Weatherhead School Students Support Ties with Local Agencies to Improve Campus Environment

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.


Known for developing future business and management leaders, the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University also plays a leadership role in reaching out to the community.

During the past year, dozens of Weatherhead School students have volunteered with various local agencies, as well as within the campus community. Some of the area agencies that have benefited include:

  • The Cleveland Foodbank: Students from the management school recently hosted a drive that netted several hundred pounds of canned foods;
  • Cleveland Reads: Weatherhead School students initiated a book drive for this program, which acts as a primary literacy resource for more than 130 youth and adult education programs. Goal is to strengthen and enhance literacy efforts in Greater Cleveland; and
  • Granville Academy: Graduate students volunteered as workshop facilitators for this nonprofit organization devoted to preparing inner city children for successful transition into the college and business worlds.

Read more about the ways the management school is involved in the community.

Campus News

The Rainbow Adoption Health Service, an affiliate of the School of Medicine and University Hospitals, is offering a free two-day workshop on international adoption, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., September 15 and 16 in Lerner Tower, Room 2060. Guest speakers will discuss a range of topics and adoptive families will share their experiences. Anna Mandalakas, the clinic director, will speak and answer questions. To register, contact Lindsey Houlihan at 216-844-6241.

Register by September 15 if planning to attend the fourth annual Women of Achievement Luncheon honoring women faculty who have achieved tenure, promotions, distinguished professorships and other honors this past year. Sponsored by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, the event will be October 11 in Thwing Center, Spartan Room.

The Mood Disorders Program at Case Medical Center is beginning a project with the Ohio National Guard and needs volunteers to participate in a brief, one-time interview to help its study staff gain experience with rating assessments. Compensation provided. Call James Pontau at 216-844-2863 or Emily Caldes at 216-844-2869 for details. Case Medical Center is a partnership between the School of Medicine and University Hospitals.

For Faculty & Staff

Instructional Technology and Academic Computing will have its first Faculty Technology Showcase on October 30. This showcase will feature emerging technologies and innovative uses of technology in teaching, learning and research. All faculty are invited to present, demonstate or submit posters that explain their successful experiences with technology. Proposal submission deadline is October 1. Send e-mail to Mace Mentch for additional information.

For Students

Underrepresented minority students in the sciences and engineering are encouraged to apply for an OSEA undergraduate research internship at Case Western Reserve. These internships are funded at up to $900 per semester. Deadline to apply is September 14. For more information and an application, contact Sheila Pedigo in the SOURCE office, Sears Building, Room 451.

1-2-1 Fitness Center presents the fall "Spartan Shape-up" student membership. Join by September 15 and receive a free "train like a Spartan" T-shirt. Special rates for undergraduate students includes four free personal training sessions, one free nutrition counseling session and unlimited access to group exercise classes. Visit the 1-2-1 Fitness Web site for more information.

Students are invited to the seminar, Finding Research and Creative Endeavor Opportunities, set for 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 18 in Sears Building, Room 451. RSVP to SOURCE and visit online for additional details.


The Friday Public Affairs Discussion Group continues at 12:30 p.m., September 14 in the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, Room 9, lower level of Crawford Hall. Joseph Calabrese, chief executive officer of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority will lead a discussion on the Euclid Corridor Project.

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.

September 13, 2007

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Case in the News

Conservatives bash Kucinich over visit with Syria's president

The Plain Dealer, September 13, 2007
Case Western Reserve University law professor Michael Scharf comments about the law governing travel abroad by elected officials after presidential candidate and alumnus Rep. Dennis Kucinich (WRC '73; GRS '74, communication sciences) stopped in Syria while traveling in the Middle East.

Shedding the light on dark matter

WCPN 90.3 FM online, September 13, 2007
Listen to the Sound of Ideas show discussion on dark matter with Case Western Reserve University's Chris Mihos, professor of astronomy, and Dan Akerib, chair, Department of Physics, in connection with their recent presentation at the Cleveland Science Café.

Higher Ed News

Minority students show gains in college enrollments, but challenges persist, report says

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 13, 2007 (subscription required)
The proportion of minority students among American undergraduates rose to 32 percent in 2004, from 17 percent in 1976, but minority students' academic performance still lags behind that of their white classmates, according to a report released on Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education.

Marketing the M.B.A. to liberal arts majors

The Washington Post, September 13, 2007
Attention liberal-arts majors: You too can get an M.B.A. That's the message Harvard Business School wants to send with a new program launching today. Called 2+2, the initiative allows college students to lock in a spot in Harvard's M.B.A. program by the end of their junior year.

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