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

REGISTRATION RENEWALS DUE FRIDAY (9/23)
The deadline to renew your group is fast approaching. All student organizations must fill out, sign, and return their registration renewal 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. Please check with all your officers to make sure someone turns in this form by the posted deadline.


NEW ADVISOR'S HANDBOOK AVAILABLE
Advisors of student organizations are worth more than their weight in gold. This handbook is for current advisors at UWM to provide the support and information they will to help your organization become the best it can be, as well as for new advisors to get a taste of what advising entails. Many student organizations have advisors not listed with the Center for Student Involvement, so please forward this link to your advisor. Go to: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao/index-res.html and click on manuals.


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 Nicholas Lemus, at nlemus@uwm.edu or drop it off for her in the Center for Student Involvement (Union 350). Information must be provided by noon on the Tuesday one week prior to the Post issue that you would like to have your event information in. The Post is published every Wednesday.


SEGREGATED FEE MANUAL ONLINE
The 2005-06 edition of the Segregated Fee Manual is online. Student Organizations who are allocated segregated fees [money from the check off election, Senate Finance Committee (SFC), or Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC)] must follow certain rules and procedures in order to spend these funds. Go to: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao/index-res.html and click on manuals.


PAYING PEOPLE WITH SEGREGATED FEES
In order to use segregated fees for to pay a person, you must submit a signed contract must be submitted to the Center for Student Involvement 32 days prior to the event. This not new policy, The processing timeline handout given to all organizations and timeline posted on the financial forms link at: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao/index-res.html have posted this information for years. Many organizations lately are finding out they can not proceed with an event because they did not pay attention to this deadline. If you need help planning an event you should contact the Center for Student Involvement 6-8 weeks prior to the event so we may assist you in your contracting of performers, speakers, or other people.


NOVELTY GAME CONTRACTS
Due to an increase in litigation and a recent WI Supreme Court ruling regarding waivers, the university will be reviewing all student organization events that have the inflatable games or other novelty activities for liability and risk potential. In order to use segregated fees (SAC money) for these events, the vendor contract must be submitted to the Center for Student Involvement 32 days prior to the event. However, due to the need for the Office of Risk management and Legal Affairs to review all these contracts the Center for Student Involvement you may want to do this 6 weeks in advance to ensure timely payment of the vendor. In addition, many of these games are not allowed on campus - so if you are planning and event like this please make sure you contact the Center for Student Involvement 6-8 weeks in advance of you event.


UWM BECOMES A PEPSI CAMPUS
UWM Auxiliary Services has awarded the campus beverage contract to PepsiCo. The campus is now an exclusive Pepsi campus. Student Organizations may not use segregated fees to pay for beverages other then Pepsi Products. Student organizations planning events may only use Pepsi Products at those events.


STUDENT SUCCESS CONFERENCE
The Success Conference is MONDAY, SEPT 19, in the Student Union, Wisconsin Room from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm. For more information, stop in LINKS, ground floor of the Student Union, room WG10 or call 229-6338 or email links1@uwm.edu.


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/sao/index-lead.html for more information.