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

November 2013 - The Thankful Issue

Alma Matters

L to R: CSU President Ronald Berkman, Patsy Bilbao-Berkman, Pamela Washkewicz and Donald Washkewicz

Thank you Don, Pamela and Parker Hannifin

A $10 million gift to transform our Engineering college into one of the strongest in the country has us feeling mighty grateful. Read more about the Washkewicz family of CSU grads and what their generosity means to students.

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In pursuit of happiness

Lisa Ryan, BBA '95, MBA '98, took the loss of her cushy, six-figure job, turned it into a lesson in gratitude and is now your resident evangelist of thankfulness.

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Need some party patter?
Try these fun facts

Spread some good cheer about CSU this holiday season and never feel conversationally challenged again.
Fun Fact #1: CSU turns 50 next year!

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O hail the Green and White!

CSU's Homecoming was our biggest and best yet! Here's a look back at the fun-filled weekend.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you the happiest of Thanksgivings and a joyous holiday season.

  Top Headlines

Cleveland-Marshall achieves 93% bar passage rate

It's the second highest passage rate among all Ohio law schools!

CSU awarded $1.5 million to develop a better prosthetic leg

New Math Emporium helps students hone math skills with interactive software

Engineering professor Charles Alexander earns prestigious teaching award

MC²STEM High School at CSU celebrates grand opening

Thanks to a $1.25 million gift from KeyBank, CSU and Cleveland Metropolitan School District bring a new high school for STEM students to the CSU campus.

6 Words

What makes you especially thankful this time of year?
Tell us.

Last month's 6 Words: What words of career advice would you give to students?

Participate, connect, study, exercise, nutrition, rest.
Linda Fox, BA '87, MEd '04

6 Words

CSU Theatre and Dance Benefit Shows

A ticket to see the beloved holiday classic A Christmas Story on Thursday, December 5 at The Cleveland Play House will help fund scholarships for CSU theatre and dance students. Learn more.

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College Corner

CSU is gripped by a case of Extreme Smartypants.

With 65 Fulbright faculty, we consistently rank among the nation's top universities for Fulbright scholars. How many were your profs? Find out here.

  College Corner

See a show, thank us later

Your Alumni Association has partnered with PlayhouseSquare to get you exclusive discounts to Broadway shows, comedians, concerts, and more. Be sure to enter the promo code CLETIX.

  To See and Do

Alumni & Friends Day with CSU Basketball
CSU Vikings vs. Akron Zips Saturday, December 7
Wolstein Center

Analog Immigration & Two Minds...One Canvas
Through Saturday, December 7
The Galleries at CSU


In a word, Fat Glenn's, the rathskeller beneath the old Mather Mansion Annex is, well, legendary.

We're curious, though. What exactly are legends made of?

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