University's Greek Life Community Uses the Summer Months to Plan Goals, Projects

Although activities related to Greek Life primarily happen during the fall and spring, students who are members of fraternities and sororities still have lots to do during the summer

"Though most of the chapters aren't active during the summer, they are still busy planning for the fall," explained Wes Schaub, director of Greek Life. "Most groups will have their semester planning finished before they return. By the time classes begin the chapters will be ready for recruitment, have held a retreat to set goals, attended a convention or leadership program, have a preliminary academic plan in place, and are actively setting their social calendars and service events."

Two major events related to Greek Life are coming up: Zeta Beta Tau is celebrating 100 years on campus July 9-12, and Zeta Psi is holding its convention in Cleveland August 12-15.

Learn more about Greek Life at Case Western Reserve.

Campus News


The campus community is invited to enjoy some leisurely reading materials this summer courtesy of the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) collection of popular books, magazines and audio materials. The collection is part of the CPL@Case-KSL collaboration, an onsite set of materials from the Cleveland Public Library (CPL). Borrowers can apply for a CPL card at KSL.

During the summer months, the Case Club at Severance Hall is closed on Fridays. The regular schedule will resume Friday, August 21.

For Faculty and Staff

The final summer TravelPort training session will take place at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 15. Interested travelers and travel arrangers can learn about this useful online booking tool by signing up online.

For Students

The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) recently elected its executive committee for the 2009-2010 academic year: Samantha Schartman, president; Tim Franke, vice president; Quentin Jamieson, information officer; Feng Li Laughlin, secretary; and Patrick Laughlin, treasurer. Nine additional school executives and GSS committee chairs also were elected. A full list of the newly elected executive committee is available online. The Graduate Student Senate is a forum of graduate students whose focus is to meet, discuss and take action on academic, social and professional affairs. All graduate students can join, and no experience is necessary.


Michiko Watanabe, professor of pediatrics, and Mukesh Jain, professor of medicine and founding director of the university's Cardiovascular Research Institute, are scheduled to be presenters at Vasculata 2009, taking place July 28-31 at the Cleveland Clinic. Vasculata is a national summer course that promotes the study of vascular biology. The workshop is designed to present an overview of the field and future areas of active research.

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.

July 9, 2009

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Case in the News

Going straight for the narrow

Orange County Register, July 8, 2009
Jonathan Adler, professor of law at Case Western Reserve University, comments on the just-concluded U.S. Supreme Court term.

Francophiles unite to mark Bastille Day in Western Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 8, 2009
As Bastille Day approaches, Frank Merat, associate professor in the electrical engineering and computer science department at Case Western Reserve University, shares his memories of the town he grew up in: Frenchville, Pa.

Ingenuityfest to feature Tesla Orchestra, inspired by electronics genius Nikola Tesla: Global Village

The Plain Dealer, July 8, 2009
Nikola Tesla is the inspiration behind the Tesla Orchestra, a performance troupe made up largely of Tesla enthusiasts from Case Western Reserve University's School of Engineering.

Higher Ed News

Universities part of effort to revitalize native languages

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 8, 2009
Across the country, college students have an ever-increasing array of languages available for study, from Japanese to American Sign Language to Farsi. And in the past two decades, the United States' own indigenous languages have taken up residence among their foreign language counterparts in some universities.