STUDENT ORGANIZATION RENEWAL FORMS
Registration forms were put into student
organization Union mailboxes and sent via campus mail to groups in other
buildings on August 31, 2006.
THEY ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 22, 2006, in order for your group to stay active
on campus. Groups failing to turn in their renewal forms will become
inactive and lose all university privileges, such as segregated fee funding,
room reservations, office space, etc. Please check with all your officers
to make sure someone turned in the form. The form is required, even if
you turned in a change of officer form in the summer.
ORGANIZATION AND CAMPUS RESOURCE FAIR – Party with the
annual Party with the Panther event will be held Wednesday, September
6, 2006 in Spaights Plaza from 11 am to 1 pm. This is a great way to
promote your organization and get more members. Organizations may sign
up for a booth space by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Open
tables at 11:00 am on that day will be given to organizations on the
waiting list. There will be FREE SNACKS at many of the tables at the
fair, provided by University Dining Services. (As of 8/31 there were
about 25 spaces left).
If you sent an email to register, please double check your message got
through by confirming your booth assignment at http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao/Assignments.htm.
Some messages for registration were discovered in a spam folder and we
can not be sure all of them were found. If your group’s name is
not on the list and you sent an email, please resend your email and then
follow up with a phone call (229-5780) to ensure your message got through.
(The students answering the phone will not be able to confirm your email
was received but will take a message. You will receive a confirmation
that your group was registered)
Center for Student Involvement CHANGES
Currently all the full-time positions
in the CSI office are vacant and the director, Tom McGinnity, is serving
as Interim Dean of Students.
The individual offered the clerical support job has not responded, so
that position will now be reopened since the other qualified candidate
has already found a job. The business manager position is currently being
opened and if a transfer candidate is interested we could have it filled
by October 1st, otherwise it will take a couple of months to fill that
position. The last position, program advisor, job description is being
developed and will be present to student government for approval in the
next week or two. We will conduct a local search in order to speed up
the process to have someone in the job by the end of the semester.
In the meantime, as mentioned in the previous update, the Center for Student Involvement, will be altering its walk-in hours in order to ensure student
organization financial paperwork is being processed in a timely basis.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, the office will be open from
9 am to 5 pm. On Wednesdays the office will be closed for training of
new staff and paperwork processing. (Note: the normal hours of 9 am to
3 pm on Fridays are being extended in September due to the Wednesday
Tom McGinnity will split his time between the Dean of Students Office
and the Center for Student Involvement. He will be working mornings in Mellencamp
118 on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays and afternoons in 350 Union on
those days. He will work mornings in 350 Union on Tuesdays and Thursdays
and afternoons in Mellencamp. He is best contacted by email (email@example.com)
since he is currently covering for FIVE fulltime positions. He will be
working from home after hours and on weekends, but would appreciate people
using the firstname.lastname@example.org email even though he will be using his personal
home account to reply to the numerous email correspondences received
daily. In addition, it is not reasonable to expect an immediate answer
to your questions. He will make every effort to reply in 2-3 days from
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Please plan ahead and be patient. Allow the student
staff in the Center for Student Involvement ample time to process your request.
THEY ARE STUDENTS
LIKE YOU, HAVE CLASSES TO GO TO, AND DO NOT WORK FULLTIME. They do work
very hard, but with over 270 student organizations on campus and SAC
getting a 20% increase in funding – CSI staff will be overwhelmed
in work this fall. We will make every effort to meet your needs, but
only those organizations meeting the established funding deadlines can
be ensured in getting their paperwork processed in a timely basis. Deadlines
for transactions can be found here: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao/forms_fin.html.
WEB DESIGNER AND GRAPHIC ARTIST POSITION AVAILABLE
The CSI web site (www.activities.uwm.edu) is currently not compliant
with universal web standards and needs to be updated. We need a web
designer capable of creating visually appealing pages (WC3 or WCAG
2.0 compliant) without the use of frames or other web technology that
is not accommodating to persons with disabilities. Some work in brochure
and flyer design is needed also. The office has both PC and MAC computers
available for use. Please contact Yacouba Traore at email@example.com
for further information.
STUDENT ASSOCIATION OFFICE HAS MOVED TO EG8O UNION
The Student Association
have moved from the 3rd floor student organization floor to the ground
floor of the Union Building, room EG80 – formerly
the office of the UWM Post. The Post received a new office next door
in the old Union Outing Center space. SA will retain the same phone number
STUDENT SENATE MEETING
September 10, 2006 at 3:00 PM, UWM Student Union's
SANDBURG ADVERTISING PROCEDURES
I’m sure many of you are interested in promoting your events to
residents of University Housing. We’ve put all of our advertising
and reservation policies, as well as all of the relevant forms on our
website at: http://www.universityhousing.uwm.edu/facilities_services/advertising_reservations.cfm.
There are a few changes this year, the most notable of which is the #
of flyers you need to submit. In an effort to combat “poster blindness” on
the resident floors near the elevators, we will be posting all campus
flyers in large bulletin boards in high-traffic areas (Sandburg: the
cafeteria and the 1st-floor commons near the Grind/Emporium, Purin & Kenilworth:
Lobby). If you have any questions about our advertising policies, please
contact the Program Services Center at 229-5343.
UNION KEY POLICY
A number of changes have occurred recently how keys
to student organization office will be issued. It is our great hope that
these newly revised
procedures will be easier and more convenient for all of you. There are
a couple of critical items that you need to know regarding office keys.
They are as follows:
• The UWM Student Union is now responsible for issuing all keys
to student organization offices.
• To receive a key bring your
student ID to the University Information Desk located in the Union Concourse.
the staff that you are an officer of a student org and would like to
be issued a key, ask to speak to the manager on duty.
• The manager
on duty will check your ID and issue you the appropriate key.
any key is issued, you must be on the access list on file. Changes to
the access lists still will be done thru the Center for Student Involvement (Union 350).
• We will no longer be requiring
a $10 deposit for keys. If keys are not returned upon graduation or change
in officer status holds on
all university records may be placed.
• Any questions regarding
issuing keys can be directed to the Client Services manager on duty.
Thank you for your patience as this new procedure was devised and implemented.
Thomas L. Viel, Assistant Director, UWM Student Union
INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL TICKETS
The American Indian Student Services are
selling advance admission tickets for Indian Summer Festival. This festival
is the nations' largest American
Indian cultural festival and this year marks their 20th Anniversary.
Indian Summer will be held on September 8-10, 2006 and located at the
Maier Festival Park (Milwaukee's Lakefront). Tickets are $7.00 Adult,
$5.00 Child (6yrs -12 yrs), and Children 6yrs and under are FREE. Please
contact our office by calling 414-229-5880 or stop by our NEW office
location in Bolton Hall 195, if interested in purchasing any advance
As we approach the fall semester, Be On the Safe Side (BOSS) and the
Women's Resource Center (WRC) will be hiring to fill vacant student
employee positions. If you are interested in applying at BOSS, contact
Courtney Gotz (229-6469, firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are interested in applying
at the WRC, contact
Cathy Seasholes (229-2852, email@example.com).
Thursday, September 7, 2006, 7pm-9pm, in the Union Ballroom. This is
an annual event designed to help UWM students meet each other in an
informal, fun environment. The event includes games, food, door prizes,
music and T-shirt giveaways. UWM Sponsors are the Campus Activities
Board, Cultures and Communities Program Office, LGBT Resource Center,
LINKS Peer Outreach and Mentoring Center, Neighborhood Housing, Norris
Health Center and the Peer Health Advocates, the Peer Mentoring Center,
Center for Student Involvement, the Union, University Housing, the Women’s
Resource Center. Free and open to UWM students. For more information,
contact UWM Peer Mentoring Center Director Shana Stein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE STUDENT LEADERSHIP RETREAT
The Student Leadership Retreat is an annual trip to Camp Minikani for
students at UWM that are interested in improving there leadership skills
and making their campus and community a better place. This year the
retreat is planned for September 16 & 17. The retreat is free to
all students as a thank you for the important work that they do in
providing UWM with direction, programming, and service. Students will
stay overnight at the camp and participate in a number of different
activities and workshops. Some of these activities may include a personality
type exercise, a ROPES course, camp wide games, a movie about leadership,
and a social bonfire. This weekend is a great way to meet other leaders
around campus, learn new skills and make new friends! For more information
about the leadership retreat, email Laurie Marks at: email@example.com.
PERSONAL SAFETY PROGRAM
Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 6pm-7pm, in Sandburg Hall Flicks. This is
a workshop led by Detective Sergeant Art Koch that will teach basic
self-defense techniques and discuss personal safety and sexual assault
as it relates to alcohol use. Students should wear loose, comfortable
clothing and athletic shoes so they may participate fully. Following
the workshop there will be a mini-resource fair which will bring together
materials from the WRC, LGBT Resource Center, Klotsche, and others
and make them available to students. Free. University Housing Residential
Program Manager Kara Mulrooney, 414-229-2830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPENDING SAC ALLOCATIONS
Remember to come into the Center for Student Involvement to make arrangements to spend any money SAC has allocated your
organization. There are university
deadlines and procedures that must be followed in order for you to have
access to the money. Please include our deadlines for meeting with CSI
staff to discuss SAC awards. See http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao/funding_instr.html.
(NOTE: The Center for Student Involvement has no say or influence in which
groups get funding or what groups get funding for, funding is controlled
by your elected student government officials).
Minimum time to make funding arrangements with the University:
Event: at least 8 weeks prior to the event date (contracts take 32 days
Travel: at least 21 days prior to departure
Operations: at least 14 days prior to expenditures
Reimbursements are possible, but there are many restrictions on how
state funds are spent. It is best to see an Activities Adviser prior
to making any purchases or you may not be able to be reimbursed.
You are receiving this update because you are listed as an officer or
advisor for a registered student organization or you work in the Office
of Student Life. Updates are produced by the Center for Student Involvement
at UW-Milwaukee and are an electronic replacement for the Leading Edge
Newsletter and paper flyers. Some items below contain links to web pages
which provide more detailed information. The information provided in
the emails will also be kept in the on-line newsletter: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao/leadingedge.html.