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

METRO-MILWAUKEE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
The Center for Student Involvement at UW-Milwaukee is co-sponsoring a leadership conference for area college students. Each school is contributing to the cost of the conference, so students only have to pay $10 to go. M.S.O.E. will be hosting the Annual Metro Milwaukee Student Leadership Conference on Friday October 21st. 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 and registration forms.


SPRING GRANT DEADLINE - 2nd reminder
The Senate Appropriations Committee has set the date for spring grant requests (expenditures between January 1 and June 30 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). Forms and instructions can be found at: www.activities.uwm.edu.


POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) will be hosting the Third Annual Powder Puff Game on Tuesday, October 11th at 5:00pm at Engelmann Field. This year's game will feature a School Spirit Award to be rewarded to the student organization with the highest attendance. The winning organization will win a $200.00 co-sponsorship with CAB, upon approval from the board. Student organizations and members must check in with designated CAB members on Tuesday at the game. Winners will be announced during the game. For more information, please contact Stephanie Mather at sjmather@uwm.edu.


PANTHERFEST (HOMECOMING)
The Pantherfest Homecoming Week (October 12-16th) has plenty of opportunities to have fun: 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.


UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSE
Due to a restructuring of booth space for the University Open House there will not be any booths for Student Organizations. Instead the Center for Student Involvement will be setting up a general Student Activities Booth on the Union First Floor which will include information about clubs and organizations on campus. If you would like to include information about your group at this booth, please fill out the Open House Form and submit to activities@uwm.edu. This is a Microsoft word template file. When you open it a new untitled word document will appear. We will be making all the organization sheet layouts the same, so please do not alter the top portion of the form, just type in your organization's name, email, and phone. You can add your organizations information below the line. You can use columns, graphics, or what ever you want in this section of the sheet. Please check your information to one page. You can download the form from http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao/Info/OpenHouseForm.dot.

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.

KARAOKE/COSTUME CONTEST
Organization: Public Relations Student Society of America is sponsoring a Karaoke Contest on October 26 @ 7PM in the 8th Note Coffeehouse in the Union ($10 to enter contest). The winner of the Karaoke Contest will receive (2) tickets to Gwen Stefani/ Black Eyed Peas @ the Bradley Center, November 13th @ 7:30PM. For more information email Vanessa at vmeier@uwm.edu.