College of Arts and Sciences Engages in Community Outreach

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 College of Arts and Sciences houses several community outreach programs that involve active participation of students, faculty and staff.

Several of these programs, conducted by the Center for Science and Mathematics Education, focus on outreach to educators and middle and high school students. For example:

  • The Cleveland Mathematics and Science Partnership, developed with support from the National Science Foundation, offers laboratory-based summer courses for math and science teachers from the Cleveland Municipal Schools.
  • For middle and high school students, there is the Northeast Ohio Regional Science Olympiad, a series of interscholastic competitions hosted by the university since 1987. Each year, teams representing dozens of schools participate in more than 35 science and engineering events coordinated by Case faculty, staff and students.
  • The college affirms its commitment to environmental community service through the Squire Valleevue Farm School Visitation Program, an intensive fieldwork opportunity for middle and high school students that focuses on environmental science and ecology. The program, developed with support from the college, the department of biology, and the Center for Science and Mathematics Education, is conducted by Ana Locci.

Read more about the college and its community outreach initiatives.

Campus News

Case TV, the archive for streaming the university's video assets, has launched Version 2.0, which allows members of the campus community to upload their own videos. Read more.

A research study investigating the effects of snoring (sleep apnea) treatment on sugar levels, blood pressure, and cholesterol is now under way. If eligible, screening for sleep apnea and diabetes will be provided at no cost, and participants will be compensated for their time and will receive medical testing and treatment of sleep apnea at no cost. Potential volunteers need to be between the ages of 18 and 75; have sleep apnea or a history of snoring; have impaired glucose tolerance but not diagnosed diabetes; and must be in otherwise good health without excessive daytime sleepiness. For more details, e-mail Kathryn Clark, or Joan Aylor.

For Faculty & Staff

The Staff Advisory Council will host a staff appreciation reception from 4-6 p.m., September 13 in the Hovorka Atrium. The council will recognize the service of SAC members in the past year and welcome newly elected members to the council. All staff are welcome to attend to meet the new representatives. An RSVP is not necessary but staff members who know they will attend should notify the SAC board.

Planning To Retire? "Getting It and Keeping It," the second in a series of personal money management workshops presented by human resources, will be held from noon to 1 p.m., September 18 in the Inamori Center, Crawford Hall. For more information and to register, send e-mail to

Procurement and Distribution Services is offering Dell Pentium III Towers free to departments for a limited time. Details: Call Andrea Jeffries at 368-1992.

For Students

Interested in tutoring high school students? Provide free tutoring to John Hay High School and Cleveland School of the Arts students as they prepare for the ACT exam. Commitment is three hours a week beginning in October and continuing through December. If interested, send e-mail to Diane Lui.

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing will have an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, September 15 in the first-floor lounge for students considering a program in the nursing disciplines. Meet faculty, students and staff; get questions answered; obtain admission and financial information; and tour the school. For additional information, call the Student Services Office at 368-2529 or send e-mail to the admission office.


Weatherhead Business Fellowship is hosting the first of its speaker luncheon series exploring the issue of integration of Christian faith and business. The free program will begin at 11:30 a.m., September 13 in the Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 02. John Beckett, chair and former president and CEO of Beckett Corp. of Elyria, will speak. Lunch provided first come, first served.

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.

In Memoriam

Theodore J. "Ted" Stepien, 82, a former owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers whose propensity for trading away draft picks resulted in an NBA rule change, died Monday at his home in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. Stepien received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Western Reserve University's Cleveland College in 1949 and a master's degree in education in 1958. Read the full obituary.

September 11, 2007

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Case in the News

History buffs, best friends earn full-ride scholarships

The, September 10, 2007
Molly Berger, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, comments about the process that awarded two students full scholarships to the university through the National History Day competition.

A cup of tea solves everything, September 9, 2007
Report on a study about tea conducted by researchers at Case Western Reserve University and published in the Journal of Nutrition that touts the benefits of the antioxidants found in tea—the drink of choice for many in Great Britain.

Higher Ed News

Campus bomb threats mount

Inside Higher Ed, September 11, 2007
Some colleges and universities that have been receiving e-mailed bomb threats over the past several weeks encountered a new development Monday morning when they opened messages sent over the weekend claiming that an attack would occur at an unnamed campus today—the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

Dartmouth expands board, reducing role of alumni

The New York Times, September 10, 2007
Dartmouth College announced late Saturday night that its board of trustees would expand to 24 members, two-thirds chosen by the college and one-third elected by the alumni.

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