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

November 2016


Do ghosts inhabit Mather Mansion?

Years ago a member of the grounds crew had to pay a visit to Mather Mansion because something had set the motion sensors off at 2:00 a.m. As he walked the building, he claims the elevator inexplicably began operating and he heard glasses clinking, people laughing and music wafting through the halls. He was the only one in the house. After leaving, he swore he'd never return. Read more >>


We're making room in our trophy case

The CSU Alumni Association will receive Gold, Silver and Bronze awards at the upcoming Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District V Conference in December for outstanding programs and publications. Read more >>

Engineering Groundbreaking

President Berkman delivers State of University address

"When I look at Cleveland State University today, I see a university redefining higher education by boldly embracing new ways of thinking, but the path forward will not be without significant challenges," Berkman said. Watch the address in its entirety >>

Gene research continues to blaze new trails

Since its inception, CSU's Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease has become one of the leading gene research centers in the country. Read more >>


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Making Cleveland shine

Valarie McCall's grandmother taught her that being a good citizen meant being involved and giving back. She's done that and more as chief of government and international affairs for the city of Cleveland. Read more >>


Two alumni honored for professional achievements

A partner with one of Cleveland's top law firms and a veteran journalist join the fast growing list of exceptional, noteworthy graduates. Read more >>

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Add Viking gear to your holiday shopping list

The Alumni Association offers a variety of Viking merchandise including: custom apparel, hand-crafted chairs, license plates, diploma frames, and much more. Read more >>

TEDxClevelandStateUniversity alumni speakers

TEDxClevelandStateUniversity captivates, inspires

From embracing passions to breaking barriers, this year's TEDx event left an enraptured crowd full of hope and courage. Read what people had to say. >>

  From the Executive Director

Brian's Corner: Pass the Gravy...and Say Thanks

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and many of you (like me) will be spending time with family and friends watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, cheering on a football team, eating, eating and eating more, discussing current events, and arguing about politics! Read more >>

Top Headlines

CSU, Campus International School nationally recognized for innovation in Urban Education

College of Sciences and Health Professions Dean receives Excellence in Mentoring award

Master's Program in Diversity Management celebrates 20 years

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Kick off the season of giving with Giving Tuesday

There is less than 2 weeks until #GivingTuesday. Consider supporting Cleveland State University on this international day of giving. Share your Viking Pride with your friends and family and help us reach our goal of $10,000 as we officially kick off the season of giving.

Viking Volunteers program has officially launched

The CSU Alumni Association has partnered with HandsOn NEO to offer volunteer opportunities for alums throughout the year, and we will offer additional opportunities on campus. Keep an eye on your inbox for upcoming ways to volunteer in our community. Learn more.

CSU debuts new research magazine

The publication highlights accomplishments in genetic science, STEM education, urban policy and the arts & humanities. Read more.

CSU Viking Travelers

If you've always dreamed of seeing the world and leaving all of the hassles of planning to someone else, now is the time. Start planning now for trips in 2017. Read more.

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The Nutcracker with the Cleveland Orchestra

December 1

People's Art Show

People's Art Show

Through December 8

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