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Student Organization News: November, 2009


New CSI Director Is Named
CSI Advisory Committee
SAC Eligibility
Segregated Fee Manual
Center for Student Involvement is Hiring
Student Organization Survey
Recruitment and Retention of Members
Alpha Kappa Psi – Professional Event
CVSL Upcoming Programs
LGBT Resource Center Upcoming Events
Hip Hop Scholars Events

New CSI Director is Named

Eric Jessup-Anger has been named the new director for the Center for Student Involvement. Eric comes to us from Michigan State University, where he earned his Ph.D. in Higher, Adult & Lifelong Education. Eric received a Masters from Bowling Green State University and Bachelor of Science from UW-Madison. Eric worked in Residence Life at Bowling Green State University and Colorado State University. His first day at UWM will Monday, November 9, 2009. If you are in the office after that day, please welcome him to the UWM family.

CSI Advisory Committee
There are still open seats on the CSI Advisory Committee. The CSI Advisory committee provides recommendations to the CSI director for policies, procedures, and services. If you are interested in serving on the advisory committee you can contact Trevell Exum, Shared Governance Director, at, or click to download an CSI Advisory Committee application form (PDF)

Senate Appropriations Commitee EligibilityMeeting
SAC will be using the student organization renewal forms to determine SAC eligibility for funding. SAC will be considering eligibility at their next meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 7PM in the SA Office, Union EG79. Student Organizations are encouraged to attend, but it is not required.

Segregated Fee Manual 2009
A new edition of the Segregated Fee Manual (PFD) is now available on the Center for Student Involvement website under the “Publications” tab.

The Center for Student Involvement is Hiring
Two student employee positions are available:

Position #1: Student Assistant
Duties include but are not limited to Customer service, (answering phones, greeting walk-in visitors, serving as campus resource, etc.), General accounting (database entry, contract processing, preparing orders, travel and miscellaneous reimbursement processing, etc.), and Clerical: (typing, filing, running errands throughout campus, drafting and proofing correspondence and publications)

Position #2: Student Organization Development Advisor (SODA)
General responsibilities include one-on-one consultations with students, presenting workshops/trainings on various topics and provide outreach to student organizations. The duties of the intern include, but is not limited to, assisting the Student Activities Advisor with enhancing, recruiting, and marketing programs for student organizations and the programming sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement.

To apply for either position: Submit an application to the Center for Student Involvement (UWM, Room 363) by Thursday, November 5, 2009. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Preference is given to early applications. For more information, detailed job descriptions and/or to fill out an application contact the Center for Student Involvement, Union 363, 229-5780.

Student Organization Survey
As an officer in one or more student organizations at UW-Milwaukee, you recently received an email requesting your participation in a survey on training and development for organizations. If you have completed the survey, we thank you for your assistance. If you have not yet completed the survey, we would like to urge you to do so as soon as possible. The weblink to the survey appears in a reminder email sent to you on October 29. Your opinion matters to us!

Recruitment and Retention of Members (repeating session)
Student organizations are always looking for quality new members. This workshop focuses on developing an on-going plan for bringing new members into your organization, providing them with the orientation and training to be successful organization members and retaining and motivating current members. November 3 & 4, 3pm, Union 340

Alpha Kappa Psi – Professional Event
Wednesday November 4th at 6:30pm in the Union Wisconsin room.
The Keynote speaker for this event will be Steve Holter, the Managing Partner for the Holter Financial Group of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Steve Holter will discuss his career path that led him to become the managing partner for one of the nation's top Northwestern Mutual network offices, creating a vision for your professional career, the influence mentors have on young professionals, marketing yourself in a down economy, and the benefits of working with Northwestern Mutual. Professional dress is required.

CVSL Upcoming Programs

Volunteer This Saturday, Nov 7th from 9am – noon.
One morning helping the elderly! Sign up for the RAK-athon (random acts of kindness)! Join 250 fellow UWM students, faculty, and staff for a morning of service helping neighborhood elderly residents 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 when needed! To register please provide Name, Cellphone, Email, Team (If Applicable) to For group sign-ups, please stop by the CVSL for a team registration form or just send all the required info for each team member!

Campus-Wide Blood Drive On Nov 23rd!
Donate blood at the campus-wide blood drive on Nov 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 to your Name, Cellphone, Email, and Time you would like to donate.

Sign-Up Meeting For The Alternative Springbreak Through Habitat For Humanity!
Are you ready for Spring Break 2010? Habitat for Humanity at UWM is sending 90 students to three different, southern locations through the Collegiate Challenge program. Collegiate Challenge is an alternative, low cost spring break that offers new experiences, new friends, and one life changing experience where you spend a week with fellow students traveling to another state and volunteering to build a home for a low-income family. For more information attend the Habitat meeting on November 2nd, at 7:00 in the Union Fireside Lounge. We will be announcing the three “mystery,” locations at the meeting, as well as providing information on each trip, and how to sign up! These trips will fill up fast! This is definitely one meeting you don’t want to miss! Email for more questions.

LGBT Resource Center Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 5th - Safe Space Training (Ally Development)
10:30am - 12:00pm | contact Warren Scherer (, 414.229.4116

November 11th & 12th - Trans Awareness Week Info & Activities
10:00am - 3:00pm | UWM Union Concourse; contact or call 414.229.4116

Monday, November 16th - Living in Marked Bodies with Eli Clare
7:30pm | UWM Union Wisconsin Room West; contact or 414.229.4116

Tuesday, November 17th - SEXPO Series: When Two Won't Do screening
7pm | UWM Union Fireside Lounge; contact or 414.229.4116

Wednesday, November 18th - LGBTQ & Allied Bowling
7:30pm - 9:30pm | UWM Union Rec Center (Basement); contact

Thursday, November 19th - Out in the Music Industry with Eric Himan
4:00pm - 5:00pm | UWM Union Multicultural Student Lounge (Union 198); contact

Thursday, November 19th - Gasthaus Entertainment Series featuring Eric Himan
9:00pm | UWN Union Gasthaus (Basement); contact

Check out the UWM LGBT Resource Center web calendar ( for more information.

Hip Hop Scholars Events

Hip Hop Movie: 500 Years Later
Wednesday, November 18, 6 pm, UWM Union Ballroom
500 Years Later: a screening of the groundbreaking film by Molefi Asanti Jr. The event begins with the DJ skills of DJ Tyme, the dynamic lyrics of Shelly the Poet, and a Break Dancing demonstration. Movie to begin at approximately 7 pm. Discussion to follow. Sponsored By Hip Hop Scholars

Exploring Hip Hop
Thursday, November 19, 6 pm, UWM Union Ballroom
It's bigger Than Hip Hop A Lecture and book signing by author, filmmaker, and professor Molefi Asante Jr. The event begins with the DJ skills of DJ Tyme, the dynamic lyrics of one of Milwaukee's best emcee, and a Break Dancing demonstration. Lecture to begin at approximately 7 pm. Sponsored By Hip Hop Scholars