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Week of March 3, 2008

Program: FAQ's on H1-B's and Green Cards

Guest Speakers:
Matthew I. Bernstein, Law Offices of Chicago-Kent College of Law
William B. Schiller, Davidson & Schiller, LLC

Bring your questions!
Wednesday, March 12 at 12:00pm
Room 470 Downtown Campus

Registration Required. For sign-up,
Kent Law students: e-mail to

Upass Information: U-Passes are available for pick-up in the Registrar's office. If your card was not available during the initial distribution, you will receive an email when it arrives.

Counseling Center Information: IIT's Counseling Center will have a staff psychologist at the Law School on Mondays throughout the academic year. She will be available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (312) 808-7132. There is no charge for these counseling services.

Women's History Month: Join faculty, staff, students, and alumni for our 2008 Women's History Event kickoff event featuring a panel of women from various professional fields discussing their journey and experience in the working environment.   

"Women's Vision, Voices, and Views: A Panel Discussion of Women in Work" will focus on women in the workplace, women as leaders, and the balance of work and life for women.

The panel features four distinguished women, including: 

  • Cheryl Hudson-Jackson (BA, '81), CEO of CHJ Consulting (Moderator)
  • Angie Lee (ARCH, '82), Vice President and Director of Smith Group's Chicago Workplace Practice
  • Lynn T. DePeder (CHE, '96), Process Engineer, Austin AECOM 
  • Lori B. Andrews, Distinguished Professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law  

Monday, March 3rdHerman Hall (HUB) Ballroom Reception begins at 12:00 p.m.Panel discussion begins at 12:30 p.m.  Lunch will also be provided.  Please spread the word about the event and join us on Monday!

We are pleased to inform you that we have installed an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at the IIT Downtown Campus to make early defibrillation immediately available in cardiac emergencies.

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can happen anywhere, to anyone, at anytime, without warning, without symptoms, and regardless of age or health. SCA is most often caused by an electrical malfunction that makes the heart quiver ineffectively. Defibrillation, an electric shock across the heart, is the only effective treatment for this malfunction. It stops the ineffective quivering and allows a coordinated heart rhythm to resume. Surviving SCA is largely dependent on how quickly the patient is defibrillated.

An abnormal or racing heart beat
Feeling faint or dizzy due to loss of blood flow.
Abnormal breathing
Loss of blood pressure and pulse
Loss of consciousness

Every minute counts when sudden cardiac arrest strikes. The new HeartStart AED unit has been installed at the front lobby desk where it will be readily accessible to emergency responders. Everyone at the IIT Downtown Campus can make a lifesaving difference in a medical emergency by immediately calling 911 and the DTC Security Officer on duty (ext 6-5030 using a campus phone or 312-906-5030 using a cell phone). Be sure to specifically identify the location of the victim so a trained responder can be dispatched to the scene.

If you believe a person is experiencing SCA, please attempt to locate a trained responder by calling security as noted above. However, it is important to note that the HeartStart AED that we purchased is specifically designed to be used by virtually anyone. It actually walks the user/responder through the process with verbal instructions and other commands during the entire process. The unit has a safety feature that analyzes the victim before allowing an electric shock to be administered. In an emergency situation and in the absence of a trained user, an AED user who acts in good faith and without compensation is protected from civil liability under Illinois’ Automated External Defibrillator Act, except for willful and wanton misconduct.


Other Helpful Links:
Academic Support Program
Law School Survival Guide
Student Health Insurance FAQ
U-Pass Information



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