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Headlines for the Week of September 3, 2007

September 4: Summer Study in Germany - Info Session with Augsburg Professor Beate Gsell

Tuesday Sept 4th at 12 noon in room 305 Ė bring your own lunch; drinks will be served. †Professor Gsell will talk about our collaboration with Augsburg and the opportunities to study in this medieval university town less than an hour by train from Munich. CK students who have studied in Augsburg will be on hand to talk about their experiences.

September 5: Fulbright Scholarship Information Session, 3- 4 pm in Room 570

Guest speaker, Kumasi Adoma, of the U.S. Student Fulbright Outreach Team at the Institute of International Education, will be presenting on scholarship opportunities for American students wishing to go abroad.

When: Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Room 570

For more than 60 years, the federal government-sponsored Fulbright U.S. Student Program has provided future American leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to study, conduct research, and teach in other countries. Fulbright student grants aim to increase mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange while serving as a catalyst for long-term leadership development.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards approximately 1,300 grants annually and currently operates in over 140 countries worldwide. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships are now available to 26 countries. Fulbright full grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident coverage and full or partial tuition.

Applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student program must be US citizens at the time of application and hold a bachelor's degree or the equivalent by the beginning of the grant. (Professional applications lacking a degree but with extensive professional study and/or experience in the field in which they wish to pursue a project may also be considered.)

September 19: Study Abroad Info Session - 3-4pm in room 570

Come hear from CK students who have studied abroad and from visiting foreign exchange students. Learn about Chicago-Kentís exchange partners, including the newest partners: University of Zurich (Switzerland), University of Waikato (New Zealand) and Tec de Monterrey (Mexico).

Serve as a mentor to an International Student

If you are an upper-level student, consider serving as a Chicago Mentor to help orient one of our international LL.M. students to life in Chicago and the U.S. This pilot program matches 2L, 3L, and 4L J.D. students with new LL.M. students. As a Chicago Mentor, you would be available to answer questions about life in Chicago, public transportation, social events, etc. You could even get together with your mentee for lunch, invite him or her to a party at your apartment or home, or take them to a Chicago neighborhood festival.

If you are interested in being a Chicago Mentor, send an email to Assistant Dean Lydia Lazar (llazar@kentlaw.edu) no later than Friday, September 7, with the following information:

- Your name and email address
- Your year at Kent
- If there is a language that you speak/read/write
- If there is a particular country or area of the world that interests you
- Your age and if you are male or female
- What type of law interests you
- What neighborhood in Chicago (or suburbs) you live in
- Anything else that you think would be helpful in matching you with an international student.

Diplomas and Composite Pictures for the Class of 2007!

Diplomas and composite pictures for the class of 2007 graduates will be mailed to whatever address we (OILP) have on file for you. We are mailing these important documents so please contact us with the address you want us to use if you think we have an old address for you!

Alumni information for LL.M. and Exchange students

As the class of 2007 become Chicago-Kent alums, there are a few things to
be aware of:

All kentlaw.edu student accounts terminated July 30, 2007 after the July 2007 bar exam. December graduates e-mail accounts terminated at the same time. The Alumni Relations Office automatically assigns each graduate a kentlaw.alum.iit.edu e-mail for life. This is a web-based e-mail address that is housed on a server at IIT. Details regarding set up and further instructions are as follows:

Chicago-Kent College of Law is pleased to inform you that free (kentlawalum.iit.edu) email service is now active.† Your account has been created automatically.† No sign up is necessary. Please see below for information on how to access your alumni email account and how to set it up to automatically forward your mail to any address you wish.

If you do not wish to use this email service, Chicago-Kent would still love to stay in touch with you wherever your path may take you. Please send your new email address to the Office of Alumni Relations by emailing alums@kentlaw.edu.

Please be aware that Chicago-Kent alum e-mail accounts are hosted by the Office of Technology Services (OTS) at the Illinois Institute of Technology Main Campus Since the accounts are not part of the Kentlaw system, the e-mail address of your alumni account may be in a format different than what you were assigned at Chicago-Kent.

You may reach your new Chicago-Kent alumnae/i e-mail account by accessing the IIT web portal at http://my.iit.edu/ .† Your username and password are as follows:

Username: [IIT UID]

Password: MMDDxxxx
[ Month and day of your birth date + last four digits of your campus wide ID (CWID) ]
If you were born on April 9 and your CWID is 12345678, your password would be: 04095678 .

Your IIT UID and CWID values can be found on the welcome page you see after logging in to Chicago-Kentís Web for Students system via http://webmail.kentlaw.edu/ .

Once you have logged into the my.iit.edu portal, simply click on the red envelope icon for e-mail at the top of the page. Instructions for how to transfer messages from your Chicago-Kent account to your alumni account as well how to setup mail forwarding appear below.† A frequently asked questions list along with a complete illustrated tutorial of the e-mail system used by the Chicago-Kent alumni e-mail accounts may be found at: http://ots.iit.edu/newemail/index.html

Keep in touch! The best way to keep in contact with your LL.M. and Exchange student classmates and friends is to visit the Chicago-Kent Office of Alumni Relations and join the Alumni Online Community.

 

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