Basketball Alumni to be Honored During Throwback Weekend February 15-17
Dick Howard remembers playing basketball in Adelbert Gymnasium five decades ago. He just might have been the finest basketball player of the modern Western Reserve University Red Cats era.
"That's a bunch of bull," Howard said earnestly. "Some great players went through 'Reserve.'"
Case Western Reserve University will honor those players as well as players from Case Institute of Technology Rough Riders and Mather College this weekend when it hosts its third annual Throwback Weekend February 15-17.
It all starts this Friday when the Spartan men's basketball team first puts on the Reserve maroon and the women Mather College gold and face Washington University. The women tip off at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m., both in Adelbert Gym. Read more.
This alert is being included in Case Daily a second time to ensure the university community is informed.
Case Western Reserve University Police and Security Services has issued a security alert regarding a robbery that occurred at 11 p.m., February 8 at 11610 Euclid Ave., the parking lot between the Triangle complex and the Cleveland Institute of Art "factory" building. The incident occurred off campus and did not involve anyone from the university community. Read the full alert.
Notification to be Made Available in Rare Instance of Weather-related Closure
Like many businesses in Cleveland, closure of Case Western Reserve University due to weather-related conditions is a rare occurrence. In the exceptional instance when classes may be cancelled, notification will be made available on the university's main Web site and on local radio and television stations.
Members of the university community also can call 216-368-9276 (WARN) -- a recorded greeting that does not accept voice mail messages -- for updates. The number must be dialed using the area code, even from a local or campus phone.
The university is committed to the health and safety of its students, faculty and staff. Any decision to close campus or cancel classes is based on a number of factors, including the projected ability to sustain safety considerations and normal operations.
Due to an overload of the university's central mail server yesterday, the February 11 edition of Case Daily may not have reached some e-mail accounts. The blog version is available online.
For Faculty and Staff
The University Plan Steering Committee has scheduled an open forum today, February 12, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Ford Auditorium of the Allen Memorial Library especially so faculty can offer comments and ask questions about the university's emerging goals and priorities. Members of the steering committee will be present at the forum to hear the discussion. Cookies and coffee will be available.
The next session sponsored by the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) will focus on "Successful Grant Writing" from noon to 1 p.m., February 14 in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Psychology Professor Joseph Fagan has helped a large number of faculty write award-winning proposals, and during this session, he will discuss the criteria for successful grant writing. Pizza and soda will be served. RSVP to UCITE or register online.
The Graduate Student Senate is hosting an "RTA Town Hall Meeting" from 12:30-2:30 p.m., February 15 at the Rockefeller Building, Room 301. Attendees will discuss a possible mandatory graduate student RTA rider pass. Free pizza, salad and soda will be available. Details about the proposal are available online.
Volunteer opportunities are available for students interested in tutoring and mentoring high school students. Case volunteers will provide free ACT exam tutoring to John Hay High School and Cleveland School of the Arts students for two hours a week beginning in late February and continuing through April. If interested, send email to Diane Lui.
The Evolutionary Biology Program at Case Western Reserve University is celebrating Charles Darwin's 199th birthday from 5-7 p.m. this evening in DeGrace Hall, Room 312. Attendees can enjoy birthday cake and a screening of Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, followed by a discussion. The program is a special two-hour NOVA documentary on the Kitzmiller v. Dover case, the first legal test of intelligent design as a scientific theory. Free, open to the public. For more information, call Barbara Reebel at 368-3703, or go online.
Join the Case/University Circle Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., February 13 in Harkness Chapel for its first-ever chamber orchestra concert, featuring antiphonal brass by Gabrieli, wind and string serenades by Gounod and Elgar, and classic works by Mozart and Beethoven. Admission is free.