During spring break, open swim hours at Veale Center will be Monday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open swim will not be held on Tuesday and Thursday, or Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. The rock wall will not be open during spring break. Regularly scheduled hours will resume on March 20. For facility schedules and availability go to

Water aerobics and Hatha Yoga for faculty, staff and students starts the week of March 20. Classes last for six weeks. For information and sign up go to

Case's 1-2-1 Fitness Center presents Choose to Lose, an 8-Week Success Program that contains everything you need to reach your weight loss goals. For $99 (member discounts are available) 1-2-1 health professionals will provide you a health assessment, metabolic testing, one-on-one consultations and access to the center for 8 weeks. Program begins March 20. Call x1121 or e-mail for more information.


"Colleges go cyber: Tech transforms campus recruiting"

The Daily Advertiser, March 9, 2006 (USA Today story)

Case Western Reserve University is changing the way it recruits its students to respond to the high-tech preferences of today's students. The day after the Super Bowl, Case sent email messages to 108 students in the Pittsburgh area to congratulate them on the Steelers' win.

"Letters to the Editor: A Strong Commitment to the President"

The Plain Dealer, March 10, 2006

Benjamin Malbasa, a first-year law student at Case Western Reserve University, writes about his disappointment that the Case community has lost confidence in its president.

"Case trustees back Hundert and vision"

The Plain Dealer, March 10, 2006

Frank Linsalata offers his support to President Hundert and his vision: As an alumnus of Case Western Reserve University, board of trustees' chairman and businessman, I support President Edward Hundert and Provost John Anderson in their charge, which is to lead the university toward becoming a world-class learning environment and research engine.

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"Universities Forgo Millions Over Strings Attached to a Foundation's Grants"

Chronicle of Higher Education, March 10, 2006 (paid subscription required)

Learning more about the conditions attached to $2-billion in gifts from the Alfred E. Mann Foundation to establish 12 to 15 biomedical research centers, some universities are "growing uneasy" about the potential the gifts might have in controlling control patient rights as an act of philanthropy.

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A Celebration of Recovery House at Case takes place March 18 at 6 p.m. at the Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Ave. Featured speaker is Mel B, a recovering alcoholic, noted writer and lecturer. Recovery House is a sober living space for students in recovery from substance abuse problems. Established in 2004, the house is one of only three in the country. A $5 donation is suggested for the presentation portion only. For information contact Joy Willmott at x5872.

The LGBT Faculty and Staff Organization at Case invites the campus community to a lecture by visiting gay scholar Horacio N. Roque Ramirez, from the department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at University of California-Santa Barbara, on March 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the MSASS building, room 320 BC. His teaching and interdisciplinary research draws on history, ethnography, anthropology, and sociology.

Current events and other topics are discussed during the weekly Friday Public Affairs Lunch gatherings. Most talks are to meet in the Toepfer Room of Adelbert Hall from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. For a schedule of speakers or more information, go to

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President Edward M. Hundert invites you to nominate a non-faculty Case staff member for the President's Award for Staff Excellence. This annual award honors up to three staff members whose outstanding contributions to our campus culture have a transformational effect on university colleagues, students, or visitors with whom they come into contact. You may submit your nominations using the form at The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2006.

The Wellness Committee would like to identify representatives from each department on campus to act as wellness advocates. These individuals would help to champion the process by communicating events and initiative updates to their colleagues. These employees will also be a source of information and feedback. If interested, forward your name and the department you will be representing to

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) is hosting three open forums with President Edward M. Hundert, M.D., and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Hossein Sadid, to discuss the university's budget. Those attending will have an opportunity to ask questions. If staff members can't attend, they are encouraged to submit questions by March 21 to, chair of the SAC Staff Policy Committee. He will ask the questions anonymously at one of the forums, which are scheduled for March 14 from noon to 1 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium; March 15 from noon to 1 p.m. in Ford Auditorium; and March 22 from 4-5 p.m. in Ford Auditorium.

The Case Bookstore is holding a faculty order contest for fall 2006. Place your book orders by the March 15 deadline, and be entered into a drawing for a $100 Barnes & Noble giftcard. Order can be submitted via campus mail, e-mail, or fax to x5205. You may also order online through at (click on the faculty service button).

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Campus Dining Services and Bon Appetit invite the campus community to observe Passover at the Halal/Kosher Countertop adjacent to the Leutner Dining Hall. While current Hala/Kosher meal plan participants already have access to all Passover meals, other meal plan holders can upgrade their meal plans to include access to these Passover-certified meals during the holiday. Those not enrolled in a campus meal plan can choose from three different options to participate in the Kosher for Passover meals. Sign up in the Meal Plan Office, Crawford Room 12. Prepayments for all Passover meal options are required by March 31.

Representatives from Herff Jones and Balfour will take orders for college rings at the University Bookstore during the Grad Fair on March 21 and 22. In addition, each graduate will receive 10 standard university Commencement announcements when they pick up their Convocation tickets at their respective schools. To order personalized announcements, please see the Herff Jones representative during the Grad Fair or pick up an announcement order form at the bookstore. Also, diploma frames can be purchased at the bookstore before, during and after the Grad Fair. For information go to

Graduating seniors are invited to recognize a faculty or staff member who has had a significant impact on their success at Case. Seniors' Salute Reception takes place March 24, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Severance Hall's Grand Foyer. RSVP by today at

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Cameron Patthanacharoenphon has been hired as a research assistant in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

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Edith Lerner, associate professor and vice chairman of the department of nutrition, has been selected as the Dietetic Educators of Practitioners Area V Outstanding Dietetic Educator representing didactic programs. She will be honored at the 2006 meeting in Indianapolis on April 6.