New University Logo to be Made Available to Campus Community on July 1


Members of the Case Western Reserve University community have been responding positively to the announcement of the new university logo, which features a modernized version of the sun pictured in the historic crests of Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology.

Preliminary graphic identity guidelines for print, Web and other collateral will be ready for distribution along with the new logo on July 1.

The Board of Trustees approved the new logo June 1-2. Although some images are available now for priority needs, the Office of University Marketing and Communications will be developing guidelines for consistent use of the new graphic over the next few months. Images and preliminary guidelines will be made available to members of the university community July 1 on the University Marketing and Communications Web site.

For assistance with projects that need to be created and/or printed before July 1, e-mail the marketing and communications office at Please include specific needs in your request.

Stationery featuring the new logo will be made available for order on the Printing Services Web site after July 1. Senior leadership, deans and vice presidents will receive priority this month for new business cards, letterhead and envelopes.

In addition, select merchandise featuring the new logo will be available at the University Bookstore for purchase around August 1. New items will be added periodically. If members of the university community need merchandise prior to August 1, they can e-mail marketing and communications at

The new logo has been designed to build on the university's current graphic identity with traditional use in the upper left hand corner of most publications and Web sites. By September 1, a full graphic identity manual is expected to be available on the University Marketing and Communications Web site.

To provide new logo files to outside vendors, members of the university community need to submit a written request in e-mail to the university's marketing and communications office at Please include details on usage, including specific applications, duration of use and names of vendors.

For additional information on new logo implementation, read the internal FAQ.

Campus News

The Department of Physical Education and Athletics will host the fourth annual Spartan Open presented by Momentive on Monday, June 11, at Fowler's Mill Golf Course in Chesterland, Ohio. Proceeds support student-athletes and university athletic programs. Single golfers or teams welcome to play. Register online or call 216-368-2420 for more information.

University Marketing and Communications is in the final stages of producing the 2006-2009 General Bulletin. Campus centers, departments and schools that would like to order a printed copy should send an e-mail to Cynthia Hatcher to request an order form or call 368-4440. Estimated cost per bulletin is between $7.50 and $20 based on total quantity ordered. Deadline to place an order is June 13.

For Faculty & Staff

The Office of Foreign Faculty and Scholars announces increases in immigration-related, government filing fees. These fees are set by the government and will take effect July 30. Rates are as follows and listed by current rate, new, respectively: Petition for H-1B Nonimmigrant Worker Visa, $190 to $320; Employer's Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, $195 to $475; Application for Permanent Residence, $325 to $930; Application for Change of Status or H-4 visa, $200 to $300; Application for Employment Authorization card, $180 to $340. The ll H-1B Petitions (except for extensions) will continue to need an additional check for $500 payable to the Department of Homeland Security to cover the government's fraud prevention and detection fee. The $1,000 Premium Process Service fee remains the same. To qualify for the current, lower fees, the office must be able to place the petition in the FedEx box no later than Thursday, July 26. For questions and other information, contact Richard Friedman, 368-4289.

Procurement and Distribution Services wants to remind all users to review the Peoplesoft expense statements carefully prior to year end and notify the Customer Care Team to close any Purchase Orders where all invoices have been expensed against the P.O. or Purchase Orders which are no longer needed. Call the Customer Care Team at 368-2560 for additional information.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


Be sure to stop by the ground floor of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing to see its new photography exhibit that coincides with the upcoming event honoring Dean May L. Wykle. Photos by Nannette Bedway show the humanity, dedication and beauty of nursing. For exhibit hours, contact Megan O'Donnell at 368-6988. Refer to the Art and Soul of Nursing Web site for additional details.

The Case School of Engineering will sponsor a live demonstration of Dexter, the autonomous ground vehicle that has been entered into the national Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA competition. To see the vehicle in action, head over to the West quad -- the former site of Mt. Sinai Hospital--from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, June 9. RSVP to Jody Griech or call 368-6804.

June 6, 2007

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Case in the News

Eco - Chic's the trend in wedding planning

The New York Times, June 6, 2007
David Cooperrider, professor and chair of organizational behavior at the Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, discusses the trend of "going green"-- using recycled items, organic produce and other environmentally friendly products -- among certain sectors of the business industry.

California dreaming

Rocky Mountain, June 4, 2007
Editorial quotes Case Western Reserve University Professor of Law Jonathan Adler regarding California's efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in automobiles apart from federal government standards.

Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

Science Daily, June 5, 2007
University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are part of a nationwide research study to determine the safety and effectiveness of a new smallpox vaccine.

Higher Ed News

Challenging the measure of success

Inside Higher Ed, June 6, 2007
F. King Alexander, president of California State University at Long Beach, wants to change the way people evaluate what a college contributes. "I like to ask people: Do you want Princeton or Cal State Long Beach in your economy?" To those who live by U.S. News rankings, or SAT scores, or prestige, or Nobel Prizes, or graduation rates, the answer is a no-brainer: Princeton. But to Alexander, there's a simple way to change the equation: Focus on the raw numbers, not what percentage met the federal definition for graduating.

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