Alumnus Plans His Future, Helps the School of Dental Medicine


Philip Dixon's dental practice is a happy place. Polaroids of dozens of smiling children—members of this year's "Cavity Free Club"—adorn the walls of his New Philadelphia, Ohio, practice. His wife Carolyn joins him daily to manage the office and staff. He even enjoys the occasional practical joke from a long-time patient and friend (who once appeared at the office with an entire spool of floss interwoven between his teeth, giving his mouth a mummy-like appearance).

"There has never been a better time to be a dentist," Dixon remarks of his beloved profession. "I always knew this profession had the potential to be financially rewarding, but it is also incredibly satisfying to help people."

Dixon, a 1983 graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, has recently shown his appreciation to the school by making a deferred payment charitable gift annuity. Read more.

Campus News

The Help Desk contract with Perceptis expires in a year. Information Technology Services and the purchasing department are conducting a vendor review, and the campus community is invited to attend an open forum from 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, September 9, in the Toepfer Room, Adelbert Hall. The forum is for anyone who would like to comment on the requirements for a Help Desk vendor.

Beginning September 9, the physical education department's Fitness/Wellness program is offering Kundalini Yoga Classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:45 p.m. in Veale Center's Multipurpose Room. Fees are based on the number of classes/weeks, along with university-affiliated status (faculty, staff, graduate student or undergraduate student). For questions or more information, contact Mina Moore at 368-2191.

For Faculty and Staff

A list of all faculty appointments, promotions and tenure awards from the 2007–2008 academic year is available online.

For Students


The Office of Student Activities & Leadership is accepting applications for participants, mentors and student facilitators for the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) for first-year students. The ELP provides participants with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, build relationships across campus, and get engaged on-campus and in the Cleveland community. First-year students are invited to learn more about the application process, while second-year and upperclass students are invited to apply to become either an ELP mentor or a student facilitator. All ELP applications are due Monday, September 8.

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is hosting information sessions from 12:15-1:15 p.m., Friday, September 5, and 12:45-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 9, to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to several upcoming three-elective credit hour International Short-Term Travel/Study Immersion Courses for the 2008-09 academic year. The program will head to Bangladesh, El Salvador, Israel, the Netherlands, Guatemala and China. Learn more.

Discussions, a peer reviewed undergraduate research journal at Case Western Reserve, invites undergraduate students to submit their research papers from any field for publication. The fall 2008 submission deadline is Sunday, September 7.


The Continuing Medical Education program is hosting a conference, Neurocritical Care 2008: Getting Better, September 11-13. An international group of experts will review the latest information in neurocritical care and cerebrovascular disease. Continuing education credits are available, and neurointensivists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, critical care physicians, internists, anesthesiologists and emergency medicine physicians are invited to attend. Nurses and other allied health professionals may also find the conference to be of value.

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 4, 2008

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Case in the News

Criminally insane monitored for years

The Plain Dealer, September 3, 2008
Paul Giannelli, Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University, comments for a story about a 30-year-old man found not guilty by reason of insanity after shooting two people. The man now has the possibility of being moved to a group home.

Incorporating is a lot of work, but it could pay off

Dallas Morning News, September 4, 2008
One of the biggest advantages of incorporating is the personal liability protection it can provide, but it does require more work and an investment to get started, say experts. The article cites information from Scott Shane, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University.

Richie Havens on Barack Obama, 'Nobody Left to Crown' and the power of song

The Plain Dealer, September 3, 2008
Interview with Richie Havens, the legendary folk singer who will headline a benefit concert tomorrow night to raise money for the Center for Social Justice at Case Western Reserve University's School of Law.

Higher Ed News

Tuitions freeze across the USA

USA TODAY, September 4, 2008
Several colleges and universities in Texas, Ohio, Maryland and New York are freezing 2008-2009 tuitions at last year's levels in an effort to make college more affordable for the nation's middle class.