The Leading Edge
Center for Student Involvement - Union 350
Volume 12 - Issue 3b


Students are still coming into the Center for Student Involvement with receipts wanting to be reimburse for items they purchases without checking with the office first. The UW-System and the State of Wisconsin has mandatory state contracts for printing, technology, travel, and hundreds of other items. If you buy from the wrong vendor or stay at the wrong hotel, you may not be able to be reimbursed. PLEASE TELL ALL ORGANIZATION MEMBERS of this so they are not left with an expense that can not be reimbursed. It is always better to CHECK WITH CSI FIRST, before buying anything to make sure proper procedures are being followed.

Large grant requests are due Friday October 19th by 5:00PM to the SA office in Union EG79. (This is a change in procedure, SAC has decided to have all applications turned in to the Student Association Office, the Center for Student Involvement will no longer be able to accept grant forms). The Large Grant meetings will be held Saturday November 3rd & Sunday November 4th 10AM-6:00PM. Grants approved at the Large Grant Meeting, must also be approved by the SA Senate and the SA President before they become official. Once approved by all three levels, the funds will become available AFTER JANUARY 1, 2008. Expenditures prior to this date are not allowed. For more information and grant forms go to

Speakers, entertainers, or other payments to people must be done on a University Contract or have a University Contract Rider attached to the person’s contract you want to do business with. Contracts take at least 30 days to process, so if you are planning an event that needs a contract approved please come into the Center for Student Involvement at least six (6) weeks in advance of the event. Complicated contracts with equipment riders and other conditions may take longer for Purchasing to review, so please bring these in eight (8) weeks in advance. If you are charging admission, selling ticket, or collecting money for any reason at an event supported by segregated fees you need to make an appointment with Tom McGinnity in the Center for Student Involvement PRIOR to any sales. Events supported by State funds must be audited and all revenue must be deposited in your group’s state account. There are very specific procedures that must be followed for events that generated revenue. Failure to follow these procedures could result in loss of revenue or state funding for the event.

Several advertisements have been seen around campus where a student group is inserting “UWM” in front of their name. This is not allowed and is in violation of University licensing regulations. Student groups may only identify themselves with the University by using the following format in the organization name: “Club XYZ at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.” The name must not infer University endorsement of the organization’s purpose or activities, or imply that the organization is speaking on behalf of the University or any of its divisions or departments. All letterhead stationery, invoices, and/or purchasing forms must include the statement: “Student Organization at UWM” PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL YOUR CLUB MEMBERS ARE AWARE OF THIS POLICY. If you have questions or want to


MEN & MASCULINITY: A Workshop on Representations of Manhood in Hip-Hop and Society
Monday, October 29, 2007, 3pm-4:30pm, UWM Lapham Hall N101. Byron Hurt's groundbreaking film, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, takes an in-depth look at representations of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Utilizing a segment of this film that focuses on gender roles and manhood and curriculum created by Independent Television Service, this workshop will spark dialogue about and explore how gender roles, especially around manhood, are produced and projected in society as a whole and in hip-hop. Participants will, if desired, have the opportunity to facilitate future workshops on campus and/or in the community, and will be encouraged to attend filmmaker Byron Hurt's presentation at UWM on 12/4/07. Sponsored by the UWM Women’s Resource Center and the UWM Student Association. Free Event. For more information, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.

November 2nd-4th, 2007 - University of Wisconsin - Madison
Attend the largest national youth conference focused on poverty related issues join more than 400 students and activists from across the country. Meet national and local experts. Meet other student leaders Hosted by the National Student Campaign Against Hunger And Homelessness and WISPIRG. Register today at

As Thanksgiving approaches, think about donating a few hours to our local Hope House Food Pantry. UWM students, faculty and staff volunteer at the food pantry each Thursday from 11:30am - 2:30pm. Transportation is provided, and you can sign up for as many or as few Thursdays as you would like. Sponsored by Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership. To volunteer please send the following info to: name, cellphone, date of the Thursday you want to volunteer to Laurie Marks

Volunteer on November 3 to help local elderly residents winterize their homes! The CVSL's first one-day volunteer event is coming up on Saturday Nov 3 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. At the RAK-athon (which stands for Random Acts of Kindness), we go out in groups of 4-6 and help a local elderly resident around their home with chores such as raking, cleaning, putting up storm windows, sweeping and pulling the garden. To volunteer please send the following info to: name, cellphone, team (if applicable) to Laurie Marks

Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 7-9pm, UWM Union Fireside Lounge, Free Event
Learn the basic information about sex toys: how to use them, how to choose them, and how to make them a part of sexual activity, alone or with a partner. Play with samples of different toys and get free safer sex supplies. This workshop may contain language and discussions that some individuals may find uncomfortable. Sponsored by UWM LGBT Resource Center, UWM LINKS Peer Outreach & Mentoring Center, UWM Multicultural Student Center, UWM Norris Health Center, UWM Union Sociocultural Programming, UWM Union Programming, UWM Women's Resource Center, and The Tool Shed Sex Toy Shop. For more information, contact Jennifer Murray-LGBT Resource Center at 414-229-4226.

Thursday, November 8, 2007, 9-11pm, UWM Union Gasthaus, Free Event
She was so popular last year that we've invited her, and you back! Come hear Ellis in concert at the Gasthaus! Voted five time winner of the reader’s choice award of "Best Musician in the Twin Cities" (Lavender Magazine) and "Best Musical Artist" (Minnesota Women's Press), Ellis’ music has been described as joyful, unpretentious acoustic rock with influences of folk and a slight hint of country flavor. After moving from Texas to Minnesota at age 16, Ellis founded her own record label and has recorded five solo albums, selling tens of thousands of copies to date. Sponsored by UWM Union Programming, UWM LGBT Resource Center, UWM Women's Resource Center, UWM Restaurant Operations, and Burger King. For more information, contact Rebecca Grassl-UWM Union Programming at 414-229-3728.

Reel Big Fish with special guests Lucky Boys Confusion and Love Me Electric Sunday, November 4, 2007 Marquette Varsity Theatre Doors @ 6:00, Show @ 7:00 Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, October 22, 2007 for $22 and can be purchased in the Brooks Lounge on the first floor of the Alumni Memorial Union. If you have any questions, please call the Marquette University Student Government office at (414) 288-7416 or email us at