Cleveland State University News http://www.csuohio.edu/news/releases/2009/11/14750.html Cleveland State University News en Introducing the May Issue of CSU Research http://www.csuohio.edu/news/introducing-may-issue-csu-research <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Cleveland State University’s Office of Research has released the latest edition of its online newsletter, <em>CSU Research</em>. It includes an article on an Hongxing Ye, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, who has been awarded a grant for his project "Transactive Uncertainty and Flexibility for High Penetration of Semi-dispatchable Renewables in Electricity Markets." <span>It also highlights faculty members </span><span>Maria Kozlowski-Gibson, a certified legal nurse consultant who teaches forensic nursing at the graduate level, and </span><span>assistant professor Joseph Mead, who conducts interdisciplinary and applied research at the intersection of law, policy, and civil society.</span></p> <p>Read the <a href="/research/news/email/newsletter/volume4-issue5.html">newsletter</a>. Learn more about the <a href="/research/research">Office of Research</a> at CSU.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 15 May 2017 14:37:33 +0000 6001047 18661 at http://www.csuohio.edu Dr. Nigamanth Sridhar Appointed Dean of College of Graduate Studies http://www.csuohio.edu/news/dr-nigamanth-sridhar-appointed-dean-college-graduate-studies <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="Dr. Nigamanth Sridhar Appointed Dean of College of Graduate Studies" title="Dr. Nigamanth Sridhar Appointed Dean of College of Graduate Studies" height="390" width="1000" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="1" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/nigamanth.png" /><span>Dr. Nigamanth Sridhar has been appointed dean of the College of Graduate Studies at Cleveland State University. His new position will be effective August 1, 2017.</span></p> <p>Dr. Sridhar is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in CSU’s Washkewicz College of Engineering. He is also president of the CSU Faculty Senate and associate director of the CSU Transportation Center.</p> <p>Since joining CSU in 2004, he has served the University in various capacities and made significant contributions to research, teaching, faculty governance and community engagement. His outstanding accomplishments in research and teaching were recognized by the prestigious NSF Early Career Award in 2008. Currently, he is playing a crucial role in CSU’s joint efforts with Case Western Reserve University on the Northeast Ohio Internet of Things Collaborative and the national CS for All effort to enhance computer science education in K-12 schools.</p> <p>Dr. Sridhar received his Ph.D. in 2004 and M.S. degree in 2000, both in Computer Science and Engineering from the Ohio State University. </p></div></div></div> Fri, 12 May 2017 13:47:01 +0000 2594392 18655 at http://www.csuohio.edu Deadline for CSU Survey on Race Relations and Diversity Is May 10 http://www.csuohio.edu/news/deadline-for-csu-survey-race-relations-and-diversity-may-10 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Cleveland State University students, faculty and staff are encouraged to take the CSU Campus Climate Survey on Race Relations and Diversity.</p> <p>The deadline is Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Surveys submitted before April 18, 2017, need to be completed again.</p> <p>Please check your CSU email account for a survey invitation.</p> <p>At the end of the survey, students will be redirected to a voluntary drawing for:</p> <ul><li>• iPad mini 2 (1 winner)</li> <li>• $200 Visa Card (1 winner)</li> <li>• Greater Cleveland Aquarium tickets (2 tickets per winner — 3 winners)</li> <li>• Amazon Echo Dot (3 winners)</li> <li>• Personalized Cleveland State University jacket (3 winners)</li> </ul><p>Odds of winning depend on the number of entries and are estimated at 11 in 17,000. You need to enter your CSU ID and e-mail address for us to notify you if you win. The contact information is not linked to the main survey to safeguard your privacy.</p> <p>At the end of the survey, faculty and staff will be redirected to a voluntary drawing for:</p> <ul><li>• Amazon Echo Dot (3 winners)</li> <li>• Personalized Cleveland State University jacket (3 winners)</li> </ul><p>Odds of winning depend on the number of entries and are estimated at 6 in 17,000. You need to enter your CSU ID and e-mail address for us to notify you if you win. The contact information is not linked to the main survey to safeguard your privacy.</p> <p>Student, faculty and staff winners will be notified by Friday, May 12, 2017. </p></div></div></div> Fri, 05 May 2017 14:05:46 +0000 2594392 18631 at http://www.csuohio.edu From Hidden to Modern Figures http://www.csuohio.edu/news/from-hidden-modern-figures <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="Hidden Figures" height="373" width="796" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="1" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/HiddenFiguresEvent.jpg" /></p> <p>Cleveland State University and NASA Glenn Research Center will celebrate the legacy of late CSU alumna Annie Easley and other women have played and continue to play a pivotal role in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. CSU and NASA Glenn will host "From Hidden to Modern Figures," which features an educational program, panel discussion and movie screening, on campus this Friday, May 5.</p> <p>The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with demonstations by NASA and CSU students in the Architects &amp; Engineers Lounge, an exhibit with NASA Glenn Deputy Chief Dovie Lacy in the Michael Schwartz Library, and a history lesson with CSU's Black Studies Ambassadors in the Mim's African American Cultural Center.</p> <p>Retired NASA Glenn director, Dr. Julian Earls, will moderate a panel discussion in the Glasscock Family Foundation Ballroom at 10 a.m. Panelists include: Dr. Marla <span>Pérez-Davis, deputy director of NASA Glenn; Dr. </span><span>Concha Reid, energy storage specialist at NASA Glenn; and </span>Dr. Lizalyn Smith, aerospace engineer at NASA Glenn. </p> <p>At noon, following the panel discussion, the acclaimed movie "Hidden Figures" will be screened in the Main Classroom Auditorium.</p> <p>The event is free and open to the public.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 02 May 2017 17:47:58 +0000 6001047 18619 at http://www.csuohio.edu Piotr Wilczek Named CSU’s 2017 Commencement Speaker http://www.csuohio.edu/news/piotr-wilczek-named-csu%E2%80%99s-2017-commencement-speaker <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p align="center"><em>Noted scholar and diplomat currently serves as Polish Ambassador to the U.S.</em></p> <p>Piotr Wilczek, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the United States, will be the 2017 afternoon commencement speaker for Cleveland State University. Wilczek is a noted author, literary translator and expert in comparative literature who has also earned significant notice for his efforts to enhance cultural understanding and educational exchange between Poland and the United States.</p> <p>“Piotr Wilczek is a leading public intellectual and dedicated international activist who has spent his academic and diplomatic career working to improve relations between the United States and Poland,” says Ronald M. Berkman, President of CSU. “We are honored to have him serve as our 2017 commencement speaker.”</p> <p>Wilczek, who was appointed Ambassador in 2016 by the President of Poland, has authored or edited 22 books and is considered one of the foremost international experts on Polish literature and culture. Prior to being named Ambassador, he served as professor and director of the doctoral studies program in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Warsaw and previously served as head of the College. He was also an active member of the Warsaw-based non-partisan American Study Group at the Polish Institute of International Affairs, and served as representative in Poland of the New York-based Kosciuszko Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to educational, cultural, and artistic exchange between the United States and Poland.</p> <p>Wilczek served as a visiting professor in CSU’s Polish Studies program in 2012 and has also held visiting faculty appointments at Rice University, the University of Illinois and Boston College.</p> <p>Cleveland State’s 2017 spring commencement ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 13 at the Bert L. &amp; Iris S. Wolstein Center on the CSU campus.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:56:29 +0000 6000933 18569 at http://www.csuohio.edu Introducing the April Issue of CSU Research http://www.csuohio.edu/news/introducing-april-issue-csu-research <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Cleveland State University’s Office of Research has released the latest edition of its online newsletter, CSU Research. It includes a feature on a new Department of Agriculture grant awarded to CSU Professors Parthasarathy Srinivasan, Dan Munther and Chandra Kothapalli that will fund research to reduce outbreaks of foodborne illness. The issue also highlights the work of mathematics scholar Shawn Ryan and composer Andrew Rindfleisch, while also announcing a new technology acceleration fund created in partnership with Kent State University. Read the <a href="/research/news/email/newsletter/volume4-issue4.html" target="_blank">newsletter</a>. Learn more about the <a href="/research">Office of Research</a> at CSU.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:14:22 +0000 6001047 18531 at http://www.csuohio.edu A Message to the Campus Community http://www.csuohio.edu/news/message-campus-community <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Cleveland State University values diversity, inclusion and its proud history of making our campus welcoming to everyone. Diversity of backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints on campus strengthens the intellectual life of our institution, enhances academic innovation and enables us to produce better leaders. Transgender students, staff, faculty and colleagues are a valued contribution to our campus.</p> <p>CSU is committed to supporting and protecting transgender people on campus. Among other things, this commitment means that members of our community are free to use a restroom that aligns with their gender identity. Gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation are all protected under the University’s Discrimination/Harassment Policy. The CSU Office for Institutional Equity (OIE) vigorously enforces this Policy by investigating and resolving complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment and sexual violence. Information about OIE can be found here: <a href="/institutional-equity/institutional-equity" target="_blank">http://www.csuohio.edu/institutional-equity/institutional-equity</a>. OIE is located in Room 236 of the Administration Center, 2300 Euclid Avenue, and can be reached by telephone at: 216-687-2223.</p> <p>CSU campus partners work to ensure that our community fosters safety, civility and respect, and support, including through counseling and confidential resources, those in need. A list of these partners is available here: <a href="/titleix/sexual-violence-resources" target="_blank">http://www.csuohio.edu/titleix/sexual-violence-resources</a>.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:46:58 +0000 6001031 18506 at http://www.csuohio.edu An Important Message from President Ronald M. Berkman http://www.csuohio.edu/news/important-message-from-president-ronald-m-berkman <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="Office of the President" height="150" width="796" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="1" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/prez_statement_header.png" /></p> <p><strong>April 21, 2017 </strong></p> <p>As part of Cleveland State University’s ongoing efforts in response to hateful statements by individuals affiliated with CSU that recently came to light, please allow me to share with you this update.</p> <p>Through a third party, we learned on April 6 of tweets containing hateful statements, posted over a five-year span from the personal social media accounts of individuals identified as CSU students. These offensive tweets ran counter to the spirit of inclusiveness that is central to the identity of our campus community.</p> <p>An internal investigation into this matter was launched immediately. We determined that several of the individuals responsible for the tweets are not CSU students, and that several others graduated and are no longer affiliated with CSU.</p> <p>We also verified the involvement of several current CSU students. Beginning last week, we initiated a series of individual meetings with each student to address the issue. To date, these conversations have been productive. Our goal is to speak with every student involved, and we seek to finish these meetings in the coming week.</p> <p>In addition to these meetings, we convened a group of key student organizations to discuss potential opportunities for improving campus dialogue and enhancing a safe and supportive environment for all. In consort with these student organizations, we are planning a broader campus event for the fall, to address civility and inclusion.</p> <p>CSU is committed to an open and diverse campus community in which all individuals feel included and respected. We will continue to proactively monitor and address hateful speech that runs counter to the values of this institution.</p> <p>Sincerely, </p> <p>Ronald M. Berkman<br /><em>President</em><br /><em>Cleveland State University</em></p> <hr /><p><strong>April 14, 2017</strong></p> <p>In follow up to my statement last week, I want to update the campus community on our response to the posting of tweets by a third party containing hateful statements by individuals affiliated with Cleveland State University.</p> <p><span>Upon verification of student records, we learned that several of the individuals identified in the tweets are not CSU students and several more have graduated and left CSU. For the students who are currently enrolled, the university has begun a series of individual meetings with each student identified to address the issue. To date, these meetings have resulted in constructive conversations, and we will continue them until we have spoken to every student involved.</span></p> <p>We also convened a group of affected student organizations on April 7, which identified potential opportunities to improve campus dialogue and enhance a safe and supportive environment for all. Further outcomes from these meetings will be shared with the campus community when complete.</p> <p>I would like to reiterate that CSU is committed to an open and diverse campus community in which all individuals feel included and respected. CSU will continue to proactively monitor and address hateful speech that runs counter to the values of this institution. </p> <p>Sincerely, </p> <p>Ronald M. Berkman<br /><em>President</em><br /><em>Cleveland State University</em></p> <hr /><p><strong>April 7, 2017</strong></p> <p>We were made aware on April 6 of a third party that posted tweets containing hateful statements from individuals identified as Cleveland State University students. The tweets were posted between 2011 and 2016. While the posts were made from personal social media accounts and are not connected to CSU in any way, we do not condone or tolerate hateful statements under any circumstances on our campus. We are currently evaluating the situation and will take appropriate action to ensure a safe environment for all members of our community. We are committed to an inclusive campus environment that respects the dignity of everyone.</p> <p>Sincerely, </p> <p>Ronald M. Berkman<br /><em>President</em><br /><em>Cleveland State University</em></p> <p> </p></div></div></div> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:42:11 +0000 6001031 18500 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU-Kent State Partnership Accelerates Tech Transfer http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-kent-state-partnership-accelerates-tech-transfer <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>New TeCK Fund made possible by Third Frontier Commission grant</em></p> <p><img alt="CSU-KSU Partnership" height="310" width="796" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="1" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/TechTransfer.jpg" /></p> <p>An innovative new partnership will soon help accelerate the process of bringing faculty innovations to commercial markets in Northeast Ohio and beyond.</p> <p>The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has awarded Cleveland State University and Kent State University a grant to develop a joint technology commercialization and startup fund. The program will give university faculty and startup companies access to an $800,000 fund that will assist in accelerating commercialization of university technology and bringing innovative new products to market.</p> <p>“CSU and Kent State have unique research portfolios that provide significant opportunities for commercialization in a host of fields, from drug development to assistive devices to liquid crystals,” says Jack Kraszewski, Director of the Technology Transfer Office at CSU. “This new fund will accelerate the process for licensing technology while spurring the development of additional technology transfer opportunities with numerous companies across the state.”</p> <p>“This is about getting intellectual property and innovations out of the laboratory and into the marketplace,” notes Stephen Roberts, Director of Technology Commercialization at Kent State. “Universities often do not have ready access to funding for the prototype creation and market research necessary to create successful spin-out companies. This helps fill those gaps.”</p> <p>The hybrid accelerator program — to be called the TeCK Fund — will accept applications from faculty teams investigating opportunities to commercialize research and will also assist in connecting university researchers with potential business partners. Funding of up to $100,000 will be available for individual technology validation projects. This is the first time Third Frontier has awarded funds to a joint university collaborative.</p> <p>“This fund will be a key component of Kent State and CSU’s broader efforts to commercialize more of our inventions and assist in creating jobs and new economic opportunities in Northeast Ohio,” Roberts adds.</p> <p>The Ohio Third Frontier is a technology-based economic development initiative, and is part of the Ohio Development Services Agency. Third Frontier is committed to transforming the state’s economy through the accelerated growth of diverse startup and early stage technology companies.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 14:04:46 +0000 6000933 18465 at http://www.csuohio.edu In Remembrance of Wanda Pinkney 1955-2017 http://www.csuohio.edu/news/in-remembrance-wanda-pinkney-1955-2017 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Cleveland State University mourns the passing of longtime employee Wanda Pinkney, a custodial worker who began working at CSU in 1994. She died suddenly Saturday, March 25.</p> <p>A viewing is set for 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Pernel Jones Funeral Home, 7120 Cedar Avenue, Cleveland. The funeral service for Ms. Pinkney will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at Christian Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2424 East 79th Street, Cleveland.</p> <p>The campus community extends its deepest sympathy to Ms. Pinkney’s family and friends, as well as to her co-workers here at CSU. She will be dearly missed. </p></div></div></div> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:37:20 +0000 2594392 18460 at http://www.csuohio.edu New Grant Will Fund Microgrid Planning Study http://www.csuohio.edu/news/new-grant-will-fund-microgrid-planning-study <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p align="center"><em>Cleveland Foundation to fund CSU, CWRU, County and City collaboration</em></p> <p align="center"><img alt="Microgrid" height="310" width="796" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/microgrid_inline.png" /></p> <p>America is changing its energy delivery systems to become cleaner and more secure, and Cleveland State University will be leading a Cleveland Foundation-funded study to look at how the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County might benefit from this shift. The focus of the initiative will be to examine how microgrids might enable economic development in downtown Cleveland.</p> <p>“The Cleveland Foundation has been a leader in bringing partners together to think differently around energy and how to use our assets and local talent to innovate solutions,” said Ronn Richard, president and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation. “This is another example of collaboration with local partners to advance clean energy as a tool for economic growth and development. Given that no other community has done this to date, this study will help to tease out the possibilities, interest levels, possible costs and impact for our community.”</p> <p>This effort is timely, according to Andrew Thomas who administers the Energy Policy Center for CSU’s Levin College of Urban Affairs, because microgrids will play an increasingly important role in smart city planning.</p> <p>“Society is moving away from the traditional 20th century command and control electricity generation and delivery system toward a new model that uses distributed generation, clean energy and smart grids focused around specific communities and their energy needs,” says Thomas, who will serve as the project leader for the study. “Cleveland, Ohio is positioned to leverage microgrid technology into business growth because of its access to cost-competitive natural gas, the existence of district energy systems and the anticipated large-scale development of offshore wind resources. Armond Budish, county executive of Cuyahoga County, encouraged us to start this planning study as he saw a need for forward thinking on grid resiliency and its economic development benefit.”</p> <p>"We think the next, great work in resiliency for local governments will be around electric, heating, cooling and cyber-secure microgrids that can be protected from severe weather, aging infrastructure problems and intentional and malicious acts of others,” adds Budish. “This grant will help us put together a lot of smart people locally who can help our region drive these developments."</p> <p>“I believe microgrids may provide the potential to be a sustainable solution to help Cleveland meet some key goals in the Climate Action Plan,” notes Frank G. Jackson, mayor of Cleveland.</p> <p>“The City of Cleveland is interested in energy solutions that improve the resiliency of our grid, use cleaner sources of energy, and provide price stability,” adds Matt Gray, chief of sustainability for the city. </p> <p>The Energy Policy Center and Case Western Reserve University’s Great Lakes Energy Institute will collaborate on the project, supported by system engineers from the International Council on Systems Engineering, along with Cuyahoga County, the City of Cleveland and Cleveland-based district energy utilities. The study will seek to understand the likely cost of development, the resulting costs for ratepayers, and the likely interest in participation by businesses, non-profit institutions and residents. While the study will evaluate the potential for microgrid development in Downtown Cleveland, it will also consider other places in Cleveland that have district utilities, such as University Circle.</p> <p>A microgrid is a contained energy system capable of balancing captive supply and demand resources to maintain reliability. It is defined by its function and not its size, and could include one building connected to a solar array or hundreds of buildings connected to numerous energy generation sources. The technology can incorporate multiple distributed energy generation technologies to address changing weather conditions and to meet fluctuating demand, making it more efficient and flexible than traditional systems.</p> <p>"Microgrids are an essential ingredient for a smart and connected city,” adds Alexis Abramson, director of the Great Lakes Energy Institute and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at CWRU. “They enable a robust, optimized, secure and resilient infrastructure, and Cleveland is well-positioned to integrate microgrids into our urban environment."</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:58:02 +0000 6000933 18356 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU Launches Continuing Education Program in Diversity Management http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-launches-continuing-education-program-in-diversity-management <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>21st Century leaders need a combination of smarts, emotional intelligence and cultural competence to address the often complex issues they face while also meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse workforce and clientele. To further assist managers in developing the culturally competent skills necessary to succeed as 21<sup>st</sup> Century leaders, Cleveland State University is launching a new continuing education and professional develop program in diversity management.</p> <p>The initiative will offer a wide range of courses for working professionals including Creating an Engaged Work Culture, Managing Intercultural Conflict and What to do About Unconscious Bias. It builds on CSU’s highly successful Master’s in Diversity Management program, which is one of the only programs in the country combining cultural competence with leadership development and management training to develop culturally competent leaders.</p> <p>“Diversity management and cultural competency have become essential skills that managers in nearly all professions need to have,” says Lisa Gaynier, director of the Master’s in Diversity Management program at CSU. “By adding a continuing education component we can offer additional training and support to leaders in multiple fields, while continuing to enhance understanding of the importance of culture on organizational performance.”</p> <p>Courses are ongoing and are scheduled through 2017. For a complete listing, as well as information on individual CE credits per course, visit <a href="/dmp/CEd">www.csuohio.edu/dmp/CEd</a>.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:37:07 +0000 6000933 18354 at http://www.csuohio.edu Dennis Felton Named Head Coach of Cleveland State Basketball http://www.csuohio.edu/news/dennis-felton-named-head-coach-cleveland-state-basketball <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Three-decade career includes head coaching stints at Georgia and Western Kentucky</em></p> <p><img alt="Dennis Felton" height="448" width="796" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/DF_Article.jpg" /></p> <p>Cleveland State University has appointed Dennis Felton, a coaching veteran with more than 30 years of experience, as the 15th head coach of the CSU men’s basketball program. Felton previously served as the head men's basketball coach at the University of Georgia and Western Kentucky University. He was the assistant head coach at the University of Tulsa for the last three years.</p> <p>Felton will be officially introduced at a press conference at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, March 27 in the CSU Student Center Ballroom, 2121 Euclid Avenue, third floor.</p> <p>"We are very pleased that Dennis Felton will be joining the CSU community and I look forward to cheering on our Vikings as he leads them back to the top of the Horizon League standings," says Ronald M. Berkman, president of CSU.</p> <p>"Dennis Felton has a championship pedigree and has coached and recruited at the highest level," says Mike Thomas, director of athletics at CSU. "He will be an outstanding leader for the student-athletes in our basketball program, on the court, in the classroom and in the community."</p> <p>During his three seasons at Tulsa, the program won 59 games and earned two postseason berths, including an NCAA tournament appearance in 2016. In his first season at Tulsa, Felton helped usher the program’s move up to the American Athletic Conference from Conference USA, as well as a bid to the NIT.</p> <p>At Georgia from 2003-09, Felton led the program to the 2008 SEC tournament title and a berth in the NCAA tournament. As the head coach at Western Kentucky from 1998-03, he led the squad to six straight conference championships and three consecutive NCAA tournament appearances (2001-03), while also having a 100-percent graduation rate.</p> <p>Prior to joining Tulsa, Felton spent four years in the National Basketball Association, including serving as director of pro player personnel for the San Antonio Spurs from 2010 to 2013.</p> <p>“I’m extremely excited to return to the head coaching ranks with this opportunity at Cleveland State University,” Felton said. “I’m grateful to Dr. Berkman and Mike Thomas for the opportunity to lead this program. Cleveland State is an outstanding University that continues to grow in stature on the national landscape. I’m eager to start working with our players to build a championship program and getting out to share my vision of how we plan to partner with the entire community to do special things at Cleveland State.”</p> <p>A star athlete at Surrattsville (Md.) HS in Clinton, Md., Felton played at Prince George's CC in Largo, Md. He completed his athletic and academic careers at Howard University, where he was a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference All-Academic selection. He is a cum laude graduate of Howard (1985) with a degree in radio/television and film production.</p> <p>Felton and his wife, Melanie, have two sons; Jazz and Nile.</p> <p>COACH FELTON INTRODUCTION<br /><span>Date: Monday, March 27, 2017</span><br /><span>Time: 2:00 pm</span><br /><span>Location: CSU Student Center Ballroom (3rd Floor)</span></p> <p>SCHEDULE OF EVENTS<br /><span>CSU President Dr. Ronald M. Berkman remarks, introduction of CSU AD Mike Thomas</span><br /><span>CSU AD Mike Thomas remarks, introduction of Head Coach Dennis Felton</span><br /><span>Head Coach Dennis Felton remarks</span><br /><span>Open media question period for Coach Felton at the podium</span></p></div></div></div> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:58:42 +0000 6001047 18337 at http://www.csuohio.edu Policy Forum Discusses the Politics of Globalization http://www.csuohio.edu/news/policy-forum-discusses-politics-globalization <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Distinguished panel of experts includes former U.S. Ambassador Jennifer Brush</em></p> <p><img alt="Jennifer Brush" height="311" width="796" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/JenniferBrush_Article.jpg" /></p> <p>The increasingly global nature of nearly every aspect of society has had a significant impact on politics and policy, both in the United States and around the world, as evidenced by the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the global reaction to it. To better assess the impact of global politics on local, state, national and international governance, Cleveland State University will host the policy forum “The Impact of Globalization on the World and Cleveland,” Thursday, April 6.</p> <p>The event, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the CSU campus in Fenn Tower, Rm. 303, will feature a distinguished panel of experts who will discuss globalization’s impact on everything from the economy and politics to immigration and the international refugee crisis. Participants will include Ambassador Jennifer Brush, who served as U.S. Chargé D'affaires in both Serbia and Turkmenistan; Danielle Drake, community relations manager for US Together a refugee resettlement agency in Cleveland; Steven Hook, professor of political science at Kent State University and author of <em>U.S. Foreign Policy: The Paradox of World Power</em>; and Kathryn Lavelle, the Ellen and Dixon Long Professor in World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University and author of <em>Legislating International Organization: The U.S. Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank</em>.</p> <p>The forum was conceived and developed by a team of graduate students in the Master of Arts in Global Interactions program within CSU’s Department of Political Science. The team sought to enhance understanding of the changing dynamics of the politics of globalization while engaging key stakeholders to ultimately improve U.S. foreign and domestic policy.</p> <p>“This forum is an excellent example of how the MAGI program combines first class instruction in international relations with opportunities for students to make a difference in the world around them,” adds Neda Zawahri, associate professor of political science at CSU.</p> <p>The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the MAGI program at CSU, visit <a href="/class/political-science/master-political-science-global-interactions">http://www.csuohio.edu/class/political-science/master-political-science-global-interactions</a>.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:54:09 +0000 6000933 18325 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU Team Seeks to Unravel the Mysteries of Aging http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-team-seeks-unravel-mysteries-aging <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Group led by Roman Kondratov receives NIH renewal to further research</em></p> <p><img alt="Aging Research " height="310" width="796" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/aging-research_inline.png" /></p> <p>A research team in Cleveland State University’s <a href="/grhd/grhd">Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease</a> is helping to unravel the mysteries of aging and develop better therapies to address age related illnesses. The team, led by Roman Kondratov, a professor of biological sciences at CSU, has been awarded an R01 renewal grant from the National Institute of Aging, within the National Institutes of Health, to study the impact of diet on the body’s natural circadian rhythms and the master circadian clock that controls them. Data obtained as a result of this study will help to understand the molecular basis of aging and to develop physiological and pharmacological strategies for the treatment and prevention of age-associated diseases.</p> <p>“Over the last decade, research has found that dietary restriction (i.e., reducing calorie intake without malnutrition) is a powerful intervention for increasing longevity in a variety of organisms,” says Kondratov.  “Specifically, calorie restriction may reduce the occurrence of age-associated illnesses, including osteoporosis, and Parkinson’s disease. In contrast, disruption of the body’s natural circadian rhythms through bad diet has been associated with the negative effects of aging on physiology, metabolism, and behavior.”</p> <p>Kondratov and his associates have uncovered biochemical clues to how these opposing mechanisms may function. The team is studying the master circadian clock, located in the hypothalamus region of the brain and modeling how the clock controls and coordinates the function of diverse organs and synchronizes bodily activities with the environment. They are also assessing how varying diet, including both calorie amount and timing of caloric intake, impacts circadian function.</p> <p>“Our previous research indicates that calorie restriction and bad diet disrupt the circadian system and can lead to accelerated aging and a reduced lifespan,” adds Kondratov. “This next study will seek to better understand how dietary changes impact biochemical function and the potential therapies that can be used to correct the negative effects we have documented.”</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:37:43 +0000 6000933 18286 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU Hosts Interprofessional Health Workshop http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-hosts-interprofessional-health-workshop <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p align="center"><em>The We Are the Medicine program helps future health professionals learn to care for others</em></p> <p>We are all healers, to ourselves, each other and the world around us. Whether you are on the path of becoming a health professional, or have been in practice for a long time, “We Are the Medicine” a half day interprofessional workshop sponsored by the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health will provide a focused experience on the essential aspects of supporting patients, especially near the end of life. The event, which will be held Thursday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Cleveland State University Student Center Ballroom at 2121 Euclid Avenue, will help future health professionals view healing from a holistic perspective that draws from the ancient traditions while respecting contemporary science. </p> <p>This interactive, interprofessional program will allow participants to:</p> <ul><li>Reflect on behaviors that respect the total person, including deep listening with self and others,</li> <li>Explore the universal concepts of suffering and spiritual pain,</li> <li>Increase their appreciation of the difficult task of having end-of-life discussions with patients and families via an interactive session with interprofessional colleagues,</li> <li>Review the physical changes that occur during the dying process as well as strategies for symptom management.</li> </ul><p>The session will be facilitated by Dr. Kevin Dieter, medical director of the Hospice of the Western Reserve and clinical associate professor of family medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University; Dr. Cyndi Hovland, assistant professor of social work at Cleveland State; Dr. M. Murray Mayo, assistant professor of nursing at Ursuline College and Lizzy Miles, hospice social worker and facilitator of the Death Cafe Concept.</p> <p>While there is no cost to CSU and NEOMED students and faculty, an RSVP is required to attend. To learn more about the continuing education credits available for this event or to register, visit <a href="/nursing/continuing-education/we-are-medicine">http://www.csuohio.edu/nursing/continuing-education/we-are-medicine</a>.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:41:38 +0000 6000933 18285 at http://www.csuohio.edu Introducing the March Issue of CSU Research http://www.csuohio.edu/news/introducing-march-issue-csu-research <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Cleveland State University’s Office of Research has released the latest edition of its online newsletter, <em>CSU Research</em>. It includes an article on an NIH renewal grant awarded to GRHD's Roman Kondratov which will advance his groundbreaking work on age-related illness. It also highlights Ed Hororwitz' research on political socialization and the upcoming debut of Kathy Diehl’s new dance piece <em>glassPoints</em>.</p> <p>Read the <a href="/research/news/email/newsletter/volume4-issue3.html">newsletter</a>. Learn more about the <a href="/research/research">Office of Research</a> at CSU.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:17:24 +0000 6000933 18283 at http://www.csuohio.edu Nursing Collaborative Tackles Impending Nursing Shortages, Enhances Workforce Development for Northeast Ohio http://www.csuohio.edu/news/nursing-collaborative-tackles-impending-nursing-shortages-enhances-workforce-development-for <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>UH, CSU, and Tri-C collaboration creates economic incentives and support for aspiring RNs to earn nursing degrees and remain in Northeast Ohio</em></p> <p><img alt="Nursing" height="311" width="796" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/27060462026_270d8d5253_o.jpg" /></p> <p>A collaboration between University Hospitals (UH), Cleveland State University (CSU), and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) will establish a comprehensive workforce development pathway to increase the numbers of registered nurses, and increase the number who earn a baccalaureate degree, in nursing (BSN). The goal of the collaboration is to proactively address the impending shortage of nurses in Northeast Ohio.</p> <p>The unique collaboration between a health system, a university and a community college will better meet the needs of students, employers and the community, and will serve as a model for other communities around the United States who face similar challenges.</p> <p>Specifically, the program will tackle the challenges that nursing students face at every stage of their education and careers by:</p> <ul><li>Instituting a new, primarily evening and weekend, cohort of 64 students in CSU’s BSN program to add to the 160 students currently admitted each year. In addition to its established tuition reimbursement program, UH will support these students in the following ways: <ul><li>Creation of a UH Nursing Scholars program offering 20 students a $12,000 tuition support contract for their junior and senior years.  </li> <li>Incentivizing qualified and experienced UH RNs to serve as CSU clinical instructors.</li> <li>Extending students’ opportunities to work as part-time nursing assistants while attending school.<br />  </li> </ul></li> <li>Offering tuition support to enhance the participation by Tri-C graduates in the CSU RN to BSN Program: <ul><li>UH will award 20 UH Nursing Scholars a $6,000 tuition support contract for their second year at Tri-C and their last year in the CSU RN to BSN program, for a total of $12,000.</li> <li>Tri-C will offer a $3,000 scholarship to their students enrolled in the CSU RN to BSN Program.<br />  </li> </ul></li> <li>Supporting nursing students at Tri-C and CSU to successfully complete their respective nursing programs through financial assistance, work opportunity and services, such as coaching, counseling, and support services, through identified workforce agencies.<br />  </li> <li>Extending students opportunities to work as part-time nursing assistants at UH while attending school and increasing the availability of the required clinical placements.</li> </ul><p>“UH is significantly invested in this collaboration because it addresses so many of the issues that prevent entry into nursing school, achievement of a baccalaureate in nursing, and the opportunity to thrive as a professional nurse,” said Jean Blake, RN, BSN, MJ, Chief Nursing Officer for UH.</p> <p>By 2020, the Center for Health Affairs Northeast Ohio Nursing Initiative’s Nursing Forecaster estimates that Northeast Ohio will need at least another 3,500 nurses to care for the rapidly aging local population. Nationally, those estimates rise to nearly one million additional nurses needed to adequately care for the total number of patients.</p> <p>Additionally, to handle the increasingly complex healthcare needs of a growing population of older patients, a significant percentage of these nurses will require the additional education and experience gained from a four-year degree, the BSN. In fact, the Institute of Medicine has issued a recommendation that 80 percent of the nursing workforce have a baccalaureate degree by 2020.  Northeast Ohio’s percentage is approaching 40 percent, thus this bold collaboration will provide a strong boost toward the national goal.   </p> <p>“This collaborative will make it possible for more people to pursue multiple pathways toward a BSN degree, minimize current barriers for student success and enhance timely graduation of professional registered nurses,” said Timothy Gaspar, PhD, RN, Dean of Nursing at CSU. “Even better, this program will entice promising young people to stay in the Cleveland area and excel at providing nursing care for the people of our region. It will address the registered nurse shortage, as well as enhance the health care of the workforce in our region.”</p> <p>This nursing collaborative closely aligns with some of the major principles that the American Nurses Association has identified as crucial to the transformation of the health system, particularly those focused on ensuring a sufficient supply of skilled workforce that is dedicated to providing high quality health care services.</p> <p>“Our hope is that this effort will support the residents of Ohio and empower the next generation of promising caregivers to pursue a lifelong career in nursing. It can also serve as a successful example of how other communities can address similar challenges,” said Vivian Yates, PhD, RN, Dean of Nursing at Tri-C.</p> <p>Through the collaboration, the institutions hope to see a 40 percent increase in the number of CSU BSN graduates, from 160 currently to 224, beginning in 2020 when the new cohort graduates, and a 10 percent increase in the completion rate of Tri-C students within two years, which will increase RN graduates from these efforts; at least 50 RNs annually to the workforce from the CSU RN Refresher Program, and an ever increasing percentage of RNs in Northeast Ohio who hold a BSN degree.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:09:04 +0000 6001047 18262 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU Spring Dance Presents Varied Styles with Music by Phillip Glass & Bennie Goodman http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-spring-dance-presents-varied-styles-with-music-phillip-glass-bennie-goodman <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>CSU’s annual student/faculty showcase will be held March 31 and April 1</em></p> <p><img alt="Spring Dance" height="600" width="400" style="width: 400px; height: 600px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: right;" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/SpringDance.jpg" />Cleveland State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, a Resident Company of Playhouse Square, will present its annual Spring Dance Concert <strong>on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 at 7:30pm at the Allen Theatre, Playhouse Square, 1407 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland.</strong></p> <p>All tickets are $5.00 and may be purchased by phone at 216.241.6000, online at <a href="http://www.playhousesquare.org/">playhousesquare.org</a> or in person ahead of time at the State Theatre Ticket Office, located at 1519 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. Tickets are also available at the Allen Theatre on the nights of the performances.</p> <p>Featuring the CSU Dance Company, alumni, faculty and guests, with choreography by Dianne McIntyre, Lisa DeCato, Lynn Deering, Chris DiCello and Kathy Diehl, this repertory concert consists of both newly created and restaged works that represent varied artistic styles with music ranging from Phillip Glass to Bennie Goodman.</p> <p>Renowned choreographer, Dianne McIntyre, creates a new work “<em>The Call of Mrs. Hamer</em>”, through the voice of courageous civil rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer. The choreography and the dancer express the longings, fortitude and struggles streaming from the music and the unspoken parts that lie in the souls of individuals then and now. Performed by graduate student, DeAndra Stone, with costuming by Kenya Woods, the piece delves into an emotional journey targeting determination, fearlessness and enthusiasm.</p> <p>New CSU dance faculty member Kathy Diehl, of Rochester, NY, has created a new work, “<em>glassPoints</em>” which presents ideas relative to glass objects, sounds, and qualities as thematic layers. Additionally, Diehl and members of KDiehl Danceworks will perform “<em>in/out</em>”<em>, </em>a work that premiered in 2016 and is an exploration of spatial patterns, both internal and external. Diehl will also perform “<em>3 spaces</em>”, a structured improvisational journey moving through three distinct soundscapes with electronic musician and composer Matt Ryals.</p> <p>Premiering in 1995, “<em>The Last Dance at Euclid Beach</em>” was created in recognition of the city of Cleveland’s bicentennial year. Members of the Browning Center Personal History Group shared their memories of the Euclid Beach Park and its world famous Dance Pavilion. These taped memories formed the organizing structure for a series of danced and spoken vignettes that span a wide range of experiences and express a broad range of emotions. CSU theatre students, alumni, faculty, and members of the CSU Dance Company relive these memories of the famed Dance Pavilion and its lasting effect.</p> <p>For more information please contact Lynn Deering at <a href="mailto:l.deering@csuohio.edu">l.deering@csuohio.edu</a> or 216-687-4883.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:40:35 +0000 6000933 18210 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU Works to Improve Rehabilitation Technology http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-works-improve-rehabilitation-technology <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>NSF grant will establish new Research Experience for Undergraduates site on campus</em></p> <p><img alt="RECSU" class="media-element file-default" info="null%7D" height="333" src="/sites/default/files/REarticle.jpg" title="" typeof="Image" width="796" /></p> <p>Through a new grant from the National Science Foundation, Cleveland State University is working to enhance rehabilitative technology while providing unique learning experiences for students. The Rehabilitation Engineering at CSU (<a href="mailto:RE@CSU">RE@CSU</a>) program will seek to create an immersive experience in rehabilitation research, increase and diversify the population of engineering and computer science students in rehabilitation engineering and improve the quality of life for individuals with limited mobility. The program is part of the NSF’s Research Experience for Undergraduates initiative.</p> <p>“Rehabilitation engineering is a rapidly evolving field as new computer and sensor technologies greatly expand the opportunities to improve mobility and accessibility for individuals suffering from numerous injuries and illnesses,” notes Eric Schearer, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at CSU and co-director of the program. “This initiative will seek to increase the number of individuals entering this dynamic field while also helping to advance the quality and use of a host of rehabilitative technologies.”</p> <p>The program, which is co-led by Ann Reinthal, CSU associate professor of health sciences, will recruit undergraduate student engineers and scientists from all around the country with a focus on individuals with disabilities, students from underrepresented minority groups, and students from institutions that do not grant doctoral degrees in engineering. Participants will have the opportunity to model, design, and build human and mechatronic systems, as well as develop intelligent control systems, track human motion with various sensors, and interact with clinicians and patients. Students will also present their research at technical conferences around the country and a mini-conference for students at MC2STEM high school, which is housed on the CSU campus.</p> <p>The NSF’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in a host of fields including biological sciences, geosciences and engineering. REU projects also focus on improving opportunities for underrepresented groups as well as opportunities to disseminate research findings in professional conferences.</p> <p>For more information about <a href="mailto:RE@CSU">RE@CSU</a>, visit <a href="/engineering/recsu/recsu">https://www.csuohio.edu/engineering/recsu/recsu</a>.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:29:34 +0000 6000933 18209 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU’s Gary Waters to Retire After 11 Seasons http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu%E2%80%99s-gary-waters-retire-after-11-seasons <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>He is the winningest men’s basketball coach in school history</em></p> <p><img alt="Gary Waters" height="370" width="796" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/WatersWebsite.jpg" /></p> <p><span>Gary Waters, the all-time leader in wins at Cleveland State University, announced his retirement as the head coach of the men's basketball program today.</span></p> <p><span>Waters has spent the last 11 seasons as the Vikings' head coach, leading CSU to six postseason berths during his tenure, including reaching the second round of the 2009 NCAA tournament. He concludes his career on the CSU bench as the all-time leader in wins (194), Horizon League wins (99) and games coached (366), while also ranking second in winning percentage (.530). In addition, all seniors who have been in the program during Waters’ tenure have graduated with their degree and the program has received four consecutive public recognition awards from the NCAA (2012-16) for having an academic performance rate that was in the top-10 percent nationally.</span></p> <p>“Gary Waters has been a tremendous leader for our men’s basketball program, both on the court and as a mentor and educator to countless young men,” says CSU President Ronald Berkman. “I want to personally thank him for his tremendous service to the university and for creating an environment that dually promotes athletic and academic success.”</p> <p>“My time here at Cleveland State has been a tremendous capstone to my coaching career,” Waters adds. “I have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to mentor an amazing group of student athletes and look forward to the opportunity to continue to support the program in the future.”</p> <p>Waters’ contract was renegotiated in 2016, providing for an option of two additional seasons as coach, if certain performance measures were met. Following the 16-17 season, Waters decided to retire.</p> <p>A national search will be undertaken to identify a new men’s basketball coach with an emphasis on taking the Vikings to the top of the Horizon League standings and continuing to compete for postseason tournament invitations. An emphasis will also be placed on finding new leadership that can continue the academic success of the program and also assist in increasing fundraising support for men’s basketball and the athletic program in general.</p> <p>“CSU is in an excellent position to compete regularly for the Horizon League title and produce top level student athletes who can succeed in all aspects of campus life,” notes Mike Thomas, CSU Athletic Director. “I am looking forward to working with the next men’s coach to help our team meet these goals.”</p> <p>Prior to arriving at CSU, Waters spent five seasons (1996-01) as the head coach at Kent State University, leading the program to two NCAA berths and one NIT bid before leaving to serve as the head coach at Rutgers from 2001-06. He took the Scarlet Knights to the NIT three times, including a runner-up finish in 2004. He has an overall head coaching record of 365-307.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:24:15 +0000 6001047 18207 at http://www.csuohio.edu NEOMED-CSU Partnership Offers Free Middle School Med School http://www.csuohio.edu/news/neomed-csu-partnership-offers-free-middle-school-med-school <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>The Saturday workshop series is designed to engage students in the health professions</em></p> <p><img alt="Med Workshops" height="398" width="796" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/csu_mm6.JPG" /></p> <p>The NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health, a joint effort of Cleveland State University and the Northeast Ohio Medical University, will offer free introductory medical workshops to middle school students. The program, titled Middle School Med School, is for students in grades six through eight who have an interest in careers in the health professions.</p> <p><strong>Workshops will take place every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8 - 29, 2017</strong>. They will be held in the Center for Innovation in Medical Professions, which is home to the Partnership and is located on the CSU campus at 2112 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44115.</p> <p>The workshops will give middle school students an opportunity to experience medical school through a number of hands-on projects and interactions with medical students and professionals. The middle schoolers will get exposure to medical procedures such as making plaster casts for broken bones, applying stitches to wounds, taking X-Rays and much more.</p> <p>“By introducing science and medicine to children at an early age we can enhance understanding of and enthusiasm for health professions and increase the number of individuals going into these careers,” says Dr. Edgar B. Jackson, Jr., Special Assistant to the President for Health Affairs at CSU and Co-Director of the NEOMED-CSU Partnership</p> <p>“This program was developed to allow students to not only receive hands-on experience, but to spend time with medical professionals and get an inside look at a potential career path,” adds Sonja Harris-Haywood, M.D., co-director of the Partnership and senior associate dean at NEOMED. “This is an outstanding opportunity for Cleveland-area youth to closely examine the health professions at a time when they are beginning to explore all the possibilities of their futures.”</p> <p>Registration is open through March 10. To apply or receive more information, please contact 216.802.3175 or <a href="mailto:jtyes@neomed.edu">jtyes@neomed.edu</a>.</p> <p>The free program also includes lunch.</p> <p>The NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health works to recruit future physicians who are interested in serving Northeast Ohio. The program strives to meet the health care needs of urban communities.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:36:11 +0000 6000933 18204 at http://www.csuohio.edu The Galleries at CSU Present “The Curious Case of Color” http://www.csuohio.edu/news/galleries-csu-present-%E2%80%9C-curious-case-color%E2%80%9D <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>The exhibition explores the physical, perceptual, psychological, and esthetic uses of color</em></p> <p><img alt="Curious Case of Color" height="402" width="400" style="width: 400px; height: 402px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: right;" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Image%20for%20gallery%20exhibit.jpg" />The Galleries at CSU are pleased to present “The Curious Case of Color,” the feature exhibition of the 2017 spring semester. It explores the physical, perceptual, psychological, and esthetic uses of color in the work of 12 contemporary artists. The exhibit will be held March 10 through April 15 at the Galleries, 1307 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. In addition, an opening reception including talks by several of the featured artists will be held March 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Galleries.</p> <p>Artists included in the exhibit range from the “Father” of Op Art Julian Stanczak and internationally acclaimed painter Matthew Kolodziej to emerging artists such as Rachel Beamer and Anna Tararova. Some explore the behavior of color on an abstract level, investigating optical phenomena such as simultaneous contrast, chroma, and hue. Others concern themselves with the real world and the ever-shifting, transformative effects of color on society and how we perceive it. Finally, additional artists survey the symbolic significance of certain colors and color combinations, leaving no doubt that colors have meaning beyond straightforward perception.</p> <p>“One thing this group of works affirms is that color requires some form of structure to be fully understood,” says Robert Thurmer, director of the Galleries at CSU. “Pure color is difficult, perhaps impossible to appreciate without an arrangement of it relative to something else – another color, a boundary, a 3-dimensional form, a pattern, an image, or a temporal sequence. What the artists in this show do so amazingly is present color and all of its contrasts in completely unique but all fascinating arrangements.”</p> <p>The Galleries at CSU is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12pm to 5pm and Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 7pm. For more information about the spring exhibit and other upcoming shows, visit <a href="/class/art-gallery/art-gallery">http://www.csuohio.edu/class/art-gallery/art-gallery</a>.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:31:08 +0000 6000933 18201 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU’s Next TEDx Salon Focuses on Resurgent Cities http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu%E2%80%99s-next-tedx-salon-focuses-resurgent-cities <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Local and national experts will discuss best practices in urban revitalization and community development</em></p> <p><img alt="Resurgent City" height="319" width="796" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/TEDxSalon.jpg" /></p> <p>Metropolitan centers throughout the United States are experiencing a revival with people, businesses and community institutions moving to and investing in downtown cities in a manner not seen in decades. The positive impact of this revival has been significant for economic and community development but more work needs to be done to ensure that all citizens of America’s cities have equal access to quality health care, education and job opportunities.</p> <p>Cleveland State University will host a TEDx Salon, <strong>March 31</strong>, to investigate the role anchor institutions, such as hospitals, universities and churches, can play in continuing and enhancing the metropolitan revival. This goes beyond the “If you build it they will come” mentality of the past and includes being an engaged and active participant in promoting healthcare access, educational attainment and neighborhood development in the areas they serve. <strong>The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in CSU’s Student Center Ball Room, 2121 Euclid Avenue.</strong></p> <p>Local and national experts in the field will discuss the role anchor institutions have played in the resurgence of cities and how they can enhance efforts to ensure this revival is available to all citizens and neighborhoods, as well as present best practices that can be disseminated nationally. The Salon will also delve deeper into several key areas of urban policy that anchor institutions can and should play a major role in addressing. These include: post-secondary attainment, the continued development of the “New Economy” and police/community relations.</p> <p>Speakers for the event include Danette Howard, Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President of the Lumina Foundation; Ted Howard, President of the University of Maryland’s Democracy Collaborative; Lee Fisher, Interim Dean of CSU’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and former Lieutenant Governor of Ohio; Roland Anglin, Dean of the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at CSU; Ronnie Dunn, Associate Professor of Urban Studies at CSU; and Jonathan Witmer-Rich, Associate Professor of Law at CSU.</p> <p>The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information or to register, visit <a href="http://tedxclevelandstateuniversity.com/tedxsalon-resurgent-city/">http://tedxclevelandstateuniversity.com/tedxsalon-resurgent-city/</a>.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 16:00:05 +0000 6000933 18176 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU Hosts Crossing Borders: Immigrant Narratives, March 18 & 19 http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-hosts-crossing-borders-immigrant-narratives-march-18-19 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Staged reading produced by Lit Cleveland is part of 2017 Humanities Fest</em></p> <p><img alt="Crossing Borders" height="258" width="400" style="width: 400px; height: 258px; float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/suitcase%201.png" />When Literary Cleveland put out a call for immigration stories by Northeast Ohio writers, the group was flooded with responses, highlighting both the tremendous contributions of immigrants to the region and the importance of this voice to our cultural heritage.</p> <p>Now many of these powerful stories – written by immigrants from Syria, Iran, Colombia, Poland, China, Azerbaijan and elsewhere– will be heard in front of a live audience as part of a staged reading produced with Cleveland State University during the upcoming Cleveland Humanities Festival.</p> <p><em>Crossing Borders: Immigrant Narratives</em> will be performed Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th at 7 pm in the Cleveland State University Student Center Ballroom at 2121 Euclid Ave, Third Floor. The events are cosponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and Cleveland State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.</p> <p>The staged reading of short essays, fiction and poems is directed by Marc Moritz, who has assembled a cast of professional actors to perform the pieces. The stories in the show are provocative, moving, heart-wrenching and funny. The authors address the emotional journey of crossing borders, both literal and metaphorical, and what it means to be both an immigrant and an American.  </p> <p>In “The Buttonhook Men,” Jill Sell writes about her Czech ancestors’ uncertain passage through Ellis Island, which could easily have been rejected. “Food and Family,” a piece by Hathaway Brown student Crystal Zhao, tells the story of a second-generation Chinese immigrant bonding with her mother over stories of childhood rebellion. The poem “Genesis” by Daniel Gray-Kontar addresses the journey of African-Americans from the south to northern cities like Cleveland during the Great Migration.</p> <p>In the raw “Struggling to Survive,” Syrian immigrant Bayan Aljbawi writes about leaving her troubled homeland for the U.S., an experience she describes as “escaping from one suffering to another: new culture, new country and different language.”</p> <p>“My husband, my baby and I were lucky,” she concludes. “The only question left is this: What about too many others who did not get a chance to do the same?”</p> <p>And in “American Promise,” award-winning novelist and Case Western University professor Thrity Umrigar – who immigrated here from India over 30 years ago – confronts the current political climate and asks if the U.S. “will be a country that is as small and narrow as its fears” or “as large and glorious as its dreams, as splendid as the hopes of millions of its citizens, immigrant and native born…?”</p> <p>The event is free and open to the public but registration is strongly encouraged. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.litcleveland.org/special-events.html">http://www.litcleveland.org/special-events.html</a>.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:57:20 +0000 6000933 18175 at http://www.csuohio.edu The Bonfoey Gallery and Butler Institute of Art Highlight the Artistry of CSU’s George Mauersberger http://www.csuohio.edu/news/bonfoey-gallery-and-butler-institute-art-highlight-artistry-csu%E2%80%99s-george-mauersberger <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="George Mauersberger" height="286" width="400" style="width: 400px; height: 286px; float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/George%20Mauersberger.jpg" />The Cleveland-based Bonfoey Gallery is presenting an exhibition of new watercolors by painter and Cleveland State University art professor George Mauersberger. The exhibit, entitled Modern Botanicals, will be on view in Bonfoey’s street level gallery from March 3 - April 1, 2017. An opening reception with the artist will be held Friday, March 3, 5pm to 8pm. Mauersberger will also be giving an artist talk on Saturday, March 11 beginning at 10:30 am.</p> <p>Concurrently, Mauersberger will have a retrospective of his pastel work presented by The Butler Institute for American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. The retrospective, George Mauersberger - Pastel Drawings - 1991-2016, will be shown from March 5 - May 14. The Butler opening reception, which will include a talk by Mauersberger, will be held Sunday, March 5 from 1pm to 3pm.</p> <p>Mauersberger finds the immediacy of drawing and its elemental nature the most attractive feature about working on paper. He is highly skilled in many mediums including charcoal, graphite, pastel, and watercolor. The works in the Bonfoey exhibition were influenced by antique botanical prints and illustrations, the summer light, as seen in Ohio and Florida, and his desire to work with color. He has taken the traditional art form of botanical illustration and expounded upon it and pushed it in a distinctly modern direction. His deft use of watercolor and his handling of light, form, and composition has created a series of works that portray flowers in all their beautiful grandeur.</p> <p>Mauersberger has been a professor of drawing at CSU since 1987, serving eight years as chair of the Art Department. In1999 he received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council and has also won awards in a variety of national exhibitions, including the Best in Show Award in the 2006 Rockford National at the Rockford Art Museum (IL) and the Best Drawing Award at the 2006 National Prize Exhibition in Cambridge, MA.</p> <p>For more information about George Mauersberger – Modern Botanicals or other upcoming exhibitions, please contact The Bonfoey Gallery at 216.621.0178, or visit our website <a href="http://www.bonfoey.com">www.bonfoey.com</a>. For more information about George Mauersberger - Pastel Drawings - 1991-2016, please visit The Butler Institute website at <a href="http://www.butlerart.com">www.butlerart.com</a>.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:34:50 +0000 6000933 18174 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU Study Assesses Impact of Paid Sick Leave on Preventive Care http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-study-assesses-impact-paid-sick-leave-preventive-care <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Workers without paid sick leave are 1.6 times less likely to get a flu shot </em></p> <p><img alt="Preventative Care" height="267" width="400" style="width: 400px; height: 267px; float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/preventive-med-study1.jpg" />More than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and do not have to pay for 15 preventive screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Yet, despite this advantage, many are not utilizing these lifesaving screenings and are contributing to the nation’s soaring health care costs, which reached a whopping $3 trillion in 2014.</p> <p>Researchers from Cleveland State University and Florida Atlantic University are the first to use data after the implementation of the ACA to get to the root of what factors are contributing to the low rates of preventive care use. Results of their study, published in the current issue of the journal <a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743517300440"><em>Preventive Medicine</em>,</a> illuminate the importance of the role paid sick leave benefits plays in the lives of employees and ultimately in public health. </p> <p>“Compared to 22 similarly developed countries, the United States is the only one that does not mandate employers to provide paid sick leave benefits or include paid sick leave in a universal social insurance plan,” said LeaAnne DeRigne, lead author and an associate professor in the School of Social Work within FAU’s College for Design and Social Inquiry.</p> <p>For the study, the research team, co-led by Patricia Stoddard Dare an associate professor of social work at Cleveland State, used cross-sectional data from a sample of 13,545 adults aged 18-64 with current paid employment from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). They examined the relationship between having paid sick leave and obtaining eight preventive care services: blood pressure check; cholesterol check; fasting blood sugar check; getting a flu shot; being seen by a medical doctor or health care provider; getting a Pap test (females only); getting a mammogram (females only); and getting tested for colon cancer. The analysis controlled for demographic and other important predictor variables including gender, marital status, education, race/ethnicity, full time work, insurance coverage, health status, limiting health conditions, family income, age, and family size. </p> <p>Regardless of sociodemographic factors, the researchers found that workers who lack paid sick leave were significantly less likely to have received preventive health care screenings in the last 12 months, even among those previously told that they have a condition such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease that places them at higher medical risk. They also found that workers without paid sick leave are 1.6 times less likely to have received a flu shot in the past 12 months.</p> <p>Additional findings from the study reveal that American workers without paid sick leave were:</p> <ul><li>30 percent less likely to have had a blood pressure check in the last 12 months</li> <li>40 percent less likely to have had a cholesterol check in the last 12 months</li> <li>24 percent less likely to have had a fasting blood sugar check in the last 12 months</li> <li>19 percent less likely to have seen or talked to a physician or health care provider in the last 12 months</li> <li>23 percent less likely to have had a Pap test in the last 12 months</li> </ul><p>“Our findings demonstrate that even when insured adults are provided with free preventive screenings, paid sick leave is a significant factor associated with actually using the screenings,” said DeRigne.  “American workers risk foregoing preventive health care, which could lead to the need for medical care at later stages of disease progression and at a higher cost for workers and the American health care system as a whole.”</p> <p>The two most common ways to offer paid sick leave is by mandating employer-funded benefits or through a universal social insurance program funded through taxes. The Healthy Families Act, introduced in Congress in 2015, uses the employer-funded model and would allow workers to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave if their employer has more than 15 employees and seven unpaid days for employers who have less than 15 employees. The bill has not yet been introduced in the current Congressional session.  </p> <p>“Our data can be used by health care professionals, policy makers and others to consider the expansion of access to evening and weekend hours as well as mobile, community-based, and workplace health and wellness services,” added Stoddard Dare. “When workers forgo essential preventive health care such as flu shots, the public health implications are immense. This is particularly relevant for service related employees, food preparation workers and others who have low access to paid sick leave coverage.”</p> <p>The article also was co-authored by Cyleste C. Collins, Ph.D., assistant professor at Cleveland State University, and Linda Quinn, Ph.D., college associate lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Cleveland State University.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:56:49 +0000 6000933 18173 at http://www.csuohio.edu "Strengthen Your Mental Health" Featuring Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk http://www.csuohio.edu/news/strengthen-your-mental-health-featuring-bernadette-mazurek-melnyk <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Realize Your Full Potential and Better Cope with Life's Challenges</em></p> <p><strong>Thursday March 2, 2017</strong><br /><strong>Fenn Tower Ballroom, 3rd Floor</strong><br /><strong>11:30A.M.-12:30 P.M.</strong></p> <p>Refreshments will be served.</p> <p>To register, visit <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/4tplLXeRVDpitfeC2" target="_blank">https://goo.gl/forms/4tplLXeRVDpitfeC2</a></p> <p>Do you ever feel overwhelmed?</p> <p>Do you ever feel like life’s challenges are too much to handle?</p> <p>Do you or a friend often feel down or like you’ve recently lost interest in things you used to enjoy?</p> <p>One in five American adults experience a mental health issue, but less than 25% of them receive treatment.</p> <p>Achieving and maintaining positive mental health and well-being allows us to better cope with life’s challenges, be more successful at work or in the classroom, improve our personal relationships and maximize our full potential.</p> <p>Come to the “Strengthen Your Mental Health” presentation to learn how we can build a community that reaches out, supports each other and works together to improve mental health and well-being.</p> <p>Support services for CSU faculty, staff, family members and students will be available at the event.</p> <p>Dr. Melnyk is the Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. She has a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and earned her Ph.D. in clinical research from the University of Rochester where she also completed her post-master’s certificate as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.</p> <p><em>Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. </em></p> <p><em>Faculty and staff can earn 50 VikeHealth points.</em></p></div></div></div> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:59:44 +0000 6001031 18163 at http://www.csuohio.edu Jump Start Your Job Search http://www.csuohio.edu/news/jump-start-your-job-search <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Progressive Day @CSU</em></p> <p>A career exploration program for all CSU students!</p> <p><strong>Thursday, March 2, 2017</strong><br /><strong>11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.</strong><br /><strong>Student Center Atrium and Glasscock Family Foundation Ballroom</strong></p> <p>Learn about employment opportunities open to all CSU students or internships available for sophomores and juniors.</p> <p>Walk-up registration for all one-on-one sessions the day of the program.</p> <p><strong>One-On-One Sessions<br /><em><span>Student Center Ballroom:</span></em></strong></p> <ul><li><strong>Career Coaching</strong><br /> Learn how to showcase your qualifications by sharing your background, education and interests. Explore careers at Progressive to find a job you’ll love.</li> <li><strong>Mock Interviews</strong><br /> It’s never too early to start practicing interviewing skills. Learn about the types of interviews and how to deliver a winning interview. Receive instant feedback during a brief practice session.</li> <li><strong>Resume Review</strong><br /> Start building an effective resume today! Bring your resume and a recruiting professional will review and provide valuable feedback.</li> <li><strong>Giveaways</strong><br /><span>Win valuable electronic prizes and gift cards during prize drawings held in the Student Center  Glasscock Family Foundation Ballroom at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.</span></li> </ul><p>Lunch and refreshments will be served.</p> <p>Join us at this engaged learning opportunity that could lead to an exciting and rewarding career in a dynamic industry.</p> <p>For more information, call Career Services at 216.687.2233</p></div></div></div> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:03:38 +0000 6001031 18160 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU Program Is ‘Win-Win-Win’ for Student-Critics, Theaters and Newspapers http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-program-%E2%80%98win-win-win%E2%80%99-for-student-critics-theaters-and-newspapers <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="CSU program is ‘win-win-win’ for student-critics, community theaters and local newspapers" height="368" width="460" style="float: right;" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/CLEstate_student_critics.jpg" />Cleveland State University journalism students are critiquing the Northeast Ohio theater scene – and they’re earning rave reviews for their work.</p> <p>For a prime example of Engaged Learning in action, look no further. Bob Abelman, Ph.D., a professor of media arts and technology in the CSU School of Communication, received a CSU Civic Engagement Grant to recruit and train a small corps of student-critics to review the productions of dozens of community theaters throughout the region. Delivered on tight deadlines, their write-ups run in print or online for several local media outlets, including the <em>Cleveland Jewish News</em>, <em>The Chagrin Valley Times </em>and<em> The News-Herald</em>.</p> <p>“The students are not only learning to be arts journalists, but they’re also learning how to be critical thinkers and writers,” Dr. Abelman says.</p> <p>For the full story, <a href="http://clevelandstate.tumblr.com/post/157650881952/csu-program-is-win-win-win-for">check out CSU’s ENGAGED blog</a>. </p></div></div></div> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:56:57 +0000 2594392 18157 at http://www.csuohio.edu John Plecnik Guides Legislators on the Constitutional Limits of Taxation http://www.csuohio.edu/news/john-plecnik-guides-legislators-constitutional-limits-taxation <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="448" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xyriv2pxWDI" width="796"></iframe></p> <p>“If Benjamin Franklin was right, and nothing is certain but death and taxes, we need to understand them.” </p> <p><b>John Plecnik, J.D</b>, is an expert on the taxes part. The Associate Professor of Law and Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Studies guides legislators on the constitutional limits of taxation and promotes fairness in how we pay for our public policy.</p> <p>“My research deals with the constitutionality and fundamental fairness of different tax systems,” he says. “I also serve as Councilman for Willoughby Hills, where I directly apply my interest in tax policy at the local level.”</p> <p>In his writings, Dr. Plecnik makes the case that not all taxes are created equal. </p> <p>“A sales tax, which taxes only consumption, is less fair than an income tax, which reaches consumption plus increases in wealth, which in turn, is less fair than a wealth tax that reaches an even broader base,” he explains.</p> <p>Dr. Plecnik’s research has appeared in publications like the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. To learn more about his work, <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Ffacultyprofile.csuohio.edu%2Fcsufacultyprofile%2Fdetail.cfm%3FFacultyID%3DJ_PLECNIK&amp;t=MGM0ZWQ1NTMyOTFhNDYwOGY4YzU4YTQzNTg3NDIzYTQyMmEwMjliYSxBZkF1WE9NZw%3D%3D&amp;b=t%3AYy7xdRxTM091NaCcOVyXwA&amp;p=http%3A%2F%2Fclevelandstate.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F157276228097%2Fjohn-plecnik-guides-legislators-on-the&amp;m=1">visit his faculty profile.</a></p></div></div></div> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:20:32 +0000 6001047 18039 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU to Host Cleveland Humanities Festival Film and Panel http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-host-cleveland-humanities-festival-film-and-panel <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h3 class="title" id="page-title">"FRESH START": REFUGEES IN AMERICA, PAST AND PRESENT</h3> <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even" property="encoded"> <h3>Thursday, March 30, at 6:00 pm<br /> CSU Music and Communication Building, Drinko Recital Hall</h3> <h6>Free and open to the public</h6> <h4>Film and Panel Discussion</h4> <p>The term ‘refugee crisis” has recently appeared in the media and in politics as Syrian refugees seek safety in the United States, but there is a longer, often overlooked history of refugees in the United States that provides insight to current debates and issues.  Often lost in the political debates are the refugees’ own voices.   This panel brings together history and film to explore how these two mediums reveal the past and present of the refugee experience in the United States.  Historians Stephanie Hinnershitz, Eric Tang, and Melissa Borja join filmmaker Cigdem Slankard for a viewing of a short film titled “Fresh Start” from Professor Slankard on Somali-Bantu refugees living in New Hampshire followed by a discussion of the history of refugee settlement in the United States during the twentieth century.</p> <hr /><h6>Faculty</h6> <p><strong>Cigdem Slankard</strong> is an assistant professor in the School of Communication at CSU.  She is a filmmaker where work addresses important social issues.</p> <p><strong>Stephanie Hinnershitz </strong>is an assistant professor in the Department of History at CSU who specializes in Asian immigration to the United States and has recently published <em>Race, Religion, and Civil Rights: Assistant Students on the West Coast, 1900-1968. </em> (Rutgers University Press, 2015)</p> <p><strong>Melissa Borja </strong>is an assistant professor in the Department of History at CUNY-College of Staten Island who specializes in immigration history with a focus on the resettlement of Hmong refugees in Minnesota, Michigan, and Ohio following the Vietnam War.</p> <p><strong>Eric Tang </strong>is an assistant professor in the African and African Diaspora Department at the University of Texas at Austin where he also holds a joint appointment in the Center for Asian American Studies. Tang specializes in the urban resettlement of Cambodian refugees in the United States during the 1980s and has recently published <em>Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the New York City Hyperghetto. </em>(Temple University Press, 2015)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p></div></div></div> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:16:17 +0000 2594392 18023 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU Appoints Michael Thomas as New Athletic Director http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-appoints-michael-thomas-new-athletic-director <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Accomplished DI administrator will elevate quality and impact of CSU Athletics </em></p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="Mike Thomas" height="310" width="796" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/MikeThomas_inline2.png" />Cleveland State University has announced the appointment of Michael Thomas as its new athletic director. He will manage operations and oversight of CSU’s 17 Division I sports while promoting athletic and academic excellence for the university’s student athletes. Thomas replaces John Parry who announced his retirement late last year.</p> <p>“Michael Thomas has a tremendous record of achievement as an athletics administrator, developing winning teams, promoting student success, enhancing fundraising and driving overall growth for every program he has been involved with,” says CSU President Ronald M. Berkman. ”We are very pleased that he will be joining the CSU team and I look forward to working with him to build on the athletic and academic achievements of our student athletes.</p> <p>“I am honored to be selected for this position and look forward to working with the President, the tremendous coaching staff and the entire CSU family to ensure that the Vikings continue to win both on the field and in the classroom,” Thomas adds.</p> <p>Previously, Thomas served as athletic director at the University of Illinois from 2011 to 2015, where he oversaw athletics teams that won a national championship, claimed 4 Big Ten titles in one year, earned numerous top ten rankings and made multiple Bowl and NCAA tournament appearances. He also raised $165 million in donations over four years, doubling the previous five-year average and achieving the highest annual total in school history. In addition, Thomas launched and completed a $170 million arena renovation of the State Farm Center and negotiated multi-year rights deals with Nike and Learfield Sports.</p> <p>Prior to this position, Thomas was the athletic director at the University of Cincinnati, where he transitioned the program into the Big East Conference and Bowl Championship Series competition. During his tenure from 2005 to 2011, UC reached two BCS Bowls in football and returned to the NCAA tournament in basketball, while overall student GPA rose to above 3.0.</p> <p>Thomas also served as athletic director of the University of Akron from 2000 to 2005. During that time the Zips won their first Mid-American Conference Championship in football and rose to 2<sup>nd</sup> place in both academic and athletic performance in the annual MAC standings for the Director’s Cup. Over his career, Thomas has also served as a member of the Big Ten Legislative Review Committee, the United States Tennis Association Athletic Director Advisory Committee and the NCAA Division I Championship/Sports Management Cabinet.</p> <p>Thomas holds a master’s in physical education from Western Illinois University and a bachelor’s in business administration from Colorado State University. He will start at CSU on March 1.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:10:36 +0000 6000933 17896 at http://www.csuohio.edu Student Teachers Gain Valuable Experience While Improving the Lives of Young People http://www.csuohio.edu/news/student-teachers-gain-valuable-experience-while-improving-lives-young-people <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="448" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wh4Z9zgYeWc?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0" width="796"></iframe></p> <p>Rob Higgins and James Eiben both were looking for unique student teaching opportunities in urban schools while also allowing them to make a difference in the lives of children who really needed it. The Master in Urban Secondary Teaching students at Cleveland State University, found the perfect opportunity thanks to a partnership between CSU and Safely Home, a residential treatment and education center in Bedford, Ohio focused on supporting children with histories of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.</p> <p>Higgins and Eiben were placed with Safely Home’s on-site charter school where they served as teaching assistants and tutors working with boys ranging in age from 6 to 18. They assisted in developing lesson plans, teaching classes and leading group projects, including science experiments and the production of graphic novels and comic strips. Both also developed significant understanding of how to meet the unique needs of the population which often entailed emotional support, counseling and mentoring on top of standard educational practice.</p> <p>“Working at Safely Home was an incredibly challenging but very rewarding experience,” Higgins says. “The children we were working with come from incredibly difficult backgrounds. In that environment you have to really focus on how you are engaging students and providing opportunities and reasons for them to become more involved in their education. It has made me a much better teacher.”</p> <p>Safely Home was founded over 20 years ago with the mission of supporting children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and from other school districts due to behavioral problems. The facility provides residential housing and emotional and psychological treatment along with educational instruction to support continued development. The institution began its partnership with CSU in 2015 and will host a new batch of student teachers in 2017.</p> <p>“We provide support and assistance for children who have fallen through the cracks in the system, and work to insure that every child has access to a safe home and a good school,” notes Stephanie DiPaola, coordinator for the Safely Home School. “The student teachers from CSU have been an incredibly important and positive addition to our classroom, bringing much needed support to our staff while really connecting with our students.”</p> <p>“The mission of Safely Home clearly aligns well with the commitment to social justice that is the foundation of the MUST program,” adds Diane Corrigan, associate professor of education and director of the MUST program at CSU. “Through their work with Safely Home, the MUST interns have developed a greater understanding of the skills needed in their future role as caring, successful urban teachers.”</p> <p>Following graduation Higgins hopes to teach high school social studies, while Eiben would like to teach English at the high school level. Both argue that the skills and experiences they received at Safely Home will greatly assist them in meeting the needs of their future students.</p> <p>“Teaching is as much about relating to personalities as it is about providing correct instruction,” Eiben adds. “Safely Home was really a perfect place to learn how to develop a rapport with students and create real connections. It is definitely an experience that will inform the rest of my career.”</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:34:18 +0000 6000933 17895 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU Hosts Ceremony Honoring Historical Impact of Terry v. Ohio http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-hosts-ceremony-honoring-historical-impact-terry-v-ohio <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Cleveland State University will host a dedication by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office of a new Ohio historical plaque commemorating the landmark 1968 Supreme Court case <em>Terry v. Ohio</em>. The event will be held Friday, February 10 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1801 Euclid Ave.</p> <p><em>Terry v. Ohio</em> created new standards for lawful searches by police, requiring that they must be based on reasonable suspicion stemming from "specific and articulable facts.” The decision led to the creation of the stop and frisk protocol which is also known as a “<em>Terry</em> Frisk.”</p> <p>The case was litigated by defense attorney and future Congressman Louis Stokes and prosecutor Reuben Payne, both 1953 graduates of Cleveland-Marshall. The Supreme Court oral argument in 1967 was a milestone in American legal history, as two African-American lawyers argued a case before an African-American Supreme Court justice, Thurgood Marshall, for the first time. </p> <p>Speakers at the dedication ceremony include: The Honorable C. Ellen Connally, retired judge of the Cleveland Municipal Court and former president of the Cuyahoga County Council; the Honorable Stuart A. Friedman, Judge of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court; Brett Hammond, of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office; and Timothy McGinty, former Cuyahoga County Prosecutor and Common Pleas Court judge. Hammond is the grandson of Congressman Stokes and Judge Friedman is the son of Judge Bernard Friedman, who presided over the <em>Terry</em> case in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.</p> <p>The 60-minute program is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:37:41 +0000 6000933 17886 at http://www.csuohio.edu Workshops Seek to Enhance Federal Research Investment in Ohio http://www.csuohio.edu/news/workshops-seek-enhance-federal-research-investment-in-ohio <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>CSU and OFRN to host series of government-industry “mixers”</em></p> <p><img alt="OFRM Workshop" height="310" width="796" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/OFRNworkshop_inline.png" /></p> <p>Cleveland State University in support of the Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) will host a series of government-industry mixers across the state which are designed to enhance opportunities to collaborate with federal research labs and government agencies and showcase areas of expertise and research assets in Ohio to potential federal sponsors and industry collaborators. The first workshop, focused on energy storage and integration and human performance and health sciences will be held <strong>from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, February 8 at the Ohio Aerospace Institute, 22800 Cedar Point Road in Cleveland</strong>.</p> <p>“The state of Ohio features numerous research and economic assets that are highly valuable to federal government laboratories and agencies,” says Dr. Jerzy Sawicki, Vice President for Research at CSU. “Unfortunately, there is often a disconnect between the universities and businesses possessing this expertise and the federal sponsors looking for partners. These mixers seek to enhance understanding of the assets available and ‘pair up’ federal labs with industry and university collaborators that can meet their technical and research needs.”</p> <p>The mixers are a component of a $1 million grant from OFRN designed to enhance technology transfer and the commercialization of federal research priorities. CSU is serving as the marketing and outreach lead for this effort and is collaborating with federal research labs, universities and businesses from across the state to expand collaboration and technology development.</p> <p>“CSU has long been dedicated to producing research that has a positive impact on our economy and society as a whole,” Sawicki adds. “This effort with OFRN will further the impact of federal research, while helping to bring additional jobs and economic development to our state.”</p> <p>To register for the event on February 8, visit <a href="http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edk73zvqac8e1cea&amp;llr=a88bplyab">http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edk73zvqac8e1cea&amp;llr=a88bplyab</a>. To learn more about future workshops and additional opportunities being offered through the program, go to the OFRN website, <a href="https://ohiofrn.org">https://ohiofrn.org</a>.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 16:06:39 +0000 6000933 17864 at http://www.csuohio.edu Cleveland State University Continues Commitment to Sustainability http://www.csuohio.edu/news/cleveland-state-university-continues-commitment-sustainability <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p> Cleveland State University has recently renewed its membership in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education to further campus efforts toward building a healthy and just world. Through membership in AASHE, CSU will receive continued support in advancing its sustainability initiatives throughout the institution and in the community.</p> <p>“CSU takes its commitment to sustainability seriously and we are continually enhancing our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint and integrate sustainability across the campus,” says Joseph Han, Associate Vice President for Administration and Operations.</p> <p>“AASHE counts on the support of progressive institutions like CSU to fulfill its mission of facilitating leadership to transform our planet,” said AASHE Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. “As the gateways to knowledge, higher education institutions have a unique opportunity to make sustainability part of everyone’s agenda.”</p> <p>AASHE hosts the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment &amp; Rating System (STARS), a comprehensive campus ranking that enables institutions to measure their progress and learn from others. With STARS as a roadmap, institutions can select meaningful and appropriate pathways to sustainability while conserving valuable resources, combating global warming, and building healthier communities. AASHE also offers extensive online resources and discussion forums for professional development and sharing knowledge.</p> <p>CSU is committed to enhancing AASHE’s mission and overall efforts to improve sustainability in all areas of society. In the fall of 2016, the university was named a Green Power Partner by the Environmental Protection Agency, recognizing its commitment to purchasing at least 30 percent of its electricity from green power sources. CSU has also received LEED certification for four newly constructed buildings on campus, provides RTA bus passes to all students to increase public transit use and has completed an LED-lighting upgrade project designed to reduce energy use across the university.</p> <p>AASHE is one of two supporting organizations for the American College &amp; University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. Over 860 presidents and chancellors, including CSU President Ronald M. Berkman, so far have committed to lead their institutions to climate neutrality as soon as possible.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:53:37 +0000 6000933 17849 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU Alum Participates in Presidential Inauguration http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-alum-participates-in-presidential-inauguration <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Michael Warnick</em> <em>will perform with “The President's Own" United States Marine Band</em></p> <p><img alt="Warnick" class="media-element file-default" info="null%7D" height="450" src="/sites/default/files/warnick_inline.png" title="" typeof="Image" width="300" />A graduate of Cleveland State University's music department will perform in the 58th Inauguration of the President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017, as a member of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band. This marks the Marine Band's 55th inaugural appearance.</p> <p>Trumpeter/cornetist Gunnery Sergeant Michael Warnick of North Olmsted, Ohio, joined "The President's Own" United States Marine Band in August 2005. Gunnery Sgt. Warnick began his musical instruction on the trumpet at age 10. Upon graduating in 1996 from North Olmsted High School, he earned bachelor’s and master's degrees in music performance from CSU. While at Cleveland State, he studied with Geoffrey Hardcastle of the Center City Brass Quintet based in Cleveland and Charles Couch formerly of the Cleveland Orchestra.</p> <p>Prior to joining "The President's Own," Gunnery Sgt. Warnick performed with the Northern Ohio Brass Quintet in Cleveland and the Blossom Festival Band in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He also attended the Chautauqua Institution in New York and a music master course in Kazusa, Japan. Gunnery Sgt. Warnick performs with the Marine Band and Marine Chamber Orchestra at the White House, in the Washington, D.C., area, and across the country during the band's annual concert tour. Sgt. Warnick was <a href="http://www.csualumni.com/stay-connected/fascinating-alumni-2015-2016/michael-warnick/">named one of CSU's Most Fascinating Alumni</a> as part of the university's 50th anniversary celebration in 2014.</p> <p>The Marine Band will provide music for the Inauguration swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, lead the second division of the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, and perform at the Salute to the Armed Forces Inaugural ball. "The President's Own" is the only musical unit to participate in all three events.</p> <p>Established by act of Congress on July 11, 1798, the Marine Band is the oldest U.S. military band and the oldest professional musical organization in the United States. Today, the Marine Band also includes the Marine Chamber Orchestra and Marine Chamber Ensembles.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:31:03 +0000 6000933 17847 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU Presents Screening of Generation Startup http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-presents-screening-generation-startup <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="Generation Start Up" height="388" width="300" style="float: right; width: 300px; height: 388px; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid;" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/GenStartUp_inline.png" /></p> <p><strong>CSU Presents Screening of Generation Startup</strong></p> <p>Cleveland State University’s Monte Ahuja College of Business will present a free screening of the documentary <em>Generation Startup</em>, at 12 p.m., Friday, January 27th, in the Fenn Tower Movie Theater, room 102.</p> <p>Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and Oscar nominee Cheryl Houser, the film takes viewers to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the in-the-trenches struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to launch new businesses.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="/business/student-resources/generation-startup-movie-screening">https://www.csuohio.edu/business/student-resources/generation-startup-movie-screening</a>.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:09:46 +0000 6000933 17846 at http://www.csuohio.edu Business Alumni to Host Cybersecurity Panel on January 24 http://www.csuohio.edu/news/business-alumni-host-cybersecurity-panel-january-24 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="Cyber" class="media-element file-default" info="%22media%22%7D" height="400" src="/sites/default/files/1024x512_Cybersecurity_Alumni_speaker_2017_72dpi.png" title="" typeof="Image" width="800" /></p> <p>The Monte Ahuja College of Business Alumni Chapter and the <a href="https://www.law.csuohio.edu/programs/cybersecurity" target="_blank">Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection</a> within the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law are pleased to announce the second in an executive speaker series, "Cybersecurity". </p> <p>According to <em>Information Age, </em>2016 has been touted as the most unsecure year to date in terms of cyber attacks and data breaches. Cybersecurity and hacking have long had a widespread impact on business and while not new, the landscape is changing dramatically. From foreign entities attempting to influence U.S. politics to new, more aggressive cyber attacks on businesses. Gain insights into the next trends in cybersecurity.</p> <p><a href="/business/about/business-alumni-host-cybersecurity-january-24-2017">Click here to learn more and RSVP for the event.</a></p></div></div></div> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:39:58 +0000 6001047 17720 at http://www.csuohio.edu Dively Internship Helps Promote Community Development and Engaged Learning http://www.csuohio.edu/news/dively-internship-helps-promote-community-development-and-engaged-learning <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="Marissa Pappas" height="310" width="796" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/dively-internship_inline.png" /></p> <p>Marissa Pappas has always wanted to help make her community a better place to live. She is well on her way toward making that desire a reality thanks to her service as a Dively Intern, a unique program offered by Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.</p> <p>The George S. Dively Award for Corporate Leadership in Urban Development is presented annually by the Levin College to a local company in recognition of its efforts to promote community development and neighborhood revitalization. The award includes a one-year paid internship for a Levin College student at a community organization selected by the award winner. The 2016 Dively honoree was Third Federal Savings and Loan, which was recognized for its sustained commitment to and investment in improving the Broadway-Slavic Village community, home to its corporate headquarters.</p> <p>Pappas, a non-profit management major, is working for the Slavic Village Development Corporation where she is conducting an assessment of the Broadway P-16 program, a cradle-to-career education and community initiative designed to enhance engagement and educational attainment for children from pre-birth to graduation from college.</p> <p>“This opportunity offers me the chance to gain hands-on work experience in the field, while also allowing me to make a real difference in the lives of kids in Cleveland,” Pappas says. “I have learned a tremendous amount already and am extraordinarily impressed by the engagement and support I have received from all of the partners in this project including Third Federal and CSU.”</p> <p>“As an engaged college within an engaged university, the Levin College is dedicated to providing hands on experience to our students through internships, while working with local organizations to enhance our community,” adds Rob Ziol, director of student internships and mentoring in the Levin College. “The Dively Internship is a perfect example of how a corporation and an institution of higher learning can work together to make a real difference in the community.”</p> <p>The Levin College Forum and Third Federal also collaborated with WVIZ/Ideastream to present the “Growing a Healthy Community” speaker series, which brought in local and national experts to generate a robust public discussion about the Broadway P-16 model as a best practice in the community development field. The unique approach to comprehensive community development, spearheaded by Third Federal, involves a host of partners working together to reduce and remove the barriers poverty creates and rebuild local communities. </p> <p>“The Levin College has supported our efforts to be a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization,” says Kurt Karakul, president and executive director of the Third Federal Foundation. “We are proud to have them as a partner in our continued effort to enhance education, community development and economic investment in Slavic Village which has long been the focus of our foundation.”</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:29:55 +0000 6000933 17719 at http://www.csuohio.edu A Look Back at 2016 http://www.csuohio.edu/news/look-back-2016 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="448" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jGgsgyO7fOw" width="796"></iframe></p> <p>2016 was full of excitement on campus and around Cleveland. Relive some of the best CSU moments of the year. See you in 2017, Vikings!</p></div></div></div> Tue, 27 Dec 2016 15:52:47 +0000 6001047 17705 at http://www.csuohio.edu Introducing the December Issue of CSU Research http://www.csuohio.edu/news/introducing-december-issue-csu-research <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Cleveland State University’s Office of Research has released the latest edition of its online newsletter, <em>CSU Research</em>. It includes an article on CSU’s new Research Experiences for Undergraduates site focused on Engineering and Computing in Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology. The newsletter also highlights Janine Spears’ work in information security risk management; Connor McLennan’s research on perception of spoken language and Robert Abelman’s efforts to better understand the impact of media on children.</p> <p>Read the <a href="/research/news/email/newsletter/volume3-issue12.html">newsletter</a>. Learn more about the <a href="/research/research">Office of Research</a> at CSU.</p></div></div></div> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:28:06 +0000 6000933 17465 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU Athletic Director John Parry Announces Retirement http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-athletic-director-john-parry-announces-retirement <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>His 33-year career includes winning programs at three Division I schools</em></p> <p><img alt="John Parry " height="433" width="360" style="float: right; width: 360px; height: 433px;" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/JohnParry.png" /></p> <p>John Parry, athletic director for Cleveland State University, has announced that he will retire following the end of the 2017 spring season. Over a 33-year career as an athletic director, including six at CSU, Parry has built winning programs at three Division I universities and helped thousands of student athletes excel on the playing field and in the classroom.</p> <p>A search committee will be formed to fill the position and CSU plans to have a replacement identified by March 1. Parry’s last day will be June 30.</p> <p>“John Parry is a legend in collegiate athletics and has been a tremendous asset to CSU, advancing the strength of our athletic programs while ensuring an equally strong focus on academics,” notes CSU President Ronald M. Berkman. “John’s talents and leadership will be missed but he has built a strong foundation that will lead to continued success for Viking athletics for years to come.”</p> <p>"I am very thankful to have worked with so many dedicated and talented administrators, coaches and student athletes here at CSU,” Parry adds. "Cleveland State is a special university and I am incredibly honored to have been able to play a role in advancing its mission as a leading urban university.”</p> <p>Parry was hired as CSU’s interim athletic director in 2010 and became the permanent AD in 2011. During his tenure the university won the 2012-13 James McCafferty Trophy as the best athletics program in the Horizon League, opened the Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion (the only indoor tennis facility in the conference) and introduced its 17th Division I sport, men’s lacrosse, which will begin play in 2017. In addition, the cumulative GPA of CSU student athletes is 3.19 and over the last five years 331 individuals have been named to the Horizon League’s Academic Honor Roll.</p> <p>"Wins and losses fade, but relationships with people, particularly the students I have been able to mentor, have provided me with memories that will last a lifetime," Parry says.</p> <p>Prior to joining CSU, Parry spent 16 years as the athletic director at Butler University, during which time the Bulldogs co-hosted two NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Fours and won five Horizon League McCafferty Trophies. Parry’s efforts also built the foundation that ultimately led to the school’s men’s basketball team reaching the NCAA title game in 2010 and 2011. Previously, Parry was the athletic director for 11 years at Brown University where he oversaw the planning, funding and building of a $7 million student recreation center and a $9 million intercollegiate athletic complex.</p> <p>A native of Marcellus, N.Y., Parry attended Brown University, where he served as co-captain of the football team while also earning varsity letters in basketball and lacrosse. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brown and a master's in business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:09:26 +0000 6000933 17464 at http://www.csuohio.edu Catherine Hansman Honored for Achievements in Adult & Continuing Education http://www.csuohio.edu/news/catherine-hansman-honored-for-achievements-in-adult-continuing-education <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>CSU Professor is inducted into International Adult Continuing Education Hall of Fame</em></p> <p><img alt="Hansman" height="428" width="300" style="width: 300px; height: 428px; float: right;" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/Hansman.jpg" />Catherine Hansman, a professor of education at Cleveland State University, is a nationally recognized expert and researcher in the field of adult learning and was one of the first to highlight the vital link between mentoring and educational development among adult learners. She has also been a leader in developing standards and policies related to adult education, including serving as president of the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education. These and many other accomplishments have been recognized with her recent induction into the International Adult Continuing Education Hall of Fame.</p> <p>The Hall of Fame honors leaders in the fields of continuing education and adult learning, while highlighting the continued development and importance of these areas to educational practice. Hansman was part of the 2016 class of inductees that were honored at the Online Consortium Conference, sponsored by AAACE in November.</p> <p>“I have long had a passion for adult learning which was sparked by my own experience as a non-traditional student,” Hansman says. “I am deeply grateful that my efforts to enhance the field have made a difference and would like to thank the Hall of Fame for this incredible honor.”</p> <p>Hansman was working as a music teacher when she decided to go back to school to get her bachelor’s degree and teacher certification, working part and full time while completing the program. Later, as a computer analyst and trainer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, she worked regularly with adult learners and developed an interest in how she could improve techniques for effectively teaching these individuals.  Subsequently, she taught university developmental writing classes to mostly adult learners while advocating for and working with returning adult students as director of a center for women and returning adults.</p> <p>“My own background as an adult learner made me very empathetic to the people I worked with at Wright Patterson and at the university, and I really became interested in how adult learning differed from more traditional education methods as well as how to make it better,” Hansman adds. “I went back to school, ultimately completed my doctorate in adult and community education and decided to make this my life’s work.”</p> <p>Hansman has taught at CSU for 19 years and is currently director of the Master’s of Education in Health Professions Education program. She previously served as program coordinator of the Master’s of Education in Adult Learning and Development program and as interim chair of the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning. Hansman is also the author or editor of three books, including <em>Educational Leadership and Organizational Management: Linking Theories to Practice</em>, released in fall 2016. As a researcher she is best known for her work linking mentoring, learning and development and contextual issues, and her monograph, <em>Critical Perspectives on Mentoring: Trends &amp; Issues</em>, is considered required reading in the field.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 20:41:26 +0000 6001047 17456 at http://www.csuohio.edu CSU Presents Fourth Annual Startup Vikes Competition, February 24-26 http://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-presents-fourth-annual-startup-vikes-competition-february-24-26 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Event provides pathways for Cleveland entrepreneurs</em></p> <p><em><img alt="StartUp Vikes" class="media-element file-default" info="%22media%22%7D" height="430" src="/sites/default/files/StartUpVikes.jpg" title="" typeof="Image" width="800" /></em></p> <p>Entrepreneurs, developers, designers, marketers, inventors and startup enthusiasts will have the opportunity to share ideas, form teams, build prototypes and launch a business, all within the span of a single weekend, at Cleveland State University’s fourth annual Startup Vikes competition.</p> <p>The event runs Friday, February 24<sup>th</sup> through Sunday, February 26<sup>th</sup>, 2017 in CSU’s Student Center Ballroom, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland.</p> <p>Using Lean Startup methodologies, Startup Vikes begins with pitches, voting for the top ideas and team formation. A series of workshops then guides participants through building a business including business modeling, customer development, branding, revenue/financial models, legal pointers and pitching to investors.</p> <p>A cash infusion and prize packages are awarded to the top three businesses formed from the weekend.</p> <p>“Startup Vikes provides a pathway for entrepreneurship,” said Colette Hart, senior director of the Centers for Outreach and Engagement in CSU’s Monte Ahuja College of Business. “It demonstrates Cleveland State University’s commitment to providing innovative programming that engages beyond the classroom and impacts the greater community.”</p> <p>Tickets are $49 for CSU students and $125 for community members. The cost includes all workshops, meals from Friday afternoon through Sunday night, snacks, beverages, resources, access to experts and more. Register at: <a href="http://www.startupvikes.com">www.startupvikes.com</a>.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:49:56 +0000 6000933 17394 at http://www.csuohio.edu President’s Holiday Reception http://www.csuohio.edu/news/president%E2%80%99s-holiday-reception <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>President’s Holiday Reception</strong></p> <p><strong><span>Wednesday, December 7, 2016</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>2:00 – 4:00 p.m.</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>Student Center Glasscock Family Foundation Ballroom</span></strong></p> <p><img alt="Toys for Tots" height="96" width="300" style="float: right;" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/toys-for-tots.png" /></p> <p><em><strong><span>Toys for Tots Donation</span></strong></em></p> <p><span>During this holiday season we ask that you bring a new, unwrapped toy that will be distributed to a child that is less fortunate in our community by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. </span></p></div></div></div> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:20:10 +0000 6001031 17391 at http://www.csuohio.edu New Book Examines Jewish Identity and Jazz Music http://www.csuohio.edu/news/new-book-examines-jewish-identity-and-jazz-music <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Presents first comprehensive analysis of how jazz has been used to explore Jewish experience</em></p> <p><img alt="Jews &amp; Jazz" height="452" width="300" style="width: 300px; height: 452px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: right;" class="media-element file-default" title="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="/sites/default/files/JewsAndJazz.jpg" /></p> <p>Jazz history includes numerous contributions from Jewish artists, from Benny Goodman to John Zorn, who have played a major role in the development of the music from its birth in New Orleans to the present day. However, there has been little examination of why so many Jewish musicians gravitated to jazz or how they used the music to explore Jewish identity and experience.</p> <p><em>Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity</em>, a new book by Charles Hersch, chair of the Department of Political Science at Cleveland State University, seeks to answer these question and shed light on how jazz music reflected and influenced “Jewishness” in 20<sup>th</sup> Century America.</p> <p>“I have long had an interest in music and politics as well as a love for jazz music and was struck by the fact that there had been little analysis of why so many Jewish musicians chose to focus on jazz,” Hersch says. “Through this book I hope to provide a better understanding of how Jewish musicians expressed their identities through the music and how that expression transformed as Jewish identity changed through the years.”</p> <p>Hersch argues that in the 1920s and 1930s, when Jews were seen as foreigners, Jewish jazz musicians fought for a more inclusive America, for themselves and for African Americans. They did this both by creating music that would represent ethnic diversity and by forming interracial bands. As Jews became more accepted in society, during the 1940s, musicians wary of assimilation gravitated to jazz’s outsider status, using the music to identify with African Americans and “re-minoritize.” Finally, beginning in the 1960s and continuing today, some Jewish musicians have combined jazz and Jewish music into a hybrid form that explores and advances their identities as Jews in a multicultural society.</p> <p>“Jazz music has provided an avenue for an ongoing conversation about race and ethnicity that Jewish musicians have contributed to and gained inspiration from,” Hersch adds. “By better understanding how Jews have used jazz we can gain more knowledge about the evolution of the Jewish experience in America and the ways music can serve as a vehicle for ethnic dialogue.”</p> <p>The book is part of Routledge Press’ Transnational Studies in Jazz series and can be purchased online at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Jews-Jazz-Improvising-Charles-Hersch/dp/1138195790">https://www.amazon.com/Jews-Jazz-Improvising-Charles-Hersch/dp/1138195790</a>. In addition, Hersch will be doing a book reading and signing at 7 p.m., Monday, December 12 at the Beachwood Public Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, OH.</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:20:12 +0000 6000933 17281 at http://www.csuohio.edu Ohio’s Public Universities Enhance Efficiency, Affordability and Retention http://www.csuohio.edu/news/ohio%E2%80%99s-public-universities-enhance-efficiency-affordability-and-retention <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><em>Making significant progress on efforts to increase degree attainment</em></p> <p>Recognizing the urgent need to quickly and substantially increase the number of Ohioans with postsecondary education credentials, Ohio’s public four-year universities have launched a wide range of initiatives designed to increase efficiency, affordability and degree attainment. But while these efforts are enhancing higher educational quality, more state support is essential to ensure we have the high-skilled workers necessary to be successful in our increasingly high-tech world.</p> <p>“Ohio faces a severe talent gap and if we do not close it good, high-paying jobs, and the companies producing them, will leave our state” said Ronald M. Berkman, president of Cleveland State University.</p> <p>Experts note that Ohio will need to produce 1.7 million additional post-secondary degree holders by 2025 to meet business demand.</p> <p>“To thrive and prosper economically, Ohio must dramatically increase the number of individuals with college degrees, and Ohio’s public universities to implement new innovations that can help us reach that goal,” added Berkman, who is serving a two-year term as President of the Inter-University Council of Ohio, an association that represents Ohio's 13 public universities and two freestanding medical colleges.</p> <p>Among the many steps universities are taking to enhance retention and completion include the following:</p> <ul><li>Each public university in the state has developed plans to provide all in-state undergraduate students the opportunity to reduce the cost of earning a degree by 5 percent. For example, in partnership with the Association of Public Land Grant Universities, Cleveland State provides bridge scholarships to senior students, who have maxed out of financial aid, so they are able to complete their degrees.</li> <li>Ohio’s public universities have also implemented completion plans that outline specific strategies for increasing the number of students earning postsecondary education credentials, particularly those needed for high-demand, living–wage occupations. As part of this effort, CSU has implemented a campaign which utilize active outreach from academic advisors, email marketing and social media to encourage students to take at least 15 credit hours per semester, which will help ensure students graduate on time and with less debt.</li> <li>Each university has conducted an efficiency review and implementation plan designed to improve operational quality and enhance academic success for all students. For example, CSU has established specific five-year goals for generating re-deployable resources to benefit students. These savings were achieved through a comprehensive review of operational budgets and will be targeted at faculty initiatives, scholarship programs and other activities that specifically improve student success.</li> </ul><p>Berkman also commended the Governor and state legislature for their efforts to increase state support for higher education over the last two years, but noted state funding per student remains 27 percent below the national average.</p> <p>“At a time when Ohio’s public universities play such an important role in preparing students to achieve their full potential, driving economic growth and supporting a strong democracy, support for our universities has been significantly impacted by the effects of the Great Recession,” noted Berkman. “Continued progress on raising education attainment levels and creating economic opportunity will require a continued partnership with state officials to enhance investment in and support for higher education. The pay-off will be a brighter, more prosperous future for Ohio.”</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:44:52 +0000 6000933 17278 at http://www.csuohio.edu President Berkman Delivers State of the University Address http://www.csuohio.edu/news/president-berkman-delivers-state-university-address <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>CSU President Ronald M. Berkman delivers the 2016 State of the University address via video. Watch it here:<br /><img alt="File" class="file-icon" src="/modules/file/icons/video-x-generic.png" title="video/youtube" /><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rmdoshKriY" type="video/youtube; length=0">2016 State of the University Address</a><span> </span></p></div></div></div> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:02:31 +0000 2594392 17122 at http://www.csuohio.edu