SAGES' Distinctive Approach Highlighted in Higher Education Report

sages.jpgCase Western Reserve University's Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship (SAGES) is one of 13 college programs featured in a recent report celebrating innovative teaching approaches in higher education. SAGES, which emphasizes the development of strong communications skills, is featured in the Association of American Colleges and Universities report "Assessment in Cycles of Improvement: Faculty Designs for Essential Learning Outcomes," written by Ross Miller. Read more.

MLK Celebration Proposals

Members of the campus community interested in hosting activities during the university's weeklong celebration around the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in January 2008 can submit proposals online. Some funding will be made available to schools, academic departments and student organizations to help support programs throughout the week of January 21, 2008.

The university's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation will be scheduled in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Celebration Week.

Proposals should be designed to reach out to various members of the campus and local community and to encourage all members of the university to recognize and celebrate King's commitment to social justice and global peace. Faculty, staff and students can complete the program proposal form online; a Case login and password are required. Submissions are due October 29, 2007.

Campus News

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.

The Spartan Cheerleaders will host a cheerleading clinic for children in grades K-8 beginning at 9 a.m., November 3 in Wade Commons. For $10 children, can learn to cheer and dance; $20 allows attendance at the clinic plus a T-shirt and performance at that Saturday's football game. Register by October 20 via e-mail to Lauren Flaherty.

For Faculty & Staff

Deputy Provost Lynn Singer announces to faculty and professionals that the Fulbright Senior Specialists Program is seeking qualified individuals with an interest in strengthening global understanding through higher education initiatives. The program provides opportunities for short-term grants of two to six weeks to more than 153 countries.

The University Bookstore is sponsoring a faculty textbook order contest for spring 2008, and today is the deadline to be entered into a drawing for a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card. Submit orders via campus mail, by e-mail or by fax to 368-5205. Order online through the University Bookstore Web site.

For Students

Fall break is Monday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 23.

The Student Global AIDS Campaign is hosting a lecture, "Promise and Perils of the Current Influx of Medications into Africa," featuring Christopher Whalen, professor and director of the division of epidemiology, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., October 25 at the Biomedical Research Building, Room 105. Lunch will be provided beginning at noon.


There will be a reading, video and book signing featuring Gladys Haddad, author and adjunct professor of American studies, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., October 24 in the Flora Stone Mather Reading Room at Kelvin Smith Library. Her latest book is Flora Stone Mather, Daughter of Cleveland's Euclid Avenue & Ohio's Western Reserve. Free, open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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.

Et al

Alexis Abramson, an assistant professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering, is the chief organizer of the Nano App Summit 2007 being held October 22-25 in Cleveland. The conference brings together top nanotechnology experts and experienced executives at the forefront of nanotechnology development and commercialization.

Homecoming 2007 accolades continued: Several groups earned recognition for their homecoming parade float entries, including Most Spirited Entry, Cedar Residential College; First Place, Sigma Nu/Delta Gamma; Second Place, Juniper Residential College; and Third Place, Phi Gamma Delta. Also, in the Junior-Senior Powder Puff Game, the senior girls won in overtime.

October 19, 2007

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Case in the News

Case Western Reserve University names social entrepreneurship chair

Crain's Cleveland Business, October 19, 2007
Case Western Reserve University has named David Cooperrider its first Fairmount Minerals Chair in Social Entrepreneurship. Cooperrider, director of the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at Case's Weatherhead School of Management, will teach and promote the ideals of sustainability that are used in the work of Fairmount Minerals, Ltd., an industrial sand maker based in Chardon.

Case adopts Sudan divestment policy

The Observer, (letter to the editor) October 19, 2007
Mobilize, a student-led group formed in the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, pens a letter acknowledging Case Western Reserve's recently adopted policy concerning the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.

NetWellness: Discuss knee options with doctor, October 16, 2007
In a question submitted to NetWellness, a consumer health information Web site administered by physicians from Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State University, and the University of Cincinnati, a reader inquires about options after knee surgery.

Higher Ed News

Phoenix's new market: Training college leaders

Inside Higher Ed, October 19, 2007
The University of Phoenix recently announced that it has received permission from its accreditor to offer its first two Ph.D. programs. One of them is in higher education administration.

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