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Headlines for the Week April 20, 2009

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Upcoming Student and Alumni Networking Opportunities:
ArrowMonday: Diversity Panel and Networking Event
ArrowTuesday: Public Interest Awards and Networking Event

Commencement information for the Class of 2009:
Required graduation forms.
       Cap and Gown Form: Due ASAP
       MANDATORY Graduation Survey: Complete ASAP
ArrowGRAD FEST: Pick up your cap, gown and commencement tickets on May 5 & 6
ArrowJuly 29: Post-Bar Party at Rock Bottom Brewery
Your Commencement timeline

2009 Class Gift - Reading Room Lighting Renovation
ArrowCongratulations - We met the challenge!
ArrowThe Section Contest is still on!
ArrowThank you to our donors

Career Advisor Network
Search for an Advisor

Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn:
Join our LinkedIn Group


Upcoming Student and Alumni Networking Opportunities

Monday: Diversity Panel and Networking Event

Monday, April 20, 2009

Panel: 5:00 p.m., Marovitz Courtroom

The Importance of a Diverse Workforce in a Challenging Economy: 
 The Impact on Law Students in 2009

Moderator:  David Mendelsohn ‘91, DLA Piper LLP (US)
Panelists:   Jason Brown, PepsiAmericas, Inc.
Paul Chadha, Accenture LLP
Christina L. Martini, DLA Piper LLP (US)

Student and Alumni Networking Reception: 6:00 p.m., 10th Floor

RSVPs are required.
Please wear business attire if you plan to attend the networking reception.

Sponsored by the Alumni Association, APALSA, BLSA, HLLSA, Lambdas, and SALSA.

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Tuesday: Public Interest Awards and Networking Event

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

5:00 p.m. Awards: Auditorium
Networking reception follows:
Lobby

This annual event features…

Please RSVP by Monday, April 20. RSVPs are required.
Please wear business attire if you plan to attend the networking reception.

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Commencement Information for the Class of 2009

Commencement Information

Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 Graduates: The Office of Alumni Relations is your home for Commencement 2009! Please watch your kentlaw.edu email for announcements and updates throughout the year. For questions, please email any questions to commencement@kentlaw.edu or visit the Commencement Portal online.

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Required Graduation Forms


1. The Cap and Gown Order Form: Due ASAP

This form is required if you will participate in the commencement ceremony. It must be completed before you can receive your commencement tickets.

https://www.traditionsusa.com/forms/ChicagoKentCollegeOfLawcapgown.asp

Caps and Gowns are complimentary from the Office of Alumni Relations. However, forms submitted beginning April 7 at Midnight will be charged a $20 late fee. Beginning Monday, May 4 at Midnight, an additional $15 rush fee will apply.



2. The 2009 Graduate Survey: Due ASAP

This form is mandatory in order to graduate. Those students participating in the commencement ceremony will not receive their commencement tickets until this form has been completed.

Graduation Survey >>

This form was due by Friday, April 17. It should be completed ASAP. All information is strictly confidential.

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GRAD FEST: Get Your Cap & Gown and Tickets!

Tuesday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 6
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

2009 graduates, join us at the GRAD FEST to recieve your graduation gift, your 7 complimentary commencement tickets and your cap and gown. Please be sure to bring a picture ID!

Those wishing to purchase extra tickets may do so on a first-come, first-serve basis for $15/ticket. Graduates and children under 2 do not need a ticket.

Please note: You MUST pick up your commencement materials during one of these two days. If you will be out of town, please email commencement@kentlaw.edu.

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July 29: Post-Bar Party!



Please note: All members of the 2009 Graduating Class (including Fall 2008 graduates) are invited to the Post-Bar Party, regardless of when you take the Bar exam! Because of space restrictions on the rooftop, graduates are allowed to bring only one guest per person. You must accompany your guest. A photo ID will be required for admittance.


Your Commencement Timeline

Due ASAP. Beginning Monday, May 4, a $15 rush fee will be added.

Cap and Gown Order Form Due
This form is required to participate in commencement exercises. Cap and gown rental is complimentary; but, forms submitted beginning April 7 at Midnight will be charged a late fee. Beginning Monday, May 4 at Midnight, an additional $15 rush fee will apply.

https://www.traditionsusa.com/forms/ChicagoKentCollegeOfLawcapgown.asp

Friday, April 17:

2009 GRADUATE SURVEY Due
This form is required for ALL 2009 graduates.

Graduation Survey >>

Tuesday, May 5 – Wednesday, May 6:

GRAD FEST
Your 7 complimentary commencement tickets and cap and gown will be distributed in the lobby of the law school building from 1:00 to 7:00 pm. You MUST pick up your commencement materials during one of these two days.
*Those wishing to purchase extra tickets may do so on a first-come, first-serve basis for $15/ticket. Graduates and children under 2 do not need a ticket.

Sunday, May 17:

Commencement
The 2009 Commencement Ceremony takes place at 3:00 pm at the Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place. Graduates should arrive by 1:45.  A champagne reception follows immediately outside the Theater.

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2009 Class Gift

Congratulations - We Met the Challenge!

Congratulations Class of 2009!  We have met the Class of 1983 Participation Challenge with 114 donors and over $5,000 in cash and pledges.  We are 39 people over our goal of 75 donors. Not only did you break a class gift record of 101 people in 2006, but you earned $5,000 from the Class of 1983 towards the Reading Room Lighting Renovation.  Give yourself a hand!! 

Current Total: 115 Gifts as of April 16
Over $5000 already raised!

The Section Contest is still on! We're having a runoff between Section A and the Evening Section. Click here for more info.

The Class Gift Drive isn't over!

  • If you haven't participated you can do so until commencement, May 17.
  • A check presentation will be made to Dean Krent in the robing room prior to the Commencement Ceremony.
  • Each donor will be presented a special Chicago-Kent zipper pull in the Robing Room to wear at graduation.

Suggested giving levels:

$40:
$75:
$100:
$250:
$500:

Part of the Solution
Greening Chicago-Kent

Illuminating The Future

LEED Leader

Perfect Power
Make Your Gift or Pledge >>

To make a gift by check or cash, please download the pdf form here. (right click and save as). All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Section Contest

A special prize will be given to the section that has the most donors. Sections are based on your first-year placement or division.

There is a tie between the Evening Section and Section A with 33 donors each! As a result, we are extending the deadline for the section contest until Monday, April 20, at midnight.

Current Totals:

Section A: 33 Section C: 18 Transfer: 7
Section B: 15 Evening: 33 LLM: 5

For questions or suggestions on the class gift, please email Tanya Pietrkowski or call her 312-906-5243.

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Thank You to the Class Gift Donors

Thank you to all those who have already donated! (List as of 4/16/09).

Olta Andoni Joshua Grant Pamela Morales
Tiffany Arrott Robert Grindle Justin Myers
Daniel Bacon Tracy Gruber Uju Okechukwu
Ankoor Bagchi Catherine Heindel Robert Paszta
Xiao Bai David Ho Roman Patzner
Cheryl Balough Mark Hoffman Michael Phelps
Danielle Beach Nicholas Holland Casandra Rdzak
Hailee Bloom Justine Hourihane Ryan Reguly
Joseph Brabender Stephen Huggins Kerry Reidy
Alex Breland Thaddeus Ilg Brian Reidy
Joanna Brinkman Kurt Iselt Kathleen Robson
Molly Brooks Blake Jackson Elisa Rodriguez
Sarah Buck Megan Kamdar John Rogers
Julie Byerson Kristina Kirby Mary Roth
Elisabeth Carlson Kari Knudsen Laura Rowe
Matthew Casey Ted Koshiol Stacey Scanlon
Pramod Chintalapoodi Matthew Kostalek David Schmidt
Erica Cortez Alexandria Kotelon Laura Schmieder Lange
Shelley Danek Matthew Kovalcik Yasmin Schnayer
Michael Darcy Bryan Lamble Susan Schoenberger
Angela L. Davis Jeff LaMirand Kara Schuur
Brandon Davis Sara Lee Kathleen Sedey
Ashley Decker Kathryn Lemanski John Sherry
Ryan Donaldson Katelyn Letizia Jacob Shorr
Leslie Elkins Matthew Levingstein Courtney Smith
Michael Elliot Salvador Lopez Derek Steele
Brian Emfinger Ruth Lopez Jenna Stewart
Michael Essington Quin Luo Sandra Stipp
Renee Fath Xiaofang Ma Dornnapha Sukkree
Liying Feng Veronica Maldonado Anne Szkatulski
Jordan Frankel Karine Mashuryan Walter Tersch
Juliette Gallegos Kenji Matsumoto Stephanie Tomal
Betsy Gates Allison Mecher Matthew Towey
Heather Giannino Sulema Medrano Karolina Turska-Lehman
Megan Gieseler Susan Meier Theresa Williams
Sara Goldstein Whitney Merritt Brian Wojcicki
Gareth Gollrad Randy Micheletti Katherine Woody
David Gosse Matt Minder Dongmei Yang
Owen Granke Elizabeth Monterrosa Jacqueline Zablocki

If there are any errors, please email Tanya Pietrkowski or call her 312-906-5243.

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Career Advisor Network

Search for an Advisor

In an effort to help you connect with a strong network of Chicago-Kent alumni, the Office of Alumni Relations and Office of Career Services are happy to announce a new Alumni Career Advisor Network.

Alumni from around the world are available to discuss issues such as practice trends, legal markets in specific geographic areas, and other career-related topics. This is an excellent opportunity to start building your personal network with Chicago-Kent alumni!

To search for an Alumni Career Advisor, all you have to do is log-in to the Chicago-Kent Alumni Online Community:

First Time Login Instructions:

  1. Go to www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/firstlogin

  2. In the Constituent ID field, enter your Banner CWID.
    To find your Banner CWID login to http://my.iit.edu. Once you are logged, on the right side of your screen you should see a box called IIT Personal ID numbers. The Banner CWID is the number beginning with “A.”
  1. In the Class Year Field:
    1. If you are an LLM student, enter LLM
    2. If you are a Visiting student, enter LV
    3. If you are a JD student your Class Year will be three characters. The first letter for all class years will be L. The second letter is your division. The third is your year number.
      Examples: A 2nd year night student’s class year is LN2. A 1st year day student’s class year is LD1.

During your first time login you will create a username and password. Afterwards, you may log in directly at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/advisorsearch using the username and password you created.

If you need assistance with your first time login, please email kentcso@kentlaw.edu.

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Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn!

Join our LinkedIn Group

We invite all students, faculty, alumni, and staff to join the official Chicago-Kent group on the networking site, LinkedIn. If you have a LinkedIn account, please click here to request membership. Questions? Contact alums@kentlaw.edu.

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