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Student Organization News: October 30, 2011


  1. Alternative Spring Break Information
  2. Training by Request
  3. Free Marketing for Your Organization
  4. Involvement Opportunities at UWM

Make your Spring Break (March 17-March 25) matter by taking part in an Alternative Spring Break Trip to New Orleans, Louisiana! Gain a global understanding and perspective by pushing your personal boundaries through service. Interested? Contact Rachel at or stop by the CVSL or Adventure Center for more information.

Student Organization Training upon Request
The Center for Student Involvement now offers student organization training upon request. Student organization consultants are ready to attend your organization's meetings to provide training on a variety of topics. Specifically, organizations are encourage to request PantherSync training for both officers and members. Training request should be made at least two weeks prior the training date desired. This allows time to manage staff schedules and assign a trainer for your meeting. To make a training request, visit and click on Organization Training can complete the Training Request for Registered Student Organization form. You can also access this form in PantherSync through the "Forms" tool. Trainings may also be requested by emailing

Marketing student organization events at no cost
The Center for Student Involvement will assist in marketing student organization events if the events are added to the PantherSync calendar with a request to publish the event to the public (all calendars in the system). The text and details of the event can also be included in the Center for Student Involvement ads in the UWM Post. Submissions must be made at least two weeks prior to the event date. To create an event in PantherSync, visit your organization portal and click on the "events" menu button on the left side of the page. Officers of the organization will have access to the "events" tool.

Blood Drive Information for THIS Week!
When:  Wednesday, November 2 , 2011
 Where:  UWM Union Room 191
 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 Sign up to donate.  It’s easy!   

 Option 1: Visit  Once you’re there, enter your donor information in the MyBCW system.  Follow the prompts. 

 Option 2: Call BloodCenter and ask a representative to schedule an appointment for you at the event. 1-877-232-4376

 Eligibility information: or call the Nurse line at (414) 937-6070. They will personally answer any questions you have about your ability to donate.

 What to Bring:  Your State I.D. or BloodCenter Card to your appointment.  Ask a friend to join you in making a donation.

 Help with the drive itself:  We appreciate extra help.  If you are interested in  greeting donors, helping out at the canteen, or  assisting the mobile driver with set-up and take-down of equipment please  let your blood drive coordinator know.

Why Schedule your appointment now: Scheduling your appointment early ensures you are able to pick a time that works best for your schedule.  In addition, scheduled appointments are given priority over walk in appointments the day of the drive.

Who you help:  Click on the link below to see how a donor and a patient have been touched by blood donation.

Questions:  Ask your Blood Drive Coordinator, Courtney Showers at: (262) 490-3590

The BloodCenter of Wisconsin is looking for organizations like yours to sponsor upcoming blood drives at UWM.  We are currently seeking sponsors for our November 2nd drive and our campus wide drive on November 15th.  Becoming a blood drive sponsor is an excellent way for you to promote your organization in a positive way while also giving back to the community.  Sponsorship is a great opportunity for your members to gain leadership, professional and net-working skills through volunteerism and teamwork.  Without student organization sponsors our blood drives would not be possible and we truly appreciate your time and effort.   We would like to thank those organizations who have sponsored drives in the past and would like to send out a thank you to future sponsors.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for either of these two events or would like to be notified about future events or have any further questions please contact either Courtney Showers at or Ashley Tomke at

Volunteer at an MPS Charter School
Urban Day School is a UWM Charter school serving Early Childhood through 8th grade with two locations: 12 & Atkinson and 24th & Vliet. We currently have volunteer opportunities available in our after-school reading tutoring program at both campuses. If you love reading and would like to make a difference in the life of a child, take advantage of this great opportunity.  For more information on the Urban Day School Volunteer Program, please contact Kim Davis, Volunteer Coordinator 414-263.2781 or

Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics!

Special Olympics is planning a polar plunge on Saturday, March 3rd at Bradford Beach.  The Polar Plunge is a great event that raises money for sports training and competition for the Greater Milwaukee area’s 2,200 Special Olympics athletes.

If any Student Organizations is looking for something fun to do as a group, a team building event, or maybe a way to get members more involved the Polar Plunge is a great event for that.  Teams can consist of members of their clubs, friends, classmates, teachers, family or anyone they invite to join their team.
It’s easy for groups to register and collect pledges online. Create your own personal team web page by registering for the event at  

Sixth Annual Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit: Milwaukee and the Great Recession

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Join us for the Annual Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit. This year’s title is Milwaukee and the Great Recession. This will be the sixth year of this event which brings together experts from government, nonprofits, and academia to discuss pressing issues that Milwaukee and the region face in the 21st century. This year’s distinguished panel includes:

Kathryn Dunn, Vice President, Community Investments, Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Dr. William Holahan, Professor, UWM Department of Economics
Daniel Idzikowski, JD, Assistant Dean for Public Service, Marquette University Law School
Deloris Sims, Co-Founder of Legacy Bank, CEO, Legacy Bancorp, Inc.

The Summit will be held at the Hefter Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee, from 3:30 - 5pm with the reception 5-6 on Thursday, November 10, 2011. The Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit is sponsored by UWM Urban Studies Programs, UWM Department of Economics, The Center for Urban Initiatives and Research, The Center for Economic Development, Henry W. Maier Foundation, and the UWM College of Letters and Science.
Participate in a Study
Dear Student Org Leaders and Members,

I am Yan Chen, a PhD candidate at the Lubar School of Business. I am doing a lab experiment for a research project on online security, which is supported by the National Science Foundation. I would like to get help from your organization. I would like to recruit members from your organization to participate in my experiment this week. Participants will be paid $10-$30 UWM bookstore gift card. Please click on the following link for details (experiment information, date, time, place, and how to participate in). If possible, please pass the following link to your members. This study is approved by the IRB. Thank you in advance for your great help.