POLITICAL ACTIVITY RULES
your student organization is NOT classified as "political," your
organization may not endorse, donate money to, or work on behalf of
any candidate or political party. Members of your organization may
a candidate or party, but they may not use your organizations name
in doing so. If you are unsure of your organization's classification
by the SOAR Office, Union 350 or check the web page, www.uwm.edu/UWM/Student/Org.
can not be used for political activities, so you CANNOT: Send
via university email (email@example.com) or use university based web sites for
any political based information regarding a specific candidate or party. (You
must use off-campus resources for this purpose, e.g. yahoo, hotmail, execpc, roadrunner, etc.). Organizations may not use segregated fees
support a person's candidacy or a political party's promotional campaign; this
includes the use of your organization's computer, telephone, facsimile machine or other university property.
Association has posted the nominations forms for the Student government
elections, which will be held in April. Students interested inrunning
for President, Vice President, or Senator must turn in a nominationform
a long with an appropriate amount of signatures before March 9th to
beon the ballot. For more information on the elections go to: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/SOAR/Stugovt/IEC/IEC.html
Association has several open Senate seats: College of Letters and
Sciences (1 Seat), Graduate School (3 Seats), Peck School of the Arts
(1 Seat), & Architecture
and Urban Planning (1 Seat). If you are interested in serving
as a senator for your school or college, please go to the SA web
site (www.sa.uwm.edu) and fill out
a committee interest form. Applications are due 4 days prior to
next senate meeting.
The next senate meeting is Sunday, February 22, 2004
SOAR Award Nominations
forms are available on the web (www.soar.uwm.edu). The forms will
also be distributed to student organization mailboxes & in
the SOAR Office soon. Nominations are due March 31st.
Due to university vending contracts student organizations are not
allowed to sell vending machine products (candy, gum, and other
snack items) on
campus property. Due to health code regulations student organizations
are not allowed to distribute food on campus without a permit. This
cooking food off campus and delivering it on campus. (See the food
sale policy in the student organization manual, page 18). The University
has an exclusive contract with Coca Cola, therefore no organization
may distribute, sell, or endorse another soft drink company.
check with the SOAR Financial Specialist before spending any
segregated fees. We have had some students no be reimbursed for student
organization expenses because they did not follow state procedures
expenditures. There are numerous regulations governing the expenditure
state funds and if you do not follow these procedures you may not be
eligible for reimbursement. Reminders: You can not be reimbursed
expenditure prior to the allocation being approved by Student Association. You
must save original receipts. If your funding came from SAC, you can not move
money from one area in your budget to another without SAC approval. Do not
purchase furniture, office equipment, or other large ticket items before checking
with SOAR. Many of these items have specific state purchasing procedures that must be followed.
are currently 3 open seats on the committee. The purpose and function
of the Student Organization Advising and Resources [SOAR] Office Advisory
Committee is to oversee and make recommendations related to the
the SOAR Office concerning policies, budgets and hiring of fulltime staff.
If you are interested in serving on the committee, please fill out
the committee interest form on the Student Association's web page:
student organization has reported a missing vacuum cleaner. If anyone
took a vacuum from the Union 3rd floor hallway, please return it to the
Office so it can be returned to the owner.
SPRING BREAK OPPORTUNITY
Habitat for Humanity Chapter on campus is offering an alternative spring
break trip (March 21-28) to build houses in either Lexington, Kentucky
or Baltimore, Maryland. Cost is $150, plus $15 Habitat
registration fee. Travel (by minivan), lodging, and food is included.
Participants are required to do some fundraising. Pick up an application
at: the Center for Volunteerism & Student Leadership or outside the
office in the Architecture Building Room 473. If you have any additional
questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Display Case Use in the Union
two display cases on the north exterior wall of the 8th Note Coffeehouse
can be reserved through Reservations & Event Planning for no
charge. Also, the display
case in the Student Org wing of the Union can also be used by
student organization, and can be reserved in the SOAR Office.
A STOOL CONTEST
don't have to be an artist to enter this friendly competition. It might
be just the chance to show off your creative side. This competition
to all UWM staff and faculty, students and alumni. There is a $10 entrance
fee once you pick up the stool in February. Bring exact cash or a
made out to UWM. No credit cards can be accepted. Prizes will be awarded
for the most creatively decorated stools. Individuals not associated
the committee, nor participating as a contestant will vote on the best
of the best. A special shout out to Midwest Airlines for donating
two round trip tickets on Midwest Airlines (some restrictions
apply) as the GRAND PRIZE! Entry forms are available in the Department
of Human Resources (Engelmann 125, 2033 E. Hartford Avenue). Contact
Pauli Taylorboyd for questions, concerns - Pauli@uwm.edu or 414-229-3787.
for something FUN to do? There are lots of events going on this
spring...check it out at www.soar.uwm.edu under
BLACK & GOLD FORUMS
Black & Gold Committee and the Student Association are sponsoring
a series of campus-wide forums this semester. They will be presenting
information on current projects and seeking your feedback. The first
two forums are:
Thursday, February 26, 2004
Fireside Lounge, UWM Union
Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Fireside Lounge, UWM Union
April 24, 2004, 10am-1pm
is part of a national campaign to fight hunger and homelessness. The
goal is to raise $7000 (before the 24th) and draw in 1,000 volunteers.
is looking for team leaders, volunteers, and organizations to participate.
There will be a prize for the team leader's team that brings in the
money, as well as a treat for the team. A possibility for the team
prize is a PDA (a.k.a. Palm Pilot). All you would have to do is attempt
raise money and come out on the 24th for approximately 3 hours of service.
The goal for each person is to raise $30. T-Shirts are a possibility
those who reach the goal. E-Mail email@example.com to volunteer
you have questions.