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September 2009


The Transformation Continues...

Work began last week on a $65 million project that eventually will include five dorms and a 300-car parking garage at East 24th Street, between Euclid and Prospect avenues. When done, a total of 1,400 students will be able to live on campus. "Students who live on campus take more courses, make more steady progress towards their degree, become more engaged in the life of the campus and ultimately become stronger alums," President Ronald Berkman said. More...


CSU Professor's Scientific Study Takes Flight with NASA

For the last eight years, NASA has seen a significant reduction in federal funding for conducting scientific experiments in outer space. But recently the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery took six experiments to the International Space Station Freedom's U.S. Laboratory Module Destiny for low gravity experiments to be conducted by astronauts aboard, and CSU engineering professor Surendra Tewari was at the forefront of the U.S. scientific experimentation. More...


Other Top University News

Engineering student, alumnus on CBS News
Alumnus Tom Kotula and engineering student Jon Hauserman converted a sailboat into a solar-powered row boat, embarking on a 2,000-mile journey from Cleveland to the Florida Keys. More...

Two Students Bring Rooftop Garden to Life
The garden is one of only a handful in Cleveland. More...




Men's, Women's Basketball Heading to Mexico and So Can You

CSU's menís and womenís basketball teams will head to Cancun, Mexico the week of Thanksgiving. The Viking men will participate in the Cancun Challenge on Nov. 24 and 25, and the Viking women will play in the Caribbean Challenge on Nov. 26 and 27, both at the Moon Palace Resort. Seating is limited for this exclusive event, and all fans must book travel packages through Triple Crown Sports for admission into games. For travel packages and information, contact Melissa Koza at 970.672.0567 or Melissa@triplecrownsports.com or visit the website at www.cancunchallenge.net.


Alumni Offers

New Professional Development Programs Offered by Continuing Education
New certificate programs: Operations Management and Six Sigma-Green Belt. Courses: Business Analysis, Project Management, Computer and IT. Online courses available. Scholarships also available. Active alumni receive 15% discount on most. Call 216.687.2144 or visit www.csuohio.edu/ce/index.html.

Advantage Zone
Northeast Ohio alumni now have access to an exclusive discount program. More...


Class Notes

Our next issue of Perspective is well under way and we need your class notes submissions for publication. Send all career announcements to b.chudzik@csuohio.edu.


Vikings Are Everywhere

Have pictures from your wedding or pictures of a future Viking? The Viking Nation is everywhere, and we want to see where you've been.

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.

*Alumni Affairs has the right to edit all submitted material. There is no guarantee that submissions will be used.


Upcoming Events

Visit the complete alumni events calendar here.

Seventh Annual Women's Basketball Golf Outing
Friday, September 11
Bunker Hill Golf Course
8:00 a.m.

HPERD Golf Fundraiser
Sunday, September 13
Cherokee Hills Golf Course
10:00 a.m.

College of Science Fifth Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, September 16
College of Science Atrium
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

TGIF Alumni Night Out!
Friday, September 18
Winking Lizard — Lakewood, OH
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Life 101: Dress for Success
Thursday, September 24
Banana Republic — Crocker Park
6:00 Ė 8:00 p.m

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