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Headlines for the Week of March 26, 2012


Take a Break Alumni Speaker Panel:
Arrow“You’re hired! Building a network that leads to jobs” on Tuesday, April 3.
Commencement Information:
ArrowCommencement information.
ArrowRequired forms: Cap and gown order form due April 1.
ArrowDo NOT complete graduation forms from IIT main campus.
ArrowInformation for out-of-town graduates.
ArrowHotel information.
Class of 2012 Class Gift:
ArrowAnnouncing the 2012 Class Gift!
ArrowUpdate on faculty gift-matching days.
ArrowYour 2012 Class Gift Committee.
ArrowThank you to our donors!
ArrowWatch for fountains to be installed soon.
Upcoming Alumni Networking Events
ArrowChicago-Kent Gallery Night: March 30.
ArrowIPLS Alumni Awards Reception: April 5.
ArrowDiversity Networking Reception: April 11.
ArrowILW 15th Anniversary Reception: April 15.
ArrowPublic Interest Awards Night: April 26.
Chicago-Kent Night with the White Sox:
ArrowFriday, June 8.

Take a Break Alumni Speaker Panel

“You’re hired! Building a network that leads to jobs”

Hear a panel of alumni discuss how to use the Chicago-Kent alumni network to help find employment!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Noon, Room 370
Lunch provided

RSVP to by Friday, March 30.

Tarek Fadel '03, Founder & CEO at AdaptiGroup LLC
Gregg Garofalo '99, Managing Attorney/Owner at Garofalo Law Group
Kevin Connor '87, General Counsel & Director of Business Regulation at IL Dept of Financial & Professional Regulation
Paul Miller '00 (moderator)



Class of 2012

Commencement Information

Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Graduates: The Alumni Association is your home for Commencement 2012!

Your official commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 2:30 PM at the UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608. Please watch your email for announcements and updates throughout the year. For more information, including FAQs, please visit the Commencement Portal online.


Cap & Gown Order Form Due April 1

Please note: only the forms on the Chicago-Kent Commencement Portal are required for commencement. Graduates do not need to complete any IIT forms regarding Commencement.

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

  1. The Application for Graduation was due Monday, January 30. If you did not complete this form, contact the Registrar's Office immediately.

You will receive a confirmation email once a graduation audit has been performed. Please note that any changes you make to your schedule after the audit may affect your graduation requirements. You should check with the Registrar's Office prior to making any changes.

  1. The 2012 Graduate Survey:  The Graduate Survey for May 2012 Graduates is available at It must be submitted no later than Monday, April 30.

In order to participate in the commencement ceremony on May 13, 2012, all students must submit the following form:

  1. The Cap and Gown Order Form. Caps and Gowns ordered by Sunday, 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 at, or you can order in person at Grad Info Day on March 6.

Please note: only the forms on the Chicago-Kent Commencement Portal (listed above) are required for commencement. Graduates do not need to complete any IIT forms regarding Commencement.


Out of Town Graduates

If you will not be in the Chicagoland area during Spring 2012 and are planning to participate in the Commencement ceremony, please email 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.


Hotel Information

Chicago-Kent has secured rooms at a special rate at the Hotel Sax Chicago from Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 13. The Hotel Sax is located in Chicago's beautiful River North downtown neighborhood with easy access to dining, entertainment and public transportation.

Single and Double rooms are available for $199 a night (pre-tax).

Reservations must be made by April 11, 2012 at (877) 569-3742. Request the rate for Chicago-Kent College of Law.

For those interested in other accomodations, we suggest the following hotels with easy public transportation access to the law school and the Commencement venue.

For a complete listing of all Chicago hotels, please visit the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau. If you are using the Bureau's search function you will find the closest accommodations in the West Loop, Loop, River North, and North Michigan areas.


Class of 2011 Class Gift

Announcing the 2012 Class Gift!

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law 2012 Class Gift: H2O12

The class of 2012 is raising money in memory of Ayodele Jegede, classmate and friend, to convert existing water fountains throughout the building to filling stations for reusable water bottles, as well as to retrofit the water dispenser in the Spak seating area with a heating unit so students can have access to hot water when the cafeteria is closed.

This project takes advantage of existing building infrastructure to make Chicago-Kent better for students, faculty and staff, & to encourage eco-friendly habits.

Make your gift online today!


Faculty gift-matching days!

Make your gift on our next faculty gift-matching day with Professor Sarah Harding, who will be matching gifts up to $500 at GRAD FEST on Tuesday, May 1.

Many thanks to Dean Stephen Sowle & Professor Adrian Walters for hosting faculty gift matching days & doubling students' dollars!

Please visit to make your gift online, or stop by GRAD FEST to make your gift on a faculty gift-matching day! 


Your 2012 Class Gift Committee

Many thanks to the Class of 2012 Class Gift Committee for their work on this year's project!

Committee Chair:  Katsie Calhoun

Ali Ammoura   Eun-Kyung Kim
Liz Camille Christen     Patrick Milott
Joe Janas   Anthony Sarkees



Thank you to our donors!

Many thanks to all who have given to support the Class of 2012 Class Gift project.

Jennifer Acker
Christopher Acuna
Tony Allegretti
Ali Ammoura
Travis Bayer
Jack Bentley
Prof. Evelyn Brody
Katsie Calhoun
Joe Carlasare
Liz Camille
Prof. Sungjoon Cho
Katie Cisneros
Samuel DeJong
Freddy Fonseca
Kendra Garstka
Aaron Gillett
Lisa Green
Chris Grubb
Candace Hansford
Daniel Herman
Justinian Hobor
Anna Hussey
Joe Janas

Eun-kyung Kim
Simone King
Steven Kuptsis
Ramona Lewis
Stephen Liadis
Andrew Medeiros
David McKenzie
Janelle Olsen
Jenna Palanti
Christopher Pellegrini
Kayla Portillo
Jordan Pringle
Anthony Sarkees
Brett Siegel
Phillip Skaggs
Maximilian Smith
Dean Stephen Sowle
Meganne Trela
Mary Ellen Vales
Prof. Adrian Walters
Sharon Wyatt-Jordan
John Young


Fountains installed soon!

Watch for the first fountains to be converted on the concourse, 3rd floor, and 8th floor soon! Please visit to make your gift online and help the class of 2012 reach their goal of $2,012.


Upcoming Alumni Networking Events

Alumni Networking Events

Join student organizations and the Chicago-Kent Alumni Association as we welcome alumni back to Chicago-Kent for networking events in March & April!

Chicago-Kent Gallery Night
Thursday, March 29, 2012
4:00-7:00 p.m.
10th Floor

RSVP to by Monday, March 26.

Hosted by the Art & Cultural Property Law Society.

IPLS Alumni Awards and Reception
Thursday, April 5, 2012
6:00-9:00 p.m.
10th Floor

Honoring Thomas J. Donovan '87, partner at Barnes & Thornburg

RSVP to or (312) 906-5240 by Monday, April 2.

Hosted by the Intellectual Property Law Society.

RSVP to >>6th Annual Diversity Networking Reception
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
5:30-7:30 p.m.
10th Floor

RSVP to or (312) 906-5240 by Friday, April 6.

Hosted by APALSA, BLSA, the Chicago-Kent Lambdas, HLLSA, and SALSA.

Institute for Law & the Workplace 15th Anniversary Reception
Wednesday, April 18
5:00-7:00 p.m.

RSVP to or (312) 906-5240 by Friday, April 13.

Public Interest Awards Night
Thursday, April 26, 2012
5:00 p.m., reception follows

RSVP to or (312) 906-5240 by Monday, April 23.


Chicago-Kent Night with the White Sox

Discounted tickets for June 8 game!

Friday, June 8th, 2012
7:10 P.M.
U.S. Cellular Field

The White Sox have dedicated Friday, June 8th to Chicago-Kent College of Law. On this special night the White Sox would like to offer specially priced tickets to all Chicago-Kent Alumni students, faculty, and their family and friends. Tickets regularly priced at $44, $40, $26 and $18 are available for $34, $30, $13 and $9. Additionally you can purchase a Hot Dog Value Meal as well as Parking.

Following the game stay in your seats for a postgame fireworks presentation!

Visit – click on Schedule and then click the T in the June 8th box. On the corresponding page, type “KENT” in the password box. Service fees will apply.

Or, click here to download a flyer and order form (PDF).



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