TRIO UB Newsletter - 1/08/22
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We are back!! 

After a nice little break, we are finally back in action! UB's first Saturday Academic Meeting for spring 2022 is tomorrow (Jan. 8) at the new location (Sage Hall). 

COVID testing will take place in the middle of the first floor. If you happen to test positive for COVID, you will have to call a parent or guardian to come to pick you back up. No one who tests positive will be allowed to participate in the Saturday meeting, this is a precaution to keep everyone safe and keep the program running in person. Breakfast will be held on the second floor on the elevator side of the building. Now, remember, you will need to be tested before you go to breakfast. 

The most important thing though, we are so excited to see you all!! 


If you have to miss a Saturday for any reason, you are required to make up the work from each class on Canvas. You will need to complete each classes' work by the following Wednesday at 11:59 PM. If you do not have access to the Internet please inform a staff member immediately. If you are absent for more than 5 Saturdays we will talk about exiting you from the program.


If you are going to be absent, text, call in, or email staff members.  Do not wait until Saturday afternoon to communicate your absence.  Also, be respectful of UB staff; do not text or call after 10 pm or before 7 am.

You MUST communicate with us that you will not be here!


Remember, you need to check Canvas every time you miss a Saturday meeting. 

Your Canvas login is:
Username: first letter of your first name + first three letters of your last name + 01
Ex: mjac01
Password: usual UB password (unless you changed it)
New students, do not worry about Canvas right now. We will discuss it more in detail during Flight class. 
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Address: 400 Union Cir, Denton, TX 76201 
Purple = GAB 
Red = Sage
Lime Green = New Parking lot (Lot 54)
Blue Dot = Location of UB's office (second floor, room 246) 
Yellow Dot = COVID testing (first floor)
Pink Arrow = This is a ONE WAY 

Block Times

COVID Testing - 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast - 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
General Meeting - 8:45 AM - 9:25 AM
Block 1 - 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Block 2 - 10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
Block 3 - 11:20 AM - 12:10 PM
Block 4 - 12:15 PM - 1:05 PM

New Students

1st Block - Flight
2nd Block - Homeroom
3rd Block - Workshop
4th Block - Writing 101


1st Block - Homeroom
2nd Block - Workshop
3rd Block - Writing 101
4th Block - Flight


1st Block - Workshop 
2nd Block - Writing 101
3rd Block - Flight
4th Block - Homeroom


1st Block - Writing 101
2nd Block - Flight
3rd Block - Homeroom
4th Block - Workshop




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While UNT does not require masks to be worn, we are asking you to please wear a mask during the Saturday Academic Meetings due to the spike in cases. 
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About the Scholarship 

One is the loneliest number. Three is a crowd. Then there is five. What's so special about five? Well, for starters, this lucky number could help you win a $1,500 scholarship.

It would take more than just one hand to count all the reasons why the number five is important - and we want to know what you think! What is it about the number five that's so significant to you? One great reason is that May is the fifth month - which just so happens to be a great time to apply for fun scholarships.

Help us bring awareness to the fifth month and the number five. We're awarding one $1,500 scholarship to a lucky student - and an endless supply of high fives.


 - Must be 14 years of age or older at time of application.
 - Must be a legal U.S. resident.
 - Must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.
 - This award is for U.S. students.


"May is the fifth month of the year. Write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important. Be serious or be funny. Either way, here's a high five to you for being original." (250 words or less)

The Fifth Month Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around.
Apply Now


If you have not received your meningitis shot or have not scheduled the shot, why not? We will talk. 
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Color Specialist/Consultant 

A color specialist provides consultations to clients for their interior design or home decor projects. Also known as a color consultant, your responsibilities in this job can range from recommending color palettes and design trends for specific rooms to overseeing the entire project as the lead designer. As a color specialist, you likely need some post-secondary education in interior design, as you will need to understand advanced concepts like color psychology to give your clients a home they will love for years to come.

How to Become One

Becoming a color specialist does not require training or qualifications, though many specialists, designers, and color consultants are aided by formal education in design, fine art, or even psychology. 

In all cases, you must have excellent interpersonal skills, a firm understanding of color theory, and a strong interest in current and emerging trends within design and art.


As a color specialist, your duties are performed in the creation of interior spaces, home decor, and commercial or residential interior design, meaning that some manner of prior experience in the business of interior design is helpful in progressing into the further specialized work of a color specialist. You may perform your responsibilities for an interior design firm or contract on a freelance basis, providing clients with your expertise on color palettes, paint schemes and techniques, and recent trends


Your pay will depend on experience, knowledge, skill level, location, and the type of sector you’re working in. Most color consultants are self-employed and work on a contract-to-contract basis. The median hourly wage is around $12-$15/hour when you’re starting out. If you’re working for a large interior design or decorating company for corporate clients, you may find yourself earning upwards of $150/hour! 

Riddle Me This. 

George, Helen, and Steve are drinking coffee. Bert, Karen, and Dave are drinking soda. Using logic, is Elizabeth drinking coffee or soda?

Text your answer to Martika. 
Spring's Schedule
January 8 // Saturday Academic Meeting 

January 22 // Saturday Academic Meeting

February 5 // Saturday Academic Meeting

February 19 // Saturday Academic Meeting

March 5 // Saturday Academic Meeting

March TBD (Week of 14th) // Senior's DC Trip 
March 26  // Saturday Academic Meeting

April 9 // Saturday Academic Meeting 

April 23 // Parent Day 

May 14 // Saturday Academic Meeting 

May 31  // Start of Summer Program
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ACT Test Dates

Test Date                      |       Register Deadline   
February 12, 2022        |     January 7, 2022
April 2, 2022                 |       February 25, 2022
June 11, 2022               |       May 6, 2022

SAT Test Dates

Test Date                     |       Register Deadline    
March 12, 2022            |      February 11, 2022
May 7, 2022                 |      April 8, 2022
June 4, 2022                |       April 8, 2022

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The Denton Black Film Festival Tech Expo (DBFF-TE) is a 2 1/2 day technology expo that brings together technology providers, developers, brands, marketers, gaming designers, innovators, advocates, and evangelists looking to set the pace in the advanced world of technology. Guests will experience Film, Music, Art, Spoken Word, Panels, and this year- a Tech Expo.

What to Expect:
- TEC Talks
 - Keynote Speaker: Jeff Nelson
 - Interactive Exhibits
 - Jan 27th: Opening Day
 - Jan 28th: Student/Schools day
 - Jan 29th: Family Fun Day

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