The Leading Edge
Center for Student Involvement - Union 350
Volume 12 - Issue 2b


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. A list of organizations registered for 2007-2008 can be found at If your group is not on this list, then you need to turn in the renewal paperwork to stay active.

In an effort to meet an increasing demand of students that need to utilize the services of the Center for Student Involvement outside of the current 9 am - 5 pm hours, the office hours are being expanded. The office will open a half hour early to help people that need to do something prior to 9 am. The office will also stay open until 6 pm on Tuesdays for those who are not early birds.

New Hours starting October 1, 2007
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30 am – 6:00 pm Tuesday
8:30 am – 3:00 pm Friday

The Center for Student Involvement has had a large increase of students waiting until the very last minute to arrange travel or plan for their events, sometimes only a couple of days before the trip or event. Speaker, Entertainment, or other payments to individuals for events take 30 days to process through UWM accounting. Travel arrangements take 21 days, although 30 days allow the most price breaks. Car rental MUST be done though the Center for Student Involvement and if more than one person is going, 2 authorized drivers must be listed for each vehicle being rented. Driver Authorizations forms are approved by UWM Risk Management and take 1-2 weeks to get accepted. Driver Authorization forms can not be done the same week as the trip. Students demanding last minute attention are causing a disruption in the Center for Student Involvement, preventing staff from processing paperwork from other students who had their requests in on time, so we can handle the emergency from the students who did not plan ahead. We will do everything within our ability to try to accommodate all students, but with over 290 student organizations to service we ask that you please provide us the appropriate time to handle your requests.

If your student organization has segregated fess for printing, you MUST use State approved vendors for your printing. Expenses from non-approved vendors will not be reimbursed. UWM has made arrangements for Student groups to use Ikon Printing in the Union. Students must get a printing authorization form from the Center for Student Involvement prior to using Ikon. All other printing must be submitted to UWM Printing Services. In occasions when Printing Services or Ikon can not accommodate your printing request, you may use FedEx-Kinkos or come into the Center for Student Involvement to get approval for another contract vendor.

YOU MUST see a CSI advisor prior to spending state money. State money is ANY money in your student organization account managed by the Center for Student Involvement. We have had several reimbursement requests denied because the person did not follow state contracting guidelines when making their purchase. The State of Wisconsin has banned all purchases from ORBITZ – if you purchase tickets from Orbitz you will NOT be reimbursed. All computer peripheral and electronic purchases must be made from state approved vendors. Currently these purchases must be done from special State websites not available to students, so any electronic device must be purchased by a Student Activities staff member. Students must wait until the segregated fees are actually deposited in their student organization account before buying something. We had several students wanting get reimbursed for items they purchased prior to the Student Association even approving the funds. This is called deficit spending and is not allowed.

BEFORE YOU BUY please confirm with the Center for Student Involvement that the segregated fees are in your account and that the vendor for the item(s) you want to purchase is appropriate, or you may not be reimbursed.

SAC has announce a fall schedule yet. Meetings will be will be posted on the CSI display case as soon as we are notified of the date and time. SAC has created a new website with grant information, forms, and procedures for student organizations funding ( 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:


On Tuesday September 18th from 7:30pm-9pm Student Association is holding an event in Union room 280 for all student organization members. This is a great opportunity for all organizations because this is an opportunity to publicize upcoming events by passing out flyers, you can recruit members and learn more about other orgs to co-sponsor events. Then after 8pm only org officers will be asked to stay and get a chance to ask the executive and legislative branch questions they may have about anything, such as funding deadlines, resource problems, etc. SO JOIN US SEPT 18TH UNION 280 7:30-9PM!!!!!

T he Libraries is hosting an Open House for UWM faculty, staff, and students today and tomorrow, Monday, September 17, from noon to 4 p.m. and on Tuesday, September 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Open House will be held in the first floor reading area of the West Wing of the library. There will be special tours and workshops (see the Open House Schedule at, a drawing for prizes, tables with information, and staff available to answer questions about library resources or library services. Light refreshments will be offered.

Wednesday, September 19, 10:00am-2:00pm, Union Concourse
Would you like that degree à la mode? Stop by and learn about the various Certificate Programs offered through the College of Letters and Science. Certificate Programs as UWM offer a specific academic focus, but are unique by being interdisciplinary, allowing you to satisfy your cravings for related courses in different areas. Certificates complement any degree by demonstrating your intellectual commitment to a subject and proving your competence in a scholarly area. Certificates in attendance include: Asian Studies, Scandinavian Studies, Digital Arts and Culture, Celtic Studies, Urban Studies, Ethnic Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Russian and Eastern European Studies, Cultures and Communities, Pre-Med Studies, LGBT Studies, Childhood and Adolescence Studies, Peace Studies, Middle East and North African Studies and Forensic Science. For more information please contact: Andrea Joseph (

Technology Fair '07 will be held on Thurs., Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Union Concourse. Technology Fair '07 will showcase campus IT resources and services and give you information to help you use the latest campus technology. Learn how to make your campus technology experience secure, successful and efficient. Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by. Free stuff and fun! Refreshments! Stop by for a chance to win Apple iTunes gift cards. Pick up a "Computing on Campus" kit with free security software. Play the short course for a chance to win an I&MT Short Course.

Our first campus-wide blood drive is being help on Thursday Sept 27th from 8:30am-4:30pm. We will try to collect 1,000 pints of blood during this academic year, with our first effort at this drive! To donate or volunteer please send the follow info: Your name, phone number, email, and what time your want to donate or volunteer. For more information contact the Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership at 229-3161 or

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 ( 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 or 414.225.1543 ext. 1543.

The UWM campus community helps out at the Hope House Food Pantry every Thursday from 11:30am - 2:30pm. You will prepare food packages, check-in pantry users, and stock shelves. We provide transportation from the CVSL Office at 11:30am and have you back to campus by 2:30pm. You can sign up for as many or as few Thursdays as you would like. To sign up please give us your name, phone number, email, and what time your want to go to the pantry. For more information contact the Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership at 229-3161 or

VOLUNTEER FOR THE MARCH ON MILWAUKEE CONFERENCE On Saturday, September 29th from 9am-9pm in the UWM Union a conference will be going on commemorating the 40th anniversary of the open-housing movement; which was a part of the civil rights movement. You can volunteer at the conference by helping with registration, directing people, helping to coordinate panels and speakers, and other duties. This is a great opportunity if you are interested in civil rights or social justice issues. Visit the website for more info, or to sign up to volunteer simply send us: your name, phone number, email, and the time of day you can help. For more information contact the Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership at 229-3161 or

SEXPO PRESENTS – Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Guess Who's Coming? A panel discussion on Interracial Relationships and Multiracial Identity 7pm-9pm; Come anytime * 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.

STUDENTS FOR A FAIR WISCONSIN – 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 Programming

Make a team to promote your club and show spirit Sunday October 14th at 10 am. The 3rd annual Panther Prowl will be held on Sunday morning, October 14. The certified 5-K run/walk event, which courses through the UWM campus and Upper Lake Park, is a fun way to help raise funding for UWM student scholarships and alumni programs. Register online at Email Anne Griepentrog if you have questions-

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 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:

  • - Wellness Fair: 9/26, 10-2pm, Klotche/Pavilion

SEPTEMBER FILM SCHEDULE - docUquarium, UWM Film Department
Sept. 19. This Wednesday, 7.30pm in the UWM Theatre you can meet Ken Druckerman, producer of the Showtime television version of This American Life with Ira Glass. Ken is also the producer of reality shows like Growing Up Gotti and I Pity the Fool, featuring Mr. T. Raised in documentary, Ken now fuses the style and popularity of reality television with the storytelling power of the finest non-fiction films to create sensational television that makes you think and feel. Film and TV scholar and UWM Film Dept. professor Michele Schreiber will join Ken for the post-show discussion. Michele is an expert in pop culture, and an all-around cool cat.