College 360 Helps Students Learn, Play, Explore and Work

cleveland.jpgHow to attract 18- to 24-year-olds to colleges and universities in Northeast Ohio, then provide them with meaningful employment upon graduation is an ongoing challenge for educators and business leaders alike.

A regional nonprofit group called the College 360° Initiative wants to alleviate what has been termed drain brain that many Northeast Ohio communities currently face. Case Western Reserve University is one of 16 college partners working with the College 360° to develop key messages and implement activities to reach young people and begin to get them excited about learning, living, exploring and working in Northeast Ohio.

By leveraging and integrating the region's higher education assets with the distinctive strengths of the community, College 360° hopes to increase the region's supply of college educated workers by attracting them at two ends of the student life cycle: When the student begins choosing a college and when the student graduates and seeks employment. Read more.

Campus News

Representatives from Case Western Reserve University will be marching in the annual Cleveland Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Pride Parade on Saturday, June 16. Those interested in marching should meet at West 3rd St. and Rockwell Ave. in downtown Cleveland at 11 a.m. Contact Rob Kinsey for more information. The parade will be followed by this year's Pride Festival, "Cruising with Pride," which features entertainment, vendors, and food. The festival runs from noon to 8 p.m. at Voinovich Park at East 9th St. and Lake Erie.

1-2-1 Fitness Center's "Choose To Lose Summer Bootcamp" begins June 18. The eight-week program will include a health assessment, metabolic fingerprint testing, and weekly consultations with a personal trainer. For fees and other information, refer to the health club's Web site.

For Faculty & Staff

The Department of Human Resources will host the Staff Awards Brunch from 10 a.m. to noon on June 15 in the Thwing Center ballroom. The annual event recognizes and honors employees with 10 and 25 years of service with the university, along with the recipients of the President's Award for Distinguished Service for 2007. Refer to the HR Web site for complete details and list of honorees.

For Students

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"Genetic Research in Human Subjects," presented by the Office of Research Compliance and the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law, takes place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on June 20 at the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium, Room 1413. Experts will discuss ethical issues in the design and conduct of human genetic research. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch. Read more for details and to RSVP.

Charter Life Sciences and Triathlon Ventures, venture capital firms specializing in bioscience-related investing, have teamed with BioEnterprise and Case Western Reserve University to present Bio Boot Camp Cleveland from 1-4 p.m., June 19 in the Wolstein Research Auditorium. The free program is open to inventors and entrepreneurs who want to learn what it takes to launch a health care technology startup business. Refer to BioEnterprise online for more details, or contact Mia Smith at (216)658-3973.

Refer to the Web event calendar for a list of events and activities on campus and in the community today and in the days ahead.

June 13, 2007

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Case in the News

Officials say few stores sell smokes to minors

The Plain Dealer, June 13, 2007
Cuyahoga County health officials Tuesday trumpeted their success at keeping cigarettes away from teenagers. However, the number of underage tobacco users has held steady for years. Jean Frank, director of community initiatives at Case Western Reserve University's department of family medicine, comments.

Changing the climate

National Review Online, June 12, 2007
In an op-ed piece, Jonathan Adler, a law professor and director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, discusses the Bush administration's climate-change policies.

Volunteer: Help others and yourself

Orlando Sentinel, June 12, 2007
Could volunteering be good for your health? A new report that draws from the results of more than 30 studies on the topic says yes. Stephen Post, director of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Higher Ed News

FBI warns universities to watch out for spies, June 12, 2007
The head of the FBI's Boston office is warning the region's top universities to be on the lookout for foreign spies or potential terrorists who might be trying to steal unclassified, yet sensitive, research.

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