The Leading Edge
Center for Student Involvement - Union 363
Volume 14 - Issue 3

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS

CONTENTS
Student Organization Renewal Deadline Approaching
Prize For Renewal Forms Turned In By 9/18
Senate Appropriations Committee Meeting
Be Prepared For The Flu (H1N1)
Blood drive sponsor needed
Student organization Post advertising Spotlight ads
Pantherlink Subscription Center
Council of Student Organizations (COSO)
New Officer Training: Getting Things Done On Campus
Marketing your organization/PR plans (repeating session)
LGBT Student Position Available
CVSL programs
WRC Events
Brewer Discounts

STUDENT ORGANIZATION RENEWAL DEADLINE APPROACHING
Fall renewal forms are due to the Center for Student Involvement, Union 363, Friday, September 25, 2009 by Noon.  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. Change of officer forms cannot be used in lieu of the renewal form.  Please check with all your officers to make sure someone turns in this form by the posted deadline.

PRIZE FOR RENEWAL FORMS TURNED IN BY 9/18
Student organizations that submit a completed and accepted renewal registration prior to 12:00pm on Friday, September 18, 2009 will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 credit for services from Union Reservations and Event Planning (restrictions apply, see the Center for Student Involvement for details).

SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING
SAC will hold an Emergency Grant Meeting in EG79 at 7:00pm on 10/07/09.  To be heard at this meeting SAC Grants are due to the SAC Office, Union 351, by 7:00pm on 10/1/09.  Late grants will not be accepted.

SAC has scheduled the Semester Grant (Large Grant) meeting for Friday November 13 at through Sunday November 15. 
Semester grants forms are due to the SAC Office, Union 351, by 5:00PM on 10/30/09. Late Grants will not be accepted.

BE PREPARED FOR THE FLU (H1N1)
With a case of H1N1 flu on the UWM campus and more sure to follow, everyone needs to take precautions and make plans.  The best first step? Bookmark http://flu.uwm.edu and become a frequent visitor.  Particularly useful is the document “What You Can Do About the Flu”:  http://emergency.uwm.edu/pdf/what_do_flu.pdf.  It contains insights about precautions and planning, and what to do should you get the flu. Key points include:

  • Keep washing your hands frequently with soap and/or a hand-sanitizing gel.
  • Go home if you have flu-like symptoms (usually a fever of 100 degrees or more, and a cough or sore throat).  Stay at home for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever or signs of a fever. For most people, this will be three to five days, and they will recover fully on their own without medical treatment.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, and not into your hands.
  • Consider getting the H1N1 vaccine and the seasonal influenza vaccine from your healthcare provider.
  • If you are home with the flu, contact your department chair or supervisor.

If you get flu symptoms, stay home from class and work, and avoid other people, including student organization meetings, events, and activities. 

Please continue to monitor http://flu.uwm.edu -– you can learn about updates as they are posted by following uwmsafety on Twitter –- and watch your e-mail inbox for more H1N1 information specifically written for UWM.

BLOOD DRIVE SPONSOR NEEDED
The American Red Cross is sponsoring a two-day blood drive on our mobile coach on Wednesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 22nd .  The location of where we park the Donor Coach is yet to be determined.  I am looking for a group to sponsor the two-day blood drive.  What I am looking for is a group to recruit students for the drive and to help put up promotional materials around the campus.  We will not need volunteers the day of the drive as everything is done on the mobile coach.  I am hoping to find a group ASAP because I need to order promotional materials for the drive, and I want to put the sponsoring group’s name on the materials too.  If you are interested, please call Cindy Gregory at 414-303-4766.  Thanks much.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION POST ADVERTISING SPOTLIGHT ADS
The Center for Student Involvement is accepting submissions from student organizations for “spotlight” ads in the UWM Post newspaper for 13 issues during fall 2009.  Student organizations may advertise their events by submitting detailed information prior to the submission deadline. Take advantage of this free and effective service! Simply email your information to activities@uwm.edu. Submission deadline is every Thursday by 5:00PM two weeks prior to your event date. To view the publication schedule, visit www.uwmpost.com and click on “Media kit.” All approved submissions will share the available ad space. If you have any questions, contact the Center for Student Involvement at 229-5780 or at activities@uwm.edu. *Submissions are subject to approval. The Center for Student Involvement reserves the right to deny submissions.*

PANTHERLINK SUBSCRIPTION CENTER
The PantherLink Subscription Center is a publicly available collection of primarily campus-focused calendars. These calendars can be browsed and searched, and individual calendars can be subscribed to either via the UWM-supported PantherLink interface or by downloading an .ICS file that can be imported into a number of standards-compliant e-mail/calendar applications.  Student organizations who wish to have events added to the Subscription Center calendar should contact the Center for Student Involvement at activities@uwm.edu for additional information on submission processes and criteria. Events must be submitted well in advance for consideration.   Event submissions should be for unique events rather than for on-going or repetitive meetings, study groups, etc.

COUNCIL OF STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS (COSO)
COSO Fall kickoff event with special guest Mike Zahorik, Student Association Vice-President
Tuesday, September 22, 2009, Union Ballroom East, 7:00pm-8:30pm

NEW OFFICER TRAINING: GETTING THINGS DONE ON CAMPUS (REPEATING SESSION)
This workshop focuses on the basic “How to’s” for student organizations. It includes information on how the University  and the student government are  structured, working with the Center for Student Involvement, annual due dates to plan for, basic information on accessing University resources and where to find information your organization needs. Open to UWM student organization members, officer candidates and current officers.
September 15 & 16, 3pm, Union 340

MARKETING YOUR ORGANIZATION/PR PLANS (REPEATING SESSION)
Some people think public relations (PR) is all about spin: putting a particular interpretation of an event or fact in place to minimize harm to an organization’s reputation. There is a great deal more involved in building relationships with the various “publics” your organization interacts with (students, the family of current members, Milwaukee community, National organizations, etc.). This workshop will focus on clarifying the values and reputation for a student organization and show how these items, once developed, can contribute to a positive PR and marketing plans for the organization. Co-sponsored with Union Marketing.
September 22 & 23, 3pm, Union 340

 

LGBT STUDENT POSITION AVAILABLE
The UWM LGBT Resource Center is hiring a single student Peer Outreach Specialist for 2009-10 academic year.  The position description and application materials for the Peer Outreach Specialist, Office Assistant position can be http://www4.uwm.edu/lgbt/mini_tour.html.  The following application materials must be received by 5 pm on September 24, 2009:
1) Application & personal statement (see attachment UWM LGBT Resource Center application fall 2009)
2) Professional Resume
3) Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for this position (describe interest in this position and previous work or volunteer experience with LGBTQA communities)
All of the application materials mentioned above must be sent via email to both Jennifer Murray (jrmurray@uwm.edu) and Warren Scherer (wscherer@uwm.edu) OR dropped off at the UWM LGBT Resource Center(Union WG-89) by 5pm on Thursday, September 24, 2009. If you have any questions please contact the UWM LGBT Resource Center during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm): 414-229-4116 OR email both Jennifer and Warren. 

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CENTER FOR VOLUNTEERISM & STUDENT LEADERSHIP (CVSL) FALL PROGRAMS

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS INFO SESSION SEPT 9 @ 6:30PM If you would like to mentor a local youth through the campus Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Program please come to the information session on Wednesday Sept 9 at 6:30pm in the Union Ballroom! You will need to bring a pen and your fall class schedule. Not sure if BBBS is right for you?  Keep in mind it requires a commitment of four semesters (no summers though), because you need to be a consistent weekly presence in the life of the kid you are matched with (one hour a week). If this doesn’t work for you we have plenty of other opportunities, so stop by the CVSL Office in the Union on the ground floor!

CAMPUS WIDE BLOOD DRIVE ON SEPT 23RD!
Donate blood at the campus-wide blood drive on Sept 23rd in the Union Ballroom, and help us to reach our goal of collecting 1,000 pints of blood on the UWM campus each year.  Walk-in appointments are available so to donate simply come to the Union Ballroom between 9:00am-4:30pm. If you sign up for an appointment time, however, the wait time will be less.  To sign-up for an appointment please email lmarks@uwm.edu with the following information:  name, email, phone, and time you would like to donate.

NEED A CAMPUS JOB?  BE AN AMERICA READS TUTOR MAKING $7.75/ AN HOUR!
If you receive work study and need a job please consider be an America Reads Tutor to little kids at MPS schools.  The hours, locations, and subjects vary, however we will have a registration meeting on Sept 23 at 7:30pm. You must register to come to this meeting, so to sign up or receive more information please send the following information to lmarks@uwm.edu: name, email, phone, and do you receive work study?

HOPE HOUSE FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! THURSDAYS, TRANSPORT PROVIDED.
Each week the UWM community sends volunteers to the Hope House Food Pantry to stock shelves, clean, organize, and do inventory.  Please sign up for any Thursday; and transportation is provided!  We leave the CVSL office at Noon and arrive back on campus by 2:30pm.  You can sign up for as many or as few Thursdays as you wish!  Please email lmarks@uwm.edu with the following information:  name, email, phone, and date of Thursday do you want to volunteer?

GET RECOGNITION FOR ALL YOUR SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY Through the Student Service Record Program (SSR) students can have their volunteer hours tracked and recognized through the CVSL Office.  Once you enroll in the SSR program, you need to complete a minimum of 75 service hours before you graduate.  Once completed, you will receive a certificate that can accompany a transcript or resume. There is a great selection of local non-profit agencies to choose where you can volunteer to work with youth, help to improve the environment, assist in a healthcare setting, or work on literacy or poverty issues. You complete the hours, record them through the CVSL office, and get your certificate, -- it’s as simple as that!  For more information contact Brett at bloplet@uwm.edu.  He’ll be happy to answer any questions you have or to help you set up an appointment to get started.

 

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WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER FALL PROGRAMS

EATING DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesdays, September 30 through December 9, 2009 (no group 11/25), 12:30pm-2pm, Confidential location at UWM
Are you preoccupied with food, weight, or body image? You may be struggling with an eating disorder. Eating disorders can cause extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues that start to control your life, and can have life-threatening consequences. Dave Drajkowski, an experienced eating disorders therapist facilitates this ongoing support group for UWM women students.  Students are able to join anytime. Sponsored by the UWM Women's Resource Center.  Free Group; Pre-Registration is Required For more information or to participate, contact Sue McCarthy-UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852 or suzimac@uwm.edu.

RAD SELF-DEFENSE CLASS
Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 10, 12, 17 and 19, 2009, 6-9pm on each date - Participants must attend all dates, UWM Zelazo Center 171.  Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD) is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. Different from martial arts, RAD is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. This class for UWM women-identified students and employees is taught by UWM Police Department staff who are nationally certified RAD Instructors.  Participants receive a workbook/manual and there is a free return and practice policy for RAD graduates.  Sponsored by the UWM University Police Department and the UWM Women's Resource Center.  Free Class for UWM Women-identified Students and Employees; Pre-Registration by 11/4/09 Required.  To register, contact rad-police@uwm.edu.  For information about the class, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.  For information about RAD, go to www.rad-systems.com.

POSITIVE PARENTING: UNDERSTANDING MISBEHAVIOR
Thursday, September 17, 2009, 11:30am-1pm, UWM Children's Center Activity Room
Parenting is one of the most important--as well as one of the most difficult--jobs in existence. Misbehavin' kids can drive parents crazy, especially when they can't seem to correct the misbehavior. It can help to remember that all behavior is a message. What is your child trying to tell you? Understanding the goals of misbehavior can help you respond effectively to misbehavior and ultimately enjoy a stronger relationship with your child.  Sponsored by the UWM Women's Resource Center with the support of the UWM Children's Center, UWM Life Impact Program and the UWM Life Impact Extension Program. Free Event. For more information, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.

“FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF”
Live Performance Directed by André Lee Ellis.  Monday, September 21 through Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 7pm (Ticket Sales Begin and Doors Open at 6pm), UWM Union Wisconsin Room. Special Pre-Show Talk with Cast Members and Others, 9/22 at 6pm
Don’t miss your chance to see local Milwaukee performers in this timeless classic dealing with issues of womanhood, love, rape, pride, self esteem and more. Ntozake Shange’s Obie Award winning play, also back on Off-Broadway under Jasmine Guy’s direction, has been described as “[encompassing] every feeling and experience every woman has ever had” by The New Yorker. Sponsored by UWM Union Sociocultural Programming, UWM Women’s Resource Center, and For My People Production.
Tickets at the Door: Free for UWM Students; $5 for Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and non-UWM Students; $8 for the General Public
 For more information, contact Carla Cadet-UWM Union Sociocultural Programming at 414-229-6998.

“UNDETECTED RAPIST” - FILM & DISCUSSION
Tuesday, September 22, 2009, Noon-1pm, UWM Multicultural Student Lounge (Union 198)
Dr. David Lisak, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and Director of the Men's Sexual Trauma Research Project, has conducted extensive research on "undetected" rapists - men who rape but who are never prosecuted. The research on undetected rapists shows that a small number of perpetrators of sexual violence commit the majority of crimes. These perpetrators do not reflect the typical stereotypes that have been invented to explain the phenomenon of rape. Professional staff from The Healing Center will facilitate a group discussion following the viewing of this short film. Sponsored by the UWM Women’s Resource Center and the UWM Multicultural Student Lounge.  Free Event.  For more information, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.

MOVIMIENTOS: TWO GENERATIONS OF CHICANA ARTISTS - ART EXHIBIT
Thursday, September 24 - Friday, October 16, 2009, UWM Union Art Gallery.  Gallery Hours: Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays Noon-5pm, Thursdays Noon-7pm.  Opening Reception: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 5-8pm
Contemporary artists representing two generations of Chicana feminist artists exhibit an array of prints, paintings and installation that reflects pride in their Mexican heritage as well as patterns of racial inequality in the United States for Mexican Americans. The first generation is represented by Ester Hernandez and the second by Favianna Rodriguez and Melanie Cervantes. These Chicana artist-activists participated in or grew out of the Chicano movimiento of the 1960s and 70s which sought to define a cultural and political identity for Americans of Mexican descent. Sponsored by the UWM Union Art Gallery, UWM Women’s Resource Center and the UWM LGBT Resource Center.  Free Exhibit and Reception.  For more information, contact Andrea Avery-UWM Union Art Gallery at 414-229-5830.

TWO GENERATIONS OF CHICANA FEMINISM GALLERY TALK WITH FAVIANNA RODRIGUEZ
Friday, September 25, 2009, 4pm, UWM Union Art Gallery.  Join contributing artist, Favianna Rodriguez for an introduction to the UWM Union Art Gallery’s current exhibit, Movimientos, and a discussion about sexism, racism, homophobia, and poverty as inter-linked issues for women of Mexican descent in the US.  Also consider joining Favianna Rodriguez for a master workshop on Saturday, September 26th from Noon-4pm.  Sponsored by the UWM Union Art Gallery, UWM Women’s Resource Center, and the UWM LGBT Resource Center.  Free Event.  For more information, contact Andrea Avery-UWM Union Art Gallery at 414-229-5830.

UWM STUDENT PARENT WELCOME RECEPTION
Sunday, September 27, 2009, 3-5pm, UWM Union Fireside Lounge.  Are you juggling taking classes with raising a family? Network with other UWM students who are also parents at this family-friendly event… bring your kids and partners for refreshments, activities and information about resources available to student parents at UWM. Sponsored by the UWM Women’s Resource Center, UWM Life Impact Program, UWM Life Impact Expansion Project, and the UWM Children’s Center.  Free Event
For more information, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.

SEXPO PRESENTS: “PASSION & POWER: THE TECHNOLOGY OF ORGASM”
Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 7-9pm, UWM Union Fireside Lounge.  Did you know that there are four states in the US that have laws on the books prohibiting the sale of devices that stimulate the genitals (though they allow the advertisement and sale of Viagra?). This documentary film offers surprising new information which calls into question all we thought we knew about our own bodies, our own pleasure, and ultimately, our own power. Sponsored by Peer Health Advocates at UWM, Union Activities Board at UWM, UWM First Year Center, UWM Women’s Resource Center, UWM Union Programming, UWM Union Sociocultural Programming, UWM Multicultural Student Lounge, UWM Norris Health Center, UWM University Housing, and the UWM LGBT Resource Center. (Wendy Slick and Emiko Omori, 74min, 2007).  Free Event.  For more information, contact the UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.

RAINN DAY SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESOURCE FAIR
Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 10am-3pm, UWM Union Concourse.  83% of college men respect their partners’ wishes about sexual activity.  Make sure you <both> want the same thing, and don’t be part of the other 7%!  Pick up information about campus and community resources, tips on how to support a friend who’s been assaulted, and strategies for how to speak up to someone acting out of line. Take a break and make crafts, join a drum circle, learn kickboxing techniques, and watch demonstrations of the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira. Participating partners: UWM Peer Health Advocates, UWM Norris Health Center, UWM Women’s Resource Center, UWM Athletic Department, UWM LGBT Resource Center, UWM Neighborhood Housing Office, UWM Recreational Sports & Facilities, UWM University Police, and The Healing Center.  Free Event.  For more information, contact Anna Lemberger at lemberg3@uwm.edu, or the UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852.

"NO!  CONFRONTING SEXUAL ASSAULT IN OUR COMMUNITY" - FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION
Thursday, October 1, 2009, 2-4pm, UWM Multicultural Student Lounge (Union W198).  No! (Aishah Shahidah Simmons, 94min, 2006) provides a comprehensive lens through which to look at the impact of sexual violence on Black women and girls - calling to task in particular the behaviors and attitudes of Black men in reinforcing a cultural assault.  Experienced facilitators will lead a discussion about negotiating the challenging terrain of sexuality without violence following a screening of the film. Sponsored by the UWM Women's Resource Center, UWM Norris Health Center, UWM Black Cultural Center, and the UWM Multicultural Student Lounge.  Free Event.  For more information, contact the UWM Women's Resource Center at 414-229-2852.

TEATRO LUNA PERFORMANCE:  “MACHOS!”
Friday, October 2, 2009, 7-9pm, UWM Zelazo Center Concert Hall.  In 2006, frustrated with their boyfriends, brothers, and bosses, Teatro Luna – Chigaco’s all Latina theater company - set out to answer the question: what are men really thinking? The result is Machos, a cheeky, and straightforward play about contemporary masculinities drawn from interviews with men nationwide and performed by an all-Latina cast in drag.  Machos moves beyond the everyday stereotypes of gender, offering a complex look at how 50 men (and 5 Latinas) learned how to be men.  Sponsored by the UWM Roberto Hernández Center, UWM Peck School of the Arts, UWM Latino Alumni Chapter, UWM Women’s Resource Center, Gamma Alpha Omega, and others.  Free Event.  For more information, contact the UWM Roberto Hernández Center at 414-229-6156.

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GREAT DEALS ON BREWERS-CUBS GAMES
Alumni Association Offers UWM Students Great Deals On Brewers-Cubs Games (in Chicago or Milwaukee!) Hey Brewer Fans! Here are two great chances to see the Brew Crew take on their arch nemesis, the Chicago Cubs—at super discounted prices. If you hook up with three or more friends, you can get special UWM Student Group Rates for only $15 per ticket for these games: Wednesday, September 16 Wrigley Field in Chicago Game time: 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, September 23 UWM Night at Miller Park Terrace Box Seating Game time: 7:05 p.m. For more information and to order tickets, contact Peppy O’Neill in the UWM Alumni office at (414) 906-4655 or peppy@uwm.edu.