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Student Organization News: November 16, 2010


1. Center for Student Involvement – Thanksgiving Week Office Hours
2. Free Advertising for Your Organization
3. UWM Shared Governance Opportunities
4. International Education Week @UWM
5. Milwaukee Greek Leadership Conference – Present at or Attend!
6. Blood Drive – November 23
7. Freedom Rides – Application Information
8. Diversity Career Day – March 3

Studdent Activities Office Thanksgiving Week Schedule

The Center for Student Involvement will have the following hours during the week of Thanksgiving. Please plan accordingly:

Monday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – Noon
Thursday – Closed
Friday – Closed

The staff of the Center for Student Involvements wishes you the very best as you take a "pause" from school to enjoy time with friends and family. We look forward to seeing you after the Holiday Weekend.

Online Calendar of Events and Newspaper Ads for Events

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.


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 visit the SA website to apply to a committee. 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!


International Education Week

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

In celebration of International Education Week, UWM's Center for International Education coordinates an array of programs in co-sponsorship with many units across campus. You can find complete program information on our website.

Wednesday, November 17th
*Global Mosaic: Students of Color and Study Abroad, 12-1pm Multicultural Student Lounge
*International Book Club Meeting, 3-4pm Garland 104
*Middle East & North African Studies: "Homeland Insecurity", 7:30-9pm UWM Hefter Center

Thursday, November 18th
*International Bazaar, 9am-2pm Union Ballroom
*Careers Across the Map: Teaching English Abroad, 3:30-4:30pm in Lubar N120

Friday, November 19th
*Bodies, Politics, Cookbooks: A Global Studies Fellows Colloquium on Food, 10-12pm Garland 104
*Cultural Chaos: An Interactive Game, 1-2pm Engelmann Hall B38


Panther Pride Thanksgiving Drive to Save Lives!

Tuesday, November 23 in the UWM Union Grand Ballroom from 9am – 5pm

Sign up to donate. It's easy!

Option 1: go to Once you're there, enter your donor information in the MyBCW system. Follow the login prompts.

Option 2: Call Blood Center and ask a personal care representative to schedule an appointment for you. 1-877-232-4376

Eligibility Information: is on the BCW website at or just call the Nurse/Audit line at (414) 937-6070. They will personally answer any questions you have about your ability to donate.

Help with the drive itself: We need people to greet donors, help out at the canteen, and assist the mobile driver with set-up and take-down of equipment. Just let your blood drive coordinator if you want to help.

Why Schedule your appointment now: Scheduling your appointment early ensures you are able to pick a time that works best for your schedule. In addition, scheduled appointments are given priority over walk in appointments the day of the drive.

Who you help: With a blood donation you share the gift of life with patients who are: family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and citizens in our communities. It is your donation that offers another chance at life.

Questions? Ask your Blood Drive Coordinator : Kelly Hansen 262-893-3502


Milwaukee Greek Leadership Conference – February 5, 2011

We hope that this message finds you well, and that the fall semester has been a successful one on your campus. The planning for the 2011 Milwaukee Greek Leadership Conference, which will take place on February 5, 2011, is well underway, and we are excited about sharing a leadership development opportunity for all of the Greek students on your campus!

Please contact for an electronic copy of the program proposal to present at 2011 Milwaukee Greek Leadership Conference. Program proposal forms are due by December 1—we will notify applicants by December 15 to let them know if their proposals were accepted.

Additionally, registration for this conference will be available by the end of the month; please watch for this information, as we hope Greek leaders will attend this conference!

Please let us know if you have any questions about the program proposal forms, or if you need a list of suggested topics for presentations. We look forward to receiving program proposal forms from you in the upcoming weeks.


Sarah Olejniczak
Graduate Intern
Milwaukee School of Engineering


Freedom Ride Information

For more info visit the Freedom Ride website at.

JOIN students from across the country in retracing the route of the 1961 Freedom Rides. Accepted students will participate at no cost to them. All transportation, hotel and food expenses are covered by American Experience.

SHARE the journey. Through live blogging, Twitter, and Facebook, the students on the bus will be able to share their experiences and, in a sense, bring others along on their journey.

Application deadline: January 17, 2011


Between May and December of 1961, 436 Freedom Riders took part in more than sixty Rides. They had various points of origination and termination, but all Riders had the same goals: to test and challenge segregated travel facilities throughout the South, and awaken the nation's conscience to the reality and injustice of segregation. Like the very first Freedom Ride in 1961, the 2011 Student Freedom Ride will begin in Washington, DC. The journey will kick off with a series of events in partnership with many original Freedom Riders who will be gathered for 50th anniversary events. Then the ten-day journey will take students from Washington to Jackson, Mississippi.


Diversity Career Day

Join us on Thursday, March 3, 2011 for this special event, sponsored by the Career Development Center, the School of Information Studies, and the UWM-Multicultural Student Service Offices. This event attracts students, alumni, and professionals and is an excellent way to meet your diversity recruitment needs.

REGISTER ONLINE by going to the Diversity Career Day website

Then mark your calendar for:

Thursday, March 3, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
UWM Union, Wisconsin Room

Click here for for more information on Diversity Career Day, and other Career Days/Fairs.