A commitment to education and public discourse has led to a vibrant new partnership for two of Cleveland’s most enduring institutions.
Case Western Reserve University is teaming up with Town Hall of Cleveland as its new academic sponsor. The speaker series, which is celebrating 80 years of public lectures in Northeast Ohio, has an exciting season planned with speakers including energy activist T. Boone Pickens and New York Times columnist David Brooks.
“We are delighted to be part of a program that brings leading minds to Cleveland for thought-provoking lectures and conversation,” President Barbara R. Snyder says. “This partnership aligns well with our work as an institution committed to the highest-quality teaching and research.”
The university’s support will help ensure the vitality of this valuable public forum and furthers a shared mission of promoting lifelong learning and a diverse educational experience.
“The Town Hall of Cleveland leadership couldn’t be happier with our new partnership with Case Western Reserve,” says Chairman Marty Butler.
Case Police and Security Services are presenting a free self-defense class for women. Instructors in Rape Aggression Defense Systems will be teaching how to stay safe and avoid trouble, but also a viable way to defend yourself and escape problems should they arise. The class is free to all women, and you do not have to be affiliated to the university. There are four classes in the program and you need to attend the first three to complete the course. They will be held at Veale Center on Wednesdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Please email Karen Gregor to sign up or for more information.
Are you looking for preschool or day school options for your 3- to 5-year-old? The Department of Human Resources announces that the Cleveland Music School Settlement's Early Childhood program has a limited number of enrollment opportunities for the upcoming school year. Call the Early Childhood Education registrar at 216-421-5806 ext. 161 for information.
Congratulations to our incoming first-year undergraduate students and transfer students who took the Case Western Reserve University Trivia Challenge and won. Your hard work will be acknowledged with a lunch with President Barbara R. Snyder. The winners are: Sahil Bharwani, Richmond Hill, Ont.; Courtney Branson, Orient, Ohio; Anjelika Bridges-Swales, Elkridge, Md.; Lauren Elkin, Reisterstown, Md.; Sarah Groft, Hanover, Pa.; Donald Harris, Albuquerque, N.M.; Tyler Hoffman, Youngstown, Ohio; Andrew Lathman, Overland Park, Kan.; Vichit Lorn, Gaithersburg, Md.; Alexander Shappie, Versailles, Ohio; Eric Silverman, Beachwood, Ohio; Casey Stoessl, Fox Point, Wis.; Andrew Sylvester, Henrico, Va.; Colin Williams, Houston, Texas; and Whitney Miller, Mount Eaton, Ohio. Winners will also be posted on the Student Affairs Little Blue Book website.
Case Western Reserve mathematics faculty member Philip Hahn will lead a Mathematical Life Sciences seminar, To Fire Or Not to Fire; Where Is The Question, 12:45-2 p.m. today at Yost 300. More information is available online.
Chris Pekoc, a lecturer for the art studio program, exhibited in the Cleveland Arts Prize Winners’ Collaborative Exhibition at Convivium33 Gallery, and at the Cleveland Museum of Art to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Cleveland Arts Prize. He also served as a juror for the National Collage Society. A video documentary, The Beauty of Damage, The World of Christopher Pekoc, won the Kodak Best Ohio Short Film Award in the Cleveland International Film Festival.