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

May 2014

We hope you enjoyed your first year of Viking Pride. We'll take a short hiatus and return in September. Have a wonderful summer!

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Oh Hail, Homecoming and the 50th are drawing near

Hard to believe, but in just 4 months we'll be rockin' out CSU's 50th anniversary celebration and Homecoming! From the 50th kickoff block party on Euclid Avenue to the Homecoming reunions, parade of classes and fireworks, September 19 and 20 promise a CSU celebration like no other. Here's an advance peek at all the activities planned, and get ready to rekindle friendships, learn something new, and rediscover your alma mater.

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Let us help plan your reunion this fall

Organize a reunion around a favorite club, academic program or class year! While Homecoming on September 20 features reunions for the classes of 1964, 1989, 2004 and 2009, there's no need to wait. Gather up the gang to reunite on campus. We've got the space and planning support to help you experience an unforgettable reunion. Want to volunteer on your reunion committee? Contact Kathleen at or call 216.687.2078.

Watch, weep and wish them welcome

More than 2,000 students graduated on May 10 and are on their way. Watch this tribute to their hard work and success as we welcome them to the CSU alumni family.

Alumni Lee and Larry Glasscock donate $1,000,000 for full scholarships

"Lee and Larry credit CSU for making a positive impact on their lives, both personally and professionally, and are proud and engaged alumni," said President Berkman.

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1,000,000 reasons to say thank you

Cleveland State University's fourth annual Radiance: CSU Realizing the Promise gala was its most successful yet, raising a record-setting $1 million for CSU scholarships.

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"Today is a highlight of my life"

So said William E. Conway as the entire student body of Campus International School thanked him and his family for funding their terrific new playground on the CSU campus. His granddaughters came up with the idea, said Mr. Conway, founder and chairman emeritus of Fairmount Minerals, Ltd. of Chardon. Check out the playground and fun here.

  From the Executive Director

Brian's Corner:
We weed, we prune, we grow

After an incredibly long winter, spring has finally arrived and I couldn't be more pleased to discover that most perennials do in fact, return, even after one of the worse winters in memory. Read more.

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CSU is developing a NEW master plan
And we want your ideas. Join the dialogue and make your mark on our future.

Chemistry professor Michael Kalifatis awarded $1.2 million for cancer treatment research

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Share your story in honor of Professor Reuben Silver

When beloved professor of theatre Reuben Silver passed away recently, alumni from all over the country mourned the loss of this electrifying artist and mentor. Learn more about his incredible gifts, impact on our community, and rich career as teacher, actor and director. Leave your memories here.

This little piggy is full of thanks

Our first-ever CSU Giving Day raised more than $23,000 in just 24 hours! More than 270 donors filled their College's piggy bank with funds for scholarships, research, engaged learning and more. Alums had fun watching the minute-by-minute friendly competition on Facebook, Twitter and Thanks to all who took part.

Buy a brick and build a future

Own a piece of the old Rascal House while enjoying the new! CSU and Rascal House have teamed up to offer bricks from the old location for $100 each, with all proceeds going toward student scholarships. Alumni from as far away as Georgia have already bought theirs! Details on free pizza and more here.

Historic preservation conference examines the future of U.S. cities, June 5-7

CSU's Levin College of Urban Affairs and the Cleveland Restoration Society are convening a national conference to discuss the role of historic preservation in revitalizing America's cities. Click here for details.


Spring into Summer with CSUProDev Training

Continuing Education at CSU offers a variety of classes, workshops and professional development for personal growth, career upgrade, certification and licensure renewal. Check out this summer's full listing of courses (discounted for our alumni) and register today. View more info.


Creative Voices Summit & Arts Education Day Luncheon
Tuesday, June 17

Passport Cleveland Summer Series: Locavore Tour
Sunday, July 13, 1:00 pm

Passport Cleveland Summer Series: Beers & Breweries
Tuesday, August 19, 6:00 pm

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It hasn't been that long since Viking Hall was demolished, but seeing a picture evokes so many memories...of all-nighters, of late-night parties, of roommates-turned-best friends. We're sure if its walls could talk, they'd have tons to say. Instead, we're looking for hear from you. Head over to Facebook and leave your #VikingHallMemories.

What Say You? Did you get a kick out of one of our stories? Perhaps you even have a story idea. Don't be shy. Send 'em in. We'd love to hear from you.

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