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

February 2014

Don't miss The Showdown

This weekend, the men's basketball team will square off against Green Bay in an epic match-up for first place in the Horizon League.

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A chat about chocolate

Trust us. If pistachio butter, truffle salt and mango passion fruit crème aren't fully integrated in your life yet, time to get on board. Husband Joshua (a College of Business grad) and wife Amanda Montague own Lilly Handmade Chocolates in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. Along with baby Gibson, they provide a sweet peak at life as premier chocolatiers. Your mouth will dance and your palate will thank you.

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On my way

Aspiring photographer/videographer Stephen Morgan shares his portfolio of life at CSU. Meet this talented student now, then hire him later.

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Nursing students see red all year

School of Nursing students obtain such state-of-the-art training, we think they can even heal a broken heart. Hands-on, engaged learning is embedded in everything from remarkable resource labs to clinicals at top medical centers. We salute all CSU nurses during Go Red for Women: National Women's Heart Awareness Month.

Keep those 50 Fabulous Alumni nominations coming

We asked, and you're responding by nominating fascinating grads who are authors, trial lawyers, activists, entrepreneurs and much more. Hurry and tell us who should be featured and represent the Viking Nation as part of CSU's 50th anniversary this fall!

Nominate an Outstanding Grad for the new Young Alumni Council!

Now's your chance to nominate alumni who received their degree within the past 10 years or are 35 or younger for the Young Alumni Council. YAC members will identify and address the needs of recent grads and current students through a wide array of educational, social, and networking opportunities. Please send your nomination to by March 1.

  From the Executive Director

Brian's Corner:
Seeing Double

In the past eight months, I've acquired green ties, socks, name it. My wardrobe is now so green that Kermit would even be green with envy. Read more.

Top Headlines

Composition by CSU grad Corey Rubin premiered at Carnegie Hall

Dr. Larry Keller keeps an eye on how city councils conduct business

Dr. Anthony Berdis wins CSU Faculty Innovation Fund Award

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What do you love: spring? Chocolate? More chocolate? Tell us here.

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We need you! In the 50th Anniversary Alumni directory

Don't miss out on the perks of being a CSU grad. Stay connected and verify your alumni data now!

Bloggers wanted

Got something to say? We're looking for Viking bloggers to share stories and experiences. As a parent, city dweller, foodie, nature lover – you pick the topics, we'll be your rapt audience. Contact us.

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College Corner

There's nothing like a good Polar Vortex to keep engineering professor Norb Delatte in demand. This nationally known bridge forensics expert and author on why things collapse explains the effects of extreme cold on buildings, bridges and roads. See it here.

  Get Your Career On

Looking to gain an edge in your career? Try a continuing education course...or two...or three, offered by the Monte Ahuja College of Business. And get this: CSU Alumni receive a 10% discount. Not bad, eh? Click here to browse the course offerings.

  To See and Do

White Out in the Wolstein: Basketball Doubleheader
February 15
Call 216.687.4848 by Friday, Feb. 14 for special alumni-priced tickets.

February 27 - March 9
CSU Arts Campus

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The good ol' quonset huts.

Before there was a Cleveland State, there was a Fenn College. After World War II, the student body grew considerably thanks to the GI Bill and Fenn purchased many of the army surplus quonset huts for additional classroom space and to serve as an office annex.

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