The Leading Edge
Center for Student Involvement - Union 350
Volume 10 - Issue 3

SPRING 2006 FUNDING
The Senate Appropriations Committee has set the date for spring grant requests that will be over $700. Forms are due in the Center for Student Involvement, Union 350, no later than11:00 a.m. on Friday, 11/4/05. The funding meeting will be held Saturday, 11/19/05, in Union 280 starting at 11:00 a.m. If you miss this deadline your organization will only be qualified for emergency grant funding for the spring semester (under $700). For more information contact the SAC at sa-sac@uwm.edu.


SPENDING MONEY
The UW-System and the State of Wisconsin has made many changes in rules for spending money this year. If your organization received money from the Student Association, you need to make sure you understand all the rule changes prior to making any purchase or expenditure arrangements. Failure to do so may result in you not being reimbursed for an purchase or allowed to proceed with an expenditure. For instructions on spending segregated fee funds please go to www.activities.uwm.edu.


UNION MAILBOX EXPANSION
Student organizations with Union Boxes 121-228 will need to make sure they remove all their mail and other items in their mailboxes by October 19th. New mailboxes will be installed on October 20th. Mailboxes 121-228 will be unavailable October 20-24th. Any mail delivered during that period will be held and put in your box on October 25th. Those groups will keep their same box number but will get a new combination number. Any group with box numbers 1-120 will not be affected and will receive normal mail delivery during these four days. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, but due to the rapid increase in the number of organizations on campus this expansion project is necessary.

OUR WEB SITE HAS MOVED
The Student Activities Web site has been moved to www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao (or you can use: www.actvities.uwm.edu)

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
UW-Milwaukee and several other area schools are hosting the Annual Metro Milwaukee Student Leadership Conference on Friday October 21st at M.S.O.E. 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 www.actvities.uwm.edu for more information.


MASSAGE NIGHT
Society of Athletic Training Students (SATS) are having a massage night fund raiser next week Wednesday, October 5th. The event is from 5-9 PM and is located in Englemann B45. Everyone is welcome to attend as long as they are dressed appropriately. (ie shorts, sports bras, tank tops, etc) 15 minutes for $8, or 30 minutes for $15. For questions or more information contact Chad Henneberry, crhenneberry@hotmail.com.


BOOK SALE DONATIONS
The Honors College Student Association is planning its fall book sale to be held next week, October 5th and 6th, and they are in need of donations. These items can include books (including past Honors course books), CDs, audio and/or video cassettes, books on tape, or sets of books that could be used as silent auction items.Your items may be dropped off on the 3rd floor of Garland Hall (Room 302 or 319), or you can arrange for a pick-up by e-mailing the HPSA at: officers@uwm.edu.


BLOOD DRIVE ON OCTOBER 12TH!
The next blood drive will be on October 12, 2005 from 9am-3pm in the Union East Wisconsin Room. If you would like to donate, please go to http://www.givelife.org to register for a time. If you are interested in volunteering during the blood drive, please lmarks@uwm.edu with your Name, Address, Email & Phone.


PANTHERFEST (HOMECOMING)
The Pantherfest Homecoming Week (October 12-16th) has plenty of opportunities to have fun: Monday: Entertainment in Spaights Plaza at Noon; Tuesday: Powder Puff Football at 4 pm on Engelmann Field; Wednesday: Outdoor Movie, Animal House, on the Spaights Plaza at 8 pm.; Thursday: The Profits concert
at 9 p.m.in the Union Gasthaus; Panther FAN-tastic Friday (Formerly Midnight Mayhem) at 7 pm in the U.S. Cellular Arena. Check http://www.uwm.edu/News/Homecoming/index.html for more details.


DECORATE FOR KATRINA
UWM employees, students and alumni are invited to decorate a one-yard piece of muslin that will be sold or auctioned off on Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts on campus. The entry fee is $10. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Red Cross and Salvation Army. The pieces of muslin to be used for the art pieces can be picked up in Engelmann Hall, Room 122 (please call call 229.3787 to schedule an appointment). What can you make? Anything, as long as the piece of original cloth with the stamp on it is visible. You can deliver your completed art piece to the UWM Alumni House, 3230 E. Kenwood Blvd., on Nov. 25 from 9 to 11 a.m., Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon, or Nov. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 28 is the deadline to submit art pieces. If you want to submit your art earlier, please call Andrea Simpson, 906-4663, to arrange a time. Anyone wishing to submit their art for judging will be eligible to win two round-trip tickets to any Midwest Airlines destination (some restrictions apply). If you prefer not to submit your piece for judging, simply indicate so on the attached application form.

THE RAK-ATHON IS HERE!
The 5th Annual RAK-athon will be taking place on Saturday, November 5th from 9:00am-12:00pm. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community by helping elderly neighbors on the Eastside, Riverwest, and the Southside winterize their homes. Some of the projects you will be doing include raking leaves, removing window air conditioners, installing storm windows, and painting porches. If you are interested in participating, either as an individual or a team, contact lmarks@uwm.edu with your Name, Address, Email & Phone.


CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Dear UWM Student: Wondering what to major in? Wondering what jobs you can get with the degree you are pursuing? Thinking about getting an internship or related job experience? Thinking about getting a job so you can pay rent? If you have these or other career related questions call the Career Development Center at 229-4486. Learn how to set up an appointment to talk to a career counselor and make plans to reach your career goals and use CDC resources.


GET OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED FOR THE VOLUNTEERING YOU DO!

The Student Service Record (SSR) Program is designed to recognize the service work you complete throughout your college career by keeping track of where you volunteer and the hours you put in at a specific agency. Upon completion of the program you will receive an official document with the name of the agencies, the start and end date of service, and the number of hours you worked at each place. It's a great addition to your resume! If you would like more information about the SSR Program, email Tawan, the SSR Intern, at tbowling@uwm.edu.


JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT
Take the Big Five Personality Test to find out about your personality! This test measures what many psychologists consider to be the five fundamental dimensions of personality. http://www.outofservice.com/bigfive/