to check out the schedule on page 6 - and be ready for some surprises! We’ll spend our last week in Chicago, staying right in the heart of the action and visiting colleges and businesses, expanding our cultural and recreational horizons and having a great time.

Cooking class - Summer UB 2011

IMPORTANT UB SUMMER FACT Your campus mailing address is

Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets.

<YOUR NAME> Upward Bound 176 Murphy UW-L La Crosse, WI 54601 DO NOT use any other address!



Moving in!

PLEASE ARRIVE AT YOUR DESIGNATED TIME: Holmen students - please arrive by 4:30 p.m. La Crosse students - please come at 5:15 p.m. Tomah, Sparta, Onalaska students - please come at 6:00 p.m. Plan to unload from the EAGLE lot (along East Avenue). When you enter the hall, UB tutors will show you around and help you get settled into your new home. Please bring: [ ] towels and washcloths [ ] toothbrush, floss, paste, soap, shampoo, deodorant [ ] necessary medications and health-related items [ ] bucket or container for personal hygiene items [ ] underwear, socks, stockings *** UB prohibits cloth[ ] sleepwear and robe ing promoting use of alcohol, tobacco or other [ ] jeans, shorts, slacks, skirts *** drugs; containing profan[ ] t-shirts, shirts, blouses *** ity, obscenity, violence [ ] tennis shoes, sandals & good or sexual expressions; [ ] walking shoes or that is disrespectful, disruptive or distracts [ ] sweater and/or jacket [ ] swimming suit if you want to swim from the educational process. Standard body [ ] flip-flops or shower shoes coverage is required. [ ] alarm clock If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not sure, ask Kate, Paul, Lisa, Cathy [ ] raingear/umbrella or your tutor. [ ] book bag or backpack [ ] calculator for math classes and PSAT

Two students will be assigned to most rooms. Each will have a bed, dresser, closet, desk, chair, and bookshelf. UB will also supply a dictionary & school materials. Each room will have a waste basket, a recycle basket,

You might use and consider bringing: [ ] wrist watch [ ] flashlight [ ] boombox, cdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, radio, ipod [ ] camera [ ] bicycle, bike helmet & sturdy lock [ ] bedding and towels (if you want - these are provided) [ ] slippers [ ] laundry basket/supplies [ ] sports equipment (baseball glove, etc.) [ ] musical instrument [ ] mattress cover/pad [ ] hairdryer, shaver [ ] books [ ] padlock [ ] earplugs [ ] snacks, drinks and utensils for your room DO NOT bring these items: computer; XBox, Play Station, Wii or similar; home stereo system; television; weapons; air conditioner; pets; candles; fireworks; halogen lamps; anything illegal! If in doubt, PLEASE ASK! UB provides all school supplies (paper, pens, pencils, flash drive, etc), food during the week, sports equipment, games, transportation, entrance fees, use of computers, classes, electives, recreational activities, field trips, picnics, parties, tutoring, and more! PLUS WE PAY YOU $10 FOR EACH WEEK OF FULL PARTICIPATION!!

Meet the

Tutoring Staff

This summer you’ll get to know many fine members of the UB family. Here’s an overview of our residential and non-residential tutoring and supervisory staff. You’ll know them as friends, confidantes, taskmasters, big brothers or sisters, wardens, comedians, chauffers, leaders, disciplinarians, helpers, and pranksters. Each one is here to make your summer GREAT!

Cassandra Armstrong will be a new UB tutor. She’s been a Resident Assistant, volunteer teacher and tutor. Cassandra is an education major at UW-L

Bethany Boersma is new to UB this summer. In addition to her teaching duties, she will be a non-residential French tutor. Betsy has an English degree from UW-L.

Adam Bradley is new to UB this summer but has lots of experience as a Resident Assistant, active volunteer, and tutor. Adam is a senior biology/Spanish major at UW-L.

Ben Pagel will be a non-residential tutor. His experience includes summer UB tutoring (2011) and student teaching. Ben is an English education major at UW-L

Dana Chellman is also new to UB this summer. She’s been a Resident Assistant and knows what it takes to be a successful student. Dana is an English major at UW-L.

Elizabeth Rosendale will be new to UB this summer. A non-residential tutor, Elizabeth has lots of tutoring and student teaching experience. She’s a physics education major at UW-L.

Allison Evans will be new to UB. She’s an experienced mentor and is active in human rights and social justice issues. Allison is a radiation therapy major at UW-L. Mary Heisel is returning to UB from last summer. She’s got lots of tutoring and student teaching experience. Mary is a math education major at UW-L.

Becca Werren is a veteran UB tutor and teacher. She’ll be a non-residential science and world language tutor this summer. Becca has a bachelor’s degree in biology and is currently a grad student in the UW-L Biology Department. In addition, UB’s professional staff includes:

Amanda (AJ) Johnson has been an academic year tutor. She’s done pre-college and college level tutoring and student teaching. AJ is a math education major at UW-L.

Kate Oganowski - UB’s interim director. Kate has many years of experience with pre-college and college students in a variety of settings.

Anna Sanderson started with UB this past academic year. Anna, a sociology and Spanish major at UW-L, has worked at several camps and community centers.

Paul Krause - UB’s assistant director. Paul has decades of experience with UB and will teach the Senior Seminar class.

Charles Schimenz is new to UB this summer. He’s a math education major with Resident Assistant and tutoring experience who also loves sports, the outdoors and more!

Lisa Yang - UB’s advisor. A graduate of UW-L UB herself, Lisa will supervise in the residence hall and teach UB’s Chinese class.

Seniors The transition from high school to college marks both the evolution to legal adulthood and the beginning of focused academic study. For rising 12th graders, Upward Bound offers the Senior Seminar class. Students will begin deeper exploration of college and careers, learn more about how colleges operate and practice good citizenship and networking. Seniors will learn about local government, job-shadow area professionals and meet UW-L administrators and other local professionals. Some will have work-study opportunities. It’s a great way to start this most important year! Check out for more info!


IMPORTANT UB FACT SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS (Doctor, Dentist, etc.) on Friday afternoons if possible, so you will not miss important classes, activities and study sessions.

Please let UB staff know of appointments as soon as they are made!



“Eating food is probably good for most humans.” - anon.

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. Lunch: 12:40 p.m.

During summer UB you’ll get three meals Mondays through Thursdays and two meals on Fridays plus snacks on Sunday evenings and Friday afternoons. We will eat in Cartwright Center on the UW-L campus most days.

Dinner: 5:30 p.m. New this year! MILK IS OPTIONAL AT EVERY MEAL.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pays us back part of the cost for some of the food we serve and we must guarantee that the food we serve meets portion and nutrition requirements.

To avoid waste, if you must take an item you do not want to eat and it’s whole or sealed - like a piece of fruit - you may place it on the sharing tray for someone else to consume at the meal. If servers have left overs of prepared foods (like mac & cheese or spaghetti), students may go back for seconds once everyone has gone through the line once.

Menus will be posted in Eagle and at the meal site. You will always have at least two menu options. Most of the food on the menu is required - you have to take it. Some items are optional. The menu will note which is which.

If you are ill or miss a meal due to a pre-planned appointment, we will get a meal tray for you and bring it to Eagle. If you have pre-approved scheduling conflict during meal time, we will either get you a bag meal to take with you or a meal tray you can eat when you get back to Eagle.

Please follow our simple rules for meal enjoyment! * Show up on time to eat with the group. If you’re not on time it can cause problems for everyone. * Choose your meal and swipe your card at the cashiers station. (Remember to bring your card!)

You may not eat someplace else unless you’ve cleared it in advance with staff. We must order meals several days in advance. If you are absent for a scheduled meal without giving us at least 24 hours notice (except for illness), we will bill YOU for the missed meal.

* Pass by UB checkers who make sure you have a full USDA-approved meal. If you’re missing something, we’ll send you back through the line. Really!



Eagle Hall provides sheets, pillowcases, pillows and blankets (you may bring your own if you wish - extra long twin size.) Once a week, UB students will exchange their old sheets for fresh, clean new ones. If you decided to bring your own bedding, please plan to bring clean sheets weekly (to avoid poor roommate relations and bad odor!)

arts & rec Tuesdays and Wednesdays after dinner, UB students will be able to explore their creative and physicial selves with a variety of fun artistic and recreation options that might include: Team Sports (volleyball, soccer, basketball, and more!), Drawing, Yoga, Climbing, Hip Hop Dance, Geocaching, Photography, Painting, Cooking, or other fun things! Students will choose their arts and rec options during orientation day, June 14.

SpB The Student Programming Board (SPB) is a group of students elected by their peers that helps UB staff with planning and carries ideas and concerns from fellow students to UB staff. In the past, the SPB has chosen the color of the UB t-shirt and planned SPIRIT WEEK activities. SPB members will serve as hosts on Visit Day and assist with the “FINE DINE/Which Fork For my Future?” dinner. Each small group will have an SPB member. It’s a great way to build your leadership skills (and your resume)! Elections for SPB will be held during orientation. If you are interested but need more information, please get in touch with Kate or Lisa!

ChiCAgo ! Most students will end their UB summer with an allexpense paid trip to Chicago, July 29-August 1. Home base will be the HI-Chicago (Hostel International), in the heart of the city and just a few blocks from major attractions. College visit possibilities include DePaul, Northwestern, the Illinois Institute of Technology, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and/or UW-Parkside. Business visits will touch on health, engineering, social services, business, arts and science careers. Plus, we’ll probably attend a festival, go to a museum, see a play or professional ball game, eat at a great ethnic restaurant, tour an historic neighborhood ... have a great time! More info about the visit will be available in late June. NOTE: Space for the Chicago trip is limited. UB staff will decide who will go based on academic effort and program participation. Trip eligibility will be discussed during orientation week.



During the week you may do your laundry during your free time in the Eagle Hall facilities at your own expense.

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(Or you can take your laundry home over the weekends)

Life at SuMmEr ub * You will be charged if you lose your UB summer ID which is your ID, ACCESS, and MEAL CARD so DON’T!!! If you lose it, we will chage you for a new one! * UB’s Eagle Hall office is open from 8:00 a.m. through 10:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fridays and 6:00 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. Sundays. The office will be staffed by UB graduates. Office aides will help check items out, answer questions, take messages, and prepare for activities. * School supplies are free - notebooks, folders, pens, paper, highlighters, flash drive, etc. Most will be in your room when you move in. You can get more if needed from the UB Eagle Hall office, but supplies are limited! * Recycling: UW-L recycles glass, aluminum, tin, paper, and type 1 and 2 plastic. Use the bins in the Recycle room. YOU are responsible for correctly disposing of the garbage and recyclable material you generate. DO NOT DISPOSE OF YOUR TRASH IN THE RESIDENCE HALL (lounge, office, kitchen, bathroom) CONTAINERS!!! * Transportation - You do not need a car at summer UB. If you absolutely must bring one, we will keep your keys and you must purchase a summer parking permit ($30). We recommend that you do bring a bike and good lock.

* Stipends ($10 per week) will be given out every Sunday, starting June 24, for participation during the previous week. Bonus stipends (earned for summer paperwork turned in by deadline) will be paid on June 17. Deductions may be made for tardiness, poor participation or other violations of the Code and/or campus policies. * Schedule - UB’s schedule is full! Please keep track of your schedule and be where you are supposed to be when you are supposed to be there! Otherwise, the whole group may be late or miss out on important stuff! * Illness/Injury - UB maintains an infirmary near the UB Eagle office. If students are too ill to attend class, they may rest in the infirmary. Minor injuries can be treated with first aid supplies available in the Eagle UB office. If your illness or injury requires professional attention, a UB staff person will contact your parent/guardian and accompany you to see a doctor. * Participation & Responsibilities: The Code of Conduct you read and signed as part of your UB summer application is similar to those used by most residence halls. It will help you get ready for a successful living experience at college and help all of us get along this summer. The Code will be discussed on the first night. Call us with questions, 785-8539

The UB summer schedule

Summer Schedule Overview









6 pm - Students return to Eagle







Great River Shakespeare Fest

24 6 pm - Students return to Eagle




JULY 1 6 pm - Students return to Eagle




8 2 pm - OPTIONAL 9 “Footloose” @ UW-L 6 pm - Students return to Eagle 15 16 6 pm - Students return to Eagle 22 6 pm - Students return to Eagle


13 14 Orientation Day 4 to 6 pm - Students PSAT move to Eagle


29 30 12:30 - Open House 1:00 - Graduation UB in Chicago 2:45 - Depart

12:30 pm Students home early (no UB lunch) 10


5 NO UB!

11 Fine Dine




22 Afternoon activity 5:30 pm Students home 29 Afternoon activity 5:30 pm Students home



World Language Lunch




31 UB in Chicago

AUGUST 1 Return from Chicago 4 p.m.

Students move out - AFTERNOON -


7 NO UB!

13 Afternoon activity 5:30 pm Students home 20 Afternoon activity



5:30 pm Students home

Talent Show 24


First Class Day Afternoon activity 5:30 pm Students home

NO UB! 12

Visit Day




(staff work day)


pump-up wrap up Bring/Don’t Bring

MOVE IN Wednesday, June 13 Holmen students - please arrive by 4:30 p.m. La Crosse students - please come at 5:15 p.m. Tomah, Sparta, Onalaska students please come at 6:00 p.m. ORIENTATION DAY / PSAT Thursday, June 14 CLASSES BEGIN Friday, June 15 HOME FOR WEEKENDS Fridays at 5:30 p.m. (except 7/6) RETURN TO CAMPUS Sundays at 6 p.m. HOME EARLY (12:30 p.m.) Tuesday, July 3 NO UB (4th BREAK) Wednesday, July 4 - Friday, July 6 OPTIONAL: “Footloose” Sunday, July 8 at 2:00 p.m. FINE DINE Tuesday, July 10 STUDENTS CHECK OUT Thursday, July 27 afternoon GRADUATION Sunday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m. (Location to be announced) LEAVE FOR CHICAGO Sunday, July 29 at 2:45 p.m. RETURN FROM CHICAGO Wednesday, August 1 at 4:00 p.m. SEE YOU SOON!!!!!

Definitely Bring: Towels and washcloths, toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo, bucket or container for personal hygiene stuff, required medications and health related items, underwear, socks, stockings, sleepwear, robe, jeans, shorts, slacks, skirts, t-shirts, shirts, blouses, tennis shoes, flip-flops or sandals, sweater or jacket, raingear and/or umbrella, bathing suit, alarm clock, planner, calculator, water bottle or cup or mug Bring If You Want: watch, flashlight, boombox/radio/ipod, camera, bike & lock, slippers, laundry stuff, sports equipment, musical instrument, mattress cover/ pad,hairdryer, shaver, books, padlock, earplugs DON’T BRING: computer, XBox, Gamecube, PS2, GBA or similar, big stereo system, television, weapons, air conditioner, pets, candles, fireworks, halogen lamps, anything illegal! UB WILL SUPPLY: Notebooks, folders, paper, pens, pencils, markers, school supplies, first aid supplies, computers, computer file storage, keyholder, classes, tutors, meals, lodging, sports and recreation equipment and facilities, UB-related transportation, entrance fees, rental charges, Chicago trip expenses, and stipends!

What to Wear For most of UB plan to wear summer clothes like shorts, skirts, t-shirts, summer shirts, blouses, sandals, tennis shoes. Remember: the classrooms are air conditioned bring a sweater or jacket. (NOTE: UB prohibits clothing promoting use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs; containing profanity, obscenity, violence or sexual expressions; or that is disrespectful, disruptive or distracts from the educational process. Standard body coverage is required. UB staff will make the final determination about appropriateness of dress.) For seniors for some jobshadow appointments wear “nice’ (professional dress) clothes - dress pants or khaki’s with summer shirt, sandals, good tennis shoes or dress shoes for men; skirt & blouse or dress (remember slip!) and sandals or flats for women. A great resource is: success.html For all Chicago visitors plan to wear summer clothes for recreation and leisure activities and “nice” clothes for business/college visits. More details will be given before the trip. For Graduation plan to wear “nice” clothes - dress pants or khaki’s with summer shirt, sandals, good tennis shoes or dress shoes for men; skirt & blouse or dress (remember slip!) and sandals or flats for women If in doubt, ask Kate, Paul, Lisa or Cathy!

See you soon for a

great UB summer! UPWARD BOUND at UW-La Crosse is a U.S. Department of Education program that helps eligible high school students develop the academic skills necessary for success in postsecondary education. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, founded in 1909, is one of 13 four-year campuses in the University of Wisconsin System. UW-L has hosted the Upward Bound program since 1979. The Upward Bound program and the University are committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital and parental status.

For information call 608 785-8539, email or visit




176 Murphy Resource Center UW-La Crosse La Crosse, WI 54601 608 785-8539

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UB Summer Pump Up 2012  

News of the summer session of the Upward Bound program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.