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Student Organization News: November 17, 2011


  1. Participate in Conversations About Renovating the UWM Union!
  2. Interested in Spring Co-Programming Options in the Union?
  3. Training by Request
  4. Looking to Travel via Car? Are you authorized to drive? Learn more here!
  5. Sexual Health, Educate Yourself and Attend this Program!
  6. Free Marketing for Your Organization
  7. Involvement Opportunities at UWM
    1. International Education Week
    2. Volunteer Opportunities

UWM Union – Participate in Planning for the Union Renovation Project!

Please consider joining us next Thursday, November 17th in our journey to build a more perfect Union. This conceptual planning forum, facilitated by Workshop Architects, will focus on design concepts within the UWM Student Union. The Session will take Place in Ballroom East in the UWM Union between 4-7pm.

For more information about the renovation process so far, please visit:

Please RSVP and direct question to Chelsea at 414.229.6062 or

Interested in Co-Programming with Union Programming? Greetings from UWM Union Sociocultural Programming!

First of all, I want to introduce myself to those of you whom I have not yet had the chance to meet. My name is Claudia Guzmán and I am the new Sociocultural Program Manager for the UWM Union. I look forward to meeting and working with you all!

I am writing because we are currently in the process of collecting calendar entries for the Spring 2012 Union Sociocultural Programming Calendar – and we want to help you promote your spring events!


  1. Type of Event: (Examples: film, conference, lecture, concert, etc.)
  2. Event Date:
  3. Day of the Week:
  4. Title of Event:
  5. Time:
  6. Location:
  7. Price: (Note: if this isn't a free event, please indicate a price and whether or not it is open to the public)
  8. Brief Description of Event: (Please include detailed information and limit your text to 40 words or less. You must adhere to this in order for your submission to be considered)
  9. Name (of individual or organization) and Phone Number to be called for detailed information related to this event:
  10. Sponsoring Organization(s):

Submit the information or completed form(s) to Claudia Guzmán via e-mail ( or campus mail (Union 334) by Thursday, November 17, 2011, no later than 4:30 p.m.
If you have images to submit along with your events (photos, logos, etc.), please send them via e-mail ( (Please note: high resolution photos work best for the calendar.)
To ensure that your copy and images have been received, feel free to call or e-mail me for confirmation.
If you have any questions, I can be reached at 229-6998.

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

Driver Authorizations – How to Get Approved. How to check to see who in your org is approved.
If you would like to request reimbursement for gas or mileage in combination with a travel grant you must first become an authorized driver for your student organization through the University. To become an authorized driver you would need to complete a driver authorization form. This form can be found on the Center for Student Involvement's website at

Click on the Forms and Resources tab, scroll down and in the right hand column under Financial Request Forms there is a link to PDF and Word versions of the driver authorization document which contains instructions on how to complete it correctly. Copies are also available in the Center for Student Involvement in Union 363.

A complete list of approved drivers is available just under the Driver Authorization forms on our website if you are unsure who in your organization is eligible to drive.
Sexual Health is Important, Learn More Here
Title: Birds and Bees for the New Millennium
Presenters: Dr. Cynthia Koren DO, Brian Stahlkopf MS, LPC, of UWM Norris Health Center
Date: December 1, 2011,
Place: Union room 191
Time: 3:00-4:30
Come Learn About:

Birds and Bees for the New Millennium is an interactive presentation focusing on understanding different sexually transmitted infections, risks associated with engaging in different sexual behaviors, proper condom usage, and the importance of effective communication and self esteem within relationships. Throughout the presentation participants will also have the opportunity to reflect upon and examine their own sexual behavior, choices and values. The presentation is highly interactive and encourages group and individual interaction within a safe atmosphere of openness and fun!

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.
Involvement Opportunities at UWM

International Education Week 2011
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

In celebration of International Education Week, UWM's Center for International Education coordinates an array of programs in co-sponsorship with many units across campus. You can find complete program information on our website:

Thursday, November 17th
*International Bazaar, 10am-2pm, Union Concourse

Friday, November 18th
*Global Networks: A Global Studies Fellows Colloquium, 11am-1pm, Garland 104
*How's it Going? U.S. Holidays, 2:30-4pm, Greene Hall
*Turkish Film Festival, Union Theatre

Volunteer Opportunities

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

Monday, November 28th
Take the first step to emerge as a leader! Emerging Leaders is a two-year program designed to develop future leaders. Participants engage in workshops, activities, internships, volunteerism, retreats, and classroom learning that allows for the development of a leader on campus, in the community, and in a future career. Access the application at

December 19th-21st, 11am-3pm
Help under served parents pick out new toys for their children! Do you have Spanish or Hmong speaking skills? Let us know when you sign up, both Spanish and Hmong speaking volunteers are needed to translate for parents. Volunteer on either Monday the 19th, Tuesday the 20th, Wednesday the 21st, or volunteer a combination of the three from 11am-3pm. Transportation is provided.If you are interested, please email to sign up.