CAMPUS NEWS

The university's community partner, Dress for Success Cleveland, is hosting a handbag drive to help women in the community prepare for the future. New and gently used handbags are needed. The drive continues through September 7. Drop off your donations to Dress for Success Cleveland, 2239 E. 55th St., or call Angela at 216-391-2301 to make an appointment.

The annual Thwing Plant and Poster Sale gets under way on Monday, August 28. Buy plants or posters for your office in Thwing Center through Friday, September 1. All plants range from $3 to $15. Departments can use P-cards or the journal system for payment. For more information, refer to http://thwing.case.edu.

CASE IN THE NEWS

Case's nursing school gets $550,000 grant

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 24, 2006
http://www.crainscleveland.com/apps/pbcs.dll
/article?AID=/20060824/FREE/60824006/1007&Profile=1007

The nursing school at Case Western Reserve University has received a $550,000 endowment for scholarships and financial aid. The grant was awarded to the school by HSBC Bank USA, which is the trustee of the Helene Fuld Health Trust in New York. The grant will establish the Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship Fund for Baccalaureate Nursing Students.

Exclusion of evolutionary-biology majors from grant-eligibility list was inadvertent, department says

The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 25, 2006 (subscription required)
http://chronicle.com/cgi-bin/printable.cgi?
article=http://chronicle.com/daily/2006/08/2006082501n.htm

The omission of evolutionary biology from a group of science majors eligible for a new federal grant program was an oversight, the U.S. Department of Education said on Thursday, and it will take immediate steps to correct the matter. A number of people including Lawrence M. Krauss, a physics professor at Case Western Reserve University and an outspoken defender of the evolutionary sciences, wrote letters to the department about the omission.

Keep your teeth and bones strong

Ivanhoe Broadcasting, reported August 16, 2006
http://search.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=14298&channelid=CHAN-100014

Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. Fixing the problem may require painful dental surgery. Now, a new study shows risedronate, a drug that helps prevent bone loss, could also help your teeth. "The effect of periodontal disease is if the bony socket that holds your tooth in place gets eaten up by the disease, so your teeth are basically surrounded by no bone. They get loose and wiggly, and they fall out," Leena Palomo, D.D.S., an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, tells Ivanhoe.

College Hangouts 101

The Plain Dealer, August 25, 2006
http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/friday/1156509003141080.xml?yente&coll=2

The laid-back atmosphere that settles over college campuses during the summer months is about to become a lot less calm with the arrival of thousands of new and returning students. And when those students hit the campuses, chances are one of the first things they'll wonder is: "Where should I eat?" Close to Case Western Reserve University and John Carroll University, on a recent Saturday, even before classes have resumed, things were hopping at the intersection of Coventry Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard in Cleveland Heights, a favorite destination of East Side students.

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HIGHER ED NEWS

Colleges hit by Katrina will share $80-million in federal grants and foreign contributions

The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 25, 2006 (subscription required)
http://chronicle.com/daily/2006/08/2006082503n.htm

Cash-strapped colleges and universities along the Gulf Coast will share $30-million in hurricane-relief donations from foreign countries, and are eligible to apply for $50-million in additional federal grants, the U.S. secretary of education, Margaret Spellings, announced on Thursday during a round-table meeting with university presidents in New Orleans. The infusions of money were welcomed by colleges that have been struggling to maintain their enrollments and pay for repairs while they wait for reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and battle their insurers in court.

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EVENTS

Dean May L. Wykle and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing cordially invites the campus community to a celebration honoring nursing alumna Rebecca M. Patton (NUR '98) of Lakewood. The event begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, in the first floor lounge of the Bolton School. If attending, RSVP by e-mail to Kathleen Hanning, kmh28@case.edu, or call 216-368-2541.

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FOR FACULTY AND STAFF

Human Resources is sponsoring "Smart Debt: It's your Credit," a Financial Wellness Seminar set for noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, August 31, in the Sages Seminar Room in Crawford Hall. To register, send e-mail to Fatima Karriem at fxk15@case.edu. For the complete list of seminars, refer to http://www.case.edu/finadmin/humres/pdf/Financial.Wellness.Seminars.pdf.

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FOR STUDENTS

Case's 1-2-1 Fitness Center is offering a Welcome Back Students sign-up special. Bring in this Case Daily announcement anytime from August 25 to 31 and receive 10 percent off the one-time initiation fee. Case Daily must be presented. Contact 1-2-1 at onetoone@case.edu or 368-1121.

The Welcome Days event for Friday, August 25, will feature comedian Josh Wade, who will perform at 8 p.m. in the Freiberger Field Tent. RHA Casino Night will begin at 9 p.m. in Thwing Center. On Saturday, an all-campus concert will take place from 8-11 p.m. at the North Residential Village. All events are free. For a complete schedule of activities, some of which occur during the day, refer to http://studentaffairs.case.edu/orientation/welcome/schedule.htm.

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PERSONNEL

Tim Hays has joined the university community's advancement services as an analyst/programmer.

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ACCOLADES

More than 150 student athletes from football, volleyball, cross-country, women's soccer, women's basketball and swimming and diving teams helped with the new student move-in this week, welcoming incoming first-year students to Case. Emily Donovan, assistant athletic director and head women's soccer coach, coordinated the Spartans' efforts.