When Pittsburgh native William Griffith arrived for his first year at Case Western Reserve University, one of the first things he did was ride the bus around—exploring the University Circle neighborhoods and Cleveland suburbs that were part of his extended campus home.
“Some people go to college and spend the whole four years without leaving campus—and that’s a waste,” he says.
As a way to get to know his new community, he started volunteering as a tutor through the university’s Project STEP-UP program. What he found was a way to revisit favorite subjects, be part of a vibrant community and build lasting connections with his students. “It’s the most satisfying job I’ve ever had,” he says.
Project STEP-UP sends university students like Griffith to schools, libraries and churches around Greater Cleveland to tutor and mentor students from across the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Read more.
So you think you’re pretty smart? Prove it. Members of the campus community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, anyone with a Case ID—can flex their intellectual muscle in a new contest. The competition, which launches today on the Think news site, will feature weekly multiple-choice questions on subjects ranging from religion to rocket science. A leaderboard will update throughout the semester, with the winner getting an end-of-semester article in The Daily and, more important, some serious bragging rights. Join the competition and bookmark the page to play every week—that is, if you think you’ve got what it takes.
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The Department of Religious Studies and its faculty moved from Mather House to the second floor (north end) of Tomlinson Hall, in suite 243.
The next UCITE session will be on Leading Successful Discussion Classes, including preparation, formats and goals. The discussion will be held Jan. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room, on the ground floor of the Allen Building. Pizza and soda will be provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if attending.
On Jan. 27, SOURCE will host All About the IRB, a seminar to prepare for summer undergraduate research projects. The seminar will begin at noon. RSVP online.
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The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will host an information session Jan. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. to learn about the social work master’s program, field education and financial aid. The event, which is open to the public, will take place at the Mandel School. To register, contact the Admissions Office at 216.368.2280. For more information, visit the school’s website.
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The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations is seeking nominations for the 2011 John A. Yankey Student Community Service Award, which will be awarded to a current Mandel Center student who is an active volunteer. A $1,000 prize accompanies the award. For more information, call Nicole Rothstein at 216.368.5367 or visit the website. The deadline to apply is Feb. 17.
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The deadline to enter the Résumé Smash Competition is Jan. 20 at midnight. Enter to win prizes and two invitations to meet employers before the Get Experienced! Internship and Career Fair even begins. Résumé Smash is open to sophomores, juniors and graduate students with a graduation date of May 2012 to August 2013 who are affiliated with the CWRU Career Center. For more information, contact Jennifer Price Davis.
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week events are still taking place around campus.
Today, Rev. Otis Moss Jr., pastor of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, will speak at noon at Kelvin Smith Library in O'Neill Reading Room. Rev. Moss was a personal friend of Martin Luther King Jr., has been active in voting rights throughout the decades and worked with the King Center in Atlanta and Operation PUSH in Chicago. Today's scheduled speaker, Rev. Courtney Clayton Jenkins, will be unable to speak due to a family death.
Here’s what’s scheduled for tomorrow:
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The School of Dental Medicine hosts Prophy Day Jan. 22, offering free oral exams, x-rays and teeth cleanings to individuals over 18 with some natural teeth. Prophy Day runs 8:30 a.m.-noon at Case Dental Clinic (2124 Cornell Road); no appointment is necessary. For more information, call 216.368.0214 or 216.368.0746 (please do not leave a message)..
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The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Symposium, cosponsored by the Libra Institute and made possible in part by the Humanities Council, will be “Katyn: Justice Delayed or Justice Denied?” with a keynote by Stephen Rapp, United States ambassador-at-large for war crimes. It will take place Feb. 4, 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., and Feb. 5, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in Moot Courtroom A59. Lunch is provided for all registered attendees. The event is free and open to the public; lawyers attending to earn 6.5 hours of CLE credit have a $200 fee.
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The Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable (WISER) general body meeting will take place tonight at 7 p.m. in Thwing Center Ballroom. New members and guests are welcome.
Department of Music Associate Professor William Bauer's article, "Your Personal Learning Network: Professional Development on Demand" was published in the most recent edition of the Music Educators Journal (MEJ), the flagship journal of MENC: The National Association for Music Education, subscribed to by more than 75,000 music educators from around the world.