University Video Earns Two Telly Awards

think beyond the possible video

Case Western Reserve University's brand video is being recognized with two major awards.

The 2010 Silver Telly Awards in the categories of Best Use of HD and Direct Marketing honor think beyond the possible, a video co-produced by University Marketing and Communications and MediaVision.

The video, a little more than three minutes in length, showcases faculty, staff and students who embody the spirit of thinking beyond the possible.

According to its website, the Telly Awards "honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions," as well as work created for the web. The Silver Telly is the highest honor in this competition.

Each year, about 13,000 entries are submitted to the Telly Awards competition.

Campus News

A scene from last year's disaster drill

All faculty, staff and students are invited to volunteer for this year's Flight Nursing Summer Camp disaster drill simulation on Aug. 6 at the University Farm. Approximately 100 volunteers are needed to play "victims" of a natural or manmade disaster. Flight nursing students will respond to the disaster. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Go online for complete details or to contact the program staff.

The summer barbecue season concludes today with a Hawaiian menu and music by Kris Koch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the quad. The cost is $7.75 per person, and includes a full menu, beverage and dessert, as well as a front row seat to the entertainment. CaseCharge, CaseCash and cash accepted. Go online for more information.

The plumbing systems in Adelbert Hall, Amasa Stone Chapel, the Allen Memorial Medical Library and Millis Science Center are being flushed due to yesterday's water main break on Adelbert Road. Water from faucets and drinking fountains in these buildings may be discolored. Running the water prior to use will help clear the water. All systems will continue to be flushed by Facilities Services. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Customer Service Center for Facility Operations at 368.2580.

For Faculty and Staff

The Employee Education, Training and Development unit is hosting a workshop on Becoming an Effective Team Member from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on July 8 in the Toepfer Room, Adelbert Hall. The workshop is designed to empower people to become more effective when working in teams. The workshop will includes the tools, techniques and approaches to better understand how people fit into a team, how they can more effectively contribute to any team, and how they can help the team mature and grow overall. Register online.

For Students

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


WOW!: Wade Oval Wednesdays, an evening of free concerts in University Circle, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday through Aug. 25. This evening's event will feature the pop/rock sounds of The Girls Band.

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.

The recipients of the 2010 President's Award for Distinguished Service —Carmelo "Tom" Franchina, Jane Daroff and Kathy O'Linn — were recently announced in The Daily. The Staff Advisory Council's Staff Recognition Committee would like to announce the names of all honorable mentions:

  • Daniel E. Anker
  • Deborah Bibb
  • Thomas (Tom) Bondra
  • Dennis Butler
  • Mark Chavis
  • Daniel Clancy
  • Bonnie Copes
  • Kathleen Dowdell
  • Teona Griggs
  • Henry Hill
  • Barbara Juknialis
  • Ivy Ko
  • Helen Menke
  • Danielle Morris
  • Dale Nenadal
  • Robert Rae
  • Sandra Siedlak
  • Una Surace
  • Lonnie Thomas
  • Kevin Thomson
  • Vida Tripodo
  • Robert (Craig) Virnelson

July 7, 2010

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In the News

Conversations with Kathleen Dunn

Wisconsin Public Radio July 5, 2010
Alexander Lamis, associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, was a recent guest on the Conversations with Kathleen Dunn radio program. They discussed topics ranging from Afghanistan and the Gulf oil spill to Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination and the upcoming midterm elections.

Ohio State 'center' to focus on transportation, aerospace

The Columbus Dispatch July 6, 2010
Ohio State University — along with other schools such as Case Western Reserve University — were named "centers of excellence," the Ohio Board of Regents announced.

Nation sizzles, air conditioners strain as long holiday ends

Associated Press (via The Plain Dealer July 6, 2010
A story about the sweltering heat along the East Coast and in the Midwest features a photo of man cooling off near Case Western Reserve University's Kelvin Smith Library.

Higher Ed News

'Low-income students and the perpetuation of inequality'

Inside Higher Ed July 7, 2010
With a lingering recession sending Americans back to college in record numbers, and an administration determined to improve the country's record on degree attainment, higher education, more than ever, has plenty of public attention. But a new book argues that higher education in the United States is falling ever more short on a variety of fronts — particularly when it comes to those students who, theoretically, should stand to gain the most from it.