New CWRU Faculty
New Faculty Family Picnic is Held in August Each Year
As of July 1, 2014, the CWRU
OFFICE OF FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
has taken over the function
of welcoming new faculty to our
university and our community.
This is an archived page from June 2014:
The Newcomers Committee is a group of
volunteers (faculty spouses and
faculty) who greet new members of the faculty
and administration, and their families,
to the Case Western Reserve University
community. We look forward to answering any
questions you have (or at least guiding you
in the right direction!) regarding your
joining our campus, enjoying the immediate
University Circle cultural institutions,
or becoming familiar with the wider Cleveland
metropolitan area and the facilities
in the various suburbs.
We hold a number of events during the academic year to which we would like to invite you. Our first one is the Family Picnic, following New Faculty Orientation, in August. A Campus Walking Tour, a Morning Coffee for spouses and partners, and a Potluck Dinner for faculty and their companions, may be featured in the Fall or Spring Semesters. Our January visit to Mi Pueblo Restaurant has become a popular tradition, as has our annual Wine Tasting Party in February.
We look forward to meeting you and hope you
will be able to attend one or more of
our events. Please contact us, at the number
or by the e-mail below, if you would
like further information on our program
during the year.
Wishing you a smooth and enjoyable transition
to our diverse and stimulating campus
Sarah Taylor (Chair),
Phone (216) 321-7465,
Committee members: Mia Buck, Lin
Emmons, Roberta Farrell, Anja Jankowsky,
Anne Poirson, Alan Rocke, Cristine Rom, Beverly Saylor, Yujeung Sohn, Audrey Solow, Aaron Starr,
Patrick Volz, Donna Walsh. Committee Advisors:
Christine Cano, Gary Chottiner, Bill Fickinger, Philippa Pearson, Mano
These University web sites are recommended for general
interest, as well as for specific information:
House rental needed for 2014-15 academic year
If you are going on sabbatical for the 2014-2015 academic year, you might be interested to know that Peter Thomas is looking for a house to rent for that period. See this link
The following links and organizations
might be of interest to you, if you are new
to the Cleveland area.
FACULTY HOUSES for sale or rent.
The purpose of this link is to provide a service to faculty who are leaving CWRU, and who would like to sell or rent their Cleveland home. It may also be of particular interest to incoming faculty, who might like to look at houses that were chosen and lived in by those in similar positions to themselves.
This site is not intended as a real estate service, and only the individual home, owned and occupied by a faculty member, will be included.
No claim to quality is implied by being listed here. Please make all enquiries to the home owner.
Homes will be removed from the site after a month, unless we are requested (at email@example.com) to continue the listing.
close to CWRU, and to the University
Circle cultural institutions: For Cleveland
Heights, phone Heights Housing
Service. If you are interested in buying, call
(216) 291-5959; for rentals, call
(216) 291-5784. For information about Shaker Heights,
phone the Shaker Heights
Communications and Outreach Department, at (216)
- For BABY-SITTING
services, phone John Carroll
University's Career Center, at (216) 397-4237, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Family Connections
programs and services
for families with young children.
The Center is a particularly
useful resource for those living in the Heights
- For HIKING AND BIKING
in the Cleveland metropolitan
area, phone the Cleveland Metroparks, at
(216) 635-3253, for maps and
information. They also have a web site: http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/Home.aspx. The web site for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is at: www.nps.gov/cuva/index.htm. Also try the Ohio and Erie Canal
Towpath http://www.ohioanderiecanalway.com/Main/Home.aspx. The ambitious hiker can consider The Buckeye
Trail. Check out www.buckeyetrail.org/index.html. For additional information
on anything related to bicycling in
our area, contact Gary Chottiner:
- For information about GOLF, phone Lois
Ritchken at (216) 292 4848
- For information about SAILING,
this web site: www.eycweb.com
, for KAYAKING, go here: www.kayak41north.com, and for ROWING, try: www.clevelandrows.org/ or http://www.westernreserverowing.com/
- COOL CLEVELAND
-- For current information
on the enormous amount of interesting, entertaining, musical,
artistic, and other lively events taking place in Cleveland, try the
web site for Cool Cleveland
- The extraordinary range of Cleveland's MUSICAL ORGANIZATIONS, with a listing of upcoming concerts and events, as well as reviews, can be found here
- For a list of local places to enjoy LIVE THEATER, go
- Information about additional CLEVELAND ATTRACTIONS can be found
- For information about Northeast Ohio's
ENVIRONMENTAL news, organizations, and activities, check out
If you live in the
Heights area, and would like
suggestions for the following services and shops:
Please call Laura Smith,
at (216) 320 1548, if you are
interested in recommendations for:
- A pediatrician,
- A dentist who is good
- A realtor.
Please call Sarah Taylor
at (216) 321 7465 for advice
- House or apartment cleaning assistance,
- Dry cleaning and shoe
- Hardware store (one
that provides advice as well
- Car repair.
Please call Roberta
Farrell at (216) 321 3152 to
- Garden/plant items.
Please call Audrey Solow
at (216) 371 8697 for
- Car repair,
- Dry cleaning.
Please call Donna Walsh
at (216) 752 9545 for general
- Shops and services
in Shaker Heights and