Campus Celebrities Plan to Show off Their Best Moves for "Dancing with the CWRU Stars"
ABC kicks off its next season of the "Dancing with the Stars" franchise on Monday, March 22. A football star, several actresses and an Olympian are just a few of the cast members who will compete for the chance to own a mirror ball trophy.
Case Western Reserve University will have its own crop of dancers take to the floor on Saturday, March 20. A vice provost, an athletic trainer and an undergraduate admission director are just a few of the university "stars" on the roster. However, they're competing for more than just bragging rights. They're planning to showcase their best waltzes, hip hop and cha cha moves to raise funds for pediatric cancer patients.
Dance Marathon at Case Western Reserve University will present "Dancing with the CWRU Stars 2010" at 7 p.m. in Veale Center. Read more.
An American Red Cross will be held on campus March 23 and 30. Severe winter weather forced the organization to cancel 29 blood drives, representing 2,000 blood donations that were not able to be collected. Campus blood drives will take place in Wade Commons from 2 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, sponsored by Phi Kappa Theta, and in Fribley Commons on Tuesday, March 30, from 2 to 7 p.m., sponsored by Sigma Psi. Schedule an appointment online by using sponsor code "Casewestern" as the code. Walk-ins will be accepted.
The Case Western Reserve University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa national honorary society is updating its membership list of "resident members." Faculty, staff, graduate and professional students, as well as postdoctoral fellows who were elected to Phi Beta Kappa at their undergraduate or graduate institution, are asked to send an e-mail to chapter co-secretary Margaret Robinson, Dean Emerita of Undergraduate Studies, to be included in invitations to meetings and events of the CWRU chapter.
The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will host an information session from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, at the Mandel School. The campus community is invited to learn about a social work degree from one of the highest-ranked graduate social work programs in the nation. The session will focus on the master's program, field education and financial aid. Contact the Admissions Office at 368-2280.
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. Advisors only need to attend one of the meetings. The main topic for discussion is how to use the SIS Academic Requirements Report for degree certification and 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.
Greek Week 2010 will take place March 21-28. This year's theme is "Peace, Love, and Greek Week." Scheduled events include a Greek Sing, trivia night, a banner competition, a variety show, a can castle display and a rope pull. The complete schedule is available online.
First-year Master of Public Health students interested in pursuing an MBA are invited to attend a Dual MBA/MPH Information Session hosted by the Weatherhead School of Management admissions team from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, March 22, at the School of Medicine, Wood Building W-G73. Learn more.
U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), current chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, will give the keynote address for Case Western Reserve University's 2010 Louis Stokes Leadership Symposium at noon on Monday, March 22, in Ford Auditorium. In her free, public talk, Lee will address the topic, "Opportunities for All, Pathways out of Poverty: My Journey from Public Assistance to Public Service." Learn more.
"Celebration of Scholarship"will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, at Kent State University. The panel discussion will focus on the discovery of "Ardi," and will feature Case Western Reserve's Bruce Latimer and Scott Simpson. Learn more.
School of Medicine faculty Ximena Valdes and Marissa Herran spent weeks in earthquake-ravaged Haiti treating hundreds of injured children. The two doctors will share stories about their incredible experience at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, at the Union Club in Cleveland. They'll be joined by Marixa Lasso, associate professor of Latin American history, to discuss the situation in Haiti, how the Cleveland area has responded, and how the people of Haiti will move forward. The event is sponsored by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the Global Child Health Group and the Department of History. Tickets are $35 for the general public, $10 students. Register online.
A discussion on "Issues in Women's Health" featuring Faye Gary, professor of nursing, will take place at 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, at the Alumni House. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity. Part of the Inclusion and Diversity Lecture Series. Free, open to the public. RSVP to Liz Roccoforte.
Renowned author and engineer Henry Petroski will give the 2010 Distinguished Lecture at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, in Severance Hall. He will speak on the topic of "Engineering and Civilization: Bridges, Infrastructure and Sources of Success and Failure." The talk is free and open to the public. Learn more.
Panorámicos, a prize-winning mixed chamber ensemble featuring Department of Music faculty member Mary Kay Ferguson and Cleveland Orchestra members/CIM faculty, has several upcoming events. Learn more.
A discussion about the "Top 10 Things Lesbians Should Discuss With Their Healthcare Providers" will take place from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 25, in Thwing Center's Spartan Room. The speaker will be Melanie Leu of MetroHealth. Presented by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity and Spectrum.
The 2009-10 season of Chapel, Court & Countryside: Early Music at Harkness continues with the London Haydn Quartet at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 21, at Harkness Chapel. Go online for ticket prices and additional information.
The Middle Eastern Cultural Association will hold its annual spring show and dinner at 7 p.m. tonight in the Thwing Center ballroom. There will be Arabic food, dancing and entertainment. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for the rest of the campus community.
The Confused Greenies invite the campus community to be entertained by the fourth Mad Words: the Art of Kyogen at the Spring Anime Marathon on Saturday, March 20. The performances will begin at 9:20 p.m. in Nord Hall 410, but everyone is encouraged to attend the entire Marathon for hours of anime, panels on Japanese culture and contests. Free.
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.
Daniel Akerib, professor of physics, has been invited to serve as a member of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel for a three-year term. The panel, established in 1967, provides advice and recommendations on scientific, technical and programmatic issues relating to the High Energy Physics Program.