HOMECOMING 2021

October 21-23

Together again

The Case Alumni Association is offering both in-person and virtual events this year, so we hope you can join us as we celebrate the return of Homecoming festivities.

 

VIRTUAL EVENTS

Register and attend two virtual CAA events and we will send you a Case baseball hat. 

Case Engineering, Math and Science Alumni only. 

Coffee and Chat with Dean Venkataramanan “Ragu” Balakrishnan

Friday, October 22, 10-11 a.m. EDT | Tomlinson Hall, Lobby

The Case School of Engineering is attracting students in record numbers and the credentials of its undergraduate class underscore that these are among the best and brightest future engineers. Join Dean Balakrishnan as he shares the state of the school and answers your questions.

VIRTUAL Gaming Arcade – “Let the games begin”
Friday, October 22 – Sunday, October 24

Play original video games developed by CWRU students over the past five years in the Kevin Kranzusch Gaming, Simulation, and Visualization Lab. When the link goes live on Friday, October 22nd you have access to the Case Gaming Library, curated by the CWRU ESports team.

136th Annual All-Classes Celebration: Awards Presentation – LIVESTREAM
Friday, October 22, 6-7:30 p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Our signature Homecoming event is a tribute to our distinguished annual award honorees.

Kicher & Merat: Highlights from 140 years of Case history 

Saturday, Oct. 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 

Former Dean Tom Kicher ’59, MS ’62, PhD ’65, and Professor Emeritus Frank Merat ‘72, MS ’75, PhD ’78, are helping the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) document the 140 year legacy of the Case School of Engineering. They’ll share their favorite findings in this presentation that features memorabilia from Merat’s remarkable collection and introduce the online history platform being built by KSL. 

More than a Game: How Case uses computer gaming for meaningful fun – LIVESTREAM
Saturday, October 23, 3-4 p.m. EDT | Virtual Program

Three pioneering professors of game design will join game developer Ty Taylor ’11 to explain how Case uses gaming for meaningful fun. You’ll hear from Taylor — the creator of Cozy Grove, Roundguard and Tumblestone — as well as from Case professors Marc Buchner and Michael Fu, MS ’06, PhD ’11, and Cleveland Institute of Art Professor Anthony Calabro.

IN-PERSON EVENTS

136th Annual All-Classes Celebration: Innovation ShowCASE and Awards Presentation – IN PERSON
Friday, October 22, 5-8 p.m. EDT | Sears think[box]

Our signature event includes a tribute to our distinguished alumni award honorees, student innovations, demonstrations and variety of food and beverage stations. The awards program begins at 6 p.m. Join us in Sears think[box], the university’s center for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Coffee and Chat with Dean Venkataramanan “Ragu” Balakrishnan

Friday, October 22, 10-11 a.m. EDT | Tomlinson Hall, Lobby

The Case School of Engineering is attracting students in record numbers and the credentials of its undergraduate class underscore that these are among the best and brightest future engineers. Join Dean Balakrishnan as he shares the state of the school and answers your questions.

Tours of Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box]
Friday, October 22, 1-3 p.m. EDT | Richard Mixon Building, enter through the Veale Sports Complex

Tour the university’s center of innovation and entrepreneurship, which houses floor-by-floor space to conceive, design, fabricate, market and realize ideas. Located in a seven-story 50,000-square-foot-facility, think[box] is the largest open-access innovation center at any university in the world. If you are unable to sign up for a tour during this time, please click here to schedule a tour during our regular open hours.

CIT 1970|1971 50th Reunion

CIT 1960 |1961 60th Reunion
CIT Grand Class Lunch

Saturday, October 23, 11:30-1:30 p.m. EDT | Tomlinson Hall on Case Quad

We invite all alumni who graduated from the Case Institute of Technology in 1971 or earlier to reconnect with classmates and friends at a special reception and luncheon. Relive the good times, catch up and enjoy nostalgic memorabilia and photographs.

Case Quad Open House

Saturday, October 23, 1-3:30 p.m. EDT | Nord Hall on Case Quad

Several exciting new labs will be open for Homecoming tours. Stop by Nord Hall for refreshments and to pick up your map of the open labs and activities. Then explore the new Concrete Lab, the Roger E. Susi First Year Engineering Experience Lab, or the new material sciences lab in the renovated White Building. Please check the Homecoming program for activities and lectures that require separate registration.

Gaming Arcade
Saturday, October 23, 1-3 p.m. EDT | Kevin Kranzusch Gaming, Simulation and Visualization Lab. Stop in Nord Lobby for directions

Play original video games developed by CWRU students over the past 5 years. This is an opportunity experience Alienware PCs with Nvidia 1080GTX GPUs, an Oculus Rift and see the HoloLens development room, an iOS and Android mobile App development room.

Michelson-Morley Experiment 134th Anniversary Special Event Station with Case Amateur Radio Club
Saturday, October 23, 1-3 p.m. EDT | Glennan Building, Rooftop

Case Amateur Radio Club will be on-the-air discussing the Michelson-Morley Experiment with amateur radio operators around the world. Alumni are welcome to visit, get on the air with W8EDU and learn about the Michelson-Morley Experiment. Tours of the Glennan amateur radio station will also be available. To learn more about the group, click here

Sears think[box] hands on experience
Saturday, October 23, 1-3 p.m. EDT | Sears think[box]

Join our Sears think[box] student technicians for a hands-on activity. Perfect for beginners (activities are 60 minutes and limited to 10 people per activity).

Kicher & Merat: Highlights from 140 years of Case history 

Saturday, Oct. 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Nord Hall on Case Quad

Former Dean Tom Kicher ’59, MS ’62, PhD ’65, and Professor Emeritus Frank Merat ‘72, MS ’75, PhD ’78, are helping the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) document the 140 year legacy of the Case School of Engineering. They’ll share their favorite findings in this presentation that features memorabilia from Merat’s remarkable collection and introduce the online history platform being built by KSL. 

More than a Game: How Case uses computer gaming for meaningful fun
Saturday, October 23, 3-4 p.m. EDT | Nord Hall on Case Quad

Three pioneering professors of game design will join game developer Ty Taylor ’11 to explain how Case uses gaming for meaningful fun. You’ll hear from Taylor — the creator of Cozy Grove, Roundguard and Tumblestone — as well as from Case professors Marc Buchner and Michael Fu, MS ’06, PhD ’11, and Cleveland Institute of Art Professor Anthony Calabro.

Classic Screening of the 1989 film UHF

Saturday, October 23, 7-11 p.m. EDT | Strosacker Auditorium on Case Quad

Sponsored by: CWRU Film Society and Case Amateur Radio club, W8EDU. Enjoy a bag of popcorn in Strosacker Auditorium and a PG-13 comedy written by “Weird Al” Yankovic and Jay Levey. Hosted by the CWRU Film Society, which has been spooling 35mm film at CWRU for over four decades. For more information, see films.case.edu. The event is being cohosted by Case Amateur Radio club, W8EDU. Cost is $5 at the door.

MEET OUR 2021 AWARD WINNERS

GOLD MEDAL

Arun K. Varshneya, MS '68, PhD '70

GIVELBER

Ken Barker '70

YOUNG ALUMNI

ArkadY Polinkovsky '08, MS '10

past president

sunniva collins, MS '91, phd '94

MERITORIOUS

DanieL Ducoff

MERITORIOUS

Steve Hasbrouck '62

MERITORIOUS

Ed MCHenry '67, MBA '71

MERITORIOUS

James McGuffin-Cawley, PhD '84

MERITORIOUS

Jim Kilmer '00, MSE '00

Case Western Reserve University COVID-19 Protocol 
Increasing COVID-19 cases within Northeast Ohio have prompted Case Western Reserve to resume its requirement that masks be worn indoors. In addition, only those who are fully vaccinated (two weeks past their final dose) should attend any in-person campus event. Leaders continue to monitor pandemic developments and may need to adjust health protocols further as circumstances warrant.

CWRU’s visitor policy can be found on the university’s COVID-19 webpage.

caa hotel discount link

Registrations must be made by October 1 to receive the discount.

 

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Do you have an idea for an affinity reunion? CAA has facilitated “Greek Reunions” and “Lab Partner Reunions” Email kelly.hendricks@casealum.org with your ideas.

Questions? Email kelly.hendricks@casealum.org or call  216.368.0635