The Leading Edge
Center for Student Involvement - Union 350
Volume 11 - Issue 8

CONDOLENCE BANNER VICTIMS OF VIRGINIA TECH
In the Union Concourse on Thursday, April 19, and Friday, April 20, the Union staff is inviting our campus community to express condolences, thoughts, and prayers in response to the tragedy that occurred on the campus of Virginia Tech this week. A large 8'x8' banner will lie in the Concourse during the next two days. We are hoping individuals will come by and sign the banner Thursday and Friday. We hope your office will share the news of this event with the rest of the campus. On Friday at the end of the day, the banner will be mailed to Virginia Tech.

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR VICTIMS OF VIRGINIA TECH
The Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership, Coalition of Campus Religious Communities, Habitat for Humanity at UWM, the Student Association, and the UWM Center for Jewish Studies, is sponsoring a Candlelight Vigil on Thursday April 19 from 6:00PM - 6:30PM in Spaights Plaza in remembrance of the victims at Virginia Tech. Participants are asked to bring a donation of a personal hygiene item (toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc) for the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. If you have questions, contact Laurie Marks, 414.229.3161.

LINKS FEST 2007 - featuring: ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
Plus: Black Elephant and urban fashion show by kay productions, Saturday April 21st 2007, UWM Union Wisconsin Room, Doors open @ 7pm, tickets free for all UWM students with ID - at the bookstore or at the door, $7 to all UWM faculty, staff and alumni, and $10 to the General Public.

SA ELECTION DATES CHANGED
The Election Commissioner has changed the SA election dates to April 26th-27th, 2007. The election campaign period begins on April 24th and end at the conclusion of voting on the 27th. On the days of the election there will be no campaigning in the neutral areas around the polling sites. For more information about the election see the IEC election web site at http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao/Election07.htm.

ELECTION CAMPAIGNING REGULATIONS
No student or organization may use any university resources for political activity associated with these elections that includes your "@uwm.edu" email account, computer labs, student organization office equipment, and etcetera. Using off-campus email accounts to mail such as hotmail.com or yahoo.com to mail to individuals’ uwm.edu account is acceptable. For more information about the election see the IEC election web site at http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao/Election07.htm.

ELECTION POLICY FOR SANDBURG HALLS
Anyone desiring to campaign as a candidate or on behalf of a candidate for a UWM student political office must follow Sandburg Halls policy. Door to door campaigning or solicitation of any kind IS NOT ALLOWED. Flyer and other materials may only be distributed through the Program Services Center or by reserving a booth. Candidates or their representatives may speak to residents in meeting rooms or House lounges - by invitation only - and at the times specified in the invitation. ON THE DAYS OF THE ELECTION THEIR WILL BE NO CAMPAIGNING ALLOWED IN THE LOBBY OR WITHIN 50 FEET OF THE ENTRANCES. Any questions related to the following University Housing policies regarding booth and room reservations, advertising or posting materials, and political campaigning, can be answered by staff in the Program Services Center, located in Sandburg Commons or by calling 229-5343.

CHECK-OFF ELECTIONS
On April 26th & 27th as part of the Student Association elections, students may designate a portion of their segregated fees to the registered student organization of their choice. No student or organization may use any university resources for political activity, including promoting voting for your group in the check-off elections. This includes using your "pantherid@uwm.edu" email account, computer labs, student organization office equipment, and etcetera. Using off-campus email accounts to mail such as hotmail.com or yahoo.com to mail to individuals’ uwm.edu account is acceptable. All student organizations approved by the Center for Student Involvement prior to April 1, 2007 will be included in the check-off elections. Organization codes and instructions can be found at: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao/Checkoff07.htm

SELF-DEFENSE WITH SHAOLIN KUNG-FU
Monday, April 30, 2007, 5:30-7:30pm, On campus: UWM Union E280, FREE
Chin Na is referred to as the seizing art of Shaolin kung fu and is known for its value in personal self-defense. Chin Na includes grappling and pressing techniques designed to ultimately control an opponent. In grasping, twisting, bending and striking, a practitioner takes advantage of an opponent's natural weak points, regardless of that opponents gender, size or experience. For more information, contact Bron Tarpey at okibrownie@gmail.com or the UWM Women's Resource Center at 414-229-2852. Sponsored by the Women's Resource Center, Shaolin Kung-Fu Boxing Methods Kung-Fu Club, and UWM Klotsche Depart of Recreational Sports and Facilities.

WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Women’s Resource Center would like to formally invite your organization to participate in the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes campaign against domestic violence. On Sunday, May 6, you can turn words into action by participating in Walk A Mile In Her Shoes presented by Verizon Wireless, which benefits the domestic violence programs of Jewish Family Services, Sojourner Truth House and the Task Force on Family Violence. This unique march invites members of the community to walk a mile in women’s shoes (optional) to raise awareness and funds for programs that help those affected by rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Individuals may register for this event from 11:00am to 2pm on Thursday April 19th; $5 for students and $15 for adults who are not students. Please direct questions to Jewish Family Services at http://www.jfsmilw.org or to the UWM Women’s Resource Center at http://www.uwm.edu/dept/wrc. If your organization is interested in sponsoring one or more if it’s members please come to the registration to show your support!