Lewandowski's Legacy Lives on in New University Ballpark

Nobby LewandowskiNorbert "Nobby" Lewandowski, a 1964 Case Western Reserve M.B.A. graduate, will throw out the first pitch at Nobby's Ballpark at 3:30 today.

Growing up in Slavic Village on Cleveland's southeast side, Lewandowski worked hard on being the fastest runner, being able to hit the ball the furthest, and throw the ball the hardest.

Surprisingly, Lewandowski's motivation wasn't that of a college scholarship or to be drafted by a professional baseball team, even though they were all milestones he would go on to achieve. Rather, he just wanted to be accepted without having to speak.

Lewandowski has a stutter. Back in 1965, he made a list of 66 things he wanted to accomplish in his life after being fired by a certified public accounting firm for his "inability to communicate." Today, he gets to cross number 55 [ball park named after him] off that coveted list. Read more.

Campus News

The university's Upward Bound Program invites interested students and other members of the campus community to apply for teaching and residential staff positions for the 2007 Summer Residential Program. Program needs residential directors, residential assistants, reading and creative writing instructors and a physics instructor for the six-week summer program. These positions are contingent upon funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Details: call Debra Gardenhire, director of TRIO Programs, at 368-3758.

The Case Vision Research Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center is sponsoring a yearlong Ophthalmology Clinical Trials Research Study. Researchers will provide the contact lenses. Candidates of Asian ethnicity are encouraged to apply. For criteria and other details, call 216-844-8552.

For Faculty & Staff

Case Faculty and Staff for Equality is hosting its first happy hour mixer for the Case and Cleveland Clinic LGBT and Friends group from 5-7 p.m., May 1 at That Place on Bellflower restaurant. RSVP via e-mail.

Joseph Fagan, Lucy Adams Leffingwell Professor of Psychology, will once again offer his comprehensive summer grant writing course, Critical Thinking in Research, designed for faculty and advanced graduate students. At the end of the course in July, participants will have a complete proposal ready to submit for the NIH fall 2007 deadline.

For Students

The Second Year Celebration, an event marking the "halfway-point" of college for second-year students, takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 26 on the Case quad in front of Nord Hall. Second-year students, faculty, staff and administrators are welcome to attend. Free food from Chipotle will be served.


Speakeasy, the university's all-male a cappella group, will have its annual spring concert beginning at 7:30 p.m., April 27 in Amasa Stone Chapel. Case in Point is scheduled to open the concert. Free. Speakeasy will sell copies of its new CD, Fine by Me, for $10 after the show (CaseCash accepted).

The 28th annual Case Reserve Athletic Club Hall of Fame banquet honoring the university's student-athletes will begin at 6 p.m., April 27 in Horsburgh Gymnasium in the Veale Center. For information, call the Varsity Athletic Department at 368.2420.

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

In Memoriam

A memorial service for Theodore Alfred, professor emeritus of management policy and dean emeritus of the Weatherhead School of Management, will take place at 4 p.m., May 3 in Amasa Stone Chapel. Alfred, who served as dean of the management school from 1971-1994, died on April 8. The family will receive friends following the memorial services at the Cleveland Skating Club, 2500 Kemper Road, Shaker Heights.

April 25, 2007

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Case in the News

Pace quickens for joint graduate program in art, design

The Plain Dealer, April 25, 2007
Art critic Steve Litt writes about a recent conference held at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art to explore a graduate program for advanced study in art and design.

Rise up, Cavs fans, rise up

The Plain Dealer, April 25, 2007
Case Western Reserve University undergraduate Richard "Rick" Ditto pens a letter to the paper's sports editor about his disappointment in the fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team.

New advance in lung cancer treatment

Science Daily, April 25, 2007
Balazs Halmos, a lung cancer specialist with the Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals and assistant professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, talks about new developments in lung cancer research.

Higher Ed News

Preemptive strike on student loans

Inside Higher Ed, April 25, 2007
When a House of Representatives panel holds its much-awaited hearing today on the ever-expanding student loan investigation, the spotlight will be on New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo. His inquiry into the relationships between colleges and lenders has propelled the issue onto the front pages of newspapers and to the forefront of Washington's higher education policy scene.

Stigma from campus shootings difficult for universities to escape

Akron Beacon Journal, April 24, 2007
Students ramble past the black chest-high lampposts that surround gravelike markers bearing names and a date: May 4, 1970. Others hurry through a nearby plaza of blank granite walls built in memory of the four students shot and killed at Kent State University by Ohio National Guard troops. In a sign of what's to come for Virginia Tech, universities have struggled for decades with tragedies that became their signature.

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