Village at 115 Earns High Marks for "Best Practices" in Design, Planning

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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.

Campus News

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.

For Students

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.

Events

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.

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 19, 2007

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Case in the News

Case taps Penn State official for key post

Crain's Cleveland Business, July 19, 2007
Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder names Randall Deike the university's new vice president for enrollment management.

Dems tout challenger to Ohio Republican who breezed by in '06 House race

The New York Times, July 18, 2007
Alexander P. Lamis, political science professor at Case Western Reserve University, comments about how Ohio's House and Senate leaders may fare against challengers in the 2008 presidential election.

Leaders don't just lip-sync

The Plain Dealer, July 17, 2007 opinion
A perspective on the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine annual White Coat ceremony for medical school students, with keynote speaker Edgar B. Jackson Jr. (CLC '62, MED '66), former chief of staff at University Hospitals and the first African American to hold the position of professor of clinical medicine at Case.

Higher Ed News

Scholars of altruism explain what works and what does not at conference on philanthropy

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 19, 2007 "subscription required"
Campaigns to raise money for colleges and other philanthropic causes, at once an act of psychological appeal and financial solicitation, are increasingly the subject of research by scholars of altruism. A recent conference illuminated the status of the field, showing what approaches seem to work best and what conventional wisdom may be open to question.

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