It was great to get off
campus and see everyone again. I enjoyed hearing
what is going on with everyone and the things that
you are involved with. I want to encourage everyone
to put forth your best effort in regards to our fall
fundraiser. I know that many of you are raising
funds for various clubs, and organizations, and that
UBMS is just a part of the overall picture. Just
remember, the final trip is YOUR trip and the amount
you raise will determine just exactly what we will
Seniors, just keep on keepin’ on.
It seemed as if everyone is on the ball and well
aware of deadlines. I have been in touch with
several of you about assistance with scholarships. I
want to remind everyone that the offer is on the
table to help you with your scholarship and/or
college admission essays.
Juniors, stay focused on your
grades. Keep your eyes on your goals and do not back
down. Before long this school year will be half
over. If you need assistance with any classes please
contact us and let us see if we can work out
something for you.
In November Big Momma will be on
board. After weeks of his anticipated arrival, Steve
will begin as Program Assistant on a part-time
basis. More details will follow.
I am also putting out a call for
newsletter news. Let us know of any special events
that you would like your UBMS family to know about.
If any of you are willing to assist with the
newsletter (submitting articles, creative writing
pieces, etc.) please let me know. We would like to
get students more involved.
Please stay on top of your
monthly assignments so that you will be eligible for
winter retreat. Next month we will post recruiting
dates, winter retreat information, college goal
Sunday information, and a myriad of other useful
As one famous (or infamous)
Love, Peace, and Chicken Grease,
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I hope you all have
started off the year on a high note. I'd love
to hear how all of you guys are doing so don't
ever hesitate to either e-mail me or send me one
of those popular myspace messages. The next
edition of Steve's Sphill will most likely be
typed in the office as I am now able to head
back to work at the beginning of next month. I
am very excited about jumping back into UBMS and
getting to come out and see all of you.
Let's get busy on
the fundraising guys. We HAVE to sell some
magazines! The more you guys sell, the better
summer we will have. I am going to try my best
at doing this and I hope you all are committed
If you guys need
anything at all, get ahold of me. Keep up the
good work Gang.....Go Bucks and WhoDey!
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The Denison University Upward Bound Scholarship
We are please to announce the Denison University Upward Bound
Scholarship! This scholarship, valued at $15,000, was
established by Denison for students who are involved in the Upward
Bound Program across the country. Successful candidates must
present strong academic credentials and be outstanding participants
in the Upward Bound Program. The Upward Bound Scholarship is
available to students for the four years they are at Denison as they
maintain a stipulated grade point average.
To be considered for admission to Denison and the Upward Bound
Scholarship, seniors must apply by January 15th using the Common
Application. If you apply online at
www.commonapp.org we will
waive your $40 application fee!
Denison University is located in Granville, Ohio, 27 miles east of
Columbus, the state capital of Ohio. It is a
fully-residential, selective, four year, co-educational liberal arts
college. Nearly 2,200 students attends Denison and they
represent 49 states and 42 countries. The student body also
has a multicultural population of 17%.
Please contact Nancy Gibson, Sr. Associate Director of Admissions at
(740) 587-6791 or at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the Upward
Bound Scholarship or Denison University.
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Remember, it is essential we
receive your assignment. If you are late, or do not complete
any two monthly assignments, you will not be considered eligible for
college visits or the winter retreat.
Complete the Fall Senior Survey. Follow the link below
to complete the survey online, then save it to your
computer. Be sure to use a file name and location you
will remember! Next, open your e-mail account and type
your message. If you
are using Microsoft Outlook: there is a
paperclip icon next to the Send button on the top left.
Click the paperclip (Insert button) and locate your file.
Once you've located your file, simply double click on your
survey and it will automatically attach to your message.
If you are using Yahoo:
click "Attach Files" and click the "Browse" button next to
"File 1." Double click on your file and then click
"Attach Files" at the bottom. You will be routed to a
screen that will let you know that your file has been
attached. Click on the "Continue to Message" button at
the top. Finish typing your message and send!
Complete a creative writing piece about your summer 2006
experience. You can write a poem, story, essay, or
prose piece--it's up to you, so write what you like!
There is no particular format to follow, so be creative!
Write about your summer experiences and be sure to send it
in on time. We will be publishing responses in
upcoming editions of The UBMS Express.
We must receive all assignments by
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Ninety Percent of those who fail are
not actually defeated. They simply quit.
--Paul J. Meyer
The following information is taken
The Keys to Effective Writing
Tips for Tackling Your Essays and
Writing skills are
essential for succeeding in high school,
college, and on the job. If essays and
papers stress you out, keep in mind, writing
is not just an end result, but also a
process that helps you develop your ideas
and think logically.
Begin by brainstorming
topics, collecting information, taking a lot
of notes, and asking a lot of questions.
Keep your notes and sources organized as you
When developing your
topic, look for patterns and relationships.
See what conclusions you can draw. Try
discussing your ideas with classmates or
your teacher. A new perspective can help
shake up your thinking, and keep your
Organize Your Writing
Develop an outline to help
you stay on track as you write, identifying
your main points and your conclusions. Keep
in mind basic essay structure:
should give your reader an idea of the
essay's intent, including a basic
statement of what the essay will
- The body
presents the evidence that supports your
idea. Use concrete examples and avoid
should summarize and make sense of the
evidence you presented in the body.
Draft Your Essay
You may find as you write
that you end up with a different idea from
the one you began with. If your first topic
or conclusion doesn't hold water, be open to
changing it. If necessary, rewrite your
outline to get yourself back on track.
Other important writing
- Keep your
audience in mind.
Write for the general reader, unless
your teacher tells you otherwise. "The
general reader" refers to anyone of
average intelligence with a fairly
sound, basic education.
acquainted with the vocabulary.
Become familiar with the vocabulary of
your subject. For example, when writing
about fiction, drama, and poetry,
critical writers use words such as
syntax, tone, attitude, voice, speaker,
Refine and Proofread
When you're done with the
rough draft, take a break so you can come
back to your writing with fresh eyes. Ask
- Is the writing clear?
- Do the ideas make
- Are my ideas
supported by evidence?
- Are all of my
- Did I avoid
- Have I used proper
grammar and spelling?
- How does it sound
read out loud?
Leave enough time to show
your draft to others—use your school's
writing center, if possible. A fresh
perspective can help you polish your paper,
and catch inconsistencies and mistakes.
What you read influences
how you write and can become your teacher
without you being aware of it. Keep this in
mind when choosing between Teen People
and challenging novels like
Note sure what to read? If
you liked a book you read in class, ask your
teachers to recommend others like it, or
read more by the same author. For ideas on
great reading check out our
101 Great Books list.
Reading is also a great
way to conquer writer's block. Reading helps
exercise your mind and get your ideas moving
again. Of course, a great way to prevent
writer's block is to write more.
You've heard it before,
but this advice never gets old: practice
makes perfect. The more writing you do, the
better you'll get. And as your skills
improve, so will your enjoyment. Here are a
few ways some students write outside the
classroom that you might want to consider:
- Keep a journal of
your thoughts and the events of the day
- Start a zine with
your friends on topics important to you
- Write letters to the
editor of the magazines and newspapers
When you're in the habit
of writing—no matter what kind of writing it
is—papers and essays won't seem as
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Online ACT Test Prep:
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of the Month:
- To apply for
admission, students can submit a
paper application, complete the
on-line application, the "click
and print application", the
Common Application, or the
Kentucky Mentor, including the
(Please note: Our "click and print"
application is in Adobe Acrobat
format [PDF]. If you do not have the
free Adobe Acrobat plug-in, please
- Request a copy of
your most recent high school
transcript from your guidance
counselor. Have your counselor mail
it to the Office of Admissions with
Counselor's Evaluation and
- Send your
official ACT and/or SAT score
reports to the Office of Admissions.
Scores may be updated through
February 1 of your senior year if
you retake the exams. ACT and/or SAT
score report labels appearing on
official high school transcripts are
- Ask a teacher
from your junior or senior year to
Teacher's Evaluation and
Recommendation. Have your
teacher mail it to the Office of
- If you have taken
college or university courses during
high school, have an official copy
of your final transcript forwarded
to the Office of Admissions.
When you take the
standardized test, please remember to
send your scores to Transy. Our codes
are: ACT – 1550, SAT – 1808.
2006-2007 Cost of Attendance
Paid directly to
Other estimated expenses
Total cost of attendance
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looking forward to seeing you at the following school
Ripley 10:00 a.m.
Philo 11:00 a.m.
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UBMS Photo Page
came up with the idea of sharing summer photos with one another
through the internet. She has setup a webpage through
photobucket.com in which UBMS participants can share their photos
and order a CD of photos if they desire. The following are
directions and a link so that you can view and upload your own
save your pictures to a folder on your computer
put in these two items:
sign in name:
click on browse and find the folder your pictures
double click on the picture (it will bring you back
to the main page) then click submit
it’ll take some time
depending on how fast or slow your computer is, but your picture
will load up there.
keep adding pictures from the summer, the final
trip, anything to do with UBMS
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2006-2007 SAT Test Dates
October 14, 2006
September 12, 2006
September 20, 2006
November 4, 2006
September 29, 2006
October 11, 2006
December 2, 2006
November 1, 2006
November 9, 2006
January 27, 2007
December 20, 2006
January 4, 2007
March 10, 2007
February 2, 2007
February 14, 2007
May 5, 2007
March 29, 2007
April 11, 2007
June 2, 2007
April 27, 2007
May 9, 2007
2006-2007 ACT Test Dates
Late fee Required
September 16, 2006
August 18, 2006
August 19-25, 2006
October 28, 2006
September 22, 2006
September 23-October 6, 2006
December 9, 2006
November 3, 2006
November 4-16, 2006
February 10, 2007
January 5, 2007
January 6-19, 2007
April 14, 2007
March 9, 2007
March 10-23, 2007
June 9, 2007
May 4, 2007
May 5-18, 2007
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