Homecoming 2017 Events

Join us for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend
and welcome Dean Manoj Malhotra!
October 5-8, 2017

The highlight of the 2017 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend is the welcome and introduction of Dean Manoj K. Malhotra to the Weatherhead community. All Weatherhead alumni are invited to meet the newly appointed dean, who will share his initial thoughts on leading the School’s faculty, staff and students and engaging with alumni and the corporate community on Friday, October 6th, followed by a Welcome Reception and Alumni Awards.

Please register for these events and other programs featuring Weatherhead faculty. The weekend is filled with many activities where alumni can connect with classmates and meet fellow alumni. Check out Weatherhead's programs below and view the full schedule of alumni events to see what else may interest you, your family and friends.

Date:
Thursday, October 5
Time:
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Place:
Toby’s Plaza, 11412 Euclid Ave.

Join the campus community for food, music, entertainment and more as we kick off homecoming weekend on Toby’s Plaza at Case Western Reserve University.

Date:
Friday, October 6
Time:
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Place:
George S. Dively Building, Room 202

Big data attracts huge investments at companies large and small, consumer- or business-focused. In data, executives see the power to compete and, if harnessed effectively, to dominate the market. Is it the end of managerial intuition and instinct? Is the power of data over-rated? Hear different perspectives from professors Jagdip Singh, Rakesh Niraj and Kamlesh Mathur, and our distinguished alumni panelists:

  • Eric Hixson, PhD '09, Sr. Program Administrator, Business Intelligence at Cleveland Clinic
  • Betty Moon, MS '99, DM '08, Sr. Principal, Financial Services Industry Advisor at SAP
  • Sherry Sanger, MBA '95, PhD '16, SVP Marketing at Penske Truck Leasing
  • Anand Swaminathan, BA ' 97, MBA '99, Director/Sr. Partner at McKinsey & Company
Date:
Friday, October 6
Time:
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Place:
Tinkham Veale University Center, Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom (Room 234)
Pricing:
$30 for general admission
$20 for Class of 2007 or later
$20 for faculty, staff and students
Free for Class of 1967 or earlier

At this annual event, President Barbara R. Snyder shares the state of the university with alumni, parents, students and guests. Enjoy lunch and join us as we recognize the 2017 winners of The Alumni Association Awards. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., remarks begin at noon. Complimentary valet parking provided.

Date:
Friday, October 6
Start Time:
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Place:
George S. Dively Building, Room 202

Financial institutions and financial research have harnessed big data to improve the prediction of financial trends, protect investors and operate more efficiently. Learn from Professor CNV Krishnan and corporate executives how the finance industry uses data analytics for value creation. Panelists include:

  • Don Schilling, Chief Market Risk Officer at KeyBank
  • Rick Green, SVP & Group Head of Credit Modeling, Analytics & Reserves at KeyBank
  • Amra Rausche, MBA '07, Vice President, Healthcare Products Group at PNC Bank
Date:
Friday, October 6
Time:
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Place:
George S. Dively Building, Room 202

The new dean of the Weatherhead School of Management will meet alumni, parents and members of the CWRU community to share his initial thoughts on leading the School’s faculty, staff and students. Manoj Malhotra was senior associate dean of graduate programs and former longtime chair of the department of Management Science at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina (USC), and is an award-winning scholar of supply chain and operations management.

Date:
Friday, October 6
Time:
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place:
George S. Dively Building, Pavilion

Join Dean Manoj Malhotra along with alumni of the Weatherhead School of Management for a welcome back reception with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres as we celebrate Dean Malhotra’s arrival and recognize our alumni award winners. Dean Malhotra will present the 2017 Outstanding Alumni and Distinguished Alumni Awards. You won't want to miss this evening to meet Dean Malhotra, mingle with fellow alumni and make new memories! Cocktail attire. Complimentary valet parking provided.

Date:
Saturday, October 7
Time:
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Place:
Village at 115, Starbucks

This annual 5K race and 1-mile fun run takes place around the north side of campus in honor of Stephanie Tubbs Jones. All proceeds directly benefit a current undergraduate student at CWRU. Event shirts are included in the price for pre-registered runners. This event is made possible through support from Bon Appetit, CWRU Student Homecoming Committee and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership.

Date:
Saturday, October 7
Time:
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Place:
Frank N. and Jocelyne K. Linsalata Alumni Center, Front Lawn

Shake a pompom, swing a pennant and grab a snack with alumni and families. Show off your Spartan spirit by cheering on the parade as it rides down Juniper Road. Narrated by John Massie (CIT '66), parade participants will pause at the Linsalata Alumni Center for the judging table. This is a great chance to meet fellow alumni and families while watching student groups strut their stuff.

Date:
Saturday, October 7
Time:
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Place:
Leutner Commons, Dining Hall

Join current students, families and alumni for a BBQ lunch in Leutner Dining Hall. Family-friendly fun awaits in the Northside Residential Village as we offer temporary tattoos, a photo booth and more!

Date:
Saturday, October 7
Time:
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Place:
Village at 115, DiSanto Field

The Spartans take on the Bethany College (WV) Bison. Homecoming royalty will be honored during the halftime show. Tickets are free—but only with advanced registration. We also welcome you to be seated in a special seating section for alumni of Adelbert College, Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland College, Flora Stone Mather College, and Western Reserve College if you prefer. Simply indicate as such in the dropdown on the right.

Date:
Saturday, October 7
Time:
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Place:
Uptown, Toby's Plaza

Join the CWRU community for an annual celebration. This year's event is conjunction with WRUW's 50th Anniversary Studio-A-Rama and the 5th Anniversary Celebration of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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