Shake the Jake: Free Admission, Transportation to See Spartans Play at Jacob's Field

Shake the JakeThe Case Western Reserve University baseball team will host Denison University on Tuesday, April 17, at 12:30 p.m. at Jacob's Field, home of the Cleveland Indians. Admission and transportation from Case is free -- print out a ticket now. Shuttle buses will run between Thwing Center and Jacob's Field every 15 minutes beginning at 11:00 a.m. until after the game. Gate D opens at 11:30 a.m.

The Office of Alumni Relations is providing free Case gear at the game, plus $5 in concessions coupons for the first 100 students to arrive at Jacob's Field.

In their first appearance at the Jake in 2004, the Spartans lost a close game to host John Carroll University 5-4. In 2005, the university played host to Oberlin College, but fell to the Yeomen 7-3. The Spartans defeated Hiram College 9-8 in 2006, making them 1-for-2 in the big house.

Campus News

The Staff Advisory Council, in partnership with the Office of the President, requests nominations of non-faculty employees for the annual President's Award for Staff Excellence. Any member of the campus community may nominate a staff member for this prestigious award. The nomination form is available online and must be completed by April 16.

A campus-wide service drive, Pull Tabs for Children, runs through April 30. Soda tabs are being collected in all residence halls, Greek housing, cafeterias and area offices. The tabs will be donated to Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland to help critically ill children. Contact the student medical association.

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. The program is an opportunity for faculty to learn and apply new information and technologies to their curriculums. The program is a collaboration between KSL, the College of Arts and Sciences, the University Center for Teaching and Innovation, and Information Technology and Academic Computing.Interested applicants must attend this meeting to be considered, and application instructions will be distributed at that time. RSVP deadline extended to April 12. Contact Thomas Hayes.

The Cleveland Orchestra is offering discounted tickets to university employees for two upcoming shows: $10 tickets for a concert tomorrow night, and $15 tickets to the April 15 concert. The offer expires today at 6 p.m. To purchase the $10 balcony-level seats for Thursday, mention promo code 3353.  To purchase the $15 orchestra-level seats for Sunday, mention promo code 3354.  Details: call (216) 231-1111.

For Students

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week continues on April 12 with a social hour, featuring U.S. Rep. and university alumnae Stephanie Tubbs Jones from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Dively Pavilion, and on April 13 with the Annual PubCrawl in Downtown Cleveland on West Sixth Street from 6 p.m. to midnight. Contact Liz Olson.

The Cleveland Orchestra is offering discounted tickets to students for two upcoming shows: $10 tickets for a concert on Thursday night and Sunday afternoon, and $15 tickets for a Saturday night concert. Please bring a valid student ID to purchase your tickets at the Severance Hall Ticket Office. Tickets should be picked up no later than 30 minutes before each performance.  Details: call (216) 231-1111. 


The Case School of Engineering's 2007 Deioma Lecture begins at 6 p.m. on April 12 at the Wolstein Research Building. The topic is "A Regional View of Innovation: Is Northern Ohio Ready?" The lecture is free, but registration is required.

"Voices for the Battlefront," a one-act play, which explores issues of domestic violence through folktales, runs tonight and on April 12 at 7:30 p.m,. both on Eldred Theatre's Blackbox stage. Tickets are $5 at the door, and proceeds will be donated to a local domestic violence shelter.

"Digital Media and Strategic Doing: Bringing Ideas to Life," a Defrag Ohio creative digital media conference, takes place April 12 and 13 at Lorain County Community College. Case Western Reserve University is a sponsor of the event. Thomas Nosek, a professor of physiology and biophysics, will present during the conference, and Case's Information Technology Services also will contribute. Details.

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

April 11, 2007

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Case in the News

Schools, students play the waitlist game

Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2007
The college-admissions battle that is shifting to the waitlist. Many schools have increased the number of spots offered on their waitlists in a bid to better manage their "yield" -- the percentage of accepted students who actually decide to attend. Alex Graber-Tilton, a high school senior in New Jersey, has been accepted to Case Western Reserve University, and is on the waitlist at several schools.

Case offers a peek at the future

Crain's Cleveland Business, April 10, 2007
Eric Cottington, vice president for research at Case Western Reserve University, discusses Research ShowCase, which begins today in the Veale Center.

More than one way to hear Red

The Plain Dealer, April 10, 2007
Case Western Reserve University is a partner in the simulcast of "That Red Guy," a program of music by Red Orchestra artistic director and conductor Jonathan Sheffer. The performance marks the "grand opening" of a virtual City of Cleveland and Case campus.

Higher Ed News

'The Power of Privilege'

Inside Higher Ed, April 11, 2007
As a result of the G.I. Bill, the civil rights and women’s movements, changing demographics and some forward thinking academic leaders, you no longer needed to have the right ancestors and the right prep school to get into the top universities. Meritocracy emerged as a dominant force. A book just released by Stanford University Press challenges that perspective head on.

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