The Leading Edge
Volume 8 -Issue 8 April 2004  

Involvement Opportunities:

Student Org News:
Council of Student Orgs
Funding Changes

Upcoming Events:

Org of the Month

President's Corner

Advisor's Corner

Quote Corner


SAC Funding
The SAC meeting for current year funding (expenditures up until June 30th) will be April 2 meeting for 2:30pm in Union 340.

The SAC meeting for next year’s funding (expenditures from July 1st to December 31st) will be on April 16 at noon in Union 191. All grant requests for this meeting must be turned into the SOAR Office at noon in April 2. This meeting is only for fall grants over $700. For grants under $700, there will be a meeting in early May (Date and time TBA)

Students Association Elections
The Student Association elections are rapidly approaching and this is your opportunity to select your representing officials in SA government. SA elections will be held on April 6th and 7th, 2004. Polls will be at the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) Building, the UWM Union, and at Sandburg Hall. The polls will be open on the 6th and 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Information about the elections can be found at:

SOAR Awards - Nominations are due on March 31st
Don't miss out on this opportunity to nominate your organization or members of your organization to receive the recognition you deserve for a year of hard work and progress! There are 7 different awards, and one has a cash prize. To get the nomination forms, go to & click on "Award Forms," or stop by the SOAR Office.

Student Planner/Handbook
Hopefully you are familiar with the new Student Planner/Handbook that was given out for free this last fall to students. To ensure that the calendar is useful to students & that they use it regularly, we would like to include as many key dates as possible. The dates could be for specific events, national awareness campaigns, deadlines, and other important information about activities that are a part of your organization. Please try to look into the spring and summer dates for the 2004/05 year as well. Send all information to Erin at by May 1st!

HabiFest - A nationwide, student-initiated day of advocating for affordable housing
Wednesday, March 31st, 2004, Spaights Plaza, Speakers at Noon, Activities and tabling ALL DAY, Sleep out ALL NIGHT. Sponsored by UWM Habitat for Humanity. If any student orgs would like to get involved, please contact UWM Habitat for Humanity at If an organization is interested, they would make a donation of $25 towards our Habitat for Humanity

House Fund, and this donation sponsors a cardboard box to decorate, which will be on display all day in Spaights Plaza. The complete collection of cardboard boxes will resemble our version of a shanty-town.

First Annual CAB Week
On Monday, April 5, 2004, the Campus Activities Board will kick off its first annual CAB week, which will be packed with fun filled and entertaining events for all of UWM. Rock the Vote will kick off the week with Rock the Vote and continue with free makeovers in the Union, an illusion show by Christopher Carter, Speed Dating and Recess. All events during CAB week are free to students, staff and visitors. Stop by any and all of the CAB Week Events in order to eat free food, be entertained, and have a bit of fun. For more information, please see the SOAR calendar.

Bike Rentals
The Cycling Club at UWM is again renting bikes for the spring semester. The cost of rental is 20 dollars with a 20 dollar deposit. All bikes are nice 10 and 12 speeds, cruisers, road bikes, and a few mountain bikes. All are in great shape. To find out more about the program, please go to: and click on the "Bike Loan Program" link on the left. The application for this program is also at the website. We will be distributing bikes on Monday, March 29th, 2004 from 2 to 5pm in the Union Concourse. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Nahum Burt, Bike Program Coordinator, 414-332-8935,

An additional update was sent out on March 31, 2004

SAC Fall Semester Funding (2004-2005)
All grant requests for over $700 ARE DUE FRIDAY AT NOON (April 2) to the SOAR Office, room 350 Union. Forms are available online at:

Check-off Funding Codes now available
SA elections will be held on April 6th and 7th, 2004 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Polls will be at the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) Building, the UWM Union, and at Sandburg Hall. You can find out the code for your student organization at:

SA GROW Weekend
GROW, or the GrassRoots Organizing Weekend, will be held at UW-Milwaukee from Friday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 25th, 2004. For more information please feel free to contact the UW-Milwaukee Student Association at 229-4366 or stop by 363 Union Building.

Union Offices
The Union Policy Board will be distributing office lease applications next week some time. The applications will be due April 19th. As soon as more information is known, another email will be sent out.

Editor's Notes
The Leading Edge is filled with information, tips, and ideas to assist student organization officers, members & advisors in the management of their organizations. The Leading Edge is a monthly on-line newsletter published from September to April by the Student Organization Advising & Resources (SOAR) Office.
Articles and copy ideas are due by the 20th of the month prior to when the information will be published. If you have suggestions or ideas for the newsletter, please sent them to epearce @ or to Leading Edge, Box 413, Union 350, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

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