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Grand Rapids Community News - Week 4 Trinity 2017


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Week 4 - Monday, May 22, 2017 to Sunday, May 28, 2017

May Events

Friday, May 19, 2017
  • Law Review Event (Lansing Campus)
    Mental Health, 1 to 4 p.m., Lansing room 911. (Sorry, not available for DE)  

  • May 2017 Graduates - Senior Grade Appeals
    3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Grade Appeals Room 416.  

Saturday, May 20, 2017
  • Practice Multistate Bar Exam (PMBE)
    8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 308.   This test is two three-hour sessions of practicing the bar exam.  Get some good feedback and practice.  Walk-ins are welcome! 
Sunday, May 21, 2017
  • Building Opens at Noon (no morning classes)     

  • WMU Cooley Law School Graduation
    1 p.m., MSU Auditorium,  542 Auditorium Rd, 
    East Lansing, MI 48824.
Monday, May 22, 2017
  • Student Bar Association General Body Meeting     
    Noon to 1 p.m., Room 523.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
  • Lexis Training     
    Noon to 1 p.m., Room 513.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  • Mock Trial Meeting     
    5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Room 524.
  • Deadline for Elective Course Survey     

Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • Grade Appeals/Blue Book Distribution    
    Noon to 6 p.m., Room 416.
Friday, May 26, 2017
  • Help Hour (for Grade Appeals, run by student magistrates)    
    11 a.m. to Noon, Room 305.
  • Grade Appeals/Blue Book Distribution    
    Noon to 6 p.m., Room 416.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
  • Grade Appeals/Blue Book Distribution    
    Noon to 2 p.m., Room 416.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
  • Building Opens at Noon    


“Dear Dawn”

I have received several emails regarding an Award Notification/Adjustments and when I look, I do not see any changes. Why am I getting these emails? 

Sincerely, Confused


Dear Confused: 

An Award Notification/Adjustments email is letting you know that the Financial Aid Dept has made some kind of change and/or Adjustment to your record.  This could also be that you “Accepted” your loan(s).  Any time your record is touched for any reason an email notification will be sent out to the student. 

Regards, Dawn  



We have four official notaries available at the Grand Rapids Campus:

   Hillary Hansen, hansenh@cooley.edu
   Jennifer Lennon, lennonj@cooley.edu
   Assistant Dean Tracey Brame, bramet@cooley.edu
   Aaron Cook, cooka@cooley.edu       

Student Organization Message:

Message from Dr. Lewis:  To move your organization forward you need to do the following:

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This Bar Preparation course was just approved for the fall term, and will not be in your elective survey. Please try to take advantage of this great offering:

Take the new two-credit "Multistate Bar Exam Prep" elective course this Fall.
  • Prepare rigorously for the Multistate Bar Exam given in all states but one.
  • Eliminate bar-exam worry and stress.  Prove your capability to yourself early.
  • Ease your commercial bar-prep course and other review.
  • Attend remotely from externship sites or in the classroom.
  • Practice 1,100 MBE-style multiple-choice questions addressing every MBE topic.
  • Watch your multiple-choice scores improve.
  • Abundant bar-prep resources.  Plenty of practice.
See Associate Dean Miller for questions about course resources and design.

Upcoming Events:

Student Organization President and Treasurer's Training (and anyone else who is new or needs a refresher).  Sign up at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1586171249768424449

Sign up for the Outreach and Emergency System Notification!
Add your text, email, and/or phone messages to the WMU Cooley notification system. 
To learn how to set your personal preferences, watch this Instructional Video:  https://youtu.be/2Eg02ulPVpU 
This video will demonstrate how you can add additional contact information, as well as how to opt-in for campus-specific notifications. If you require assistance after viewing this video, please contact the Student Tech Helpdesk:  studenttechhelp@cooley.edu or at (517) 371-5140 x3300.

For scholarship applications, deadlines, submission requirements, and more, visit the portal home page and click on Financial Aid - Scholarships. 

Student Service Office Hours

Student Services:
The 2nd floor Student Services Office is open:
Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Contact hansenh@cooley.edu to schedule an appointment for hours after 5 p.m. and weekend hours)

Registrar Reminders

The following are available on the portal under "My World": Address change - click "change my address," make changes, save; transcript - click on the link for your unofficial transcript; billing statement - real time posting.

Survey for Elective Courses 

Please complete the elective course survey sent to your cooley.edu email by rosemaj@cooley.edu on May 5 to tell us which elective classes you'd like to take during the fall term (if you are eligible, and plan to take electives during the fall term).  Deadline is Wednesday, May 24. 

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