University Invited to Provide Feedback in Next Phase of Visual Identity Process

Logo SamplesAfter receiving valuable input from the Case Western Reserve University community in campus and online forums, the Implementation Committee (IC) of the Branding Task Group is now seeking feedback in the second phase of the university’s visual identity development.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 6, in Thwing Atrium, members of the university community can view 21 very preliminary design concepts. Representatives from University Relations and the IC will be on hand to answer questions and discuss additional ideas. Those who are unable to attend the on-campus “fair” will be able to view the concepts online and record their impressions via a Web-based survey. The Web address for the online display—which will remain open through Thursday, April 12—will be included in the April 6 issue of Case Daily.

This phase represents the first step in the design process, so the concepts are black and white sketches of ideas gathered from the focus group sessions and on-line forums. Some concepts are very literal and others are even whimsical, but the IC wanted to include a wide range of ideas that would create conversation and elicit feedback.

The university is not being asked to cast a vote for a logo design but rather provide guidance for the next stage of the design process. Summaries from the forums are available on the Branding Task Group Web site.

Campus News

Registration deadline is April 6 for the university's SatCo program of unique non-credit, no-tuition courses. Open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Spring SatCo will be April 14 and 15.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering invites the campus community to its dedication of the Swagelok Center for Surface Analysis of Materials from 4-6 p.m., April 16, in the Glennan Building, first floor. The event is free, but attendees are asked to register by April 9 via e-mail to Lynne Snyder, or by calling 368-3868.

For Faculty & Staff

Visit the HR Web site to learn more about benefits, wellness opportunities, new jobs on campus and a host of professional development training programs for supervisors and staff.

For Students

The entrepreneurship program at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management and six other higher education entrepreneurship centers have created a new Entrepreneurship Education Consortium in Northeast Ohio. Apply by April 12 to be considered for a university team that will compete in a regional program August 12 -17. Must be a junior or senior by fall 2007. Contact Scott Fine, or call 368-0909.

Implementation work for the new Student Information System (SIS) continues and 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. Learn more about this new initiative.


The Voices of Glory Gospel Choir -- along with co-sponsor University Programming Board -- is hosting its third annual benefit invitational, "All for Your Glory" beginning at 7 p.m. on April 7 in Harkness Chapel. Tickets are $7, and CaseCash will be accepted at the door. Proceeds from the concert will benefit an area family in need. Reception immediately following.

The university's Film Society will show two movies this weekend: Happy Feet at 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and midnight on April 6, and Jurassic Park at 7 and 9:30 p.m. April 7 both in Strosacker Auditorium. Tickets are $3. Refer to the film schedule for upcoming screenings.

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April 5, 2007

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WCPN, April 4, 2007
Mano Singham, director of Case Western Reserve University's University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education, and other guests discuss atheism and being part of the secular minority on WCPN's Sound of Ideas program.

Hertz Foundation awards annual fellowships valued at $3.6 million to 15 graduate science students

Earth, April 4, 2007
The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, a leading non-profit grant-making organization focused on identifying and cultivating scientific talent in the United States, has awarded prestigious fellowships to 15 students to support five years of graduate studies in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences. Zhan Wang, a chemistry student at Case Western Reserve University, is one of the awardees.

Higher Ed News

A great year for Ivy League schools, but not so good for applicants to them

New York Times, April 4, 2007
Harvard turned down 1,100 student applicants with perfect 800 scores on the SAT math exam. Yale rejected several applicants with perfect 2400 scores on the three-part SAT, and Princeton turned away thousands of high school applicants with 4.0 grade point averages. It was the most selective spring in modern memory at America’s elite schools.

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