The Leading Edge.

Student Organization News: March, 2010

Contents

Announcements from the Center for Student Involvement
Information from Union Marketing Regarding Preparation of Large Grant Submissions
Stay Healthy and Safe During Spring Break
Upcoming Student Organization Training Opportunities

Updates from SAC
SAC Large Grants Due - THIS Friday, March 19, 2010 by 5:00pm
Upcoming SAC Meeting - Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Semester Grant Meeting - Friday/Saturday/Sunday, April 9/10/11

Campus Involvement Opportunities
Women's Resource Center
Center for Volunteerism and Leadership
Milwaukee Wave Ticket PromotionsNET-Working Night (THIS Wednesday)


 

In Terms of Quotes for Grant Requests

Union Marketing Services would like all students receiving a verbal quote to stop by the office (Union WG50) this week to briefly meet with a Customer Service Representative and obtain a written form of your quote. Verbal quotes will not be accepted, and a written quote must be obtained from Marketing Services. Any Student groups that received a written quote as of now should be satisfactory, but feel free to stop by with further questions that you may have.

Sorry for the inconvenience,
Union Marketing Services.


 

Stay Healthy and Safe During Spring Break!

The H1N1 vaccine is recommended for everyone traveling this spring break. H1N1 cases are once again on the rise, so get vaccinated now to ensure that the flu doesn’t disrupt your travel plans! Call Norris Health Center, 414-229-4716, to make your appointment today for a FREE H1N1 vaccine. Follow this link for more tips to make sure that your Spring Break is about rest and relaxation – not risk or regret. https://www4.uwm.edu/norris/nhc_readmore.cfm#1301.


 

Upcoming Student Organization Training Opportunities

Leadership Styles/Team Building
March 17, 4pm Union 344
Student organizations are particularly effective when leaders [not just those in positions with titles] understand how their “leadership style” influences the success of their organization. This workshop will begin by helping attendees understand their own leadership style and then consider how their style influences their organization. We will close by with a discussion and recommendations on how to incorporate team building activities into your organization to help the group achieve its mission.

New Officer Training: Getting Things Done On Campus
March 30, 6pm Union 220; March 31, 4pm Union 344
This workshop focuses on the basic “How to’s” for student organizations. It includes information on how the University and the student government are structured, working with the Center for Student Involvement, annual due dates to plan for, basic information on accessing University resources and where to find information your organization needs. Open to UWM student organization members, officer candidates and current officers.

Technology for your student organization
April 6, 6pm Union 220; April 7, 4pm Union 344
This workshop will explore the use of the following technology resources for your student organization: Pantherfile: How to share files off-campus; Creating, maintaining and managing an e-mail account for your group; Creating a web page (on the UWM servers) for your group.
April 6, 6pm Union 220; April 7, 4pm Union 344

Recruitment and retention of members
April 13, 6pm Union 220; April 14, 4pm Union 344
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.


 

Updates from SAC

SAC Large Grant Applications are Due to the SAC Office [Union 351] by 5:00pm on Friday, March 19, 2010

Senate Appropriations Committee Meeting
DATE: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
TIME: 5:30 PM
LOCATION: SA Office Union EG79

All forms are due by 5:30PM Thursday, March 25, 2010 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.
All meetings are open to the general public. For further information contact:Anthony M. DeWees-Senate Appropriations Chairman; amdewees@uwm.edu; 414-229-2930

Senate Appropriations Committee Meeting Semester Grant Meeting
DATES:
Friday 4/9/10 beginning at 5PM
Saturday 4/10/10 beginning at 8AM
Sunday 4/11/10 beginning at 8AM
LOCATION: Union Fireside Lounge
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

All forms are due by 5:00PM Friday, March 19, 2010 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.
All meetings are open to the general public.For further information contact: Anthony M. DeWees-Senate Appropriations Chairman; sa-sac@uwm.edu; 414-229-2930


 

Involvement Opportunities

UWM Women’s Resource Center Team for Hunger Clean-Up

Saturday, April 24, 2010, Time and Location TBA

The UWM Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is continuing our tradition of assembling a team to participate in Hunger Clean-Up, an annual service project coordinated by the UWM Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership. Join the WRC’s team and help women-centered service organizations in Milwaukee. In past years we’ve been partnered to assist Meta House and LaCausa’s Crisis Nursery.

Free Event For more information, contact Sue McCarthy, UWM Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852 or suzimac@uwm.edu.

UWM Campus and Communities United Against Violence Resource Fair

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 10am-1pm, UWM Union Concourse

This Fair will provide information about resources available in Milwaukee and at UWM for survivors of sexual violence, creating a greater awareness about sexual violence through education, empowerment, and primary prevention of violence. Sponsored by UWM Norris Health Center, Peer Health Advocates at UWM, UWM Women’s Resource Center, UWM LGBT Resource Center, UWM Police Department, and the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center.

Free Event For more information, contact Doris Johnson Browne - UWM Norris Health Center at 414-229-4716.

Spring Revival – Relaxation Fair

Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 11:30am-1:30pm, UWM Union Concourse

Take a moment out of your busy day to RELAX! Stop through the UWM Union Concourse for a back or hand massage, hand wax treatment, caricature drawing, yoga, relaxation videos, ice cream bar and more! Sponsored by UWM Union Programming, UWM Norris Health Center, Peer Health Advocates, UWM First Year Center/LINKS, UWM Union Studio Arts and Craft Centre, UWM Department of Recreational Sports and Facilities, UWM LGBT Resource Center, and the UWM Women’s Resource Center.

Free Event For more information, contact Tasha Myers at 414-229-3671 or.tsmyers@uwm.edu.

RAD Self-Defense Class

Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 13, 15, 20 & 22, 2010, 6-9pm each date - Participants must attend all dates, On-campus Location TBA

Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD) is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. Different from martial arts, RAD is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. This class for UWM women-identified students and employees is taught by UWM Police Department staff who are nationally certified RAD Instructors. Participants receive a workbook/manual and there is a free return and practice policy for RAD graduates. Sponsored by the UWM Police Department and the UWM Women's Resource Center.

Free Class for UWM Women-identified Students and Employees; Space is Limited and Pre-Registration by 4/7/10 is Required


 

Updates from the Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT THE PEACE CORPS? INFO SESSION MARCH 4 (THURSDAY) FROM 6PM-8PM!
On March 4th from 6:00pm-8:00pm the Peace Corps will be on campus doing an informational session. At the session a short video is shown highlighting volunteers in service, then a return Peace Corps volunteer talks about the application process and discusses the benefits of Peace Corps service. Currently, Peace Corps is in real need of experienced educators and applicants skilled in the areas of health, business, environment, agriculture and forestry. Knowledge of French, Spanish or another language is helpful, although not necessary. The info session will be held in Bolton B52 and you can just show up, no pre-registration needed!

FREE LUNCH AT THE HUNGER SIMULATION, MARCH 17TH, UNION CONCOURSE!
The Hunger Simulation is a 30 minute interactive experience in the Union Concourse on Wednesday, March 17 from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Students are given monopoly money in the amount of a working family of four living in poverty. You then go through the maze paying bills and trying to make ends meet. At the end you can learn about ways you can make a difference in the fight against poverty by picking up info on volunteering, advocacy, or by making donations of non-perishable food items. There is no need to register, just show up on Wednesday anytime between 10:00am – 3:00pm. Also, THERE IS A FREE BOWL OF HOT STEW FOR LUNCH AT THE END! Be sure to stop by, it’s a fun experience!

SIGN UP TODAY FOR THE HUNGER CLEAN UP – APRIL 24TH!
Sign up to volunteer at the Hunger Clean Up on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 9:00am – 1:00pm (free lunch from noon-1:00). This is a great opportunity for you to spend time volunteering in the community with fellow UWM students and staff. Some of the volunteer projects include neighborhood clean ups, planting at a community garden, interior panting at local shelters, helping local elderly residents around their homes and collecting hard good items for a shelter. To sign up please email the following info:

NAME:
PHONE NUMBER:
UWM EMAIL ADDRESS:
TEAM NAME (IF APPLICABLE):
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A TEAM LEADER? (YES OR NO):
DO YOU HAVE A CAR? (YES OR NO):

JOIN US ON MAY 1ST FOR A WALK/RUN FUNDRAISER SUPPORTING SERVICES FOR KIDS IN FOSTER CARE
Join the Center for Volunteerism & Student Leadership and other UWM departments as we take part in a first annual 5k run/3kwalk on Saturday, May 1st for the Children's Service Society of Wisconsin. CSSW is the state’s largest, private, not-for-profit provider of child welfare services. CSSW has a 120 year history working with families to find loving, stable homes for children in need of a family through foster care and adoption. Currently in Milwaukee County there are 2200 children in Foster Care, and only 700 licensed homes. Registration is $20 and includes a free shirt and transportation to the event from campus. Here is the link for more information about the event: http://www.active.com/running/milwaukee-wi/homerun-walk-for-foster-care-2010 . Once you register bring your confirmation into the CVSL Office to be added to the list to reserve your seat in the university sponsored shuttle. You can also register by stopping in the CVSL Office for a paper registration form. For more information contact Courtney at vista@uwm.edu

HEY KID, GET A HAIR CUT! JOIN CUT FOR A CAUSE ON MARCH 10TH!
On March 10th from 10am - 4pm in the Union Concourse you can get a $10 haircut from the stylists at Glow Salon while helping with an important cause. All of the proceeds will go to Locks of Love, a not-for-profit organization that provides hairpieces to children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. You can either get a $10 haircut, or donate 10 inches of your hair to Locks of Love. You do NOT need to have 10 inches to give; just get a haircut for $10 and all of the money goes straight to Locks of Love! Appointments will be 30-45 minutes long. Email your top 3 time preferences to hillelmilwaukee@gmail.com. ONCE YOU HAVE CONFIRMED AN APPOINTMENT, PRE-PAY ONLINE AT: http://www.kintera.org/autogen/home/default.asp?ievent=343580

M3C SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
If you are eligible for Pell Grants, or if neither of your parents have a college degree, then you are eligible to be an M3C Fellow Scholar next year through the Center for Volunteerism & Student Leadership. Through this program you receive a $1,000 Americorps Award after you complete 260 hours of paid or unpaid community service and 3 credits of a leadership development class through the School of Education. To apply simply follow the link below, fill out the short application, and drop it off at the CVSL Office, Union Room G28. Here is the link to the application: http://www4.uwm.edu/cvsl/programs/m3cfellowscholars.cfm

UWM OFFERS A NEW CERTIFICATE IN “COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP”
UWM has a new certificate program offered through the School of Education in conjunction with the Center for Volunteerism & Student Leadership. The program requires students to complete 16 credits selected from departments across campus on topics related to community leadership, leadership theory and development, community organizing and others. For a 2 page summary of the program email Laurie at lmarks@uwm.edu

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Milwaukee Wave -- Cheap Tickets!

College GAME Day! (PDF) -- Show your College ID and Receive $20 tickets for ONLY $10!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 l 10:30 AM
Milwaukee Wave vs. Philadelphia KiXX at the U.S. Cellular Arena

The Milwaukee Wave would like to invite your employee, families and friends to our final regular season home game:
Four (4) $16 Tickets l Four (4) Hot Dogs l Four (4) Sodas for ONLY $59!
(Tickets MUST be ordered in advance through the Wave office by noon on Friday, March 19th!)

Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 6:00 PM Milwaukee Wave vs. Philadelphia KiXX at the U.S. Cellular Arena

Prizes will be distributed throughout the game!

Also, join us after the game on the field as the entire team will sign autographs for 30-minutes.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 l 10:30 AM
Milwaukee Wave vs. Philadelphia KiXX
at the U.S. Cellular Arena
Show your College ID and
Receive $20 tickets for ONLY $10!

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