The Leading Edge
Center for Student Involvement - Union 350
Volume 10 - Issue 5

The Ctr for Volunteerism (CVSL) has over 75 gift tags left for underprivledged kids from a local Boys & Girls Club. Please consider participating in this inexpensive, simple holiday giving program. All you have to do is: 1. Pick up (or call for drop off X3161) of a gift tag that will list the kids name and 3 gift "wishes", all costing less than $20. 2. Go to the store and purchase 1 of the 3 gifts, and put it in a gift bag with the gift tag attached. 3. Before Dec 15, bring the gift to the Ctr for Volunteerism & Student Leadership in on the Ground floor of the union (or call for pick up). If you would like to participate but do not want to shop for the gift, you may also come to the CVSL office, pick a tag and then attach $15 to it. We will purchase the gift for you. We are trying to get the rest of these tags out by the end of this week, and we could really use your help.Thanks, and feel free to email me if you would like a tag delivered to your office or if you have any questions! Laurie Marks,

There has been several instances of student groups illegally using University symbols recently. UWM and athletic department logos are registered trademarks and may not be used for any reason with out permission. Student Organizations are approved and chartered by the Student Association, not the University, so they may not represent themselves as such. Please see the Student Organization Manual ( for the official policy on the relationship between the University and student groups. Here is an excerpt: "Student groups may only identify themselves with the University by using the following format in the organization name: “Club XYZ at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.” The name must not infer University endorsement of the organization’s purpose or activities, or imply that the organization is speaking on behalf of the University or any of its divisions or departments."

SAC had over $600,000 in funding requests for the spring semester and only $100,000 in the budget. This is good news for the campus that there is such a large increase in the number of organizations and activities, but bad news that there just is not enough money to pay for all of it. All budgets were cut to bare bones, but the amount of requests were still about $80,000 too high. The committee decided to recommend to Senate to tap in to reserves for half that amount and do across the board percentage cuts for the rest. For those who were unable to stay to midnight for the end of the meeting, here are the committee's final recommendations: Operations budgets will not be cut at all. Events will be funded at 72.4% and Travel at 74.3%. This recommendation will go to the Senate and then the SA President for approval. Although SAC was encouraging groups to come back for $700 dollar emergency requests, they just do not have the funds available. After the 6th of December emergency grants will be used strictly for new organizations to use. To see the recommended funding list, go to: For questions contact the SAC Chair,

If your organization has changed officers since September or will be changing them in the Spring, remember to turn in a Change of Officer form to the Center for Student Involvement, Union 350. It is very important to keep the Center for Student Involvement informed. Not just because it is necessary to keep your University charter, but because the Center for Student Involvement contacts student leaders frequently about training and other leadership opportunities available. Also, students requesting information about your organization will not be referred to the correct people if a Change of Officer form is not received in a timely manner.

Become a Campus Ambassador: Represent UWM at events, build leadership skills, enhance your resume, create lasting friendships, and get paid! Qualifications: Demonstrated desire to contribute to the life of the University, demonstrated sense of responsibility and dependability, positive and friendly personality, self-confidence, experience in giving presentations (can be classroom, work or volunteer experience), working knowledge of UWM, its resources and all it has to offer, and lots of energy and enthusiasm! IMPORTANT: To be considered, you MUST be fully available for 2 interviews and 2 group meetings during the spring semester. You must also be available for CA training on May 23, 24, 25, June 5, & 6 and throughout the SUMMER months for STAR programs. A full list of dates will be available during the spring semester. Potential Campus Ambassadors can apply on the website beginning on December 2, 2005. The priority deadline for applications is Friday, December 23, 2005.

PEACE OF CLOTH AUCTION - A benefit for Gulf Coast Communities
Everyone is invited to bid on or buy pieces of muslin cloth transformed in high art by members of the UWM campus Community. Tuesday, December 13, 2005 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in the Zelazo Center Rehearsal Hall. (2419 E Kenwood Boulevard). Please join us for an exciting benefit full of fun, food, and music. (Cajun finger food and five Jazz). Details:

Diversity Career Day will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2006, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Wisconsin Room of the Student Union. This year, an On-Line resume book will be distributed to over 80 participating organizations! These organizations are looking for students and alumni in all majors to hire in permanent positions, internships, and co-ops or to recruit for graduate/professional schools. To become a part of the On-Line Resume Book, email a copy of your resume to with the Subject Line reading: Resume Book Submission. Your resume should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Resume submission deadline is Friday, January 27, 2005. For tips on resume writing, please go to:

WARNING - Web Kiosks
The new Web kiosks around campus provide quick and easy access to your UWM PantherMail and PAWS accounts, and to UWM websites. But be careful when using these kiosks -- would you want a dark stranger or an anonymous evil doer to walk up to a campus kiosk terminal, open your email account, and masquerade as you? That's what could happen to you if you use one of these terminals and then fail to log out correctly. To safely log out, you must:

1. Minimize all open applications (PantherMail, PAWS, etc.).
2. Right click anywhere on the dark background screen.
3. Select "Log out" from the next pop-up menu.

If you do steps one and two, but fail to complete step three, you will leave an icon on the desktop for the open application. Anyone can then step up to the terminal, click on the icon and be able to view and use your logged-in application. For other computer safety steps, go to: