Jack N. Mandel, a renowned businessman, revered philanthropist and respected community leader, died May 12 at the age of 99.
An innovative industrialist with his younger brothers Joseph and Morton, Jack Mandel also gave generously to support initiatives in nonprofit management, the humanities, leadership and social policy, among others. In 1953, he and his brothers created The Mandel Foundation. The foundation has been a generous supporter of Case Western Reserve, including significant grants to name the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and to build the new home for the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. In 2007, Jack joined with his brothers to dedicate the Mandel Center building on Bellflower Road.
“Jack Mandel was a warm and kind man who lifted the spirits of everyone he met,” President Barbara R. Snyder said. “He and his brothers share a special bond that contributed to their extraordinary professional success and their remarkable impact on society.” Read more.
The Staff Advisory Council invites the university community to attend an open house to recognize the achievements of the recipients of the Staff Educational Enhancement Fund on June 6 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Inamori Center for International Ethics. To help with the lunch planning, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 24.
The Northeast Ohio-based National Inventors Hall of Fame will sponsor the 21st annual Invent Now Collegiate Inventors Competition. The Hall of Fame is now accepting entries for the 2011 competition, with the registration deadline set for June 24. Winners receive national recognition, cash prizes ($15,000 for graduate and $10,000 for undergraduate winners), the opportunity to present their work to National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees and an all-expense paid trip Washington, D.C. Find more information at www.invent.org/collegiate.
The Council of Technology Officers is sponsoring a new group for web administrators on campus to collaborate and discuss issues with web programming and maintenance on campus. To join the community, add yourself to webadmins on lists.case.edu. The first meeting will be May 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Tomlinson Library. RSVP to email@example.com if interested in attending.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association named Spartan softball junior designated player/first baseman Lauren Wolz to its All-American team. She is the first player in program history to earn All-American acclaim.
In just three seasons, Wolz, a third-team selection, leads the Case Western Reserve career leaderboard with a .390 batting average, 20 homeruns and 89 runs batted in. This season, she hit .408 with school-record totals of 10 homeruns and 49 RBIs. She also doubled 11 times, scored 25 runs and struck out only five times in 130 official at-bats. Earlier this spring, Wolz was tabbed first-team All-University Athletic Association and first-team All-Central Region—also a program first.
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Men’s tennis junior Sean Carr is a second-team Capital One Academic All-District IV selection.
Carr, a biomedical engineering major with a 3.83 grade point average, posted 13 wins as the Spartans’ No. 1 singles player this season and was 17-10 in doubles action. He finished the season with the No. 18 singles ranking in the ITA Central Region. Earlier this spring, he earned University Athletic Association All-Academic honors.