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Summer PUMP-UP Summer 2013 volume 22, 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 Twin Cities!


Daily schedule and summer calendar overview This summer’s BIG PUZZLE is online! Find the link at summer13.htm

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” - Stephen King

Your wonderful UB summer starts Wednesday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to noon when you move into 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 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!

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! 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!

We’ll spend our last week in the Twin Cities, staying at the University of Minnesota, and visiting colleges and businesses, expanding horizons and having a great time.

IMPORTANT UB SUMMER 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!



Moving in!

PLEASE ARRIVE AT YOUR DESIGNATED TIME: Holmen students - between 9 and 10 a.m. La Crosse students - between 10 and 11 a.m. Tomah, Sparta, Onalaska students - please come between 11 a.m. and noon 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 (Eagle supplies sheets) [ ] 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 you’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, a fan and a small refrigerator.

You might use and consider bringing: [ ] wrist watch [ ] flashlight [ ] radio, ipod, personal music device [ ] 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!

Angel Casas will be a new tutor for us this summer, but he’s not new to UB. Angel worked for a year as a counselor for Milwaukee School of Engineering’s UB program last summer. He’s an ACS chemistry and math major at UW-L.

Chong Yang is new to UB this summer. She’s a communication/business major at UW-L with good tutoring experience and lots of on-campus organizational work.

Dana Chellman is returning to UB this summer. A UW-L English major, Dana’s also an experienced Residence Assistant at UW-L.

Kate Oganowski - UB’s director. Kate has many years of experience with pre-college and college students in a variety of settings. She’ll teach a Bridge seminar this summer in addition to her myriad other duties!

Barbara Haggerty will be new to UB. She’s a Communication Studies/Sociology major at UW-L and has had experience as a peer tutor. Molly Kroseberg is an Education major at UW-L and will be new to UB this summer. She’s currently a Resident Assistant at UW-L and has also worked as a teacher’s aide, swim teacher, coach and lifeguard. Megan Krusenstjerna will be a new UB tutor this summer. A chemistry education major (Spanish minor), Megan has been a wilderness camp counselor, tutor and teacher’s assistant. Charles Schimenz is returning to summer UB. He’s a math education major with Resident Assistant and tutoring experience who also loves sports, the outdoors and more! Mackenzie Volz is new to UB. She’s a biology major (biomedical concentration) at UW-L and has counseling, coaching and tutoring experience.

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!

In addition, UB’s professional staff includes:

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



PLAN TO EAT EVERY MEAL WITH UB UB must order all our meals ahead of time, so if you miss a meal without giving adequate notice, you are wasting UB’s money! We expect every student to eat every meal with UB. But if you must miss a meal because of an appointment, family event, or other approved absence, you MUST let us know at least 48 hours in advance! If you miss a UB meal and don’t give us at least 48 hours’ notice, you will be charged for the missed meal.


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

During summer UB you’ll get three meals Mondays through Thursdays and two meals on Fridays plus snacks on Sunday evenings and Friday afternoons. Most breakfasts will be in Eagle with lunch and dinner in Cartwright Center. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pays us back part of the cost of our food so we must guarantee that the food we serve meets portion and nutrition requirements. 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. 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!) * 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!

MEAL TIMES: Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. Lunch: 12:40 p.m. Dinner: 5:00 p.m. (new time!) MILK IS OPTIONAL AT EVERY MEAL. 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. 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. 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 48 hours notice (except for illness), we will bill YOU for the missed meal.

Special Events UB special events will include: * Twelfth Night, a Shakespeare comedy, performed by professionals at Winona’s Great River Shakespeare Festival. UB will attend on Wednesday, June 26. “Better a witty fool than a foolish wit!”

arts & rec Tuesdays and Wednesdays after dinner, UB students will be able to explore and expand their creativity. This summer, students will take the same art class for the whole summer to have time to get in depth into the subject. Choices will probably be: Theater Arts, Visual Arts, Yoga, and Cooking. Students will choose their arts and rec options during orientation days, June 19 - 21.

* Little Shop of Horrors, an award-winning musical performed by UW-L’s SummerStage players - this will be an optional event on Sunday afternoon, July 7 with sign up info available after June 19.

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!

tWIN cITIES ! Most students will end their UB summer with an allexpense paid trip to Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, July 29-August 1. Home base will be a residence hall on the University of Minnesota campus. College visit possibilities include U of M, Hamline, Augsburg, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Macalester, and/or UW-River Falls. Business visits may 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 Twin Cities 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.

an ard c n c y r d i Laun cked out e ! h e c c be le offi g a E UB (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 ($66). We recommend that you do bring a bike and good lock (and use the lock every time!)

* Stipends will be given out every Friday (and Tuesday, July 3) The first Friday, June 21, students will earn $5 for the half week plus their Bonus Stipend (if earned, for summer paperwork turned in by deadline). The July 3 stipend will also be $5 for the half week. 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 Sunday JUNE 16

Monday 17

Tuesday 18

Wednesday 19

Thursday 20


9 am to noon Students move to Eagle 23




6 pm - Students return to Eagle









NO UB! 12

13 Afternoon activity 5:30 pm Students home



19 World Language Lunch Talent Show

Fine Dine 22


NO UB! 11




6 pm - Students return to Eagle



Visit Day 16

Saturday 22

Afternoon activity 5:30 pm Students home 4


6 pm - Students return to Eagle



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

7 8 2 pm - optional play 6 pm - Students return to Eagle


First Class Day Afternoon activity 5:30 pm Students home

Orientation Day PSAT

Great River Shakespeare Fest

6 pm - Students return to Eagle


Friday 21


Afternoon activity 5:30 pm Students home 26


FINALS Students move out - AFTERNOON -

29 30 Depart for Twin Cities

31 UB in Twin Cities

UB in Twin Cities

AUGUST 1 Return from Twin Cities 6 pm Graduation



pump-up wrap up Bring/Don’t Bring

MOVE IN Wednesday, June 19 Holmen students - please come between 9 and 10 a.m. La Crosse students - please come between 10 and 11 a.m. Tomah, Sparta, Onalaska students between 11 a.m. and noon ORIENTATION DAY / PSAT Thursday, June 20 CLASSES BEGIN Friday, June 21 HOME FOR WEEKENDS Fridays at 5:30 p.m. (except 7/5) RETURN TO CAMPUS Sundays at 6 p.m. HOME EARLY (12:30 p.m.) Wednesday, July 3 NO UB (4th BREAK) Thursday, July 4 - Friday, July 5

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, radio/ipod/personal music, camera, bike & lock, slippers, laundry stuff, sports equipment, musical instrument, mattress cover or pad,hairdryer, shaver, books, padlock, earplugs DON’T BRING: computer, XBox, Play Station, Wii or similar, big stereo system, television, weapons, air conditioner, pets, candles, fireworks, halogen lamps, anything illegal!

LEAVE FOR TWIN CITIES Monday, July 29 at 9:00 a.m.

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, Twin Cities trip expenses, and stipends!

RETURN FROM TWIN CITIES Thursday, August 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Your “snail” mail address at UB:

OPTIONAL: SummerStage Sunday, July 7 at 2:00 p.m. FINE DINE Tuesday, July 16 STUDENTS CHECK OUT Friday, July 26 afternoon

GRADUATION Thursday, August 1 at 6:00 p.m. (Cartwright Center, Valhalla Hall) SEE YOU SOON!!!!!

<Student’s Name> Upward Bound 176 Murphy UW-L La Crosse, WI 54601

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 Twin Cities visitors 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




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

UB Summer Pump Up 2013  

News for students attending UW-L Upward Bound's summer program.

UB Summer Pump Up 2013  

News for students attending UW-L Upward Bound's summer program.