Nursing Program Helps Teens Strive for Healthy Relationships


It's tough being a teen and sorting out what goes into having a good or bad relationship with friends and family members.

Teens and parents from the Famicos Foundation's Park Village Community Apartments and Historic Newton Avenue Apartments in the Hough neighborhood expressed a need for programs about healthy relationships from how to counter bullying to emotions in intimate relationships.

Five students in the Graduate Entry Doctor of Nursing Practice (GE DNP) Program at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University responded as part of their service-learning project in public health sequence to meet those needs.

What happens in this class project is what nursing is all about, according to Joy Naughton, GE DNP public health instructor. "In nursing, you assess the problem, diagnose it, come up with a plan, implement it and then evaluate its success. That is what we are doing, but the community is our patient," Naughton said. Read more.

Campus News

The university's shuttle bus service is on a winter break schedule now through Friday, January 9, 2009. One bus will share the north and south campus routes; there will be no service on Thursday, December 25, and Thursday, January 1. Regular bus operations will resume Saturday, January 10, 2009.


The Ohio Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (OETDA) invites students, faculty, staff and administrators to nominate 2008-09 electronic theses and dissertations for consideration in OETDA's awards program. Outstanding projects will be recognized in the areas of innovation, leadership, scholarship and service to the association. Campus members should contact Jason Hatton in the School of Graduate Studies for complete details and nomination forms. All materials for consideration, along with any supporting materials, should be sent to Hatton by Friday, February 27, 2009.

As part of the university's ongoing initiative to conserve energy, the department of facilities services will reduce heat, ventilation and lighting levels over the Christmas and New Year's holidays. View the building list for more information. Questions should be directed to the customer service center at 368-2580.

For Faculty and Staff

The deadline for submitting tuition waiver applications for the spring 2009 semester is February 28, 2009. A completed waiver application is required to receive Case Western Reserve tuition benefits available to employees, as well as employees' spouses/equivalents and dependents (refer to the tuition benefits summary for more information). Application forms are available online and in the Benefits Administration Office, Crawford Hall, Room 224. When completing the application, employees should note the instructions on page two of the form. Contact Michelle Belle in the benefits department by phone at 368-3316 with questions.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the winter break. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


The Office of the President at Case Western Reserve University will present "Business Ethics and Leadership," a lecture by Ward J. "Tim" Timken Jr., at 4 p.m., Thursday, January 15, 2009, at the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. The keynote speaker is the chair of The Timken Company. The event is free and open to the public.

Refer to the University Circle Inc. calendar for a list of holiday events and activities taking place in the community today and in the days ahead.

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.

December 22, 2008

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The campus community is invited to check out Off the Shelf, a series of podcast interviews with Case Western Reserve University faculty authors. The program is hosted by librarian William Claspy.

Case in the News

Hard times, a helping hand

The New York Times, December 22, 2008
Ted Gup, professor of journalism at Case Western Reserve University, writes an op-ed piece about the power of lending a helping hand. His grandfather, Samuel Stone, helped dozens of families in Canton, Ohio, during the Great Depression.

Are your medical files safe?

Times Herald-Record, December 18, 2008
Proponents of electronic health records say they improve patient care by giving doctors immediate access to a patient's full history, prevent medication errors by alerting users to drug allergies or negative interactions with medications patients are already taking and cut down on duplicate tests and other services. The article references a recent study from Case Western Reserve University's Sharona Hoffman, professor of law and bioethics, and Andy Podgurski, associate professor of computer science.

Blood money

The Big Money from Slate, December 3, 2008
Only about five percent of eligible Americans volunteer to give blood. What's the best way to encourage the rest of the population to donate? The article references research from Nicola Lacetera, assistant professor of economics at Case Western Reserve University, and his co-author from the University of Michigan.

Case Western Reserve robotic car now on display at Crawford museum

The Plain Dealer, December 18, 2008
After performing well in a national competition last fall against other driverless vehicles, Dexter has retired to post-race glory. The car is now on display at the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum. More than 50 students and faculty from the Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering spent nearly a year readying Dexter (the name stands for "Deployable EXtreme Terrain Enabled Robot") for the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge.

Mount Union coach Larry Kehres has what other coaches crave: players, tradition, nine titles

The Plain Dealer, December 19, 2008
A story about Mount Union College's football program references other local universities, including Case Western Reserve University, Head Coach Greg Debeljak, and junior football player Dan Whalen.

Higher Ed News

Music industry will stop mass lawsuits against students over illegal trading

Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog, December 19, 2008
In a major shift in strategy, the Recording Industry Association of America will cease suing groups of students for illegally sharing copyrighted music on college networks.