The Leading Edge
Center for Student Involvement - Union 350
Volume 10 - Issue 1

Volunteer Opportunity: "Movin' On Up - Welcoming Students to the Residence Halls and UWM"
University Housing is gearing up to welcome our students to campus, and as a member of the UWM community, you are invited to join in on the fun! New students begin moving in on August 28th, and continue through August 31. Students returning to Sandburg and Purin Halls will move in on September 1st and 2nd. Volunteer to be a part of the "Movin' On Up" team by working a 4-hour move-in shift (7-11AM, 11AM-3PM, or 3-7PM) on any of the dates listed above. Volunteers are needed to greet students (and their friends and families), check out moving carts, help students unload their belongings, and answer questions. Members of the "Movin' On Up" team will receive a t-shirt commemorating the fun! The deadline to indicate if you would like to be involved is August 15th. Please email me at or call (414) 229-3253 to let me know if you would like to be a part of the fun.

Student Organization Fair (Party with the Panther)
Party with the Panther is Wednesday, September 7th from 11am to 3pm in Spaights Plaza. Still space for free tabling during the large event including food and a carnival. Email with an organization name, contact person, summer email and phone number in order to register.

Student Association Senate Meeting
Sunday, August 14 , 2005, 5.00 p.m., UWM Union Ballroom West (CHANGED FROM GREEN HALL)

Student Organization Renewal Forms
Registration Renewal forms will sent via campus mail to all student organizations in late August. These forms are due Friday, September 23rd by Noon. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT until the last minute to fill out your form. Organizations failing to renew will be made inactive and lose all funding, office space, and/or other university resources. To remain an active organization on campus, student groups must have four currently enrolled student listed as contacts for the club with the Center for Student Involvement. To receive funding, Student Association requires that all four contacts be enrolled for 3 or more credits.

SAC Funding Meetings
The Senate Appropriations Committee Fall 2005 Emergency Grant meetings (funding under $700) will be held on Tuesday Nights in room 250 of the Union Building. All funding forms are due the preceding Wednesday at 3 pm to the Center for Student Involvement (Note: travel and event grant requests must be turned in 6 weeks prior to the event or trip date) Here are the meeting dates: 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 11/8, 11/22, & 12/6.

Large grant funding (over $700) for Fall 2005 semester is over. Organization may only apply for emergency grants listed above. The Spring 2006 semester grant meeting (over $700) will be held in November, but the meeting date and form deadline have not been announced yet.

Spending SAC Allocations
Remember to come into the Center for Student Involvement to make arrangements to spend any money SAC has allocated your organization. There are university deadlines and procedures that must be followed in order for you to have access to the money. Please include our deadlines for meeting with CSI staff to discuss SAC awards. Minimum time to make funding arrangements with the University:

Event: at least 6-8 weeks prior to the event date (contracts take 32 days to process)
Travel: at least 21 days prior to departure
Operations: at least 14 days prior to expenditures
Reimbursements are possible, but there are many restrictions on how state funds are spent. It is best to see an Activities Adviser prior to making any purchases or you may not be able to be reimbursed.

Student Organization Meeting times
Please email Nick Lemus,, your group's meeting times for Fall 2005. A Center for Student Involvement representative would like to visit your meeting sometime during the semester and pass on valuable information. It will also give students the opportunity to provide feedback and comments on how the office can serve student organizations better. You don't have to wait for someone to visit your meetings. Stop by the Center for Student Involvement with your questions. Have you co-sponsored with somebody lately? Nick can help connect you to others sharing a similar goal. (350 Union or 229-6760)

New Event Calendar
The Center for Student Involvement has been working on a new web site. The new site will include an event calendar for student organization programs. To post your programs, email your events planned for Fall 2005 to If you want to know what is happening on a certain date call Nick at 229-6760 or check out the CSI calendar at This will help your event get more students so you are not competing with other organizations or departments.

Student Opportunities Fair (Campus Employment, Internships & Volunteerism)
As part of the 2005 UWM Welcome Week activities, the Career Development Center is inviting you to participate in this year 's Student Job Fair to be held on Thursday, September 1, 2005, 1:00P.M. – 4:30 P.M., in the Union Concourse. Work Study and Non Work Study Jobs available. Bring your smile and a pen to fill out an application!

Powder Puff Football Game
The third annual Powder Puff game will be held on Tuesday, October 11th. The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is now recruiting women to play in the game. CAB is also looking for men to serve as cheerleaders. If you, or your organization, is interested in participating, please contact Kristin Ciezki at

Homecoming Outdoor Movie
This year's Homecoming movie is tentatively set to be Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The movie will be shown on Wednesday, October 12th at 8:00pm in Spaight's Plaza. Questions may be directed to