STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS FOR CSI
CSI will be closed the Friday after thanksgiving
(November 23rd). The University is closed December 24 & 25 and December 31 & January
1. CSI will also be closed December 26-28th, so the office will be closed
from December 24th through January 1st. If your organization needs early
January travel arrangements to be made, please bring all the paper work
into CSI by December 17th to ensure it can be processed prior to the
Holidays. If your organization is holding an event in January in which
you are paying a speaker, performer, or any person for any reason, you
need to make sure your contracts are turned in 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE. CSI
being closed is not an excuse, if the 30-day deadline falls during the
holiday closure, then the contracts are due December 17th. You don’t
have to wait until thirty days before the event, the earlier you turn
in your forms the easier the payment processing goes.
The Mediation Teams at UWM competed on October 26 and
27 at the Eighth National Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament, sponsored
by the American
Mock Trial Association, and hosted by the John Marshall Law School in
Chicago. The field was 30 teams representing 19 institutions from 11
States. UWM Team 468 led the Mediator Division going into the National
Championship Final Mediation setting a record of 170.73 international
mediation points after the three preliminary rounds. The team also achieved
a top-ten finish in the Advocacy Division. All three members of Team
468 earned AMTA All-America distinctions for their team's appearance
in the Championship Final Mediation. In its seventh season, Mediation
Team at UWM has appeared in the National Championship Mediation in 2002,
2006 and 2007.
FUNDING APPROVAL TIMELINE
When your group is approved for a SAC emergency grant (under
$700), your organization's funding will not be available to you until
of the Student Association signs the SAC allocation bill. The Center for Student Involvement will be notified of the approval and groups can make
arrangements with CSI after that date to spend the money. If the President
vetoes the allocation, your group will have to attend a Senate meeting
to ask the Senate to override the veto, which will take a 2/3rds majority.
When your group is approved for a SAC large grant (November or April),
your organization's funding will not be available until the Student Association
Senate approves the allocation and the SA President signs the SAC allocation
bill. The Senate may deny or change the allocation. The SA President
may approve or veto the Senate actions on the allocation. If approved
by both Senate and the President, November Large grants will be available
January 1st through June 30th and April Large Grants will be available
July 1st through December 31st. Travel and event large grants expenditures
MUST occur within the designated timeframe or the money will be returned
to the Student Association. Operations expenditures must occur in the
same fiscal year as when the funds were approved (July 1st to June 30th.
In order to use your funds by June 30th, the paperwork must be turned
into the Center for Student Involvement by June 1st, however, some routine
expenditures such as Office Depot orders can be done as late as June
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
C.O.A.S.T. LEADERS NEEDED
The Neighborhood Housing Office is hiring students to be C.O.A.S.T.
(Community Outreach and Assistance for Student Tenants) Leaders. Applications
are due December 3rd. A C.O.A.S.T. Leader receives a $1300 stipend per
semester for 5-10 hours per week of service. C.O.A.S.T. Leaders are supported
by the Neighborhood Housing Office, University Housing, and the Student
Association. See the Neighborhood
Housing website for more information.
THE CVSL SNOWPATROL NEEDS YOU!
Want to be active, meet other UWM students, and drink free hot chocolate;
all while providing a desperately needed service to neighborhood elderly
residents? Join the UWM SNOW-PATROL! The Center for Volunteerism and
Student Leadership is looking for a group of students who are willing
to show up after a big snowfall and help shovel the sidewalks and walkways
of older adults around campus. Unshoveled walkways and sidewalks make
it difficult for them to do simply tasks such as retrieve the mail or
walk to the grocery store. To become a member of the SNOWPATROL, simply
send an email with the words SNOW PATROL in the subject line to Laurie
THE NEXT CAMPUSWIDE BLOOD DRIVE IS TUESDAY NOV 20TH
Our first campus wide blood drive was a success and we are hoping that
you will join us for the second one if you missed the first, as we are
trying to collect 1,000 pints of blood on campus this year. Each pint
of blood donated can save 3 lives. If you can not donate, we could use
your help as a volunteer at the drive! To donate or volunteer please
email the info: name, cellphone, time you can help out (between 10:15am-3:00pm),
donate or volunteer to Laurie Marks, firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEER AT THE HOPE HOUSE FOOD PANTRY ANY THURSDAY
approaches, think about donating a few hours to our local Hope House
Food Pantry. The Center for Volunteerism and Student
Leadership coordinates 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!
To volunteer please email the info: name, cellphone, and date of the
Thursday you want to volunteer to Laurie Marks, email@example.com.
CVSL HAS A LISTING OF HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER EVENTS!
Want to help out sometime over the holidays? The Center for Volunteerism
and Student Leadership office has a posting of events / needs throughout
the city that are going on between now and New Years. Stop by and check
it out! (Union WG28).