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

January 2018

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The way we were

From what was affectionately known as The Cage to former campus hotspot The Shire, a lot has changed through the years. Take a walk down memory lane. Read more >>

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Because we appreciate you

February is a month of chocolates, cards, hearts. It's a veritable celebration of love. And this year, we've created a number of opportunities to connect with fellow Vikings or a special someone and to express our appreciation for you. It's what we call our Share the Love month. Read more>>


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Alumni Recognition Reception will honor notable alumni

We're gearing up for next week's reception on Wednesday, January 31, when we'll salute our 2018 Class of Fascinating Alumni and present many awards for special achievements. All are welcome to join us. Read more >>

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Alumni Association wins big

Last year was a busy year for the CSU Alumni Association, and it looks like our efforts have not gone unnoticed. We’re thrilled to add seven new awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Hosted annually by CASE’s District V, the Pride of CASE V Awards Programs recognizes institutional excellence in alumni relations, fundraising, advancement services, special events and outstanding communications. Read more>>

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Sharpen your decision-making process

This month's selection in our Lifelong Learning virtual book club, Thinking, Fast and Slow, takes a deep dive into the mind and what drives the way we think. It's a fascinating exploration that offers insights that might help you make sound, wise choices in your personal and professional lives. Read more and join one (or both) of our free book clubs>>


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CSU dedicates Washkewicz Hall

The building, made possible by a combined $20 million gift from Donald and Pamela Washkewicz and the Parker Hannifin Foundation, will include teaching and research laboratories, simulation labs for computer modeling, student collaboration spaces and smart classrooms. Read more >>

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Giving Day is February 20

Mark your calendars for CSU's fifth-annual Giving Day on Tuesday, February 20. It's a 24-hour online flurry of prizes, tweets, emails and, most importantly, financial gifts that help support many programs and students here at the University. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks. #CSUGivingDay

  From the Executive Director

Brian's Corner:

Any days above freezing with a bonus of a blue sky is worth celebrating, but the cold winter weather isn’t slowing us down. Read more >>

Top Headlines

New $500,000 gift will bolster efforts to help foster students succeed

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CSU's Hilary Plum wins 2018 New Writers Award

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Four will be inducted into Athletics Hall of Fame

Women's tennis standout Sarah Galon, former women's cross country and track athlete Christine Myeroff (Kohler), women's golfer Kristen Obush and former men's golf standout Jake Scott comprise the class. Read more

Join us in the Sunshine State

We're making our annual trip to Florida next month, bringing some of our brightest thought-leaders to present a number of mini-courses on some of today's most important issues. Read more


A Series of Crashes

February 5

Alumni Night at The Q: Cavs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

February 7

Very Viking Reception

February 9

Viking Overnight: Romantic Getaway

February 9-10

Passport Cleveland: Dances of Love

February 23

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