Wrestlers Win Academic National Title

wrestle.jpg The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team has won the academic national title for the 2006-2007 season, as announced recently by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA). The Spartans had the highest grade-point average (3.58) of any of the 96 schools that sponsor NCAA Division III wrestling.

Six Spartans achieved Academic All-America status (3.2 GPA or better). The wrestlers who earned the distinction have a variety of majors. Sophomore 141-pound wrestler David Manoogian is majoring in political science. Sophomore 149-pounder Drew Gardella is a biology and cognitive science double major. Senior 157-pound athlete and biomedical engineering major Russ Tischer is a three-time Academic All-American. Junior 174-pounder Nate Klingensmith is a biology major, and Thomas Sanders, a 197-pound senior, is a physics and engineering major. Sophomore heavyweight Bob Gavlak is a two-time Academic All-American majoring in business with a concentration in finance. Learn more.

Campus News

The 35th Annual International Dinner will be on Saturday, March 31 in Thwing Center ballroom. Don't miss this annual university tradition. More than 80 volunteer cooks prepare authentic international cuisine. Dinner is followed by entertainment and dancing to popular music from all around the world. Purchase tickets from the office of International Student Services, Sears Building, Room 210. Cost is $10 for undergraduate students; $15 for all others. No tickets will be sold at the door. For other information, send e-mail to elise.lindsay@case.edu.

The second annual Samuel M. Savin SAGES Lecture, "Leadership Intellect: The Modern Educational Imperative," will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 29 in Amasa Stone Chapel. Richard J. Scaldini, president of Myers University, will be the speaker. Additional details are online.

For Faculty & Staff

Trying to balance family life and work life has never been easy. The Department of Human Resources may have the solution: Call the employee assistance program, EASE@Work, at 216-241-3273 or visit online for more details about services offered.

For Students

Case Scheduler, the definitive course scheduling utility for undergraduates and graduates alike, is available for scheduling classes for summer and fall 2007 semesters. Case Scheduler allows users to search for classes based on enrollment numbers, permit requirement, and the user's other scheduled classes and events. Learn more about this free online service.

THIN, an HBO documentary on the tragedy of eating disorders, will be shown at 7 p.m., Monday, March 26 at Wade Fireside. Film is a story of four girls who are, literally, dying to be thin. Discussion follows the movie. Free.

Need help transforming an idea into a poster presentation for the SOURCE symposium? Attend the "Basics of Poster Making for Intersections: SOURCE Symposium and Poster Session," from noon to 1 p.m. March 29 in Nord Hall, Room 310.


The performance of Big Love continues this weekend at 7:30 tonight and Saturday, March 24 as performed by the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Graduate Ensemble. The performances will be held in the Studio Theatre at the Cleveland Play House. Call 216-795-7000 for tickets.

Et al.

Graduate student Hui Zhu from the Department of Genetics has received the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award that recognizes outstanding achievement in graduate studies. This is a highly competitive national award. This is the first time Case Western Reserve University has had a winner in this program.

The editors of Nature Materials have selected a paper by John Lewandowski, Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, as one of the 10 most influential papers published in Nature Materials during 2005 and 2006. The paper, "Temperature Rise at Shear Bands in Metallic Glasses," also was selected as an Editors Choice paper by SCIENCE magazine and is available on Nature Materials' Web site.

The University Athletic Association (UAA) has named four Spartan basketball players to the 2006-07 basketball honors list: Senior guard Dana Dempsey was named to the women's second team; and junior forward Ashley Horton, junior center Mason Conrad and sophomore guard Steve Young were honorable mention selections in women's and men's basketball, respectively.

A design by undergraduate Jenny Wang won the 2007 Springfest logo competition. Her design was selected from over 25 different entries. View the new logo.

Robert Binstock, professor of aging, health, and society, received the Clark Tibbitts Award from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. The award recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of gerontology as a field of study in institutions of higher education.

March 23, 2007

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Case in the News

Case seeks to sublease Halle space

Crain's Cleveland Business, March 23, 2007
Case Western Reserve University has awarded the CB Richard Ellis real estate brokerage the assignment to offer for sublease its office space in the Halle Building downtown.

Budget to skip no-sex funding

Akron Beacon Journal, March 23, 2007
Story on Gov. Ted Strickland's decision not to fund programs that focus on teaching schoolchildren to abstain from sex until they're married. Story references a Case Western Reserve University study about abstinence-only sex education programs.

Getting to the heart of ED

The Washington Post, March 13, 2007
Allen D. Seftel, a urology professor at Case Western Reserve University, is among a group of researchers and physicians to share their views on a recent study published in the American Journal of Medicine about erectile dysfunction.

Higher Ed News

National summit on higher education concludes with a 25-point plan

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 23, 2007 (subscription only)
Nearly 300 leaders from the worlds of business, higher education, and philanthropy convened in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to discuss how to carry out the recommendations of the U.S. secretary of education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education.

Aggressive tack on accreditation rules

Inside Higher Ed, March 23, 2007
The U.S. Education Department late Thursday released a set of proposed regulatory changes that would require accrediting agencies to get much more involved than they historically have in judging whether the colleges they oversee are succeeding in educating their student