The June 21 Case Wednesday Barbecue will feature a Middle-Eastern buffet with picnic tables, lively music, and vegetarian options. Wednesday Barbecues will be held through July 26 at the Crawford Deck between Crawford and Tomlinson Halls from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (rain site is Tomlinson Marketplace on the ground floor of Tomlinson Hall). The cost of $7.50 includes food and beverage of the day; 20 oz. bottled beverages are available for purchase for $1. CaseCharge, CaseCash, and cash accepted. Sponsored by Bon Appetit, the Office of Summer Programs, Campus Services, and the Office of Student Activities. For complete menus and information go to

Case Daily will occasionally provide tips and ideas on energy conservation from the university's Energy Advisory Committee. For more details go to Today's tip: instead of providing disposable cups around the office water cooler or coffee maker, encourage people to bring coffee mugs and re-usable water bottles from home.


"Case retains its good bond rating"

The Plain Dealer, June 20, 2006

A bond-rating company affirmed Case Western Reserve University's good rating Monday but revised its long-term rating outlook from "positive" to "stable."
Also Crain's Cleveland Business:

"AG Makes Characters for Animation, Toys"

New York Times, June 19, 2006

The purpose of intellectual property houses is to give companies in need of new creative content a convenient, legal place to buy it. American Greetings, with established relationships with thousands of businesses such as Wal-Mart and toymaker Mattel Inc., is taking a logical step, said Craig Nard, a law professor at Case Western Reserve University who specializes in intellectual property.

"Case adds board members"

Crain's Cleveland Business, June 19, 2006

Case Western Reserve University has added to its board of trustees a California biosciences venture fund director, a Home Depot executive and the co-chairman of a local law firm.

"Schools sprucing up green space to solicit new students"

Crain's Cleveland Business, June 19, 2006

Case Western Reserve University is focusing its landscaping efforts on projects that achieve a feeling of connection with University Circle.

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"Number of Students Transferring From Community Colleges to Elite Institutions Plunges"

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription), June 20, 2006

Selective four-year colleges enroll a smaller percentage of transfer students than they did 20 years ago, despite the growing number of students who start their postsecondary education at community colleges, according to a report on a national study released on Monday by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

"Graduated Interest
Act Fast to Lock In College Loan Rates, Set to Rise on July 1"

Washington Post, June 18, 2006

College costs keep spiraling upward, and now the cost of borrowing to pay for higher education is about to spike, too.

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The 2006 Brody Institute on Parent-Child Relations takes place June 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, room 323. Grace Christ of Columbia University's School of Social Work will discuss "Developmental Patterns of Children's Responses to Parental Illness and Loss". RSVP to, or at 368-2284.  

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The Corporate AMEX program will be terminated on June 30. The university is preparing to roll-out a new program which will allow employees to use a personal liability VISA card in place of the current card. Details for application and usage are forthcoming in the next several weeks.

The Controller's Office has mailed out a schedule of cutoff dates and instructions for the year-end closing process. A copy of this document also can be found on the Controller's Office Web page at

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This section will only be updated occasionally during the summer. For general university information please visit the "Campus News" section.

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James Bindas recently joined the university community as a manager with the pulmonary and critical care department.

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Jim Nauer, systems engineer, has been involved in six major beta tests during his 15 years with the university. He discusses the technology in the internationally syndicated NetworkWorld at