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Headlines for the Week May 4, 2009

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

2009 Class Gift - Reading Room Lighting Renovation
Thank you to our donors

Career Advisor Network
Search for an Advisor

Chicago-Kent is now LinkedIn:
Join our LinkedIn Group


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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GRAD FEST: Pick up 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 receive 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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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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July 29: Post-Bar Party

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.


Find us on Facebook! Facebook Users: Let your friends know you're attending by joining the event on facebook!

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

Due ASAP:

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

Thank you to our Donors!

Congrats 2009! You have met the Class of 1983 Participation Challenge! 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:
(Updated total will be posted Wed, May 6.)
122 Gifts as of April 23
Over $6400 already raised!

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

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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.

Thank you to all those who have already donated! (This list is as of April 23. An updated list will be available Wednesday, May 6.)

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

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 ďA.Ē
  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 studentís class year is LN2. A 1st year day studentís 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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