Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association Announces Challenge Campaign Leadership

Gladys Haddad, Dorothy Miller, Barbara Snyder, and Patricia Kilpatrick

President Barbara R. Snyder addressed over 50 Flora Stone Mather alumnae and Case Western Reserve University friends at Alumni House during a recent luncheon to celebrate the future of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women.

She lauded the center as an essential university program that "came to be through the work of a small group of individuals passionately committed to a cause" and that highlights "the progress possible when people come together with a common aim."

The event served as the public announcement of the volunteer leadership of the $1 million challenge campaign initiated by the Flora Stone Mather Alumnae Association. A three-person campaign committee, which will oversee the entire fundraising effort, includes campaign national chair Susie Gharib (FSM '72); campaign chair MaryAnn Jorgenson (LAW '75); and campaign general chair Patricia B. Kilpatrick (FSM '49, GRS '51). Read more.

Case School of Engineering Creates Office of Faculty Development

Case School of Engineering (CSE) Dean and Nord Professor Norman C. Tien recently announced that the school has created a new Office of Faculty of Development, in partnership with the Office of the Dean.


The office was formed to provide resources and initiate activities designed to enhance an ongoing sense of scholarly community and to support faculty in their continuing quest for excellence in research, teaching, outreach and leadership. The office and its resources will be available to assist with building a sense of community, fostering faculty development, improving policy and procedures and facilitating communications.

Among its planned initiatives are formal mentoring programs for young and mid-career faculty, training sessions for promotions and tenure committee members, and CSE town hall meetings.

Ica Manas-Zloczower, professor of macromolecular science and engineering and a member of the CSE faculty since 1985, will be the new associate dean of faculty development.

Campus News


On the morning of March 14, the university's Voice over IP phones will undergo software upgrades, which will result in the IP phones being reset. Users will notice that their Call Log (missed calls, received calls and placed calls) will be erased. The reset does not affect speed dials, voice mail or forwarding settings. If your phone does not reset properly, call the Help Desk at 368-HELP.

The Department of Communication Sciences is scheduled for reaccreditation review at the end of the month. The department is holding a public meeting to solicit comments from students and consumers from 5-5:30 pm., March 28 at the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center, Room 407. A copy of the Standards for Accreditation and/or the CAA's Policy on Public Comment may be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Office at ASHA Executive Center; 2200 Research Blvd.; Mail Stop 310; Rockville Pike; Rockville, Md.; 20850, by calling ASHA's Action Center at 1-800-498-2071, or by accessing the documents on ASHA's Web site.

Case Daily will not publish on Friday, March 14 because of the university's spring break holiday. Publication will resume on Monday, March 17. Any breaking news or information will be posted on the university's Web site.

For Faculty and Staff

President Barbara R. Snyder invites nominations of non-faculty university staff members for the President's Award for Staff Excellence. This annual award honors staff members whose outstanding contributions to campus culture have a transformational effect on university colleagues, students or visitors with whom they come into contact. Nominations may come from any staff or faculty member. The Staff Recognition Committee of the Staff Advisory Council is facilitating the nomination process. Honorees will each receive a $1,000 cash award, and their names will engraved on a plaque. Recipients will be recognized at the Staff Service Awards Luncheon in June. Nominations are due by April 15. To request a nomination form, send e-mail to Patsy Harris

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the spring break. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents "Russian Modernism: A Prelude to the Twentieth Century" featuring George Kalbouss, a professor emeritus from Ohio State University, from 4:30-5:45 p.m., March 19 in Clark Hall, Room 309. He will present highlights of one of the most prolific periods in Russian culture and its relevant social and historical content, with a special emphasis on music and art. For information, send e-mail to Tatiana Zilotina, Russian instructor.

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.

March 13, 2008

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Case in the News

Horton leaving her mark at Case

Akron Beacon Journal, March 13, 2008
Feature story on Ashley Horton, a senior at Case Western Reserve University who has made her mark on the Spartan women's basketball team.

Case Western Reserve receives $2 million gift

Crain's Cleveland Business, March 12, 2008
Case Western Reserve University has received a $2 million gift from the Maltz Family Foundation at the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland to establish an endowed professor's position in energy innovation.

Janet Okoben's education column

The Plain Dealer, March 12, 2008
A number of local colleges have teamed up to create programs to qualify for millions in state scholarship money that will help students interested in math, science and medicine. Case Western Reserve and Cleveland State universities, the Cleveland Clinic and Case Medical Center will share $676,800 in scholarship money to help 56 students enter the nursing field.

The science of workout music

Men's Health, March 13, 2008
An article about the benefits of music cites research from Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Higher-education groups urge federal lawmakers to oppose file-sharing measure

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, March 12, 2008
A coalition of 13 higher education groups is urging two leaders in the U.S. Senate to reject a provision in the Higher Education Act approved by the U.S. House of Representatives last month that would require colleges to buy computer tools to detect student music and video piracy and to offer students subscription-based music services.

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