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Student Organization News: May 2, 2011

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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 Click Here.

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Planning for Your Financial Future

If you are a college student who may be entering the workforce soon, this seminar is for you. Our experts will help you with the following:

Tuesday, May 3 • Noon to 12:45pm
UWM Student Union
2200 East Kenwood Blvd, Room 342

Tuesday, May 3 • 4:00pm to 4:45pm
UWM Student Union
2200 East Kenwood Blvd, Room 342

Managing Your Money in Today’s Economy

We’ve all had unexpected expenses or emergencies that just can’t be planned for. This seminar will help you prepare for any unplanned events that have an effect on your finances. Topics covered include:

Wednesday, May 4 • Noon to 12:45pm
UWM Student Union
2200 East Kenwood Blvd, Room 342

Wednesday, May 4 • 4:00pm to 4:45pm
UWM Student Union
2200 East Kenwood Blvd, Room 260

Cheap Pizza for a Good Cause!
Greetings Greek Council and Student Organizations of UW-Milwaukee,

 Iota Phi Theta is having a Fund raiser that will be sponsored by Papa John’s Pizza, beginning April 25, 2011. You may already be aware of the Fund raiser that BSU completed a week ago involving the sale of pizza for a portion of the profit to be returned. This fund raiser is exactly the same. On Friday the 30th order pizza from any Papa John’s in the Milwaukee area and our student organization will receive 20% of the total profit from the orders. Make sure that you say that you are trying to raise money for Iota Phi Theta Fraternity. To make this fund raiser work everyone will need to participate in this action. All that we ask is that each and everyone spread the word to everyone that you know. We also would appreciate if you would participate in the events that Iota Phi Fraternity is providing next week. The events will last through Friday the 30th.  You are guaranteed to enjoy yourself. The flyer attached should explain these events in more detail. Have a blessed weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week.

Thank you,

Jonathan Burrell, Treasurer
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc.
Gamma Gamma Undergraduate Chapter
414-732-9082
burrell@uwm.edu

A Different Kind of Mix
May 5, 7:00 PM
Zelazo Center

Need a break from studying? A Different Kind of Mix is where you need to be! Dance the night away with friends, take part in fun alcohol awareness simulation stations, enjoy free food, and enter to win TONS of great prizes from Milwaukee businesses. This event is being sponsored by the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Awareness (AODA) Taskforce and the First Year Center.

Volunteer Opportunities with the Center for Volunteerism and Student Leadership

EARTH DAY ECO-HUNT – APRIL 22
On Friday, April 22 (Earth Day) groups of children and UWM students will walk along the trail in Downer Woods looking for various colored treat cups.  Volunteer to help hide the treat cups and to help the kids answer basic questions about nature.  The Children's Center event will be from 12:30-2:30pm and the UWM student event going from 4-6pm. Email larntsen@uwm.edu to sign up to help with either event!

2ND ANNUAL HOMERUN & WALK FOR FOSTER CARE – MAY 7
On Saturday, May 7, the CVSL will take students, faculty, and staff  to participate in the 3K walk/5K run bring awareness to the cause of children in need of foster homes and adoption.  Registration will cost $20, but transportation is included and you will receive a free shirt!  Please email vista@uwm.edu for more information!

NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN UP – MAY 13
Join the Neighborhood Housing Office and Adventure Center on Friday, May 13 for an adventure around the UWM neighborhood.  Treasure hunt for trash while helping beautify the Upper East Side.  Participants will be helping by cleaning up litter in the neighborhood. The event will run from 2-6pm with a cookout following the event.  Contact the Adventure Center at actrips@uwm.edu to sign up!

USE YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE TO HELP FOSTER CHILDREN IN NEED!
Serve Marketing needs your help getting people talking about foster care. Turn your profile picture upside down NOW in order to turn a life around. On May 2nd, make your status “Turn a life around! Fosterparentsrock.org.” It’s a really simple way to help make a difference, and by inviting your friends, we can make this cause dominate Facebook!! Click Here. Stay tuned for an awesome event that will rock the UWM campus (but you have to participate in the profile flip first to find out)!!

DELIVER BOXES OF FOOD TO OLDER ADULTS
Volunteer one Thursday a month for a few hours to take boxes of food to low income older adults.  You can volunteer with a group of friends (one of you must have a car). Please email vista@uwm.edu for more information!

HELP AN OLDER ADULT WITH YARD WORK
Volunteer one time for a few hours to help rake leaves, wash windows, and clear brush for an older adult.  You can volunteer with a group of friends! Email vista@uwm.edu to get matched up with a home.  

SORT FOOD AT HUNGER TASK FORCE – JUNE 8
On Wednesday, June 8 from 4:30-8:30pm the CVSL will take volunteers to sort food at Hunger Task Force so it can go to local food pantries.  Transportation provided!  If you can volunteer, please email vista@uwm.edu to sign up!

VOLUNTEER AT THE MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM
Volunteer this summer with the latest exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum volunteers greet Museum visitors at entrances, offer navigational assistance in the Museum, distribute audio guides and general information, and assist with Museum Store customer service.  Please email vista@uwm.edu for more information!

BE A MENTOR TO A CHILD OF A PRISONER
If you enjoy having fun and want to make an impact on a young person’s life, this is the opportunity for you!  You will provide social and academic mentoring to a child in the community whose parent is incarcerated.  Volunteers must be at least 20 years old, have a current driver's license, and car insurance.  There are two upcoming training and orientation sessions that you can choose from on Saturday, April 23 and Saturday, May 7 from 10:30am-1pm.  Please email vista@uwm.edu for more information.

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.

VOLUNTEER AT A FOOD PANTRY ON TUESDAYS OR THURSDAYS THIS SUMMER!
Each week the CVSL sends volunteers to go to Hope House food pantry to stock shelves, organize, do inventory, and assist with clients.  Transportation is provided!  We go on Tuesdays and Thursday from noon–2:30pm.  To sign up for a shift, email vista@uwm.edu.

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