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June/July eNews 2010

In this photo: The 20th Anniversary of CSU Distinguished Alumni Awards was held on Saturday, June 5 at the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center. First row, L-R: Catherine S. Koppelman, BSN '78, Tanisha R. Briley, MPA '05, Miriam Solomon Plax, BA '75, Irene A. Holyk Rennillo, JD '83, David M. Paris, JD '78. Second row, L-R: David Sobochan, BBA '00 (President-Elect, CSU Alumni Association), John J. Boyle III, MUPDD '02, CSU President Ronald M. Berkman, Saji T. Daniel, BBA '90, Christopher S. Ronayne, MUPDD '97, Terrence V. Zuk, BSIET '64, Dr. David G. Watterson, MA '72, Anthony S. Bakale, BBA '82 (President, CSU Alumni Association). View more of the event here.

Anand Julka Pays it Forward
Anand "Bill" Julka, MIE '74, president and founder of Smart Solutions Inc., thanks CSU to the tune of $6 million. Find out more about the largest single scholarship gift in University's history here.
Law Student

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Leads the Nation in Diversity Efforts

Cleveland-Marshall was chosen for its programs that educate high school and early college students about law school preparation and careers in law. Click here for more.

Tillman Scholarship Recipients

Two Cleveland State Students Awarded Tillman Military Scholarships

The two are among 60 military veterans, active servicemen and their dependents chosen this year from a pool of more than 1,500 applicants. Click here for more.

Dramatic Arts and Dance Programs Merge

The Dramatic Arts Program and the Dance Program are now officially the Department of Theatre and Dance within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS). Dr. Michael Mauldin is the interim chair for the department, and Lynn Deering is the director of dance. The dance program had been located in the College of Education and Human Services. The change increases the opportunities for collaboration and diverse productions in the fine arts programs.

College of Science Changes Name

The College of Science is now officially the College of Sciences and Health Professions, and the Department of Health Sciences, within the College, is now the School of Health Sciences. The change allows for better marketing and promotion of the College's numerous health programs.

Vikings in Hollywood

Vikings in Hollywood

From left to right: Janelle Miktuk, BA '07, Matthew Parker, BA '08, Jessica Marie Sutherland, BA '06, Traci D. Nickerson, BA '07, Kevin Bogart, BA '07

Jessica Marie Sutherland, BA '06, who recently graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Screen and Television from the School of Cinematic Arts, writes, "There are ten recent graduates of the Communication School's film and digital media programs living in Los Angeles, and working in entertainment/attending graduate programs. This picture (above) has just five of us, but we like to think of ourselves as a little alumni group of our own. We all met in film classes at CSU with each other, and now we are making films together out here!"

Send your pictures of you or a group of fellow Vikings in different places around the country and world to alumassoc@csuohio.edu.

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Summer Stages
The Elephant Man
Through August 5

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling so Sad
Through August 6

Through August 8

All performances at CSU Factory Theater, East 24th Street between Chester and Payne Ave.

A Conversation with President Ronald Berkman
Tuesday, July 13, 11:30 a.m.
Corporate Club at Landerhaven
6111 Landerhaven Drive
Mayfield Heights, 44124

Imagination Conference
Tuesday, July 13 Sunday, July 17

Rascal House 30th Anniversary Reunion
Saturday, July 17, 2:00 p.m.
Rascal House at Euclid and East 21st Street

7th Annual Kate Peterson Abiad Women's Basketball Golf Outing
Friday, August 6, 10:30 a.m.
Bunker Hill Golf Course
3060 Pearl Road
Medina, 44256

Class Notes

Arthur Elkins Jr., JD ’93, was recently confirmed as the new Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency

Kristin Cardinale, BA '92, MEd '94, has written a new book, The 9-to-5 Cure: Work on Your Own Terms and Reinvent Your Life.

Carter Strang, JD '84, was recently named Vice-President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.

Michael Jolic, BA '05, recently received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law.

CSU Education Beyond Graduation

The Division of Continuing Education offers a range of professional development programs. CSU active alumni are eligible for a 15% discount on many courses, with some exceptions. Many professional development programs are online to fit busy schedules or distant locations. Contact Continuing Education about custom training options. View the current catalog here or call 216.687.2144 for a free copy.

Calling all TRIO and Special Studies Alumni

TRIO Alumni are a key factor to the continued success of our programs. Your stories, accomplishments, skills and talents can be a tremendous resource to our students, programs and the TRIO community. If interested in joining the TRIO Alumni group, please click here.

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.
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