Cleveland Foundation to Manage Endowment for Acting, Theater Program

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Tom White is shooting for a role in a Broadway hit. He plans to reach that goal with the apprenticeship training he will begin this fall through the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Play House M.F.A. Acting Program, a three-year immersion in theater and acting.

Case Western Reserve and the Cleveland Play House have launched a $10-million fundraising campaign to sustain the Case/Cleveland Play House M.F.A. Acting Program. The organizations have turned to the Cleveland Foundation, with its 93 years of expertise in philanthropy, to manage the newly established Case/Cleveland Play House M.F.A. Endowment Fund.

The education for White and seven other aspiring actors in the Class of 2010 will cost $250,000 in annual collaboration expenses. Students also receive tuition waivers and $11,000 stipends that allow those in the highly competitive and selective program to live and think theater day in and day out for the next three years.

The Case and Cleveland Play House collaboration began in 1996, when the oldest Cleveland theater group (the Eldred Theater at Case) and one of the leading regional theaters combined their organizational strengths to provide a new theater training program. Read more.

Campus News

The university will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 to observe the Fourth of July holiday. Case Daily will not publish on that date.

The Summer Campus Barbecue will not be held on Wednesday, July 4 due to the university holiday. The schedule will resume on Wednesday, July 11. Refer to the online menu for details.

Join Marcia Camino from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Yoga on the Quad (behind Adelbert Hall; rain site is the ground floor of Crawford Hall). Free and open to the campus community. Refer to the summer yoga Web site for more information or send e-mail to Marcia Camino.

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women will reopen on Thursday, July 5 following a staff attendance at a recent conference. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays.

For Faculty & Staff

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC), through the SAC Fringe Benefits Committee, has a survey to gather opinions on benefits offered through the university to document the diverse experiences of the staff regarding the benefits program, as well as to have a pulse on benefits needs. Responses will provide direction to the committee for the upcoming year. The committee also is seeking input about benefits that are not currently available, and space is provided to comment on individual experiences with the benefits program (tuition, health care, dental care, vision care, etc.). The survey is short and confidential. Staff members who would like to participate in the survey and who have not already received the URL address should send an e-mail to Kathryn Howard.

Visit the SAC Web site to review the summary of the recent Staff Morale Survey.

For Students

The U.S. Department of State encourages students who plan to travel abroad during the summer to check the department's Web site for updates and travel advisories.

Events

Each Thursday evening from 10-11 p.m., "Live From Cleveland" presents local and regional bands playing live in the studios of WRUW-FM 91.1, on the Case campus. Tune in this week to hear CuDa Jazz. For a complete schedule, send e-mail to Steve Barrett.

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.

July 03, 2007

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Case in the News

The future of futurism

Houston Chronicle, July 1, 2007
Lawrence Krauss, a physics and astronomy professor at Case Western Reserve University, comments on the future of science fiction.

Grieving widow's dilemma bittersweet

Akron Beacon Journal, June 30, 2007
Review of Thrity Umrigar's new novel, If Today Be Sweet. Umrigar is an associate professor of English at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

With doors open to neighbors, N.Y.U. shapes plan for growth

New York Times, July 2, 2007
New York University and Greenwich Village seem woven into each other. The school recently held an open house for neighborhood residents as part of a planning process that the university says would shape its growth more deliberately, give the community more say -- and, it hopes, makes an expansion more palatable.

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