Faculty, Staff Become Champions of Diversity

Diversity game
Train the Champion members Gayle Musiek (left) and Deidra
Davis take part in an activity regarding privilege during last
week's meeting. Photography by Susan Griffith.

Diversity encompasses a variety of areas, from race and ethnicity to gender and age. The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity is working to spread knowledge across campus about the various dimensions of diversity, starting with its Train the Champion program.

Train the Champion is a group of 35 faculty and staff members from across campus who are learning more about issues in diversity in eight monthly meetings, which started in January. Last week’s meeting included interactive discussions on Exploring Living In and Out of Privilege.” The program aims to foster an environment that is inclusive of diversity; assist with retention and recruitment of faculty, staff and students; encourage overall workplace satisfaction; and foster a sustained dialogue on diversity, with a specific focus on issues in higher education and at Case Western Reserve University.

The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity hopes to not just raise awareness about diversity but also to create “champions” of diversity. Read more.

Campus News

Kelvin Smith Library invites the university community to the new art gallery, featuring photos from university historian Richard Baznik and University Archives. Stop in to the new KSL space on the first floor to see the inaugural exhibit and learn more about the university’s history. Details are available on the KSL NewsBlog.

For Faculty and Staff

The deadline to nominate yourself or a fellow faculty member for a Glennan Fellowship has been extended until Feb. 18. The program identifies and rewards promising junior faculty and facilitates their growth as teachers and scholars. Fellowships will be awarded based on evidence of promise for a balanced career in teaching and scholarship, as well as on the proposals submitted by nominees. Glennan Fellows must be regular tenure-track faculty members who are not yet tenured. For more information, visit the UCITE website.

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There will be an interruption of services for PeopleSoft Financials users from 3 a.m. Feb. 19 to no later than 7 a.m. Feb. 21 to allow ERP Financials and Information Technology Services (ITS) to implement the new asset management module of the system. The asset management module integrates with the PeopleSoft Financials system to better track all capitalized assets while meeting reporting requirements. PeopleSoft Financials users purchasing assets valued at more than $5,000 individually or combined will need to understand the effect the new module has when creating a requisition and receiving these items. More information, references and instructions are available online. If you have additional questions about this outage, contact the ITS Help Desk 216.368.HELP (4357) or go to help.case.edu.

For Students

Summer undergraduate research opportunities are available on and off campus. For more information, click here.

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The Department of Bioethics is offering a three-credit summer course in India Aug. 1-12. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students, Global Health–India offers an in-depth study of disease in India by examining the historical, cultural, ethical, medical, religious and legal aspects of disease. Contact Michelle Champoir, director of international education programs for the department, at 216.368.5377 to apply.

Additionally, the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is offering a three-credit travel course to Ecuador May 19-31 with optional service learning June 1-10. The course, Ecuador: Study of Health, Human & Social Development, is open to all undergraduate and graduate students and counts for global/cultural diversity. Through field visits and seminars, students will observe and study the social and health services in urban and rural areas. Go online for more information or contact Deborah Jacobson, director of international education programs for the school, at 216.368.6014 for details.

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United Protestant Campus Ministries is taking a spring break work/mission trip to Rosebud Reservation in Mission, S.D. Students will give back to families in need, repair homes and stock the food pantry. The trip will be $350/person. Contact Rev. Donna Hughes or Ebony Speakes with questions.


The annual Provost Pizza Night will take place during the women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader games Friday, Feb. 18, at 6 and 8 p.m., respectively, versus Emory University. All fans in attendance receive free pizza, courtesy of Provost W.A. “Bud” Baeslack III. In addition, the women’s team will wear pink uniforms, made possible through the generosity of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, and the Case Association of Student-Athletes will serve pink lemonade, both as part of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Pink Zone initiative.

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Engineers Week, sponsored by the Case Engineers Council, will be held Feb. 17-25. All students, faculty, staff, alumni and professionals are invited to attend the events, including the Engineering Council at the Great Lakes Science Center, industry-sponsored brunches, SWE luncheon, E-Week Banquet, lightbulb drop competition and more. E-week T-shirts and tickets for the E-Week Banquet at the Renaissance Hotel will be on sale Thursday, Feb. 24, in Nord 304. For more information and a complete list of events, click here. Questions? Contact Maria Campbell by email or call 216.368.5024.

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Stressed posterA Share the Vision Open Forum “Do Case Students Feel Overwhelmed?” will be held in Nord Hall 400 on Friday, Feb. 18 at 12:30 p.m. Members of the panel will include Tom Geaghan from University Institutional Research, Glenn Nicholls, vice president for student affairs, Edie Zimmerman from University Counseling Services and Minh-Tri Nguyen from Undergraduate Student Government. Free pizza will be provided. Find more information online.

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Sindee Simon
Sindee Simon

The Women in Science and Engineering Roundtable presents Sindee L. Simon, PW Horn Professor in the Department of Engineering at Texas Tech University on Friday, Feb. 18 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in AW Smith 104. Lunch from Qdoba will be provided. The event is open to all faculty, staff and students, but an RSVP is required.

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.

Cale Harter
Cale Harter

Case Western Reserve University wrestler Cale Harter and track & field athlete Justine Jeroski both received University Athletic Association Athlete of the Week honors. A junior heavyweight, Harter posted a 2-0 record in tri-match action versus Muskingum and RIT. With the undefeated record for the weekend, he improved his individual record to 20-16 for the season. 

Justine Jeroski
Justine Jeroski

Jeroski, a senior distance runner, won the 5,000-meter run in a time of 17:39.58 at the All-Ohio Championships. Jeroski’s time was nearly 40 seconds better than the second-place finisher and was good for an NCAA provisional qualifying-mark.


Feb. 17, 2011

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In the News

Case Western Reserve University Dining Hall Serves Comfort Food Locally Sourced and Made from Scratch
The Plain Dealer, Feb. 15, 2011
Bon Appetit serves up to 1,900 meals per day in Leutner Commons, with constantly changing menus and 20 percent of all food sourced locally during the winter. Healthy twists on comfort foods are one of the reasons Leutner Commons’ dining facility stands out from other college campuses.

Famous Bingham ‘Order No. 11’ Painting will be Shown at Truman Library
The Kansas City Star, Feb. 15, 2011
“Martial Law,” or “Order No. 11,” a painting by artist George Caleb Bingham, will temporarily be loaned to the Truman Library in Independence, Mo., for a bicentennial exhibit observing Bingham’s 1811 birth. “Bingham’s genre paintings are sort of the Holy Grail of American art, and this is the last of Bingham’s really great genre paintings,” said Henry Adams, professor of American art.

The Woman Behind Superman: Inspiration for Lois Lane Dies
Yahoo! Buzz, Feb. 15, 2011
Joanne Siegel, the woman who inspired the Lois Lane character for the Superman comic, died at age 93. Brad Ricca, an English department instructor who teaches a comic book class, said of her determination for justice: "Siegel would call DC Comics in New York and say, 'You need to help these people who made you all millionaires.' … Kind of like Lois Lane, she just wouldn't give up."


Higher Ed News

Dealing (With) Drugs at Elite Colleges

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 16, 2011
After high-profile drug busts at Georgetown, Cornell and Columbia Universities in late 2010 found students manufacturing, selling and possessing illegal drugs on and around campus, many say it's a good time for universities to reinforce their drug and alcohol policies, but few are.