Several Alumni Weekend Events Open
to Entire Campus Community
Alumni from diverse class years, schools and programs will have an opportunity to reminisce about the past, enjoy the present and gain insight into the future direction of Case Western Reserve University.
Several events sponsored by University Alumni Relations are open to the campus community. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to join in the fun, mingle with alumni and celebrate the university community. Read more.
Case Western Reserve, CIM, CIA Students Plan
to Get Creative on Lennon Bus
Dozens of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) and Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) students will have a unique opportunity to put what they are learning in the classroom to the test on Thursday, Oct. 22, and Friday, Oct. 23.
A pre-selected group will have an opportunity to create studio-quality music, videos and photography when the John Lennon Educational Bus Tour rolls onto campus for a two-day stay in front of the Silver Spartan Diner.
In addition to the learning experience for the pre-selected students, all students, faculty and staff from the three institutions can learn about the history of the Lennon Bus and the production studio during 20-minute tours on Oct. 23. Read more.
Case Western Reserve Police and Security Services will be conducting training exercises the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Glennan, Olin and White buildings on the Main Quad. The sessions are not expected to disrupt daily operations. Occupants of the buildings are being notified.
The campus community has an opportunity to support Coach Greg Debeljak in the 2009 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year competition. Students, faculty and staff can vote for Debaljak online through December 6.
The Case Western Reserve chapter of Operation Smile will host a Zumba fundraiser from 2 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, in the Veale Multipurpose Room. Zumba is a high energy fitness program that incorporates body-sculpting movements from several Latin dance disciplines. Tickets are $5, with proceeds benefiting Operation Smile. Tickets will be on sale in Nord Hall Oct. 22-23 or available at the door for $6.
For Faculty and Staff
The Fourth Annual Procurement and Distribution Services Vendor Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Veale Center. More than 90 vendors will be on hand for a day of networking, prizes and fun. This year's theme is Diversity Partnerships in Procurement, and several rousing rounds of karaoke dubbed "Diversity-oke" will take place. Marilyn Sanders Mobley, vice president for inclusion, diversity and equal opportunity, and John Wheeler, senior vice president for administration, will perform the song "That's What Friends Are For at 1 p.m. Attendees must present their Case ID to participate in the raffle giveaways. Winners need not be present to win. Check out the current list of raffle prizes.
On October 22, the Writing Resource Center will host its second brown bag session of the fall term: "SAGES Writing Outcomes for Skills in Argumentation." The session will focus on providing strategies for teaching argumentative writing in SAGES courses. The event will be held in Crawford Hall 111 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if attending.
The Department of Human Resources invites employees to attend an open forum on benefit rate changes for 2010 from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Ford Auditorium. A question and answer session will follow a general presentation. If unable to attend, plan to visit the Benefits Fair on November 10 or 11 to speak with a human resources representative.
The Office of the Provost and the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women invite all faculty and staff to attend the annual Spotlight Awards and Women of Achievement Luncheon from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in the Thwing Center ballroom. Eight faculty members selected by their schools—as well as faculty members who have achieved tenure and staff members who have assumed leadership positions or been promoted—also will be acknowledged. The lunch is free, but RSVP by Oct. 23 to Jana Krasney. Complete details about the honorees and the program are available online.
Fall break continues through Tuesday, Oct. 20.
The Fourth Annual Stephanie Tubbs Jones Gospelfest Concert Celebration will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, at the John Hay High School Auditorium. Join fellow alumni, friends, students and community members to celebrate the legacy of alumna Stephanie Tubbs Jones, and the rich heritage of gospel music in Cleveland. Case Western Reserve's own Voices of Glory will perform, along with several local church choirs. Tickets are free. Register online. Part of Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2009.
Author Vanessa Ochs will give the 2009 Silver Scholar Lecture, "Medicine and Multiculturalism: Decoding Jewish Patients," at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in Clark Hall 309. Ochs, a religious studies professor at the University of Virginia, received the 2007 National Jewish Book Award. Sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program and Temple Tifereth-Israel.
Michelle Munson, assistant professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, and Teresa King from Cuyahoga Tapestry System of Care will discuss "Voices of Parent Advocates Within the Systems of Care Model of Service Delivery" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Mandel School, Classroom 320A. Contact June Hund for information.
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.