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

April 2015

Be Amazing: Celebrate women's leadership on April 15

Be Amazing: Celebrate women's leadership on April 15

Our first Women's Leadership Symposium is a call to explore women's ways of leadership while building powerful partnerships between students and leading women in Northeast Ohio. Join us for breakfast and a morning of learning, sharing and possibilities. Panelists include accomplished alumnae like Kelly Falcone-Hall, President and CEO of Western Reserve Historical Society, plus students and young alumnae you will want to meet. Keynote speaker is Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and contributor to the New York Times and ESPN Magazine. Registration is free..

President Barack Obama shared a light moment with three mechanical engineering majors during a visit March 18 to the MAGNET shop on campus

Having a laugh with the President

President Barack Obama shared a light moment with three mechanical engineering majors during a visit March 18 to the MAGNET shop on campus. Read more.

Giving Day

Giving Day soars to new record

With $36,507 raised in 24 hours, we crushed last year's inaugural Giving Day of $23,000. Students, alumni, CSU leaders and Magnus kept Viking pride going strong with videos, tweets and more. The bar is set for next year!
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CSU's silver Addy Awards

Fellow Vikings are making us proud

The Student Alumni Association and Presidential Student Ambassadors swept the Outstanding Student Leader (Andrew Dickson) and Outstanding Organization district awards from CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Recent grads from the Levin College of Urban Affairs won the National Student Award from the American Institute of Certified Planners for their project: "Irishtown Greenway: A Strategic Plan for the Flats West Bank."

The Cleveland chapter of the American Advertising Federation honored CSU with a Silver Addy Award for creatively marketing CSU's 50th Anniversary.

GE gives $500,000 gift

Alumni leaders at GE establish $500,000 gift

The gift will provide 50 full-tuition scholarships for students pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math major at CSU. Alumna Maryrose Sylvester, President & CEO of GE Lighting, notes how the gift extends GE's commitment toward CSU and CMSD's MC²STEM High School on campus. Read more.

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Washington Post and Bloomberg Business cite CSU as model for student success

Our student success initiatives are drawing national attention from prominent media.

50 Years of African-American
Mayoral Leadership

The final 50th Forum
April 27 / 9:45 a.m.-Noon
CSU welcomes the Honorable Louis Stokes, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and other distinguished panelists. Register now.

  From the Executive Director

Brian's Corner:

Many of my personal and professional heroes from the '70s and beyond have been "sheroes." In different capacities, accomplished, engaged, supportive women... Read more.

Top Headlines

CSU grads rock the 25 Under 35 list

A hearty shout out to these 5 who earned 25 Under 35 Movers and Shakers awards from the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club. They're boldly shaking up the future with their work excellence, civic engagement and service.

Sara Continenza, MPA '14 Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland

Jason Estremera, MBA '13 Hispanic Business Center

Cortney Kilbury Crockett, EMBA '12 Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority

Jennifer Luu, BBA '11 OEConnection

Olga Nagdaseva, BBA '12, MBA '14 Hyland, creator of OnBase

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It takes a Viking to break world record for highest card toss

Check out former CSU baseball pitcher and magician Rick Smith Jr.'s big win at the Great Lakes Science Center in front of a cheering crowd!

Liberal arts majors: The workplace needs you!

Yes, you will move out of your parents' house with a liberal arts degree. Check out the recent 50th Forum discussion from leaders at Tom's Shoes, University Hospitals, United Airlines and more.

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Passport Cleveland

Cleveland Convention Center & Medical Mart tour

Wed., April 29
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Lose that cabin fever and explore two ways Cleveland shines in the national spotlight! Reserve tickets now.

Spring sports heat up

Men's tennis picked up a third straight win and golf and women's softball are in full swing. Catch the latest schedule of Vikings spring sports.

"We are going to have some fun."

An excerpt from the book Cleveland State University: 50 Years

Want to relive great CSU memories? Get your copy today!

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