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

February 2015

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CSU pumps $679 million into Northeast Ohio's economy

Plus 6,739 jobs, $67 million in tax revenue, and more. In one year! In fact, our impact on the region is 7.6 times greater than the state's funding for CSU. Throw in 1,945 more jobs and $286 million in impact for construction spending, and CSU shapes up as a strong investment for students and citizens alike. Learn more about our growing economic impact in this new report.

March 4 Forum examines "From Lab to Wall Street"

What are the challenges and opportunities of bringing new technologies to market? Join us for the next 50th anniversary Forum as 4 experts (3 of whom are alumni) share stories of iconic innovation: Lloyd G. Trotter '72, GenNx360 Capital Partners; Peter Buca '88, Parker Hannifin; Anthony Knight, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Maryrose Sylvester '93, GE Lighting. Moderated by Joseph B. Mazzola, Dean, Monte Ahuja College of Business. Includes lunch. Register now

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In this photo: In need of additional classroom space following World War II, Fenn College bought two surplus military Quonset huts. Located on East 24th St., north of Fenn Tower, the huts were used by CSU until 1968.

Remember when with CSU's resident historians

Feb. 26, 11:30 a.m.
Michael Schwartz Library
Enjoy an entertaining look back at CSU with fellow alums Regennia Williams, Ph.D., author of the new book Cleveland State University: 50 Years, and Bill Becker, university archivist. Includes book signing, 50th history display and refreshments. Learn more.

Giving Day 2015 - Photo of students

Second annual Giving Day is Thursday, Feb. 26

Help your favorite College or program "win" by raising the most funds in one day! Last year was a smash success. This year, creative students and Magnus will provide social media updates. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and make a big impact in 24 hours!

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Architect Robert P. Madison "honored beyond belief" at CSU salute

A trailblazing Cleveland architect with a portfolio of landmark buildings to his credit, Madison was feted at the annual In Tribute salute at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. The event supports scholarships for students who aspire to careers in public service. See his story and CSU connection.

Photo of Natasha Pogrebinsky with the mayor of Parma, Ohio

In this photo: Natasha Pogrebinsky with Mayor Timothy DeGeeter of Parma, Ohio

Sibs Sasha and Natasha run one Bear of a restaurant

What's better on a cold day than scrumptious, Eastern European-inspired cuisine made with fresh local ingredients? Ask Natasha and Sasha Pogrebinsky, both history alums and the sister/brother duo who run their acclaimed restaurant, Bear, in New York City. You may recognize Chef Natasha from her Food Network appearances on "Chopped." Check out this recent Village Voice story that traces their path all the way from Kiev, Ukraine, to Parma, Ohio and their rise to food fame.

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Driving community change: Third Federal CEO Marc A. Stefanski to speak at Levin Forum on March 5
Learn how Third Federal is helping to revitalize the historic Slavic Village neighborhood.

Join CSU and the Urban, Engineering and Law Colleges at the spectacular Ohio Statehouse on March 10

CSU professors visit Kenya to launch humanities app
"This is a transformative undertaking," history professor Dr. Mark Souther said.

Keyboard Conversations presents a concert of Bach, Beethoven and Bartok on March 15

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Be my Valentine – always

Did you know? More than 1,000 alumni met their spouse at CSU or married a fellow Viking. Sweet!

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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. Register today.

You're making students smile

Catch up on some amazing ways alumni, donors and companies are helping students, and learn more about our banner year in fundraising with our online Annual Report.

The Alumni Card advantage

Stay engaged and connected! Your new card provides exclusive access to the Library and Rec Center, discounts to Liberty Mutual and PlayhouseSquare, Viking travel packages and more. Order now.

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.

Mind Creatures: The Amazing World of Marvin Jones
Through Saturday, March 7
The Galleries at CSU
Works by the late CSU Professor of Art.

CSU Spring Dance Concert
Thursday, March 26 - Saturday, March 28
CSU Arts Campus, Outcalt Theatre

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Remembering the Shire, Agora and other hangouts: an excerpt from the book Cleveland State University: 50 Years

Taking its name from the fantasy realm conjured by J.R.R. Tolkien of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings fame (CSU hosted a conference for Tolkien buffs in 1971), the Shire (left) originally was launched as a coffeehouse in the old Student Center in the McKee Building. Read more.

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