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

September 2016

RNC Convention

Homecoming begins this week!

It's our favorite time of the year! Old friends reconnecting, forging new bonds, making new memories. Celebrating alumni achievement and the indomitable Viking spirit. And having a great time with great people. It doesn't get any better. There's still time to make plans to join us for the Homecoming festivities. We're so excited to see you! Read more >>

Homecoming 2016

DAA 2016: Honoring the exceptional

Viking pride runs deep after each year's Distinguished Alumni Awards. And we're looking forward to celebrating some of our best at next week's gala. Include this evening in your Homecoming plans for sure. You'll leave inspired without a doubt. Read more >>


Homecoming 2016

Give back, stay connected and become a Viking Volunteer

No required number of hours to serve, no out-of-pocket costs. All that's needed is your time, talent and wisdom. Read more >>

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Another banner year for CSU alumni

As we begin a new year on campus, filled with unlimited promise, we invite you to learn more about the thousands of alumni and students who engaged with CSUAA to make our past year incredible. Read more >>

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CSU among the best in the nation

Over the last year, CSU has received significant national recognition for its continued efforts to raise academic standards, enhance its research enterprise, reduce student debt and improve graduation rates. Read more >>

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President Obama awards alumna prestigious honor for excellence in teaching

Amy Roediger, a graduate of Cleveland State University's College of Education and Human Services, was one of 213 honorees who received their awards earlier this month at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Read more >> Photo of Marilyn Tobocman

Class of 2020: the largest freshman class in CSU's history

Students frequently cite CSU's urban setting, connectivity with the community and affordability as key reasons for choosing the university. Read more >>

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Former basketball great Clinton Ransey back on campus, making good on a promise

When Ransey left CSU to pursue a career in professional basketball, he was 32 credit hours shy of graduating. Now, he's back to finish what he started. Read more >>

  From the Executive Director

Brian's Corner:

Fighter jets, hard hats, and an enthusiastic freshman class signal the start of CSU's 53rd school year. O Hail the Green and White! Read more >>

Top Headlines

Foster care graduates receive full-ride scholarships to Cleveland State


In memoriam: Steve LaTourette

The galleries at CSU celebrate the work of Archie Rand

6 Words

Fascinating Alumni

Halfway through Mark Avsec's first class at Cleveland State University, he stood up and walked out. "I said, 'This is not me. I have other things I want to do and now is the time,' " he recalls.

Fascinating Alumni - Evan Morse

The 18-year-old set out to launch a music career that saw him writing more than 500 songs and producing and playing keyboard for musicians like Bon Jovi, Carlos Santana and Wild Cherry. Read more and then hear more from Avsec when he presents at TEDxClevelandStateUniversity on October 21.


Cleveland Indians
Viking Days: Indians vs. White Sox

September 24
Progressive Field

Passport Cleveland: Courthouse Tour - image of inside of courthouse
Passport Cleveland: Cuyahoga County Courthouse Tour

October 7

Passport Cleveland: Courthouse Tour - image of inside of courthouse
Alumni College About Town: Media and (Mis)information in the 2016 presidential election

October 14

Passport Cleveland: Courthouse Tour - image of inside of courthouse
Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions

October 19

Passport Cleveland: Courthouse Tour - image of inside of courthouse
TEDxClevelandStateUniversity: Reality Shifts

October 21

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Passport Cleveland: Mather Mansion Ghost Hunting

October 25

Cedar Point

Passport Cleveland: The Nutcracker with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Pennsylvania Ballet

December 1

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