Case Western Reserve Groups Volunteer Together to Serve Community
Hundreds of volunteers from the university plan to participate in this year's Case for Community Day Friday, September 19. Since its inception six years ago, individuals have donated thousands of hours to this half day of service as a way to give back to area residents and organizations.
However, this year marks a different kind of volunteer experience for some on campus: Several university departments, programs and athletic groups have volunteered to work on projects as a team.
"This may be the year we fill every volunteer request for Case for Community Day! There is a buzz in the air about participating this year, and I am excited so many people across campus are choosing to volunteer as a group or department," said Latisha James, director of the university's Center for Community Partnerships.
Today is the last day to register for a volunteer project. In addition to individuals, some of the remaining projects are large enough to accommodate campus groups or departments that would like to work as a team.
Read more about some of the groups that have already signed up to work on projects.
Video Archive on Case Western Reserve's YouTube Channel Continues Growing
Although Case Western Reserve University's YouTube channel is still in its infancy, there are already over 200 videos available for viewing. With a unique playlist of news, events, lectures and special interest videos— as well as plans for several full course offerings— there is something of interest for everyone in the campus community. The channel is officially launching this fall, and there are now opportunities to subscribe to feeds as well as upload video collections.
There's even an award-winning video on the playlist—The Story of Case Western Reserve University. Produced by the university's MediaVision team, the 26-minute documentary earned the university a Telly award in the spring.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit videos and ideas. Read more.
New advertising rates for Case Western Reserve's student newspaper, the Observer, have been released. The Observer media kit provides details on discounts for university departments and organizations that place ads in the paper. In addition, the full rate card includes the possible sizes and locations for ads, as well as issue dates for the newspaper. The guidelines can be downloaded from the Web. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Today is the deadline for Case Western Reserve University students, faculty, staff and alumni to submit recommendations for honorary degrees. Learn more.
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
As a reminder to employees, the celebration period with Sprint and the discounted pricing offer ends September 17. Any staff member that has or is in need of a university provided mobile device, including mobile broadband cards, is encouraged to contact Sprint via e-mail to learn more about available savings and solutions.
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 21. For more information and instructions go online.
On Wednesday, September 17 between 4-5:30 p.m. in the Biomedical Research Building atrium, there will be a gathering for undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty in the Department of Biochemistry. All students interested in majoring in biochemistry are welcome to attend. There will be door prizes and snacks.
The Case Art Studio Faculty Exhibition 2008 is holding an opening reception from 5-7:30 p.m., Friday, September 19 at the Case Art Studio Gallery, 2215 Adelbert Road. The exhibition will feature art faculty works in ceramics, textile, painting, drawing, printmaking, enamel, photography, assemblage, architecture and mixed media. The exhibit runs from September 22 through October 17. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m.
The World Health Interest Group seminar, hosted by the Center for Global Health and Diseases, presents Henk A. M. J. ten Have, director of the Division of Ethics of Sciences and Technology, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, on the topic of "Next Steps in Bioethics, Globalization and Development." The talk takes place from 9-10 a.m., Friday, September 19 at the Wolstein Research Building, Room 4-136. To benefit from the full scope of this session, the campus is encouraged to attend his campus-wide lecture at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, September 18 in the first floor auditorium of the Wolstein Building.
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.