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Headlines for the Week of April 15, 2013


Commencement Information:
2013 Grad Survey Due Tuesday, April 30.
Grad Fest: Tuesday, May 7.
Important Commencement Ticket Information.
Hotel Blocks expire April 17th and 19th
Visitor Information for Commencement Weekend.
Commencement Ceremony: Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Information for Out of Town Graduates.
Class of 2013 Class Gift Committee:
Update on the 2013 Class Gift Project! 33% of the way to goal! Make a gift today.
Committee members.
Chicago-Kent Alumni Career Advisor Network:
Log-in Instructions for Students.
Student organizations:
Want to connect with alumni

Commencement Information

2013 Grad Survey Due Tuesday, April 30

This form is required for ALL graduates. Please complete the spring graduate survey at

Grad Fest: Tuesday, May 7

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.

Important Commencement Ticket Information

Students have been allotted up to 6 tickets based upon their initial request in the cap & gown order form. Students who requested more than 6 tickets will be allotted up to 3 extra tickets free of charge, and will be contacted individually.

To the extent any extra tickets remain available, they will be on sale at Grad Fest on May 7 for $10 each.

Please note that students are prohibited from selling their tickets to other students. If you are not using the tickets allotted to you, please give them to a classmate who needs extras or return them to the Alumni Association for re-distribution.

Hotel & Visitor Information for Commencement Weekend

Chicago-Kent has secured room blocks at two nearby hotels for families wishing to make reservations for Commencement weekend. These room blocks will expire on April 17th and 19th so make your reservations today. Visit the 2013 Commencement Hotels & Visitor Information page for more information.

Commencement Ceremony: Sunday, May 19, 2013

Your official commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 19 at 2:30 pm at the UIC Forum, 725 W Roosevelt. The 2013 keynote speaker will be author and attorney Scott Turow.

IIT All-Campus Commencement Ceremony: Saturday, May 18, 2013

All law graduates are invited to participate in the IIT All-Campus Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18 on main campus at 10:00 am. Please note that if you intend to be individually recognized, this will take place at the law school ceremony on Sunday, May 19. More information will be available at the commencement web site in the coming months, but please indicate your interest in the Graduate Survey.

Information for Out of Town Graduates

If you will not be in the Chicagoland area during Spring 2013 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.

Class of 2013 Class Gift

Update on the 2013 Class Gift Project

The Class of 2013 is raising money to purchase two televisions for a student lounge area that will be created on the southeast side of the 2nd floor Spaketeria. The existing space, which includes tables and chairs, will be converted to an informal student lounge with comfortable seating, group gathering space, and partitions to separate the lounge from the remaining area of the Spak.

The Class of 2013 Class Gift will purchase two flat-screen televisions to be mounted on the walls within this space, with a continuous CNN or other news feed for students to enjoy while meeting, studying, or relaxing in the updated space.

The Class of 2013 is 33% of the way toward their goal of $4,000. Help them reach their goal by making your gift today! Visit to see illustrations of the new space design.


Committee Members

Current committee members include:

Katerina Alexopoulos
Dunstan Barnes
Amy Chesshir
Kylin Fisher
Alex Grace
Amy Harvey
Peter Henry
Judy Li
Ryan Thoma
Daniel Zapata

Rising 3L's: Would you like to help the Class of 2013 leave a lasting legacy at Chicago-Kent? The Class of 2013 Class Gift Committee is currently in formation. Email Katie Aune at if you are interested in joining this committee, or join us for our first meeting:


Sixth Annual Public Interest Awards

April 25: Sixth Annual Public Interest Awards

Join us Thursday, April 25th for the Sixth Annual Public Interest Awards celebrating alumni and students who devote their work to the public good and demonstrate outstanding public service leadership.

2013 Graduates Qualifying for the Certificate in Public Interest Law:

Christopher Alfano
Anna Christina Carvalho
Kylin Fisher
Sivonnia Hunt
Jennifer Rose Reger

Students Awarded the Certificate of Service:
Kelly Flessner
Sivonnia Hunt
Bobbie Irvin III
Emily Katalinich
Phillip Litchfield
Grant Miller
Eun Sun Nam
Meghan Nolan
Dana Pownall
Jennifer Rose Reger
Jared Reynolds
Stephanie Spritz

Dean's Distinguished Public Service Award:
Anna Carvalho
Sam Castree
Asha George
Rebecca Lyon
Kathryn Martinez

2013 Graduates Qualifying for the Certificate in Environmental and Energy Law:

Shannon Berbee
Jessica Bejerea
Elea Crowther
Orijit Ghoshal
Jason Holleb
Eric Lipinski
Brian McNamara
Rachel Mercer
Rishi Nair
Jennifer Schaffer
Melissa Stringer
Kathryn Thomas
Geralyn van de Krol
Mary Vendiola
Erin Walker
Sodiqa Williams
Daniel Yerkes
Meghan Ziolkowski

2012-2013 Baum Fellows:
Rachel Brady
Ashley Brody
Ryan Fiedler
Joshua Horowitz
Emily Katalinich
Hayley Monte
Michael Parrent
Kendra Rose
Timothy Schafer
Philip Terrazino

The ceremony will be held at the Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium on IIT Chicago-Kent Campus with a reception to follow in the lobby. Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 23rd.


Alumni Career Advisor Network

Alumni Career Advisor Network: Log-in Information for Students

In an effort to help you connect with a strong network of Chicago-Kent alumni, the Alumni Association and Office of Career Services offer the 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 Association website.

First Time Login Instructions:

  1. Go to In the Constituent ID field, enter your Banner CWID.
    To find your Banner CWID login to 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.”
  2. In the Class Year Field:
    • If you are an LLM student, enter LLM. If you are a Visiting student, enter LV.
    • 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 using the username and password you created. If you need assistance with your first time login, please contact the Office of Career Services at or visit Suite 360.


Student Organizations

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?
ArrowPartner with the Alumni Association on events?

Contact the Alumni Association at for more information on how the Alumni Association can help connect you with the Chicago-Kent alumni community.



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