Child Care Pilot Programs
are Up and Running
When Adrienne Allotta recently needed emergency child care for her toddler son, Jackson, she turned to a new program available to Case Western Reserve University faculty, staff and students.
She found help through the Temporary and Back-up Child Care Program, which launched last fall. The program places caregivers with families on a full-time or temporary basis.
The Temporary and Back-up Child Care Program—along with the Child Care Support During Travel Program—are two pilot projects that emerged from the work of the President's Committee on Child Care Options.
The Department of Human Resources is responsible for administering the pilot programs. According to James Ryan, senior director of benefits, about a dozen people have used the programs so far. Read more.
President Barbara R. Snyder invites the campus community to nominate a non-faculty staff member for the President's Award for Distinguished Service. This annual award honors staff members whose outstanding contributions to campus culture have a transformational effect on university colleagues, students or visitors. Nominations may come from any staff, student or faculty member. The Staff Recognition Committee of the Staff Advisory Council will review nomination materials, select outstanding candidates and forward the names and information to the Office of the President. The honorees will each receive a $1,000 award, and their names will be engraved on a plaque that is currently on display in Adelbert Hall. The honorees also will be recognized at a June luncheon. Nominations are due by Wednesday, March 17. Contact Robin Kramer with questions.
The Spartan Cheerleaders will host a Little Spartans Cheer Clinic from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. Campus members are invited to bring their children in grades K-8 to learn cheers and a dance routine prior to the basketball game. The children will have an opportunity to perform during the game. The cost is $10 for the clinic only, $20 for the clinic, performance and a T-shirt. Contact Shane Jeffers for information.
Global Medical Initiative will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Hoops for Haiti, from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, in Veale Center. The entry fee is $10 per person. Proceeds will benefit earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. All players will receive free food from Quiznos and free T-shirts. The winning team will receive tickets to a Cleveland Cavs game. Sign up online.
For Faculty and Staff
The University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) is hosting a discussion on the topic of "Critical Incidents and Dealing with Classroom Surprises" from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Allen Memorial Medical Library's Herrick Room. Although courses can be well planned, there is always the possibility of an unforeseen situation. This session will focus on how professors can prepare themselves to respond to the unexpected. Pizza and beverages will be served. RSVP by e-mail to UCITE.
Students are invited to submit their original poetry, prose and photography to the Case Reserve Review, the university's literary magazine. The submission deadline is Friday, Feb. 12. Go online for details.
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), in collaboration with International Student Services and the Graduate Student Senate, will host the Chinese Spring Festival Banquet from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, in the BRB cafeteria. The event will feature authentic Chinese cuisine and traditional activities. All guests are eligible to enter a free raffle and to receive coupons from local Chinese restaurants. Tickets will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, in Nord Hall, at $3 for CSSA members, $8 for others.
Provost W. A. "Bud" Baeslack III will host the annual Provost Pizza Party at the Spartan basketball games on Friday, Feb. 12, at Veale Center. Rascal House Pizza in University Circle will hand out free pizza to everyone in attendance. Read more.
As a point of clarification, the EMBA curriculum has been recreated with a focus on learning the art of great leadership. This new program design integrates one of the very best organizational behavior teams in the world with an exceptional Executive MBA program that is ranked No. 14 nationally and No. 21 internationally by Businessweek. Open houses will be held on Feb. 10, April 20 and June 21, with webinar information sessions 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.
Darwin Day is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 12. A lecture on the topic of "Inside the Human Genome: A Case for Non-intelligent Design" featuring John Avise of the University of California, Irvine, will take place on Thursday, Feb. 11. In addition, several workshops will take place on Feb. 12, and 13. The Feb. 12 symposium will feature a panel of speakers from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Contact Lori Morton to reserve a boxed lunch for $2. Contact Peter A. Zimmerman, professor of international health, genetics and biology, for complete Darwin Day details.
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 Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) recently presented Marcus Neiman with its highest honor, the OMEA Distinguished Service Award for 2010. Neiman, a lecturer in the Department of Music, has served as the Medina Community Band's conductor since 1972, and was the director of bands at Medina High School from 1972-1980. Read more.