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

April 2014

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Green. It's our color and our promise.

In just a few years, CSU has taken giant steps to reduce its carbon footprint and save energy (along with our utility bills). In fact, we are a leader in energy conservation among Ohio universities. With Earth Day coming up on April 22, let's take stock of our true green greatness. Take the CSU Energy Quiz.

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Huffington Post debuts President Berkman blog

Why is Cleveland making headlines? And what role does CSU play in the city's transformation? Check out President Berkman's views on Cleveland's growth, healthcare in urban communities, and other regional issues that impact us all on his new Huffington Post blog. You can comment, share and more. See it here.

CSU kicks off 50th Anniversary festivities this fall

Parade! Boffo Block party! Fireworks! And lots of Homecoming reunions and activities beginning Sept. 19. Check out the website for details, there's much more to come.

A history of her own

As the widow of Dr. Harold Seymour, the first and leading historian of baseball, CSU alum Dorothy Jane Mills was closely involved with the field of baseball history for 40 years, doing his research, organization, correspondence, and even a lot of his writing. However, acknowledgement for her massive contributions was long in coming.

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Radiance is on Friday, May 9

We're closing in on a record goal of funds raised, and need your help! Get your tickets now to Radiance – CSU Realizing the Promise, the premiere event in support of student scholarships. In anticipation of our 50th Anniversary, this year Radiance will feature a fun look back at the birth and growth of CSU, including a short video history. 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.

New! Our region is so rich in history, great food and diversity. Join the Alumni Association for great behind-the scenes adventures to Cleveland's best-kept secrets!

On our new Passport Cleveland Series, you'll tour fabulous urban farms, microbreweries, ethnic markets, Cleveland's Civil War history and much more. Get to know Cleveland and your fellow CSU Vikings better!

Reserve now for the West Side Market After Hours Tour on May 14.

Let Viking Travelers make traveling the world a breeze

Also new! First stop, captivating Cuba. Then Alaska, Greek Isles, waterways of Holland and Belgium! Let our experts plan the trips, you enjoy the fun with fellow Vikings. Book any of our 11 new trips from the Alumni Association now; tours start this fall.

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  From the Executive Director

Brian's Corner:
A Celebration Like No Other

Along with traditional reunion and Homecoming activities, this year will undoubtedly be the largest gathering of alumni and friends in CSU's history with the 50th celebration of CSU. Read more.

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What should you have been told about post-graduation life? Tell us here.

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First annual CSU Giving Day is Wed., April 30

Let's make a big impact in just 24 hours! Giving Day brings together as many donors as possible in one day to support your favorite college, program or activity at CSU. Now's your chance to fill your college's piggy bank with funds for scholarships, research, engaged learning and more. Learn more.

Swimmers celebrate past and present victories

A shout-out Thank You! to all alumni and donors who raised $180,000 for our new record board, video board and 20 championship banners, now proudly hanging in Busbey Natatorium. Check out the Big Reveal with this quick video featuring the Vikings swim team.

CSU Alumni Association Graduation Party

Thursday, May 8
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Student Center/Rhodes Tower Plaza
Our best yet! Celebrate with our December 2013 and May 2014 graduates. Free food, games and live entertainment. Click here to register (required).

Post to FB, get a cool new Magnus sticker

Starting April 17, be one of the first 10 to post a campus memory on our Facebook page, and Magnus is yours for your car or window.

Spring Dance Concert
April 25 - 26
Allen Theatre Main Stage
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Kulas Series of Keyboard Conversations - 26th Season with Jeffrey Siegel Mistresses and Masterpieces
Sunday, May 4, 3:00 pm
Music and Communication Building, Waetjen Auditorium

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The University recently formalized plans to renovate Mather Mansion. Completed in 1910, it is one of the last homes from "Millionaires Row," and there are countless stories, even legends, about the former home of millionaire Samuel Mather. What tales have you about Mather Mansion? Send them to

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