Case Western Reserve University to Unveil
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center
Members of Case Western Reserve University's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community soon will have a place on campus to call their own. As part of its efforts toward increased inclusiveness, Case Western Reserve will open a new Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center this spring.
The LGBT Center's mission is to provide an inviting place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff and alumni. It also welcomes supporters, friends, family and those who want to learn more about LGBT issues.
To advance the LGBT Center's efforts, the university is recruiting a part-time coordinator to manage programming, services and advocacy efforts. This individual also will work closely with The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland.
"These initiatives mark important signs of progress at Case Western Reserve," President Barbara R. Snyder said. "They build on years of hard work by many students, staff and faculty, and represent an opportunity to increase inclusion and awareness across our university."
The new LGBT Center will be housed in what is now Thwing Center's Hitchcock Lounge, along with several adjacent areas (take a virtual tour). It will include a lounge, kitchenette, office, and study and meeting space. It has been designed to offer areas that encourage informal gatherings as well as more structured events. In addition, the LGBT Center will provide places where people can seek both information and support. Read more.
The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women invites all members of the campus community, including alumnae and interested community members, to fill out a brief survey to help the center with its strategic planning process. The center is planning its mission, vision and goals for the next five years. Responses will be anonymous. Survey takers will have an opportunity to enter a drawing for electronic prizes.
According to the Department of Facilities Services, temperatures fluctuate substantially between daytime highs and nighttime lows during the fall and spring. While the goal is to provide a comfortable and productive environment for faculty, staff and students, the types of cooling systems in several campus buildings limit the ability to do so. The periods of October 15 through November 15 and March 15 through April 15 are typically designated for heating and cooling system change-overs.
For Faculty and Staff
The Office of Undergraduate Studies invites all faculty advisors to attend a Spring Advisor Meeting. Meetings will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, and from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m., Friday, March 26. Both meetings will be in Clapp 108, and lunch will be served. The agenda will be the same for both meetings, so advisors only need to attend one of the meetings. The main topic for discussion will be the SIS Academic Requirements Report, both how to use it for degree certification and how to use it when working with students. In addition, common problems graduating seniors face in meeting their degree requirements will be discussed, as well as a review of recent policy changes. RSVP to Lynne Flournoy.
The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is hosting a special open house for current Case Western Reserve University students who are thinking about changing their major to nursing or are looking to transition to a new career after completing a bachelor's degree. Students will meet with nursing representatives to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Graduate Entry for Non-Nurses programs. No RSVP needed; just show up any time between 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 23, in the first floor lounge of the school. Refreshments will be served. Contact Carlier Myers by e-mail or by phone at 368-5981 for information.
Students with a major or minor in academic disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences are invited to apply for the Experiential Learning Fellowship's Rocks and Traub Funds. These funds support a wide range of undergraduate student activities, including research projects, Senior Capstone projects, travel to research conferences to present research, or travel abroad associated with completion of majors or minors in the arts, humanities or social sciences. The average award is $5,000. The application deadline is Friday, March 19. Go online for complete details.
The Confused Greenies are looking for a few good "zombies" for an upcoming horror-comedy stage production. Interested students should stop by Nord Hall 410 at 7 p.m. on Thursday, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will present singer-songwriter Magdalen Hsu-Li in concert at 7 p.m. tonight in Amasa Stone Chapel. She will perform at the "Smashing the Ceiling" event. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. Free, open to the public.
The "Gear Up for St. Patrick's Day" event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, in the Thwing Center atrium. Campus members will have an opportunity to enjoy free Irish food and music while decorating their own pot of gold. Sponsored by the University Program Board, Student Activities and Leadership and Thwing Center.
A concert featuring the Harvard Men's Glee Club, along with the Case Early Music Singers, Case Concert Choir and the Case Men's Glee Club, will take place at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, at Harkness Chapel. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students. Tickets are available now in Haydn Hall 201, and will be available at the door before the concert.
A baroque violin recital featuring graduate student David McCormick will take place at 8 p.m. tonight at Harkness Chapel. Free, open to the public. Learn more.
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