Collaboration -- among university programs, people-- spurs National Youth Sports Program


The Case Western Reserve chapter of the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) has committed its agenda to helping Greater Cleveland children get or remain healthy during a five-week summer camp.

Over 400 children ages 10-16 are taking part in the NYSP camp, in session now through the week of July 7.

NYSP is celebrating 40 years on the national level, and the university's chapter will mark its 38th year on campus with an open house beginning at 10 a.m., June 20 in Strosacker Auditorium. Campus community members are invited to come out to watch a video presentation, tour educational and athletic workshops, hear testimonials from several NYSP alumni, and interact with the camp's children and staff.

The NYSP camp is a collaborative effort involving dozens of people and programs from the Case Western Reserve community. Over 50 students, alumni and employees assist with the NYSP camp in various capacities, including charting and tracking health issues, and serving as academic lecturers, camp counselors and administrative supporters. Read more.

Campus News

Campus community members who are concerned about a loved one's substance abuse are invited to attend the University Circle Al-Anon Family Group from 12:15-1:15 p.m. every Monday at Case Medical Center, a partnership between the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals. The group meets on the tenth floor of Lerner Tower in Conference room 10A. This is a self-help group for family members and friends of someone who has a drinking or drug problem. For information, call Judy Majcen at (216) 983-0730.

The Division of Student Affairs invites campus departments and student groups to submit ideas for the fall 2008 Community Hour, which is held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Fridays during the fall and spring semesters. Fill out a brief survey to submit program ideas by August 1. Community Hour topics can range from cultural events to university lectures. Go online for ideas and more information on previous programs.

For Faculty and Staff

The Jolly Scholar (formerly Wackadoo's) will offer a 50 percent discount to all faculty and staff from June 30 through July 3 in appreciation of their support over the last year. For details and hours of operation, go to the restaurant's Web site.

For Students

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


Fresh Fork Market, the Internet-based link between local restaurants and farmers, will have a launch party from noon to 6 p.m., June 22 at Wolstein Hall. The cybermarket is the brainchild of several Case Western Reserve University students.

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.

June 19, 2008

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Case in the News

FDA OKs sale of device to help patients breathe

The Plain Dealer, June 19, 2008
The medical device that enabled late actor and quadriplegic Christopher Reeve to breathe on his own has received Food and Drug Administration approval to be sold in the United States. Ray Onders, co-founder of Synapse and co-developer of its device, NeuRx DPS, is on faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Should I vaccinate my baby?, June 13, 2008
Pediatricians say they've seen a dramatic increase in the number of parents who want to make changes in the vaccine schedule set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Arthur Lavin, associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, comments.

Why the NFL is better than major college football

Behind the Steel Curtain, June 19, 2008
In an op-ed piece, a writer insists that if institutions such as Case Western Reserve University can uphold academic integrity during a football playoff, Division I schools should be able to do the same.

Higher Ed News

Redefining where salary gaps linger

Inside Higher Ed, June 19, 2008
Several reports have documented the salary gaps among faculty, which persist even when controlling for many variables that could account for some of the difference. The authors of a new national study concluded that a key, missing part of the picture was what happens when faculty members start their careers. Are men and women starting on an equal footing? If so, that might help pinpoint where and when gaps occur. If not, some of the commonly offered explanations may be false.

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