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  • Recollections from the Archives: WRC in the Civil War - “Sojering” - part 2
    bends and shallows of the father of waters We passed many points of interest Columbus Island No 10 which so long succeeded in baffling all the attempts of our gun boats to take it Memphis one of the most beautiful cities of the south Fort Pillow and Helena where the entire army of Major General Curtis lay encamped After twelve days we came in sight of the steeples of Vicksburg but were not allowed to approach the city Here much to our relief we bade farewell to the rebels and started back to Cairo arriving without any mishaps save a slight skirmish with the enemy who were soon put to flight by a few shells from the gun boats which accompanied us On the 26th of September we were mustered out of the service of Uncle Sam and hastened to our homes and friends to spend a short vacation before entering again upon our studies The recollections of this little episode in our life will be both pleasant and sad We have to mourn the loss of two of our fellow students N D Gilbert Class of 64 and J C Packard Class of 65 the latter taken away suddenly from our midst the former died after lingering for a long time We shall cherish them in our memories as those who sacrificed their prospects and all that was dear to them in the service of their country Posted by jmt3 at November 4 2011 06 42 PM Trackback Pings TrackBack URL for this entry http blog case edu archives mt tb cgi 25970 Comments Post a comment Name Email Address URL Remember Me Yes No Comments you may use HTML tags for style In Recollections the University Archives explores the people traditions programs and milestones that have shaped Case

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  • Recollections from the Archives: WRC in the Civil War - “Sojering” - part 1
    three months of our service we performed that generally called disgraceful but by no means easy labor of guarding the rebel prisoners at Camp Chase considering that by so doing we were serving our country quite as well as we would have done by lying idly in some camp out of the State By the care and experience of our officers and the perseverance of the men we soon attained the enviable position of the best drilled company in Camp which reputation we succeeded in maintaining as long as we were there It is no boast when we say that no company presented as fine an appearance on dress parade no company could be so implicitly relied upon as Co B in doing guard duty faithfully Notwithstanding all this success we could not help looking back with longings after our Alma Mater and wishing the time to speed along more quickly which would restore us once more to her embrace We were wont to meet together in front of our quarters after the day s work was over and sing the songs which called up the pleasant reminiscences of College life Never til then when we were deprived of the advantages and enjoyments of College did we fully realize their value Still we were not disposed to complain of our lot for we were all together as before and were constantly receiving good things from our friends at home The fields and orchards around the camp furnished us with an abundant supply of the luxuries of life High hedges big dogs mad men or screaming women did not deter us from obtaining what we had set our eyes upon and deemed necessary for our comfort Sad was the fate of all the fowls which were so careless as to let

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  • Recollections from the Archives: WRC in the Civil War - Camp Chase
    which were immediately accepted No one of the students seemed more ready to lay aside books and seize arms than N D Gilbert and evidently acting from a sense of duty and the promptings of patriotism and not by impulse or wild enthusiasm A few days previous to leaving for Camp Gilbert remarked to me We are going down to Camp Chase perhaps some of us to die unconsciously pronouncing his own sad fate About the first of June the Company arrived at Camp Chase While there previous to his sickness although surrounded by so many evil and unpleasant influences G maintained his Christian standing with strict integrity sometimes going out upon the parade ground after dark to walk alone engaged in meditation and prayer as he afterwards told me About the 15th of July he became indisposed and for several days was unfit for duty and was at the hospital a part of the time During this time an incident occured worthy of mention showing G s readiness and willingness to alleviate the wants of the needy whenever circumstances would permit and even when circumstances were quite unfavorable A poor widow lady whose son had died at the hospital was desirous of taking the corpse home but had not the means to defray the necessary expense G s sympathies were immediately excited but as his own purse was reduced to one dime his own means for rendering assistance were of course entirely inadequate his last dime however was immediately bestowed and then by circulating a subscription paper he soon raised a sufficient amount to meet the lady s wants This was his last act of charity of this nature N D Gilbert was confined to his bed about eleven weeks Posted by jmt3 at October 21 2011 01 56

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  • Recollections from the Archives: Alumni Reunions
    The finals will start at 7 00 p m sharp The canoe tilting contest will conclude with a mock war in which all contestants in the contest will compete Alumni gathered for the Alumni Parade in Adelbert Main 7 7 30 p m where they donned costumes All classes were expected to appear in various costumes The parade formed at Wade Park Lagoon at 7 30 p m Each alumnus carried a Japanese lantern and Class Standards were provided by the reunion committee The line of march will be around the Pond through the Campus of the College for Women and thence to the Main Building of Adelbert College The oldest class represented will form at the head of the Parade followed by other classes in order of graduation A band already arranged for will lead the march At the close of the Parade President Thwing and prominent alumni will speak briefly from the College Steps Immediately thereafter the Annual University Reception will be held in the Main Building An orchestra will furnish music for dancing in the Assembly Hall on the second floor All Western Reserve people and their friends are invited 1 In 1954 the 50th reunion was held for the Case School of Applied Science Class of 1904 On May 21 they gathered at Tomlinson Hall for fellowship and tours of the buildings They then traveled to the Oakwood Country Club where they had their class reunion dinner President Glennan dined with the class and spoke about the new Case As part of this evening s festivities 4 members of the class Stant Charlesworth Ralph Brown Paul Schmidt George Protheroe regaled the group with a selection of old Case songs Listen to the introduction by George Protheroe and the first song by downloading the MP3 file below

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  • Recollections from the Archives: 10 Years Ago: First Online Elections for Undergraduate Student Government
    databases and uses that information as criteria for providing the correct ballots A student logged in using their university user ID and password According to the Observer online voting was a success and the general consensus among students was that the online elections made voting more convenient 1 1 Matthew Himrod First ever online class elections conclude successfully The Observer 9 21 2001 Posted by hxy2 at September 30 2011 02 38 PM Trackback Pings TrackBack URL for this entry http blog case edu archives mt tb cgi 25782 Comments Post a comment Name Email Address URL Remember Me Yes No Comments you may use HTML tags for style In Recollections the University Archives explores the people traditions programs and milestones that have shaped Case Western Reserve University Search Contact archives case edu subscribe RSS Feed for this Blog Categories Events and Activities People Places Things Archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August

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  • Recollections from the Archives: Homecoming - A 90-Year Tradition
    think they could play football for Case They will have as their opponents this year s freshman team 1 50 years ago WRU s 1961 homecoming budget was 1 288 including 1 00 for the parade permit 90 for four kegs of beer and 120 for fireworks and bonfire In fall 1967 the newly federated Case Western Reserve University was only a few months old It took a few years for the Case and WRU programs and traditions to commingle So the 1967 homecoming press release started For the second time in less than two weeks Case Western Reserve University campus will be the scene of Homecoming festivities 2 Case s homecoming was October 27 28 and WRU s was November 7 11 Case s homecoming football game was against Bethany College Case lost 8 48 WRU s homecoming football game was against Case Case lost again 0 9 30 years ago our 1981 homecoming included the usual football game pep rally and bonfire tailgate party dance happy hour Octoberfest party post game reception Less common was a half day Financial and Estate Planning Symposium The symposium must have been popular because it was repeated in 1984 In the 1990s homecoming added more scholarly components In 1997 some of Friday s undergraduate classes were open for alumni to visit Faculty lectured on topics including CWRU s Humanities Center Women s Studies and the Mother of Frankenstein and The Information Super Highway and Electronic Learning at CWRU In 2006 a new homecoming tradition began GospelFest a concert of gospel music by local musicians churches and youth organizations After her death GospelFest was named for alumna Congresswoman and honorary GospelFest chairwoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones The homecoming tradition continues this year on October 13 16 1 20JA 1 1 The Case Alumnus v

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  • Recollections from the Archives: After the 9/11 attack: 10 years ago at CWRU
    by Cleveland Hillel Foundation Hallinan Center Newman Catholic Campus Ministries Muslim Campus Outreach Group United Protestant Campus Ministries and University Counseling Services The university marked the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance held 9 14 2001 in Amasa Chapel 2002 Remembrance ceremony One year later a remembrance of the 9 11 attacks was held in front of Kelvin Smith Library CWRU joined the nation in broadcasting Mozart s Requiem beginning at 8 46 a m This was followed by a moment of silence and offer of peace at 9 50 a m At noon University Counseling Services sponsored September 11 Then Now an open discussion to reflect on personal responses to 9 11 A temporary memorial wall was installed outside Kelvin Smith Library September 1 for members of the university community to record their words photos drawings of remembrance It remained until September 30 Section of the 2002 memorial wall 1 James W Wagner Statement 9 11 2001 noon Posted by hxy2 at September 15 2011 05 51 PM Trackback Pings TrackBack URL for this entry http blog case edu archives mt tb cgi 25696 Comments Post a comment Name Email Address URL Remember Me Yes No Comments you may use HTML tags for style In Recollections the University Archives explores the people traditions programs and milestones that have shaped Case Western Reserve University Search Contact archives case edu subscribe RSS Feed for this Blog Categories Events and Activities People Places Things Archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 May

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  • Recollections from the Archives: Student Traditions - Freshman Beanies
    caps at all times while on campus The sophomore class was charged with enforcing this rule In the spring the freshmen were formally relieved of their caps and other freshmen burdens at Campus Day One of the best archival sources of information about and pictures of student traditions are student yearbooks A sample of the University Archives yearbook collection has been digitized and can be seen in the University Archives Student Yearbook collection in Digital Case Posted by jmt3 at September 7 2011 03 20 PM Trackback Pings TrackBack URL for this entry http blog case edu archives mt tb cgi 25643 Comments Post a comment Name Email Address URL Remember Me Yes No Comments you may use HTML tags for style In Recollections the University Archives explores the people traditions programs and milestones that have shaped Case Western Reserve University Search Contact archives case edu subscribe RSS Feed for this Blog Categories Events and Activities People Places Things Archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014

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