The Leading Edge
Center for Student Involvement - Union 350
Volume 10 - Issue 8

STUDENT ORGANIZATION INFORMATION SESSIONS
The Student Activities - Organization Resource Center located in the Union WG85 will be hosting informational workshops for Spring 2006. These sessions will be able to answer your questions you may have on rules, procedures, deadlines etc. The workshops will start Monday, March 13th at 12:30pm and Tuesday, March 14th at 6pm each lasting an hour. There will be sessions every other week after these dates until May 8th and 9th. If you have specific questions you would like answered at the workshops email Samantha at sjv@uwm.edu.

SAC FALL 2006 FUNDING MEETING
The large grant meeting for fall 2006 (requests over $700) has been set. It will be held on Saturday, 4/22/06, beginning at 10 am. All grant request forms/packets will be due in the Center for Student Involvement on Friday, 4/7/06 before noon. SAC is currently updating the funding forms and will make the 2006-2007 forms available shortly. DO NOT use this year’s form to request money for next semester. A separate email will be sent out when the forms are available and how to get them.

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CEREMONY
The nomination forms for the Student Achievement Awards Ceremony at: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao/Awards/Awards.htm and in the Center for Student Involvement, rooms 350 and WG85 in the Union. Each year student organizations at UWM go above expectations and prove to be exemplary. This year was no different. Students and student organizations have worked hard to develop, grow, and obtain their goals. The Center for Student Involvement wants to recognize these students and their organizations. The Deadline for the nomination forms are March 31st at 2:30pm.

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'oeuvres, 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.

15th ANNUAL WINTER POW WOW
March 4 and 5, 2006, Wisconsin state fair, Wisconsin products pavilion, 8100 west Greenfield Ave., West Allis, WI. Advance tickets: $5 General Admission: $7; Elder, Age 60+: $5; Children 12 and Under: Free For more information: http://www.indiansummer.org/2004winterpowwow.htm Sponsored by American Indian Student Services, Holton Hall, Room G-48, 229-5880.

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
In honor of Women's History Month, UWM is hosting a variety of events ranging from lectures to awards ceremonies, to "The Vagina Monologues" to workshops to a film festival. Please attend these events and spread the word to your students! If you would like any print calendars for the month, please reply to this e-mail with the number of print calendars you would like and I will arrange a delivery. For a full list of Women's History Month events, go to http://www.womenshistorymonth.uwm.edu.

BLACK STUDENT UNION SPRING EVENTS
The Black Student Union (BSU) is planning to host a few big events this spring. We are sending you this e-mail because you would like to offer you the opportunity to become a co-sponsor with us. We are looking for co-sponsors to help cover the cost of bringing these events to campus. If you would like to become co-sponsors for anyone of our events, please feel free to contact us at bsu_info@uwm.edu. Below is the rest of our spring event schedule.

“Tru Ballers” Financial Seminar, Thursday, March 9th, 2006 in UWM Student Union Room 191 at 6:30pm

4th Annual Black Tie Ball, Saturday, April 8th, 2006 in UWM Student Union Ballroom at 7:00pm

Black Panthers Seminar, Sunday, April 30th, 2006 in UWM Student Union Ballroom at 7:00pm

 

BREAST CANCER WALK
The American Cancer Society in Milwaukee is preparing for its 2006 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, May 7. It is the number one breast cancer pledge-based event in the United States. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a non-competitive, 5k walk consisting of teams of friends and family members from the Milwaukee area. Each team raises money through donations to help fight breast cancer. There is no registration fee for participating, just the promise to ask your friends and family for their support. Please log on to www.acsevents.org/MSABC/wi/milwaukee and you can start your own team of walkers today! It’s great opportunity and event for all student activities including fraternities and sororities. For more information, contact Melissa Mueller, Event Coordinator, at 252.523.5574 or melissa.mueller@cancer.org.