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Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle

Week of September 3, 2007
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Academic Calendar Reminder. In observance of Labor Day, there will be no classes on Monday, September 3.

Student Organization Fair.
The annual Student Organization Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 5, from 11:30-1:00 (for day students) and from 5:00-6:00 (for evening students) in the second and third floor atriums. All students are invited.

Legal Writing Ethics Guidelines. This is a reminder that the Chicago-Kent Legal Writing Ethics Guidelines apply to all Chicago-Kent students, including students enrolled in upper-level writing courses (Legal Writing 3, Legal Writing 4, and all seminars). The Guidelines, which address a variety of issues, including plagiarism, are available by clicking here. If you have not reviewed the Guidelines recently, please do so.

ASP Workshop: Preparing For and Getting the Most Out of Classes. The Academic Support Program's first workshop of the semester will address how to prepare for class effectively and how to get the most out of your classes. The program will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 12:00-1:00, in Rm. 590 (for day students) and on Monday, September 10, 5:00-5:50 pm, in Rm. 590 (for evening students). All students are invited to attend, but first-year students are particularly encouraged to attend. For more information about the Academic Support Program, visit the ASP web page.

The remaining workshops for the Fall semester are listed below. Please mark your calendars.

Outlining Your Courses
Tuesday, October 9, 12:00-1:00pm, Rm. 590
Wednesday, October 10, 5:00-5:50pm, Rm. 590

Preparing for and Taking Exams
Tuesday, November 6, 12:00-1:00pm, Rm. 590
Wednesday, November 7, 5:00-5:50pm, Rm. 590

Dean's Roundtable Series. [This information will be posted shortly.]

IIT Emergency Notification Service. [This information will be posted shortly.]

Security Reminder: Watch Your Valuables! We would like to remind all faculty, staff, and students to guard your valuables to avoid the risk of theft. Please do not leave your possessions unattended in the Library or any other part of the building, even for a short time -- it only takes a second for a thief to grab and run.

U-Pass and ID Distribution. If you have not yet picked up your ID card or U-Pass, they are available in the Registrar's office.

Adding and Dropping Courses. You may add an open course without special permission until the end of the first week of classes. During the second week, however, you may add an open course only with permission of the instructor. You may not add a course after the second week of the semester. You may withdraw from any course except a required course, a clinical course, Law Review, Moot Court, or Intensive Trial Advocacy at any time prior to the date of the final exam or final paper (see 3.10(c) of the Student Handbook). There is no tuition penalty if you drop a course during the first two weeks of classes. You will not receive a tuition refund, however, if you drop a course after the second week of classes.

Disability Resources. Illinois Institute of Technology provides individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to participate in university activities, programs, and services. Individuals with disabilities requiring an accommodation to participate in an activity, program or service (for example, exam accommodations or classroom accommodations) should contact the university's Center for Disability Resources.

Center for Disability Resources
Illinois Institute of Technology
3105 S. Dearborn LS 252
Chicago, IL 60616
312/567-5744
disabilities@iit.edu

Private Area for Contemplation. If you would like a private area in the Library to use for contemplation or meditation, please contact the librarian on duty at the Reference Desk.

Counseling Services.
IIT's Counseling Center will have a staff psychologist at the Law School on Mondays throughout the academic year. She will be available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (312) 808-7132. There is no charge for these counseling services.

Joke of the Week. George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill: "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend ... if you have one." Churchill's response: "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second ... if there is one."

Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "How to Be a Poet," by "Wendell Berry.


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