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

February 2017

New Year's resolutions

celebrating black history

Breaking down barriers, serving with distinction

In 1967, alumnus Carl Stokes defeated Seth Taft, grandson of President William Howard Taft, by a narrow margin to become mayor of Cleveland. At the time, he was the first black mayor of any U.S. city. Read more >>

Engineering Groundbreaking

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'We never would have graduated without each other'

In honor of Valentine's Day, we're celebrating Viking love. Trina and Gerald Carrier, this year's winners of our Vowed Viking contest, found each other on campus, drifted apart, but eventually reconnected, renewing their resolve to finish school and build a life together. Read more >>

Drew Anderson

World renowned authors, performers, celebrities to appear at first-ever AHA! Festival

The worlds of books, theater, music, art, dance and ideas all come together in downtown Cleveland on June 7, 8, and 9 at the inaugural Arts and Humanities Alive! (AHA!) Festival presented by Cleveland State University. To learn more, visit

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Introducing the Class of 2016-2017

For the second time, we unveil a new group of extraordinary alumni, who've lived incredible lives of service, impact and determination. They, however, are but a representation of our Viking family (now going on 120,000-plus) across the globe. Read more >>

Ron Berkman and Mike Thomas

CSU names new athletic director

Mike Thomas is an accomplished Divsion I administrator with national championships, Big 10 titles, top rankings and record-breaking fundraising to his credit. Read more >>

Speakers at Women's Leadership Symposium

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Looking for a way to lead a change?

Learn how emotionally intelligent leadership makes a difference in how you bring about change in this, our second Women's Leadership Conversation on Thursday, March 2. Read more >>

Goodyear, Arizona ballpark

Show of hands: who's up for another trip to the World Series?

We are, and we're headed to Arizona on our annual Cleveland Indians Spring Training trip for what we hope is the very beginning of another thrilling season. Join us if you'll be anywhere near Goodyear in mid-March. Read more >>


Passport Cleveland: Corporate Art Tour at Progressive Insurance

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In our backyard, a treasure trove

If you've never been on a Passport Cleveland tour, you owe yourself just one. We can't promise you'll be hooked, but we're fairly certain you'll see Cleveland with a fresh, new perspective. Our recent tours have been spectacular. View our upcoming events>>

  From the Executive Director

Brian's Corner: Happy Valentine's Day

Love is in the air, so they say, but my windows must be shut. Oh well, my dog still loves me...I hope. Read more >>

Top Headlines

Student teachers gain valuable experience while improving the lives of young people

Students advocate for victims of domestic violence

CSU, CWRU partner in new "Internet of Things" collaborative

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The countdown is on!

In just two weeks, we'll be hosting the fourth annual CSU Giving Day – 24 hours of enthusiastic challenges, fun competition between colleges, and support for the University! Last year we raised over $55,000 from 584 alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff.

Caution: watch this from a safe distance

Beloved physics professor Jearl Walker demonstrates how a baseball might transform into a bouncing ball in the latest episode of the popular Flying Circus of Physics web series. Watch here.

Women's Leadership Symposium now accepting preregistration

Preregister today and you'll receive exclusive updates and early bird registration options as the event draws closer. Read more.

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Riparazioni, Paper Shadows...

Now through February 25

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Viking Day Out

February 25

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Romeo and Juliet

Opens March 2

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Beyond the Stacks

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