The Leading Edge
Center for Student Involvement - Union 363
Volume 14 - Issue 5

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NEWS

CONTENTS
CSI closed Wednesday, 10/21 at 3 PM
SAC Fall Semester (Large) Grant Deadline
SAC Emergency (small) November Meeting
Open Positions in the Student Association
Flu Vaccine Clinics
All Majors Career Day this Thursday
CVSL Hiring
Peer Health Advocates are Hiring
University Marketing Focus Groups
Union Bathrooms Are Not A Marketing Location
Student Organization Nights At Men’s Basketball
Bitter Herbs: How Can Evil Co-Exist With A Loving God?
CVSL Upcoming Events
Free Movie Pass to “The Stepfather” for This Thursday, 10/15

CSI CLOSED WEDNESDAY 10/21 AT 3 P.M.
The Center for Student Involvement will need to close early on Wednesday, October 21st  at 3 p.m.  Please plan accordingly.  Due to the Director and Receptionist vacancies, there may be other office hour reductions depending on the remain staff availability.  Please plan much farther ahead than normal (yes this means more than 24 hours) to request service.  Travel plans should be submitted at least 21 days in advance, office supply orders should be submitted at least 7 days in advance, advisor meeting requests should be submitted at least 5 days in advance, and events with contracts should set up a meeting with the program advisor at least 6 weeks in advance of the event date (8 weeks would be better).  The deadlines are set with university processing timelines in mind so the staff can help you get your plans accomplished with minimal problems.

SAC FALL SEMESTER (LARGE) GRANT DEADLINE
Semester Grants forms (For Spring Semester Funding) are due by 5 PM to the to the Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) Office (Union Room 351).  If the office is closed please deposit applications in the mail slot in the door of the SAC office.. The actual funding meeting will be held on November 13th through 15th in the Union Fireside Lounge.  SAC will start at 5PM on Friday 11/13/09,  at 8AM on Saturday 11/14/09 beginning, and at 8AM Sunday 11/15/09.  If you have any questions please visit www.sasac.uwm.edu or email sa-sac@uwm.edu.

SAC EMERGENCY (SMALL) NOVEMBER MEETING
There will be an emergency grant meeting on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at 7:00 PM in the SA Office Union EG79.  All forms are due by 7:00PM Thursday, October 29, 2009 to the Senate Appropriations Committee Office (Union Room 351). If the office is closed please deposit applications in the mail slot in the door of the SAC office.  SAC will meet the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00PM in the Student Association Office (EG79).  If you have any questions please visit www.sasac.uwm.edu or email sa-sac@uwm.edu.

OPEN POSITIONS IN THE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
There are still positions open in the Student Association, the student government at UWM.

The Executive Branch of the SA is currently accepting resumes for the Academic Affairs Director.  Main responsibilities include but are not limited to working with all the students in order to fulfill their needs through the University, pushing a book rental program through the bookstore and administration, creating a stronger UWM by maintaining an emphasis on education, and working with the faculty, administration, and others on behalf of the students. This position requires a thorough knowledge in the educational opportunities and possibilities at UWM, commitment to an array of needs on the students behalf, and a willingness to work with all students and all members of the University.  If you are interested, please email the Chief of Staff, Omer Farooque at farooque@uwm.edu .

There are also several seats open in the SA Senate. If you are interested in sitting on the Senate, please see the list of open seats outside the SA office in the Union, EG79.

Finally, there is an open Justice position in the Student Court as well. If you are interested in sitting on the court, please email Chief Justice Meggan DeWitt at msdewitt@uwm.edu.

FLU VACCINE CLINICS
Seasonal flu vaccine clinics will be held this week for UWM faculty, staff and students.  The next clinics will be held on a first-come, first-served basis in the Union Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14; and Thursday, Oct. 15.  A UWM ID is required to receive a vaccine, which will cost $10 for students and $20 for faculty and staff.

UWM has been allotted a limited number of vaccine doses. Alternatives to the UWM vaccine clinics include going to a local Aurora Shoo The Flu Clinic, Walgreens Take Care Clinic or Walgreens store. More details can be found here:  http://emergency.uwm.edu/2009/09/seasonal-flu-and-h1n1-flu-vaccines.html.

ALL MAJORS CAREER DAY
Thursday, October 15, 2009, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Wisconsin Room, UWM Union.  All Majors Career Day is FREE and open to UWM students, UWM alumni, and students of other UW schools.  Whether you're serious about meeting potential employers for internships or full-time opportunities, exploring career options or developing your networking skills, the All Majors Career Day Guide and Making the Most of a Career Day / Job Fair are the best resources for preparation including employer profiles and examples of questions you may want to ask. Career Day Guides  http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CDC/CareerDay_Guide.pdf

NEED A WORK-STUDY JOB? 
The Center for Volunteerism & Student Leadership is seeking students who receive work-study as part of their financial aid package to hire at $7.75 per hour to tutor local kids at MPS schools.  If you are interested and receive work-study, please come to the America Reads orientation meeting on Thursday, Oct 22 @7:30pm to 9:00pm in the Union Ballroom.  You must bring a photo ID, a birth certificate or social security card, your class schedule, and a pen.

PEER HEALTH ADVOCATES ARE HIRING
The Peer Health Advocate program is part of the Norris Health Center Office of Health Promotion and Wellness. Peer Health Advocates function as team members in the development and implementation of the health promotion initiatives in the campus community. The Peer Health Advocates represent Norris Health Center and serve as liaisons to the campus residence life hall staff, student organizations and departments on campus.  Starting wage is $7.50/hour. For more information, please contact Lauren Otte, Peer Health Advocate Advisor, at 414-229-5836 or lmotte@uwm.edu.  Applications and resumes must be received by 4 PM on Monday October 19, 2009, to receive full consideration.

UNIVERSITY MARKETING FOCUS GROUP
Student opinions are needed. Are you willing to share your thoughts on a new university marketing campaign being developed? A FREE pizza lunch will be included for the first 20 students who respond.  If you can make one of the times below, please RSVP to the Director of Communications at UWM, Laura Glawe, by Mon. Oct. 19. glawe@uwm.edu or 229-6444.
Wed. Oct. 21, 12 noon - 12:45 pm
Thrs. Oct. 22, 12 noon - 12:45 pm
Fri. Oct. 23, 12 noon - 12:45 pm

UNION BATHROOMS ARE NOT A MARKETING LOCATION
Just a reminder, do not post flyers or other materials in Union Building bathrooms or any bathroom on campus.  Bathrooms are not an approved posting site.  For approved sites go to:  http://www4.uwm.edu/sao/publications/publications.cfm and click on Bulletin Boards.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION NIGHTS AT MEN’S BASKETBALL
Panther Athletics is thinking about  creating a “student organizations night” for every home men’s basketball game. Interested clubs would pick 4-5 games that might work for them and the Athletic Department would assign them a game to sponsor.  When the game arrives the organization. would get a presence at the U.S. Cellular Arena with a table in the concourse to have information and to promote their group, an on-court ceremony at time-out to present their student organization to the crowd with video board recognition.  To qualify, the organization would need to recruit 50 students to attend the game.  Groups that are interested in more details should contact Adam Schemm, Assistant Marketing Director, at 229-1110 or schemm@uwm.edu.

BITTER HERBS: HOW CAN EVIL CO-EXIST WITH A LOVING GOD?
Thursday, October 29th, 2009, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Luther Memorial Chapel & University Student Center (3833 N Maryland Avenue, six blocks north of UWM).  One of the greatest dilemmas in both religion and philosophy is the problem of evil.  If God is good, how can evil exist?  If evil exists, how can God be all-powerful?  Join us for this free presentation as we explore these questions and more.  Free snacks and refreshments will be served!  Todd Peperkorn, pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will be the presenter.  Sponsored by Lutheran Student Fellowship.  Visit www.lmcusc.org for more information.

VOLUNTEER ON NOV 7TH HELPING THE ELDERLY! SIGN UP FOR THE RAK-ATHON (Random Acts of Kindness)
9am To Noon!  Join 250 fellow UWM students, faculty, and staff for a morning of service helping neighborhood elderly people winterize their homes! This includes raking, putting up storm windows, moving lawn furniture in for the season, sweeping, and other tasks.  This is a great, fun event, where you can sign up with a group of friends as a team or as an individual.  You will be assigned 4 people to a home and given a list of tasks. Then you go to the older adult’s home and complete the volunteer work.  Transportation is provided!  To register please provide the following information Name,  Cell phone, Email, and Team (If Applicable) to lmarks@uwm.edu.  For group sign-ups, please stop by the CVSL (Union G28) for a team registration form or just email all the required info for each team member!

VOLUNTEER TUTORS AND MENTORS NEED FOR A YOUTH PROGRAM AT THE UNITED COMMUNITY CENTER.
Transportation Provided.  If you missed the Big Brothers Big Sisters sign up period, but would still like to help kids in the community the Center for Volunteerism & Student Leadership (CVSL) has partnered with the United Community Center’s (UCC) After-school Program.  Each Tuesday and Thursday we will take students to the UCC from 3:00pm-5:00pm to volunteer with the kids.  To sign up please stop by the CVSL office (Union G28) for an application.  Note:  the program operates and needs volunteers Mon-Fri, but transport is only available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  If you have a car you can go any day of the week that works with your schedule.

FREE MOVIE PASS TO STEPFATHER – OCTOBER 15TH
The advanced screening for the film will be at the AMC Mayfair on October 15, 7:00 PM.  You can pick up a free pass from the Center for Student Involvement, Union 363.  Movie Synopsis:  Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school to find his mother (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh).  As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand.  Is he really the man of her dreams or could David be hiding a dark side?  For more movie information see:  welcometothefamily.com.