The Office of Student Activities and Leadership and Thwing Center are sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 18 in Thwing Ballroom. Potential donors can register online at, or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).

Copies of the current issue of the University Circle Family Fun Guide are available at the Office of Marketing and Communications, 14 Adelbert Hall. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Moving on (Higher Learning Column)

The Plain Dealer, July 15, 2006

Robert Savinell, engineering school dean at Case Western Reserve University, is stepping down at the end of the year. Savinell has spent the last five years leading the school. He will remain on campus during spring 2007 to help the school make the transition to a new dean. He then will go on sabbatical during the 2007-08 academic year and return as a full-time faculty member for the fall 2008 semester.

Ohioans live, learn, leave state

Akron Beacon Journal, July 16, 2006

In the last five years, Ohio's population grew less than 1 percent. Each year, 31,000 more moved out of the state than moved in. Experts argue that Ohio's economic woes stem from its failure to invest in higher education. In 2006, not a single Ohio school, public or private, ranked in the top 25 of the nation's large universities. Ohio doesn't enter the rankings for top 120 national universities until Case Western Reserve University makes the list at 37th. A public institution doesn't appear until Ohio State at 60th.

Global warming could fry Ohio wine industry

The Plain Dealer, July 14, 2006

A higher number of scorchingly hot summer days caused by global warming could squash Ohio's $75 million wine industry before the end of this century, researchers say. Philip Taylor, a Case Western Reserve University expert on climate change and energy, said that the study's predictions are not unrealistic and that extremely high carbon levels -- the greenhouse effect -- will probably affect many aspects of life, including agriculture.

Spartans introduce redesigned logo

The Plain Dealer, July 13, 2006

Case Western Reserve University's sports teams will begin the 2006-07 school year with a new logo -- and this one looks nothing like Michigan State's. Case unveiled the new logo -- created by Christopher Price in the school's creative services department -- on Wednesday. It replaces a helmet design often compared to MSU's, which the Cleveland school adopted in the late 1960s after Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University merged.

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Fallout in the Middle East

Inside Higher Ed, July 17, 2006

For colleges in Lebanon and Israel, recent years have been remarkably encouraging. As the violence of civil war in Lebanon and the Intifada in Israel subsided, normalcy had returned, and with it came more American students and professors. The expanding war between Israel and Hezbollah during the last week -- both in Lebanon and in Israel -- has shocked educators. To date, there are no reports of casualties on the campuses in the region, but programs are being adjusted, students are trying to leave, and fear has returned.

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Outdoor summer yoga at Case continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 25, noon to 1 p.m. on the Case quad behind Adelbert Hall (rain site: Amasa Stone Chapel). The classes will be led by Marcia Camino, a certified and registered adult and children's yoga teacher. Classes are open to the entire Case community. There is no charge or registration required, and participants can join at any time. For more details go to

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The Department of Facilities Services has eight vehicles that will be offered for sale through sealed bid. Please visit for information on the vehicles, viewing date and location, and bid due date.

The Weight Watchers at Work program will have a registration meeting at 11:30 a.m. in the Thwing Center Spartan Room on July 19. The group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. beginning July 26. Participants receive 13 sessions for the price of 12. A fee of $144 is due by cash, check or charge at the July 19 registration meeting. Call 368-3924 or e-mail to learn more.

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The Office of Student Activities & Leadership and the Office of Greek Life are seeking session facilitators from the Case and Cleveland community for the Fall Leadership Conference on September 16. To find out more information, go to If you have questions, contact, graduate assistant for leadership. All session ideas should be sent by August 1.

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J.T. Neuffer recently joined the Weatherhead School of Management as the external relations manager in the Student Services Department.

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Charles Rozek, dean of the School of Graduate Studies, recently gave a presentation at the summer meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools entitled "Entrepreneurship at the Contemporary American University," where he highlighted the university's various graduate programs in entrepreneurship.