The Leading Edge.
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
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
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:
- Updates on policies and procedures
- Step-by-step procedures for accessing resources
- Event planning and financial management guidance
- Officer/Leadership transition resources
- Insider information on new and changed items for spring 2010
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 email@example.com. Registration is required no later than Thursday, January 28 at Noon
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:
- SAC Semester Grants are scheduled to be heard on April 9, 10, 11. You must have all grants turned into the SAC Office (Union 351) by March 19 at 5:00PM. Late grants will NOT be accepted.
- All organizations wishing to receive a large grant must send at least one officer to SAC Grant Training, THIS IS MANDATORY. Organizations that do not send an officer to grant training will not have their grant heard. The dates for SAC Training are as follows: Friday Feb 12 @ 10AM, Wednesday Feb 17 @ 6PM, Monday Feb22 @ 6PM, Tuesday Feb23 @ 10AM, Wednesday Feb 24 @ 1:30PM, Thursday Feb 25 @5PM all trainings will be held in the Union Fireside Lounge.
- Reminder that Emergency Grants are only for new student organizations.
If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please contact SAC via email at firstname.lastname@example.org , 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 www.sasac.uwm.edu.
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 email@example.com or visit the SAC website at www.sasac.uwm.edu. Co-sponsored with SAC.
- Feb 12/ 10AM-12PM/ Union Fireside Lounge
- Feb 17/ 6PM-8PM/ Union Fireside Lounge
- Feb 22/ 6PM-8PM/Union Fireside Lounge
- Feb 23/ 10AM-12PM/Union Fireside Lounge
- Feb 24/ 1:30PM-3:30PM/Union Fireside Lounge
- Feb 25/ 5PM-7PM/Union Fireside Lounge
- February 2, 6:00pm, Union 220
- February 3, 4:00pm, Union 344
Major Event/Program Planning Logistics (Co-sponsored with Union Reservations & Event Planning Services)
- February 9, 6:00pm, Union 220
- February 10, 4:00pm, Union 344
The spring 2010 student organization training programs are now published at www.activities.uwm.edu under the “Organization Training” tab. For more information or questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.activities.uwm.edu 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. *Submissions are subject to approval. The Center for Student Involvement reserves the right to deny submissions.*
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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: bit.ly/CHQWn 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: www.universityhousing.uwm.edu
Mentor and New Freshman Orientation Leadership positions are available for summer and fall/spring. Apply online by February 5th at www.campusambassadors.uwm.edu
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.
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:
- Enhancing enrollment and success of transfer/adult/veteran students
- Recruiting and retaining high achieving students
- Helping students find and stay on pathways to success
- Helping students afford and finance college
- Improving campus and neighborhood security
- Increasing availability of classes and decreasing time to degree; and
- Enhancing a supportive campus climate.
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 email@example.com 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
EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS COVERING:
- Anti-Hazing and Building Ritual
- Fundraising / Budgeting
- Inter-Greek Relations
- Recruitment and Pledging
- Student Development / Motivation
- Organizational Retention / Communication
QUESTIONS / CONTACT:
Any questions about registration or the conference can be directed to Nick Seidler, MSOE Assistant Director of Student Activities / Greek Advisor at: firstname.lastname@example.org (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 http://cfli.wisc.edu/SLP/. 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
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.