2009 President's Award for Distinguished Service: The first in a three-part series
Janice Eatman Williams Receives
President's Award for Distinguished Service
Janice Eatman Williams wants Case Western Reserve University students to not only become familiar with their academic lessons, but also the cultural classroom that surrounds the university.
"We have all of this," she says while pointing out different museums and resources in University Circle. To help students who will be spending several years as part of the campus community become familiar with the area, she leads walking heritage tours of the University Circle, Glenville and Hough neighborhoods.
Eatman Williams, assistant director of the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning, is a recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Service. She received the award during the annual Staff Service Awards Brunch last week. The awards program was a collaborative effort between the Department of Human Resources, the Staff Advisory Council and the Office of the President. Read more.
The summer barbecue season continues Wednesday, June 17, with a Mediterranean theme and music by Kris Koch. There will be different menus and musical styles from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Crawford Deck every Wednesday through July 8. The events are open to the public. Each barbecue event costs $7.75 per person (including a beverage), or $35 for a book of five tickets. Go online for more information.
The campus community is invited to join Janice Eatman Williams, assistant director of the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning, for a scavenger hunt activity on Wednesday, June 17. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the unique history and culture of the Glenville neighborhood. After the scavenger hunt, the group will stop by Wade Oval to enjoy the free Wade Oval Wednesday concert featuring the band Revolution Pie. The group will meet in front of the campus bookstore in Thwing Center at 5:30 p.m. Go online for more details.
The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is hosting an information session from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, at the Mandel School. The community is invited to learn about a social work degree from one of the highest-ranked graduate social work programs in the nation. The session will focus on the master's degree program, field education and financial aid. Contact the admissions office at 368-2280 to register. Go to the school's Web site for more details.
The Ohio Collaborative Conference on Bioinformatics continues on campus through June 17. There will be several conferences, keynote speakers and research presentations. The conference is co-sponsored by the Case School of Engineering and the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. Go online for more details.
For Faculty and Staff
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on "Making Teaching Easier Using Advance Planning" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 18, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. The discussion will focus on preparing for classes. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP by email to UCITE.
The Writing Resource Center can work with faculty to develop and present in-class writing workshops to cover a variety of topics, including research and documentation, the writing process (planning-drafting-revising-editing), audience awareness, and strategies for selecting and narrowing topics. Workshops can be designed to fit the specific content and assignments for your courses, and can range in length from 30 minutes to two hours. Contact Hazel Emery to schedule a meeting on how to help students become better academic writers.
The Chess Club meets from 8 to 10 p.m. on Thursdays in Guilford House. Contact Erica Wieser for more information.
Faculty and staff of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations invite the Case Western Reserve community to share in a farewell celebration for outgoing Executive Director Susan L. Eagan. The reception is in recognition of her nearly eight years at the helm of the Mandel Center, as well as her exemplary leadership in the nonprofit sector. The reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, at the Mandel Center. The program will begin at 5 p.m. Contact Nicole Rothstein by e-mail or by phone at 368-5367. Parking options include the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking garage; Severance Hall parking garage; the metered parking lot at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Ford Road; and limited free and metered street parking around campus.
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.