Case Western Reserve University will celebrate its history during
Legacy Week 2019. Members of the campus community are invited to participate in
events hosted by offices, departments and students Friday, April 19, to
Saturday, April 27.
Weeklong events and exhibits
As part of Legacy Week, several campus organizations will host weeklong initiatives.
Residential community directors will include a brief biography of the person after whom their building is named in that week’s newsletters.
CWRU LGBT history
The LGBT Center will host an exhibit celebrating more than 30 years of LGBT activism on campus throughout Legacy Week in Tinkham Veale University Center’s atrium.
articles from the federation
Thwing Center will display articles from Case Tech and Reserve Tribune,
the newspapers from CWRU’s predecessor institutions, written during the time of
the university federation.
in a scavenger hunt
The Office of Student Activities and Leadership will host a scavenger
hunt through the app Goose Chase from Friday, April 19, to Friday, April 26. Groups
of five can participate in a hunt across campus to learn about CWRU history.
The winning team will enjoy a pizza party at the Jolly Scholar.
The Office of Annual Giving will place yard signs around campus featuring philanthropy facts and information about the legacy of CWRU donors. Each poster will have a link to an online quiz. Quiz participants will be entered into a drawing for $25 Visa or Amazon gift cards.
The following events also will be held in honor of Legacy Week.
Friday, April 19 1:15 to 1:25 p.m. Walkway between Tinkham Veale University Center and Thwing Center (or on the Thwing Center patio if raining)
The CWRU Pep Band will play the fight song, the alma mater and lively music
in honor of the excitement of Legacy Week.
Historical Meet and Greet
Friday, April 19 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sears Library Building, Room 450
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) will bring in former staff members
to discuss the history of OMA and how the center got where it is today.
Saturday, April 20 2 p.m. Cleveland History Center at Western Reserve Historical Society
The Center for Civic Engagement and Learning will lead a tour of the Cleveland History Center at Western Reserve Historical Society, which showcases the history of Northeast Ohio through items, documents and artifacts from a variety of collections.
The group will meet in Tinkham Veale University Center, outside Room 165, at 2 p.m., then walk to the center.
Admission is free for CWRU students with an ID. Rides on the Euclid Beach Park Carousel are $1.
piano with UDC
Tuesday, April 23 6 p.m. Thwing Center, lower-level lounge
As Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC) is one of the newest
governing bodies at CWRU, it does not have a long legacy to reflect upon. Instead,
UDC and community members will decorate a piano that was gifted to the
organization to preserve its early history.
Association Open House
Wednesday, April 24 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Linsalata Alumni Center
The Alumni Association will host an open house for students to tour
the Linsalata Alumni Center, view yearbooks and learn about the history of the
Alumni House. Treats will be provided.
Wednesday, April 24 5:30 to 7 p.m. Stephanie Tubbs Jones Hall, Multipurpose Room
Beyond CWRU will provide knowledge and skills to help students, particularly those near graduation, as they transition into new communities and find engagement opportunities post-college. Students will be able to reflect on how they want to find and create new legacies of involvement, service and interpersonal relationships in their communities post-graduation. A panel of experts and community leaders will discuss finding volunteer opportunities, joining civic and young professional groups, connecting with an alumni network, and other topics.
Thursday, April 25 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tinkham Veale University Center
The Department of Athletics will sell old jerseys, jackets and other
Spartan gear at a discounted price. Cash, Case Cash and credit cards will be
Amateur Radio Club open operating hours
Thursday, April 25 7 to 10 p.m. Glennan Building, ninth-floor radio shack
The campus community is welcome to visit the Case Amateur Radio Club,
W8EDU, during its open operating hours. The club is one of the oldest student
organizations on campus and is part of the Amateur Radio Science-Citizen
Initiative programming, researching ionospheric physics and effects from solar
eclipses. Licensed amateur radio operators will be there to guide visitors
through station operation.
Thursday, April 25 9 p.m. to midnight Thwing Center atrium
The University Program Board and Class Officer Council will host a celebration of Hudson Relays runners in anticipation of the annual race. Food will be provided.
Friday, April 26 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tinkham Veale University Center
Each Friday, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) gathers feedback from the student body. This Feedback Friday also will feature posters displaying the accomplishments, disagreements and history of USG. The event will highlight what USG has done and been through to arrive where it is today.
History of Greek
Life at CWRU
Friday, April 26 12:45 to 2 p.m. Kelvin Smith Library Oval
Interfraternity Congress and Panhellenic Council will host a pop-up event with posters highlighting the history of Greek Life at Case Western Reserve. There will be interactive trivia and displays on fraternities that only exist at CWRU, such as Sigma Psi.
Fridays: Reppin’ the CWRU
Friday, April 26 1 to 2:30 p.m. Kelvin Smith Library Oval
Blue CWRU Fridays return with Reppin’ the CWRU, during which students wearing a #blueCWRU pin can receive free CWRU merchandise and ice cream.
Saturday, April 27 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In front of Adelbert Hall
One of CWRU’s oldest traditions, Hudson Relays, will feature the signature relay race as well as giveaways, music, food and speeches from university leadership.
The event also will be broadcast online through Media Vision.