Treu-Mart Fellows
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Editor's note: The Treu-Mart Youth Development Fellowship provides support and professional development for professionals who work with youths during non-school hours. This is the last in a series of Case Daily stories highlighting the experiences of some of the program’s participants.


The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, a nationally recognized program, serves as a resource to the development of nonprofit leadership and community development. The programs offered through the center provide a greater depth of understanding of a topic not only through substantive content grounded in the latest research, but also through application techniques and support that enable participants to apply their knowledge to make meaningful positive changes in their workplaces.

One of these signature initiatives is the Treu-Mart Youth Development Fellowship Program. Since its inception in 2004, more than 10,000 youths have benefited by the work of the fellows.

Treu-Mart Fellows are professionals who:

  • See the strengths, resilience and gifts in young people
  • Commit themselves to providing youths the support they need to thrive
  • Work with middle-school students during out-of-school time in the Greater Cleveland area
  • Seek to continually learn and develop their own skills and talents

Katherine Morris is one of nearly 150 youth-service professionals who have benefited from the Treu-Mart Fellowship. Read her story.

Campus News

The nomination process for the 2010 Dr. Dorothy Pijan Student Leadership Awards is underway. Case Western Reserve faculty, staff and students may submit nominations online until Friday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. Undergraduate students and organizations may be nominated for 20 different student leadership awards. The program recognizes undergraduate students, advisers, organizations and/or campus programs that have made a positive impact on the Case Western Reserve community.

The campus book club will discuss Janis Cooke Newman's "Mary" from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Crawford Hall 720. Contact Susan Benedict for details.

The Weatherhead School of Management recently renamed its EMBA degree the Weatherhead LEMBA; the L stands for leadership. Requiring only 12 total visits to campus, the LEMBA program is designed to be manageable for busy executives. Open houses will be held on the following dates: Feb. 10, April 20 and June 21, with webinar dates on March 25, May 20 and July 8. Attendees will have an opportunity to talk with faculty, administration, current students and alumni. Contact Kate Coleman to reserve a spot, or register online.

For Faculty and Staff

For a list of vendors participating in the Employee Discount Program, go to the human resources Web site. Vendors offer discounts on car repairs, dining, entertainment and more.

For Students


The Career Center's "Get Experienced! Internship and Career Fair" will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11., in Adelbert Gym. All Case Western Reserve students and alumni are invited to attend. This fair will have a special emphasis on experiential learning opportunities. It's a chance for students and alumni to find resources for a practicum, internship, co-op or full-time job. Attendees should bring multiple copies of their resume and dress professionally. Go online for more information and a list of employers that will be at the fair.

Academic Integrity Week continues through Feb. 5. The theme is "Integrity in the Face of Competition." Go online for a complete schedule of events.

Applications for Orientation Leaders are now available, and students are encouraged to view position descriptions and apply online. All materials must be submitted by Monday, Feb. 8. Questions should be directed by e-mail to Watch a video of last year's orientation leaders doing the Orientation Boogie.


The Masters of Science Program in Positive Organization Development and Change will host "Coaching with Compassion," a free online seminar, from 4 to 6 p.m., Feb. 23. The event will be hosted by Richard Boyatzis,  followed by an online open house. Learn more.

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.

Et al.

George Kikano, Dorothy Jones Weatherhead Professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine, received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northern Ohio Lebanese American Association. The award was presented at the Annual Lebanese American Heritage Ball.

Jacqueline Lipton, professor of law, was recently appointed to the research committee of the Association of American Law Schools. Her term will last three years.

February 3, 2010

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Case in the News

Long distance ownership contributes to home explosion, Feb. 1, 2010
The residents of West 83rd street were shaken from their daily routines last Monday when an abandoned house on their street exploded, leaving six families homeless and 57 other buildings badly damaged. As it turns out, the owner of the house—a real estate company—is based hundreds of miles away in California, barely aware of what's happening to the Cleveland property. The article cites information from NEO CANDO, a database maintained by Case Western Reserve University.

Cancer patients become bold advocates once survivors

Science Daily, Feb. 2,
Sociologists at Case Western Reserve University found that when passive cancer patients become survivors, they have plenty of bold advice to offer other cancer patients, according to a study in the Journal of American Geriatric Society. Eva Kahana, Robson Professor of Sociology and director of the Elderly Care Research Center, reported the findings from interviews with 100 cancer survivors.

Free dental care event, Feb. 3, 2010
It is so important to maintain good daily oral hygiene and preserve teeth from an early age. Because of that fact, members of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society, in addition to staff and students from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, will help hundreds of children receive much needed dental care this Friday. An estimated 300 children from the John Raper and Scranton Elementary schools who may have limited or no access to dental care will be helped by the eighth annual "Give Kids a Smile" Ohio program.

Artificial blood looms on the horizon

Medill Reports, Feb. 2, 2010
Two cars lie twisted and mangled after a vicious car accident on a remote stretch of highway. The nearest hospital is 30 minutes away, and as the victims slip into shock, every second counts. Luckily, the EMTs administer synthetic blood, which quickly stops the bleeding and saves their lives. Sound futuristic? It may not be that far-fetched. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have created synthetic blood platelets that can drastically reduce bleeding time in traumatic injuries. Erin Lavik, a biomedical engineer, and her former doctoral student hope their powdery creation could one day help save lives on the battlefield and in the trauma ward.

Grants, studies, scholarships and survivorship: this week's Health Briefs

The Plain Dealer, Feb. 2, 2010
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been awarded six Department of Defense grants for innovative medical research. The grants, totaling nearly $2.8 million, will advance research in the field of breast cancer. The awards represent one of the biggest investments CWRU has made in breast cancer research, according to Stanton Gerson, director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Higher Ed News

Investor groups may be nonprofit colleges' next saviors

Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 2, 2010
Nonprofit colleges in financial trouble have options other than merging, shutting down, or, as was the case for institutions like the College of Santa Fe and Daniel Webster, Kendall, and Waldorf Colleges, selling themselves to for-profit higher-education companies. With so many private investors now looking to get a piece of the higher-education action–and especially, to get in on the boom in distance education–institutions, whether ailing or not, have growing opportunities to form joint ventures with private investors.