Campus Community Can Help Debeljak
on Road to Becoming Coach of the Year
Beginning today, the Case Western Reserve University community has an opportunity to help Greg Debeljak get recognized on a national level for his coaching abilities.
For the third consecutive year, Debeljak, head football coach, has been named one of five finalists (NCAA Division III) for the Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year (COY) award. He is the only three-time finalist at the Division III level.
Campus community members can each vote once daily through Dec. 29 for the Coach of the Year honor. In addition to the votes, members of the College Football Hall of Fame and national media ensure all candidates are evaluated fairly. Votes will be tallied Dec. 30-Jan. 5, and the winners in Division I, II and III will be announced Jan. 6 at a media luncheon in Newport Beach, Calif. Read more.
Pennies for Peace Campaign Raises $6,000
The Case Western Reserve University campus community responded in what amounts to 600,011 pennies for the Pennies for Peace campaign to raise $6,000.11. All those jars of pennies around campus this fall will help the educational endeavors of the Central Asia Institute, under the direction of Greg Mortenson, author of "Three Cups of Tea" and the 2009 Convocation speaker.
The Pennies for Peace campaign was organized by Audra Horomanski, a third-year double major in biology and Spanish; Kate Police Kraus, orientation director; and Mayo Bulloch, chair of the Common Reading Book Committee and director of Educational Enhancement Programs.
Mortenson's story has compelled college students to join in his humanitarian efforts. The national bestseller, "Three Cups of Tea," chronicles a lost mountain climber's encounter with people in rural Pakistan. Their life-saving generosity inspired Mortenson to return their kindness with a new school for the village children. One school inspired another one and another in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science is seeking volunteers to test-use SpamWeeder–a new technology developed at Case Western Reserve to fight spam e-mail. SpamWeeder allows users to selectively block entire spam campaigns without affecting their other e-mails. To participate, users need to install SpamWeeder plugins for the Firefox Web browser and Thunderbird mail client. Most computer platforms are supported, including Windows, Mac and Linux. Users who sign up by Jan. 31 will be invited to participate in a drawing for a free iPod. Go online for more details.
Cash donations are being accepted through 5 p.m. today in the Office of Student Activities and Leadership (Thwing Center, Room 110) for the baby products toiletries drive. Donations, which benefit the the Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Association, will help needy families during the holidays. The drive is sponsored by Undergraduate Student Government, Thwing Center and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership.
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For Faculty and Staff
Today is the 2009 Charity Choice Campaign deadline. Case Western Reserve employees have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of thousands by donating to an agency of their choice.
The Support of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors office (SOURCE) and the Case School of Engineering announce the Alcoa Campus Partnership Program Spring 2010 Undergraduate Research Internship. The application deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 16. Learn more.
Quire Cleveland, the professional choral ensemble now in its second season, will present "Carols for Quire from the Old & New Worlds." The concert will celebrate music from around the globe at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 19, and at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20, at Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave. Tickets are $10 regular admission, $7 for seniors and students. One child will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult, senior or student. Additional children are $5. Tickets can be purchased online. The choir is directed by Case Western Reserve's Peter Bennett.
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 AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland marked World AIDS Day with the 11th Annual Voices Against the Silence awards, where four individuals and two organizations were honored. The AIDS Clinical Trials Unit of Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals was recently honored for its work in increasing HIV and AIDS awareness efforts in Northeast Ohio. Learn more.