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Headlines for the Week of May 3, 2010

Contents

Need a Study Break?
ArrowMay 3: Pizza Study Break, hosted by the Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Council.

Commencement Information:
Your Commencement is Sunday, May 16, 2010
ArrowGRAD FEST: May 4
ArrowCommencement Ticket Details
Venue Information: UIC Forum
Your Commencement Timeline

2010 Class Gifts
ArrowGot 210? -- Donate by May 14 to get your Commencement zipper-pull.
J.D. Project
LL.M. Project
ArrowThank You to Our Donors!

Chicago-Kent's Night with the White Sox
ArrowHalf-price White Sox tickets: Purchase by May 9.

Alumni Career Advisor Network
Search for an Advisor

Chicago-Kent is LinkedIn:
Join our LinkedIn Group


Need a Break?

Monday, May 3: STUDY BREAK

Monday, May 3
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Lobby

Pizza and Drinks!

Hosted by:
The Chicago-Kent Young Alumni Council

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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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GRAD FEST: Tuesday, May 4
Pick up your Cap & Gown and Tickets

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Lobby

2010 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 $10/ticket. Graduates and children under 2 do not need a ticket. For additional details on tickets visit the Commencement ticketing page.

Please note: You MUST pick up your commencement materials on this day. If you will be out of town, please email commencement@kentlaw.edu ASAP.

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Ticket Information

Commencement Tickets will be distributed at GRAD FEST only:

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Lobby

Your 7 complimentary commencement tickets will be distributed at GRAD FEST in the lobby of the law school building. You MUST pick up your tickets on this day. A Photo ID is required to obtain your tickets.

Additional Tickets: Those wishing to purchase extra tickets may do so at GRAD FEST on a first-come, first-serve basis for $10/ticket. Tickets are available for sale from the Alumni Association, Suite 310, until May 11. Graduates and children under two do not need a ticket.

Details:

  • Please note: Both the Cap and Gown form and the Graduate Survey must be submitted before you can receive your tickets.
  • Each graduate receives seven (7) complimentary tickets.
  • If you require additional tickets they may be purchased on a first-come, first-serve basis for $10 each when you pick up your tickets or in the Office of Alumni Relations, Suite 310 up until May 11.
  • Graduates do not need a ticket.
  • Any child under the age of two, or who will be sitting on an adult's lap, does not need a ticket.
  • Tickets are transferable. If you do not need all of your complimentary tickets, you are welcome to give them to a fellow graduate.
  • Current law students, faculty, staff and alumni wishing to attend should contact commencement@kentlaw.edu for tickets by Monday, May 3.
  • If you are an out of town graduate or will be unable to pick up your tickets on Tuesday, May 4, please contact commencement@kentlaw.edu or call (312) 906-5245.

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Venue Information: UIC Forum

The Chicago-Kent College of Law Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at the UIC Forum*, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608.

*Please note that the venue is not the UIC Pavilion.

Seating

Doors open to guests at 1:30 PM.* Please note that if guests arrive early, they will not be allowed to enter the theater until this time. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis (general admission). All children over the age of two will need a ticket to the ceremony unless they are sitting on an adult's lap.

*Doors open for those with Special Assistance tickets at 1:15 PM. Please note that Special Assistance tickets MUST be requested in advance by emailing commencement@kentlaw.edu no later than April 29

Please note, balloons, signs and any other large items will block the view of audience members and we ask that you do not bring them into the venue.

The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours and will end at approximately 4:30 p.m. A champagne reception will immediately follow. The ceremony and reception typically last a combined total of three hours, with an approximate end time of 5:30 p.m.

Driving Directions and Public Transportation

The UIC Forum is located at 725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608. The venue is accessible by both car and public transportation.

Driving: Driving directions are available on the UIC Forum's website.

Public Transit: From downtown Chicago via the L train, take the blue line to the UIC/Halsted stop and walk three blocks south. From the north or south, take the #8 Halsted bus and get off at Roosevelt Rd. From the west, take the #12 Roosevelt bus to Halsted St. or the #18 16th-18th bus to Halsted St. & Roosevelt Rd. For personalized directions, we suggest using Google Transit or the CTA Trip Planner.

Parking, Dropping-Off and Entering the Forum

Parking is $8 per vehicle and is available at the following lots:

Main Lot: Lot 5, 1135 S. Morgan St., , West of the venue, North of Roosevelt
Alternative Lot: Lot 4, 760 W Taylor St., Halsted and Taylor

Dropping-Off Passengers:  To drop-off passengers needing special assistance or who cannot walk long distances, there will be a pull-over site on Roosevelt Rd, heading east outside the venue.

Entering the Venue: The entrance to the UIC Forum is on Roosevelt Rd. Each guest entering the venue (except for graduates and children under the age of 2) must present an official Commencement ticket to the ushers.

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Your Commencement Timeline

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

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! Donate by May 14 to get your Commencement zipper-pull.

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

Current Total: $2500 - 53 Donors!
View Donor List

Section Contest: Congratulations Section B! You had the most participation of all sections among the Class of 2010 (based on your first-year placement or division.) You will receive your special prize at GRAD FEST on May 4!

Class Gift Tally (as of 4/23/10)

Section A: 11 Section C: 6 LLM: 6
Section B: 13 Evening: 8 Transfer: 1

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

pledgebutton
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 5/3/2010)

Chris Bailey Paul Forster Audrey Mense
Temi Bennett Wei Gao Jeff Mikrut
Neil Berkowitz Douglas Garmager Joy Mkrdichian
Colleen Bisher Sarah Gasperini Jaz Park
Arlette Johnson Bly Christopher Gass Yi Peng
Michael Bregman Mike Gustafson Dana Popish
Jackie Brody Katrice Hall Matthew Rose
Melissa Caballero Mark Hoffman Scott Salmon
Stephanie Cerf Chong  Jiang Stephanie Samuel
Judy Chang Irene Kabunduh Julie P. Sieracki
Ashley Christensen Vincent Kan Bailee Soltys
Jes Collett Nicholas Kazmerski Carolyn Sorock
Sean Conaghan Amanda Kimmel Laura Tennison
Lauren E. Conway Gwynne Kizer Mashon Seth Wainer
Gavin Daly Chenee Lewis Patricia Wartan
Alison Downs Nicole Mayer Di Xu
Erin Duncomb Garrett Melchiorre Christopher Yellick
Madeline Engel   Cynthia Zenko

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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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 Sunday, May 9. 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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