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Week of March 27, 2006

New Director of Student Services
Amanda Kastern recently joined the Office of Student Services as the new Director of Student Services. Amanda is new to to the Office of Student Services, but not to the Chicago-Kent community. She formerly served as Assistant Director of Financial Aid here at the IIT Downtown Campus.

Students are encouraged to contact Amanda with any questions regarding the CTA U-Pass, student health insurance, ADA accommodations, or the ASP program. She is also available for academic and personal counseling. Amanda can be reached at akastern@kentlaw.edu or 312-906-5247. Students are also welcome to visit Amanda in her new office, Room 310A.

Late Pick-Up for U-Passes
U-Passes are available for pick up from Denise Lang outside of Dean Sowle's office. You can pick up your U-Pass from Ms. Lang between 10:00-11:00am or 2:30-3:30pm. If your card was not available during the initial distribution, you will receive an email when it arrives.

U-Pass Announcements from CTA
Lost or Stolen Cards
To get a replacement U-Pass, students should bring their valid student ID and $35 (cash, credit card, or money order) replacement fee to the CTA general offices. A replacement U-Pass will be issued and sent to the school within 5-7 business days after a request is made. CTA will replace lost or stolen U-Pass cards only once per academic term.

Captured in Fare Equipment or Damaged Cards
On the bus... The card will be collected. Students will be asked to complete a Record of Captured Farecard (form 3027). You will be allowed to ride free and given a pink copy of the form for your records. If needed, a transfer will be provided. You must then go to the CTA general offices to request a replacement U-Pass. When you present the form to the customer service agent, you will be given a five-day unlimited ride transit pass to use until the replacement card is received by the school.

At the rail station... The card will be collected. Students will be asked to complete a FareDiscrepancy Report (form 3024). You will be given a $4.00 transit card and a copy of the form for your records. You must then go to the CTA general offices to request a replacement U-Pass. When you present the form to the customer service agent, you will be given a five-day unlimited ride transit pass to use until the replacement card is received by the school.

CTA Offices
CTA General Office is located at 567 West Lake Street. The offices are one block east of the Green Line Clinton stop. The Customer Service Department is located on the second floor and is open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm.

I-Save Rx Prescription Drug Program
Some students enrolled in the student health insurance plan meet the maximum allowance for prescription drug coverage. If you are one of these students, you might want to consider joining I-Save Rx, Governor Blagojevich's new prescription drug importation program, which allows residents to purchase lower cost, prescription drugs from Europe and Canada. Some of the drugs covered under this program are Advair, Allegra, Prozac, Otho-TriCyclen and others. All are available to you at significant savings. To find out if your medication is included in this program, visit www.I-SaveRx.net or call (866) 472-8333. For price comparisons on asthma, allergy, contraception, and commonly used drugs, please view these flyers.


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Academic Support Program
Law School Survival Guide
Student Health Insurance FAQ
U-Pass Information

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