Esther Erb Finishes College Career with National Championship

Esther Erb

Esther Erb became the first Case Western Reserve track and field athlete to claim a national title since 1995 when she won the 10,000-meter run [35:45.01] at the 2008 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships last weekend in Oshkosh, Wisc.

She followed her Thursday championship performance up with a sixth place finish [16:58.57] in the 5,000-meter run on Saturday. The two [10,000 and 5,000] All-America accolades were her fifth and sixth, respectively, as a Spartan. Read more.

Special First Editions and Rare Works Highlight 62nd Annual Book Sale at Case Western Reserve


Thanks once again to a bevy of donations, literary treasure seekers will have over 60,000 books to choose from at the 62nd Annual Book Sale at Case Western Reserve University's Adelbert Gymnasium.

Highlighting this year's sale are signed first editions of Reading Lolita in Tehran and The Da Vinci Code and Dr. Seuss' The King's Stilts from 1939. Other notables include A Vanished World, a photo study of pre-Holocaust Eastern Europe and an extensive collection of military history from around the world.

The sale, sponsored by Case Western Reserve University's Association for Continuing Education (ACE), is free and open to the public beginning at noon, Saturday, May 31. Sale hours are noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 3. Read more.

Campus News


The staff and faculty of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University are cleaning out their closets, basements and attics for a big garage sale 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 6 at the Mandel School. Children's clothing, home decorative items, kitchenware and more will be on sale. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mandel School's Annual Fund, which supports scholarships at the social work school.  For information, call 368-2281.

As part of the Euclid Corridor Project, traffic patterns have been altered on Euclid Avenue from Stearns Road to Mayfield Road. Traffic lanes have shifted to the north side, with one-lane traffic in each direction for eastbound and westbound operations on Euclid Avenue. Construction will occur on the south half of the roadway for median work and roadway paving. Weather permitting, construction work is expected to last approximately six weeks. For information, call the project office at (216) 771-4144.

For Faculty and Staff

In preparation for the launch of online grading in the Student Information System (SIS), the ERP Training Team will conduct a half-hour information session for faculty on how to submit grades via the Grade Roster in the online Faculty Center from 2-2:30 p.m., May 29 in Nord Hall, Room 410. Registration is not required. Training on the Grade Roster will continue throughout the coming terms to coincide with periods when instructors submit grades. For convenience, information on the Grade Roster is available in the SIS Faculty Guide. Instructions for entering grades in SIS are available online as quick reference guides for both instructors and assigned grading proxies. For questions, contact the ERP Training Team via e-mail.

For Students

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Case Western Reserve University's LGBTA Task Force is marching in the Cleveland Pride Parade on June 21. The group will meet at 11 a.m. on West 3rd Street in downtown Cleveland to assemble for the march. If interested in participating, contact Jennifer Lhotsky via e-mail, or by phone at 368-0705.

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In Memoriam

William French Schneerer, who retired from Case Western Reserve in 1987 as associate professor emeritus of engineering design and graphics, died May 7. He was 87. He taught design and drawing to engineering students for 35 years. In addition, he also ran the Case Western Reserve media center, and was at the forefront of the computer-aided design field.

May 28, 2008

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Women of Note 2008: Dr. Mary Laughlin

Crain's Cleveland Business, May 28, 2008

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Profile story on Mary Laughlin, medical director of the Cleveland Cord Blood Center and the Dr. Donald & Ruth Weber Goodman Professor of Innovative Cancer Therapeutics at Case Western Reserve University.

America's Business with Mike Hambrick: May 24, 2008

National Association of Manufacturers, May 24, 2008
Jonathan Adler, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, was a guest on the America's Business with Mike Hambrick radio program. He discussed how a bill to increase government oversight over waterways could affect business.

Newly formed Quire Cleveland will focus on a cappella early music

The Plain Dealer, May 22, 2008
Cleveland is about to acquire Quire Cleveland, a professional choral ensemble devoted largely to a cappella works from the late medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras. The group's music director will be Peter Bennett, assistant professor of music at Case Western Reserve University.

Case fraternity celebrates its sober side, May 16, 2008
Case Western Reserve University's Phi Kappa Tau fraternity is the only Greek organization on campus that is dry. The members talk with a WKYC reporter about the benefits of running a sober fraternity.

Jewish presence in Cleveland

The Plain Dealer, May 27, 2008
Cleveland was once home to two dozen active temples and more than 100,000 Jews. Today, the organized Jewish community supports only three major institutions, including the Cleveland Hillel Foundation. Hillel is the center of Jewish life on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, and the organization also reaches out to Jewish students at other area colleges.

Higher Ed News

What changed, and didn't, after Virginia Tech

Inside Higher Ed, May 28, 2008
"The Ripple Effect of Virginia Tech: Assessing the Nationwide Impact on Campus Safety and Security Policy and Practice," study finds that most colleges and universities reviewed and in many cases significantly altered their campus safety procedures, especially in terms of notifying students about possible danger and dealing with students who displayed signs of trouble.

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