Mandel School, Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations both dedicated 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.


At the very core of the mission of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University is a commitment to community service at all levels. Its graduates take their place among social workers, advocates, activists, teachers, trainers and leaders who consistently work toward the improvement of the lives of others and of the communities in which they work.

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations offers one of the nation's most fully developed, highly ranked graduate programs in nonprofit management, and also serves as an important resource for Cleveland's extensive nonprofit community.

Read more about the community outreach initiatives at both the school and the center.

Campus News

The campus community is invited to the third annual Fireworks Show immediately following the Case vs. Denison University football game September 8. The game begins at 7 p.m. at Case Field. The fireworks show, along with several football and basketball games this season, will be webcast via MediaVision. Go to the Spartans broadcast center to catch all the action.

CaseLife -- a student created event calendar and group communications system -- allows the campus community to learn about events, announcements and news, and also features the official forum, classified ads and blogs. Check it out.

University Hospitals and the American Red Cross have teamed up to host 11 Drives for 9/11, a series of blood drives in memory of September 11. The drive at Case Medical Center -- a partnership between Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland -- will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Rainbow Performance area. Donors will receive a commemorative 9/11 memorial pin. Register online (enter sponsor code UH), or call Vanessa Griffin at 216-844-1680.

For Faculty & Staff

The Office of the Provost and The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women are hosting the Fourth Annual Women of Achievement Luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. October 11 in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. Faculty, staff and alumnae are invited to join in honoring women faculty who have been awarded tenure, promotion, distinguished professorships and other honors within the past year. Registration required by September 15 via e-mail or by calling 368-0985.

"From Lab to Industry: What Your Technology Transfer Office Can Do For You!" takes place from 4:30-6 p.m., September 11 in the Wolstein Research Building Auditorium, Room 1413. Learn how to get a patent, commercialize inventions, work with industry partners and more. RSVP via e-mail to Angela Smolik.

For Students

The Jewish Student Group is hosting a New Year's party in honor of the Jewish New Year beginning at 8 p.m., September 8 in Hillel, located behind the Mather Quad.

Second-year and upper-class students: Applications for Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) mentors are due on September 10. ELP mentors are role models, references, advisers, and friends that make a difference in the lives of first-year students. Read more to apply or for more information. Refer questions via e-mail.


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.

Et al

President George W. Bush has named Case Western Reserve alumna and board of trustee member Joie A. Gregor as assistant to the president for presidential personnel. Gregor (GRS '74, anthropology) is currently vice chair of Heidrick & Struggles, a top global executive search firm, and has more than 20 years of experience in executive search and succession planning. Read more about the appointment.

Sports accolades: The cross country program had two student-athletes honored by the University Athletic Association this week. Spartan senior Esther Erb was named the Athlete of the Week on the women's side and junior Dominic Smith was named Co-Athlete of the Week on the men's side. Meanwhile, the men's soccer team earned their highest ranking in school history this week when the National Soccer Coaches Association of America ranked them No. 5 in the nation in their most recent poll.

September 7, 2007

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Encoded in Cleveland

Chronicle of Higher Education September 7, 2007 (subscription required)
Case Western Reserve University made orientation a bit more interesting this summer by sending new students on a scavenger hunt for 2-D codes, a high-tech variation of the familiar bar code. Kate Police, an assistant director in the orientation office, comments.

Delegation of Ohioans to visit Japan

Akron Beacon Journal, September 7, 2007
Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher is heading a delegation of nearly 50 business and economic development leaders to Japan today, hoping to nurture relationships that will lead to new jobs and investments in Ohio. Case Western Reserve University's vice president of research, Mark Coticchia, is part of the group.

New branding reunites alumni, students

The Observer, September 7, 2007
Article about Case Western Reserve University's new branding, and how the campus community is responding to it. Members of the Branding Task Group, students and professors are interviewed.

Higher Ed News

New York Times enters distance learning market

Inside Higher Ed, September 7, 2007
The New York Times on Thursday announced a major push into higher education -- with new efforts to provide distance education, course content and social networking. A number of colleges are already either committed to using the new technologies or are in negotiations to start doing so.

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