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Headlines for the Week of March 29, 2010

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Commencement Information:
Your Commencement is Sunday, May 16, 2010
ArrowCap and gown form due April 1. Submit on time to avoid late fees!
ArrowPhoto proofs must be returned by April 1.
ArrowIIT Commencement Ceremony
Alumni Legacy Hooders
Your Commencement Timeline

2010 Class Gifts
ArrowApril 1: SBA Happy Hour/Donor Thank You Party
ArrowGot 210?
J.D. Project
LL.M. Project
ArrowThank You to Our Donors!

Student and Alumni Networking Receptions
April 13: Diversity Networking Reception
April 22: Public Interest Awards Night

Chicago-Kent's Night with the White Sox
Students, Faculty, and Staff Get Half-Price Tickets

Alumni Career Advisor Network
Search for an Advisor

Chicago-Kent is LinkedIn:
Join our LinkedIn Group


2010 Commencement Information

Your Commencement is Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 Graduates: The Alumni Association 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 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.

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

 

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


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.


Composite Photos - Proofs Due April 1

If you have taken a composite photo, please be sure to return your photo proofs to the photographer—not to the Alumni office—by April 1 with your selected photo circled.

Instructions and a return envelope were included in your photo proofs packet. If you took your picture in February or March and do not yet have your photo proofs, you may pick them up in the Alumni Association, Suite 310, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Please Note: If you do not return your composite proofs by April 1, the photographer will choose a picture for you.

Please visit the Composite Photos page on the Commencement Portal for details on purchasing photos, suggested attire and other information.

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IIT Commencement Ceremony

Chicago-Kent graduates have the option of participating in a campus-wide IIT Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 15, 2010 on the main campus in addition to your Chicago-Kent only ceremony.

Please contact Tara Anderson no later than April 1, 2010 if you are interested in participating at (312) 906-5245 or commencement@kentlaw.edu.

Please click here for more information on the IIT Commencement Ceremony.

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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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Your Commencement Timeline

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.

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

Thursday, April 1

Composite Photos Due to Photographer
If you have taken a composite photo, please be sure to return your photo proofs to the photographer—not to the Alumni office—by April 1 with your selected photo circled. For details, visit the Composite Photos page.

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

April 1: SBA Happy Hour/Donor Thank You

SBA & the CLASS GIFT COMMITTEE ARE HOSTING a FOOLISH APRIL 1st SOCIAL!!!

Mickey's Bar and Patio
2450 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
(Corner of Arlington & Clark. One block north of Fullerton & Clark; 36 Broadway bus.)

Get together to dish on who’s going to Law School Prom, make fun of our composite pictures, and engage in other 3L tomfoolery that could only take place at our foolish April 1st Class Gift Happy Hour. A once in a lifetime opportunity. But seriously, people – let’s donate! Drink and appetizer specials will be available!

JD: www.kentlaw.edu/classgift ~ LLM: www.kentlaw.edu/llmclassgift

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Got 210?

The Class Gift Committee challenges the Class of 2010 to get at least 210 people to support the class gift!

We need 210 of U 2 support the 2010 Class Gift!

JD: www.kentlaw.edu/classgift ~ LLM: www.kentlaw.edu/llmclassgift

Current Total: $600
View Donor List

Section Contest: A special prize will be given to the section that has the most donors by April 16. Sections are based on your first-year placement or division.

Class Gift Tally (as of 3/26/10)

Section A: 5 Section C: 1 LLM: 1
Section B: 6 Evening: 3 Transfer: 1

Congratulations Section B - you're in the lead! To make your gift or pledge and up your tally learn more about the J.D. Class Gift Project or the LL.M. Class Gift Project.

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J.D. Class Gift Project

The 2010 Class Gift Committee announces two J.D. class gift projects: 

1) The Loan Repayment Assistance Program. This endowed program provides financial assistance to Chicago-Kent graduates burdened with educational debt who work in the public interest at very modest salaries.

2) A Technology Enhancement Fund for the Office of Career Services to improve technology for students as they apply for jobs and internships. 

Your donation to the class gift promotes a lasting legacy to Chicago-Kent!

Suggested giving levels:

$100.00:
$75.00:
$50.00:
$20.10:

Sowle's Circle
Gold

Silver
Bronze

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To make a gift by check or cash,
please download the pdf form here.
(right click and save as)
.

To learn more about your class gift and to make your pledge, visit www.kentlaw.edu/classgift.

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LL.M. Class Gift Project

The Office of Institutional Law and Policy Technology Enhancement Fund

This year, for the first time, the 2010 LLM graduating class is sponsoring a class gift to benefit the Office of International Law and Policy Development (OILP). 

As part of the graduation celebration, LLM students are invited to support the LLM Class Gift to raise money to benefit the OILP Technology Enhancement Fund.  Funds will help underwrite capital purchases like a scanner for use by LLM students in OILP.

All donors to the class gift will receive a pewter zipper pull to wear on their graduation robes and will be recognized online and in the Chicago-Kent community.  A suggested minimum contribution is $10. 

LLM Class Gift Committee Chair: Jianze Li

$100.00:
$75.00:
$50.00:
$20.10:

Dean Lazar's Circle
Gold

Silver
Bronze

pledgebutton
To make a gift by check or cash,
please download the pdf form here.
(right click and save as)
.

For more information about this project, and to make your gift, visit www.kentlaw.edu/llmclassgift

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Thank You to Our Donors

Thank you to all those who have already donated! (List as of 4/29/2010)

Temi Bennett Mike Gustafson Audrey D. Mense
Colleen Bisher Mark Hoffman Joy Mkrdichian
Arlette Johnson Bly Vincent Kan Jaz Park
Madeline Engel Gwynne Kizer Mashon Matthew D. Rose
Paul Forster Garrett S. Melchiorre Stephanie H. Samuel
Sara Gasperini

 

Bailee D. Soltys

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

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2010 Class Gift Committee

JD Project Committee
Temi Bennett Katrice Hall Jennifer Maples
Arlette Bly Andrew Heap Garrett Melchiorre
Jes Collett Mark Hoffman Chinell McCarthy
Lauren Conway Chris Jensen Jaz Park
Sarah Gasperini Gwynne Kizer Maria Richardson
Mike Gustafson

Catherine Krenz

Carolyn Sorock

LLM Class Gift Committee Chair: Jianze Li

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.

JD: www.kentlaw.edu/classgift ~ LLM: www.kentlaw.edu/llmclassgift

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Student and Alumni Networking Receptions

April 13: Diversity Networking Reception

The Alumni Association, along with the Asian-Pacific Islander Law Students , the Black Law Students, the Chicago-Kent Lambdas,  the Hispanic-Latino Law Students, and the South Asian Law Students Associations cordially invite you network with fellow alumni, friends and current students at a reception.

Tuesday, April 13, 2009
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
10th Floor Event Room

RSVP is required. RSVP to (312) 906-5240 or alums@kentlaw.edu by Friday, April 9.  

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April 22: Public Interest Awards Night image

Please join us as we give out the Student Public Interest Awards and honor Alumni with the 2010 Marovitz Public Interest Award. Stay after the event for an opportunity to network and socialize with alumni in the public interest sector.

Thursday, April 22, 2010
5:00 p.m. Awards
Networking reception to follow.

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For more information, visit the Public Interest Awards page.

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Chicago-Kent's Night with the White Sox

Students, Faculty, and Staff: Get Half-Price Sox Tickets!

 Bulls logo VS. 

Anaheim Angels

May 19, 2010
7:10 p.m.

U.S. Cellular Field
333 W 35th St
Chicago, IL 60616
[Map and Directions]

On this special night the White Sox are offering half-priced tickets to all Chicago-Kent alumni, students, faculty, staff, and their family & friends. Tickets regularly priced at $39, $35 and $20 are available for $19.50, $17.50 and $10.

Ticket orders must be submitted to the Chicago White Sox by Friday, April 23 . There are three ticket purchase options:

  1. WEB: Click here , select your number of tickets, and type “KENT” in the special offer code box. Service fees will apply. This option may only be used for orders of 19 or fewer tickets.
  2. PHONE: Call (866) 769-4263 for Ticketmaster and give the "KENT" code. Service fees will apply.
  3. FAX/MAIL: Click here to download a printable registration form.   A $5 handling fee will apply with all fax and mail orders of less than 20 tickets. 

ALL orders must be received by the Chicago White Sox (not the Alumni Association!) If you have any questions, please contact alums@kentlaw.edu or 312.906.5240.

Please note that tickets are subject to availability and due to high demand, we encourage you to register as soon as possible.

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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 school’s “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 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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