Final Four: University Community Asked
for Opinion of Final Design Concepts
Case Western Reserve University is seeking community input once more as it begins the final step in its visual identity design process.
About a month ago, the university asked students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends what they would like to see in a new logo through online and campus forums and then collected feedback on 21 rough sketches through an online survey and campus logo fair.
About 4,000 members of the Case Western Reserve community—including 400 people who attended the campus logo fair—responded to the survey of concepts being considered as part of the university’s new visual identity design process. About 52 percent of those who participated in the survey were alumni, 26 percent were students and 17 percent were faculty and staff. About 5 percent identified themselves as other or did not answer.
In addition to the survey results, more than 2,000 individual comments have been received.
Now the university is asking for additional input on refined versions of the four most popular sketches. These concepts have been designed in color and applied to a few “extreme” examples, including a brochure, banner, business card and Web site. Some concepts will look different from the original sketches because of the additional feedback and how they fit—or do not fit—in the sample applications.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are now invited to share their opinions of these four refined concepts, taking into account the full set of applications, in a second online survey. These designs represent images that members of the university community found appealing and indicated were representative of the university's history, traditions and future potential. These concepts also are designed to address the recommendations of the university’s Branding Task Group, including providing equal representation to Case and Western Reserve and building on the current university logo.
The survey will remain open through Tuesday, May 22. The Branding Task Group and its Implementation Committee will use results from this new survey to provide a final recommendation in the visual identity design process.
Commencement Travel Advisory
Construction on the Cornell Road Bridge and Euclid Avenue and the Cleveland Marathon—which takes place on Sunday, May 20, and passes through University Circle—will affect parking and traffic routes on the morning of commencement. The commencement travel advisory contains details on directions to and from campus and on streets in University Circle that will be closed or restricted for part or all of the day.
The Mandel School of Applied Social Science's the Gallery @ MSASS features local artists Keesha McMillian and Patrick E. Flanagan through the end of May. The exhibit features portraits of people and animals and landscapes. Viewing times are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. On Sunday, May 20, the exhibit will available to the public from 2-3:30 p.m.
The Blackboard System will be down for system maintenance from 6 p.m., Saturday, May 19 to 6 a.m., Monday, May 21. Users will not be able to access Blackboard in that period, so please plan course activities accordingly. The Case Blackboard system should be available again for use on Monday, May 21.
It is time to renew lockers at Veale Center for the 2007-08 school year. The fee is $40 for students, $75 for faculty and staff and $95 for recreation cardholders, payable by check or cash only. Stop by the Issue Room to renew lockers now through June 29. Those not renewing lockers should make plans to remove their belongings by June 29. Leftover items will be bagged and stored until August 3; items left after this date will be discarded.
For Faculty & Staff
Instructors may now view anonymous student course evaluations for spring 2007 submitted via the new online course evaluation system. Refer to the Web site and follow the sign-on procedure. Summary statistics for the evaluative questions are expected to become available around June 1.
Students: Shape up for the summer though 1-2-1 Fitness Center's special program now through August 26. A valid Case ID required to receive special student rate. Non-Case Western Reserve University students also welcome.
The Doc Oc Memorial Fiesta at Wackadoo's in Thwing Center gets under way from 4:30-6:30 today. The campus community is invited. Admission is $10 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Doc Oc Statue Fund.
Thrity Umrigar, assistant professor of English, and author of The Space Between Us, is the featured author for the Cleveland Public Library's Writers and Readers Series on Sunday, May 20. Her talk begins at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium, East 6th Street and Superior Avenue. For details, call 216-623-2800.