Alumni House Grand Opening Set for October 4


The place where you belong has been the informal tagline of the proposed Alumni House for all graduates of Case Western Reserve University and its predecessor schools.

On October 4 alumni will have the first of many opportunities to visit the house at 11310 Juniper Drive while in Cleveland -- where they will seek to reconnect with classmates, convene a committee meeting, meet former professors for lunch or catch up on e-mail and business-related correspondence -- as the Alumni House will have its formal grand opening celebration at 5 p.m.

The dedication ceremony will be a highlight of Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2007 festivities, this year set for October 4-7. Alumni and guests can tour the house; other informal social events will take place at the house throughout the weekend.

The house, built in 1911 and purchased by the university in 1953, has experienced a $2.5 million renovation and upgrade. Spearheading this effort is architect and Adelbert College alumnus Richard Bowen (ADL '59) of Richard L. Bowen and Associates, Inc. Read more.

Campus News

Cleveland Municipal School District's Hats Off to CMSD Kids Day will take place Tuesday, October 2. The Center for Community Partnerships invites campus members who can to stop by a participating Cleveland school for 15 minutes to cheer on the students as they arrive to school. The goal is to encourage students to do well throughout the year. Refer to the list of schools participating for details.

Reminder: 1-2-1 Fitness Center will provide flu shots from 4:30-6:30 today, October 1 and Tuesday, October 2 at the center. Stop in or send e-mail to Bryn Mota to schedule an appointment. Cost is $28.

For Faculty & Staff

Web training continues for faculty and staff members who need to learn more about Travelport, the online booking tool that may be used to make Internet travel reservations using the university's Business Travel Account, e.g., a central university credit card to which travel may be charged. Travelport is a feature of Traveline Travel Services, the university' preferred travel vendor. Learn more and sign up for a session online.

For Students

More than 100 employers will attend this year's Fall Career Fair on Thursday, October 4 in the Veale Center. Businesses, hospitals, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations plan to recruit potential employees during the 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. event. The fair, sponsored by the Career Center, is only open to Case students and alumni. Students from all academic majors are welcome. Visit the Career Center's Web site for a list of employers and other details.


Take a walking tour of the Putnam Sculpture Collection and learn about some of the outstanding examples of regional sculpture on campus and in University Circle including the newest sculpture Inner Circle by artist and Cleveland Institute of Art President David Deming. Tour takes place from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 2. Meet at Merging in front of Guilford House.

University Circle Inc. is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Learn about the circle's development over time and its plans for the future. Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Synder will be the keynote speaker. Event takes place from 5:30-9 p.m., Friday, October 12 at Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd. RSVP by October 5. Call (216) 791-3900 for details and cost.

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.

October 1, 2007

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Case in the News

Case sets sights on capital campaign

Crain's Cleveland Business, October 1, 2007 (subscription required)
Case Western Reserve University is laying the foundation to launch its first capital campaign in more than a decade.

Case doctorate focuses on practice of nursing

Crain's Cleveland Business, October 1, 2007 (subscription required)
In 2005, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University revamped its nursing doctorate, switching the program's focus from research to practice. The school graduated the first Doctor of Nursing Practice -- or DNP -- class this summer.

Robbery suspect accused of murder

Louisville Courier-Journal, September 29, 2007
Lewis Katz, a professor of law at Case Western Reserve University and an expert in criminal law and procedure, comments on a case in Kentucky where a teenage robber's accomplice is charged with his murder.

Higher Ed News

Yale law, newly defeated, allows military recruiters

New York Times, September 30, 2007
For five years, Yale Law School has fought to restrict military recruiters from its job fairs because of the Pentagon's policy that bars openly gay or bisexual people from the military. But with the federal government threatening to withhold $350 million in grants if the university does not assist the recruiters, that fight will all but end today.

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