The Leading Edge
Center for Student Involvement - Union 350
Volume 10 - Issue 2

STUDENT ORGANIZATION REGISTRATION RENEWALS
Renewal forms were sent out last week via campus mail. All student organizations must fill out, sign, and return their form prior to September 23rd to remain active on campus. Groups failing to turn in their renewal forms will become inactive and lose all university privileges, such as: segregated fee funding, room reservations, office space, etc. The form is required, even if you turned in a change of officer form in the summer. We encourage people to get them in sooner, so that new students can be given more accurate information about clubs and groups on campus. Please check with all your officers to make sure someone turns in this form by the posted deadline.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION FAIR
The annual Party with the Panther event will be held Wednesday, September 7, 2005 in Spaights Plaza from 11 am to 3 pm. Organizations that have already signed up for a booth space may go to http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/SOAR/InvFair.htm for instructions and table assignments. If you have not signed up your group and would like to attend, send an email to activities@uwm.edu (There are only a couple spaces left). If you are no longer planning attend and have a table assignment, please email activities@uwm.edu.edu to cancel so we may assign the space to someone else. Open tables at 11:00 am on that day will be given to organizations on the waiting list.

ENGELMANN GYM RESERVATIONS
The Klotsche Center will be having the sign up times for Engelmann Gym on Sept. 13 (Tues.) & 14 (Wed.) in the Klotsche Center classroom from 7 pm - 8:30 pm. Clubs can sign up for one time slot on Tues. and one time slot on Wed. If you have any questions please contact Robbie Bell, Facility Coordinator, 229-3063 or RobertB@aux.uwm.edu.

OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE LEADERSHIP RETREAT - September 17-18, 2005
The purpose of the leadership retreat is to get UWM students together who want to make their campus and community better. Participants will interact with other student leaders, learn team-building skills through a ROPES course, learn about their Myers Briggs personality type, and meet several campus administrators. Most of all - retreat goers will have fun with numerous activities such as: kickball, capture the flag, and a bonfire social. The retreat is free and open to all students. For more information contact the Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership, 229-3162, Union G28, or email Laurie Marks at lmarks@uwm.edu.

FALL SAC MEETINGS
The last update incorrectly stated SAC meeting will be on Monday nights. SAC meetings will be on Tuesday nights. All the dates listed in the email were correct (9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 11/8, 11/22, & 12/6). The most up-to-date information on SAC can be found at: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/SOAR/Finance/SAC/SACForms.html

CONTRACTS ARE NOT TO BE SIGNED BY STUDENTS
If are planning to use any money given to your group through segregated fees (SAC, check-off, or SFC) please see a Student Activities Advisor prior to making any arrangement with a speaker, band, DJ, hotel, or any other person that is requiring you to sign a contract. If money from your Student Activities account will be used to pay a portion or the entire contract, the UWM purchasing department staff are the only individuals allowed to sign the contract. IT TAKES 32 DAYS to process a contract, so if you are planning an event, YOU MUST ALLOW ENOUGH TIME time for the contract to be processed or segregated fees can not be used.

ALL MAJORS CAREER DAY
Mark on your calendars: September 29, 2005 (9:00AM - 2:00PM) - Wisconsin Room Student Union. More information available on the web at: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CDC/cdc_careerday.html.


METRO-MILWAUKEE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE - October 21, 2005
M.S.O.E. is hosting the Annual Metro Milwaukee Student Leadership Conference on Friday October 21st from 3 pm to 9 pm. This year's theme "R.E.A.L. World Milwaukee Leadership Conference" will focus on gender, race, socioeconomic status, and politics. The conference will examine cases studies and ethical issues regarding these topics and help individuals develop effective leadership skills that will encourage them to: Respect, Experience, Act and Lead. Go to http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/SOAR/Lead/Mucao/MUCAO.html for more information.