The Leading Edge
Center for Student Involvement - Union 350
Volume 12 - Issue 8b

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS


CONTAINED IN THIS UPDATE
Submitting Update Information
Student Association Elections
Check-off Election Codes
Yearend Expenses
Union Office Assignments
Congratulations CVSL

SUBMITTING UPDATE INFORMATION
To have your event or activity listed in these updates you just need to email activities@uwm.edu.  Updates are normally sent out at the end of the month and if needed, during the middle of the month.  To make sure your information is listed, please send your information by the 20th day of the preceding month.  Updates are sent as text files with NO ATTACHMENTS.  If you have a lot of information or attachments, please summarize the announcement and provide a link to a website where more information and attachments can be obtained. 

STUDENT ASSOCIATION ELECTIONS – VOTE THIS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
The Student Association (SA) election is approaching and this is your opportunity to select your representatives in SA and determine where your money for student organizations gets allocated (see Check-off information below). The SA election will be held on April 17th and 18th, 2008.  Polls will be located at the Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (EMS) Building, the Student Union, Sandburg, and Riverview.  Questions regarding the Student Association elections may be addressed to Daniel V. Bahr-Independent Election Commissioner.  The election office is on the third floor of the Union in room 363. You can contact the commissioner at iec.uwm6@gmail.com.


2008-2009 CHECK-OFF ELECTIONS
On April 17th & 18th as part of the Student Association elections, students may designate a portion of their segregated fees to the registered student organization of their choice.  Organization codes and instructions can be found at the poll sites or online at: http://www4.uwm.edu/sao/Checkoff Instructions.htm.


YEAREND EXPENSES
In order to meet the University’s financial yearend deadline student organizations with funding must submit their financial paperwork to the Center for Student Involvement by May 30, 2008 to guarantee they will be processed in time for the year-end closing.  Failure to meet university accounting deadline may result in extreme delays in your paperwork processing, also could result in your paperwork being rejected and the expense not being allowed.  If your organization will need to spend any money in June, please contact the Center for Student Involvement in Union room 363 to make the appropriate arrangements.


UNION OFFICE ASSIGNMENTS
The Union Policy Board has made its initial office assignments for 2008-2009 school year.  The list of assignments can be found here:  http://www4.uwm.edu/sao/Forms/UPB/UPB-09Assignments.pdf. Groups unhappy with their assignment or lack thereof may file an appeal.  Appeals are due by NOON APRIL 23RD.  Appeal forms can be found here:  http://www4.uwm.edu/sao/Forms/UPB/UPB%20Appeal.pdf.


CONGRATULATIONS CVSL
The Center for Volunteerism had over 350 volunteers participate in the Hunger Clean Up held last Saturday helping out at 44 sites.  In addition they collected two tons of food donated thru the food drive and raised $224 for Repairers of the Breach Shelter from the "change for change" penny drive.  If you or your organization would like to make a difference and participate in a future volunteer experience, please contact Laurie Marks, lmarks@uwm.edu or stop by the CVSL office on the ground floor of the Union.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES


CULTURES AND COMMUNITIES PROGRAM GRANTS
Are you aware of an upcoming grant possibility for student organizations who partner with community organizations? To learn more about this grant and upcoming, optional Community and University Partnership (CUP) grant workshops offered throughout this month, please go to www.cc.uwm.edu.


FINANCIAL OPTIONS WORKSHOP
April 17, 20 0 8 in the Multicultural Student Lounge, Union W198.  The UW-Credit Union will be presenting two sessions to discuss the choices and options available to you. Some topics will be Student Loans, Investing in Your Future, and more.  Session I: 12:00pm-12:45pm with a question and answer period from 12:30-12:45pm.  Session II: 12:45pm-1:30pm with a question and answer period from 1:15-1:30pm.  Bring your questions about your financial future!  Refreshments will be provided.


BE A PART OF THE UWM CLIMATE STUDY ROUND TABLE FORUM
This survey went live on Monday April 14, 2008.  If you have not filled out the survey yet, please do so at:  https://online.survey.psu.edu/milwaukee

Want to hear from the experts who helped design the survey:  Come to a roundtable discussion April 22, 2008, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Union, Room 240.  Your opinion matters!


JUST IN TIME JOB FAIR
Thursday, May 8, 2008, from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M in the Union Wisconsin Room.  Meet with employers interested in hiring UWM students in all academic majors for full-time, part-time, and summer jobs and internships.  For the most up-to-date listing of employers and positions, visit: http://uwm.erecruiting.com/stu/cf_details?fhnd=3075


HEALTH SUMMIT CONFERENCE
As part of our Voices for Health Summit Series, University of Minnesota will be hosting a conference entitled "Mobilizing and Engaging Communities for Global Health" at the, Minneapolis on Saturday, April 26th, 2008.  The summit will address the pressing issue of how young people can play an active and important role in global health issues locally, nationally and globally.  The conference will train young people on the important global health issues of our time, including HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, as well as teach tactics which can be used to take action on current policies being created to promote health.  Thanks to generous foundation support, the summit is free for selected participants, including registration and meals (although lodging and travel to the conference is at the participant's expense).  For more information on the conference, please visit http://www.aidemocracy.org/conferences/health/voicesforhealthMN.php.


PAID SICK DAYS CAMPAIGN
Become a part of the Paid Sick Days Campaign! Milwaukee workers without paid sick days are forced to make the impossible choice between vital income and being healthy. A new Milwaukee ballot initiative would allow ALL workers to earn a minimum of paid sick time. This means you too, part-time workers! If we gather enough signatures, Milwaukee voters will be able to vote for this amazing policy on the November ballot. We would be creating a guaranteed minimum standard for all citizens!  Volunteer on the Student Day, Saturday April 26th, 2008, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Meet at the UWM Union Terrace, and then out into the community to Gather signatures and then have pizza afterwards.  This is a great way to do group volunteer activities out in the community and become a part of history! If the initiative ends up passing, we will be the third city in the U.S. with paid sick days! Sign up yourself or a group for a fun day of social change! Contact Julie at jmtenpas@uwm.edu.