University to Celebrate Fall Convocation, Investiture Ceremony
Case Western Reserve University's 2007 Annual Fall Convocation + Investiture Ceremony for new president Barbara R. Snyder will be held at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 29 in Severance Hall. A reception will follow immediately on Freiberger Field.
The annual Fall Convocation, a bookend to Commencement, is the first formal celebration to open up the new academic year. The program includes an academic procession and a keynote speaker.
This year the event will double as the formal investiture ceremony for Snyder, who assumed her position as university president--the first woman to hold the office--on July 1. Snyder will give the keynote address.
All faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university are invited; however, seating is limited. To attend, register online now.
Faculty, deans and vice presidents who wish to participate in the procession are asked to come fully robed in their academic regalia and must complete a separate online registration form.
David K. Shipler, author of the The Working Poor: Invisible in America, the common reading for this year, will speak on campus October 5.
The Children's Technology Workshop, or CTWorkshop, lets children ages 7-14 take home either a computer video game or a stop-action animated movie that they make themselves. CTWorkshop is hosting two icamps at Case with special University Circle discounts. The first camp session is July 16-20; the second session is August 6-10. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Refer to CTWorkshop online for details or call 440-484-2222. Mention this notice to receive a discount.
1-2-1 Fitness Center is offering a free fitness analysis through the Visual Fitness Planner, a computer software program that generates a three-dimensional replica of the body based on height, weight, body fat and age. Using a before and after picture, participants will see how the body will transform with exercise and proper nutrition. Additional computer assessments can reveal ways to lower the risk for cancer, stroke or high blood pressure. Call 216-368-1121 or send e-mail to Julie for details.
For Faculty & Staff
Need a place to hold a conference, meeting, retreat or social event this summer? Consider the Manor House at the university-owned Squire Valleevue Farm. Rental fees vary depending on the group affiliation, type of event and day of the event. To learn more or to reserve the facility, visit the farm Web site or call Patty at 216-368-0274.
This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.
The Center for Community Partnerships invites campus members to participate in Walk and Roll Cleveland, a chance to explore the culturally diverse neighborhoods along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in University Circle. Event will take place on four Sundays in August. Participants can walk, jog, run or ride a bike throughout Rockefeller Park that extends from Lake Erie to University Circle. Learn more.