Reconnect as a Community Outside the Office at University Faculty, Staff Gala

Throw on a tux or leave it at home. No need for a Donna Karan gown, unless it's gathering dust. Business or after-five attire -- or in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, something stunningly green -- is A-list for the Faculty-Staff Scholarship Gala on Saturday, March 17 in Thwing Center ballroom. Whatever the getup, come out to meet, mix and reconnect with colleagues from across campus in a festive setting from 8 p.m. to midnight. Live music by the Echoes plus dessert buffet and cash bar. Single staff tickets are $10 and $15 per couple; single faculty tickets are $20 and $30 per couple. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Cleveland Scholarship Program and the university's Staff Educational Enhancement Fund. The gala is sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Staff Advisory Council and Women's Faculty Club, among others. Please register if you plan to attend. Unable to attend? Make a donation.

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Campus News

Thursday, March 29 is the annual Women’s Health and Fitness Fair to be held at Veale  Center. Hi-Tech Health, Inc. will provide two important preventative health tests from 9 a.m. to noon for women students, staff and faculty. Sign up by Tuesday, February 27 to receive cholesterol testing and bone density testing free or at a reduced cost. Send e-mail to or call 216.368.0985 to register or for more details.

1-2-1 Fitness Center will have a six-week prenatal yoga class open to women in all trimesters of pregnancy. Class meets Sundays beginning February 25. Call 368-1121 or e-mail to to register and for more information.

The Skin Study Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center is looking for qualified patients to participate in a research study about the cause of psoriasis. Call 216-844-7834 for details.

For Faculty & Staff

Present a workshop, host an event or plan a forum for the Spring SatCo set for Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15. Program proposals are due March 1. Visit for details.

The women faculty of the School of Medicine presents Susan Hinze, associate professor of sociology and faculty member of the Women's Studies Program, who will talk on "Glass Ceilings, Sticky Floors and Maternal Walls: Navigating Medicine, Gender and the Life Course." Session will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, February 23 in the Wolstein Building, Room 1403.

For Students

Register this week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Nord Hall for Phi Mu Fraternity's first Hoopapaluza, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to benefit Rainbows Babies & Children's Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network. Tipoff is at 1 p.m. March 4 in Adelbert gym. Send e-mail to Magda Marcel at for details.

Volunteer with the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning with its Alternative Spring Break to assist with Katrina Relief IV. Trip takes place March 10-17. Apply by Monday, February 26 in the center's office in Thwing Center. Details:


The Academic Integrity Board will kickoff Integrity Week festivities on Monday, February 26, with a signing of the integrity banner at 10 a.m. in Nord Hall atrium. For a list of activities and other details about the board, refer to Programs are free and open to all.

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February 22, 2007

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Case in the News

Wealthiest colleges get a lot wealthier

The Columbus Dispatch, Feb. 22, 2007
Story reports on how alumni and foundations helped make 2006 a "record fundraising year," especially for colleges and universities already deemed wealthy. Of 100 institutions ranked nationally by contributions, Case Western Reserve University ranked 80th, with $66.1 million.

IBM-er wins tech's version of Nobel, but few women keep her company

USA Today, Feb. 21, 2007
Today, IBM's Fran Allen becomes the first woman to win the most prestigious prize in computing, the A.M. Turing Award. And tomorrow? Well, Thursday is officially Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. Case Western Reserve University has 201 women among its 1,908 engineering students. That percentage is typical anywhere.


University provides low-calorie cafe to students, Feb. 21, 2007
Profile on the University of North Texas, which has begun to offer students healthier food options with the recent introduction of a campus-based cafeteria called Mean Greens. The café represents a newer trend among colleges and universities to offer students less processed, lower sodium and more organic food products.

Colleges contemplating overseas programs are advised to expect risks and challenges

Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 22, 2007 (subscription required)
American college officials have more chances than ever to expand their campuses abroad. Countries like China, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and others are eager to help colleges move in, and they are often willing to pay for it.

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