Leading Edge Newsletter - January 2005
Volume 10 - Issue 1
5th Annual Student Achievement Awards Ceremony 2004-2005
The Center for Student Involvement is pleased to present its 5th Annual Achievement Awards Ceremony. Each year student organizations at UWM go above expectations and prove to be exemplary. This year was no different. Students and student organizations have worked hard to develop, grow, and obtain their goals. The Center for Student Involvement wants to recognize these students and their organizations. The Awards Ceremony will be held on April 20, 2005, in the Union Ballroom East.. The ceremony will honor several categories of student and organizational leadership. The award categories are:

Advisor of the Year
Outstanding Leadership Award
Outstanding Student Organization Award
Outstanding Program Award
Student Association Award
Student Organization Service Award
Outstanding Volunteer Award

We would greatly appreciate you taking the time to nominate your organization(s), advisor, and/or a member of your organization for one or more of the above awards.
Nominations are due March 18, 2005, by 2:30p.m. in the CSI, Union 350.

Event Grant Opportunity
Funds are available for UWM student groups and campus departments who would like to sponsor an alcohol-free event for the student body.  Request for Proposals for Alcohol Free Campus Events

Senate Meeting
The next student senate meeting is Sunday, January 30th at 3:30 pm in the Union Concourse.  Agenda items must be submitted by email to Chris Vega (cjvega3571@tmail.com) prior to Tuesday, January 25th at 4:30 pm.

SAC Meeting
The next SAC meeting will be January 31st at 7pm in Union E250.  Forms are due Wednesday, January 26th at Noon.  Grants are limited to $700 or less.  Remember travel and event grants must be submitted six weeks in advance of the event or departure date.  Do not wait for meeting announcements to turn your grant request form in, or you may be too late.  Forms and regulations can be found at:  http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao/forms_funding.html

Union Office Requests
The process for receiving an office in the union is changing!  This spring, the Union Policy Board will be enacting new procedures on how they allocate space to student organizations.  All registered student organizations are able to apply for an office, so watch your mailbox for the new contract in February.  Forms and more information will be available at www.activities.uwm.edu as soon as they are available (probably mid February).

UWM Post Advertising
Provided by the Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC)
If your organization is interested in advertising in the Post, SAC has purchased a half page of ad space for each edition. Please email event information to Stacy Van Kleef, SA Treasurer, at satreas@uwm.edu or drop it off for her in the Student Association office (Union 363). If you have questions about this process feel free to ask. Email Stacy or call the SA office at 229-4366. Information must be provided by noon on the Thursday prior to the Post that you would like to have your event information in. The Post is published each Wednesday.

Union Work Orders
Beginning second semester, The Union will introduce a new way for student organizations with offices in the Union to request work from the Union's Mechanical Services. You can fill out an electronic work order at the following web page http://www.aux.uwm.edu/union/wo/.  Click on the “enter a work order” option on the page and fill out your work request. If you include your email address you'll get a confirmation of your work request emailed to you. You can also use this page to check on the progress of your work request. Once the work is completed, you'll get an email confirmation of completion.

Tea Sale for the Tsunami Relief Fund
The tea sale for the Tsunami Relief Fund will be on Monday, Jan 31, Tuesday Feb 1, Thurs. Feb. 3, Fri. Feb. 4th.   We will be tabling from 10am-2pm and we are looking for Student Organizations to work the tea sale for two hour increments.  The proceeds will go to the UWM's Tsunami Relief effort. This will be a good way for your Student Organization to be apart of a great effort.  Please contact Trina Best @ tmbest@uwm.edu  or Mikki Guerra at mjguerra@uwm.edu or call the Student Association office at 229-4366 to sign up for the tea sale. 

Blood Drive
The Center for Volunteerism, Student Association, Peer Mentoring Center, Norris Health Center, and Peer Health Advocates would like to invite and encourage you to participate in the upcoming blood drive on February 8th from 9:00am-5:00pm in the Union Ballroom.  Even if you have already registered for this blood drive, we need you to re-register.  Send name, email, phone, and donation time to lmarks@uwm.edu

Charity Ball
On February 25, 2005 join SCR and the Student Association in the Union’s Wisconsin room to, not only raise money, but to have a good time.  Prizes will be raffled off throughout the night!  Enjoy hors d’oeurves, sub sandwiches, a full cash bar and dance the night away for this generous cause:  Children’s Miracle Network.  The Children’s Miracle Network was established to raise money for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  Currently, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is rated third in Wisconsin by Child Magazine.  We can keep it there with your help!  In an effort to keep Wisconsin proud, Sigma Chi Rho has joined forces with UW-Milwaukee’s Student Association to raise money for this charitable foundation.  For reservations or questions, please email us at charityball2005@yahoo.com.

Tsunami Disaster Relief
Individuals that would like help out and donate to the victims of the natural disaster in southern Asia, The Center for Volunteerism & Student Leadership (CVSL) and Asian Faculty & Staff Association (AFSA) have listed three charities that are providing emergency relief in the form of water sanitation, medical help, and tackling the massive issues of hunger and homelessness to the areas hardest hit.  If you would like to drop off a donation, simply bring it to the CVSL office located on the ground floor of the Union – please bring your donation in an envelope so that if the CVSL office is temporarily closed when you come by, you can slide the donation under the door.   You may also send a check through intercampus mail.  If you have any questions feel free to respond to this email at lmarks@uwm.edu or by calling 229-3161. For more info:

LGBT Center Upcoming Events - www.lgbt.uwm.edu
Feb 16 - Keith Boykin, 7:30 pm, Union Ballroom, Free. 
Author of "One more bridge to Cross" Black and Gay in America. He also was special counsel to  President Bill Clinton.

Feb 26 - Annual Drag Show, 8pm , Union Ballroom, Free.
Sponsored by the Rainbow Alliance.  Donations go to Project Q. 

April 15 - Tony Kushner, 8pm Wisconsin Room. Tickets 5$.
Part of the Distinguished Lecturer Series.  Author of Angels in America.

UWM's 2005 Diversity Career Day
Interested in attending UWM's 2005 Diversity Career Day?  Over 90 companies, agencies, organizations, and educational institutions participate in this event to provide career and internship opportunities to UW-Milwaukee/UW System students/community. The Diversity Career Day attracts 300-500 students, alumni, and professionals from diverse groups, as well as from every academic discipline and class standing. For more information, please contact Ada Walker (phone: 414-229-4486) or Linda Huang (phone: 414-229-5433). Or you can register online by going to: www.cdc.uwm.edu/diversitycareerday.

My name is Craig Bradley and I’m the system admin for a student organization at MSOE named S.P.A. (Slackers and Procrastinators Anonymous). We are a club that promotes computer gaming and social interaction. I understand this may be a conflict to some people, but we believe it can be done. Therefore we are having a LAN party. We want to get college students from the Milwaukee area together for a good night of gaming, food and fun in a social setting!  For more information on our event please visit http://www.msoe.edu/st_orgs/spa.