Covid casts a chill, but the start of classes brought fresh energy and a semblance of normalcy to Case Quad. It’s great to again see students sallying off to classes and greeting friends and professors. Those masks often hide smiles, we know. The Case Alumni Association is helping freshman make the most of their first year with our annual campus guide, which you can peruse below. We’re getting ready to reimagine Homecoming, but not before saying goodbye to University President Barbara Snyder.
Welcome to our September newsletter.
HOMECOMING REIMAGINED: TRAVEL BACK IN TIME
• The Explorer Scientist: Zoom in as former Dean Tom Kicher recounts Professor Harry Fielding Reid’s exploration of Glacier Bay Alaska with students in 1890
• The “Big Game” returns: Crack open a cold one for our broadcast of the epic 1965 football battle between Case and Reserve, with commentary by alumni who were there
• Meet the makers: This virtual tour of Sears think[box] will have you thinking like a thinkboxer
OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO
Sure, the pandemic has quieted college life. But there’s still plenty to see and do in the eclectic world of University Circle. Our annual First Year Adventure Guide tells freshman where to dine, recreate and explore while mindful of pandemic protocols. See how it compares to your college days.
FAREWELL, BARBARA SNYDER
University President Barbara Snyder is leaving CWRU this month for her new job in Washington, D.C. She’s been a steadfast friend of the Case Alumni Association and will be missed by many. Help us to send her off in style by sharing your thoughts and memories by clicking below.
DONORS BUILD A TOP 20 FOUNDATION
The Case Alumni Foundation, a partner to the Case Alumni Association, stewards a $71 million endowment that supports faculty, laboratories, research and student scholarships.
LEARN TO LIGHTWEIGHT
The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program is offering two lightweighting courses designed to help engineers upgrade their skills:
• “Design for Advanced Manufacturing: Aviation Lightweighting” will be held in partnership with AIAA October 19-28. Learn more and register HERE.
• “Design for Advanced Manufacturing for Lightweighting Certificate” will be taught by Professor Sunniva Collins, MS ’91, PhD ‘95, and Dave Pierson, the senior design engineer at MAGNET. Learn more HERE.
Alumnus Alex Schepelmann is a robotics engineer for NASA Glenn but it’s his side job that’s making him famous. His YouTube channel, which shows makers and hobbyists how to Super Make Something, is nearing 40,000 subscribers. Learn his secrets to success in the latest edition of think[box] Radio.
DESIGN FOR AMERICA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The CWRU chapter of Design for America (DFA) needs alumni to help critique their projects. Students apply design thinking to solving community problems, working with partners like Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Sight Center and EdWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute. If project design or project management is one of your passions, they could use your virtual help at 7 p.m. October 5th and November 2nd. The time commitment is about 1 hour each time. If interested contact Kelly Hendricks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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