Case Western Reserve Places on Honor Roll of New Online LGBT Index


Campus Pride—a leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus organizations working to create safer, friendlier lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender environments on campuses—recently launched the LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index. Case Western Reserve University has received three out of five stars on the index, earning a place on the Honor Roll.

Academic life, student life, policies and practice, housing and residence life, and counseling and health services are just a few of the criteria measured for the new index. The university was cited for expressly using the words sexual orientation, transgender, transsexual and/or gender identity/expression in its nondiscriminatory statement and Equal Employment Opportunity policy, which are in print materials and posted online. Read more.

Alumni Weekend and Homecoming to Include Cleveland Indians Preview Party

The campus is invited to cheer the home team—the Cleveland Indians—from 5 p.m. to midnight, October 5 during the Taste of Cleveland event as part of Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. Come to a Tribe Preview Party at the House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., complete with the House of Blues's signature voodoo shrimp and live music by Eric Selner. Students are free; $15 for alumni, faculty and staff. Free bus shuttles to and from Thwing Center to the downtown establishment. Register online.

Campus News

Campus members, alumni and friends of the university are invited to hear David Shipler, author of The Working Poor: Invisible in America, speak at 12:30 p.m., October 5, at Amasa Stone Chapel. Tickets are not required for the free event. A reception sponsored by Alumni Relations will precede his talk. The University Bookstore will sell copies of his books at the chapel in conjunction with a book signing immediately following his talk. In addition, Shipler will speak earlier that day at the City Club of Cleveland. His appearance is part of the Alumni Weekend and Homecoming .

The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women is sponsoring the WellWomen Series, open to students, staff and faculty from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., October 4 in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. This a free relaxation and stress management workshop featuring Bill Hale. Lunch provided. RSVP by calling 368-0985.

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 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.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. Heather Morrison, professor and chair, Department of Astronomy, is the keynote speaker. RSVP via e-mail or by calling 368-0985.

For Students

Undergraduates: Consider inviting loved ones to Family Weekend 2007, November 2-4, which offers a fun, unique and memorable opportunity for students to share campus life with their families. There is a registration fee for each family member to attend, which covers the cost of meals and events; Case students are free. Registrations must be completed by October 24.

Students participating in the October 6 AIDS Walk Cleveland are invited to a preparty being held from 7-9 p.m., October 4 at the Spot. Attendees will be able to decorate T-shirts, share pizza, listen to live music and meet fellow walkers. Those who have not yet registered can still participate with a university-affiliated team, create one, or walk individually.


Halloween at the Farm takes place from 5-10 p.m., October 27. This annual tradition brings the entire campus community together for food, live music, hay rides, pumpkin carving, children's activities and more. Free.

A Peace Corps information presentation is being held from 6-8 p.m., October 4 in Sears, Room 356. Peace Corps regional recruiter Aimee Schattner will be joined by Regan Silvestri, a senior research associate in the chemistry department, who will share personal accounts as volunteers.

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 3, 2007

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Case in the News

Case Western Reserve University professor stuck in Panama gets visa

The Plain Dealer, October 3, 2007
Story about Marixa Lasso, assistant professor of history at Case Western Reserve University, who was stuck in Panama because her visa was in limbo. She was granted the visa by the State Department on Monday, and she plans to return to Cleveland in January.

Schools hope honors offerings help sway top-notch students

Crain's Cleveland Business, October 1, 2007 (subscription required)
Honors colleges and programs are one way that schools are competing for the best and the brightest students. Case Western Reserve University has a pre-professional scholars program, where students earn provisional acceptance into the university's medical, dental, social work or law schools before they even enter as freshmen. Jonathan Wehner, associate director of undergraduate admissions, and Christine DeSalvo Miller, senior assistant director of undergraduate admissions, provide insight.

Higher Ed News

Research for undergrads, 'early and often'

Inside Higher Ed, October 3, 2007
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a nonprofit organization that funds biomedical research and initiatives to boost science teaching, is taking a step in that direction by introducing a national genomics course directed toward freshmen.

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