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Center for Law and Computers: 
News & announcements for the week of
September 21, 1998 

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The CLC has moved it's main office to room 775 and expanded our hours: 
  Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5 PM
When you have a question or need help, please email us at HELPDESK. HELPDESK is your main link to computer support. When your message is received, one of our Customer Service staff members will respond to you at their earliest convenience. If your email is inaccessible, you can also reach us at 6-5300, or stopping by room 775.

Printing on KENTNET:

The principal printers in the KENTNET system are Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 8000N Printers. There is one printer in each lab, which is set up as the default printer when you sign on in that lab.

How to Use the Printers
From your application (for instance, WordPerfect), choose PRINT. Once you have sent a job to the printer, you can release it at the print queue station next to the printer.

  1. Press F1 for the Queue Manager.
  2. Select your Print Job using the Arrow Keys.
  3. Press H to release the Job.
  4. Press Esc to Return to the Queue Screen.
Individual Student Printing Accounts
  • Each student receives 400 pages of printing per semester.  Any printing past 400 pages will be charged to your student printing account at 5¢ per page.
  • You must settle your student account with the BURSAR'S OFFICE before receiving your 400 page allotment for the following semester.  Students with outstanding balances will have their Kentnet accounts deactivated until the balance is paid.
  • You may ONLY view your page balance through the KENTNET menu at STUDENT SERVICES | CENTER FOR LAW AND COMPUTERS | PRINTER ACCOUNT BALANCE.  The balance on the print server next to the printer is NOT your accurate balance.
  • If you have printed work for a faculty member, print out a detailed balance and have the faculty member sign for their pages.  Present the signed balance sheet to the HELPDESK in the Center for Law and Computers (Room 775).  Your print account will be credited  accordingly.
  • LEXIS-NEXIS, WESTLAW, and eLOISe printing are automatically directed to the Document Center printer.  Payment for Document Center printouts is required when you pick them up.
  • Graduating students with a delinquent printing balance will NOT receive their diplomas until the accounts are paid in full.
Please report any problems with printers or printing by E-mail to HELPDESK.

Special Sunday Hours for October 1998
  Sunday, October 11 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, October 11 2:00pm to 7:00pm

 Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions of the CLC:

Q: What is the URL for Chicago-Kent's internal web page?

A: It's You can easily access this site either through netscape here at school or at home through CK-Online (not through private ISPs) by typing in ck in your browser's netsite field. 

Q: How do I access my email from outside school?

A: There's a couple of ways you can do this. 

  1. Over the internet through a service called Webmail. When you're on the internet anywhere in the world, you can always go to where you will be prompted for your username and password. Once entered, you can read and send email, access any of your mailing lists and create and file messages in folders. Your ability to access this page is unaffected whether you attach to the internet via your own ISP or through C-K Online. 
  2. Using a POP3 account. If you are familiar with POP accounts, then you can setup your e-mail client to access your email at Kent. To open a POP3 account here at Kent, print the application from, complete it and give it to the HELPDESK in 775. If you're unfamiliar with what a POP3 account is, it is easier to use the Webmail option.
Q: How do I attach a file to an email?

A: The CLC has developed answers to this and other commonly asked questions through something we call HELPDOCS. These are available on-line for you to search at your convenience. Click here to go to the HELPDOC titled Sending or Receiving Files Attached to An Email Message. A complete listing of all HELPDOCs is available at

Q: How do I access the Kent network from outside the school?

A: The "KENT NETWORK" that you see when you log on to the computers at school is only accessible from here at school. Most of the features that you get here at school, are becoming available over the internet. Currently, you can get your E-Mail, grades, read the RECORD and access class materials over the internet. We are currently working on making the Career Services Job Listings and Electronic Classifieds available over the internet, but currently, these are only available at school. 

1998-1999 Academic Calendar

The 1998-1999 Academic Calendar has been update and is available online.

E-Mail Stations 

The E-Mail stations located throughout the building are intended to allow students convenient and quick access to E-Mail and to the Record. Please be considerate to your fellow students when using these stations. If you want to compose many or long E-Mails, or browse the Internet at length, please use one of the computer labs in the library. Thank you for your cooperation.

FYI: Network Maintenance

Regular general maintenance of the network is necessary to ensure greater performance, both in terms of speed and the prevention of any serious problems. To achieve these goals, the Center for Law and Computers will periodically take down the network to perform this maintenance. We've scheduled the maintenance on a monthly basis, for only 1.5 hours at a time and on days and at times to inconvenience the least amount of users. 

Here are the dates that we will be taking the network down. On these days, the network will not be available between 5:30am and 7:00am.

Tuesday, October 6, 1998

Tuesday, November 3, 1998

Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Tuesday, January 5, 1998

Tuesday, February 2, 1998

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