The Leading Edge.

Student Organization News: December, 2009

Contents

SAC Grants Need SA Approvals
SAC Meeting 12/9
CSI Holiday Schedule
Change of Officers
Panther Day 12/8
Union Office Space Available
Inclusive Excellence (IE) conference
Engelmann Gym Reservations Meeting
Volunteer Opportunities from CVSL
Volunteer Program Management Class For Spring 2009


SAC Grants Need SA Approvals
If SAC approved grant funding for your group at the large grant meeting in November – STOP AND WAIT. The money is not actually approved yet. First the funding must be approved by the Student Senate and then approved by the SA president. The Senate meeting is scheduled for Sunday December 6th. The Senate can approve, deny, or change the allocation. Even if the Senate approves the grant, the SA President has 7 days from when the Senate give him the SAC legislation to approve or veto the it. DON’T SPEND IT YET, even if the SA president approves you cannot spend the money UNTIL JANUARY 1 2010. The November Large Grant meeting allocates fund for the SPRING SEMESTER and will not be available until after January 1st. You cannot order or purchase anything prior to this date. The Center for Student Involvement will send out allocation letters with spending instructions after all the SA approvals have been received. YOU WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED FOR ANY EXPENSE THAT OCCURS PRIOR TO JANUARY 1, 2010. Please tell everyone in your group that were involved in the grant request. There are no exceptions to this rule.


Senate Appropriations Committee Meeting 12/9
The next Senate Appropriations Committee Meeting will be Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at 7:00 PM, in Union EG79. All forms are due by 7:00PM Tuesday, December 8, 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. For further information contact: Anthony M. DeWees, Senate Appropriations Chairman, at amdewees@uwm.edu or 414-229-2930.


CSI Holiday Schedule
The Center for Student Involvement will be closed on the following days due to University Holidays and a State-Mandated Furlough Day: December 24, 25, 30, & 31, 2009 and January 1, 2010.


Change of Officers
If your organization has changed officers since September or will be changing them in the Spring, remember to turn in a Change of Officer form to the Center for Student Involvement, Union 363. It is very important to keep the Center for Student Involvement informed. Not just because it is necessary to keep your University charter, but because the Center for Student Involvement contacts student leaders frequently about training and other leadership opportunities available. Also, students requesting information about your organization will not be referred to the correct people if a Change of Officer form is not received in a timely manner.


Panther Day 12/8
Tuesday, December 8 from 11am-1pm in the Union Concourse.
Looking for a fun way to continue your involvement on campus? Participate in our Panther Postcard Day! Enrollment Services is asking current students to write postcards to incoming freshman, sharing things they love about going to UWM. Personalize your message and spread your UWM spirit to our future students. Cookies will be served for participants.


Union Office Space Available
Hello Student Organization Officers, as of today (December 01, 2009) seven student organization office spaces opened up for reallocation in the UWM Union. If you are interested in receiving office space I ask that you send me an e-mail with justification for why your organization needs office space at mzahorik@uwm.edu. Please be thorough in your e-mail, because you may or may not receive space based on your justification. Also please respond as soon as possible, due to the fact I will be making my final decisions by Tuesday December 08, 2009. Thank you and I wish you all the best of luck with your finals. Regards, Michael Zahorik, Office Allocation Chair, UWM Student Association.


Inclusive Excellence (IE) Conference
Dec. 8, 2009 in the Union Ballroom from 8:00-3:30. Continental breakfast and a buffet lunch will be provided. The campus community is invited to attend UWM’s 1st Annual Inclusive Excellence Conference on December 8, 2009 at the Student Union from 8:00 – 3:30. The conference provides an opportunity to introduce and engage the campus community in dialogue about “inclusive excellence,” the next step in the UW System and UWM’s commitment to diversity. The conference is free to all members of the university community. Please register at the UWM Emplyee Development Website. For more information please visit the IE conference website. For questions, please contact Linda Huang at 414-229-5433 or lhuang@uwm.edu.


Engelmann Gym Reservations Meeting
Tuesday DEC 8, 2009 at 7:00pm in Klotsche Center Room 122.
UWM student organizations and club sports are invited to reserve times in the Engelmann gym. Times are limited (generally late Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays) and are assigned on an impartial basis. Space is available to student organizations in 1 ½ hr increments and club sports (competitive) on a 2-hour increment. Representatives of the organization may request a one-time space only on the first day of registration. If a second time slot is desired (and available), the organization MUST return after all the first round of reservation are confirmed. During the meeting we will randomly pick numbers for the order of registration and space time in Engelmann gym. Numbers will not be given out earlier then the meeting at 7:00 pm on Tue Dec 8th. At least one current officer of the organization (on file with the Center for Student Involvement) must be present to sign the contract. For more information contact M.A. Kelling at 229-3777.

Volunteer Opportunities from CVSL

HELP OUT AT THE SALVATION ARMY TOYSHOP ON DEC 17, 18 OR 21!
Each year the Center for Volunteerism & Student Leadership (CVSL) takes students, faculty, and staff to the Salvation Army Toy Shop to volunteer to help families in need pick out cool, new toys for their kids. Toy Shop helpers can choose from two shifts (either 8:00am – 11:30am or 11:00am – 3:00pm) on Dec 17th, 18th or 21st. At the Toy Shop volunteers guide parents to tables with age-appropriate toys where they select items for their kids. CVSL will provide transportation for the first 6 people to sign up for each shift. Also, there is a great need for one SPANISH-SPEAKING, and one HMONG SPEAKING volunteer to serve as translators, so one spot will be reserved on each shift for a people with these skills. To volunteer for the Toy Shop please send an email to lmarks@uwm.edu with the following information:
Name, Cell Phone, Date You Will Volunteer, Shift (Early Or Late), Do You Speak Spanish Or Hmong?.

If you would like to do service this holiday season, but this opportunity does not work with your schedule, stop by the CVSL for a handout about other needs this holiday season!


DONATE TO THE CVSL FOOD DRIVE FOR MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA Mental Health America of Wisconsin is looking for food donations for their clients for the coming holiday season and cold winter ahead. For nearly 80 years, Mental Health America of Wisconsin has been a vital force within Milwaukee County by promoting mental health and responding to the needs of people with a mental illness and their families. Today, their mission remains to promote mental health, prevent mental illness disorders and achieve victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, information and service. Donations can be brought to the CVSL office in the Union. You can drop off all donations at the CVSL office in the CVSL office, Union G28 before Dec 18th. (The organization is looking for any non-perishables, however below are specific requests based on client's needs: Apple or grape juice, Rice, Instant mashed potatoes, Noodles, Canned items (soups, fruit, vegetables, beans), Dried beans or lentils, Spaghetti sauce, Applesauce, Ketchup/mustard/BBQ sauce, Salad dressings, Cake, muffin or cornbread mixes, Vegetable, olive or canola oil, Cooking spray, Salt, Flour, Sugar, Powdered sugar, Brown sugar, Baking powder, Baking soda, Shortening, Vanilla, almond or lemon extracts, Cinnamon, Chocolate chips, Oatmeal, Cereal.).


Volunteer Program Management Class For Spring 2009
Administrative Leadership 537 -- 3 Credits
If you intend to work in a non-profit setting there is a class offered through the School of Education this Spring that would provide a meaningful learning experience for you! “Administrative Leadership 537 – Leadership and Management of Volunteer Programs” will be held on Mondays from 4:30pm – 7:10pm. This course will offer an Introduction to volunteers and organizations which utilize them, emphasizing practical application of leadership skills needed for effective management and training of volunteers.

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