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April eNews 2010

In this photo: Senior guard Kailey Klein takes on Notre Dame in the first round game of the NCAA Tournament. The first round game was the team's second appeareance in the NCAA tournament in the past three years. Although CSU fell 86-58 to the Fighting Irish, Klein led all scorers with 31 points, her ninth career 30-point game. The Vikings' all-time scoring leader, she finishes her storied CSU career with 2,140 points. She recently participated in the Prohoops Free Agent Camp in San Antonio, Texas, in conjunction with NCAA Division I Women's Final Four, leading up to the WNBA draft on April 8. Several player agents, WNBA coaches and scouts were in attendance.

Cure for Cancer?
More than three years ago, CSU’s own Dr. Michael Kalafatis was working on a research project that dated back years prior to that. Along the way, some of his students placed a compound Kalafatis now calls CancerX on human cancer cells in a petri dish. Oddly, it killed the cells. It wasn’t the outcome he had expected. Leukemia, breast, skin, renal, brain and prostate cancer cells — they all died. Most important, the drug didn’t harm surrounding healthy cells. Click here for more on the discovery.
Make plans today to attend the 20th anniversary of CSU's Distinguished Alumni Awards. This year's honorees include: Irene A. Holyk Rennillo, JD ’83; Tanisha R. Briley, MPA ’05; Saji T. Daniel, BBA ’90; David M. Paris, JD ’78; Catherine S. Koppelman, BSN ‘78; Miriam Solomon Plax, BA ’75; Terrence V. Zuk, BSIET ’64; Dr. David G. Watterson Jr., MA ’72 and John J. Boyle III, MUPDD ’02.
Professor Anton Komar

CSU Professor Awarded Prestigious Research Grant

The Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP), a leader in promoting world-scale research in the life sciences, has awarded CSU Professor Anton Komar and members of his international team a three-year/ $900,000 research grant to gain a better understanding of the causes of many human diseases such as Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease. Click here for more.

Professor Anton Komar

Big Hopes for Men's Basketball

Though the men's basketball team endured a tough season this year, the Plain Dealer is predicting that next season's team will be a leading contender for the Horizon League title. Click here for more.

Young BusinessmanCenter for Educational Leadership

CSU's Center for Educational Leadership offers innovative principal licensure, master's degree and leadership development programs for inspired educational leaders. Programs, which will begin in the fall, are offered in a cohort model and delivered online and on weekends to accommodate the working professional. Click here for more information.


Stock Market

Engaged Learning in Action

The Nance College of Business Viking Student Managed Investment Fund, managed by CSU finance students, won first place in the category of growth strategy among graduate-level teams at the national Redefining Investment Strategy Education conference. Click here for more.

Win an iPod Touch!

Here's your chance to win an iPod Touch, courtesy of the CSU Alumni Association. Head on over to Facebook for more information about the contest.
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Visit the complete alumni events calendar here.

TGIF Alumni Night Out!
Friday, April 16, 5:30 p.m.
Bier Market, 1948 West 25th Street


State of Fenn College Address & The Order of the Engineer Steel Ring Induction Ceremony
Friday, April 16, 6:00 p.m.
Waetjen Auditorium, 2001 Euclid Avenue


Business Alumni Cocktail Reception
Thursday, April 22, 6:00 p.m.
Diebold, Incorporated
5995 Mayfair Road, North Canton


Design-a-Life Conference
Friday, April 23, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cole Center for Continuing Education
3100 Chester Avenue


Do-Gooder Day
Saturday, April 24, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Day begins in Levin College of Urban Affairs Atrium


College of Science Research Day
Friday, April 30
Physical Education Building Lobby and Fenn Tower Panel Hall


Jazz & Blues
Friday, May 7, 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
The Hermit Club, 1629 Dodge Court
$60 (includes dinner, cash bar, and entertainment by the Hermit Club Jazz Band)

Second-Annual CSU Alumni Association Graduation Party
Thursday, May 13, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Plaza outside Main Classroom and Rhodes Tower


Diversity Management Conference
Friday, May 14, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Levin College of Urban Affairs


20th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards
Saturday, June 5, 5:00 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center 9801 Carnegie Avenue
Tickets are $65 each.

Serve your Alma Mater through your Alumni Association

Nominations accepted for positions on the 2010 - 2013 CSU Alumni Association Board of Directors and committees. Questions? Contact Carolyn Champion-Sloan at 216.687.2078 or alumassoc@csuohio.edu for more details.
Vikings in Italy
Jeff and Robin Tami, B.S. '93, on the way down from a mountain hike in Italy.

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