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

October/November 2014

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What will the next 50 bring? Join us for a talk on CSU's future

What might college life look like in 2025? 2045? Join past presidents Claire Van Ummersen and Michael Schwartz and current President Ronald M. Berkman on Thursday, Nov. 13 in a discussion of the national challenges and opportunities facing public higher education. It's the first in a series bringing together thought leaders to explore the future of CSU. Get the details.

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Alumnus Brandon Simmons

He sees campus through a new lens

While filming the 50th Anniversary Block Party, multimedia journalist and alumnus Brandon Simmons opened his own eyes to the many changes on campus. Share his story.

$1.4 million gift from Medical Mutual promotes varsity programs and community wellness

The generous gift allows CSU to create an all-season tennis facility for our varsity tennis teams and the public – the only indoor facility of its kind downtown. Read on about Medical Mutual's student support through scholarships and internships.

Meet our new staff

Emily Cole and John McCreery are busy creating new programs and volunteer opportunities for alumni in each College. Find out what they've got planned for you!

Chief Mitchell remembered

Chief of Police Lester D. Mitchell kept us safe for 28 years. Following his recent death, the campus and fellow officers celebrated the wisdom, strength and unwavering service of our fellow alum (Master of Public Administration, '92). Take a look back.

In good company

It's hard to number the lives touched by the generosity of our donors. We can be sure, though, that the impact is profound. Our recent Donor Recognition event celebrated those who have given to support our students and this great University. Take a look back at the event. We had a great time.

  From the Executive Director

Brian's Corner:

Now is the prime season for colleges across the country to do their fall recruiting and we believe alumni can play an important role in this area. Read more.

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A new pathway for nursing careers

Federal grant to fund new Arabic major

Health disparities are focus of national conference at CSU

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Passport goes gold

We're Viking proud that our Passport Cleveland Series won Best New Alumni Program from CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education)! The District V award adds to our international gold award from CASE this summer for Homecoming marketing.

Votes for CSU

Here's a sure campaign winner. College recruiting season is in full swing, and we need your help to welcome in the next Viking class. Join Alumni Volunteer Recruiters and you'll talk to potential students and their parents, help at events, get cool yard art and more. Many high school students try to get their apps in by Thanksgiving, but we need help year 'round.

Fall Visit Day
Saturday, November 1
Join us and find out why CSU is consistently selected as one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report!

Viking Night Out
Thursday, November 20
Market Garden Brewery
An evening of fun, friends, and maybe a little networking. Enjoy free appetizers, drink specials, and giveaways. Call 216.687.2078 for more info.

Passport Cleveland: Winter Wonderland
Wednesday, December 3
Kick off the holiday season with a tour of over 600 nativity scenes displayed at the historic Kirtland Visitors' Center and the Cleveland Botanical Gardens' "Glow."

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Engineering students test concrete canoe
CSU engineering students take to the Natatorium in the Physical Education Building to test their entry in the 1978 annual Great Concrete Canoe Race sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers. For more moments like this from our 50-year history, visit our special 50th anniversary website.

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