Scholarship Gala Benefits Worthy Causes

Picture of formal eventIf an issue or cause needs financial backing, there is usually an event to go along with it. Whether it's to support wildlife preservation or leukemia research, people will rally around a worthy cause. Case Western Reserve University faculty and staff can support not one, but two good causes by attending the first Faculty Staff Scholarship Gala on Saturday, March 17 in Thwing Center ballroom.

The party steps off at 8 p.m. and will feature live music by the Echoes plus a dessert buffet and cash bar. Semiformal/black tie optional attire is suggested, though in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, a chic yet green suit or dress is appropriate. Single staff tickets are $10 and $15 per couple; single faculty tickets are $20 and $30 per couple. Advance registration is required.

Attendees can look good and feel good knowing that proceeds from their ticket purchases and/or donations will support the Case Cleveland Scholarship Program (CSP). In partnership with the university, CSP will provide scholarships to as many as 60 Cleveland-area high school students who attend Case Western Reserve. Proceeds also will support the Staff Educational Enhancement Fund, which helps staff who want to continue their education and career development using funds not covered by tuition reimbursement. These dollars are earmarked for textbook purchases, payment of certificate program fees and meeting costs.

Through the gala, attendees need only give a little to make a big difference in the lives of students and colleagues. If you are unable to attend the gala, make a donation.

Campus News

Roadway construction has begun on the south side of Euclid Avenue from East 81st to East 86th streets as part of the Euclid Corridor construction project. Traffic will shift from the south side to the new pavement on the north side in this area. One-lane traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times. Watch for posted traffic signs. Call the project office at 216-771-4144 or visit the University Circle homepage for complete traffic alerts.

1-2-1 Fitness Center is offering a new intense group-training program led by Ben Parks, a competitive Muay Thai and mixed martial arts fighter. Two levels of the class will be offered. Class meets evenings on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning March 12 at the center. Details and other information are available online or by visiting the center, 2130 Adelbert Road.

Free tickets (maximum of two per person) are available to the campus on a first-come, first-served basis for the Writers Center Stage Series. Jim Lehrer, anchor of PBS-TVs The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, will speak at 7:30 p.m., March 13 in Playhouse Square Center's Allen Theater. For tickets, send e-mail to Only e-mail requests will be considered.

For Faculty & Staff

The Spark Instant Messaging (IM) client, customized for the university, is now available from the software center's "Standard Load Set" area. The Spark IM client for Case is the preferred instant messaging client for the campus. A version is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux/Solaris. Visit the software center for details.

For Students

Implementation work for the new Student Information System (SIS) continues and it is on target for full implementation by March 2008. The new SIS will provide state-of-the-art software for managing student academic and financial records and will provide the tools to create, maintain and report on student data in an efficient and convenient manner. Once implemented, the new SIS is expected to improve the quality of the academic experience for students, faculty and staff. Learn more about this new initiative.

The Career Center is currently looking for students to become Career Peers for the 2007-2008 academic year. An information session will be held at 11:30 a.m. today in Sears, Room 372. For more information, send e-mail to Kristen Deaton.

Students can apply to become an orientation leader for 2007-2008. Submit applications for the paid leadership post by Friday, March 30. Apply online to be selected for an interview. Orientation leader interviews will be held Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15. Students will select a time slot for their interview on one of the two days. Questions: Send e-mail to Kate Police or call 368-8827.


The 37th Annual Scholars Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches takes place this weekend, March 11-13 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Cleveland. It is being coordinated by Peter Haas, director of the Samuel Rosenthal for Judaic Studies at Case Western Reserve University, and is the oldest continuing meeting of its kind in the world and the first to bring together Jewish and Christian scholars. Learn more about the conference.

For a list of other events and activities on campus and in the community today, refer to the WebEvent calendar.

Et al.

Case Western Reserve University student-athletes Stephanie Nothelle, a member of the women's cross-country team, and Stephen Hrinda, a member of the men's cross-country team, have each received a scholarship from the NCAA to use toward graduate studies.

A book William Siebenschuh coauthored, A Tibetan Revolutionary, was recently selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of its "Ten Great Reads on Asia." Siebenschuh is chair of the English department.

During the E-Week Banquet celebration, the annual Srinivasa P. Gutti Memorial Engineering Teaching Award was bestowed upon J. Iwan D. Alexander of the mechanical and aerospace engineering department. The Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society awards the honor to recognize and promote outstanding teaching by engineering faculty.

Pathology student Shu-Han Zhu has been selected to participate in the 10-week 2007 Summer Training on Aging Research Topics - Mental Health Program for young researchers interested in geriatric mental health. She will work on Alzheimer's disease over the summer.

Linda Ehrlich, an associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, gave an invited lecture on March 7 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in conjunction with the showing of the Spanish film El Sol Del Membrillo (Dream of Light, dir. Victor Erice), and the exhibition "Spanish Painting From El Greco To Picasso: Time, Truth, And History."

March 9, 2007

A daily newsletter published by the Office of Marketing & Communications, Case Western Reserve University. Submit items for inclusion to:

Case in the News

On spring break, some spurn Cancun for community service

Tallahassee Democrat, March 9, 2007

Students from six universities are spending their spring break helping to build two homes in Tallahassee Highlands, a new, 28-home community. They're volunteering as part of Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge. Participating universities are Grand Valley State University, Winona State University, Purdue University, Case Western Reserve University, Rutgers University and the University of Vermont Law School.

Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend - Three weeks earlier than usual

WKYC TV-3, March 7, 2007

Joan McFaul, executive director of Information Technology at Case Western Reserve University, discusses this weekend's move to daylight-saving time.

Autopsy findings of baby found dead in Buffalo Twp. inconclusive

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 9, 2007

Phillip Resnick, a psychiatry professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, comments on mothers who kill their newborn babies.

Low-income fams get help

Colorado Daily News, March 8, 2007

More than 1,700 potential college students and parents who earn less than $45,000 annually and have their taxes done at select H&R Block offices will get free help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Eric Bettinger, an economics professor at Case Western Reserve University, provides insight on the program.

Higher Ed News

Gates voices concerns about U.S. education

New York Times, March 8, 2007

Bill Gates, the chair of Microsoft, told Congress that overhauls of the nation's schools and immigration laws are urgently needed to keep jobs from going overseas.

Professor pleads guilty in waste case

The Seattle Times, March 8, 2007

A respected University of Washington pharmacology professor became a felon Wednesday when he acknowledged dumping a flammable substance down a laboratory sink and then trying to conceal his actions. Daniel Storm pleaded guilty in federal court to violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

Other Events

All Events >>