STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
REGISTRATION FORMS DUE FRIDAY (9/21)
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 http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/sao/orglist.htm.
If your group is not on this list, then you need to turn in the renewal
paperwork to stay active.
CSI CHANGING OFFICE HOURS
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,
8:30 am – 6:00 pm Tuesday
8:30 am – 3:00 pm Friday
PLEASE PLAN AHEAD AND BE CONSIDERATE!
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.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION PRINTING
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
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.
SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE (SAC) WEBSITE
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 (http://www.uwm.edu/StudentOrg/sa/sac.htm).
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: email@example.com.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
STUDENT ORGANIZATION MEETING
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
LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE
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 www.uwm.edu/Library/News/openhouse_schedule.html), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TECHNOLOGY FAIR '07
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
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.
DONATE OR VOLUNTEER AT THE FIRST CAMPUSWIDE BLOOD DRIVE
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
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.
VOLUNTEER AT THE HOPE HOUSE FOOD PANTRY ANY THURSDAY
The UWM campus
community helps out at the Hope House Food Pantry every Thursday from
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 email@example.com.
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 www.marchonmilwaukee.org 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
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
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
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 http://pantherprowl.net.
Email Anne Griepentrog if you have questions- firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- - Wellness Fair: 9/26, 10-2pm, Klotche/Pavilion
SEPTEMBER FILM SCHEDULE - docUquarium, UWM Film Department
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