Staff Advisory Council Marks 20 Years
at Case Western Reserve University

President Barbara R. Snyder (right)
joined SAC members for the celebration

In the spring of 1990, a small number of Case Western Reserve staff members formed an advisory group to make recommendations regarding policies and procedures for staff.

Twenty years later, the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) has grown into an influential organization with direct lines to senior administration and the Department of Human Resources.

SAC recently marked its 20th anniversary with a celebratory luncheon and recognition ceremony. More than 150 people attended. Read more.

Campus Members Urged to Watch Out for Phishing Messages

Phishing is the fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

A recent series of phishing emails have been sent to Case Western Reserve users urging recipients to click on a weblink in order to keep their accounts open. These links take users to official-looking but fraudulent imitations of the CWRU Single Sign-On page, hosted on non-CWRU-owned web servers.

Before clicking any weblink, hover (but don't click) the mouse pointer over the link to reveal the real Web address. Depending on your browser, it may appear as a pop-up near your mouse pointer or at the lower-left corner of your browser window. If you have already clicked the link, check the address bar to verify that the page matches the text of the link you clicked.

CWRU Information Technology Services (ITS) sends notifications to users when passwords need to be changed to comply with the 365-day password age policy. These notification emails intentionally contain no links; users are requested to contact the ITS Help Desk for direction to the authoritative account management pages. You should never enter your CWRU account credentials into a page outside the domain.

If you have additional questions about phishing, contact the ITS Help Desk 368.HELP (4357).

Campus News

Shipwreck Camp 2010

Shipwreck Camp 2010 is taking place July 19-30. In partnership with the Cuyahoga County Public Library and Cleveland Lakefront State Park, the Center for Science and Mathematics Education is hosting Shipwreck Camp for youths ages 12-15. Participants will engage in an expedition to find shipwrecks in Lake Erie. Camp is in session from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The two-week camp costs $450, including a $25 application fee. Call 368.5075 for information.

For Faculty and Staff

The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations invites Case Western Reserve employees to an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 10, at the Mandel Center building. Employees can learn how they can begin taking classes this fall in either the Certificate in Nonprofit Management (CNM) or the Master of Nonprofit Organizations degree program (MNO). The Mandel Center is now offering financial assistance for Case Western Reserve employees interested in obtaining the CNM. The event will be held in the Mandel Center Building. Refreshments will be provided. Register online.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


The Case Western Reserve University Career Center will host Career Development: an MBTI® Workshop featuring Catherine Rains, CPP educational consultant, on Thursday, August 26, at Wade Fireside Lounge. This six-hour workshop will provide new and experienced Myers-Briggs (MBTI) practitioners with skills on how to use the MBTI to help students/clients find their vocational identity. This event is open to Case Western Reserve faculty and staff, and to practitioners throughout the community. Learn more about the workshop and early registration.

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.

Sociologist Eva Kahana was invited to serve as editor-in-chief of the open access international journal Patient Intelligence. She also served as fellowship chair of the Behavioral and Social Sciences section of the Gerontological Society of America this year.

June 3, 2010

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In the News

Ohio awarding 'hub' status to Cleveland's Health-Tech Corridor

The Plain Dealer, June 3, 2010
Cleveland's health care cluster is about to burn brighter. Gov. Ted Strickland will announce today that the newly formed Cleveland Health-Tech Corridor, stretching from University Circle to Cleveland State University, will be designated a "Hub of Opportunity and Innovation" by the state. The hub status brings with it a $250,000 matching grant and priority status for millions of dollars in grants and loans that the Ohio Department of Development and other state agencies dole out yearly, officials said. Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder comments.

Dr. Robert J. White: Nervous systems vitally important for body to function properly

The News-Herald, May 30, 2010
Robert J. White, professor of neurosurgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, explains the functions of the central nervous and the peripheral nervous systems.

Predicting what the Census will show us

The News-Herald, May 29, 2010
It's simply natural for things to change after 10 years. With that in mind, the U.S. Census Bureau will update the nation's population totals by Dec. 31 to show where people lived April 1. It also will supply valuable demographic data. Claudia Coulton is co-director of Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. The organization's research and study encompasses 17 counties, including Lake and Geauga. Coulton believes the Census data will show the region's poverty rate increased from 2000.

Cleveland Clinic doctor praises MetroHealth Medical Center for teaching him to walk again

The Plain Dealer, May 29, 2010
Most of us see Cleveland's hospitals as competing against one another – for the best doctors, the most sophisticated treatment options, the biggest awards for the most advanced care. What often goes unnoticed is how much -- and how often – the area's hospitals work together. Then along comes Tom Tallman to make it perfectly clear. He's a Cleveland Clinic emergency doctor who oversees disaster preparedness for that hospital. But it's MetroHealth Medical Center, on the other side of town, that he can't stop praising. On March 12, he was up on his roof taking down Christmas lights when he slipped off a ladder, fell more than 20 feet and crashed – head first– into a stone walkway. Tallman says his experience will make him a better doctor and a better teacher at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Northeast Ohio athletes shine in discus at Division III track and field championships

The Plain Dealer, May 29, 2010
A roundup of the results from last week's NCAA Division III National Track and Field Championships references Case Western Reserve University athletes Erin Hollinger and Elaine Simpson.

High schools host All-Star games

The Miami Herald, June 1, 2010
Drew Zloch, a football standout from Miami, plans to attend Case Western Reserve University this fall. He will be a kicker/punter for the Spartans, a team that has gone undefeated in their past three regular seasons.

Back in the saddle

Arizona Daily Sun, June 2, 2010
Morgan Marshall, the Daily Sun's Male Prep Tennis Player of the Year, plans to attend college this fall at Case Western Reserve University.

Higher Ed News

New national standards seek to make all students ready for college

Chronicle of Higher Education, June 2, 2010
Higher-education groups praised a set of a national standards for elementary and secondary education that governors and state education officials announced on Wednesday, saying the guidelines would help improve college preparedness and accessibility.