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Week of October 6, 2008
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Academic Calendar Reminder. Due to a religious holiday, classes starting 4:00 and later are canceled on Wednesday, October 8, and all classes are canceled on Thursday, October 9.

ASP Workshop on Outlining.
The Academic Support Program will present the second of three Fall workshops on Tuesday, October 14, 12:00-1:00 pm, in the Auditorium (for day students) and Wednesday, October 15, at 5:00-5:50 pm, in Rm. 590 (for evening students). This workshop will focus on different approaches to the course outlining process and will feature students and faculty sharing tips for assembling a useable and complete course outline. Although the programs are mainly aimed at first-year students, all students are welcome to attend. For more information about the Academic Support Program, visit the ASP web page.

Reminder About IIT's Political Activity Policy. IITís General Counsel would like to remind employees and students of the universityís obligation as a tax-exempt entity to refrain from engaging in any partisan political activities. This policy applies to all academic units within IIT, including the Law School. Violation of the prohibition against such activity could jeopardize IITís tax-exempt status. While individuals are free to express their opinions and to support political candidates on their own, it must be clear that the individual is acting on his or her own behalf and not on behalf of IIT. In no event may the name, symbols, or resources of the university be used to participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate for political office. Specific examples of impermissible activities include the use of university letterhead, campus mail, or university e-mail accounts to solicit support or contributions for a candidate; using university funds to purchase tickets for a candidate's fund-raiser; and putting campaign posters on university property. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact Mary Anne Smith, Vice President and General Counsel of IIT, at 312/567-3034.

Flu Shots.The IIT Student Health Center will give flu shots at the Law School for students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday, October 7, from 4:00-5:00 pm in the 10th floor Event Rm. Shots will cost $20, payable by cash or check (made out to Illinois Institute of Technology).

Lawyers' Assistance Program Dinner.Lawyers' Assistance Program Dinner. The Lawyers' Assistance Program (LAP) will hold its annual dinner on Friday, October 17. There will be a table for law students who are in recovery or are interested in LAP's work. If you are interested in attending, contact Janet Voss, the Executive Director of LAP, at 312/726-6607, or jpvoss@illinoislap.org.

Joke of the Week. Question: How many country musicians does it take to screw in a light bulb? Answer: Five - one to do it, and four to sing about how much they'll miss the old one.

Poem of the Week. This week's poem is "Labor," by Baron Wormser.
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