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May eNews 2010

In this photo: Two friends celebrate the extraordinary accomplishment of graduating at the December 2009 commencement ceremony. This Saturday, May 15, hundreds more will join the ranks of nearly 100,000 CSU graduates throughout the world and relish in their achievement at the Spring 2010 commencement ceremony.

Cathy Koppelman
"As a nursing leader, I have continued to provide care to patients at the bedside by spending scheduled clinical time with nurses. A few years ago, I was with a nurse in Labor & Delivery assisting her in the care of a laboring patient. The patient, her mother and I all had red hair. The obstetrician arrived close to the birth of the baby. He handed me the scissors to cut the umbilical cord referring to me as the grandmother. I hesitated and looked into the eyes of the real grandmother who smiled and nodded in approval stating that she hoped another 'little red head' would soon join the family." - Cathy Koppelman, BSN '78

Catch this and more funny moments from our Distinguished Alumni Award recipients on Saturday, June 5 at 5:00 p.m. Koppelman, chief nursing officer at University Hospitals and Case Medical Center, will be among those honored at the award ceremony's 20th anniversary celebration. Tickets are $65 each. Click here for more information.
Meet Kristen

During the month of May, CSU is looking for 1,000 donors to help people just like Kristen. Click the link to meet her. We hope you'll consider being a donor. $5 is all it takes. Become a donor today.
Law Student

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Students Reach 90 Percent Bar Passage Rate

The bar passage rate for first-time test takers from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University in February hit 90 percent, according to recently released results. Click here for more.

Boy Holding Globe

Campus International School Launches at CSU

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Cleveland State University announced a collaborative project to launch an on-campus kindergarten-through-12th grade school with a curriculum that is globally recognized for culture, innovation and high standards Click here for more.

Medical Student

CSU Getting Closer to Hosting Medical Students

CSU President Ronald Berkman said the plan is for about 35 students from CSU - and interested students from other feeder colleges -- to spend half of their time in Cleveland working toward medical degrees through the urban-focused program. Click here for more.

John ParryCSU Names Interim Athletic Director

CSU has named John Parry as interim athletic director. Parry will serve in that role while the University continues its nationwide search to fill the position permanently. Parry was formerly athletic director for Butler University in Indianapolis from 1990 to 2006. Most recently, he has been working as a consultant in Indianapolis for various intercollegiate athletic programs. Click here for more information.

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, May 21, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Becky's, 1762 East 18th Street

C | M | LAW Alumni Association Luncheon
Thursday, May 27, 11:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom, Renaissance Hotel
24 Public Square

Distinguished Alumni Awards 20th Anniversary
Saturday, June 5, 5:00 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel, 9801 Carnegie Ave.

InTribute to the Public Service Award and Scholarship Event
A Salute to Mayor Frank G. Jackson
Tuesday, June 8, 6:00 p.m.
Hanna Theatre, 2067 East 14th Street

About Town East & West: Planning a Successful Retirement with Bette Bonder, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Science
About Town East:
Thursday, June 10, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Cleveland Skating Club
2500 Kemper Road, Shaker Heights

About Town West:
Tuesday, June 15, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Lakewood Country Club
2613 Bradley Road, Westlake
Call 216.687.5205 for more information.

Class Notes

Mary Whelan, MA '88, was recenlty named principal of Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights.

Nenad Stojkovic, BA '09, recently won the FIFA Interactive World Cup in Barcelona, Spain.

Ed Rossman, BA '79, recently received the 2010 Public Librarian Support Award.

John Hausman, MPA '07, recently accepted a position with the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization as Energy Conservation Assistant Program Manager.

William M. Reniff, BS '76, was named vice president for finance and administration at Baldwin-Wallace College.

Magnus Has a License!

Viking License Plate
Ohio license plates bearing the Viking logo and Magnus mascot are now available. The cost of the distinctive Cleveland State plate is your annual renewal fee plus an additional $35. But $25 of the added charge comes directly back to the University and will be used to support student scholarships. For information, visit www.bmv.ohio.gov.
Vikings in Paris
Santos Diaz, BS '95, with his wife, Yanire Diaz, in Paris, France

Send Alumni Affairs pictures of yourself or a group of fellow Vikings in different places around the world. Also submit pictures of your days at CSU and tell us your Viking memories. Please submit all photographs with the city, state and/or country in which they are taken to alumassoc@csuohio.edu.

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