Office of Academic Administration and Student Affairs:
News & announcements from Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle for the week of October 9, 2000

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Academic Calendar Reminder.  Due to a religious holiday, there will be no classes on Monday, October 9.

Sign-Up for Taking Exams on Computer.  Students who want to use a computer for taking one or more of their final exams may sign up in the Registrar's office starting the week of October 16; please check next week's Record for the exact date that the sign-up will begin, and the deadline for signing up. Not all professors permit students to use computers to take exams; those who do will have sign-up sheets in the Registrar's office.  If you have any questions concerning your professor's policy on using computers to take exams, please contact the professor directly.

Starting this semester, we are permitting faculty members to give their students the option of taking exams on the studentsí own laptop computers, in addition to the traditional option of allowing students to use the lab computers. Students using their own laptops will be required to use special software locking out their access to any files stored on their laptops (this same software is also used on the lab computers).

If there are not enough computers to accommodate all students for a particular exam period, some instructors will not permit any of their students to use computers, while others permit a lottery drawing to select eligible students. The order in which you sign up is not relevant to whether or not you will be accommodated. 

Availability of Professors' Old Exams.  Many professors make their old exams available for students to review.  Exams dating from 1992 and before are bound in volumes available in the 10th floor reading room in the Library.  Exams after 1992 were scanned into the online eLOISe system, which is temporarily unavailable due to the recent network conversion.  While the eLOISe system is down, copies of post-1992 exams are available in the Document Center on the 9th floor of the Library.

Joke of the Week.  A doctor made it his regular habit to stop off at a bar for a hazelnut daiquiri on his way home.  The bartender, who made sure that the drink was waiting for the doctor when he arrived, was dismayed one day to find that he was out of hazelnut extract.  Thinking quickly, he threw together a daiquiri made with hickory nuts.  The doctor came in, took one sip, and protested that it wasn't his normal drink.  The bartender explained that he'd run out of hazelnut and said, "so this is a hickory daiquiri, doc."

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