Case Western Reserve Dental Medicine Student Helps Relieve Children's Pain in Guatemala
Seeing children in pain from a toothache makes Blake Rosacker, a second-year Case Western Reserve University dental student, jump into action. Recently he made a number of children feel better during a 10-day volunteer mission with the Himalayan Dental Relief Project to San Martin Jilotepeque in the Mayan highlands of Guatemala.
Rosacker, from Greenwood Village, Colo., was part of a 14-member group of four dentists, one hygienist and nine lay volunteers. They set up a dental clinic and camp in a local school where children were provided care and oral health education about how to keep their teeth healthy.
Setting up a dental clinic in a school is not new for Rosacker. He has visited Cleveland's schools as part of the dental school's community outreach and oral health education initiative to reach thousands of school children through the Healthy Smiles Sealant Program. Read more.
Case Western Reserve University Police and Security Services has issued a security alert for two off-campus incidents that occurred on January 14, 2008: A robbery of the Charter One Bank at Euclid Avenue and Cornell Road and an aggravated robbery at the Cedar/Glenwood RTA station. The incidents did not involve people affiliated with the university. Read thefull alert.
University students, faculty and staff are invited to enter the 2008 Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest. Essay topic: Share a personal story that illustrates your refusal to remain silent and willingness to make a personal sacrifice in order to advocate for justice. Essays will be judged on originality, relevance to the prompt, creativity, clarity, organization and overall effect. Prizes are $300, $200 and $100 for first, second and third place, respectively. Essays are due by 5 p.m., February 1 via e-mail to Erica Merritt, or by campus mail to Merritt at: Department of Human Resources, Crawford Hall 212 (LOC 7047). In addition to the contest, go online for a complete list of activities related to MLK Week, including the MLK Convocation on January 18.
Beginning today, construction work will begin on Euclid Avenue between East 86th and East 107th streets as part of the Euclid Corridor project, lasting until August. In addition to some street closures, RTA bus routes #6, #7X, #9X, #48/48A and #803 will be affected. Read more about the traffic and bus changes.
For Faculty & Staff
The Department of Human Resources is hosting a seminar on résumé writing and interviewing skills from 1:30-3:30 p.m., January 16 in the Toepfer Room, Adelbert Hall. Seminar objectives will include writing an effective, targeted résumé; sharpening interviewing skills; and learning how to market skills. The free seminar is open to all university employees. Register via e-mail.
Students who wish to vote in the Ohio presidential primaries on March 4 must submit a registration form to the County Board of Elections by February 4.
Additional information about voter registration can be found online.
The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association is hosting the talk "Hepatitis B in the Asian/Pacific Islander Communities," featuring Ray Kim, from the Mayo Clinic, beginning at noon, January 16 at the Biomedical Research Building's Frohring Auditorium. Lunch will be provided by Kim's Catering. More details: Send e-mail to Sravan Kakani.