Case Western Reserve University Names First Louis Stokes Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship Recipient
Larry Boyd, a recent graduate of Cleveland's East Technical High School, has been named the first recipient of the Louis Stokes Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship at Case Western Reserve University. Boyd will enroll at the university this fall.
The scholarship, renewable for four years of undergraduate study, was established to provide funding to students who are economically and/or educationally disadvantaged and are likely to succeed in a competitive academic environment. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus nominate students.
"I'm very appreciative of this award and very proud to receive it," said Boyd, a first-generation college student. "This award provides me with a great start to my college career and something to keep focused on in the future."
Boyd ranked second of 87 students in his graduating class and took postsecondary classes at Cuyahoga Community College. He also worked with his peers as a math tutor and teaching assistant and was a member of the National Honor Society, Education Talent Search and the Look Up to Cleveland diversity group. Read more.
Information Technology Services announces that it is upgrading the Case Software Center on July 24. This upgrade will feature a new, user-friendly interface, with clear graphics and intuitive descriptions of each product, and will also include Microsoft's Vista operating system upgrade software. Contact the software center via e-mail with questions.
The 2007 Party on the Quad will be held from 3-6 p.m. today on the Case quad (rain site: Adelbert Gym). Featuring Case Idol (singing contest), a dance contest, the "Who's Smarter than a Clevelander" trivia game, a hula-hoop contest, and music and food.
For Faculty & Staff
The Office of Alumni Relations is hosting a Summer Send-off at Jacobs Field on July 26 to celebrate the Class of 2011 and returning students. Faculty and staff may also attend the baseball game, beginning at 7:05 p.m., featuring the Cleveland Indians vs. the Boston Red Sox. Tickets, $18, can be purchased online and must be picked up by noon on July 26 from the Alumni Relations office in the BioEnterprise Building. Call 368-6280 with any questions.
Lunch time learning for staff: "Can't We All Just Get Along?: Conflict Management -- Taking the Heat," will be presented by Kyra Rothenberg from noon to 1 p.m. on July 24 in the SAGES Classroom, located in Crawford Hall. This fun, interactive program will help participants identify types of conflict, why conflict should not be avoided, and how to conduct it toward a positive end. Register via e-mail.
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Case School of Engineering Dean Norman Tien will serve as a panelist at the next Corporate Club at Landerhaven Series Luncheon beginning at noon on August 9. The topic is "Looking Back, Moving Forward." Event details can be found online.
Marsha Pyle, an associate professor in the School of Dental Medicine's Department of Oral Diagnosis and Radiology, and associate dean for education, was recently announced as chair-elect of the American Dental Association's Joint Commission on National Board Dental Examinations. Her term begins in October.
Robert Daroff, interim chair of the Department of Neurology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, has been selected to receive the 2008 A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurologic Education.