Case School of Engineering Makes Commitment to Community Service
As part of the 2007 Case for Community Day -- being held this year on 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.
The Case School of Engineering prepares students to lead the advancement of technology and to create new processes, products, methods, materials and systems that benefit society. It employs these same methods as part of its community outreach.
"In addition to maintaining the strength of our academic and research activities, I firmly believe the entire campus has the responsibility of giving back to the community," said Dean Norman Tien.
An example of giving back to the community is Polymers Can be Fun, a pioneering outreach program in partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. In this program, Case volunteers educate children and their families about how plastics—and their forerunners, polymers—are beneficial in everyday life. Read more.
Case Western Reserve University Protective Services has issued a security alert for an incident that occurred on East 108th Street, near campus. Read the full alert.
Case Daily will not publish on Monday, September 3 due to the university's observance of the Labor Day holiday. The next issue of Case Daily will be Tuesday, September 4.
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) recently announced the renewal of its partnership with the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) and the U.S. Census Bureau. Since 2002, KSL has been the official mirror site for the United States Census 2000 ASCII data files, and is pleased to have GPO renew the partnership through 2011. Details about the files, the partnership and the Federal Depository Library Program, of which KSL is a member, are on the KSL News Blog .
For Faculty & Staff
The Staff Advisory Council invites all staff to participate in the 2007 election of representatives for the 2007-2009 term of office. Vote online. Election ballots will close at midnight, Friday, August 31.
The Case Chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery has cancelled this evening's event at The Spot.
Students interested in wrestling for the Spartans this season should come to the Veale Center at 5 p.m., Wednesday, September 5. The meeting will be held in the Hall of Fame Room.
Solstice, the university's only all-female a cappella group, will hold open auditions from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, September 4 in Thwing Center, 1914 Lounge. Come prepared to sing a few verses from any song of your choice. Callbacks will be held from 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 5. Details are online or send e-mail to Solstice.
The Weatherhead Business Fellowship will host its kickoff party from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., September 6 at the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 02. Snacks and beverages will be served. All students, faculty and staff who are interested in the integration of Christian faith and business are invited.
Mandel School Herman Stein Lecture in International Social Welfare will welcome Michael Sherradan, creator of the widely praised Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), a matched savings program designed to help the working poor. His lecture, "Assets, Social Policy and Community Development," will take place from 2-4 p.m., Friday, September 7 in the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 213. Details: E-mail to Pamela Carson.
J.B. Silvers, Elizabeth and William Treuhaft Professor of Health Systems Management at the Weatherhead School of Management, was recently appointed to a second three-year term as one of six public members of the board of the Joint Commission that accredits over 15,000 hospitals and health institutions around the world. He also is vice chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.
The Case football program welcomed 51 new players on August 9 for the opening of camp. The Spartans won two out of their last three games in 2006 to finish 5-5. They open the 2007 campaign at Oberlin College on Saturday, September 1.
Susan Tullai-McGuinness, assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, was inducted into the Lakeland Community College Alumni Hall of Fame on August 9.