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October 2009

CSU Inaugurates Sixth President: Dr. Ronald M. Berkman


The inauguration of Dr. Ronald M. Berkman, CSU's sixth president, was one that pointed to the promise of the future for the university as well as its place in the City of Cleveland, where revival, restoration and resurgence, he said, are inevitable. "I don't love cities despite their problems. I love cities because of their problems. In overcoming obstacles that seem insurmountable they display a nobility and courage in the face of diversity that I find inspiring. Do your worst; you can knock a great city to its knees, but it always staggers back to its feet," Berkman said in his address, highlighting his thoughts about urban education and his plans for CSU. Click here to watch the ceremony and find out more about what he has in store for the university.

CSU Wins Crain's Cleveland Business Emerald Award

Emerald Award Energy-friendly renovations and construction position the university to save $60 million over the next ten years. Of sustainability, Jack Boyle, VP of Business Affairs and Finance said: "It's the right thing to do, environmentally, and I think our students are going to demand it." Boyle added that the cost-savings benefit make all of the university's work "a win-win-win situation." Click here to watch more.

Other Top University News

Cleveland Skyline CSU, Cleveland Partner to Train City Employees
The Cleveland Management Academy builds a bridge between higher education and the delivery of exceptional public service to the residents and stakeholders of the City of Cleveland. More

Swimming Alumni Support Makes New Swimming Scoreboard A Reality
In just under a year, over $120,000 has been raised through private gifts, allowing for the purchase of the new scoreboard. More

Alumni Speaker Series:
Taking the Pain Out of Workplace Communications

Thursday, November 5, 6:00 p.m.
InterContinental Hotel, 9801 Carnegie Avenue

Join Phil Stella, of Effective Training and Communication, Inc., and fellow CSU Alumni to learn the best approaches and tips for communicating in the workplace, all while enjoying great appetizers and beverages. Stella has over 25 years of experience in helping thousands of business people become more competent, credible and confident when they present, network, train, write or interact with colleagues and customers. Cost is $20 per person. Includes light food, valet parking. Cash bar will be available. For reservations, contact Alumni Affairs at 216.687.2078.

Election of New Board Directors for CSU Alumni Association

All alumni are automatically members of the CSU Alumni Association. Click here to view and vote for the slate of 2009-10 directors. You are invited to become active in the alumni organization by voting and participating in events and activities — on-line, On The Road, About Town and college/chapter programs. You are a VIKING 4 LIFE!

If you would like to hold a Viking 4 Life party or gathering in your city, please contact the Alumni Affairs Department at alumassoc@csuohio.edu.

Exclusive Alumni Benefits

Discount for Great Lakes Theater Festival Tickets
Experience great theater at the Hanna Theatre. CSU Alumni save up to 38 percent off tickets to GLTF’s entire season! Select from a variety of seating options that range from traditional seats and private balcony boxes to bar stools and banquette couches at the revolutionary new Hanna. Treat yourself to an intimate night out for two or create an engaging family outing. Click here to access your promotional code.

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

Vikings Are Everywhere

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 for event details. Call 216.687.2078 for information about any of the following.

Make a Difference Day
Saturday, October 24
Main Classroom Atrium
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fall Career Fair
Friday, October 30
Woodling Gym
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Alumni Speaker Series: Taking the Pain Out of Workplace Communications
Phil Stella, Speaker

Thursday, November 5
InterContinental Hotel
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
$20 per person

Engineering Speaker Series - “What you can do with an engineering degree?"
Thursday, November 12
Stilwell Room
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

TGIF Alumni Night Out
Friday, November 20
Location: TBA
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Alumni Speaker Series: Personal Sustainability
David Cowen, '79, Speaker

Thursday, December 3
Doubletree Hotel
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
$20 per person

On the Road with the Vikings Bustrip
Saturday, December 5
CSU vs. Detroit Titans, Detrioit, Michigian
Game Tip Off – 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Post-game alumni party at Rosie O'Grady's
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
$35 per person

Alumni Night at the Q
Tuesday, December 15
Quicken Loans Arena
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
$30 per person (includes Shaq bobblehead, limited supply)

On the Road with the Vikings Bustrip
Tuesday, December 22
CSU vs. The Ohio State Buckeyes, Columbus, OH
Tailgate Party in Schottenstein Center – 6:30 p.m.
Game Tip Off - 8:30 p.m.
$25 per person

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