CAMPUS NEWS

Today, August 21, is the last day to register for the Work Study Job Fair coordinated by the Office of Student Employment. Campus departments that either currently hire or are looking to hire student employees are encouraged to participate. The job fair gives you the opportunity to meet and even hire on-the-spot students who are eligible for work study. The fair will take place September 8 in Thwing Center ballroom. Call 368-4533 for details and to receive a registration form.

Case will team with U.S. Bank to be its campus bankcard partner. U.S. Bank will provide the technology for the banking functionality of the school's multi-use identification card, called the CaseOneCard. U.S. Bank will also install an ATM in Nord Hall later in August.

IN MEMORIAM

A memorial service for Harvey Dworken will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, August 25, in Amasa Stone Chapel. He graduated from the Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1944, where he became an assistant professor in 1952 and later a full professor. In 1966, he joined the staff of the Department of Medicine at University Hospitals. He retired in 1990. Call Barbara Nicol at 368-5515 or Karen Cohen at 368-3636 for additional information.

Hiroshi Ogawa, who earned his M.B.A. in 2001 from the Weatherhead School of Management, recently died. In an e-mail sent to the Weatherhead community, his executive action team member classmates said they would provide additional details as they become available.

CASE IN THE NEWS

A little closer to the goal line

The Plain Dealer, August 21, 2006 (editorial)
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?
/base/opinion/1156149240324170.xml?oxedi&coll=2

Ohio State University won't grace magazine covers based on its most recent academic rankings, but officials in Columbus are jubilant nonetheless. "We're No. 19," is hardly the kind of chant likely to inspire the Buckeyes' football faithful, but OSU administrators consider that place among the nation's public universities a huge win after four years of hovering closer to the end of the Top 25 list. The U.S. News & World Report rankings brought good news to a few other Ohio campuses, too. Among all U.S. universities, public and private, Case Western Reserve University remains the state's highest-ranked, but at 38, slipped a notch from last year.

Cleveland Clinic selects Nissen as heart chief

The Repository, August 20, 2006
http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?ID=303047&Category=13

The interim chair of the Cleveland Clinic’s distinguished cardiology program now holds the job permanently. Dr. Steven Nissen has been chosen by a search committee to succeed Dr. Eric Topol, who left the clinic in February to become a genetics professor at nearby Case Western Reserve University.

Pro/Con: Should Congress link minimum wage to congressional pay raises?

By Andrew P. Morriss, Galen J. Roush Professor of Business Law and Regulation, Case School of Law
Special to The Desert Sun, August 19, 2006 (op-ed)
http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll
/article?AID=/20060819/OPINION/608190318/1004

It's an election year -- time for politicians to demand minimum-wage increases. Sure enough, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has a proposal to raise the minimum wage whenever Congress gives itself a raise. While a clever political gimmick with the bonus of minimum wage workers suddenly rooting for those unpopular congressional pay raises, Clinton's proposal is ultimately just another example of how the poor pay the costs of politicians' economic ignorance. Calls to raise the minimum wage are a cruel hoax for three reasons.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

Blackboard: Bully or misunderstood?

Inside Higher Ed, August 18, 2006
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2006/08/18/patent

Al Gore has yet to live down reports that he claimed to have invented the Internet. Now Blackboard is facing criticism from those who say the giant of the course management industry claims to have invented chat rooms. (If you are wondering, Blackboard says it never made such a claim.) On Thursday, leading advocates for open source systems of course management announced that they were linking up with the Software Freedom Law Center to try to prepare legal and other defenses for attacks they fear will be coming from Blackboard.

Security Gap at TIAA-CREF Was Huge, Critics Say

The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 11, 2006 edition (paid subscription required)
http://chronicle.com/weekly/v52/i49/49a00101.htm

Sonia Radencovich did not raise any particular interest at TIAA-CREF when she began a temporary job at the giant pension company in September 2004 to help upgrade software that counselors there use to advise clients. But two months later, company officials discovered that she was really a convict named Sonia Howe. She had just been sentenced to four years in prison for helping her lover, Martin Frankel, loot insurance companies of more than $202-million in a fraud scheme. Her sentencing, in U.S. District Court in New Haven, had taken place just 11 days before she started her job as a consultant at the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund, and she had three months of freedom, on bail, before her prison term began.

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EVENTS

The Zeta Psi fraternity's fourth annual ZeteKidz golf outing -- all proceeds benefit Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital -- is scheduled for September 24 at the Springvale Golf Club, North Olmstead, Ohio. A registration fee of $220 per four-man team includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, and free lunch. All participants will receive a complementary discount package containing coupons to various local businesses and a free sleeve of balls. Prizes and gift certificates will be awarded to the top teams, hole in ones, and winners of the other side games. If interested in participating, send e-mail to ZeteKidz@gmail.com.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

Case will conduct a series of open forums to give faculty, staff, students and alumni the opportunity to share their input and recommendations regarding the university's search for a new president. The faculty forums will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, August 24, and from 8-10 a.m. Friday, August 25, both in Strosacker Auditorium. For more details, refer to http://www.case.edu/president/search/commun/forums.html.

The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is sponsoring the workshop "Getting off to a Good Start -- the First Day of Class" on Tuesday, August 22, in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided. RSVP by e-mail to ucite@case.edu, or register at http://www.case.edu/provost/UCITE/ and click on "Events."

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FOR STUDENTS

The Upward Bound and Talent Search programs need upper-class students and graduate students to tutor in their tutorial program on campus. Tutoring is from 2:30-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and some Saturdays. Subject areas include biology, English, writing, ACT/SAT prep, social studies, chemistry, reading and all subjects in math. Tutors must have a strong interest in working with high school students. To apply, stop by Yost Hall, Room 131 to complete an application.

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PERSONNEL

Kimberly Orndorff recently joined the campus community as a professional services manager in the student services department.

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ACCOLADES

Beth McGee, an associate professor in the Department of Theater and Dance, was voted president-elect of the Voice and Speech Trainer's Association (VASTA) by its governing board. VASTA is an international organization of professional voice and speech teachers with a membership of more than 500. McGee will serve as president-elect until 2008, when she will take on the responsibilities as president.