STUDENT ASSOCIATION ELECTION RESULTS ARE IN
After weeks of debate and arguing, the United Students Voice party claims
the Student Association presidency. While the University disagrees
with the Student Court’s actions in overturning the Independent
Election Commission's sanctions against the United Students Voice Party,
the administration will respect the students' rights to self-governance
under Wisconsin Statute 39.06(5) and not intervene in the Student Court
proceedings. Complete results for the election may be found here: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/SOAR/Stugovt/IEC/Revisedresults.htm.
Although not intervening, the administration strongly recommends that
the new Student Association members review how it and its related bodies
will conduct business in the coming year given the amount of antagonism
and flagrant abuse of its own procedures, as well as fundamental principles
of fairness and ethics, during the past school year. Unprofessional and/or
unethical conduct by Student Association members reflects poorly not
only on the Student Association but also on the entire University. The
University hopes that in the coming year, the Student Association members
can come together to work toward the common good of all UWM students.
CENTER FOR STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IS REORGANIZING
Center for Student Involvement [formerly Student Organization Advising and
Resources (SOAR) Office] will be completing its name change this summer.
All publications are in the process of being revised, we are seeking
to expand the office space in the Union, the staff will be looking at
current roles and duties to determine how better to serve students, undergraduate
and graduate intern positions will be created this fall, and the office's
new web site (http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao/) will be complete. Check out
the new web site now and send us your comments. If you have ideas or
suggestion of how the office can better meet students' needs, please
forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHECK-OFF FUNDING TOTALS
Due to all the election turmoil the check-off funding portion of the
ballots have not been tabulated. The Student Activities Staff expects
to have the ballots counted and the check-off totals posted in a week
or two. All student organizations with check-off funding will be sent
a letter signifying how much and the procedures for spending the money.
Check-off funds will not be available to student organizations until
SUMMER & FALL EMERGENCY GRANTS
Since there has been a delay in getting a new Student Government, the
Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC)h as not been appointed yet. Due
to the time it takes to train SAC members, there will not be a SAC meeting
in June. Another update will be sent out to announce a summer meeting
schedule for the committee.
COLLEGIATE MAGAZINE LOOKING FOR IDEAS
The Center for Student Involvement is collecting articles, pictures and poems
next Collegiate Magazine issue. If you had a great trip to Italy, an
experience on campus you want to share, or a poem you wrote about Victor
E. SEND IT! The magazine is looking for stories about UW-Milwaukee student
organization leaders. The Collegiate Magazine is specifically designed
for the UW-Milwaukee campus and will be distributed next fall in the
Union and Sandburg Residence Halls. Here is your chance to be famous
and appear in print. Send ideas or stories to Nicholas Lemuse at email@example.com.
FALL STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR
September 7, 2005 will be the Organization Fair (Party with the Panther
in Spaights Plaza with a carnival). This is a way to promote your organization
and get more members. To reserve a table contact Nicholas Lemus at 414
229-6760 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will need a contact name
(spelling), number (with area code) and a good e-mail address during
the summer. The contact person will have to confirm two weeks before
September 7th, 2005 otherwise the table will be released to groups on
the waiting list.