New Trustee Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from National Nursing Organization

Linda Burnes BoltonLinda Burnes Bolton, a newly appointed member of Case Western Reserve University's Board of Trustees, has received the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., announced Burnes Bolton's appointment to the Board of Trustees in his February 2007 letter to the university community.

Currently president of the American Academy of Nursing, Burnes Bolton is the vice president and chief nursing officer at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles. Her primary research focuses on women's health, health policy and organizational development. Read More.

Visual Identity Process

Members of the university community are invited to view 21 very preliminary visual identity design concepts and record their impressions of each via a Web-based survey. This survey represents the first step in the design process, so the concepts are black and white sketches of ideas gathered from focus group sessions and online forums. Some concepts are very literal and others are even whimsical. The university is not being asked to cast a vote for a logo design but rather to provide guidance for the next stage of the design process.

Campus News

Be a part of Research ShowCASE 2007 on April 11 and 12 as a volunteer. Cutting-edge research and scholarship will be highlighted in poster displays, booths and demonstrations. Guest speakers Ambassador Joseph Wilson and actress-playwright Anna Deavere Smith will take part in a panel discussion. To volunteer, send e-mail to

There is a critical need for blood donations in the Northeast Ohio area. The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. April 9 in Fribley Commons. Call ahead to schedule an appointment, 800-GIVE-LIFE or register online. In addition, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Lifeshare will host a blood drive on April 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Rainbow Performance Area. Donors should be prepared to show two valid forms of photo identification. For more information, contact Vanessa Griffin at 216-844-1680.

For Faculty & Staff

The Kelvin Smith Library announces the 2007 Freedman Fellows Program for faculty. An information meeting will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. April 13 in KSL's Dampeer Room. Interested applicants must attend this meeting to be considered, and application instructions will be distributed at that time. RSVP by April 10 to Thomas Hayes, as lunch will be provided (please include any dietary restrictions if applicable).

For Students

Come join the party at La Alianza's annual Fiesta Latina from 7:30 p.m. to midnight April 7 at Carlton Commons. The free event will include entertainment, music and authentic food for the first 100 people who attend. Contact Joanna Lopez.

Colleges Against Cancer -- a new organization on campus with participants raising funds for cancer research, volunteering at local oncology units and bringing students closer to the Cleveland community -- is hosting its kickoff organizational dinner tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. E-mail


Thomas Esselman, president of Altran USA, Inc. and a Case Western Reserve University alumnus, will deliver the keynote address at the Case School of Engineering's 2007 Deioma Lecture beginning at 6 p.m. on April 12 at the Wolstein Research Building. Esselman will speak on the topic of "A Regional View of Innovation: Is Northern Ohio Ready?" The lecture is free, but registration is required.

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

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Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing students have won the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) Challenge for the third straight year - a clean sweep since its inception. The competitors were Maggie Mills, Rachel Studer and Clare Heaney, and the alternates were Emily Antes, Maureen Musatto and Alicia Snyder. The NCLEX Challenge is an area-wide academic competition sponsored by University Hospitals and the U.S. Army recruiting center.

Four students from the School of Medicine were elected to national positions in the American Medical Student Association for 2007-2008 academic year. They are: Michael Ehlert, president; Laura Janneck, regional trustee; Samata Singhi, global health policy coordinator; and Jose Lozada, global education and networking coordinator.

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. Thomas Teets, a chemistry student at Case Western Reserve University, is one of the awardees.

April 6, 2007

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Case in the News

Branding group looks to alumni, students for help

The Observer, April 6, 2007
This article focuses on Case Western Reserve University's Branding Task Group's efforts to develop a new brand name and logo for the university.

Case med school adds department

Crain's Cleveland Business, April 6, 2007
Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center have created a plastic surgery department to be housed in the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

Local cops seek ban on psychoactive herb

The Plain Dealer, April 6, 2007
A Mexican plant with the power to send smokers on a psychedelic ride has landed on the radar of local police and prosecutors who say it should be banned. John Mieyal, professor and vice chairman of pharmacology at Case Western Reserve University, comments on the drug's effects.

Higher Ed News

When a student dies, April 6, 2007
Sad as it is, a truth of the matter is that as long as there have been students, there have been student deaths. The public protocol is depressingly familiar.

College officers profited by sale of lender stock

New York Times, April 5, 2007
The directors of financial aid at Columbia University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Southern California held shares in a student loan company that each of the universities recommends to student borrowers, and in at least two cases profited handsomely.

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