University to Celebrate Fall Convocation, Investiture Ceremony

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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.

Campus News

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.

For Students

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

Events

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.

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 11, 2007

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Case in the News

Case, Play House to raise $10 million for program

The Plain Dealer, July 11, 2007
Report on efforts by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Play House to raise funds to build and sustain the joint graduate program in theater.

Helping hands

Crain's Cleveland Business, July 10, 2007
Columnist talks with Stephen Post, a professor of bioethics at Case Western Reserve University and author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People, about the recent USA Today story looking at volunteerism rates nationwide.

Streaming video: The bridge between traditions and innovation

Educause Review, July/August 2007 issue
Column by Case Western Reserve University Instructional Technology and Academic Computing staff members Wendy Shapiro, Mace Mentch and Michael Kubit highlights the university's MediaVision Courseware.

Higher Ed News

Bush threatens veto of student aid bill

Inside Higher Ed , July 11, 2007
As the House of Representatives prepares to vote as soon as today on budget legislation that would take $19 billion from student loan providers and use most of it to increase the maximum Pell Grant and cut the interest rate on some loans in half, President Bush has threatened to veto the measure.

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