Warning: Bogus Fundraisers
Ventures came and talked to an organization about a fundraiser (pizza sales,
etc.) This company contacts organizations by the flyers in the Union and
sending emails. An organization contacted them and sold 32 pizzas.
The group never heard back from the company, so those students
who sold the pizzas had to answer to angry people.
Before answering an email or flyer, please check out the company through
the Better Business Bureau www.wisconsin.bbb.org.
If they are not listed, then try verifying the company's address
and phone numbers. Ask for the company's full name and address.
If they have a physical local address (not a P. O. Box), then
you can go there if you have problems. Get the names and phone
numbers of the owners. Ask for a list of clients or customers you can
contact for references. Make sure
the references given are legitimate, like a local high school
or another UWM student organization. Follow-up on the references
to be sure there were no problems. If you have problems contact
Campus Police if money was lost and notify the Better Business
Student Leadership Team
is looking for a group of students who want to be trained to be paraprofessional
facilitators and consultants to assist student organization with
leadership issues. The Student Leadership Team will help students to become
activists in their organizations, to take initiative, get involved, and
get things done. The team members will be trained to give a variety
of presentations to students in classrooms, residence halls, Greek chapters,
and student organizations. Applications for the Student Leadership Team
are due January 30, 2004. For more information visit: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/SOAR/Lead/Team/SLT_Overview.htm or contact Tom McGinnity at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next SAC Meeting
has scheduled its next meeting for January 30, 2004 at noon in room
Union 240. To be placed on the agenda, all funding forms must be submitted to the SOAR Office prior to 3 pm on January 27, 2004.
Student Organization Fair
fair will be held Thursday, February 5, from 11am-1pm in the Union Concourse.
If your organization has a table, the contact person will receive
a confirmation email a week prior to the event. If you have yet to sign
up there might be room. Email Erin at email@example.com with the name
of your organization and how to contact you.
Organization Night at UWM Basketball Games
UWM Men's & Women's Basketball Teams are having great season,
so let's support them and increase school spirit on campus! Thursday,
February 12 take the shuttle bus from Sandburg or the Union to
U.S. Cellular to watch the Women take on IPFW at 5pm and the Men play Loyola at 7:30pm. The
will run from 3:30pm to about 10:30pm. The first 3,000 fans receive FREE pom-poms!
The bus and tickets are FREE for UWM students (w/UWM ID). So gather your organization for a social event and support UWM athletics!
Dance Team Makes Finals and Wins 1st Place in Hip Hop
the first time in school history, a UW-Milwaukee spirit squad qualified
for final competition in the Universal Cheerleading and Dance Association's
National Championships. The championships were held this past weekend
in Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The team placed 6th in the
semi-final round and 11th in the final competition. The squad
is now ranked 11th in the nation for Division I Schools and should
be featured on ESPN later
this year (depending on how much editing they do). In addition the squad took
1st Place in the Hip Hop Competition, which was a new category this year.
Congratulations to the team and their coach for representing UWM so well.
Go to the team's web site for photos www.danceteam.uwm.edu.
Multicultural & Industry
for the 2004 Multicultural & Industry Expo! This new event,
being held on Thursday, February 19, 2004, will help you meet
a diverse student population majoring in various disciplines,
including students that can fill
your science and technology positions. Save recruiting time by gaining
a broad exposure to skilled and talented students! Interested?
Register online. Go to:
Call (414) 229-4487. Don't miss this exciting new event. Register today!
forms for the 2004 SOAR Student Leadership Awards will come out in
February. Check your mailboxes or the SOAR web page for nomination
forms. The award categories are: Advisor of the Year, Leader
of the Year, Student Organization of the Year, Program of the
Year, Volunteer of the Year, Student Association Member of the
Year, and Student Organization Service Award.
Publicize Your Events
others know what your organization is doing...you've spent a lot of
time and probably money to put the event/activity together!
Email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 weeks prior to the
event the name of the event, date, time, location, what's going
on, and the sponsoring organization(s). The information will appear in the Post and on the SOAR Events web page.
out the Event Calendar - There are a Lot of Great Events this
your organization is looking for a great way to earn money and help others,
the "Stuff Sale" might be your answer. The Stuff Sale
is a giant yard sale that happens in the fall. The student org
would collect items that students throw away in the spring (text
books, furniture, clothes, cinder blocks, etc.), sort it over
the summer, and sell it in the fall. If you'd like more information about this idea, email Erin at email@example.com.