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FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 3, 2010

Good Luck on Finals!

Finals Programming-Stress Relief

Daily Raffles
Library, 9th Floor
Drawings will be held at 6:00pm (Monday-Thursday) and 4:00pm (Friday-Sunday)

Prizes include gift certificates to Starbucks, AMC Theaters, Chicago-Kent Cafeteria and more.

Read Period Snacks
Student Lounge, 5th Floor
Monday, May 3rd at 1:00pm
Tuesday, May 4th at 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 5th at 1:00pm
Thursday, May 6th at 5:00pm
Friday, May 7th at 1:00 pm

Continental Breakfast
May 5th: 7:15-8:15am
1st Floor Lobby
For the first day of Finals, join us for a continental breakfast in the lobby.

Finals Coffee Hour Breaks
Student Lounge, 5th Floor
May 10th at 8:00 am
May 11th at 5:00 pm
May 12th at 8:00 am
May 13th at 5:00 pm
May 14th at 8:00 am


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.


Orientation Leaders for Fall 2010

Orientation Leaders and Mentors Wanted. Each year, entering students tell us that much of their most informative and valuable information comes from other students. As someone who has been there, your advice can be critical to the success of our incoming class. As an Orientation Leader, your tasks may include leading a lunch or dinner discussion with a group of students on the first day of Orientation (Monday, August 16, 2010); helping take ID photos; or answering questions and giving advice. As a Mentor, you will be paired with one or two first-year students to provide one-on-one advice and guidance about adjusting to the law school experience.

If interested in being a Mentor: Fill out the online form linked to this page by July 14, 2010. You will be contacted with your match information no later than the first week of classes.

If interested in being an Orientation Leader: Please e-mail Jenna Abhijeet . We will follow-up closer to the start of the school year with teh schedule and plan of events


Spring Upass Information

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.


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 Organization Transition

Student Organization Transition Handbook. This document was created to help student organizations think about transitioning to a new executive board and a new year.


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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