Student Organizations:
News & announcements for the week of
August 31, 1998

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Thanks to all who attended the Annual SBA Picnic on Saturday, August 22, in Grant Park. Congratulations to the faculty softball team which was victorious over the SBA Team!! I would like to extend a special thanks to Nick Scarpelli and Andy Stein for organizing that event. The first SBA Board of Governors meeting of the academic year took place on Thursday, August 27. I will include important minutes of that meeting in next week's SBA Record announcement.

Dean Sowle's Advisory Council will be meeting in several weeks. If you have any general concerns about the quality of student life, or any particular problems that you have encountered that you would like to see resolved, please contact your class representative, or Elayna Pham (EPHAM) ASAP.

Lastly, check next week's Record for an update on the September Social. We are finalizing the location and date and we'll get that information to you as soon as it is made available to us! I hope that your first week went well and as always, do not hesitate to e-mail me with any questions or concerns (EPHAM).

Elayna Pham
SBA President

1998 Fall SBA Elections
This is a reminder that the SBA Informational meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 1, 1998, at 4:00pm, in room 270. Please plan to attend if you would like to find out more about what positions are available on the Board of Governors as well as learn about the rules that will govern the election.

SBA Social Committee:
If you are interested in helping plan the monthly SBA Socials, please contact Brent Gustafson (BGUSTAFS) as soon as possible.

1998 Barrister Ball Committee:
If you would like to assist with or chair the Barrister Ball Committee, responsible for planning the 1999 Chicago-Kent Barrister Ball, please e-mail Paul Miller (PMILLER) as soon as possible.

If you are not an elected SBA Governor and would like to participate on any of the ten Standing Committees listed below, please e-mail Elayna Pham (EPHAM) as soon as possible:

  Finance Committee
  Constitution and By-Laws Committee
  Board of Inquiry
  Curriculum Committee
  American Bar Association, Law Student Division Committee
  Election Committee
  Chicago-Kent/IIT Relations Committee
  Social Committee
  Speakers Program Committee
  Law Day Committee
  Barrister Ball Committee


Welcome back everyone!

First Meeting: Amnesty International will be holding its introductory meeting on Monday, August 31, at 5 pm in room C76. Everyone is welcome to attend!

What is Amnesty International: Amnesty International is a worldwide organization with over 1 million members. AI works on behalf of thousands of victims of human rights abuses every year. AI provides law students with great opportunities to get involved with the international legal community and to keep up with developments in international humanitarian and legal affairs.

Why Get Involved: 1998 marks the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) so this a great year to get involved in International Human Rights. Amnesty International is organizing a National Lawyers Meeting that will take place on November 7 at Chicago-Kent and which is attracting lawyers from all over the US. The Chicago-Kent AI group wants to put together an "Organizing Committee" for the Lawyers Meeting. If you are interested in helping to organize the AI Lawyers Meeting please attend the meeting or/and e-mail Sita Balthazar-Thomas at SBALTHAZ.


The Commentator is Chicago-Kentís monthly student newspaper. We are looking for writers and editors. For all who are interested, please e-mail Ivy Israel (IISRAEL). Any articles for the September issue must be submitted on disk by Wednesday, September 23, either in The Commentator mailbox or to The Commentator office in C86. Long live paper media!


General meeting Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 12 - 1 pm.
Happy Hour at Philosophers Thursday, Sept.3 from 6:30 - ?
Succah Talk - Wednesday, Oct. 7, sponsored by the JUF.


There will be a general body meeting on Tuesday, September 1, 1998 at 12:00 pm in room 180. Agenda items will include introductions, welcome to 1L's and plans for the semester. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please e-mail SCHOWHAN.



Free drinks! Afrodesiacs will be on stage that night...
Date: Wednesday, September 2
Time: 7-10 pm
Place: Banana Joe's (312)337-3486
          940 W. Weed St.
Cost: Free for 1Ls!

1L Survival Tips
Come ask questions and listen to students who have made Law Review and find out how they did it.

Date: Wednesday, September 2
Time: 5 pm
Place: C20
Date: Thursday, September 3
Time: 11 am
Place: 590

Don't forget to bring your completed applications with the $80 initiation fee to any of these events or drop it off at the PAD office (C78)...initiation is coming up on September 25.


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