The Leading Edge
Center for Student Involvement - Union 350
Volume 10 - Issue 7

CHANGES IN STUDENT ACTIVITIES (CSI)
With Barb Krueger, CSI Secretary, now retired CSI will be relying on student employees to staff the office. It will take several weeks for these students to learn the duties and complex financial procedures required by the university. Also with Tom McGinnity over in Mellencamp serving as interim Dean, the office is very short staffed. So please allow extra time for processing your paperwork and it is better to schedule an appointment in advance to ensure a staff member will be available for you. When emailing the office, use activities@uwm.edu, because this email address sends messages to Tom, Nick, & Cheryl at the same time ensuring a more timely response to your message.


ENGELMAN GYM SIGN UPS
Sign ups for gym times will be Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 from 7pm-9pm. Please check with the Klotsche Center front desk to see where the meetings will be held.


STUDENT ORGANIZATION OPEN DOOR NIGHT
Wednesday, February, 1st at 6:00 PM - An "open door night" is an event where every organization opens their office door and hands out information to anyone who is interested in learning more about the organization. The Student Association will provide your organization with candy to hand out to visitors, and you must provide the information...this is great publicity, and a lot of fun too! The Student Association will be advertising this event and supplying candy. We will also be handing out free pizza to all attendees, and the Panther Dance Team will be performing in the 3rd floor lobby at 6pm. This is a great way to start off the semester and get some new people on the 3rd floor. If your organization will be participating in this event, please email Cassy Magar at clmagar@uwm.edu by Friday January 27th.


SAC SPRING 2006 MEETING TIMES
SAC will meet for emergency grant requests, under $700, the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 8:30pm with the exception of February. In February they will meet on the 21st and 28th. Funding will also be limited only to new student organizations or organizations that did not receive funding at the November grant meeting. 13th at 8:30pm in Union room 240. This meeting will be for any organization members that wish to voice their opinions or ask questions about the future and the new direction the SAC process will be taking. NO requests will be looked at during this meeting.

The next SAC funding meeting will be meeting is 2/21 and the forms will be due in the Center for Student Involvement, room 350 Union, by Thursday, February 16 at 3:00 pm. Late forms or forms without appropriate documentation are not accepted by the committee.


SAC SEAT OPEN
There is one open seat for a student organization officer. To apply for this seat go to the SA website: http://cfprod01.imt.uwm.edu/studentorg/sa/Web/apps/SA_Committee.cfm and fill out the form. You will be required to attend an SA Senate meeting to be approved. For more information contact sasac@uwm.edu


FINANCIAL AID HELP
Wisconsin College Goal Sunday is being held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2006. Visit any of the 3 Milwaukee-area locations listed: Rufus King High School, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, and Pulaski High School. College Goal Sunday is a two-hour, moderated event that begins at 2 p.m. with step-by-step instructions for filling out the FAFSA and ends at 4 p.m. Students and parents should arrive on time in order to have plenty of time to receive information and complete the FAFSA. YOU MUST GET YOUR PIN Before attending the College Goal Sunday and beginning the FAFSA, you can apply for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov . If you are providing parent information on the FAFSA, one of your parents must also sign the application and must apply for his or her own PIN. For more information please go to: http://www.wicollegegoalsunday.org/.


BLACK LOVE WEEK
Black Love Week (February 6th-9th,2006 from 12-2p) as part of Black History Month Programming. On Thursday February 9th, 2006 there will be Black History "Jeopardy." It will take place from 12:00-2:00pm in the Union concourse. The game will be a mind refresher for some students, and it will be new History to others. We encourage students of ALL ethnic backgrounds to come and play Jeopardy with us! Stop by the union concourse during that week to attend a health fair and a networking fair. For more information on these events contact Angelique Sharpe at alsharpe@uwm.edu.


DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR
2006 Diversity Career Day will be held on Thursday February 2, from 10:00am-2:00pm. The event will take place in the Union, Wisconsin Room. About 90 companies, agencies, organizations, and educational institutions participate in this event to provide career and internship opportunities to UW-Milwaukee/UW System students/community. The Diversity Career Day attracts 300-500 students, alumni, and professionals from diverse groups, as well as from every academic discipline and class standing. For more information, please contact Ada Walker (phone: 414-229-4486) or Victoria Pryor (phone: 414-229-3704). For more information go to: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/DSAD/MA/career.htm


FEMALE SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE & ADULT ASSAULT THERAPY GROUP
Thursdays, 6-7:30pm, Off Campus, FREE, Pre-registration required Starting February 16 This therapy group offers a safe space for women to address childhood trauma and abuse and/or sexual assaults in adulthood. Women join together to get support through the process of dealing with the emotional aftermath of sexual abuse/assault. This group is run by professionally trained facilitators and interns. For questions or to register for the group, contact Sue McCarthy at the UWM Women's Resource Center, 414-229-2852.


UWM SINGLE PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
Time and Day of Week TBA, On Campus, FREE, Pre-registration required For UWM male and female students who are single parents, this drop-in group offers a supportive setting to help single parent students join together and support one another toward achieving their goals. For questions or to participate in the group, contact Sue McCarthy at the UWM Women's Resource Center, 414-229-2852.


WOMEN'S EATING DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm, On Campus, FREE, Pre-registration required February 22-April 19, no meeting during Spring Break Are you preoccupied with food, weight, or body image? You may be struggling with an eating disorder. Eating disorders can cause extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues that start to control your life. They are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences. Please consider attending this group. Dave Drajkowski, an experienced eating disorder therapist, will provide you an opportunity to meet and support one another in the healing process. For more information or to participate in the group contact Sue McCarthy at the UWM Women's Resource Center, 414-229-2852, Union WG93, email suzimac@uwm.edu, or Dave Drajkowski at drajkowski@tds.net


RELATIONSHIPS FAIR, FREE ICE CREAM AND RAFFLE PRIZES!
February 14, 10am-2pm, in the Union Concourse. Just in time for Valentine's Day, an information fair where you can have fun, interact and learn about how to build healthy relationships-- everything from career to roommates to family to romance to community! Don't miss it! Sponsored by the Career Development Center, Klotsche Center, LGBT Resource Center, LINKS Peer Outreach & Mentoring, Norris Health Center, Neighborhood Housing, Norris Peer Health Advocates, Peer Mentoring Center, Union Sociocultural Programming, UWM Bookstore, UWM Student Association, and the Women's Resource Center. For more information, contact the Women's Resource Center at 229-2852.


CHARITY BALL 2006
Kappa Sigma and Student Association would like to know . . . Do you like to: Dance! Win raffle prizes! Enjoy full Cash Bars! Help raise money for Children! Meet leaders of UWM's campus! Then join us in the Wisconsin Room on March 3rd for a fund raising event! You are officially invited to Kappa Sigma's Charity Ball 2006! On March 3rd, 2006 join Kappa Sigma and SA in the Union's Wisconsin room to, not only raise money, but to have a good time. Prizes will be raffled off throughout the night! Enjoy hors d'oeurves, a full cash bar and dance the night away for this generous cause! Your organization will receive advertising and a discount for attending with your organization. If your organization is interested in participating, please email me at charles.s.robinson@us.army.mil or please call 414-745-1226.