One Hundred Volunteers Needed to Paint Mural for University Circle RTA Station


Celebrated Cleveland artist Hector Vega, known for his bold and graphic paintings, has donated designs for a mural at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority's University Circle Station on RTA's Red Line.

A corps of 100 volunteers from Case Western Reserve University are being sought to paint the mural as part of the university's annual service day, Case for Community Day, on Friday, September 19. Site volunteers will also landscape the adjacent park with new plants, benches, tables and a community garden for neighborhood students and residents.

Activities kick off at 11 a.m. in Thwing Student Center with an Italian lunch donated by campus caterer, Bon Appétit and remarks by Case Western Reserve University President Barbara Snyder. At 11:45 a.m., volunteers will travel to volunteer locations. Go online for a complete list of service opportunities and to register by September 12. Read more.

Faculty Endorse Resolution in Memory of Stephanie Tubbs Jones

tubbsjones.jpgCase Western Reserve University's faculty has formalized its tribute to Stephanie Tubbs Jones, a "devoted" university alumnae and advocate for "quality education for all."

The executive committee of Case Western Reserve's Faculty Senate, on behalf of the full senate and the university faculty, has passed a resolution commending Tubbs Jones for working "tirelessly to increase the diversity of the campus community and the engagement of the university with the people of Cleveland."

Tubbs Jones was elected to represent Ohio's 11th Congressional District, which includes the campus of Case Western Reserve University, in 1998. She was the first African-American female elected to the House of Representatives from Ohio—and was subsequently re-elected four times.

"Congresswoman Tubbs Jones dedicated her life in public service to helping others and was a lifelong champion of the underprivileged," the resolution states.

The official declaration from the faculty extols Tubbs Jones for her "distinguished commitment and service to the constituents of the 11th Congressional District and her abiding loyalty and support for her alma mater."

On behalf of the entire university community, the senate also extends its "most sincere sympathies" to the family and friends of Tubbs Jones and its "deepest respect" to Mervyn Jones II, her surviving son, in the decree.

Tubbs Jones graduated from Case Western Reserve's Flora Stone Mather College in 1971, earning a bachelor's degree in sociology, and from the School of Law in 1974. While a student at Case Western Reserve, Tubbs Jones helped found the African American Students Association and served as a leader of the Black American Law Student Association.

Campus News

Identity fraud is the fastest growing crime in America, affecting millions of new victims each year. Join fellow alumni and Liberty Mutual experts for lunch and a free seminar on reducing the risks of becoming an identity fraud victim from noon to 1 p.m., September 10 at the Alumni House. Lunch will be provided by the Office of Alumni Relations.To register, contact Emily Cole at 368-3085.

Learn more about WISER (the Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable), its mentoring program and its schedule of events for the new academic year at an informational meeting beginning at 8 tonight at Thwing Center's 1914 Lounge. Pizza and snacks will be provided.

For Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff are invited to subscribe to the Undergraduate Student Government newsletter. The weekly newsletter is sent to all undergraduate students, and is designed to promote important news and events on campus. To subscribe, send an e-mail to Bruce Douglas, vice president of public relations.

For Students

University Posting Policy: Student organizations may post information and notices concerning their organizations and activities in areas provided by the university, including kiosks, bulletin boards, designated areas in residence halls, and the Case Western Reserve network. Student organizations should read the following guidelines before posting information.

Phi Sigma Rho invites students for an afternoon of fun and competition at its annual Hillbilly Cornhole Tournament from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., September 6 at Freiberger Field. There will be competitive and non-competitive brackets, along with prizes. In addition, there will be food and raffles. Registration runs today through September 5 in Nord Hall, and until 11:30 a.m. the morning of the tournament. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Contact Katie Rabovsky for more information.


Martin Rosenberg, a retired faculty member from the Department of Biology, will present a slide-illustrated program entitled "Let's Talk Turtles," at 7:30 this evening at the Rocky River Nature Center, 24000 Valley Parkway, North Olmsted, Ohio. The discussion will focus on turtle biology, and then an overview of the identification and natural history of the turtle species native to Ohio. Several live turtles and tortoises will be available for observation. Sponsored by the Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society.

In honor of the Great Lakes Brewing Company's (GLBC) 20th anniversary, the next Science Café Cleveland, sponsored by the university's Sigma Xi chapter, will feature the brewery's Pat Conway and Mark Hunger, and Cleveland Clinic Hepatologist Anthony Tavill on the topic of "All You Ever Wanted to Know About Beer" at 6:30 this evening at the GLBC's Tasting Room, 2701 Carroll Ave.

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.

September 2, 2008

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Case in the News

Ohio takes center stage in presidential race, August 28, 2008
Presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama are gearing up for the final stretch of their campaigns. And once again Ohio is at the center of their quest. Alexander Lamis, associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

When the Roses Bloom Again

WRUW, August 28, 2008
Case Western Reserve University School of Law Dean Gary J. Simson was a guest on WRUW's When the Roses Bloom Again radio program. During the broadcast, he discussed the upcoming concert to benefit the Center for Social Justice—featuring an evening with Richie Havens September 5—and played selected music from Havens.

On the hunt, August 28, 2008
Like many Alaskans, Gov. Sarah Palin is a lifelong hunter and strong proponent of Second Amendment rights. Jonathan Adler, director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, comments.

Fresh Fork Market provides restaurants with local-grown foods, August 30, 2008
Area fine-dining restaurants are embracing a new service that brings them garden-fresh, locally produced fruits and vegetables without damaging their bottom line. Fresh Fork Market, which serves restaurants, originated last year in a competition between eight Ohio schools at an entrepreneurship consortium. The founders are classmates from Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

Waiting to assess Gustav's damage

Inside Higher Ed, September 2, 2008
Nicholls State University is located in Thibodaux, La., about 20 miles from where the center of Hurricane Gustav hit land Monday. And Nicholls State may illustrate both the progress made by Gulf colleges and universities since Katrina three years ago, and the uncertainty with any natural disaster.

SAT scores rise slightly in Ohio

The Plain Dealer, September 2, 2008
Scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test generally held steady this year, moving up slightly in Ohio and falling a bit nationally.