Three Cups of Tea Author to Speak August 26 at Case Western Reserve University
In his first university appearance in Ohio, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson, will speak about his philanthropic work: Bringing peace to a region by building schools and educating children in rural Pakistan and Afghanistan.
He is the invited speaker for Case Western Reserve University's Fall Convocation at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, in Severance Hall.
Three Cups of Tea was selected as the university's Common Reading book for incoming students. Read more.
A new campus tradition will be unveiled on Friday, August 28. Faculty, staff and students are invited to dance as a group as part of the inaugural "All Campus Boogie" on Freiberger Field at 12:30 p.m. More details are forthcoming.
The Staff Advisory Council will host "Steps for Staff," a health and wellness event, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, October 9, in Adelbert Gym. Campus departments and organizations interested in promoting on-campus health initiatives geared toward the mind, body or soul are invited to set up a table or donate raffle prizes. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot or for more information. The Steps for Staff event also will include a walk around campus. Early registration is $15, with proceeds benefiting the Staff Educational Enhancement Fund. More details are forthcoming.
For Faculty and Staff
The Human Capital Management (HCM) system used for managing employment records and payroll information is scheduled for a system upgrade the weekend of August 14-16. The system will not be available beginning at 12 p.m., Friday August 14, through 7 a.m., Monday, August 17. Questions regarding the down time or upgrade should be directed to Shawn LeHue.
Full-time women staff have an opportunity to apply for the Women Staff Leadership Development Initiative. The program aims to nurture and develop talent while helping women staff cultivate their leadership skills. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, August 14. Send materials to Dorothy Miller.
Applications are being accepted for short term study abroad through the Department of Bioethics International Education programs. Courses are open to all undergraduate and graduate students, regardless of major. Students can earn three credits while traveling the world. Courses will be held in Costa Rica for winter break; Spain, The Netherlands, France, and Argentina during spring break; and Spain in the May Term. Contact Michelle L. Champoir at 368-5377 to reserve a space.
Department of Music faculty member Debra Nagy will celebrate the release of The Tastes Reunited with two concerts this weekend. The CD marks the debut of her French Baroque ensemble, Les Délices. They will present a special event Saturday, August 8, at TAP Jewelry Studios. Learn more. The second performance will take place at 4 p.m., Sunday, August 9, at Harkness Chapel. Free, but suggested donation of $15. Audience members will be invited to participate in a raffle featuring a variety of prizes.
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.
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