Freedman Center Blog
Training and Operations Manager
The Freedman Center welcomes Jennine Vlach as the new Training and Operations Manager. Jennine is an experienced educator, supervisor, and experienced in academic library environments.
Jennine joins the Freedman Center having come from Baldwin-Wallace College where she served as an Assistant Librarian and as a Visual Resource Curator responsible for the development and maintenance of academic resources. In addition, Jennine was responsible for the training and supervision of student staff. Prior to her work with Baldwin Wallace, she also worked as a K-12 educator in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
Jennine earned her Bachelor’s degree at Kent State University, her teaching licensure at Cleveland State University, and is currently completing a Masters in Education from Baldwin-Wallace College. She is thrilled to be a part of the Freedman Center, where she works closely with student Staff Assistants and Freedman Center patrons, by ensuring excellent training, upholding customer service policies, and satisfaction with the Freedman Center.
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Tina Oestreich added to Freedman Center staff
As of September 10, 2007, Tina Oestreich will follow Justin Locsei as the Language Learning Manager for the Freedman Center, a partnership between the Kelvin Smith Library and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Tina brings a wealth of experience to this important position, including a Doctorate in Germanic Studies from the University of Texas at Austin as well as a minor in Instructional Technology.
Tina's expertise, experience, and enthusiasm for lanauage learning is a valuable asset to the Freedman Center!
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Justin Locsei steps down as Language Learning Manager
Justin Locsei, Manager of Language Learning Services at the Freedman Center, will be stepping down as of August 31st, 2007.
Justin has accepted a position teaching English to high school children in Clermont-Ferrand, (Auvergne region, South-Central France).
The Freedman Center sincerely thanks Justin for his contribution to the Freedman Center, the Kelvin Smith Library, and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Case, and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors.
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Jared Bendis added to Freedman Center staff
As of December 1, 2006, Jared Bendis, Creative Director of New Media at Case Western Reserve University, has accepted a fulltime position in the Freedman Center, a partnership between the Kelvin Smith Library and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Jared is both Creative Director of New Media for the Freedman Center and the Virtual Reality Specialist at the Cleveland Museum of Art. In both capacities Jared weaves together cutting edge technologies with proven and innovative pedagogical strategies to create rich educational experiences.
As a specialist in photography, virtual reality, and computer graphics, Jared instructs courses and workshops in digital media, Director, and Flash, manages the creative and technical aspects of immersive virtual reality, 3D experiences and PDA projects, authors training materials and articles for the popular press, and presents on the use of technology in instruction.
Jared's vision and expertise is a welcome addition to the Freedman Center.
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