Alumni Weekend and Homecoming: A time for all


Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2007 is not just for graduates of Case Western Reserve University. Alumni and the entire campus community are invited to take part in a host of activities designed to generate unity, enthusiasm and pride among all university constituents.

Set aside October 4-7 to attend variety of day and evening events that will offer a little something for everyone: anniversary class and all-alumni reunions; sports, music, parades and dancing; and educational programs, tours and lectures.

Alumni employees and those beyond the campus are invited to christen the new Alumni House, 11310 Juniper Road, a much-anticipated million-dollar renovation project. The dedication will begin at 5 p.m., October 4. Take a tour of the building and have refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.

Homecoming activities on Saturday, October 6 will feature traditional events planned and coordinated by student, campus and Greek organizations. A powder puff football game, a spirit banner contest, the homecoming parade and the crowning of a homecoming king and queen are tried-and-true favorites. Former athletes are asked to wear their letter-embossed uniforms and walk along a designated route as the parade gets under way at 10:30 a.m. Read more.

Security Alert

Case Western Reserve University Police and Security Services has issued a security alert for an incident that occurred on September 20, 2007. Read the alert.

Campus News

Case Western Reserve University went live with the Admissions, Campus Community and Schedule of Classes modules of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 9.0 this week. To find out more details about how the Student Information System and each of its modules works, go to the Web site.

"Northern Exposures," the 10th edition of the continuing Campus Markings contest, is now available for entries. Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the University in Society (ISUS), the contest awards prizes to those who most accurately and promptly identify the campus locations pictured. This edition focuses on the north campus. Visit the ISUS gallery on the fourth floor of Sears Library Building or the Web site for details. Entries are due by October 19.

September is Women's Health Month. For events and activities, visit the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women Web site.

For Faculty & Staff

The Faculty Search Guidelines and associated forms have been revised and are available for download on the Faculty Diversity Office Web site. The guidelines help search committees navigate the administrative forms and the process of advertising, recruitment, and candidate visits. Any department initiating a search for new faculty can review the new protocols and guidelines, best practices for recruiting, and additional search strategies that will help departments attain their recruitment goals.

For Students

The Case Chapter of Habitat for Humanity will hold its 5th Annual "Let's Shack Up" event on the Kelvin Smith Library Oval beginning at 8 p.m., September 28. Students will spend the night outside in cardboard box houses to raise awareness about poverty, housing and homelessness. Students are asked to try to raise a minimum of $25 or $150 dollars per group by getting others to donate to the cause. All proceeds will benefit Case's chapter of Habitat for Humanity, with a goal of sponsoring a house in collaboration with the Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. E-mail the organization for more details.


Ellen Landau, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, presents a lecture, "Action/Re-action: The Artistic Friendship of Jackson Pollock and Herbert Matter," beginning at 2 p.m., September 23 in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Murch Auditorium. Tickets and pricing information are available online.

The Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering and the Center for Layered Polymer Systems (CLiPS) is hosting the "NSF INSPIRE" undergraduate polymer/materials research conference today and September 22. Send e-mail to David Schiraldi for more details.

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

Helen Harrington Evans, professor emerita of radiation oncology at the School of Medicine, died Wednesday, September 19 following heart surgery. Dr. Evans was an internationally recognized investigator as well as a strongly engaged member of the medical school and university communities. Read the notice.

Musa Haxhiu, 68, professor of pediatrics and director of the Neonatal Respiratory Biology Laboratories of the Division of Neonatology, died of cancer September 17. Dr. Haxhiu emigrated from Kosovo to Cleveland in the 1980s, having been recruited by Neil Cherniack. He was a remarkably creative scientist and teacher who served as mentor to countless students, fellows and faculty. Read the notice.

Et al

The university's Information Technology Services department was recently honored by ComputerWorld for "Best Infrastructure Network Management for 2007."

The Lux chapter of Mortar Board at Case Western Reserve University was presented with the Silver Torch Award for the 2006-2007 academic year at the organization's recent national conference. The award acknowledges a chapter's timeliness and dedication while exemplifying the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service.

September 21, 2007

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Case in the News

Internships give college students real–life work experience, chance to explore possibilities

The Plain Dealer, September 21, 2007
The value of internships is the focus of this story, with comments from Case Western Reserve University's Kristen Deaton, a specialist with the Experiential Learning Center and Benjamin Chodroff, a computer engineering student.

Within3 and MedWish International to build network for donating medical supplies to developing nations, September 20, 2007
Story about the efforts of Within3 to recover reuseable medical supplies for use developing nations. Within3 is in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a portfolio company of BioEnterprise, a nonprofit business accelerator chartered by the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals and Summa Health Care.

Higher Ed News

Cleveland State-University of Akron merger subject of much talk

The Plain Dealer, September 21, 2007
An idea to shake up the state's college system could combine Cleveland State University and the University of Akron and bring a medical school to downtown Cleveland.

Rumsfeld as fellow draws a protest at Stanford

The New York Times, September 21, 2007
The appointment of Donald H. Rumsfeld, the former defense secretary, as a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution is drawing fierce protests from faculty members and students at Stanford University and is threatening to rekindle tensions between the institution, a conservative research body, and the more liberal campus.

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