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.

Campus News

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.

For Students

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.

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 24, 2007

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Case in the News

Big Three auto sales decline

The Sun Journal, October 24, 2007
Even in former Big Three strongholds such as Ohio, Ford, GM and Chrysler have declined while Toyota, Honda and Hyundai/Kia have boomed. Regional shifts account for only 131,000 sales lost over the decade, according to Case Western Reserve University economist Susan Helper.

'Bionic Man' Mayer completes comeback

The Morning Journal, October 24, 2007
After getting hit by a truck and having to go through several reconstructive surgeries, Vermilion's Jeff Mayer never thought he'd get the chance to play football again. But Mayer defied all the odds and, at 24 years old, he has done the unthinkable: make the football team at Case Western Reserve University.

Anatomy of the Pollock controversy

The Plain Dealer, October 24, 2007
Case Western Reserve University professor Ellen Landau authenticates paintings found in a storage unit in Wainscott, N.Y., and a house three doors down from Jackson Pollock's. Related story: Paint experts say it's very unlikely Pollock had access to pigments patented after he died

The Horror Convention Massacre, We Gotta Bingo, Art Raise the Roof Gala

Free Times, October 24, 2007
Halloween celebrations at University Circle institutions include Case Western Reserve University Film Society's Saturday night showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (7 p.m. and midnight) with a live interactive cast in the university's Strosacker Auditorium.

Higher Ed News

Defying President Bush, Senate Passes Spending Bill for Health and Education Programs

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 24, 2007 (subscription required)
Setting the stage for a showdown with President Bush, the U.S. Senate passed a health-and-education-spending bill for 2008 that exceeds President Bush's budget request by $11-billion.

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