Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2006 is just ahead. The campus community is invited to attend a public lecture with the Honorable Hazel R. O'Leary, president of Fisk University in Nashville, and former Secretary of Energy during the Clinton administration. Her talk, "Damned if We Don't: America's Imminent Need for Leadership and Service," will be at 1 p.m. Friday, October 13 in Amasa Stone Chapel. Talk will be preceded by a performance by the Cleveland Heights High School Gospel Choir at 12:30 p.m.

Come to the first Gospelfest Brunch and Concert Celebration featuring national gospel recording artist and alumna Kelly Chapman, and hosted by alumna and Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, as part of the Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2006. Brunch begins at 11 a.m., concert begins at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, October 15 at John Hay High School, 2075 East 107th St. Other performances by the Cleveland School of the Arts, Prayer Warriors, Obie Shelton, New Community Bible Fellowship, among others. If interested in attending the lecture or Gospelfest, RSVP via e-mail to, or via phone at 368-3909. For complete details on other Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2006 events, refer to


Why common feelings boil to deadly action

The Plain Dealer, October 7, 2006

The guilt, self-hatred and anger at God that Charles Carl Roberts IV expressed in notes, as extreme as they are, seem to go hand-in-glove with his murderous behavior last week. But therapists, scholars and religious counselors say many people quietly harbor the same kinds of feelings -- if not with such intensity. "We all probably have these feelings from time to time," said Stephen Post, bioethics professor at Case Western Reserve University, a religion and ethics scholar and director of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love.

This kid no joke at Case

The Plain Dealer, October 6, 2006

The Case Western Reserve University men's cross-country team knows how to kid around. Sophomore Dominic Smith hit the ripe old age of 17 on September 26. That meant the now-veteran runner from New Richmond, Ohio, near Cincinnati was 15 when he started college a year ago. That was not much of a problem. After all, he was 11 as a high school freshman.

Name change task force unnecessary for improvement

The Observer, October 6, 2006

Just when Case managed to step out of the national spotlight for a fraction of a second, the university re-enters center stage again after the announcement from Interim President Gregory Eastwood that a task force will be brought in to re-examine the use of the brand-name, "Case." Eastwood informed the Case community of the plan last week, indicating that the task force will present an initial report to the board of trustees in October and make recommendations later in December.

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Holding off the application push

Inside Higher Ed, October 9, 2006

How early is too early? College and high school officials at the annual meeting of the National Association for College Admission Counseling tried to answer that question Saturday. They voted to bar member colleges from admitting students to college prior to September 15 of the students' senior years in high school, and to bar institutions from setting application deadlines prior to October 15 of the senior year.

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The Latino Medical Student Association invites the campus community to "Nuestra Comida Criolla" today, October 9, beginning at 1 p.m. in the School of Medicine's fourth-floor student lounge. The organization will sell $5 plates of Latino food and share cultural celebrations in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Join Case alumni for the House of Blues Celebration during Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2006. Festivities take place beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, October 13 at the House of Blues, 308 Euclid Avenue. Free to Case Western Reserve University faculty, staff, students, and alumni; $10 for the Greater Cleveland community. Details:

A discussion, "Women's Rights, Women's Lives: How Our Roles and Responsibilities Have Changed Over Time," takes place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on October 10 in the Spartan Room, Thwing Center. The talk is a casual discussion featuring students and staff from various parts of campus. Staff members will answer student questions about how feminism or their feminist identities have shaped their lives and decisions, both personally and professionally. Cosponsored by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women's Staff Task Force, the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, and the Department of Human Resources.

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For a list of vendors participating in the Employee Discount Program, go to the human resources Web site at Vendors offer discounts on car repairs, dining, entertainment and more.

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A big weekend is ahead for students and the campus community: Homecoming Weekend 2006. Make time to attend these and other events: a Powder Puff Football game brings junior and senior women together to compete on the field, 8 p.m. Thursday, October 12, the Village at 115 Athletic Stadium; Spirit Banner Contest, 12:30-2 p.m. (Community Hour) Friday, October 13, Thwing Center atrium; and a Soccer Double Header v. Washington University, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 13, the Village at 115 Athletic Stadium. For more activities, go to

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Malcolm Allen has joined the university community as a data manager with the Weatherhead School of Management Student Services, not Undergraduate Admission as earlier noted.

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Congratulations to Joe Gutowski, assistant director of Student Activities and Leadership, for his recent publication, "Cocurricular Transcripts: Documenting Holistic Higher Education." His article appeared in the September issue of The Bulletin, publication of the Association of College Unions International.