Charity Choice Campaign Launches
on Case for Community Day Friday

Some families go to bed hungry.  Others spend the night in shelters or on the streets. Thousands of Cleveland area residents find they face hardships in seeking resources to have a normal life with adequate food, shelter and medical care.

The Case Western Reserve University campus can extend help in a special way through the 2010 Charity Choice campaign.  It officially kicks off during Case for Community Day, the campuswide day of service on Sept. 17. 

This year’s campaign co-chairs are Provost and Executive Vice President W. A. “Bud” Baeslack and Associate Provost for International Affairs David Fleshler.  The campaign goal for 2010 is to exceed last year’s donations of $204,300 and increase participation across campus by at least 10 percent.

Several opportunities exist to sign up for Charity Choice: Case for Community Day; the Benefits Fair on Nov. 10 and 11 in the Thwing Center Ballroom; or online at Click on the “donate” link for instructions and forms. Read more.

Campus News

There will be two blood drives Friday.

There will be two on-campus blood drives during Case for Community Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Staff at 121 Fitness will be giving away 12 oz. smoothies to donors at the Blood Mobile, parked next to 121 Fitness Center. Donors can also participate in the drive located in the 1914 Room in Thwing Center. Make an appointment online using Sponsor Code: casewestern. 

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be honored first. There is always a need for blood. For more information, visit student affairs online.  

For Faculty and Staff

Faculty members with young children are invited to a lunch meeting Thursday at Case Club in Severance Hall. Co-hosts Lisa Koops and Renee Sentilles will welcome faculty parents of young children at 11:30 a.m. Call 216.368.2430 for more information.

Learn more about the technology available to enhance your classroom experience at a lunch session at noon Thursday in the Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of the Allen building at Euclid and Adelbert. ITAC (Information Academic Technology and Academic Computing), one of the Information Technology Services departments, offers a wide range of learning tools, teaching strategy/curriculum design; eLearning support; research computing consultation; and event media production services dedicated to enhance creative teaching and learning innovations for the Case community. Pizza lunch and sodas and water will be provided at the session.  To help estimate the amount to order, please let us know if you plan to attend by replying to this email or by emailing to You can see also a list of upcoming events online.


Employees are invited to take advantage of free retirement counseling from the experts at TIAA-CREF and Vanguard. Representatives are on campus monthly to meet with employees for individual sessions. Several dates in September and October are available. Review the schedule of upcoming counseling dates to schedule a session. Tuesday’s Daily had an incomplete link to the PDF schedule. The correct link is here.

For Students

On Saturday the language clubs will be host of Dance in Translation. They will be mixing American Top-40 and electro with hits from our respective languages to create a unique club experience. The event is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Carlton Commons. Sounds. Lights. Free Food. Drinks. Door Prizes. Tickets are available in Nord Wednesday-Friday.


The Fall Leadership Conference will be noon-4 p.m. Sept. 25 in Nord and Sears. Faculty and staff from across the University will be presenting sessions focused on personal development and organizational leadership. Register for the conference online beginning today. Questions can be emailed to the Leadership Conference.


Friday is Constitution Day at KSL.

Constitution Day @Case features Kelvin Smith Library exhibits in support of the Annual Constitution Day Program on Friday. From the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to documents and monographs about health care reform, the Kelvin Smith Library exhibits on the main floor will appeal to many disciplines.

Books in the exhibit cases have many additional copies either in the Case Catalog or the OhioLINK Central Catalog, for additional reading and research.

Details and information are available on the KSL NewsBlog.

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.

Third-year law student Kelly Culbertson has been awarded first place in the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation 2010 Student Writing Competition.  Culbertson’s paper, Contemporary Customary International Law in the Case of Nefertiti, was the best among a very competitive pool of applicants.   As the first place winner, she receives a $1,000 cash prize and her paper will be published in the Yearbook of Cultural Property Law 2010.

In Memoriam

Marla J. Radvansky, 55, a longtime School of Nursing department assistant at Case Western Reserve, died unexpectedly Sept. 3.

Ms. Radvansky was a staff member for Case Western Reserve University for 15 years.

She was an avid animal lover who also loved gardening and decorating.

She was born Oct. 11, 1954. Survivors include her loving mother, Mary (nee Rudman); sister, Barbara; brother, Joseph Jr. (Lisa) and nephew, Andrew. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Sr.

The funeral Mass was Thursday at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 32114 Vine St., Willowick.

The family suggests contributions in Ms. Radvansky’s memory be made to Lake County Humane Society, 7564 Tyler Blvd., Bldg. E, Mentor, OH 44060.

A memorial gathering is being planned at the School of Nursing.  Details will be announced in a few weeks.


Sept. 15, 2010

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In the News

Case Western Reserve doctors to join summit on racial health disparities, Sept. 15, 2010
Two doctors who are also Case Western Reserve University professors will attend a summit called Movement is Life: A National Dialogue on Arthritis, Musculoskeletal Health Disparities and the Health Of The Nation, intended to end racial and gender disparities in joint health. Richard Grant, an orthopedic surgeon, and Carla Harwell, a primary care physician, will attend the summit next week in Bethesda, Md. “Early intervention is key because if patients allow the disease to progress untreated, it can lead them on a path to disability,” said Grant, chair for diversity at Case Western Reserve’s School of Medicine.

Come Join Case Western Reserve University's International Peace and War Summit, Sept. 14, 2010
The International Peace and War Summit will be Oct. 25-30 at Case Western Reserve University. This event will attract military experts and those who study peace, war, conflict resolution or related subjects.

Developer John Ferchill details plans for 'Innovation Center' at University Circle, Sept. 14, 2010
Cleveland developer John Ferchill detailed his plans Tuesday morning during a joint hearing of Cleveland City Council committees to build a $98.6 million project near the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University. Ferchill is working with the city to build a new Third District police station in midtown and to buy and redevelop the site of the current station, at Chester Avenue and East 107th Street.

Higher Ed News

Deanship 2.0

Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 15, 2010
The role of deans has evolved from leading in academe to courting donors and creating entrepreneurial partnerships. “Today’s deans say they are administrators in the truest sense, called upon to engage in more long-term strategic thinking within the wider contexts of universities that are often struggling financially,"writes Inside Higher Ed's Jack Stripling.