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Headlines for the Week of February 8, 2010

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Want to Meet Alumni One-on-One?
ArrowFebruary 10: Dean's Roundtable featuring Dan Barnas, class of 1975.

Commencement Information:
Your Commencement is Sunday, May 16, 2010
ArrowATTN May Graduates: Required Forms
ArrowAlumni Legacy Hooders
March 2: Graduation Fair
Your Commencement Timeline

2010 Class Gift: Pick your Favorite Project!
Fill out the survey by Monday, Feb 8 at Midnight!

Student Organization Services
Student Org Leaders: Want to Connect with Alumni?

Alumni Career Advisor Network
Search for an Advisor

Chicago-Kent is LinkedIn:
Join our LinkedIn Group


Want to Meet Alumni One-on-One?

February 10: Dean's Roundtable

Have lunch with Chicago-Kent Alumnus
Daniel Barnas Ď75
President of Oil Express, Hinsdale IL

Wednesday, February 10
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Room 800
Lunch will be provided

Barnas is president of Oil Express, headquartered in Hinsdale, Illinois.† Since he joined the company in 1982, Oil Express has grown from four to 68 company and franchise locations.† Barnas' experiences with Oil Express include franchise development and relations, commercial real estate purchasing and leasing, zoning matters, union campaigns, advertising of all types, including radio and television, public relations, human relations and all aspects of corporate growth and operations, including store operations.

E-mail iblanke@kentlaw.edu to reserve your spot.

Please note any dietary restrictions in your RSVP. We can accept a very limited number of students and slots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Deanís Roundtable is a unique opportunity to informally meet Chicago-Kent alumni who are successful outside traditional law firm and legal in-house employment. Start a dialogue with these accomplished graduates to discover their best and worst decisions and how their law degrees have influenced their success.† ††

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2010 Commencement Information

Your Commencement is Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 Graduates: The Alumni Asociation is your home for Commencement 2010! Your official commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm at the UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608.

Please watch your kentlaw.edu email for announcements and updates throughout the semester. For more information, including FAQs, please visit the Commencement Portal online.

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May 2010 Graduates: Required Forms

In order to graduate, all students must submit the following forms:

  1. The Application for Graduation was due on Friday, February 5. Contact the Registrar's Office immediately if you did not fill it out and you intend to graduate in May.

  2. The 2010 Graduate Survey must be submitted no later than Friday, April 23. All information is strictly confidential. Please note, this survey is ONLY for May 2010 Graduates.

Graduation Survey

In order to participate in the commencement ceremony on May 16, 2010, all students must submit the following form:

  1. The Cap and Gown Order Form. Caps and Gowns ordered by Thursday, April 1 are complimentary on behalf of the Alumni Association; however, forms submitted beginning April 2 at Midnight will be charged a late fee. Order online or in person at the Graduation Fair on March 2.

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

All Commencement details, including FAQs, can be found on the Commencement Portal: www.kentlaw.edu/commencement. If you have additional questions, you are welcome to email us at commencement@kentlaw.edu.


Have a family member who's a graduate?
Ask him or her to be your Alumni Legacy Hooder

The Chicago-Kent tradition of Alumni Legacy Hooding allows a graduate to be hooded by an alumni relative during the ceremony. If you are an immediate relative of a Chicago-Kent alumnus/a and would like him/her to hood you at the ceremony, please email commencement@kentlaw.edu for additional details.

Please note that this person must be both an alumnus of Chicago-Kent College of Law and an immediate relative of yours. Unfortunately there are no exceptions to this rule.

All Alumni Legacy Hooders will participate in the graduation processional and recessional and therefore will be sitting on the stage throughout the ceremony. Legacy Hooders do NOT need a graduation ticket. Legacy Hooders will wear caps and gowns and will pick up their regalia in the Faculty Robing Room on graduation day.

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March 2: Graduation Fair

Please join us to learn more about everything related to your 2010 Commencement!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
3rd Floor, Outside the Spak

Get all the details on your Commencement, order your cap & gown, and purchase Commencement memorabilia!

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Your Commencement Timeline

Tuesday, March 2

Graduation Fair
Visit us outside the Spak from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. to learn about everything related to Commencement, order your cap and gown, and purchase Commencement memorabilia.

Thursday, April 1

Cap and Gown Order Form Due
This form is required to participate in Commencement exercises. Caps and Gowns ordered by Thursday, April 1 are complimentary on behalf of the Alumni Association; however, forms submitted beginning April 2 at Midnight will be charged a late fee. Order online or in person at the Graduation Fair:

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

Friday, April 23

2010 Graduate Survey Due
This form is required for ALL graduates.

Graduation Survey >>

Tuesday, May 4

GRAD FEST
Your 7 complimentary commencement tickets and cap and gown will be distributed in the lobby of the law school building from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You MUST pick up your commencement materials this day.
*Those wishing to purchase extra tickets may do so on a first-come, first-serve basis for $10/ticket. Graduates and children under two do not need a ticket.

Sunday, May 16

Commencement
The 2010 Commencement Ceremony takes place at 2:30 p.m. at the UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608. Graduates should arrive by 1:00. A champagne reception immediately follows.

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2010 Class Gift

Pick your Favorite Project!

The most important part of the class gift is that you get to choose what it is! Don't forget to fill out the survey that was emailed to you so that you have a say in your gift. Surveys are due Monday, February 8 at Midnight.

JD Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NHYHXJZ

LLM Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BRB789C

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Make an Impact: Join the 2010 Class Gift Committee

Join your fellow classmates to pick a project for the Class Gift and make an impact on the next generation of Chicago-Kent students. Previous classes have funded the Loan Repayment Assistance Program, new lighting for the Reading Room, building signage and the Annual Fund.

Have an idea for the 2010 Class Gift? Want to join the Class Gift Committee?
We need you!
Talk to a member of the Class Gift Committee or contact Tanya Pietrkowski at tpietrkowski@kentlaw.edu.

2010 Class Gift Committee In Formation

Temi Bennett

Andrew Heap

Chinell McCarthy

Jes Collett

Mark Hoffman

Garrett Melchiorre

Lauren Conway

Chris Jensen

Jungyoon Park

Sarah Gasperini

Jennifer Maples

Carolyn Sorock

Michael Gustafson

 

 

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Alumni Services for Student Organizations

Student Org Leaders: Want to Connect with Alumni?

Are you involved in leadership of a student organization and would like to:

ArrowInvite alumni to your events?
ArrowFind alumni speakers or panelists?
ArrowFundraise for your organization from alumni?

Visit the Alumni Services for Student Organizations Website:
www.kentlaw.edu/alumni/services

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Alumni Career Advisor Network

Search for an Advisor

In an effort to help you connect with a strong network of Chicago-Kent alumni, the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association and Office of Career Services encourage you to take advantage of the law schoolís ďAlumni Career Advisor Network.Ē

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 LinkedIn!

Join our LinkedIn Group

LinkedIn ButtonWe 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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