Ted Gup to be inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame on October 25
If Ted Gup hadn't forgotten his wallet at the Akron Beacon Journal office in 1974, he may not be the reporter headed to the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame on October 25. The Case Western Reserve University Shirley Wormser Professor of Journalism recalled that he was a story away from being fired by the newspaper during a six-week tryout.
That all changed when he was on his way to cover a sewer board meeting and stopped for dinner. After eating, he realized he had no wallet. When he apologized to the owner of the Tasty Drive-in on Manchester Road, south of Akron, the owner replied "pay later" and that "people do that all the time." The kindness inspired a news article.
"That feature saved my job," said Gup, who has gone on to write investigative works for the Washington Post and Time magazine and a host of bylined freelance articles for such magazines as National Geographic and Audubon. Read more.
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity will present its fall workshop series. The first, "Micro-Inequities," led by Associate Professor of Nursing John Clochesy, will take place from noon to 1 p.m., October 9 in Nord Hall, Room 310. Workshop will focus on the subtle putdowns, snubs, dismissive gestures and sarcastic tones that lead to lower morale and productivity in the workplace. To register, contact Erica Merritt at 368-4786.
"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.
For Faculty & Staff
The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Faculty Colloquium Series gets under way on October 18. David Crampton, assistant professor of social work, will discuss "The Not So Bleak Prospect for Public Child Welfare—A Response to Alvin Schorr." The program is for Mandel School faculty, doctoral and master students and interested staff designed to share information and show the many research projects happening at the school. The Brown Bag lunches are from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in the Mandel School, Rooms 320 B and C.
First- and second-year students who are signed up on a meal plan are invited to participate in a focus group to discuss changes to Leutner Café. The sessions take place from 7-9 tonight and 5-9 p.m., October 9, and last one hour. Participants will receive a Starbucks gift card. To participate, send an e-mail to Emily Demers.
Phi Mu and Sigma Phi Epsilon will host their annual 24-hour Flag Football Marathon from 5 p.m., October 12 to 5 p.m., October 13. Come watch the game, hear music and enter for a chance to win several prizes. Interested participants should send an e-mail to Van T.Ngu yen.
Case Conversations on Child Research and Policy series will focus on "Children's Participation in Out-of-School Activities: The Impact of Family and Neighborhood," at 11:45 a.m., October 9 in Thwing Center, 1914 Lounge. Faculty members other experts will speak. Light lunch provided. Sponsored by the university's Schubert Center for Child Studies. Read more.
Robert Pinsky, U.S. Poet Laureate from 1997-2000, will speak on October 11 about "The Popularity of Poetry in the United States," as part of the 2007 Silver Scholar Lecture. Refreshments at 4 p.m., lecture at 4:30 p.m., Thwing Center ballroom. Free.
The Case School of Engineering is hosting the inaugural Coulter-Case Lectureship in Biomedical Engineering at 5 p.m., October 11 at the Wolstein Research auditorium. "From Professor to Inventor to Entrepreneur: The Excitement of High Tech Innovation," will be addressed by James Wyant (CIT '65), dean of the University of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. Reception to immediately follow talk. Free, but register with Jody Griech or call 368-6804.