Alumni and Friends Increase Support
for Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University's alumni and friends continue to provide generous support for research and scholarship even amid challenging economic times. The university's philanthropy totaled $108.7 million, marking the second consecutive year that the university raised more than $100 million. The amount also sets a new record for the second-highest total in the university's history.
In addition, the university's annual alumni fund drive raised $7.6 million, the highest total in university history.
"We are tremendously grateful to our graduates and other supporters for the faith they have shown in Case Western Reserve University," President Barbara R. Snyder said. "We are especially humbled to receive this level of giving in light of the financial challenges the nation has faced since the fall."
The university is in the first year of implementation of Forward Thinking, the strategic plan that identifies the campus' highest priorities for the next five years. These include academic collaborations in areas such as energy, human health, and sustainability, as well as initiatives designed to enhance the student experience. Several of the university's largest gifts focused on these areas. Read more.
Trevor Allen, president of the Student Sustainability Council, is conducting a Summer Undergraduate Research in Energy Studies project in conjunction with Bon Appétit to look into the feasibility of composting on campus. A major goal is to gather the opinions of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Campus community members are invited to take a short survey to provide their thoughts and feedback.
During the summer, the Thwing Center Postal Substation is open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and closed on Fridays. The Post Office will close for breaks daily from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m., and from 1:15 to 2 p.m. Regular semester hours will resume Monday, August 17.
The American Red Cross will host an on-campus blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, in Nord Hall 310. Donors can make an appointment online by entering sponsor code "CaseWestern."
For Faculty and Staff
Case Western Reserve employees are invited to learn more about opportunities to jumpstart their graduate education by using their tuition benefits in the fall 2009 semester. An "Evening and Saturday MBA Information Session" will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 4, at the Peter B. Lewis Building. Sponsored by Weatherhead MBA Admissions. Learn more.
The Graduate Student Senate is co-sponsoring a workshop, "Financial Planning and Money Management," from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, in Nord 410. Andrew Connors of Fairport Asset Management will lead the discussion. The session is open to all graduate and professional students. Free pizza and beverages will be available. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) will hold its monthly seminar at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, in Frohring Auditorium. Each month, the CTSC Seminar Series will feature a distinguished speaker who is at the forefront of translational research. The seminar series encourages lively exchanges and discussion between the speaker and audience. Go online for more information about the speakers and upcoming seminars.
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.