STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
SPENDING SEGREGATED FEES
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 FORMS DUE FRIDAY
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 http://www.uwm.edu/StudentOrg/sa/sac.htm.
EVENT PLANNING DEADLINES
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.
STUDENT ORGANIZATION USE OF THE UNIVERSITY’S NAME
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
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
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.
20TH ANNUAL NATIONAL STUDENT CONFERENCE ON HUNGER & HOMELESSNESS
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 www.studentsagainsthunger.org
VOLUNTEER AT THE HOPE HOUSE FOOD PANTRY ANY THURSDAY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE RAK-ATHON IS HERE
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 email@example.com.
SEXPO PRESENTS: SEX TOYS 101
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.
ELLIS IN CONCERT
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
MARQUETTE CONCERT: REEL BIG FISH
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.