Letter from the Director
For the last UB Update of the academic year (the newsletter will be taking the summer off while we focus on improving it for you), I wanted to send my yearly thanks for all that you do. As UB continues to grow and diversify, we rely on our relationships with transfer counselors and staff to help us meet the demands of the changing populations we serve.
Across the country, we see a college-bound population emerging that includes more first-generation college students, more diversity in country of origin and more varied socioeconomic classes, ages and educational backgrounds. UB continues to invite all of these students to become part of our family.
Your feedback, suggestions and support assist in our mission of access and opportunity; so I thank you for your dedication to assisting these students and to promoting UB as a wonderful educational, career and life opportunity.
Wishing you a great summer,
Seth Marc Kamen
director, Office of Transfer Admission and Community College Relations
Right from the Headlines…
Chat Live With an Admission Counselor
Students can now chat in real time with an admission representative to ask questions, obtain information, check application status and more through UB’s weekly online chat sessions. Chats are held every week:
Chat times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time. For more information or to join the chat, visit www.ubalt.edu/chat.
UB Goes Green
The University of Baltimore has established a Sustainability Task Force designed to help the campus become more eco-friendly. The task force’s initial charge involves developing and implementing a plan to fulfill the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, to which UB President Robert L. Bogomolny committed the University when he signed the agreement on Dec. 11, 2007. This is among several steps the University is taking to ensure it is doing its part to reduce its effect on the environment. Diminishing our carbon footprint, planting more trees on campus, encouraging the UB community to use public transportation and exploring sustainable construction methods are all part of UB's focus on embracing one of our University colors—becoming more green.
More information is available at www.ubalt.edu/green.
Academic Spotlight: Management Information Systems Major (B.S.)
The B.S. in Management Information Systems program provides a strong background in information systems theory with an emphasis on acquiring skills that are directly applicable to work in the field. The program emphasizes the business or organizational context of applying technical skills.
Coursework also provides students with a thorough understanding of how technology relates to business processes and environments. With this knowledge, students are equipped to help organizations with a range of technology support for their core activities, including:
For more information, visit the Management Information Systems Web pages.
Advisement and Registration Days
The Office of Transfer Admission and Community College Relations will be hosting Advisement and Registration Days for students interested in enrolling for the fall semester. By attending, students can apply to UB free with an application fee waiver, receive an admission decision, meet with an academic adviser and register for classes. Students should bring with them an official transcript from every institution previously attended. The events are held 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on the following dates:
For more information, contact the Office of Transfer Admission and Community College Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.837.4777.
Maryland Institute for Transfer Success, Fall 2008
The third annual Maryland Institute for Transfer Success will be held Friday, Nov. 7, at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Md. This year’s theme is “Engaging the Community for Transfer Success.” The call for programs is now open, and registration will begin July 15. For more information, visit www.mitsconference.com.
UB Signs New Articulation Agreement
The University has signed an articulation agreement with Prince George’s Community College, easing students’ transfer into UB’s Applied Information Technology program. A copy of this agreement and all of our articulation agreements is available at www.ubalt.edu/articulation.
Important Dates to Remember
May 26 Memorial Day: University of Baltimore closed
June 9 Advisement and Registration Day
June 10 Advisement and Registration Day
July 4 Independence Day: University of Baltimore closed
Aug. 19 Advisement and Registration Day
Aug. 20 Advisement and Registration Day
Sept. 1 Labor Day: University of Baltimore closed
Sept. 2 fall 2008 semester classes begin
Web Sites You Should Have Bookmarked
UB Office of Transfer Admission www.ubalt.edu/transfer
UB application www.ubalt.edu/apply
UB Office of Financial Aid www.ubalt.edu/financialaid
UB scholarships www.ubalt.edu/scholarships
UB tuition www.ubalt.edu/tuition
UB International Services Office www.ubalt.edu/international
UB housing services www.ubalt.edu/housing
UB articulation agreements www.ubalt.edu/articulation
UB academic majors www.ubalt.edu/majors
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