The Leading Edge
Center for Student Involvement - Union 350
Volume 10 - Issue 4

The Spring Grant Meeting (over $700 funding requests) will be held November 19, 2005. SAC will put an agenda together prior to the meeting in order to inform groups where and when they should show up. As soon as more information becomes available, you will be notified. Remember the deadline for the Spring Grants is this Friday (Nov. 4) at 11am - please do not wait until the last moment to turn in your forms. Any forms received after 11 am will not be considered.

Thursday, November 3, 12:30-1:30pm in Union E240, FREE.
Author Kay Trimberger, a sociologist and professor emerita of Women's and Gender Studies at Sonoma State University, talks about how single women are creating fulfilling lives. Drawing on the personal stories of diverse, long-term single women, including herself, Trimberger explores the idea that fulfillment comes
only through finding a soul mate. Co-sponsored by the UWM Department of Sociology, Center on Age and Community, Center for Women's Studies and the Women's Resource Center. For more information, contact the Women's Resource Center at 229-2852.

It's not too late to register for this year's RAK-athon! We are still looking for participants for Saturday, November 5th from 9am-noon to go out into the community and help local elderly winterize their homes. Sign up with a student organization, a group of friends, or individually. Breakfast and transportation will be provided.
If you would like to participate, please contact with your Name, Email & Phone.

The International Bazaar will be held at the Zelazo Center on Thursday, November 17th and the Global Student Alliance asking for any international students or student groups who want to have booths at this year’s event. We are looking for students to bring cultural items, traditional attire, information, food, etc. The Bazaar runs from 10am-2pm, and we will need someone to be present at each booth at all times. Each booth is also required to provide some sort of refreshments from their culture, but will be reimbursed $50 from CIE. It would be great to have as many cultures and ideas present as possible. If you know of anyone who would be interested, please contact Joe Sacco at 229.2531 or

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers - Computer Society (IEEE-CS) will be hosting a Linux Install Seminar Saturday, November 19, 2005 in EMS E295 Interested in Computers? Curious about Linux? Here's your chance to try out this free, open-source operating system.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Ubuntu (a Debian-based distribution)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Red Hat Fedora Core 4
Participants should bring a functioning desktop or notebook computer with (1) a 32- or 64-bit IBM-compatible processor or an Apple/PowerPC processor, (2) a hard drive that can be completely erased, and (3) a suitable power cord. Participants will perform a Linux installation on \their machine in an instructor-led setting. The IEEE Computer Society Student Chapter at UWM will prepare Linux installation disks and ethernet cables, and will provide VGA-style monitors and PS/2 keyboards and mice for use with desktop machines. There will be a $1 fee for participation in the Ubuntu session, and a $5 fee for participation in the Fedora session. Your installation CD's are yours to keep. To participate in the seminar, simply complete the online registration form.

The Women's Resource Center is currently developing a committee of folks to plan Women's History Month '06 and would love you to participate!! If you are interested in helping to plan programs/events for Women's History Month (March, 2006), please e-mail Cindy Petrites, (include times/days of the week that are particularly good or bad for you this semester)