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After three years riling up the crowds on athletics teams, introducing students to campus at orientation and representing the blue and gray at events for practically every school in the university, senior Aaron Byers, known around campus as the Case Western Reserve University Spartan, is graduating.
The Madison, Ohio, native saw becoming the Spartan as a “tremendous opportunity to represent the university and get involved,” at the end of his first year, he said.
And get involved he did. Being the sole university mascot is a hefty role for one student to handle, and as the Spartan, Byers covered football and basketball games, orientation traditions, Springfest, Hudson Relays, homecoming, alumni tailgating events and everything in between. Read more about Byers' role as the Spartan and who will take over.
As the semester winds down, so does the question of the week competition on the Think news site. The final question debuted this morning, and the end-of-semester rankings will be released soon. Stay tuned to find out the winner, but for now, join the competition.
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This year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life at Case Western Reserve University raised $76,494 in the fight against cancer. Fifty-nine teams composed of 926 participants took part in the event April 15-16. Donations are still being accepted online.
The Department of Human Resources will offer a session on “Moving from Peer to Supervisor” April 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Toepfer Room of Adelbert Hall. The workshop will identify ways your role has changed, explore opportunities and potential pitfalls and learn strategies for becoming a successful supervisor. Register online.
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In recognition of May as Better Hearing and Speech Month, the Department of Audiology is offering free hearing screenings to Case Western Reserve University employees throughout May. Call 216.844.7191 to schedule.
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Join other women faculty April 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m. for Women Faculty Connect, a lunchtime program that provides women faculty with an opportunity to chat, network and relax. The meeting will be held in Meeting Room B, Thwing Center. To reserve a lunch, RSVP to Susan Freimark.
Seniors, you (or your parents) can purchase senior ads for this year’s yearbook until May 31. Visit the Jostens website to design and purchase the ad or go to retrospect.case.edu for more information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Yearbooks are also still available to order online or by mail until May 31.
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The eight senior students enrolled in THTR 331 will present their student-directed one-act plays tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. in Eldred Theater Black Box. Each night will feature four different plays, and admission is free. Performances are made in partial fulfillment of the SAGES capstone.
Science Café Cleveland presents “Bending Science: How Science can be Corrupted by Legal Processes” May 9 at the tasting room at Great Lakes Brewing Co. Paul Giannelli, Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and Wendy Wagner, Joe A. Worsham Centennial Professor of Law at University of Texas School of Law, will discuss some of the ways that scientific information presented in legal debates can be bent or corrupted, especially in criminal trials and in environmental and public health regulation. Drinks begin at 6:30 p.m. with the discussion starting at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the CWRU chapter of Sigma Xi, WCPN ideastream and Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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All members of the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland scientific community are invited to attend the final installment of the Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease Symposium Series, sponsored by the Cell and Molecular Biology Training Program. The two-seminar event, held tomorrow in the Wolstein Auditorium, features Douglas Golenbock, professor and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at University of Massachusetts. At 10:30 a.m., he will discuss “Innate Immunity and Disease,” and at 4 p.m., he will discuss “The Innate Immune Response in Malaria Involves the Recognition of Parasite DNA.” For more information visit the CMBTP website.
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The CWRU School of Medicine chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (Alpha Ohio) invites interested university and community members to the annual AOA Spring Lecture April 27 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the CWRU School of Medicine Sears Building Room E-401. This year’s speaker is Levi Watkins Jr., associate dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, professor of cardiac surgery and a pioneer in breaking racial barriers in the medical world, who will discuss “Human Defibrillation: History and Evolution.” Find more information online.
The Case Western Reserve University women’s track and field team finished third—the program’s highest-ever finish—at the 2011 University Athletic Association Outdoor Championships. Juniors Erin Hollinger and Amanda Kline won the high jump and discus throw, respectively, and sophomore Emily Tran won the javelin.
On the men’s side, the team finished fifth at the meet, led by junior Ty Shaffer, who won the 400m hurdles. Read the full results.
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