Case Western Reserve University to Unveil Innovative New Web Site
Nearly 2,000 students, faculty, staff and alumni have helped select the innovative new design of Case Western Reserve University's more progressive Web presence.
The fresh online look and information architecture, which is being launched this week on the main university homepage and most first and second-level pages off of the homepage, will feature the university's updated visual identity while employing cutting-edge e-business technology.
The inventive and customizable second-tier navigation toward the top of the university's main Web pages will offer visitors to the site an opportunity to be more than just guests. This novel technology will provide new and return users immediate access to interact as actual members of the university community—by requesting additional information, visiting campus, applying for admission or making a gift —all from the main homepage. Read more.
Campus Police to Conduct Training Exercises July 21-25
Case Western Reserve University police will be receiving hands-on training in the latest rapid response techniques to active shooter incidents the week of July 21 at Storrs House in the North Residential Village.
Training will take place inside the residence hall at 1615 Mistletoe Drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, July 21; Wednesday, July 23; Thursday, July 24; and Friday, July 25.
During this training, which is endorsed by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, several uniformed officers from Case Western Reserve, University Circle and Cleveland police departments and Parma City Schools will be on site carrying replica handguns.
In addition, some of the exercises will involve scenario training in which students or faculty may be posing as victims.
While in training, the officers will use Air Soft handguns to simulate a lifelike firing effect. Air Soft handguns are nearly exact replicas of the guns used by the police departments except that they feature an orange barrel that identifies the weapon as a training tool. The handguns function on CO2 gas and fire a small white plastic pellet at a very low velocity, so risk for serious injury or property damage is relatively nonexistent.
Throughout the week, signs will be posted around the residence hall to note police training is in progress, and police and security vehicles will be parked on site. Yellow caution tape also may be used around the building to alert members of the campus community to the training exercises.
Contact campus security at 368-3333 with questions.
The campus community is invited to enjoy some leisurely reading materials this summer courtesy of the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) collection of popular books, magazines and audio materials. The collection is part of the CPL@Case-KSL collaboration, an onsite set of materials from the Cleveland Public Library (CPL). Borrowers can apply for a CPL card at KSL. Read more.
The Perception Lab, housed in Case Western Reserve's Department of Psychology, is seeking participants for a vision study. Participants must be healthy adults with no major vision problems, and English must be a participant's first or native language. The study is completely non-invasive and primarily requires looking at images on a computer screen, as well a doing some tasks designed to mimic activities of daily living. Total time required will range from two to eight hours. Participants will be compensated for their time and expenses at a rate of $15 per hour of participation, and evening and weekend appointments are available. For information, or to schedule an appointment, call the Perception Lab at 368-6465, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Go online for guidelines and application forms. For information, call 368-8961.
The Observer is seeking an illustrations editor for the upcoming school year. The editor will provide drawings to accompany articles and in-house advertisements, and has the option to author the editorial cartoon and the Fun Page comic. Anyone with art experience should e-mail the newspaper staff.
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.