Nine to be Inducted into Case Reserve Athletic Club's Hall of Fame Class of 2008


On April 25, the Case Reserve Athletic Club will induct nine new members into the Hall of Fame, joining the 302 members that have previously been inducted since 1975.

"We are excited to recognize nine new former student-athletes for their extraordinary accomplishments and welcome back current hall of fame members and the campus community for a special night," said Case Reserve Athletic Club President Paul Stephan. "This year's class is very diverse and very deserving of the honor."

This year's inductees represent the sports of football, swimming, baseball, wrestling, and track and field. Read more for a list of inductees and Hall of Fame event information.

University to Test Emergency Communications Systems Campus-wide

To help ensure timely, accurate and clear communication takes place with members of the Case Western Reserve University community during a potential crisis, the university's Security Task Force will conduct a campus-wide test of its emergency notification network, commonly referred to as the CaseWARN communications system.

The campus-wide test, which will include e-mail, voice mail, text message and outdoor speakers, will take place during business hours April 2-April 4.

All members of the campus community who have subscribed to the CaseWARN alerts will receive a text or voice message, or both, depending on which notifications they signed up to receive. In addition, an e-mail will be sent to the entire campus community, and the outdoor speaker message will address all faculty, staff and students.

The voice, text, e-mail and speaker communications will direct all members of the campus community to complete a short online survey.

Prior to the testing, those who have subscribed to the CaseWARN voice and text message alerts need to program two numbers into their cell phones: 24639 should be entered as CaseWARN Text and 1-866-609-8026 as CaseWARN Voice. Details are available online. E-mail questions to

The university recommends all faculty, staff and students subscribe to the voice and text message alerts, which will only be used in the case of an imminent threat to the campus community.

Campus News


"Open Forum on Race and Gender: A Campus-wide Conversation," takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 10 at Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. Faculty, staff, students and administrators are all invited to participate in this open conversation about race and gender, especially as these topics become an increasing part of the national conversation related to the presidential election. Attendees will be invited to share their reactions, questions, concerns and knowledge. The discussion will be facilitated by Amanda Shaffer, the university's manager of faculty diversity and development. Coffee and cookies will be served; attendees are invited to bring a lunch. RSVP via e-mail.

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations is seeking nominations for the John A. Yankey Community Service Award, which will be presented to a Mandel Center student who has been actively engaged as a volunteer in one or more successful community service activities or projects while a student at the Center. Nomination deadline is by noon on April 7. For details, call 368-4211.

Case Western Reserve University Police and Security Services are sponsoring a free self-defense course for women. The class, taught by instructors certified by Rape Aggression Defense Systems, will be held from 1-5 p.m. the first three Sunday afternoons in April at The Spot. For information or to register, send e-mail to Beth Mandl, or phone Karen Gregor at 368-6811. Registration closes with the first class on April 6.

For Faculty and Staff

The Case Western Reserve University Plan Steering Committee will begin its next series of strategic planning open forums with a meeting for faculty at 3:30 p.m. today at Ford Auditorium in the Allen Memorial Library Building. The committee recommends the review of the newly revised draft of the university-wide planning document prior to the meeting. A series of meetings will be held throughout the month for the campus community to discuss the university's emerging goals, priorities and strategic initiatives and to offer suggestions on action steps during these open forums. Faculty, staff, and students who are unable to attend the forum set up for them may attend one of the others. Alumni are invited to attend any of the forums.


The University Bookstore is holding a faculty textbook order contest for fall 2008. Place any book request by April 11, and be entered into a drawing for a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card. Orders can be submitted via campus mail, e-mail, or fax to 368-5205. In addition, orders can be placed online through the bookstore's Web site (click on the faculty button). Placing orders early helps students save money.

Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) announces the Fourth Freedman Faculty Fellows Program, an informational lunch meeting for this year's application process, from noon to 1:30 p.m., April 4 at KSL's Dampeer Room. The meeting is a requirement for faculty interested in submitting project applications, and will include information about the program schedule, submission and requirement details and application forms. Six university faculty will receive awards to attend a week-long seminar in June to learn and develop new teaching methods that incorporate content, multimedia tools and modern technologies.

For Students

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) is holding elections for the executive board beginning at 8:30 p.m., April 10 at the Village at 115's House 4. The following positions are available: president, vice president, public relations, treasurer and secretary. Letters of intent are due by midnight, April 7 via e-mail. For questions, send e-mail to Vera Avkshtol.

Greek Week 2008 activities continue through April 6, including a Greek Sing and Root Beer Chug today; a faculty luncheon and the Variety Show at the State Theatre on Thursday; and the annual Can Castle Competition on Saturday, with canned foods from the event being donated to the Cleveland Food Bank. Read more for a complete list of activities.


The Case Juggling Club will present a dramatic series of acts showcasing its diverse talents in a stand-alone show beginning at 7:30 p.m., April 6 in Thwing Center's ballroom. The performances will include masters of diabolo, tightly choreographed juggling, balancing, and a light show finale. The show is free and family friendly.


The Executive Caterers Corporate Club at Landerhaven Series will host a luncheon featuring Case Western Reserve President Barbara R. Snyder April 9. Registration and networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon and program at noon. A short question/answer period will directly follow the program. For ticket prices, reservations and additional information, go online.

Voices of Glory, the university's gospel choir, will present its Spring Benefit Concert at 7 p.m., April 5 at Amasa Stone Chapel. This year's theme is "New Season, New Day," with proceeds benefiting a Cleveland-area family in need of assistance. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $8 with cash and CaseCash. Light refreshments will be available after the concert.

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.

April 2, 2008

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Case in the News

Older corneas transplant as well as young ones

MSNBC, April 1, 2008
Older corneas seem to transplant as well as younger ones, says a major new study that promises to expand the age of cornea donation to 75. Jonathan Lass, chairman of the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences at Case Western Reserve University and Case Medical Center, a partnership between the university's School of Medicine and University Hospitals, comments.

Where is the love?

Scienceline, April 2, 2008
New research shows that some wasps have the instinct of motherly love in their genes. Stephen Post, professor of bioethics, philosophy and religion at Case Western Reserve University, comments on the concept of maternal altruism across species.

Area colleges, universities pitch abilities to execute any meeting
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Crain's Cleveland Business, March 31, 2008
Although education comes first at area colleges and universities, there's also a business opportunity to host meetings and events for companies. Mary Previte, conference services manager at Case Western Reserve University's George S. Dively Building, comments.

Student profile: Part-time premed classes helped him get into med school

U.S. News & World Report, March 26, 2008
Profile story on Matt Soden, a first-year student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and his unconventional path to medical school.

Radio free Cleveland

Cleveland Free Times, April 2, 2008
Case Western Reserve campus radio station WRUW-FM 91.1 launches its 26th on-air telethon April 7, running though April 13.

Higher Ed News

Comparing environmental data

Inside Higher Ed, April 2, 2008
The Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference, running through today, focuses on the environmental benchmarks colleges should use, and how they should put their information into a larger context.

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