STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
STUDENT ORGANIZATION REGISTRATION
Registration renewal forms were sent
via campus mail to student organizations mailboxes on Monday, August
27, 2007. The registration forms this year
have been updated to make it clear what information will be publicly
released in accordance with the Family Right to Privacy Act. All student
organizations must fill out, sign, and RETURN THE FORM PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER
21ST TO REMAIN ACTIVE ON CAMPUS. Groups failing to turn in their renewal
forms by this date will become inactive and lose all university privileges,
such as: segregated fee funding, room reservations, office space, etc.
THE FORM IS REQUIRED, EVEN IF YOU TURNED IN A CHANGE OF OFFICER FORM
IN THE SUMMER. Although the forms are due 9/21, we encourage people to
get them in sooner, so that new students can be given more accurate information
about clubs and groups on campus. Please check with all your officers
to make sure someone turns in this form by the posted deadline.
ORGANIZATION AND CAMPUS RESOURCE FAIR – Campus Expo
Party with the Panther event is changing names to Campus Expo. The event
will now include campus jobs, services, mentors, and
student organizations. It will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2007 in
Spaights Plaza from 10 am to 2 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 email@example.com. Open tables at 10:00
am on that day will be given to organizations on the waiting list. Instructions
and table assignments can be found at: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao/Orgfair.htm.
There are still a few tables left and will be allocated on a first come,
first serve basis.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION STATE ACCOUNTS
The Student Activities staff members
are currently working to close out the 2006-2007 fiscal accounts for
student organizations and will
not be able to report actual carry-over revenue or roll-over funds until
the end of September or early October. 2007-2008 accounts have been set
up and any check off or SAC funding you were allocated have been posted
to the accounts.
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE (SAC) WEBSITE
SAC has created a new website
with grant information, forms, and procedures for student organizations
. The Center for Student Involvement has removed old SAC information from
its website and put a link to the SAC new website in its place. Questions
concerning SAC procedure, meetings dates and times, or allocation limits
should be directed to Tyler Draheim, Senate Appropriations Committee
Chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UWM is trying something new to welcome back the school year.
So save the date. You’re invited to PantherFest, the ultimate UWM celebration
being held Friday, September 7, on the Summerfest grounds. Join students
and staff for an evening of fun and campus spirit. There’s plenty
of socializing to be done preshow from 5-7:30 p.m. Then two Talib Kweli
and O.A.R. will perform in the Marcus Amphitheater. PantherFest is free.
Check out more exciting details www.campuskickoff.com
CHANGES TO THE SPECIAL SECURITY EVENT POLICY IN THE UNION
planning events that require security will be required to attend Volunteer
Training and Certification Program for Special Security
Events at the UWM Union. This advanced training program will be set up
as a tool to also be used in conjunction with already existing day-of-event
trainings and meetings. Generally, the four main officers of a sponsoring
organization wishing to host a special security event will be required
to be certified as volunteers prior to the event. Additional certified
volunteers prior to the event are highly encouraged, but will not be
ENGELMANN GYM PRIORITY REGISTRATION - Fall 2007
UWM student organizations
are invited to reserve times in the Engelmann gymnasium. Times are limited
(generally late Friday evenings, Saturdays
and Sundays) and are assigned by a lotto system on the night of the first
registration. Space is available in 1 ½ - 2 hour increments. Organization
representatives may request one time slot the first day of registration.
If a second time slot is desired (and available), the organization representative
must return on the second day of registration to schedule a 2nd time
slot. at least one current officer of the organization must sign the
contract at registration time. You will also be asked to put the name
and contact information of another current officer. For more Information:
M.A. Kelling: 229-3777.
Priority Registration: Thursday September 13th , 2007, 6:00pm – 7:30pm,
Klotsche Classroom 122
Second Day of Registration: Friday September 14, 2007, 1:00pm – 2:30pm,
Klotsche Room 326
ENTERPRISE CAR RENTAL CONTRACT CHANGES
If your student organization needs
to rent a vehicle traveling either within the state or traveling from
Wisconsin to a different state in
order to conduct official student organization mission, Enterprise must
be used. Registered student organizations conducting student organization
business are eligible for the state contract rate. All renters must be
at least 18 years old (a change from 21), have a valid operator's license,
a minimum of two year licensed driving experience and have submitted
a current Driver Authorization Application with the Center for Student Involvement (Wisconsin drivers must allow at least 5 business days and drivers
from other states must allow 10 business days for processing). Driver
authorization must be done each year. Each vehicle should have a minimum
of two authorized drivers when two or more students are traveling. If
traveling over six hours one way, there should be at least three authorized
drivers per vehicle. Volunteers may ride in (but not drive) the rental
vehicle if preauthorized by Risk Management. The prices have increased
for the standard and full size vehicles by $1 per day per vehicle. There
is also a title and registration recovery fee (TRRF) of $0.41 per vehicle
per day added to all rentals.
If you think you will be driving for student organization business in
the fall or spring, submit your new Driver Authorization Application
to the Center for Student Involvement now to make your vehicle rental set
up go more quickly.
For Wisconsin drivers license use this LINK: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/EHSRM/RISK/d.pdf
For out of state drivers license you need to complete the above form
and have the notarized statement of driving record completed with a notary:
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
UWM COLLEGE BIGS" PROGRAM (UWM Center for Volunteerism and Student
The UWM Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership hopes
that you will help us to collect educational toys for our daily "UWM College
Bigs" Program. During the school year over 100 UWM students volunteer
once a week to mentor a local youth at an MPS school. One of the things
that makes this experience more productive and meaningful for the UWM
students and the kids that they mentor is having structured and educational
activities that are fun and interactive. With this, we are holding an
educational toy drive throughout campus for the next 60 days. Please
consider donating toys such as: flashcards, paints, paintbrushes, arts
and crafts, botany sets, Sally Ride Science books, markers, model planes,
model cars, sewing kits. Also, the website http://www.wonderbrains.com
has a number of items that are great for the program that vary in price
from $5 - $30. If you go to this website, consider ordering any of the
following: the GeoSphere, IZZI, the Fifth Chair, the Magnetic Mosiaics,
Solar Racers, Trainmech, Young Architects, Adventures in Science kits.
We hope that departments will get involved in this effort, either by
holding a drive right in the office, or doing a money collection and
then purchasing one or more of the toys online. If you are willing to
hold a drive in your department, we can provide a bin and signage. Otherwise,
individual donations can be dropped off at the Center for Volunteerism
in the Union Room G28. If you have any questions feel free to give us
a call at 229-3161.
THE STUDENT LEADERSHIP RETREAT -- SEPT 22 & 23 (UWM Center for Volunteerism
and Student Leadership)
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 22 & 23. 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! The retreat is free to UWM students
and transportation and meals are provided. For more information about
the leadership retreat, email Laurie Marks at: email@example.com.
AIDS WALK WISCONSIN
The walk takes place September 29th at the Summerfest
grounds. It's a 5K, and all proceeds go directly to the AIDS Resource
Center of Wisconsin
which provides prevention, treatment, and medical care to those affected
by HIV and AIDS, regardless of their ability to pay. Our website (www.aidswalkwis.org)
is a great place to find out more information about the walk and also
to register teams/individual walkers. It's a ton of fun--there is no
minimum fundraising requirement and it's a great way to kick-off a new
school year. For more information contact Amanda Garry at Amanda.Garry@arcw.org or 414.225.1543 ext. 1543.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007. Guess Who's Coming? A panel
discussion on Interracial Relationships and Multiracial Identity 7pm-9pm;
* Union Fireside Lounge * Free and open to the public This panel discussion
will delve into the varying viewpoints of a diverse mix of people about
interracial relationships and multiracial identity. Panelists will draw
from their acquired knowledge and personal experiences to explore issues
of identity, intersecting social circles, cultural isolation, the search
for community, and love across the color lines. Sponsored by UWM LGBT
Resource Center, UWM LINKS Peer Outreach & Mentoring Center, UWM
Multicultural Student Center, UWM Norris Health Center, UWM Sociocultural
Programming, UWM Union Programming, and UWM Women's Resource Center.
For more info, contact LINKS Peer Outreach and Mentoring Center, 414-229-6338.
Thursday, October 11, 2007. Students for a Fair Wisconsin presents 'That
90's Band', come dressed for this Hollywood themed extravaganza presented
by the students for a Fair Wisconsin. 9pm, Union Gasthaus. Sponsored
by UWM LGBT Resource Center, Students for a Fair Wisconsin, and UWM Union
WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER FALL EVENTS
The UWM Women’s Resource Center is sponsoring and co-sponsoring
a variety of events this fall. Plan to participate!! Below is a list
of some activities happening at the start of Fall Semester. For event
descriptions and event details go to www.wrc.uwm.edu and click on the
upcoming events link, stop into the Women's Resource Center -- Union
WG93, or call us at 414-229-2852.
Fall WRC (Co-) Sponsored Support Groups:
- - Eating Disorder Group: Wednesdays (10/3-12/5), 12:30-2pm
- - Relationships Group: Thursdays in October, 12:30-2pm
- - L-Life Group: Every Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm
- - Female Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Assault Therapy
Group: Fall semester--dates/time TBA
Fall WRC (Co-) Sponsored Events:
- - Speedmeet: 9/6, 7-9pm, Union Ballroom
- - RAINN Information Tables: 9/6, 9/11, and 9/13, 10-2pm, Union Atrium
- - RAINN Umbrellas: 9/11, Noon-2pm, Union Craft Centre
- - Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival-“Nina’s Heavenly Delights”:
9/6, 7:30pm, Oriental Theatre
- - Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival-“FtF: Female to Femme”:
9/8, 3pm, Union Theatre
- - Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival-“iLesbian: An Evening of Women’s
Shorts”: 9/8, 9pm, Union Theatre
- - Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival-“Born in Flames”, 9/8,
11pm, Union Theatre
- - Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival-“Vivere”, 9/9, 5pm, Union
- - Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival-“The Gymnast”, 9/14, 7pm,
- - Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival-“Itty Bitty Titty Committee”,
9/15, 9pm, Union Theatre
- - Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival-“Tick Tock Lullaby”, 9/16,
5pm, Union Theatre
- - Wellness Fair: 9/26, 10-2pm, Klotche/Pavilion
SEPTEMBER FILM SCHEDULE - docUquarium, UWM Film Department
“Dive deep” into the newest independent documentaries this
fall as Professor Brad Lichtenstein opens up his film 301 class to the
public. Nine premieres, guests every month, and deep exploration guaranteed.
Wednesday nights, 7.30pm in the UWM Union Theater. It’s free!
Sept. 5, Please Vote For Me. How free is China? Don Edkins and Weijun
Chen follow eight-year-old students in an elementary school in China
as they campaign for school monitor.
Sept. 12, Why We Fight. For Justice? For the American way of life? Or
to maintain the military industrial complex?
Sept. 19/20, This American Life, Mr. T., And Growing Up Gotti. Producer
Ken Druckerman began in straight-ahead documentary, but now produces
reality TV. What’s the difference?