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Headlines for the Week of March 7, 2011

Contents

Commencement information:
ArrowLast chance for composite photo sittings: March 8-9.
ArrowRequired forms: Cap & Gown Order Form and Graduate Survey.
ArrowYour commencement timeline.
ArrowIIT Commencement Ceremony.
ArrowOut of town graduates.
ArrowHave a family member who's a graduate? Ask him or her to be your Alumni Legacy Hooder.
2011 Class Gift
ArrowThe 2011 Class Gift is underway!
ArrowJoin the Class Gift Committee.
Chicago-Kent Night with the White Sox
 
ArrowHalf-price tickets available for White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins on July 7. 


2011 Commencement Information

Commencement Information

Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Graduates: The Alumni Association is your home for Commencement 2011! Your official commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 15, 2011 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 year. For more information, including FAQs, please visit the Commencement Portal online.

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March 8-9: Last Chance for Composite Photo Sittings

If you’ve been to the 3rd floor, you’ve seen the composite photos of the most recent class as well as classes all the way back to 1893. Now it’s your turn! The photos are quick and FREE! You are under no obligation to purchase a photo, and it doesn’t cost anything to be included in the composite.

This is the FINAL opportunity to be included in your class composite:

Tuesday, March 8
Wednesday, March 9
15 minute slots, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. ~ Room 325

To sign up, please visit the Alumni Association in Suite 310 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Slots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Evening students ONLY may email time slot requests to commencement@kentlaw.edu.

If you are able to take a daytime slot, we ask that you reserve the slots from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for evening students. Business attire is recommended.

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

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Required Forms: Cap & Gown Form & Graduate Survey

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

  1. The Application for Graduation was due no later than Friday, January 28.

  2. The 2011 Graduate Survey must be submitted no later than Monday, May 2.

  3. Graduation Survey

In order to participate in the commencement ceremony on May 15, 2011, all students must submit the following forms:  
  1. The Cap and Gown Order Form. Caps and Gowns ordered by midnight on Monday, April 4 are complimentary on behalf of the Alumni Association; however, forms submitted after the deadline will be charged a $20 late fee.

  2. Cap and Gown Form

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.

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Your Commencement Timeline

Tuesday, March 8- Wednesday, March 9

Composite Photo Sittings - Final Session
Make sure you're included in your class photo! To sign up, please visit the Alumni Association in Suite 310 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sittings are quick and FREE! For details visit the Commencement Portal.

 

Monday, April 4

Cap and Gown Order Form Due
This form is required to participate in Commencement exercises. Caps and Gowns ordered by midnight on Monday, April 4 are complimentary on behalf of the Alumni Association; however, forms submitted after the deadline will be charged a $20 late fee.

Cap and Gown Form

 

Monday, May 2

2011 Graduate Survey Due
This form is required for ALL graduates. It must be submitted no later than Monday, May 2.

Graduation Survey

 

Thursday, May 5

GRAD FEST
Your 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.

 

Sunday, May 15

Commencement
The 2011 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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IIT Commencement Ceremony

All IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law graduates are also invited to participate in a campus-wide Illinois Institute of Technology Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2011 on the main campus in addition to the Chicago-Kent ONLY ceremony on Sunday, May 15. If you are interested in walking, please indicate so on the graduate survey.

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Out of Town Graduates

If you will not be in the Chicagoland area during Spring 2011 and are planning to participate in the Commencement ceremony, please email commencement@kentlaw.edu to arrange for tickets, cap and gown, and other graduation information as soon as possible.

Please visit the Commencement Portal for other details about your Commencement ceremony.

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Alumni Legacy Hooders

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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2011 Class Gift Update

The 2011 Class Gift is Underway!

J.D. and LL.M. Class Gift Project

The 2011 Class Gift Committee announces the class gift project: 

The Class of 2011 gift to Chicago-Kent will be used to purchase furnishings for the Law School’s proposed “Rec Room.” The Class envisions a vibrant space in the law school building to accommodate students’ needs for relaxation, camaraderie, and entertainment. The gift will fund the purchase of comfortable seating, game equipment (such as ping pong, foos ball), and televisions. 

Get involved. Give back. Support a project that will benefit students in the years to come. Please watch the Record and Commentator for further details and ways to get involved.

Suggested giving levels:
$100.00:
Sowle Circle
Support your Class Gift
$75.00:
Platinum
$50.00:
Diamond
$20.11:
Gold

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Join the 2011 Class Gift Committee

Join the school’s coolest committee:  the 2011 Class Gift Committee! We need you! Talk to a member of the Class Gift Committee or contact Lisa Turley at eturley@kentlaw.edu

2011 Class Gift Committee In Formation
Michael Brandt
Nayra Calderon Najera
Jason Dirkx
   Roderic Henry
Jaclyn Hildebrand
David Imrem   
Katie Jahnke 
Mariana Karampelas
Anongrath Konglarp
Nick McIntyre
Mallory Milluzzi
Michaela Muresan
Eric Meyers
Kaitlin Powell 
Laura Raatjes
Mark Silverman 
Danielle Tucker
Jackie Zablocki 

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Chicago-Kent Night with the White Sox

Half-price tickets available for July 7, 2011

White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins
Thursday, July 7, 2011, 7:10 p.m.
U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616

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 $43, $39, $27 and $17 are available for $21.50, $19.50, $13.50 and $12.

Tickets may be purchased online starting Monday, March 7. Details coming soon. Tickets may also be ordered by mail or fax. Click here to download the order form (PDF).

All orders must be received by Friday, June 10th.

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

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