Nursing Students Provide Health Services for Underserved Population in Guatemala
Seven nurse practitioner students from the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing are in Guatemala to provide volunteer health services for underserved Guatemalans with little or no access to health care.
The students are accompanied by Carol Savrin, associate professor of nursing and director of the Bolton School’s M.S.N. program, and dermatology nurse practitioner Margaret Bobonich (NUR '00), a current student in the doctor of nursing practice (D.N.P.) program. The students are in the country through October 28 and are providing care at a clinic in San Raymundo. This facility was setup by Refuge International, an organization that incorporates health, education and research into a medical mission in areas where health care, adequate nutrition, clean water and education are lacking or nonexistent. Read more.
Martin Luther King Jr. Proposals Due October 29
Members of the campus community interested in hosting activities during the university's weeklong observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in January 2008 must submit proposals online by Monday, October 29 to be considered for funding. 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.
Want to know what life is like as a student-athlete at Case on and off the field? The challenges a collegiate coach must face? Get the scoop first hand by reading the new varsity athletics blog, initially launched when the varsity men's basketball team competed in Brazil during the summer. Every week, a different student-athlete or coach will post comments about life on the road and other interesting experiences.
Halloween at the Farm takes place from 5-10 p.m., October 27 at Squire Valleevue Farm in Hunting Valley. This annual tradition brings together alumni, and the entire campus community and their families for food, live music, hay rides, pumpkin carving, a bonfire, children's activities and more. Limited parking. Bus shuttles will run continuously to and from Thwing Center between 4:30-11 p.m. Free. In addition, attendees are asked to donate a non-perishable food item for the campuswide Thanksgiving food drive to benefit Cleveland-area families.
For Faculty & Staff
Oak Hall is sponsoring its annual custom regalia sale now through November 30. Faculty who place orders during this period will receive a 10 percent discount. A sales representative will be at the University Bookstore from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, November 5 to answer questions and provide custom fittings. Details: Contact Lisa Albers, general merchandise manager, 368-1660.
Faculty members of all colleges and schools at Case are invited to apply by Monday, November 5 to become Learning Fellows during the spring 2008 semester. Sponsored in part by the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE), the fellowships are for faculty members who want to meet with faculty from across the university and explore ideas on how people learn and how those ideas can be applied in the classroom to improve teaching. Refer to the UCITE Web site for complete details.
Today, October 24, is the last day to register for Family Weekend 2007, November 2-4, a fun, unique and memorable opportunity for students to share campus life with their families. Refer to the Family Weekend Web site to register and for other details.
Middle Eastern Cultural Association presents the Fall Hafleh: Nari Narain! a cultural celebration of food, music, fun and prizes beginning at 6:30 p.m., Friday, October 27 in the Rough Rider Room in Carlton Commons. Admission is $4; non-Case students, $6. CaseCash accepted.
Alpha Chi Omega is sponsoring a series of campus events in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Refer to the sorority's Web site for a list of programs taking place now through October 27.
The next Friday Public Affairs Discussion will feature Kathryn C. Lavelle, Ellen and Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University, who will speak about the domestic politics of Darfur. Join the discussion from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Friday, October 26 in the Inamori Center in Crawford Hall, Room 9.