Community Outreach to Various Populations Part of Nursing School's Mission

As part of the 2007 Case for Community Day—Friday, September 21—Case Daily will feature community outreach initiatives being conducted at each of the university's colleges, as well as several campus centers and departments.

flight_nursing.jpg Students, faculty and staff who are part of the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing incorporate community outreach into their educational curriculum on a regular basis as part of the university's overall mission of valuing social responsibility.

The outreach ranges from sharing information about nursing careers with youths to training caregivers of elderly, from assessing health policy and finance among Cleveland communities to preparing to provide disaster relief across the country.

The Nurses Now Club sends faculty and students to speak about the nursing profession at local high schools, while the Discover Nursing program pairs junior and senior high school students planning a nursing or health-related career with mentors from the nursing school.

Nursing students also have an opportunity to assess the health care needs of the community by participating in the Senior Capstone Project. Read more.

Campus News

Plan now to attend the Fall Convocation and Investiture ceremony for President Barbara R. Snyder. Event will take place at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 29 at Severance Hall. A symposium, moderated by former interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, now director of the Inamori Center for Ethics and Excellence, will precede the ceremony, followed by a reception on Freiberger Field. Full details, including registration information, is available online.

For Faculty & Staff

In order to ensure that the initial batch of Travel and Expense or T&E cards are in the cardholder's hands by September 1, T&E applications must be submitted to the Procurement and Distribution Office no later than noon on Wednesday, August 15. Applications received after this date will be processed as quickly as possible; however, staff cannot guarantee that cardholders will have T&E cards by September 1. To expedite issuance, the initial batch of cards only will come directly to the Michelle Adams, program administrator at the university. Cards will be distributed to the budget managers in each area. Learn more.

For Students

A new course, GENE 537, Microscopy-Principles and Applications, will meet from 2:30-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Biomedical Research Building, Room 632. This course, for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, 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.


Looking for a way to give back to the community and have fun at the same time? Come to the University Circle Volunteer Opportunities Fair from 4-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 21 at Church of the Covenant, 11205 Euclid Ave. Learn ways to help the museums, churches, schools and hospitals in University Circle. Free admission, parking, refreshments and guided tours of the church. Musical selections by Cleveland Institute of Music students. Register by calling or sending e-mail to Charolette Harris at 216-707-5027.

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.

August 9, 2007

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Case in the News

Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation gets a $250,000 grant to address nursing shortage

Crain's Cleveland Business, August 9, 2007
The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation has received a $250,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Northwest Health Foundation to address the local nursing shortage. Mt. Sinai will work with the M.E. and F.J. Callahan Foundation in Cleveland, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, the Center for Health Affairs, and the Mt. Sinai Skills and Simulation Center at Case.

U.S. political climate ripe for grassroots groups

Monsters and, August 9, 2007
Comments from Alexander Lamis, a professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, on the rise and influence of grassroots organizations as the campaign season gains momentum.

T-shirts might bring your brand close to immortality

Advertising, August 7, 2007
The popularity of T-shirts and their use as a marketing tool is the subject of this story, with comments from Jason Tirotta, a news and information specialist at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Sara Tucker, disappointed but determined

Inside Higher Ed , August 9, 2007
In December, as she began what promised to be an intense two-year stint as the federal government's top higher education official, Sara Martinez Tucker eyed the challenge in front of her with a mix of excitement, enthusiasm and determination. Listen to a podcast of her interview.

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