Legacy of Bill Sudeck, Legendary University Coach, Lives on in Naming of Outdoor Track

James Wyant

The track at Case Western Reserve University's Case Field has a new name. As of April 26, it will be the "Coach Bill Sudeck Track" after the university's legendary coach, mentor and friend.

Sudeck, who coached cross country, track and field, and men's basketball at Case Institute of Technology (CIT) and Case Western Reserve for 46 years, died of cancer in 2000. Annually the university hosts a cross country race [Bill Sudeck Classic] and men's basketball tournament [Bill Sudeck Holiday Tournament] named in his honor.

"Coach dedicated his life to athletics at Case," said James Wyant, a former captain of the CIT Rough Riders' cross country team under Sudeck. "It just seemed appropriate that the excellent track facility that you now have has his name associated with it. He pushed us hard, but also understood we had a fairly heavy academic load. He really cared about us."

Wyant, who graduated from CIT in 1965 with a degree in physics, has shown how much he cares about Coach Sudeck in making the naming of the outdoor track possible by a generous gift to the athletic department. The dedication ceremony for the naming of the track will begin at 1:30 p.m., April 26. Read more.

Case Western Reserve University's Chief Financial Officer Steps Down, New Administration Team Announced

Hossein Sadid, Case Western Reserve University's Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, announced his retirement effective September 30. President Barbara Snyder has announced that John Wheeler, Vice President of Cleveland and Regional Affairs, will become Senior Vice President of Administration and John Sideras, former President and CEO of MetroHealth System, will become the Interim Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer effective May 1. Read more.

Spartan Baseball Team to Take on College of Wooster April 22 at Progressive Field

For the fifth consecutive season, the Case Western Reserve University baseball team will host one of its NCAA Division III opponents at Progressive Field, home of Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians. This year, the Spartans will host the College of Wooster beginning at noon, April 22. Admission to the game will be free for those who have a ticket.

Campus News

A new phishing e-mail hit the university today with a twist: The message uses a forged e-mail "Reply-To:" address that looks like a case.edu address but really is at googlemail.com. Some Case users have been scammed by this message. Universities around the world have been deluged with similar "Spear Phishing" attacks, with the intent of fooling users to provide their network ID and password to the scammers, who then immediately turn and access the university's web-based e-mail systems to send further spam around the world. There have been reports that within 3 minutes of responding to the scam, attackers have been logging into web-based accounts, changing passwords, even secret questions so that they can get back into the account after the 'real' users change their passwords. The university will never ask you for your password, although we will ask you to be diligent in protecting university information. Additionally, sensitive information is not to be sent via e-mail without employment of encryption. Learn more about protecting yourself from phishing.

Women students, faculty and staff from the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are invited to a wrap up the academic year at a dinner and social gathering from 5-7 p.m., April 25 at Thwing Center's Bellflower Lounge. Come and make new connections, find out what the Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) is all about, and reconnect with others before leaving for the summer. In addition, the group will have an opportunity to discuss plans for next year's WISER. RSVP's are due today to Liz Lierman via e-mail or by phone at 368-6858.


In honor of Earth Day, the campus community is invited to come out and learn what the university is doing to meet the challenges of climate, energy and sustainability. On April 24, join members of the sustainability team on a behind-the-scenes tour of the university's newest residential complex -- the Village at 115 -- which has recently been awarded LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Attendees are asked to meet in the lobby behind the Clock Tower Starbucks at 7 p.m.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the campus community is sponsoring several events to bring awareness to the issue. Today through April 25, the Clothesline Project will be on display in Thwing Center's atrium. The project honors women survivors as well as victims of intimate violence. Any woman who has experienced this type of violence is encouraged to come forward and design a shirt. In addition, victims' families and friends also are invited to participate. Additional activities include the Supporting Survivors forum presented by the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center beginning at 8 p.m., April 22 at the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, Thwing Center, Room 309, and the Take Back the Night Rally and March beginning at 9 p.m., April 24 at Thwing Center's atrium. For questions or information, send e-mail to Katie Hanna.

1-2-1 Fitness Center is once again offering its successful weight loss programs Choose to Lose and Take it Off. New sessions begin April 21. Certified trainers will help participants reach their weight loss goals in time for summer. The campus community is invited to join with a friend, or with their departments for added motivation. For information, go online or call 368-1121.

The campus community is invited to join the staff from the Schubert Center for Child Studies from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 22 in Clark Hall, Room 206 to learn about opportunities for Childhood Studies classes, externships and other educational opportunities.

For Faculty and Staff

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities announces opportunities for research support for the 2008-09 academic year for arts and humanities faculty. Awards include Faculty Seminar Fellowships, Research Working Group awards, Digital Technology grants, and foreign travel to conferences and research collections. There are various application deadlines, the first of which is April 28. Go online for guidelines and application forms. For information, call 368-8961.

The final exam schedule for spring 2008 is now available online. Faculty can send an e-mail with corrections or changes.

For Students

The Office of Undergraduate Admission is seeking current undergraduate students to help with campus tours for six summer open houses to be held on the following Fridays: June 27, July 11 and 25, and August 1, 8 and 15. Tour guides work a full day on these dates and wages start at $10.50 per hour. In addition, there may be opportunities for working at additional admission events on several Saturdays throughout the summer. Enthusiasm for Case is a must. Previous experience in public speaking is preferred but not required. Training will be provided. Contact Judy Weiss for additional information.


The Third Annual ExtravaDance -- the university's collaborative dance show organized by the Spartan Tappers -- will take place from 7-8:30 p.m., April 24 in Thwing Center's ballroom. Student groups including Case Western Reserve's Swing Club, EKTA Fusion, Bhangra, Grupo de Capoeira, the Case Juggling Club , the Spartan Cheerleaders, Winterguard, Case African Students Association, and the Spartan Tappers are scheduled to perform. The event benefits the Cleveland Food Bank. The suggested donation is $2 or a canned food item.


concertchoir1.JPGUnder the direction of Rob Dunn, the Case Concert Choir will present its Spring Concert beginning at 7:30 p.m., April 26 at Harkness Chapel. This select group of 54 talented singers from across campus will perform a variety of works by Harry Belafonte, Randall Thompson, Rosephanye Powell, Frank Martin, James Mulholland, the Real Group and more. The concert is free, and will last about an hour. For information, go online.

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.

The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.

April 21, 2008

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Case in the News

National City will get private-equity infusion led by Corsair

Bloomberg.com, April 21, 2008
National City Corp., Ohio's biggest bank and subprime lender, plans to raise $7 billion from a group led by Corsair Capital LLC to bolster its balance sheet and will cut the dividend after posting a first-quarter loss. Scott Fine, a finance professor at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

Scientists go to Lead for science workshop

Sioux City Journal, April 21, 2008
Hundreds of the world's top scientists gather in Lead this week to discuss experiments that could be done in a former gold mine nearly 8,000 feet below the northern Black Hills. One of those experiments is the Large Underground Xenon detector -- or LUX -- which seeks to detect dark matter, an unknown substance that may make up 80 to 90 percent of matter in the universe. Tom Shutt, associate professor of physics at Case Western Reserve University, is one of the researchers.

Stay in touch with simple pleasures

Super Living Magazine.com, April 21, 2008
When retirement or other life changes hit, people often embark on elaborate programs to achieve lifelong personal ambitions or learn new skills. But remembering the simple pleasures can make a positive difference to health and wellbeing -- for life. According to research conducted at Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine, American adults with hobbies that stimulate the mind are up to two-and-a-half times less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease compared with the general population.

Higher Ed News

Paying for college without the home equity option

New York Times, April 19, 2008
Traditional and even nontraditional sources of college financing are suddenly in question. Dozens of companies that once provided billions of dollars in student loans have left the market. Other banks are tightening their standards, making student loans harder to get. On top of which, the continued turmoil in real estate has meant that home equity — a source of security for many families and a fallback for college funds for some of them — is not as easy, or in some cases impossible, to tap.


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