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Student Organization News: October 19, 2010



Student Organization Annual Renewal 2010

Organizations have until Friday, October 22nd at Noon to complete all components of the renewal process. All groups failing to complete at that time will be deactivated. Let us know how we can help you achieve that deadline. If you are unsure of the status of your organization you can check the following link:

If you have any questions or need further assistance please review what is required to renew your organization at or contact our office directly.

Our office hours are Mondays 8-5, Tuesdays 8-6, Wednesdays 8-5, Thursdays 8-5, and Fridays 8-4. If you need assistance outside of these hours please contact our office at 414-229-5780 or via email at


Final SAC Grant Training of the Fall Semester
SAC will be holding another make-up grant training (the last one) this Friday, Oct. 22nd from 9:30-11:00am in Union 191. If you want to apply for a Grant for Spring Semester, you MUST attend this mandatory session.


Interested in Learning More About Event and Programming @ UWM?
Programming@UWM is a group of staff and students from various campus entities who plan programs at UWM and come together to discuss possible collaborations and to cross promote events. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at Noon in Union 344. The focus of this meeting will be to discuss possible program collaborations for the Spring 2011 semester. If you are interested in representing your student organization at this meeting, please contact Carla Cadet at or call 414-229-6998.


Just a reminder that you have two FREE ways to market your student organization events at no cost to your organization through the Center for Student Involvement.

Post advertising Spotlight ads
The Center for Student Involvement is accepting submissions from student organizations for “spotlight” ads in the UWM Post newspaper for issues during fall 2010.  Student organizations may advertise their events by submitting detailed information prior to the submission deadline. To take advantage of this free service, email your information to  The submission deadline is every Thursday by 5:00PM two weeks prior to your event date. To view the publication schedule, visit and click on “Media kit.” All approved submissions will share the available ad space.  Submissions are subject to approval and space availability. The Center for Student Involvement reserves the right to deny submissions.  If you have any questions, contact the Center for Student Involvement at 229-5780 or at

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 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 and criteria.  Events must be submitted well in advance for consideration.  Event submissions should be for unique events rather than for on-going or repetitive meetings, study groups, etc.


Visit the Spaights Spooktacular Hosted by the Student Association
Stop by October 28th from 11AM-3PM in Spaights Plaza. There will be different activities to do like make your own caramel apple, sack races, and many other fun things!


Shared Governance Opportunities at UWM

The Student Association is looking for students to fill all University Committees that have student appointments. If you are a student and are interested in joining a committee please apply to a committee here. If you are a member of the faculty or academic staff and are looking for students to sit on your committees please direct any students you know who might be interested to the above website.

The Student Association's Shared Governance Application for students is comprehensive and lists all committees that there are in the University that has student appointments. If you are a student and fill out the application, please make sure to fill it out as completely as possible. If for any reason you do not see a committee you wish to join on the application please let the Student Association Shared Governance Director know as soon as possible. The Shared Governance Director's name is Mike Ludwig and you may contact him at

Our goal for the Student Association this year is to make sure we have all student seats filled on all of the various committees across the campus. If you have any comments or questions please let me know. Thanks you for your time!


A Campus Dialogue hosted by the LGBT Resource Center

On Friday, October 22nd the LGBT Resource Center will be hosting a dialogue.  The dialogue is about the recent suicides by lgbtq-identified or people perceived to be lgbtq-identified.  This dialogue is solely for Campus Community Members: UWM students, staff, and faculty. 

10/22/10 | Union Room 191 | 12pm  

If you have any questions, please direct them to or call 414-229-4116.  We look forward to involving the campus in this important dialogue. 

With Gratitude,
Jen Murray, Warren Scherer, & Student Staff
UW-Milwaukee Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center

(414) 229-4116


Peace Corps offers an unparalleled opportunity to put your educational skills, and experience to work in one of 77 countries around the world.  During the full 27 months of service, volunteers receive excellent training in language, cultural fluidity and technical skills training incomparable to the current domestic job market.  Volunteers receive such benefits as free transportation, medical and dental care and monthly living allowance.  Upon completion of service volunteers often benefit from the personal, professional and educational advancements and opportunities that Peace Corps offers. Each Peace Corps Volunteer touches the lives of many through the selfless act of volunteering. Communities around the world eagerly await your arrival. Be part of the legacy that promotes peace and friendship through public service.  
An informational session will be held in Mitchell Hall Room 191 on Thursday October 21 at 6:00pm.


Make Good Decisions: Alcohol, Drugs, and the Campus Culture

Why do we drink or use other drugs, and how can we get what we want out of drinking by learning to use alcohol in a safe and positive manner?  A critical look at alcohol and other drugs, their cultural role, and their physiological and social effects.  Gain the knowledge and skills that you need to make healthy decisions with regards to substance use and to serve as a campus leader in helping your peers avoid alcohol and other drug-related problems.

- Thursday, October 28 from 12:00-1:00, Union Room 344
- Wednesday, November 3 from 2:00-3:00, Union Room 250

Sarah Belstock, MSPH
Health Educator, Office of Health Promotion and Wellness


Guidance for UW Students and Recognized Student Groups Regarding Political Activities

1. As a university student or university-recognized student group, may I organize a political event to be hosted on my campus?

Yes. Political events may be sponsored by either recognized or independent student organizations under certain circumstances. In fact, institutions and student groups are particularly encouraged to arrange non-partisan events such as campus tours for legislators and candidates, as well as to sponsor forums in which political figures or candidates may debate one another.

Student groups wishing to organize such events should contact the appropriate facilities administrator to ensure compliance with UW System policies on use of university facilities (Wis. Admin. Code § UWS 21.03) and applicable institutional policies.

Please note, however, that state law strictly prohibits the use of state-owned buildings for political fundraising. In addition, student organizations that have federal tax-exempt status may be subject to additional restrictions on political activity.

2. Can student groups utilize segregated fees or university resources to contribute to a political campaign?

No. In accordance with UW System Financial and Administrative Policies (F50) and consistent with campaign finance law, student groups may not use segregated fees to make direct gifts, contributions, or donations to political campaigns or candidates.

3. May segregated fees be used to fund the printing of posters, political advertisements, or t-shirts indicating our group’s support of a candidate or political party?

As discussed above, student organizations may not use segregated fees in a manner which would constitute making a direct gift, contribution, or donation to a particular candidate or political party. Accordingly, if the funding of these materials constitutes a gift, contribution or donation to a candidate or party, it would not be permitted. Student organizations may, however, use segregated fees to support their own expressive activities and views on public policy issues and other interests.

Questions about appropriate uses of segregated fees should be referred to campus student affairs officers and/or legal counsel.

4. Can student organizations urge students to vote? What about voting for a particular party or for a particular candidate?

Yes. Student organizations are encouraged to help educate and inform students about upcoming elections, including urging students to exercise their right to vote. Student organizations are also free to express their views about the parties and candidates, and to urge voting for particular parties or candidates, and--as noted above--to sponsor events for candidates so long as they comply with rules governing the use of university facilities.

5. As a university student, may I display a partisan political sign in my residence hall room?

Yes. So long as you comply with university and residence hall policies governing the posting of signs in dormitory rooms, and any other applicable time, place, and manner restrictions, such activity would be permissible. (See, Wis. Admin. Code § 18.08(9).)


Don’t Forget to Vote!
Students don't forget that the election is right around the corner. Don't forget to vote on November 2nd and if there any questions about voting on election day contact Vice President Angela Lang at



The Center for Volunteerism & Student Leadership is no taking registrations for the RAK-athon, to be held on Saturday, Nov 6th from 8:30am-noon.  At the RAK-athon you will join 200+ fellow students who go out in teams of 3-4 to winterize (rake, clean, hang storm windows) a local elderly residents home.  You can sign up as an individual or with others as a team!  Simply email the following info to .

TEAM NAME (if applicable):


Learn and Earn Money for Your Organization (Flier with additional details)

“What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

Grant opportunity has become available for student organizations to learn and discuss healthy ways to make better choices about relationships, sex, pregnancy and partners. By participating, your organization can earn up to $250. To receive these unrestricted funds organizations must:


For further information about this workshop, Contact Victoria Pryor @ 229-3704, UWM Black Cultural Center