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Viking Pride : Monthly News and Views for CSU Alumni and Friends

January 2015

Fenn College and CSU trustees announce The Cleveland State University

November 30, 1963: Fenn College and CSU trustees unveil the sign announcing The Cleveland State University on the mall between Fenn Tower and Foster Hall.

New book celebrates CSU memories

CSU's new commemorative book, Cleveland State University: 50 Years, is a beautiful hardcover edition, authored by alumna and history professor Regennia Williams. The book begins in the final days of Fenn College and captures the people, places and events of our storied history, from Fat Glenn's to the Sweet Sixteen, the stunning campus transformation and much more. A perfect keepsake for every member of the CSU family. Reserve your copy now. What moments should we not forget? Tell us on Facebook.

Sherwin Williams paint cans

Welcome, Sherwin-Williams

They majored in art, chemistry, environmental science and more. Now nearly 120 Sherwin-Williams employees have signed on as our first Corporate Alumni Chapter! They'll plan a range of educational, fun, service-oriented and spirited activities this year. And just like their famous paints, rough weather didn't phase – a kickoff breakfast during a blizzard netted each member a customized CSU/Sherwin-Williams paint can filled with the latest swag, courtesy of the Young Alumni Association and Student Street Team. See the fun.

Eugene Malinskiy

Eugene Malinskiy, alumnus and biomedical innovator, named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list

He launched a device that reduces the risk of strokes, among other inventions, and heads up DragonID, LLC, a Cleveland-based biomedical engineering and innovation firm. Learn more.

Feb 3 forum speakers

Feb. 3 forum features world-class health system CEOs

As part of our 50th celebration, you're invited to a special series of panels featuring renowned thought leaders who explore the future of education, health care, business and leadership in our region.

Next Forum: Tuesday, February 3 with CEOs of three of Northeast Ohio's world-class health care systems: Dr. Toby Cosgrove of the Cleveland Clinic, Tom Zenty of University Hospitals, and Dr. Akram Boutros of MetroHealth. Registration for this event has reached capacity, but you will be able to watch the event via Livestream.

Photo of CSU students

CSU earns Carnegie Foundation's Community Engagement Classification

This prestigious national honor is highly sought after by higher ed institutions, as it indicates close connectivity with the surrounding region, enriching scholarship, research and creative activity.

Photo of student in Student Center Ballroom looking at laptop

New portal makes finding scholarships a snap

The innovative new web site breaks scholarships out by major and by College, making vital information much more accessible to students. Take a look and spread the word!

Photo of a rendering of the Center for Innovation in Medical Professions

Pave the way for student success...

By purchasing a terrace paver for CSU's spectacular new Center for Innovation in Medical Professions! When completed later in 2015, the Center will foster high-tech collaborations among future physicians, pharmacists, nurses and health professionals that respond to the changing needs of health care. Your personalized support creates a timeless message for future health leaders. Order here.

  From the Executive Director

Brian's Corner:

Early in my alumni relations career, a marketing colleague shared simple (but wise) advice with me, when she reminded me of the saying, "birds of a feather flock together." Read more.

Top Headlines

Seven young alums take just 4 minutes to show potential students what they're missing in the Levin College's new recruitment video. Catch Dean Ned Hill too!

New grant expands internships for liberal arts majors

Artistic legacies of Masumi Hayashi and Marvin Jones on view through March 7

6 Words

Passport Cleveland: onstage and backstage at PlayhouseSquare

A tour, talk, dinner and entertainment on March 7. CSU Theatre and Dance will present "Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches," directed by professor Russ Borski. Call 216.687.2078 for info.

Viking Travelers

Travel the world now for less

Enjoy significant savings when you act now and reserve your spot on one of our exciting and exclusive travel journeys. Learn more.

CSU students in the St. Patrick's Day parade

Get your blarney on at the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Wear your Viking o'green and march with students, followed by refreshments at a local establishment. Sign up today!

Wednesday, February 25
Bonita Springs, Florida
A master class and reception for alumni and friends featuring Dr. Antonie van den Bogert, Parker Hannifin Endowed Chair in Human Motion and Control in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at CSU and Dr. Joseph Mazzola, dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business.

Giving Day 2015
Thursday, February 26
Our online-based fundraising event is back! We're encouraging alumni and friends to support CSU in a 24-hour period. Our goal is to engage as many donors as possible and to promote a friendly competition among the colleges.

On the Road: Cleveland Indians Spring Training
Saturday, March 7
Goodyear, Arizona
Join us for a sneak peek at the 2015 Cleveland Indians at their spring training facility in Goodyear, Arizona.

Columbus Reception in the Ohio Statehouse
Tuesday, March 10
Ohio Statehouse, Museum Gallery
Join CSU for an evening of conversation and camaraderie among alumni and friends! Among our CSU guests are students from the Levin College of Urban Affairs and Student Government who will be on hand to share their (and hear yours) CSU stories!

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Photo of the first CSU commencement in the Masonic Auditorium

First Commencement ceremony
The first CSU Commencement on June 12, 1966, was held at the Masonic Auditorium. Dr. James Hester, then President of New York University, gave the commencement address. Maggie Allen was the first student to receive a CSU diploma. For more moments like this from our 50-year history, visit our special 50th anniversary website.

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