Upward Bound/TRIO Celebrates 41 years at Case Western Reserve University

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Upward Bound, the national program aimed toward motivating and preparing disadvantaged students for higher education, endured significant cutbacks in funding this year. Fortunately, the program affiliated with Case Western Reserve University survived budget cuts and received a little over $2 million, allowing it to continue operating for the next four years.

"This is our 41st year on campus. To continue is significant, because so many other programs lost their funding. There was stiff competition," said Debra Gardenhire, the program's director.

This year, Upward Bound's summer residential program begins on June 17 and runs through the end of July, and 82 students will reside on campus at Norton House. It's important for the students to stay on campus and get the full college experience, Gardenhire explained. To foster ties on campus, she and her staff work closely with other university departments. "We are part of the Case community, and we want this to be a community effort." Read more.

Campus News

The June 2007 Research Regulator is now available. Read the newsletter and take the quiz for one credit in the Continuing Research Education Credit program.

Students, faculty, staff and recreation cardholders: It is time to renew Veale Center lockers 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. Stop by the Veale issue room by June 29 to renew lockers and to remove belongings if locker is not going to be renewed. Leftover items will be stored until August 3 and then discarded.

For Faculty & Staff

Tuition waivers are currently being processed for the summer session. All eligible employees who are applying for a tuition waiver must have their supervisor's approval on the tuition waiver form, even for classes that are taken in the evening or during the weekend. For more information, contact Michelle Belle.

For Students

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

Events

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is hosting a book discussion on Professor of English Thrity Umrigar's novel The Space Between Us from noon to 1 p.m. on June 20 at the SAGES café. Participants are asked to read the first 112 pages. RSVP to Katie Hanna.

The Cleveland Music School Settlement is offering a discount to employees of UCI member institutions for the upcoming concert, Congo Square featuring The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Odadaa, on June 18 at the Allen Theater. To take advantage of the discount, employees or members must call 216-421-5806 ext. 119 and purchase their tickets through The Settlement. Discount code is UCI10. Tickets must be purchased no later than June 15 by 5 p.m.

The Rainbow Center for Global Child Health and Center for Global Health and Disease announces the Eleventh Annual Management of Humanitarian Emergencies: Focus on Children and Families, from June 18-22. This five-day course is targeted toward people who may be involved with responding to disaster events, including physicians, nurses, psychologists, teachers and social workers. For more information, contact Joan Farmer at 216-844-5050.

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 14, 2007

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Case in the News

Shows give Cleveland a road map for change

The Plain Dealer, June 14, 2007
This article discusses new offerings at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, the proposed University Arts and Retail District in University Circle, and Case Western Reserve University's role in the development.

America's secret obsession

The Washington Post, June 10, 2007
In an op-ed piece, Ted Gup, Shirley Wormser Professor of Journalism at Case Western Reserve University, writes about the nation's obsession with secrecy, how it's redefining public and private institutions, and its toll on the lives of ordinary citizens.

Winning formula needs replicating

The Plain Dealer, June 14, 2007
Columnist Phillip Morris writes about two academic stars from the Cleveland Municipal School District, and how their determination to succeed, along with their parents' involvement, kept them on the right path. One of the students profiled is Alfred Preston, who will attend Case Western Reserve University this fall.

Higher Ed News

Fuzzy understandings of FERPA

Inside Higher Ed, June 14, 2007
A federal report on the Virginia Tech shootings considers the misunderstanding of federal and state privacy laws to be a "substantial obstacle" to the information sharing needed to protect students.

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