Village at 115 Earns High Marks for "Best Practices" in Design, Planning
Case Western Reserve University's Village at 115 continues to draw accolades. And not just from the undergraduate students who live in the two-year-old residential housing complex on the northeast end of campus.
The Society for College and University Planning has awarded the university and its architect and design planner, Goody Clancy of Boston, its 2007 Honor Award for Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component. The national award is one of several the organization gives out to recognize best practices in planning for colleges and universities. Planning can entail academics, campus or master facilities, budget and financial resources, infrastructure or strategic initiatives.
"It is an honor for the university to receive this prestigious award from the Society of College and University Planners recognizing the planning and design of the Village at 115," says Ken Basch, vice president for campus planning and operations. "This is truly a tribute to the hard work, commitment and vision of everyone who contributed countless hours to making the Village at 115 a reality." Read more.
The 1-2-1 Fitness Center offers several programs for getting into shape and overall wellness, including Pilates classes, African Drum and Dance Explosion, the Visual Fitness Planner program, Buff Brides Boot camp and more. For complete details, call 368-1121 or visit the center's Web site.
The Kelvin Smith Library's Past Presidents Exhibit features historical information and intriguing facts about the university's presidents, from the first to Barbara R. Snyder. Trivia such as who was the astronomer, the NASA official and the wagon train driver are featured as part of the exhibit, which is on the main floor of the library throughout the month. Photos, documents and more can be found on KSL's Web site and news blog.
For Faculty & Staff
What's new in human resources? Visit the HR Web site to learn more about benefits, Ease@Work programs, wellness opportunities, new jobs on campus and a host of professional development training programs for supervisors and staff.
Attention graduate students and upper level undergraduates: A new course, GENE 537, Microscopy-Principles and Applications, will meet from 1-2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Biomedical Research Building, Room 632. This course provides an introduction to various types of light microscopy, digital and video imaging techniques and their applications to biological and biomedical sciences via lectures and hands-on experience. Consent of instructor is required. For more information, send an e-mail to Patricia Conrad, assistant professor of genetics, or call 368-0199.
Head over to the Western Reserve Academy Chapel at 8 tonight to hear students with Encore for Strings perform works by Sarasate and more. Free. Also broadcast live on WCLV 104.9-FM. For information and concert schedule, call 216-791-5000 or visit the Cleveland Institute of Music Web site.