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Student Organization News: February 8, 2011


1. Need to Update Your Officers? Here's how!
2. Student Organization Training Upon Request
3. McNair Summer Research Internships
4. Funding Opportunity for Student Organizations
5. 2011 American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference – April 1-3
6. Study Abroad Fair – February 16th
7. Diversity Career Day – March 3rd
8. Career Net-Working Night – February 23rd
9. Volunteer Opportunities

Attention Student Officers! Tell all of your members to join your student organization on PantherSync.

In the very near future we will be utilizing the online roster to verify member status within an organization.

How could this affect your organization?
For example, access lists will only need to be updated whenever you add or remove a student, instead of three times a semester! (Saves paper!)

Administrators (student officers with additional rights) can invite members to join their organization by.....

  1. Logging into their personal PantherSync profile and selecting "People" from the left side of the page.
  2. Near the top of the page click on the tab called "Invite Members".
  3. Choose the "Account Group" for the person you are emailing, then enter their email address and click submit.

Those invited will then have a link to join your organization.

Are your organization members in PantherSync?
If not, they may not be counted among the active members of your organization! To invite members, enter your organization's portal in PantherSync and select the "People" tool on the left side of the page. When viewing the membership, there will be a tab near the top of the page that says "invite members" which you can click to develop an email invitation to current members to join the group. At the bottom of the "invite members" page there is a list of individuals who have been invited but have not yet responded. You can resend any of these invitations after they are three days old.

Need some help getting members into PantherSync?
Request a PantherSync trainer for your next student organization meeting! PantherSync trainers are student consultants working with student organizations and can provide detailed information on the PantherSync system. Request a trainer for your next general membership meeting or officers meeting! Due to scheduling limitations, trainers may not be available for last minute requests. To request a PantherSync trainer for your meeting complete the Training Request form online here:

Student Organization Training Upon Request

The Center for Student Involvement now offers student organization training upon request. Student organization consultants are ready to attend your organization's meetings to provide training on a variety of topics. Specifically, organizations are encourage to request PantherSync training for both officers and members. Training request should be made at least two weeks prior the training date desired. This allows time to manage staff schedules and assign a trainer for your meeting. To make a training request, visit and click on Organization Training can complete the Training Request for Registered Student Organization form. You can also access this form in PantherSync through the "Forms" tool. Trainings may also be requested by emailing

The Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achevement Program
Summer Research Internships

The McNair Program is:

If you think you qualify and would like to participate, please visit our website at:

Application deadline: FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011

Funding Opportunity for Student Programs!

UWM's Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Task Force has received money from the University of Wisconsin System Administration's Department of Transportation Grant to support student-driven initiatives that seek to establish social connections among students who choose not to use alcohol or other drugs.

Teams of UWM students are invited to apply for up to $750 in program funds. Those teams whose programs are selected for funding will work with the UWM AODA Task Force to implement and evaluate their programs.

Eligible programs will fall into one of the following categories:

Please visit to apply. All applications must be received by noon on Wednesday, February 16.

Applications will be reviewed by the AODA Task Force, and funding decisions will be announced by Monday, February 21. All funded programs will take place between March 14, 2011 and September 7, 2011.

Questions? Please contact Sarah Belstock, UWM AODA Coordinator, at 414-229-4675 or

2011 American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference

The 2011 American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference (AMSLC) will be held on April 1-3, 2011 at UW-Platteville. This conference offers an awesome opportunity for you to present (in creative writing, visual arts, performance, and/or research categories), network with participants from other UW System campuses, and attend outstanding leadership workshops and keynotes. It will be an incredible experience for you!

The conference is FREE for you, except for a $20 deposit, which will be returned to you at the conference. Because space is limited, priority will be given to students who submit an entry for presentation at the conference. For your submission, please know that you can select an art work, poetry/prose/essay, or a research paper that was completed in one of your classes. Those students who have attended AMSLC in the past must submit an abstract/entry and present at this year's conference.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the registration form at and drop it off or email it to me by February 18, 2011 . For more information on the conference, as well as submission guidelines, please go to Please use the UWM form (see the 1st registration link above) to register for this conference and NOT the Individual Registration form on the UW-Platteville/AMSLC website.

Students who attend this conference will have opportunities to participate in leadership roles in various programs and events on campus. These opportunities will be great additions to your resume!

Study Abroad Fair – February 16th

Kick off the new semester by attending the UWM Center for International Education's Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, February 16 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Union Concourse! Come and learn about all of the exciting overseas academic opportunities UWM has to offer for the Summer 2011, Fall 2011 and Academic Year 2011/12 terms! Summer program faculty leaders, financial aid representatives, and semester-long program representatives will be available to answer your questions. Visit to learn about these amazing opportunities and many more.

Open Forum RE: Inclusive Excellence

Vicki Washington, UW System Associate Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, will be visiting UWM to meet with various groups on campus to talk about UW System's initiative on Inclusive Excellence. This is an opportunities for students to dialog with her around this very important topic. The student session is scheduled on Friday, February 18 at 2 to 3 p.m. in the Chapman Hall Regents Room

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:
Then mark your calendar for:

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

For more information on Diversity Career Day, and other Career Days/Fairs, please go to:

Networking Night 2011
Wednesday, February 23rd 5:00-7:30 pm- Wisconsin Room

This free event is for students and recent grads in the College of Letters and Science who want to learn about and practice networking.

A networking tutorial will be offered, followed by meetings with local employers to practice networking skills. Participants prepare questions for the structured networking portion of the event and are expected to research employers and develop their own questions for the Open Career Networking session (question ideas are located below). Registered participants will get a chance to present their resumes and receive valuable advice from Milwaukee area employers. Pizza and soda will be provided. Students and recent grads are expected to dress in professional business attire.



Volunteer Opportunity

My name is Emily Widen, and I'm a current UWM student doing an internship with the Westown Association in downtown Milwaukee. We're doing preparations for the Milwaukee St. Patrick's Day Parade, and we need volunteers to come participate by carrying sponsor banners in the parade.

The St. Patrick's Day Parade takes place on Saturday, March 12 in downtown Milwaukee. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 11:15am, and would be done by 1:30pm. This is a fun and easy volunteer opportunity for student groups on campus. We would greatly appreciate UWM student participation in this year's parade!

Any interested students can email me at I will provide you with details and you can ask any questions you may have. Please let me know by Wednesday, February 23rd if you are interested in participating in the parade.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Emily Widen | Marketing & Events Intern
Westown Association, BID #5
office: 414.276.6696 | fax: 414.276.6366