Announcements for 10-21-08

These are the announcements as they appear on the students’ schedules.

Tutoring Tonight – If you need tutoring tonight, please see Mrs. Buff immediately to make arrangements.

All Students – Please see the bright pink paper attached to your schedule.  This shows who has taken EXPLORE/PLAN new student tests and who has taken the ACT Test.  Remember, all new students are required to take the EXPLORE or PLAN test.

All Freshmen and Sophomores – The deadline for taking the EXPLORE or PLAN is November 29.

Returning Sophomores—If the PLAN is not given at your school, see Mrs. Buff tonight to schedule a time to take the PLAN.  If it is not taken by November 29, you will not be eligible for stipends.

Juniors—all juniors are required to take the ACT at least 1 time before December 15th to continue to earn a stipend.  That means you should register for the December ACT test now!

Seniors—please see the agenda for tonight’s Senior Success Seminar for deadlines, etc.

Saturday, October 25 is the ACT Test.  In order to take the test, you MUST register with ACT in advance.  See Mrs. Buff for more details.

Ambassadors and SGA Officers – If you are interested in earning 1 community service credit, we will need your assistance on Sunday, October 26th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  If you are available, let Mrs. Gilbert know TONIGHT.

Message from Ms. Perdue – Ms. Perdue sends her greetings to you.  She misses you and cannot wait to return to work.  Hopefully, she will return to work in November.

Car-Riders – If your parents pick you up from Upward Bound weekday sessions, please ask them to pick you up in front of Comer.  The UB staff will wait with you until your parents or designated ride arrives.  Please do not wait in the parking lot or any other building on campus.

Bus Riders – If you ride the bus to campus but your parents pick you up from campus, please let your bus driver know.

Stipends – Stipends will be distributed to returning students on Monday, November 3rd.

McNair Scholars and Upward Bound Mixer – The UM McNair Scholars and Upward Bound seniors will have a Mixer on Monday, November 3 from 5:30 – 6:15 in Farmer Hall.  Please pick up your schedules and report to Farmer Hall promptly at 5:30 p.m.  Farmer Hall is located directly across the street from Comer Hall.

Please check the online calendar for details about events. Go to and click on the “Calendar” link in the menu.

UB Meeting Dates: November 3, 18; December 1, 15; January 13, 26; February 10, 23; March 10, 24; April 6, 21; May 5.

Super Saturday Sessions: November 8, 22; December 6; January 17, 31; February 14, 28; March 7, 28; April 11.

November 1 (8:30-12:30) Bibb County Career Tech for BCHS and WBHS
November 8 (8:30-12:30) during Super Saturday Session
November 15 (8:30-12:30) Chilton County High School for all Chilton County Schools
November 22 (8:30-12:30) during Super Saturday Session

Cultural Enrichment Credits Due: October 21 Today (1); November 18 (2); December 15 (3); February 10 (4); March 10 (5); April 21 (6).

Community Services Credits Due: December 15 (1); April 21 (2).

Cultural Enrichment – When students attend cultural enrichment events, please locate the UB staff member and sign in before going into the event.  It’s not necessary to sign out.  The cultural enrichment list indicates what time the event starts and ends.  The staff will make every attempt to stay on schedule but sometimes we may not be able to, for example, if an event ends late and there is no opportunity to leave with interrupting the event. Mrs. Gilbert will be attending the remainder of the events for October. The deadline to complete 1 cultural enrichment credit is today (Oct. 21st). If you meet this deadline your name will be entered into the drawing for Big Ticket prizes.  We will have a drawing once per month.  Also, if you have completed 3 cultural enrichment requirements by October 31st, your name will be entered into the drawing.

Cultural Enrichment Opportunities:
October 26 (2:50 pm) – Fall Choral Concert. Davis Hall, Lebaron Recital Hall. No sign-up.
October 29 (3:45 pm) – AAUW ¡Adelante! Book Group Discussion. Comer Hall 202. No sign-up
November 19 (3:45pm) – AAUW ¡Adelante! Book Group Discussion. Comer Hall 202. No sign-up
November 20 (6:45 pm) – “It’s a Thick Book.” Wills Hall 201. No sign-up.

Community Service Opportunities:
Note: You must contact these sites a week in advance to schedule your community service. Refer to the Community Service Packet you received at orientation or to the UMUB web site for more information.
Bibb County
Call to Schedule: Woodstock Senior Center

Chilton County
Call to Schedule: Clanton City Hall
Call to Schedule: Chilton Humane Society
Call to Schedule: Homeland Assisted Living Center

Shelby County
Monday – Friday (7:30-4:00) Family Comfort Hospice, Alabaster
Wednesdays and Thursdays (4:00 to 6:00) – Kid’s First, Alabaster
Saturdays (12:00-5:30) – Shelby Humane Society, Columbiana
Saturdays (10:00-3:00) – Twice as Nice Thrift Store, Montevallo
Saturdays (10:00 to 1:00 or 1:00 to 4:00) – Shelby Pets Mart, Inverness
4th Saturday of Every Month (8:00-10:00) – Mt. Valley Baptist Church Angel Food Ministry
Call to Schedule: Calera Public Library, Calera
Call to Schedule: Knowlwood Assisted Living Center, Montevallo