Case Western Reserve University Surpasses $100 Million in Fundraising for 2007-2008
Case Western Reserve University has raised $103.3 million in philanthropy during the 2007-2008 fiscal year -- the third highest fundraising total in the university's history. Case Western Reserve raised nearly $68.8 million in 2006-2007.
The total attainment, which includes cash, pledges, planned gift commitments and realized bequests, represents a 129 percent increase in total dollar giving from alumni and a 50 percent increase in total giving overall.
"We are extremely grateful for the support of our alumni, friends, and organizations here and nationwide," said Barbara R. Snyder, Case Western Reserve president. "These gifts will help keep the university at the forefront of research and scholarship." Read more.
Campus Community Can Relive Excitement of DEXTER, TeamCASE during airing July 21 documentary, viewing party
When DEXTER, Case Western Reserve University's autonomous vehicle, was introduced to the campus community last fall, its debut was a source of pride for the entire university. Students, faculty, staff and friends of the university can relive the excitement—and those who are new to campus can be introduced to DEXTER and TeamCASE—during an airing of the Discovery Science Channel's Robocars documentary at 10 p.m., July 21.
DEXTER, which finished in the top 20 last fall in the United States Department of Defense's DARPA Urban Challenge robotic vehicle race, is supposed to be prominently featured in this second installment of the Discovery Science Channel's Robocars, a six-part series. To mark the occasion, the Case Alumni Association (CAA) is a hosting a viewing party beginning at 9 p.m. at Johnny Malloy's in Cleveland Heights. Read more.
1-2-1 Fitness Center, voted "Cleveland's Best Gym," is offering two weight loss programs beginning July 28. Take it Off is a 12-week nutrition-focused program designed for those who need to lose 20 or more pounds. Choose to Lose is a 10-week exercise program designed for those wanting to lose between 5-15 pounds. In addition, 1-2-1 is offering a fun Summer Olympics contest open to non-members with cash rewards and prizes. The center also is expanding with a new cardio and stretching area. For information, go online, call 368-1121 or stop by for a tour.
For Faculty and Staff
The Weight Watchers at Work program will have a registration meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., August 6 in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. The group will meet weekly on Wednesdays in Thwing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. beginning August 13. Participants receive 12 sessions for $144, payable by cash, check or charge at the August 6 meeting. For information, call 368-3924 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.
The campus community is invited to observe the Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio (YANEO) program at work in Wade Oval. YANEO has hired more than 80 local high school students to apprentice in the arts this summer. They are on the job 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday through July 31 in preparation for a free, public exhibition and performance to be held at 5 p.m., July 30.
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.