Robert Clarke Brown named Case Western Reserve University's Treasurer

Robert Clarke Brown

Robert Clarke Brown, a former investment banker and U.S. Department of Transportation capital markets adviser, has been named Case Western Reserve University's treasurer and an officer of the corporation, effective March 30.

In his new role, Brown will work with the finance committee of the board of trustees, advisers and others to foster prudent management of operating funds and working capital, as well as advancing the university's mission to achieve strategic goals by ensuring financial health now and over the long term. Read more.

Show Solidarity, Support for Virginia Tech

To remember and honor fellow students, faculty and administrators who lost their lives or were injured at Virginia Tech earlier this week, several of Case Western Reserve University's student organizations are joining together to provide a large "card" and a campus photo to Virginia Tech as a show of support and solidarity.

The large card will be available in the Thwing Atrium from Thursday, April 19, until the afternoon of Friday, April 20. All members of the campus community are encouraged to sign the card with a message of healing and remembrance. The card will be sent to the Virginia Tech Student Union with hope that it will be displayed there.

In addition, the student organizations ask that all members of the campus community wear maroon and orange -- the Virginia Tech school colors -- on Friday, April 20. At 1 p.m. that day, the university, in Hokie colors, will gather on Freiberger Field, where a photo will be taken from the top of the Kelvin Smith Library. This photo will be sent with the card to Virginia Tech.

Organizations involved in organizing these signs of support include: Undergraduate Student Government (USG), University Program Board, Class Officers Collective, Interfraternity Congress, Panhellenic Council, Residence Hall Association and Media Board. Contact USG Vice President of Public Relations Adam Rupe with questions.

Campus News

Some buildings on the North Campus may have experienced a power failure this morning due to construction. Electricity, also at some parking garages, went off around 9:30 a.m. Power was returned within about an hour, according to Campus Police and Security Services.

Campus members are invited to attend one of two upcoming community workshops focused on a redesigned and relocated East 120th Street Greater Cleveland RTA Station in University Circle. Workshops will be from 5-9:30 p.m., April 18th and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 19 in the Community Room of the Abington Arms Apartments, 11501 Mayfield Road. The workshops will include a walking tour and a 30-minute onsite evaluation of the station area. Refreshments will be provided. Send e-mail to Tim Roos of Studio Techne Architects for more information.

Shake the Jake: See the Spartan baseball team take on Denison University at Jacobs Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19. Admission and transportation from the university is free. Get a printable ticket online. Shuttle buses will run between Thwing Center and Jacobs Field every 15 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. until after the game. Game rescheduled from Tuesday, April 17.

For Faculty & Staff

For a list of vendors participating in the Employee Discount Program, go to the human resources Web site. Vendors offer discounts and referrals on car repairs, dining, dry cleaning, housing, entertainment and more.

For Students

Friday, April 20 is the final day to register a team to compete in the Hudson Relay, the university's oldest tradition. Student and alumni teams will compete for bragging rights and the chance to have the winning team's name engraved on the Adelbert Rocks. Race takes place April 28. Read more about the Hudson Relay or call University Alumni Relations at 368-6280.

Spend part of your weekend contributing to the community with the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning's Saturday of Service on April 21. Choose from seven different project sites, including the Cleveland Foodbank, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Senior Outreach Services, and a Book Bash for children. Join other student organization members and sign up today on the center's Web site.

The College Scholars Program (CSP) will present Peter Barnes' Red Noses, a comedy about the Black Death. The play will be performed at 6 p.m., April 20 and 21 in Carlton Commons by Case Western Reserve University students and directed by CSP's Tim Beutler. Free.

Events

The School of Law will feature attorney and activist Staughton Lynd in a dramatic reenactment of scenes from his book and play, Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising, from 4-6 p.m., April 19 in the law school's Moot Courtroom, A59. Presentation followed by discussion on capital punishment, death row jury selection and other issues. Free.

Join students and faculty from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures for a multilingual staging of the classic tale, Scheherezade, at 7p.m., April 19 in Clark Hall. Reception to follow.

The Case Concert Choir, directed by Lisa Huisman Koops, assistant professor of music education, will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21 in Harkness Chapel. Free. Selections include works by Poulenc, Tavener, Vaughn Williams, and more.

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

April 18, 2007

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Case in the News

When a national spotlight falls on a campus, public relations officers feel the heat

The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 18, 2007
John Hachtel, associate vice president for university marketing and communications at Case Western Reserve University, comments about the challenges university-based public relations professionals face when handling major crises.

Health Legacy to honor black dentist for leadership, service

The Plain Dealer, April 18, 2007
Jefferson J. Jones, the Cleveland area's first African American endodontist and an associate professor and chair of the endodontist department at the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, will receive the Health Legacy Award for leadership, service and mentorship.

Trauma on TV: Should kids watch?

ABCNews.com, April 18, 2007

Report on the effects of violent current events on radio and television on young children, with insight offered from Karen Olness, professor of pediatrics, family medicine and global health at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

More police patrol OSU after rampage, Ohio schools review crisis prep

Chillicothe Gazette, April 17, 2007
Dick Jamieson, vice president for campus services, comments about Case Western Reserve University's security efforts in the wake of the campus shootings four years ago at the Peter B. Lewis Building.

Higher Ed News

Evaluating the response

Inside Higher Ed, April 18, 2007
Soon after a 911 call tipped off campus police to a shooting at the West Ambler Johnston Hall dorm at about 7:15 a.m. on Monday, administrators at Virginia Tech set in motion a sequence of events in a process that some are now criticizing.

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