The Leading Edge.

Student Organization News: March 29, 2011

Contents

  1. Looking for your Next Leadership Opportunity? The Center for Student Involvement is Hiring
  2. Student Organization Awards – Deadline Extended!
  3. Accounting System Downtime – PLEASE Read
  4. 2011 American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference – April 1st -3rd
  5. UWM Blood Drive Information – April 12th in the Ballroom
  6. Job Opportunity – Be a Peer Health Educator!
  7. Volunteer Opportunities

 

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Center for Student Involvement is hiring!

The Center for Student Involvement is now accepting applications for the position of Student Organization Consultants. Consultants provide training and assistant to student organizations, represent the office at various events on campus and assist students in finding involvement opportunities. For the full position description and an application visit our employment page.

Student Organization Awards 2011, nomination deadline extended to April 13

The annual student organization award nomination forms are now available! The nominations deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 3:00pm. Categories include:

Advisor of the Year
Outstanding Leadership Award
Outstanding Program of the Year
Outstanding Student Organization Award
Outstanding Volunteer Award
Student Organization Service Award

For more information, contact Tom Dake at 229-5780 or activities@uwm.edu. Forms and award criteria are found in PantherSync, under the "forms" menu on the left side of the screen. Award recipients receive a photo opportunity with the Dean of Students, publications in the welcome back edition of the UWM Post the following spring and photos and recognition published on the Center for Student Involvement website. The University Student Service Award also includes a check from the Alumni Association.

Accounting System Downtime - Accounting System Downtime - Very Important
The accounting system will be down for the deployment of a new accounting system at UWM.  This means that no checks for student organizations will be cut for reimbursements, vendors or performer during that time.  Please bring all expenditures to the Center for Student Involvement by Wednesday April 6 at the latest.  If we do not receive them by that date, we cannot guarantee any checks will be cut until after Tuesday April 19th.  Student organizations with upcoming expenses should plan accordingly.

2011 American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference (April 1-3)

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 msc.uwm.edu/pdf/amslc2011_reg_form.pdf 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 here.  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!

Be a Hero - Blood Drive @ UWM

When: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Where:  The UWM Union - Ballroom
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sign up to donate.  It’s easy!   

Option 1: Visit  www.bcw.edu/uwm -- Once you’re there, enter your donor information in the MyBCW system.  Follow the login prompts. 

Option 2. Call BloodCenter and ask a representative to schedule an appointment for you at the event. 1-877-232-4376

Eligibility information is found here, or call the Nurse/Audit line at (414) 937-6070. They will personally answer any questions you have about your ability to donate.

What to Bring: A State I.D. or Blood Center Donor Card.  Ask a friend or family member to join you in donating.

Help with the drive itself:  We appreciate extra help. If you are interested in  greeting donors, helping out at the canteen, or  assisting the mobile driver with set-up and take-down of equipment please  let your blood drive coordinator know.

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, Courtney Showers at: (414) 315 -3143

The Norris Health Center Office of Health Promotion and Wellness is hiring Peer Health Educators for the 2011-2012 school year!  

Formally the Peer Health Advocates, the Peer Health Educators are a group of students who function as team members in the development and implementation of health promotion initiatives throughout the campus community. The Peer Health Educators are employees of Norris Health Center Office of Health Promotion and Wellness and represent the Norris Health Center by serving as liaisons to residence life, student organizations, and other departments on campus.

All interested applicants must:

•Have completed two (2) semesters at UW-Milwaukee as of fall 2011.
•Be an enrolled student for academic credit in good standing at UWM with a minimum GPA of 2.25.
•Possess a desire to speak and perform in front of groups of people on a variety of health related topics. Be a “self starter”
•Have excellent written and communication skills, technology experience (computer/AV), and ability to collaborate/work as a team.
•Have a flexible schedule. (may involve some weekends and  evenings)

Application Materials are available at the Norris Health Center Office of Health Promotion and Wellness in Union 350. Completed application materials are due by 4:30pm on Friday, April 15, 2011. Late or incomplete application materials will not be considered.  Interviews will be conducted beginning April 25.

All questions regarding the position and/or the application process can be directed to Brian Stahlkopf, Supervisor of the Peer Health Educators, at 414-229-2919 or stahlkop@uwm.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities

HUNGER SIMULATION – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
The Hunger Simulation is a 30 minute interactive experience where you will find out what it is like to live in poverty.  Come to the Union Concourse anytime between 10am-2pm on Wednesday, March 30. FREE LUNCH! Also, there are a few slots open to volunteer at the Hunger Simulation.  Please email vista@uwm.edu to sign up!

HELP A LATINO PARENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY REACH THEIR GOALS – April 12 – June 3
Tutor parents in English at Notre Dame Middle School once or twice a week Tuesdays or Wednesdays (4-6pm) or Wednesdays or Fridays (9:20-11:20am). Email steelee@mtmary.edu or call 414.258.4810 ext. 262

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT – MONDAY, APRIL 4
Volunteer at Sweet Water Organics, a local urban farm!  Transportation is provided for the orientation and training on Monday, April 4th from 1:30-4:30pm. To sign up, please email vista@uwm.edu.

ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER WITH THE ELDERLY
The Jewish Home and Care Center has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, including helping with summer outings, assisting with Bingo, being a friendly visitor, maintaining the garden, and teaching classes.  Close to campus!  Email vista@uwm.edu or stop in the CVSL in Union G28 for an application.

SIGN UP TODAY FOR THE HUNGER CLEAN UP – APRIL 16TH
Sign up to volunteer at the Hunger Clean Up on Saturday, April 16 from 9:00am – 1:00pm (free lunch from noon-1:00). 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.  You can sign up with a group or as an individual.  To sign up for the Hunger Clean Up, please stop by the CVSL in Union G28 to fill out a registration form or email the following info to vista@uwm.edu:
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):

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