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What's the Price of Eternal Damnation?

Walking past picket signs that threaten damnation, bewildered Beck Center for the Arts patrons heading to Lakewood's Detroit Avenue Theater are left to wonder whether the irreverent comedy on the inside is worth the abuse faced on the outside.
Directed by Scott Spence, “Jerry Springer: The Opera” tells the story of a particularly difficult day of taping the titular character's syndicated television show. After dealing with deviant guests including a feuding foursome, a diapered fetishist and dancing Ku Klux Klansmen, Springer finds himself in Hell to patch up the long-standing feud between Satan and Jesus.

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Learning About Culture Through Food: Annia Ciezadlo Writes About Love, War, and Food in the Middle East in her New Book "Day of Honey"

The Center for International Services & Programs organized a free lecture by Annia Ciezadlo, an American journalist and the author of Day of Honey, on March 3. Ciezadlo talked about her career as a journalist who reported on the daily lives of the people living in the war zone. Day of Honey was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as one of the top 15 books to read in February. The main themes of the book are love, war and food.
Ciezadlo, who grew up in the Midwest, and her Lebanese husband, who grew up in New York, moved to Beirut and Baghdad to cover the war as reporters. Ciezadlo covered the events, people, culture and food in the Middle East.

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'Eye-catching' CSU Engage Poster Wins Award

The University Marketing Department was recently awarded the ADDY award for its widely acclaimed CSU Engage project campaign. The ADDY awards are given each year by the American Advertising Federation’s, Cleveland Chapter.
CSU, under the leadership of Rob Spademan, assistant vice president for marketing and admissions, teamed up with a local ad agency called Flourish, to create the CSU Engage poster campaign, which won the 2011 Best of Show trophy.

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Say Cheese: CSU Photographer Bites Into the Juicy Action of Food Eating Contests


If you have not heard of Scott Bickel you are not alone.
Bickel boasts the same credential as Cleveland State University point guard Norris Cole and Browns running back Peyton Hillis on Cleveland Magazine’s Most Interesting People 2011 list. If you have seen Bickel, however, thCleatsat may be due to the efforts of CSU’s Tony Carter.
By day, you can find Carter at work as website manager and secretary in the Deans Office of the College of Sciences and Health Professions. Known around the office and by his peers as “T-Fiz,” his position allows the 34-year old Bedford Heights native to practice his knowledge of web design and incorporate his creativity as a photographer for the university.

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Nutrition on Campus: Eat Here, Not There


Once upon a time, Cleveland State had a glorious University Center complete with a food court and even a full service Subway. Now, CSU has revamped that idea into the glory that is the Student Center, consisting of seven different eating venues, including a brand new Quizno’s location. Uno 3
With these options, one might consider it a difficult feat for students to eat anything but healthy. This is especially true, considering the fresh options of salad greens and tasty tofu offered at places like Chop’d & Wrap’d. While once off-campus commuters may have taken to brown bagging it, such changes to CSU dining have changed their take on college food.
“I never really ate on campus before,” says Stefan Bobic, a senior and commuter at CSU. “But now I always get my lunches and snacks in the Student Center.”

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"Live Well Be Well" Panel Discusses Financial Stress

Cleveland-Marshall Colege of Law Holds Panel Discussion to Provide Students with Insight on how to Deal with Both the Financial and Academic Stresses that Accompany Law School

Live Well Be Well, a motto Cleveland- Marshall Law School wants to promote to law students. Two years ago, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association formed a Mental Health Task Force to help students deal with stress while in school and prepare for a career in law. Starting in January, three panel sessions have been presented to conclude with the April Live Well Be Well Fair. Monday Feb. 28 was the last panel session titled Law School Finance and Debt Management. “This was the best [turn out] so far,” said Valissa Turner, manager of Student Affairs, “the second session had about 10 and around 20 came the first one.” The spacious Moot Court Room was scattered with law students munching on pizza listening to the panelist discuss debt and finance management.

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