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

December 2014 - The Giving Issue

Thanks for giving CSU your time, talent, and attention all year long. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

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L to R: Donors Frank and Barbara Sullivan, Charleyse Pratt, assistant vice president for inclusion and multicultural engagement, President Ronald M. Berkman, donors Jenniffer and Daryl Deckard

Families give $2.3 million to create CSU program for foster care youth

Jenniffer and Daryl Deckard help raise foster kids. Barbara and Frank Sullivan support Fill This House, a group that aids newly emancipated young adults. Together, their inspired and combined gift provides scholarships, support and a new path to success for young adults aging out of foster care.

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Steven and Polly Percy

Endowed professorship advances environmental and energy law

A $500,000 gift from Steven (JD '79) and Polly Percy to CSU's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will create a professorship to support environmental or energy law. Percy is former chairman and CEO of BP America, Inc. Read more

Valedictorian Adam Davenport

Valedictorian Adam Davenport is remaking a Cleveland neighborhood

The December Levin College grad heads up a plan to bring sustainable urban living to the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood. Read more

K-9 Rex supports campus safety

Meet Rex, newest member of our campus safety team! The 15-month old German Shepard was provided to CSU by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, which supplied canines to several other Ohio colleges recently. Learn more about Rex and his new job.

Engineering "elves" adapt toys for kids of all abilities

Imagine the joy a child with physical challenges feels when he can play with toys like any child. Washkewicz College of Engineering students, faculty and alumni hosted their annual toy modification workshop to benefit local children, held in conjunction with RePlay for Kids, a nonprofit group that repairs and modifies toys. Share their story.

Ode to our professors

Talk about giving – catch this 1 ½-minute video about CSU profs who changed the lives of 6 distinguished alumni. Tell us about your fave professor on Facebook!

We can't give it away, but you can: Vikewear is here!

Check out the Viking merchandise -- custom apparel, hand-crafted chairs, license plates, diploma frames, and much more -- at our new online shop. A great gift opp.

  From the Executive Director

Brian's Corner:

It's the end of another calendar year and my mailbox is flooded with sales circulars, solicitations from charities, notices from vendors I've long forgotten, cards from dear friends and colleagues, and a note here and there from a former student. Read more.

Top Headlines

CSU's mobile AMBA is No. 1 online MBA program in Ohio

CSU marketing students are top 10 finalists in international competition

Chemical engineering seniors win 1st place at national design competition

For CSU Deckard Fellows, Cleveland City Hall is the ultimate Engaged Learning classroom

Keep up with CLASS: Innerlink Newsletter

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CSU is making headlines

CNN. The Wall Street Journal. There's a big buzz about all the goings-on at CSU.

CSU supports fight against Ebola

CSU is partnering with the Liberia Economic Development Initiative to raise funds to send critically needed medical supplies to Liberia to fight the deadly Ebola virus. From 5,000 miles away, we can help.

50th Forum on Feb 3: Healthcare CEOs speak

Save the date for a dynamic discussion with Dr. Toby Cosgrove of the Cleveland Clinic, Tom Zenty of University Hospitals, and Dr. Akram Boutros of MetroHealth. Register now: 216.687.5045

Still time to order your Rascal House brick!

It's a stocking stuffer trifecta: thrill the CSU alum on your list, support scholarships, AND get a free pizza! Certificate of authenticity included. Order here.

Holiday Hoops
Sunday, December 21
Celebrate the holidays with the Viking family and spread good cheer by cheering on the Men's basketball team. Let's Rein(deer) on San Francisco's holiday parade with a Viking win! It's a family Holiday, fun day! Kids can enjoy the CedarPoint KidZone featuring inflatables, a balloon artist, magician, and more.

Alumni Night at the Q
Wednesday, February 11
Quicken Loans Arena
Like us on Facebook and enter our ticket lottery for a chance to purchase seats for the Cavs vs. Miami Heat game. Tickets cost $81 and are in section 214, which includes the all-you-can-eat buffet (hot dogs, nachos, cookies, water and soda). There are only 20 sets of tickets available to alumni for this game.

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CSU hosts marathon
Runners line up in front of the Corlett Building on Euclid Avenue for the start of the 1982 Revco Cleveland Marathon. CSU was the host site for the Revco Cleveland Marathon and CVS Cleveland Marathon from 1978 to 2002. The event was ranked as one of top 25 road races in the country. For more moments like this from our 50-year history, visit our special 50th anniversary website.

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