The Leading Edge.

Student Organization News: April 20, 2012


  1. Big Thank You to the Senate Appropriations Committee
  2. Sister's with Voices Conference
  3. Looking to Kick-Start your Career? Check Out This Opportunity!
  4. Lavender Graduation
  5. Job & Service Opportunities
    1. Norris Health Center
    2. COAST Leaders
    3. City Year
    4. Panther Pals

BIG Thanks to the Senate Appropriations Committee!

The Center for Student Involvement would like to thank the Senate Appropriation Committee, under the leadership of Rachel Falk and Erin Christens, for their commitment to students and student organization funding. Over the course of the past several weeks, culminating in this past weekend's grant hearings, SAC spent countless hours helping to provide recommendations for funding to support student organizations for the coming year. CSI and our staff would like to thank them for their commitment and service. SAC, we salute you!

Sisters with Voices Conference

Monday, April 23, 8am-2pm, UWM Union Wisconsin Room

Sisters with Voices is a campus-community event that provides young women with a series of workshops encouraging them to speak up and speak out about womanhood. This year's conference brings high school girls from across the city to dialogue with UWM women students about self-protection, self-esteem, and self-love. Danae Davis, CEO of Pearls for Teen Girls will be the keynote speaker and featured artists Pierrea Wallace, Dasha Kelly and Fiery Phoenix will entertain and inspire participants in words and song. Join us for this exciting and thought-provoking conference!

Free. Registration required. Students can register to participate at

If you are interested in volunteering or for questions please contact Monique Liston at the UWM Women's Resource Center: or 414-229-2852.

Sponsored by the UWM Department of Africology, Africology NOW, UWM Women's Resource Center, UWM Black Cultural Center, UWM Union Sociocultural Programming, UWM Trio & Pre-College Program, UWM African American Student Academic Services, UWM Academic Opportunity Center, UWM Division of Student Affairs/Inclusive Excellence Center, Black Student Union, Black Graduate Student Alliance, and Sistaz with Voicez.

Do you know about the UWM Career Development Center? Check out the exciting walk-in clinic they are holding!!

Seven Steps to a Satisfying Major and Career

  1. Know yourself and create your career profile
  2. Academic Options: Learn about yours
  3. Career Options: How to learn about yours
  4. Career Options: Connect your profile
  5. Plan, test, volunteer, intern, work, gain skills
  6. Job searches, interviews and resumes: Intern and professional
  7. Overcoming frequent stressors and barriers

Event Space is limited! First-come, first-served!

Thursday, May 3rd, 10-12 Union 280

More about the Career Development Center:

The clinics offered by the center can provide you materials "to-go," or help you participate in quick activities designed to help you…

• choose a major or career
• gain related experience
• find a summer job
• achieve an internship
• develop your resume
• organize a job search
• prepare for interviews
• deal with barriers, time and social
• pressures or other career challenges

For accommodations, requests or more information, please call the Career Development Center at (414) 229-4487, visit their office in Mellencamp 128, or view their website:

Lavender Graduation 2012

The Lavender Graduation 2012 Team is writing you today to ask and encourage you to let your soon-to-be and recent LGBTQIA* graduates that theycan be recognized at Lavender Graduation 2012 on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

Graduate & Undergraduate students who graduated or will graduate: Fall 2011, Spring 2012, or Summer 2012 can be recognized at the May 15th event. Interested students should contact us: or call 414.229.4116. Questions about Lavender Graduation can also be directed there.

UWM Campus Community members & their guests are welcome to attend. We ask interested individuals to RSVP to See the attached flier for information, the event will have hors d'oeuvres/appetizers and cupcakes from Milwaukee Cupcake Company. We look forward to connecting with you and interested students.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in publicizing the event!

Lavender Graduation


Norris Health

The Norris Health Center Office of Health Promotion and Wellness is hiring Peer Health Educators for the 2012-2013 school year!

The Peer Health Educators are a group of students who function as team members in the development and implementation of health promotion initiatives throughout the campus community. The Peer Health Educators are employees of Norris Health Center Office of Health Promotion and Wellness and represent the Norris Health Center by serving as liaisons to residence life, student organizations, and other departments on campus.

All interested applicants must:

Application materials are available at the Norris Health Center Office of Health Promotion and Wellness in Union 350. Completed application materials are due by 4:30pm on Friday, April 13, 2012. Late or incomplete application materials will not be considered. Interviews will be conducted beginning April 23.

All questions regarding the position and/or the application process can be directed to Brian Stahlkopf, Supervisor of the Peer Health Educators, at 414-229-2919 or

The Neighborhood Housing Office is seeking applicants for COAST Leader positions.

The Community Outreach and Assistance for Student Tenants (COAST) program provides UWM students living off-campus with information about resources available to them and helps them improve communication between students and long term residents. A detailed position description and application are attached to this e-mail for your reference. More information about the Neighborhood Housing Office and COAST Program can be found at

Please apply if you are seeking employment, especially if currently living off campus or planning to do so for the upcoming academic year. This is an excellent fit for someone who enjoys helping fellow students, building community in creative ways, and using their skills in a new way. We are especially interested in students planning to live near our campus in the upcoming year.

Jesica A. Berndt, M.Ed.

Director, Neighborhood Housing Office

Community Outreach and Assistance for Student Tenants (COAST)

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Office: (414) 229-6999

Service Opportunities with City Year

City Year Milwaukee will be hosting our final Open House on Friday, April 20! This will be a great opportunity for interested individuals to learn more about our service before our application deadline on April 30. Guests will tour our office, hear a presentation on City Year's service, benefits, and application process, and have an opportunity to participate in a Q&A with current and former corps members. This is also another way to stand out amongst the hundreds of applicants applying for positions with City Year Milwaukee.

Yours in service,

Kobena-Marcus J. Collins

Recruitment Director

City Year Milwaukee

648 North Plankinton Ave.; Suite 190 | Milwaukee, WI 53203

T: 414-882-2020 | C: 414-712-6930 | F: 414-223-0152 |

Interesting in Lending a Hand to New Students at UWM? Be a Panther Pal. Be a Hero.

The Residence Life Department is looking for student volunteers to help with Fall 2012 opening by serving as Panther Pals. A Panther Pals is:

• An integral part to Residence Life having a successful opening
• A helping hand to new students and parents when moving in
• One of the first faces new students see when they arrive to campus
• A student that creates the welcoming environment parents and students hope for

The benefits of being a Panther Pal are:

• Earning 15-20 hours of community service in less than a week
• Receiving $75-$100 in Gold Points
• The chance to get together with your whole student group and promote your organization

In order to be a Panther Pal, students cannot have any other commitments on campus from August 27th thru August 31st, and be able to work 3-4 four hour shifts during these days. Applications can be found at: and at the Sandburg and Cambridge Residence Life Offices. Please contact Coleen Loding at for more information.