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Asst. Dean Stephen D. Sowle

Weeks of June 30 and July 7, 2008
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Summer 2008 Exams.

•Exam Schedule.
The final exams for the Summer term are listed in the Schedule of Classes available here. You will be notified of the classroom assignments for your exams prior to the start of exam period.

•Exam Reschedule Requests. The Student Handbook requires that you take your final exams at the times scheduled unless you have an exam conflict (as defined below), or you have a "serious illness or other extraordinary or compelling reason" beyond your control. If you have an exam conflict or believe you have other reasons justifying the rescheduling of an exam, please contact Jenna Moroney (jmoroney@kentlaw.edu) no later than Monday, July 7. A student is deemed to have an "exam conflict" if the student has two exams at the same time, or has two or more exams within 24 hours.

•Exams Method Registration. Students have three choices for taking most exams: hand writing the exam, taking the exam on their own laptop computer, or taking the exam on a lab computer. Some professors do not permit one or more of these options (e.g., some require all students to hand write the exam).

Assuming your professor has authorized you to take the exam on computer, we will assume you are taking the exam on your own laptop. You need to register your exam-taking method only if you wish to hand-write the exam, or take it on a lab computer (subject to space availability). Please check with your professor if you are uncertain whether computer use will be permitted for your exam.

If you wish to register to take an exam by hand or on a lab computer, log into your Webmail account, click on the Web for Students icon, and navigate to the Exam Method Registration form. The form will be available beginning Tuesday, July 1. The deadline for submitting an exam method request is Monday, July 7.

Notice about SofTest: Students taking exams on laptop must download and install the SofTest exam-taking program. You will receive information from the Computer Center about when and how to do this. Even though you do not need to submit an Exam Method Registration form to use your laptop for exams, you do need to download and install SofTest.

Notice About Borrowing Laptops from the Computer Center: The Computer Center has a limited supply of laptop computers reserved for use in emergency situations that arise during exam period. Please contact me if you opt to take an exam on laptop, and your laptop suffers unexpected problems that cannot be remedied before your exam. The Computer Center's laptops also may be used (subject to availability) if your computer has problems immediately before or during an exam, as long as the problem is not due to your failing to properly configure or register your laptop to run the SofTest program. Because of limited supply, the Computer Center's laptops are not available for general loaning purposes during exam period, including to students who do not own a laptop or are Mac users. However, if you have exceptional circumstances that you believe justify borrowing a laptop for an exam, please contact me to discuss your situation.

Notice to Hand Writers: Students who are hand writing an exam will be placed in the same room used by laptop users for that exam. Hand writers will not be put in a separate room. We will provide free ear plugs to any hand writers who believe they may be distracted by the sound of the laptops.

Class Ranks for Spring 2008. The class ranks as of the end of the Spring 2008 semester have been posted and are available through Web for Students (go into your Webmail account, click on Web for Students, then click on the "Spring 2008" link under "Grades and Rank" on the left hand menu). For those of you who just graduated, this information constitutes your final GPA and class rank.

New Chicago-Kent Law Review Members. I'm happy to report that the students listed below have been invited to join the Chicago-Kent Law Review based on their academic performance:

Amartya Basu Catherine J. Krenz
Michael S. BorellaChloe A. Long
Jessica L. BourneNicholas R. Merker
Jocelyn D. FloydJeff J. Mikrut
Paul J. ForsterScott D. Salmon
Douglas R. GarmagerTeresa L. Slattery
Michael T. GustafsonHoward A. Smith
Justin D. HaseldenVincent M. Smolczynski
Victoria S. HayesAndrew R. Stein
Gregory W. JonesRue K. Toland
Sean Z. KramerAmy B. Unander
Adam R. KreisChunyan Wang

Notice to Graduating Seniors. If you are graduating this semester, please read the information below about your Kent email and network accounts, and your locker. If you have any questions, please let me know. Note: If you are not graduating this semester, you will keep your e-mail account and locker until you graduate.

•Email and Network Accounts. Email and network accounts will be terminated on Monday, August 4 (the first Monday after the summer bar exam). As a Chicago-Kent graduate, the Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to offer you the option of setting up an alumni.kentlaw.edu email address through our email forwarding service. This service is available through the Chicago-Kent Alumni Online Community and allows you to choose a username@alumni.kentlaw.edu address that will be forwarded to your specified personal email account (e.g. gmail, yahoo, or work e-mail, etc). This system allows you to use a simple e-mail address to give to family and friends, and your username can be your current username@kentlaw.edu or you can create a new one. You'll never have to notify everyone in your address book of a new or discontinued e-mail address because you can simply update your personal e-mail address by logging into the Online Community, and emails will subsequently be forwarded to your email address.

In order to access email forwarding, all you have to do is sign up for the Chicago-Kent Alumni Online Community. Accounts for May 2008 graduates will be available in mid-July. Click here to sign up now! For questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alums@kentlaw.edu or 312.906.5240.

•Clearing Out Lockers. Please clear your lockers out no later than Friday, August 1. Anything left in lockers after that date will be removed. If you are unable to clear your locker out by that date, please contact me to make arrangements for your locker contents to be set aside for you.

Joke of the Week. "A day without sunshine is like ... night." (Steve Martin)

Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "Parenthood," by John Chipman Farrar.


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