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FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2009

Notice About H1N1 (Swine Flu).

As you settle into the new semester, we would like to let you know about our preparations in case the H1N1 virus (swine flu) affects you or other members of the Chicago-Kent community. You can find detailed information in our H1N1 FAQ at http://www.kentlaw.edu/depts/stuservices/H1N1faq.html. We would particularly like to encourage you to follow the guidelines listed below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jenna Abhijeet, our Director of Student Services, at jabhijeet@kentlaw.edu.

  • Stay home if you have flu or flu-like illness for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius) or signs of a fever (have chills, feel very warm, have a flushed appearance, or are sweating). This should be determined without the use of fever-reducing medications (any medicine that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen).†If you do come down with the flu, please contact Jenna Abhijeet at jabhijeet@kentlaw.edu or 312.906.5005 so that we can stay in touch with you about coursework and other matters.
  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners also are effective. †
  • Practice respiratory etiquette by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you donít have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands.† Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth; germs are spread this way.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. As noted above, a fever is a temperature taken with a thermometer that is equal to or greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius. Look for possible signs of fever: if you feel very warm, have a flushed appearance, or experience sweating or shivering. †
  • Talk with your health care providers about whether you should be vaccinated for seasonal flu. In particular, if you are at higher risk for flu complications from H1N1, you should consider getting the H1N1 vaccine when it becomes available. People at higher risk for H1N1 complications include pregnant women and people with chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, heart disease, or diabetes). For more information about priority groups for vaccination, visit www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/acip.htm.

Chicago-Kent will continue to monitor the situation and will notify the community of any additional changes to our institutionís strategy to prevent the spread of flu on our campus.

Family and Friends Day

Please invite your spouses, partners, parents, siblings, children, and friends for an opportunity to visit the law school and get a taste of what you are experiencing as a law student. The program will include mini-classes taught by Dean Sowle, Professor Rudstein, and a mock trial demonstration featuring members of our award winning trial team. If you are intereted in attending this event, please complete the RSVP form by September 30, 2009.

Student Health Insurance Information

Student Health Insurance. For information about the 2009-2010 student health insurance plan, please see the Student Services section of this week's Record, and the Student Health Insurance FAQ.

For more information regarding insurance coverage, please visit the Student Health Center Website.

The IIT Student Health Plan also offers Dental Coverage. For more information, please check the online brochure.

Academic Support Program

Upcoming Programs

Outlining Your Courses
Day students: Tuesday, October 6, 12:00-1:00pm (Auditorium)
Evening students: Wednesday, October 7, 5:00-5:50pm (Rm. 590)

Preparing For and Taking Exams
Day students: Tuesday, November 3, 12:00-1:00pm (Auditorium)
Evening students: Wednesday, November 4, 5:00-5:50pm (Rm. 590)


Academic Resource Library

The Office of Student Services maintains a small resource library of study aids and other materials for first year classes, including Civil Procedure, Contracts, Criminal Law, Justice, Property, and Torts. Students can borrow materials for a three-day period. This is a great way to preview a study aid before you buy it or do a quick review for a class.

If you are interested in borrowing a book or flashcards, please see Jenna Abhijeet in Room 310a.

Click here for a list of Subject areas and Book titles

Student Business Cards

To order student business cards with the Chicago-Kent logo,Click here to complete the form.
If you have any questions, contact Jenna Abhijeet, Director of Student Services, at (312) 906-5005 or jabhijeet@kentlaw.edu.

  • All orders include 250 business cards.
  • Processing time is approximately 2-3 weeks.
  • You will receive an e-mail notification when your cards are ready to be picked up.
  • Payment is due when cards are picked up (cash or check).
  • Black/white cards are $15; Color (black/white/red) cards are $25.

CTA Upass Information

CTA U-Pass Program. Chicago-Kent is a participant in the Chicago Transit Authority's U-Pass program. The U-Pass is a discount fare card allowing unlimited rides on all CTA buses and trains. All full-time day students will receive a U-Pass card valid from August 24 (the first day of classes) through December 21 (the end of Fall exams). New cards will be issued at the start of the Spring semester. The charge for the card will appear on the semester bill for each full-time student. Due to restrictions imposed by the CTA, the program is not currently available to evening students or part-time day students. For more details, see our U-Pass FAQ, and visit the CTA's U-Pass web site.

Replacement Upass Information

Lost or Stolen: If you lose your U-Pass or it is stolen, you need to go to CTAHeadquarters at 567 West Lake Street, 2nd Floor. Replacement cards cost $35.00 (cash, credit card, or money order only) and you will need to bring a valid Chicago-Kent student ID card. Replacement passes are sent to Chicago-Kent five to seven days after you apply. You will be notified by email once it arrives. Please note: CTA will replace lost or stolen U-Pass cards only one time per academic year.

On a Bus: If your U-Pass is captured in bus equipment, the bus operator will ask you to complete a customer service card and allow you to ride free. If needed, a free transfer will be provided. You must bring the customer service card, along with your valid Chicago-Kent student ID card, to CTA Headquarters at 567 West Lake Street, 2nd Floor to apply for a replacement. Replacement passes are sent to Chicago-Kent five to sevendays after you apply. You will be notified by email once it arrives. If you fail to get the customer service card, it can take up to two weeks to replace your U-Pass.

On the El: If your U-Pass is captured in rail station equipment, locate a customer assistant and inform him or her of your problem. The customer assistant will have you complete a fare discrepancy report (FDR) and issue you a free transit card valued at 3.60. You must bring a copy of the FDR, along with your valid Chicago-Kent student ID card, to CTA Headquarters at 567 West Lake Street, 2nd Floor to apply for a replacement. Replacement passes are sent to Chicago-Kent five to seven days after you apply. You will be notified by email once it arrives. If you fail to get the FDR, it can take up to two weeks to replace your U-Pass.

You can find more information about the U-Pass at CTA's U-Pass Website or Kent's U-Pass FAQ.

Student Organization Information

Please make sure to register with the Office of Student Services. Registration forms were given out at the Student Organization Fair.

Registration Form

Upcoming Programs

Mentor/Mentee Social: Sept 16: All students who are invovled in the Student Mentor/Mentee program are invited to the Social this week on Wednesday.

Lee National Denim Day: October 2: Be on the lookout for more information regarding how to donate to Breast Cancer Awareness.

Additional Information

Counseling Services: 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.


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

 

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