Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Update for March

We are almost half way through the spring 2020 semester already. Time goes by so quickly!

A few things to mark on your calendars this month:

  • Mid-term grades are due March 13.
  • Spring break is the week of March 16-20. Enjoy some time for yourself and get some rest!
  • The 2020 AIHEC Student Conference is March 21-25. Eighteen students and coaches will be flying to New Mexico for this fun competition with some of the top college students in the country attending and competing in events.
  • The Project Sage Monthly Seminar is Tuesday, March 31, at noon in Building 61, the same building where we always meet. Lunch will be provided. 
On another note, Brenda is going to be leaving us Monday, March 9, for 8 weeks. Brenda had a cancerous tumor removed and is going to be in Minnesota for radiation treatment. We wish her well and will be thinking about her. Her doctors are expecting a full recovery so good news! Prayers for her as she goes through this treatment. 

Lezlie will be your point of contact and Leah Hamann is going to teach one of her classes. I am always available to you, too, if you need anything. 

My cell is (701) 390-4440. I suggest you text me first because I've got this spam thing going on and ignore most numbers I don't recognize. 

Happy Wednesday!


Thursday, January 30, 2020

February Monthly Seminar

I'm posting this early since it's being held earlier in the month. See you all there!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

January Monthly Seminar

The monthly meeting for Project Sage will be held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 12 noon in Building 61. This is the same building we've met in for past meetings (upstairs from Security).

Your attendance at these seminars is expected - and we'll provide you with lunch.

See you then - mark your calendars!

Thank you.


2020 Spring Student Support

Welcome to a new year and new semester!

This post is to update you on the student support payment you are eligible for if you are a Project Sage scholar and meeting the criteria.

If you have passed all three of the Praxis Core tests, you are eligible to receive $4,000 per semester. Of course, you also have to be enrolled full-time, passing your courses and meeting the minimum score on the dispositions assessment. But those of you who are at this level meet this criteria.

If you have taken and passed at least one Praxis Core test, and have met the other criteria, you are eligible for $3,000 per semester.

If you are eligible for this student support, I'm going to wait a couple weeks to request the payment for you. The reason for this is we want to make sure your other funding sources are posted first, especially Pell (Title IV) if you're eligible for it. Once Pell is posted, the request for Sage support for those of you who are eligible will be processed.

As we've said in the past, please do not contact any of us and ask about the status of your support payment. I will let you know when the request for payment is submitted. After that, we have no way of tracking it. You'll just have to watch your student account info in to see when it's posted. Please don't call Financial Aid or Student Accounts either. As hard as it is, just be patient and watch for it in my.uttc. Again, we'll let you know when it's submitted. Once it's submitted, the money is usually in your hands within 8-10 business days.

Stay warm and I'll see you at the monthly Sage seminar that will be scheduled soon.

Thank you.


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Fall 2019 Student Support

We are planning to submit the request for your student support payment to Finance beginning Monday of this week. If you have passed all three of your Praxis tests, you will receive an award of $4,000 for the semester. If you have passed at least one, you will receive an award of $3,000.

We will be checking grades so I'm hoping you're all doing well in your courses. It's early in the semester so if you're missing one assignment, it's going to drop your grade. Do what you can to get them up so we can move forward with the student support for you.

A couple of you still have a few steps that need to be completed before we can process your award. I will send you an email, letting you know the things we need turned in.

It was nice visiting with you at the Sage Seminar this past Thursday. I look forward to these monthly meetings. Brenda and Lezlie keep me updated on how well you're all doing so know that I'm wishing you continued success and that you have my total support.

Have a wonderful semester and we'll be in touch!


Friday, July 12, 2019

Reggio Emilia Training

Brianne Teevan, owner of Bambini Creativi, will be on campus to provide training to the preschool staff July 23-25. Bambini Creativi is a family owned private and independent school founded serving preschool and elementary students.

You are invited to participate in this training if you are interested in learning more about Reggio Emilia, the philosophy that Brianne uses in the Bambini school. 

Reggio Emilia is an educational philosophy that uses self-directed, experiential learning in a relationship-driven environment. It was developed after World War III in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and gets its name from the city.

If you are interested in attending, please email Lisa at The training is all day on those three days and you will receive a stipend for attending. You will have to stay all day, all three days, to get the stipend. This is a great opportunity so think about it! Thank you!