SAC Basket Raffle Proceeds Benefit
Two Agencies that Help Children and Families
Two nonprofit organizations will have a brighter holiday season thanks to the Case Western Reserve University community.
Staff Advisory Council's Community Service Committee raised thousands of dollars for two local charities. The committee's Ninth Annual Basket Raffle fundraiser benefited the Bellflower Center for Prevention of Child Abuse and the MetroHealth Friends of Mothers & Infants.
"Everyone on the committee came up with ideas," said Bonnie Copes, who works in the Case School of Engineering. She is a Community Service Committee co-chair, along with Mary Lou Smith, who works in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Every year, different organizations are selected to receive the proceeds from the raffle. Read more.
The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations and the Treu-Mart Fund announce that nominations are being accepted for the Treu-Mart Youth Development Fellowship Program. The fellowship is a professional development program designed for adults who work with middle-school-aged youths during out-of-school time. The fellowship curriculum is based on resilience and positive youth development, supports participants in the continued development of their planning skills, and builds on the strengths of the Fellows. The nomination form is available online. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, Dec. 11. There is no charge to either an agency or a Fellow to participate.
For Faculty and Staff
Case Western Reserve's Employee Wellness Program aims to promote healthy lifestyles to help enhance a positive, successful, supportive, energetic and healthy workplace. The next session, "Healthy Holidays," will take place noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, in Nord Hall 310. Register online.
The Observer is seeking a student to deliver newspapers on Friday mornings during the spring semester. Those interested should be free from approximately 9 a.m. to noon. This is a paid position. A car is required. If interested, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1-2-1 Fitness Center invites students to join now for $50 and pay no dues until February 2010. Students will save $77, and can start enjoying the center, voted Cleveland's Best Gym, today. Membership includes free group exercise classes, lockers, towel service, 28,000 sq. ft. of top exercise equipment, new showers, saunas and more. This offer ends Dec. 31. Go online or call 368-1121 for details.
The next Science Café Cleveland, sponsored by the university's Sigma Xi chapter, will focus on the topic of "Deafness and Imbalance: Advances in Treatments and Understanding Using Zebrafish." The speakers are Brian McDermott, otolaryngology, Case Western Reserve, and Cliff Megerian, director of otology and neurotology, University Hospitals. The talk begins at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, at the Great Lakes Brewing Company's Tasting Room, 2701 Carroll Ave.
Case VOX, (Voices for Planned Parenthood) will host a Pro-Choice Clergy Panel event and discussion at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, in the Thwing Center ballroom. Clergy members from a variety of religious organizations will talk about being religious and pro-choice, and the doctrines which support these beliefs. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by Case Cooperation Circle. Contact Sarah Robinson for more information. For more information on each of the events please contact Sarah Robinson.
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.
The Jonathan M. Ault Mock Trial Team won 10 of the 12 rounds they competed in at the recent Case Classic Mock Trial Competition, held at the Justice Center. The group competed with teams from Cleveland Marshall and Akron, Toledo and Cincinnati universities. The students are coached by Yuri R. Linetsky, visiting assistant professor of law, along with Kristy Wedell and Mike Pascoe, adjunct professors. Read more.
The Case Western Reserve Residence Hall Association (RHA) was recently recognized for its leadership training program, "iTrain 2009: Learning the Lyrics." RHA received the Student Award for Leadership Training at the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (CAACURH) annual conference, and will be the regional entry for CAACURH in this category at the national conference in June 2010. RHA is an undergraduate student organization dedicated to promoting community through programming, advocacy and leadership development.
Burton P. Siegel, who taught for more than 40 years in the periodontal program at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, recently died. A practicing periodontist in Cleveland for more than 50 years, he was an alumnus of Adelbert College. Siegel was a past president of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society and a board member of the Ohio Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, the English-Speaking Union or the Opera League.