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Student Organization News: January, 2010


Student Organization Updates
Student Organizational Jump Start - THIS FRIDAY
Senate Appropriations Committee - Welcome Back and Information on Large Grants Process
Senate Appropriations Committee - Dates for Student Organization Training
Center for Student Involvement Spring Workshops
Spring Officer Enrollment Reminder
Student Organization Post Advertising Spotlight ads
Pantherlink Subscription Center

Involvement Opportunities
Housing Positions Available for Fall 2010
First Year Center Positions Available for Summer and Fall/Spring
Access to Success Conference
Milwaukee Greek Leadership Conference
All-Campus Student Leadership Conference (UW-Madison)
Spring 2010 Health & Wellness Fair


Student Organization Jump Start

On Friday, January 29, 2010 the Center for Student Involvement will be sponsoring a program entitled "Student Organization Jump Start." This event will be a half day-long mini-conference format (12pm-4pm) and is designed to “jump start” student organizations before the beginning of the spring semester so that they may make better and more timely use of resources through the coming year both as individual members and as groups. This event is on Facebook under the group “Student Organizations at UWM.”

Program content includes:

Participates will be asked to bring a laptop computer with wireless internet access. Handouts and other hard copy items will be minimal for this program.

Limited capacity, advance sign up required. For additional information or to register for the event, contact the Center for Student Involvement at Registration is required no later than Thursday, January 28 at Noon


Senate Appropriations Committee - Welcome Back and Information on Large Grants Process

Welcome back to school! I hope you all had a good winter break. The Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) has been hard at work during break and has several announcements:

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please contact SAC via email at , or by phone at 414-229-2930, or stop by the SAC Office Union 351 during office hours. If you need immediate information please visit the SAC Website at


Senate Appropriations Committee - Dates for Required Student Organization Training

The Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) is a standing Committee of the Student Association (SA) and is responsible for hearing grant requests from student organizations for funding. SAC is requiring student organizations that wish to submit semester grants for fall 2010 activities to complete a training prior to submitting any semester grants. This includes all fall 2010 grants for currently registered student organizations (emergency grants are not an option for currently registered, continuing student organizations). The training will cover general elements regarding the SAC grant process and specifics of the following grant types: Operations, Events, Travel, Technology. For more information contact the SAC Chair at 229-2930 or email at or visit the SAC website at Co-sponsored with SAC.

Repeating sessions:

Upcoming Student Organization Training Workshops

New Officer Training: Getting Things Done On Campus

Major Event/Program Planning Logistics (Co-sponsored with Union Reservations & Event Planning Services)

The spring 2010 student organization training programs are now published at under the “Organization Training” tab. For more information or questions contact


Spring Officer Enrollment Reminder

University of Wisconsin System and UW-Milwaukee regulations require that all registered student organizations maintain at least four student officers enrolled on a fee-paying basis for at least half-time. (As used in this policy, “half-time” status means enrollment for a minimum of six credits as an undergraduate student and enrollment for a minimum of four credits as a graduate student).

Enrollment verification of current officers will begin shortly after spring instruction begins.

Any student organization that has had a change in the enrollment status of their officers (such as graduated, transferred, studying abroad for spring, etc.) must select replacements for officers who are not longer eligible to serve in this role. Registered student organizations must complete a Change of Office Form (available online at under “Forms and Resources” and from the Center for Student Involvement, Union 363) to update their officers in order to maintain current registration status. Failure to do so will result in the organization becoming inactive and losing university privileges. University privileges include but are not limited to: loss of any allocated funds, loss of room reservations and access to university resources in general.

Student organizations are strongly encouraged to update their officer information as soon as possible with the Center for Student Involvement. If you have questions regarding this process please contact the Center for Student Involvement at 229-5780 or at


Student Organization Post Advertising Spotlight ads

The Center for Student Involvement is accepting submissions from student organizations for “spotlight” ads in the UWM Post for spring 2010. Student organizations may advertise their events by submitting detailed information prior to the submission deadline. Simply email your information to Submission deadline is every Wednesday by 12:00PM two weeks prior to your event date. All approved submissions will share the available ad space and there is no cost for a student organization. If you have any questions, contact the Center for Student Involvement at 229-5780 or at *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 for additional information on submission processes. Events must be submitted well in advance. Event submissions should be for unique events rather than for on-going or repetitive meetings, study groups, etc.


Housing Positions Available for Fall 2010 - Apply Now!

University Housing is currently seeking applicants for Fall 2010 Resident and Community Assistants. We're recruiting extra-hard this year because we'll be opening Cambridge Commons in the fall, increasing our need for RAs from 53 to 69. As always, we'll also be hiring 5 CAs to work in the Kenilworth Square Apartments. We are specifically looking for students with experience in customer service and/or leadership. Other experiences that a good applicant may have include: residence hall living, programming/event planning, peer mentoring, security.

Applicants are available online at: Applications are due on Monday, February 22 at 9:00AM.

All applicants must attend an information session. Dates of the information sessions are listed in the application packet and on our website:


Applications for Positions with the First Year Center are now Available

Mentor and New Freshman Orientation Leadership positions are available for summer and fall/spring. Apply online by February 5th at

The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Campus Ambassadors (CAs) are a prestigious group of students who are recognized and called upon for their leadership and contributions to the life and culture of the University. Students participate in a variety of campus activities, initiatives, and mentoring designed to better shape the direction of new students, help attain the University’s goals, and further augment its schools, colleges and other campus units.


Access to Success Conference
Friday , February 12, 2010
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Union Wisconsin Room

All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the Access to Success Conference on Friday, February 12, 2010.There is a great deal to celebrate this year, with overall freshman retention increasing by four percentage points and minority freshman retention increasing by ten percentage points since Access to Success launched five years ago. But on February 12, the focus is not so much on what we've accomplished but rather on important next steps

9 a.m. – Noon Morning Session:
Sessions on implementing the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes into the curricular and co-curricular undergraduate experience. Faculty and staff who are starting to incorporate ELOs in their classes and programs will share their work and plans, followed by participants' discussion. Sessions on establishing course-based learning communities for all students in their first year at UWM. Faculty and staff now leading freshman transition courses, freshman seminars, living/learning communities and learning community course sections will share their work and discuss options for participants.

Noon - 1 p.m.: Lunch for participants attending both morning and afternoon sessions

1 - 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session:
Chancellor Santiago will moderate a student panel followed by discussion sections on the following topics:

A closing reception with a poster session will end the day.

Register on MyDevelopment by Friday, February 5th. For more information or special accommodations, please contact Ericca Rolland at or (414) 229-6760.


Milwaukee Greek Leadership Conference
Open to ALL - Registration Deadline: Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Saturday, 20 February 2010, 10am to 4pm
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Todd Wehr Conference Center (1047 North Broadway, Downtown Milwaukee – corner of Broadway and Highland Streets)
Cost: $20 per person

- Anti-Hazing and Building Ritual
- Fundraising / Budgeting
- Inter-Greek Relations
- Recruitment and Pledging
- Student Development / Motivation
- Organizational Retention / Communication


Any questions about registration or the conference can be directed to Nick Seidler, MSOE Assistant Director of Student Activities / Greek Advisor at: (e-mail preferred) or (414) 277-6922.


The 14th Annual All-Campus Leadership Conference

Sunday, February 28th, 11-4pm
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Sponsor by Student Leadership Programs

The cost for attending the All-Campus Leadership Conference is $25/student, which includes the chance for participants to develop their leadership skills, network with students from the Midwest, and also enjoy a delicious lunch provided by the Wisconsin Union. If interested, please register for the conference online at Then fill out and send the attached registration form as well as a CHECK made out to the “Center for Leadership & Involvement” with full payment for all attendees to:

Student Leadership Program--UW-Madison
c/o Eric Knueve
716 Langdon St.
239 Red Gym
Madison, WI 53706


Spring 2010 Health & Wellness Fair
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Union Concourse

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Recreational Sports & Facilities presents its fourth annual Health & Wellness Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, in the UWM Union Concourse, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. The event is free and open to the campus community. The theme is “Choose Well. Live Well.” The fair will feature health and fitness assessments, information from a variety of organizations, giveaways and prizes.

UWM participants include the Department of Recreational Sports & Facilities, Norris Health Center, Women's Resource Center, University Police, Multi-cultural Student Center and the Nursing Student Association.
Off-campus participants include Milwaukee Health Department, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Blood Center of Wisconsin, American Cancer Society, and Settimi Chiropractic Center.