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

September 2013

Alma Matters

A new Vike in town

Foam sword, check. Tie pin, check. Brian Breittholz takes on his new gig as head of Alumni Relations. His plans may surprise you.

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Alma Matters: Homecoming 2013

You can't miss this unforgettable weekend of laughter, memories and the grand ol' green and white.

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Be seen at the dazzling Distinguished Alumni Awards

On one magical evening on October 18, hundreds will honor some of CSU's most accomplished leaders, citizens, and dedicated public servants.

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President Berkman welcomes
the Class of 2017

For the fourth straight year, the incoming freshman class is the largest, while continuing to be academically competitive. With approximately 1,800 students, the new class represents a 15% surge over last year.

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Born to be (legally) wild Where should Dean Boise go next?

Law Dean Craig Boise takes to the road to connect with alumni.

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  Top Headlines

Why new Provost Deirdre Mageean is keen on Cleveland and CSU

Dr. Joseph B. Mazzola takes helm as Dean of Monte Ahuja College of Business

Human motion lab provides new hope for mobility challenges

Huntington Bank provides $1.2 million for scholarships and programs, opens campus branch

CSU wins McCafferty trophy, is top sports program in Horizon League

6 Words

WANTED: six insightful words for college students. Read more.

6 Words Donor Recognition Event

A starry night,
Vike pride bright

The Cleveland State University Foundation's inaugural Donor Recognition Event brought more than 150 donors to campus for a vibrant celebration of their leadership and philanthropy. Relive the event.


You came, you conquered, you got your green on.

Donor Recognition Event

Eatin' at Eaton

Our recent alumni breakfast at Eaton Corporation had us all smiles. Here's a look back.

Blob it

Oops, we meant blog. While "Revenge of the Blob" will always remain near and dear, we're not all that interested in red slime...we're much more interested in you! Read more.

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College Corner

Will work for peanuts

Dr. Rama Jayanti fights to give farmers a better life. Read more.

B-ball in Belgium

The men's basketball team kicked off the season with a European tour from Amsterdam to Belgium to France. For a look back, visit

  Get Your Career On

Engaged Learning doesn't stop once you graduate. The CSU Professional Development Center in the Monte Ahuja College of Business offers a bevy of courses taught by industry experts to help keep your skills sharp. Alumni receive a 10% discount, too! Fall courses are starting soon. Sign up today. Read more.

  To See and Do

Based On a True Story & Truppe Fledermaus and the Carnival at the End of the World
Now through October 12
CSU Arts Campus, The Galleries at CSU

GroundWorks - Imagination You Can See
October 25-26
CSU Arts Campus, Allen Theatre Mainstage

Historically Speaking  

We recently whipped our Facebook alumni family into a delightful frenzy when we posted a picture of the former student center, more affectionately known as The Cage. One alumnus even recounted how he met his wife. So tell us: what are your favorite memories from The Cage? Email us at

Like Our Look? Tell us what you'd like added to your monthly enews. We're listening.

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