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

March 2014

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50 ways we're like no other

Ranked among the top 20 percent of universities for research! Second highest number of faculty Fulbright scholars in the U.S.! As our 50th anniversary draws near, it's good to know that CSU has a lot more than 50 outrageous, outstanding points of pride; we just don't want to overwhelm you. Check out the first 11.

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U.S. News & World Report ranks CSU graduate programs among best in the nation

More than 20 CSU graduate programs are featured in the 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Grad Schools, released last week. Is yours listed?

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An A for all that you do

To show our deep appreciation for the many alumni and friends who provide counsel and expertise on College committees, CSU hosted a Volunteer Recognition Night complete with a banquet and basketball game. Judging from this Volunteer Service Report Card, your efforts score top marks!

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Oh hail to our team

The men's basketball team thrilled us all season by racking up 21 wins and 11 losses, at one point winning 11 of their last 13 contests. We then cheered our second-seeded Vikes as they clinched a bye to the Horizon League Championship semi-finals, only to fall in a nail-biting defeat to Wright State, 68-63. Players and coaches, we salute you for a most memorable season. Take a look back at the season's stats, facts and photos, and see what's next in Viking sports.


Radiance shines on Friday, May 9

It's back! Don't miss Radiance – CSU Realizing the Promise in support of student scholarships. Our third-annual Radiance in 2013 raised $782,000. Since its inception in 2011, Radiance has raised over $1.6 million and provided 546 students with scholarships to help them stay in school and on track to graduation. Tickets and info.

  From the Executive Director

Brian's Corner:
The Lesson in Potholes

As far back as I can remember, I've always had a knack for looking ahead.
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Top Headlines

CSU shows off at Spring Open House, March 29

We're "hot" for Betty
Can a social-media campaign lure Betty White to campus?

Students are top 10 finalists in American Marketing Association case competition

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Lion or a lamb? What's your first ritual of spring? Tell us here.

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The inaugural Dean's Circle Reception honored more than 500 friends who made a $1,000 gift or higher in 2013 to support CSU. Take a look back at the festive evening in our stunning new Art Galleries.

Attention foodies: Ethnic Markets Tour

Saturday, April 5
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hosted by the Education Alumni Chapter, open to all. Nibble your way through Spanish, Asian, Greek and lots of other fantastic, historic food markets that serve our diverse Cleveland population.

CSU Alumni Association Graduation Party

Thursday, May 8
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Student Center/Rhodes Tower Plaza
Celebrate with our December 2013 and May 2014 graduates! Free food, games and live entertainment. Watch for registration info.

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Levin College launches Center for Population Dynamics

The new center will examine how influxes of new people and ideas can help cities compete in the global economy and promote a good quality of life.

  Get Your Career On

Some of our students here rocked their #CLEstate gear in Cleveland's St. Patrick's Day parade. How'd you get your green on this past Monday?

  To See and Do

Scab
April 3 - 13
Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre
(Allen Theatre Complex)

About Town 2014:
Maritime Piracy

April 21
Acacia Reservation Banquet Center
Call 216.687.2078 for more information.

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CSU purchased the Cleveland Cotton Products Co. property in 1968 and converted it for the Factory Theatre and Studio Theater along with classroom and office use. The building was razed in 2012 to make way for the new Langston apartment complex. Dance and Theatre are now housed in the Arts Campus at PlayhouseSquare.

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