Educational Talent Search & Upward Bound
Spring 2014 Schedule

All Activities are FREE! 

ETS students call 657-2116 to sign-up. | UB students call 657-2180 to sign-up.

1/18/14   Saturday                    Time:  10am-Noon               Place:  MSU-B Student Union Rms. 152 & 153

Seniors & Parents -    FAFSA Workshop:  IMPORTANT WORKSHOP!!  Come learn about the financial aid process and how to get money for college.  We will have an expert from the Student Assistance Foundation  break it down and answer questions.      

1/18/14   Saturday                Time:  9am-Noon                                       Place:  MSU-B SUB—Beartooth Room

**UPDATED WORKSHOP -7th-12th Grades:  Arts and Art Careers Day:   This workshop will NO LONGER be at the Yellowstone Art Museum  as noted in your previous newsletter.  Please join us on the MSU-Billings campus instead.  We will still be doing some fun Art projects but we will also learn about various art careers. 

2/14/14    Friday                   Time: 10am-Noon                                             Place: See Description Below

7th-12th Grades-Please pick ONE of the two following service opportunities to participate in.

-St. John’s Nursing Home BINGO– Come play BINGO and celebrate Valentine’s Day with the residents of St. John’s. 

Place:  Meet at St. John’s Nursing Home  - 3940 Rimrock Rd.  (25 spots available)

-Salvation Army Service Day– Come help sort food and clothing at the Salvation Army. 

Place:  Meet at the Salvation Army -10 S. 30th Street  (25 spots available)

2/22/14   Saturday             Time:  9am-Noon                                               Place:  MSU-B SUB Rms. 152 & 153

Seniors & Parents - College Goal Montana—Free Application for Student Aid:  Don’t miss this opportunity to get  help completing your FAFSA.  Make sure you bring all the materials listed on the first page of the newsletter.     

3/6--8/14      Thursday-Saturday     Time: 7:30am departure                         Place:  Cisel Hall Parking Lot

 9th-12th Grades Only– Montana Tech, University of Montana and Montana College Tours:   This is a great   opportunity for students to check out some great schools in your home state.  Students signing up will need to have a 2.5  current cumulative grade point average to attend.  Activity slips will also need to be signed by your teachers and turned in to your UB/ETS advisor.  Priority will be given to upper classmen.  Meals and hotel are provided.  Please bring money for souvenirs or extra snacks.  We will be attending a women’s University of    Montana basketball game Thursday night. We will leave promptly at 7:30am on Thursday and return by 2:15pm on Saturday.  Please dress appropriately for the weather.  (40 spots available)

 3/18/14 Tuesday                             Time:  6:30-8pm                                         Place:  MSU-B SUB Rm. 152

Juniors-ACT Prep for English, Reading, and Science-Start preparing for your ACT test in April by getting some tips on the English, Reading, and Science sections.

3/20/14 Thursday                             Time:  6:30-8pm                                         Place:  MSU-B SUB Rm. 152 

Juniors-ACT Prep for Math -We will be covering sample problems from the Math sections of the test.  Don’t miss our on this opportunity!

3/24/14   Monday                             Time:  12:45-4pm                                  Place:  Cisel Hall Parking Lot

 7th-12th Grades—MSU-Billings and City College Tours—Come check out your local colleges and see what they have to offer. 

 4/12/14    Saturday                        Time:  10am-Noon                                     Place:  MSU-B SUB Rm. 152

Seniors and Parents– College Wrap-up:  We will go over Award Letters, Housing Information, Orientations Dates, and any college wrap-up information.  This will be a good time to go over any questions as well.  

 4/12/14 Saturday                           Time:  9am-Noon                                        Place:  Cisel Hall Parking Lot

7th-11th Grades-Blanco Blanco and Bold Cosmetology Tours and Information Sessions-If you are interested in a career as a nail technician, a cosmetologist, or an esthetician, you don’t want to miss this opportunity.  Spots are limited.  

4/26/14 Saturday                            Time: 8am-Done (Around Noon)           Place: Zoo MT of Billings - 2100 South Shiloh Rd.

March of Dimes, March for Babies Service Day   This is a great volunteer opportunity!  Help out with face paint, food, make cotton candy, or take part in a walk for babies.  This would look great on your college resume! 

5/10/14 Saturday                              Time:  10am-2pm                                       Place:  To Be Announced

Car Wash Fundraiser-Students that are signed-up for early college classes (University Connections) or that are interested in taking classes in the future should attend.  Money raised will help pay for these classes.

Theatre Schedule

2/11/14– Miracle Worker

“Few stories are as timeless or reveal the courage and resilience of the human sprit as well as The Miracle    Worker.  The stirring dramatization of the story of Helen Keller and her tutor Anne Sullivan has been mesmerizing audiences for decades.  The Miracle Worker tells the story of Helen Keller, deaf and blind since infancy, who finds her way into the world of knowledge and understanding with the help of Anne Sullivan, her gifted tutor.  In some of the most turbulent and emotion-packed scenes ever presented on the stage, Helen overcomes rage and confusion to triumph over her physical disabilities. 

Time:  7:30 pm Place:  Alberta Bair Theatre

 2/15/14 - International Guitar Night

“The International Guitar Night brings together the world’s foremost acoustic guitarists to perform their latest original compositions and exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting.”

Time:  7:30pm Place:  Alberta Bair Theater

 3/8/14 - Cherish the Ladies– Traditional Irish Music

“When describing Cherish the ladies, the critics say I best; “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,: the Boston Globe, “An astonishing array of virtuosity,” the Washington Post, “Expands the annals of Irish music in American, the music is passionate, tender and rambunctious.”

Time:  7:30pm Place:  Alberta Bair Theater


Other Possible College Visit Days for Seniors and Parents
Note:  Please call the individual colleges to sign-up for these dates.  You are responsible for your own transportation for these events. 

Attention Seniors:  MSU-Billings Preview Days, MSU Fridays, & U of M Days

During Preview Days, you will have the opportunity to tour campus, meet with current students, attend a luncheon with faculty and staff, and lean about all of the programs and services offered at the various campuses. 

MSU-Billings Rocky Mountain College

February 22th & March 21st

10:00am-3:00pm  (Main Campus) 

9:00am-3:00pm  (City College)

Please go on-line to to sign-up or call 657-2011 (Main Campus) or 247-3000 (City College)   


January 18th & March 14th

Please go on-line to


MSU-Bozeman The University of Montana

January 31st & March 21st

Call 1-888-MSU-CATS to register or visit


February 14th, March 7th, March 14th, March 21st, April 25th,

Call 1-800-462-8636 or visit



ACT Test Prep Dates

Tuesday, March 18th and Thursday, March 20th Time: 6:30-8pm

Place: MSU-B SUB, Rm. 152

Call 657-2116 (ETS) or 657-2180 (UB) to sign-up

ACT Test Dates Registration Deadline Late Registration
February 8, 2014 January 10, 2014 January 11-24, 2014
April 12, 2014 March 7, 2014 March 8-21, 2014
June 14, 2014 May 9, 2014 May 10-24, 2014

Note:  All Juniors will sign-up and take the test at their designated high school.




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