New to campus this semester, the English department’s Michael Clune created national buzz when The Daily Beast, a popular news blog, called his upper-level English seminar, Forms of Life, one of the year’s hottest college courses.
The assistant professor's Forms of Life seminar explores how writers have stopped time to infuse their subjects with immortality. He also teaches an American literature survey course.
In spring semester, he plans to appeal to other students on campus with a science fiction offering. Another planned course is Literature of the City, which will examine how the city has evolved artificially, through planning by man, or biologically, like living organisms that grow and evolve. Read more.
As of Dec. 1, the following buildings have new street addresses:
This change will not affect mail, as the location codes will not be changed.
For external mail, the local post office has been notified of this change and will update its information accordingly.
The Case Western Reserve University main address will remain 10900 Euclid Ave.; this address is assigned to Crawford Hall and the VIC.
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The School of Graduate Studies is moving to the second floor of Tomlinson Hall. The office will be closed Dec. 20-22. The location code will remain 7027 and phone numbers will not change. Please come visit the school and its new website.
The Charity Choice campaign officially closes Friday, Dec. 17. Through Charity Choice, the university makes a donation to a nonprofit organization that serves social, economic, environmental and education needs across the community. The university’s goal is to raise more than $204,000 and increase the number of participants in the campaign. Any amount is truly appreciated—a one-time payroll deduction of $25 or a payroll deduction of $5/month will go a long way to helping someone in need. Go online for more information or to donate now.
New Student and Parent Programs is always looking for energetic, enthusiastic students who want to share the Case Western Reserve University experience with new students and parents. Apply to be an International Student Ambassador or an Orientation Leader online today. To watch orientation leaders in action, click here.
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W2 forms will be available to all student employees at the end of January 2011. Your W2 will be sent to your home address unless you enter a W2 address type in the Student Information System (SIS). All updates must be completed by Jan. 7, 2011. You must have a domestic address (either home or W2) in SIS, or you will need to pick up your W2 form in the University Payroll Office (Bioenterprise Building). If you have questions about W2 forms, please contact the Payroll Office at 216.368.4290. If you have questions about address types in SIS, please click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Youth Sports Program and Case Western Reserve University invite faculty, staff and students to attend the NYSP Night at the Q on Feb. 13, 2011. Leaders and children involved in the program will be recognized at center court that evening, as the Cavs take on the Washington Wizards. Tickets are available at a discounted rate, and a portion of each ticket sold goes directly to NYSP to provide financial assistance to economically disadvantaged families attending NYSP next summer. Tickets range from $26 to $59 and can be ordered online or by calling John Fouser at 216.420.2187. For more information, email Fouser. If you are unable to attend, contributions are accepted online.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law announces Convenient Online CLE, a new online portal to help attorneys earn up to six hours of self-study CLE credit. This opportunity expires Dec. 31. To submit for credit, you must purchase and view the course through the portal, confirming your presence at each of the random checkpoints throughout the program. New online CLE opportunities will be available in 2011. View course opportunities online.