An American Red Cross Blood drive will take place on campus Friday, November 10. The drive will be from 2-7 p.m. in Fribley Commons at 2315 Murray Hill Road in the South Residential Village. Call ahead to schedule an appointment at 800-GIVE-LIFE or register online at

Kelly Services is now the approved supplier for flexible staffing solutions. This year, Kelly Services filled 664 temporary assignments including the support for 37 summer interns. Of that amount 33 individuals received permanent assignments. Services include office services, engineering resources, financial resources, health care resource, scientific resources, IT resources, and law registry. For information, stop by the Kelly Services onsite office in Crawford Hall, Room 320.

Ski Conditioning at 1-2-1 Fitness Center on Saturdays begins at noon on November 4 through December 16. No class on November 25. Get in shape for the winter sports with this 90-minute, intense, six-week workout focusing on your lower body. For more info and to register e-mail or call Julie at 368-1121. Visit online at


Case acting program draws rave reviews

The Plain Dealer, November 3, 2006

This summer, six students from Case Western Reserve University's graduate acting program showcased their talent in New York City. All six were signed by major talent agencies. "It is unheard of for an entire class to get signed and especially by agencies of this quality," said Paul Fouquet, casting director at Elissa Myers Casting Agency in New York.

Case leader's so-called stress was pure invention

The Plain Dealer, November 3, 2006 (Letter to Editor)

By Gregory L. Eastwood, Case interim president

I write to express my strong concern and embarrassment about the portion of Bill Lubinger's October 23 article "Bust this stress" that had to do with me. In that article, Lubinger said that my stress mess was "Cleaning up after Ed Hundert." Although his disclaimer indicated, "Here's Cleveland's current Best Stressed List and our view on how they cope," many people have written to me or spoken to me, thinking that I was the originator of that comment about Dr. Hundert.

Rumors fly regarding CSE accreditation

The Observer online, November 3, 2006

On October 18, all Case School of Engineering (CSE) faculty, staff, and undergraduate students received an e-mail from Dean of Engineering Robert F. Savinell providing an update on the school's accreditation process. Some of this information was misconstrued and soon rumors were flying on that the school was losing accreditation, which would affect not only graduates but also future recruitment. These rumors were untrue. As Savinell stated in the e-mail, the school expects all programs to receive continued accreditation next summer.

LaTourette's voting record is focus of City Club debate

The Plain Dealer, November 3, 2006

Case Western Reserve University law professor Lewis Katz had been chasing U.S. Rep. Steven LaTourette for a full year. The Democratic challenger kept up the political pressure on LaTourette, a six-term Republican incumbent, at a Thursday debate at the City Club of Cleveland.

Under 30 set makes voting a priority

Cleveland Jewish, November 2, 2006

The CJN recently contacted several college students and 20-somethings to find out if they were voting in the November 7 election and how they prepared for making their choices. A self-described "political junkie," David Levine, a student at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, already voted via absentee ballot. For Allison Weiss, a student at Case, voting in this election means helping out her political party.

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Does 'value added' add value?

Inside Higher Ed, November 3, 2006

Listen to some critics of higher education, and you'll hear constant calls for more accountability and assessment. Colleges don't do enough to figure out whether students actually learn anything, the line goes, whether there is any "value added." Several hundred academic administrators from around the country heard a version of this from Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, when she told their meeting: "In higher education, we've invested tens of billions of taxpayer dollars over the years and basically just hoped for the best."

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The Players' Theater Group's performance of Rumors by Neil Simon opens at 8 tonight, November 3, and continues Saturday and Sunday in the Eldred Black Box Theater. Admission is $5. The play is a farce revolving around four couples who show up for a dinner party. The host is upstairs with a bullet hole in his ear from an attempted suicide, and the hostess is nowhere to be found. It will be a night of mayhem, comedy and high-society fun.

Reflecting on 100 Years of Alzheimer's: The Global Impact on Quality of Lives, a conference examining the current and future impact of Alzheimer's disease, takes place November 6 and 7, at the Crowne Plaza City Centre Hotel, 777 St. Clair Ave. The University Center on Aging and Health, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, University Hospitals Heather Hill and the Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter are hosting this international conference. Eligible participants can earn a CME and/or CEU. For details and to register online, visit, or call 368-4945 or 368-2692.

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The Alumni Travel Program and Chautauqua Institution offer alumni, faculty, and staff of Case Western Reserve University a special rate for the 2007 Summer Lecture Series at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. An approximate 15 percent discount is reflected in the early bird registration rate offered until December 1. A discount rate of approximately 10 percent will continue after December 1 and throughout the entire 2007 season at the Chautauqua Institution. Rates are applicable for selected rooms and upon availability. For more information:

The Russian Club invites students and faculty to a discussion, "Peculiarities and Differences in U.S. and Russian Cultures" led by Yulia Popova, a Fulbright teaching assistant from Cheliabinsk, Russia, along with Case students. Session will take place from 12:30-2 p.m. today, November 3, at Guilford House 323. Free and open to the public.

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Clarification: Hoops for Hope event is Sunday, November 5. Details: e-mail to or

Jacob Clemens and the Second Year Experience for the Program "Alumni Mystery Bus Tour" were recently recognized as National Program of the Month by the National Residence Hall Honorary. Refer to

Sigma Nu Fraternity will have its annual Maze Party from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday, November 4. The entire campus is invited to come and crawl through the gigantic maze that will be in the Sigma Nu House on Southside at the bottom of the hill. Donations for the Red Cross will also be accepted at the door, but are optional.

Join the Case chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) this weekend as it hosts the 2006 AMSA Midwest Regional Conference for medical and premedical students on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5. Scheduled speakers include U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich; Duncan Neuhauser, the Charles Elton Blanchard, M.D. Professor of Health Management and professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, School of Medicine; and Joseph White, political science chair and Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy. Details:

Students are invited to share their musical skills in a 24-hour Department of Music Recital, set from noon to noon on November 17 and 18. Sponsored by Case music students, the recital will feature musical selections by music and non-music majors, as well as faculty and others. Event held to highlight the Case music department and to raise money for the Community Arts and Music Program at Cuyahoga Community College that provides applied lessons for Cleveland school children. Details and additional information:

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Lisa Chiu is the new director of media relations in the Office of University Marketing and Communications. Previously, she served as assistant director of marketing and communications for the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Ginnette Boyarko received a promotion to assistant director of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women.

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Case Western Reserve University men's soccer forward Kevin Bigart and women's soccer midfielder Meredith Andrepont have been named CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District (IV) by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).