The Leading Edge
Volume 8 -Issue 9 May 2004  

Involvement Opportunities:

Student Org News:
Council of Student Orgs
Funding Changes

Upcoming Events:
Calendar

Org of the Month

President's Corner

Advisor's Corner

Quote Corner

 

SOAR IS CHANGING ITS NAME
Student Organizations and Resources Office is becoming the Center for Student Involvement on July 1st. Over the past few years the SOAR had expanded its programs and services beyond just managing student organizations and segregated fees. The office staff are more involved in advising Student Association and its committees, developing campus events, overseeing the Greek System, encouraging school spirit, getting students involved, and providing leadership training. In addition, the office manages a student computer network. Changing the name to Center for Student Involvement will assist us in marketing our services and programs and provide an easier and more comprehensive web presence at UWM. The name change won't change what we do, but it will better inform people of what we do.


UNION OFFICES
The Union Policy Board will provide SOAR with a list of office assignments for the 2004-2005 year sometime tomorrow (April 29). As soon as we get it we will post it outside of our office. If you are unhappy with your assignment, you must submit a letter of appeal in writing (no email) to the Union Policy Board. Appeals are due Monday May 3, 2004, to the SOAR Office prior to 4 pm. THIS IS NOT A LOT OF TIME, so please do not procrastinate.


FALL ORGANIZATION FAIR - PARTY WITH THE PANTHER
Forms are now available to reserve a table for the fall organization fair. (see www.soar.uwm.edu). On September 9, 2004, you will have 4 hours (11am-3pm) to recruitment new members and publicize your organization. There is a limited number of tables available, so submit this form ASAP. (Please make sure the email listed on the form is active during the summer & early next fall.) For more information contact epearce@uwm.edu.


STUDENT ASSOCIATION POSITIONS
Applications for Director and web designer positions are now available in the SOAR Office. Submit your application and resume to by and are due on Tuesday, May 4, 2004: SOAR Office, Union Room 350, Attn: Brett Belden. When applying, please remember to submit TYPED responses and any letters of recommendation. The final recommendations will be posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 outside of the SOAR Office. All appointments must be confirmed at the Senate meeting in June. For any questions or concerns, please contact any of the following: President-Elect Brett Belden (bpbelden@uwm.edu) or Chief of Staff Trina Best (autumnbell811@yahoo.com).


STUDENT COURT POSTIONS
University Student Court application for this coming year are available in the SOAR Office. Court Justices are appointed for a two year term. Applications are due to the Student Organization Advising and Resources (SOAR) Office located in Union Room 350 no later than 4:00 pm May 10, 2004. For more information contact court@uwm.edu.


MAKE MONEY FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION AT THE UWM BLOCK PARTY!
We are looking for student volunteers to staff the UWM Rocks the Block Party on Thursday, May 20 from 4-11:30pm. You can raise up to $50 per person who volunteers for the event for your student organization! The main duties include food preparation, food sales & clean up. For more information contact epearce@uwm.edu.


NEW NATIONAL SORORITY - PHI SIGMA SIGMA - TO COME TO CAMPUS IN THE FALL
UWM is proud to announce that Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority will be joining the Greek Community in the fall of 2004. For information about the sorority, check out their site at: http://www.phisigmasigma.org. Updates will be posted on the Student Activities (SOAR) Greek web page throughout the summer.


SAVE THE DATES - HOMECOMING 2004
Homecoming 2004 will take place October 11-17th. We're bringing back a lot of last year's great events & adding a few more...it will be a great week!


STUDENT ORGANIZATION COMPETITION TO SUPPORT THE TROOPS
In an effort to increase morale and show support, we are collecting goods for the United States Soldiers stationed in the Middle East. Please, show your respect and how much you care for others called away from their comfortable homes. Let's back our brothers and sisters and tell them, "WE CARE!" For a little inspiration, we have developed a competition between the student organizations. Each item has been given a point value according to cost and necessity. The student organization that acquires the most points will win a pizza party from Papa John's. Student organizations may simply bring their items to the Student Association office on May 4th or May 5th by 5PM to be tallied. Competition instructions were put into student organization mailboxes or you can pick up from the SA Office, 363 Union building. For more information contact: Sarah Lovern, sblovern@uwm.edu or (414) 963-1563.



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 @ uwm.edu or to Leading Edge, Box 413, Union 350, Milwaukee, WI 53201.


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