The Leading Edge
Center for Student Involvement - Union 363
Volume 13 - Issue 1

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS

 

CONTAINED IN THIS UPDATE
CSI is Moving to 363 Union
New SAC & July Meeting
Campus Expo - Org Fair
Student Organization State Accounts
Reimbursement Preauthorization
Student Organization Renewal Process
Access List for Summer
Travelport  DON’T BUY YOUR OWN AIRLINE TICKETS
SA jobs
M3C Fellows Scholarship
LINKS Reality Tour
Student Leadership Retreat
College Day at Milwaukee Irish Fest

CENTER FOR STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IS MOVING
There has been some musical offices going on in the Union Building.  Norris Health Education Program will be relocating from Merrill Hall to the current Center for Student Involvement (CSI) in room 350.  SAO is in the process of moving from 350 to room 363 in the Student Organization wing (7/1-3).  Neighborhood Housing moved from 363 to the Union Terrace (room WG85) and Student Court moved from 363 to 373.  The CSI Office will have limited services this week as phone lines, computers, files, and furniture are currently being moved.  If you can wait until Monday July 7th for your business, we would appreciate it.  Otherwise please be patient as most of our files are in boxes and it may take a little longer to process things.

NEW SAC & JULY MEETING DATE
The new Senate Appropriations Committee is starting up for the year.  (A separate update email was sent earlier today with all the details).  Forms and instructions for applying for funds can be found at:  http://www.uwm.edu/StudentOrg/sa/legislative/sac.htm.  The next SAC meeting will be July 8, 2008, 6:30 pm in the SA Office, room EG79 Union.  Grant forms are due this Wednesday, July 2nd by 5 pm in EG79 to be considered at this meeting.  If you have question or need additional information please contact SAC at uwmsac@gmail.com.  The Center for Student Involvement does not any influence or control over groups receiving funding from SAC.

CAMPUS EXPO: ORGANIZATION AND CAMPUS RESOURCE FAIR
The student organization fair will be held Thursday, September 4, 2008, in Spaights Plaza from 10 am to 2 pm. The event will also include campus jobs, services, mentors, Student Association corn roast, along with student organizations. This is a great way to promote your organization and get more members. Organizations may sign up for a booth space by sending an email to activities@uwm.edu (Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis). Open tables at 10:00 am on that day will be given to organizations on the waiting list. Student organizations may sign up for a booth space by sending an email to activities@uwm.edu (Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis).  NOTE: Campus departments will register with the Career Development Center and they will be contacting departments later in the summer.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION STATE ACCOUNTS
The Student Activities staff members are currently working to close out the 2008 fiscal accounts for student organizations and will not be able to report actual carry-over revenue or roll-over funds until September. 2008-09 fiscal year accounts have been set up and any check off you were allocated have been posted to the accounts.  We are currently posting SAC allocations from the spring, you should get a confirmation letter with spending instructions in your student organization mailbox in the next few weeks (Some groups have already received their letters)

REIMBURSEMENTS PREAUTHORIZATION
Do not just go out and buy something without talking to a Student Activities staff member. DO NOT ASSUME if you bought something last year it is okay to buy this year.  The campus has many, many, many, contracts and strict procedures on spending state dollars. These rules are constantly changing and what was okay one month is not okay the next. Most state contracts come from the Department of Administration, so the university often does not have a say in the development of these rules. The tip is plan ahead and don’t wait until the last minute to use your state money.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION REGISTRATION RENEWALS
Renewal forms will be sent out the last week of August via campus mail. All student organizations must fill out, sign, and return their form prior to September 26th to remain active on campus. Groups failing to turn in their renewal forms 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. 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.

UNION ACCESS LIST FOR SUMMER
If your student group has a Union Office and plan on using it during the summer months please fill out an access list form for any member not listed as a contact or additional contact for your organization.  You can get an access list form from http://www4.uwm.edu/sao/organizationalforms.cfm.

STATE TRAVELPORT CONTRACT - DON’T BUY YOUR OWN AIRLINE TICKETS
The State of Wisconsin has contracted with Fox World Travel for ALL online airfare purchases as the exclusive State vendor.  This is a mandatory contract for all state agencies - including UWM.  If you buy a ticket from any other site - you will not be reimbursed.  Students can not buy directly from travelport.  If you have air travel arrangements to make using segregated fees, you need to contact the CSI office at least 21-30 days prior to the trip so we can order your tickets.  More information on travelport and travel contract changes will be in the August update.

STUDENT ASSOCIATION JOBS
The new SA term has started and we have set the positions for the Executive Branch.  Go to http://www.uwm.edu/StudentOrg/sa/executive/pages/ to view open positions.  If you are interested in applying for a position, please review the application, fill it out completely, and attach a personal resume.  You can submit a hard copy of the application to the SA office (Union EG79) or electronically by emailing uwm.sa.jobs@gmail.com.

LINKS REALITY TOUR
July 16th through August 8th.  Experience the Affect through Music, Mentoring, and Role Modeling.  The Reality Tour is a series of events, programs, and workshops geared towards the enlightenment of the community. The Reality Tour is a four week program that focuses on diversity awareness by featuring educational workshops, forums and performances to increase understanding of differences.  The focus of the tour is to enable participants to become more aware of themselves and others. Workshops will be presented in a format that utilizes Music, Mentoring & Role-modeling, which utilizes these formats in order to actively engage participants in vocal, auditory, and kinetic reasoning activities, which serve as a predecessor to awareness of themselves and others.  Participants experienced much more than just knowledge workshops, they were also given an opportunity to mentor and be mentored by others who were in attendance.  For more information contact the LINKS Peer Outreach and Mentoring Center UnionWG10, 229-6338, or links@uwm.edu.

M3C FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP
The Center for Volunteerism & Student Leadership (CVSL) is currently taking applications for next year's M3C Fellows Scholarship.  Through the M3C program students do 250 hours of community service (both paid and unpaid) as well as take a 2 credit leadership development course, and in return they receive a $1,000 Americorps scholarship.  To qualify, you must be an undergraduate student who has filled out  a FASFA for next year, and you must be either eligible for Pell Grants or you must be a first-generation college student, meaning neither of your parents earned a college degree.  If you would like to apply, send an email requesting an "M3C Scholarship application" to lmarks@uwm.edu.  It is a simple, quick form that we will email you as an MS Word document and that you can fill out electronically and send it back via email.

THE STUDENT LEADERSHIP RETREAT -- SEPT 20 & 21
(sponsored by the Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership)
The Student Leadership Retreat is an annual trip to Camp Minikani for students at UWM that are interested in improving there leadership skills and making their campus and community a better place. The retreat is free to all students as a thank you for the important work that they do in providing UWM with direction, programming, and service. Students will stay overnight at the camp and participate in a number of different activities and workshops. Some of these activities may include a personality type exercise, a ROPES course, camp wide games, a movie about leadership, and a social bonfire. This weekend is a great way to meet other leaders around campus, learn new skills and make new friends! The retreat is free to UWM students and transportation and meals are provided. For more information about the leadership retreat, email Laurie Marks at: lmarks@uwm.edu.

COLLEGE DAY AT MILWAUKEE IRISH FEST
Irish Fest student discount promotion debuting in 2008! The program has officially been named “College Day at Milwaukee Irish Fest”:  Students enrolled in local and regional colleges and universities are invited to College Day at Irish Fest Sunday, August 17. Those who present a valid college student ID at the Main gate from 3 – 9 p.m. will receive $2 off the daily ticket price!  Irish Fest runs August 14 - 17, 2008. Regular daily ticket price is $15.