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September 26, 2013

Viking Tradition scrapbook maps out dynamic college experience

By Alberto Paneccasio

The Cleveland State Student Government and Alumni Association have come together to start a new Viking tradition. They will be releasing a Viking Tradition Book on October 18 in the Student Center. All students are welcome to stop by and pick up a free copy.

An inside look of the Viking Tradition book which will be released October 18th The book is designed to serve as a scrapbook that every student can use to document their time at Cleveland State and cherish the memories later.

The idea for this book was brought up last winter by Allie Dumski, vice president of SGA and Arit Umana of the Alumni Association when the thought of a tradition book would help students share their Viking experiences with fellow Vikings and to create memories and establish strong ties with the university.

The 32-page Cleveland State traditions book is a “to-do” list that all students would participate in throughout their time here at Cleveland State University.

The list reflects the dynamic and engaging nature of the city and campus. These activities include attending athletic events, seeing music and theatre productions, visiting Cleveland museums and restaurants and utilizing Cleveland State services.

“We are very excited to launch the Viking Traditions Book. We hope this book will spark campus pride and excitement and become a tradition itself,” said Allie Dumski, vice president of Student Government Association here at Cleveland State. “By completing the book, students can be sure that they have truly experienced Cleveland State University and have a memory keepsake to prove it.”Allie Dumski VP of SGA at CSU

Some other colleges such as Cincinnati have similar books to this one.

The book asks you to complete 50 of the seventy-five things that represent Cleveland State University and Cleveland. If you complete the 50 things you then turn your book into SGA and they verify that you actually completed the 50 items. Once your Viking Tradition book is verified, SGA passes your name to the alumni association to be acknowledged at their graduation party. You get a special cord to wear when you walk as well.

“The book consists of different varieties of things you put in the book such as ticket stubs, signatures, pictures of your time at Cleveland State,” said Dumski, Vice President of SGA.

The book is doable at any stage of your education at Cleveland State, whether you are a senior, freshman or in graduate school. It is never too late to engage.

When the books are released on Oct. 18 you can pick them up anytime in the SGA office at your convenience. The book is free to everyone.

SGA and SAA and the Marketing department helped fund this project.

Drinks and food will be provided on the release date. Come down, meet your new Student Government members and start engaging.