What is the Record?
The Record is Chicago-Kent's weekly, online newsletter for posting notices,
communicating news and announcing events within the law school community.
Chicago-Kent's Office of Public Affairs produces the main Record headline page,
which contains links to individual announcement pages that are posted online and maintained
by the sponsoring administrative department, academic unit or student organization.
All Chicago-Kent departments, academic units, institutes, centers
and organizations are responsible
for maintaining their own Record
announcement pages. The Office of
Public Affairs posts announcements
for faculty members as well as for
other IIT units or affiliates from
time to time. Outside organizations
or groups that wish to post announcements
in the Record must do so through
a sponsoring law school department,
unit, institute, center or organization.
The Record does not sell or
provide advertising space.
View current Record headlines
The Record is produced weekly during the academic year and biweekly during the summer term,
except during extended holiday break periods. Check this page for the specifics of a given
term's schedule. Headline and announcement pages are available online late Friday afternoon
for the following Monday's issue. In addition, the Record headline page is sent by email in
HTML format to all Chicago-Kent students, faculty and staff each Monday morning during
Summer 2016 publication schedule
The entire summer publication schedule and deadlines are as follows:
||Deadline for Submitting Headlines
|May 23 & 30
||Thursday, May 19
|June 6 & 13
||Thursday, June 2
|June 20 & 27
||Thursday, June 16
|July 4 & 11*
||Thursday, June 30
|July 18 & 25
||Thursday, July 14
|August 1 & 8
||Thursday, July 28
*Please note that the July 4 & 11 issue will be sent on Tuesday, July 5. As usual, headlines are due at noon on the previous Thursday.
Orientation Week begins August 15, 2016, marking a return to the regular, weekly publication schedule for the academic year.
Headlines must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on Thursday for the following Monday's issue. The main headline page is posted
online by the Office of Public Affairs at noon on Friday, and all individual announcement pages
should be posted by the sponsoring department, unit or organization by that time as well so that headlines will always match the content of individual announcement pages. In addition, a program that archives all Record pages runs automatically on the Web server every weekend; if any page is uploaded after Friday, it WILL NOT be archived.
Effective Record headlines are concise yet descriptive and are worded in a manner that engages the
interested reader to click on the link to the page containing the full announcement. Headlines
announcing an event should not list all the details of the event - that is the function of
the sponsoring department, unit or organization's announcement page. The Office of Public
Affairs will edit headlines that comprise an entire announcement.
Some effective headline examples
Announcing an upcoming event:
Institute for Science, Law and Technology
April 5: Conference on "The Technology of Humanity" to address how technology may contribute to the quality of life.
Announcing an upcoming deadline:
February 8: Deadline for pass/fail elections.
Announcing new information:
Please note Career Services Office holiday closures.
Registrar's Office hours extended.
Student Bar Association
SBA election results are in.
Headline capitalization style:
Follow the style for regular sentences: Capitalize the first word and all proper nouns. Capitalize events or programs only when the proper name is used, not in generic references. Record headlines end with a period.
Examples of capitalization styles
- October 6: Fall Conference on Land Mine Action with Anthony Lake. (capitalization of proper title)
- October 6: Land mine event with Anthony Lake. (generic description)
1. Set up an account to upload files to the Web server
The person(s) responsible for maintaining a Record
announcement page for a department, unit, center, institute
or student organization must first obtain an account from
the Center for Law and Computers (CLC) for access to the
Web server. Fill out the online
registration form, which will be forwarded to the UNIX
administrator, Larry Adamiec (email@example.com,
extension 6-5301), who will setup the account and server
2. Obtain and learn how to use a template for creating Record announcement pages
Please use the customizable
template page to create your first Record announcement page incorporating the Record design and navigation. Check with the CLC's Help Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org,
extension 6-5300, room 540, if you have questions about posting Record announcements.
Departments, academic units, centers and institutes
Check with Jackie Seaberg in the Office of Public Affairs
(email@example.com, extension 6-5257, room 652) for information about how to create
and publish Record pages using Dreamweaver.
Submit your announcement directly to the Record editor at
The Office of Public Affairs will post the announcement for you.
3. Submit your headlines by noon on Thursdays
Send your concise headlines by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on Thursdays. Headlines submitted late may
not be included.
4. Upload your Record announcement pages by noon on Fridays
Upload/publish/transfer your Record announcement page to your directory
on the Web server by noon on Fridays so that your new headlines will
correspond to your new announcements.
Keep in mind that a program that archives all Record pages runs automatically on the Web server every weekend; if any page is uploaded after Friday, it WILL NOT be archived.
** A note about viewing the Record:
The Record is best viewed with the latest version of major browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. The red arrow that indicates
a new or updated headline on the main Record page may not be visible in older browsers,
in which case an unfilled bullet character may be seen in its place. You can find links for
updating your Web browser on Chicago-Kent's Web Support page.
Email email@example.com with any questions
you may have about Record procedures.