Today marks Case Western Reserve’s Day of Remembrance, which features a series of events and activities to encourage reflection and renewal as the end of the pandemic appears to be drawing closer. 

The observance includes an 11 a.m. Virtual Roundtable Discussion featuring Interim President Scott Cowen, faculty, staff and graduate student Ivan Conard in conversation about the difficulties of the past 14 months and their longer-term effects on individuals and communities. Watch the event at 11 a.m.

Following the roundtable at noon are two virtual safe space conversations, one for faculty and staff, and the other for students. Those who would like to attend these sessions must complete the respective forms by 11 a.m. today.  Complete the faculty and staff session form. Complete the form for the student session.

Also, happening today:

  • 1–3 p.m.: Regulation Station Bags—Pick up a free bag of items designed to help you regulate difficult emotions—think stress balls and Play-Doh—at the Tinkham Veale University Center. 
  • All day: “What We’ve Lost and What We Need to Move Forward”—Stop by the Tinkham Veale University Center to complete Post-its describing both topics and place them on the board provided. Alternatively, you can share your thoughts virtually
  • All day: Luminary Kits—Students can stop by the Sparta Center (Room 148G) in the Tink to pick up a free kit to use to create their own glowing day of remembrance (Sponsored by Student Activities and Leadership)
  • All day: 20-Minute Meditation (pre-recorded)—Mindful meditation can provide a mechanism for relaxation and healing amid stressful circumstances; open to those new to meditation and regular practitioners alike. Visit the Faculty and Staff Wellness webpage for a link.
  • All day: Musical Performance (pre-recorded)—Music can have a profound positive effect on body and mind. Hear our university’s orchestra and symphonic winds perform as part of the Day of Remembrance. Please visit the Faculty and Staff Wellness webpage for a link.