Student Uses Community Outreach Grant to Help Children See Themselves Reflected in the Arts
When the Center for Community Partnerships invited Case Western Reserve University departments and groups seeking charitable funding to apply for its new Community Outreach Program grants, they received dozens of applications. Ten campus affiliates were selected to receive $1,000 each for the 2008-2009 academic year to continue their outreach work in the areas of PreK-12, senior citizens, health, social service, community and economic development and lifelong learning.
Each of the winning groups will be featured in an ongoing series. Today, learn more about Kristina Walter's Capstone Service Internship. She is working with a group of young artists at a Cleveland school. Read more.
The university's sustainability office is offering several environmental ideas for the holiday season. Today's tip: Take a pledge to reduce home energy usage for the New Year by purchasing energy-efficient light bulbs. Installing only six compact fluorescent light bulbs will save the average American family $60 per year. Also, families who have fireplaces could save money by lowering their thermostats. Lowering the temperature by five degrees could save 10 percent on energy bills. Read more for an easy checklist of home energy tips.
Shelley Francis, a senior instructor in the department of epidemiology and biostatistics, is conducting a Young Adult Health and Sexuality Study. The purpose of the study is to learn more about the health behaviors—including sexual health—of Cleveland-area young adults. Participation in the study involves completing an online, confidential survey. Call (216) 799-3975 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Participants will be compensated for completing the study.
For Faculty and Staff
The Student Information System (SIS) documentation site offers printable quick reference guides and user manuals as well as video demonstrations of how to utilize the most frequently used functionality in the system. The newest video demonstrates how to review permission requests from students who want to register for restricted classes.
Students who love breakfast food at any time of the day should check out the Late Night Breakfast. Head over to Leutner or Fribley Commons beginning at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, December 11, and choose from a variety of menu options. The annual tradition–which offers students an opportunity to take a break from studying–also includes entertainment.
As part of a Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) study break event, the Cleveland Hillel Foundation is sharing coffee, doughnuts and Hanukkah traditions with students from 8-10 p.m. tonight at KSL's lower level International News Commons area. Hillel has been doing this for three years. Read the KSL NewsBlog to find out why the group continues this annual tradition.
The department of bioethics is offering three-credit hour spring break study abroad trips for undergraduate and graduate students in Salamanca, Spain; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Paris, Amsterdam and Maastricht/Brussels. Contact Michelle Champoir at 368-5377 or plan to attend an information session from 12:30-1:30 p.m., December 11 or 12, in Thwing Center. Read student testimonials.
The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is hosting the work of three artists—John Carlson, Judy Brandon and Eric Meyer—now through January 10, 2009. Carlson's exhibit covers the first and second floor of the building, and Brandon's exhibit is on the third floor. The display case on the first floor features Meyer's work. Information about the exhibit is available online.
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