Cleveland State University

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Points of Pride

University
  • CSU wins U.S. Department of Education $2 million award. The 5-year Title III grant will be used to build undergraduate student learning communities, develop individualized advising, install smart classrooms, and conduct faculty development focused on enhancing student engagement.
  • Three students win first Ingenuity undergraduate research competition. Kathleen Klein, Teresa Michelle Obrero, and Abigail Tropiano each received $1,000 in recognition of their achievements in combining creativity with research to benefit the region.
  • Building Blocks for the Future, a $200+ million campus master plan is underway. A new recreation center, new parking facility, conversion of Fenn Tower into a student residence hall, and a new administration center have been completed. The restoration of landmark Howe Mansion and extension of Main Classroom building will be completed in the Fall of 2007.
  • The economic impact of CSU on Northeast Ohio exceeds $250 million annually and keeps more than 3,000 people employed full time.
  • Cleveland State named a University Transportation Center (UTC). This designation brings $2 million in federal funding over a four-year period for research, curriculum development, outreach training and safety programs, scholarships and more. Cleveland State 's UTC will focus exclusively on the critical issue of work zone safety and protecting highway workers. CSU student John Cleary was named Outstanding Student of the Year by the Council of University Transportation Centers for his projects and research on concrete and its applications.
  • First in State with Three OBOR Fellowships. In 2007 Cleveland State was again the only public or private university or college in the state with three student recipients of Graduate/Professional Fellowships from the Ohio Board of Regents. Since the program began 20 years ago, Cleveland State students have received more than $425,000 in scholarships for graduate study.
Nance College of Business Administration
  • Student Team Places Second -- Participating for the first time in the KeyBank/Fisher College of Business Minority MBA Case Competition, a CSU team of MBA students placed second. Teams came from 16 universities including Case Western Reserve, Penn State, Rice, Syracuse, North Carolina - Chapel Hill and Vanderbilt. The CSU team finished just behind Purdue.
  • Cleveland State adds MBA program in Brunswick beginning in August 2007. The MBA in Brunswick joins the Nance College 's other successful MBA programs in Westlake, Mayfield Village and Solon. These highly popular, off-campus programs are ideal for professionals who must balance careers, homes and families. The 10-week, accelerated semester terms allow students to take two courses a week on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30-9:30 p.m., including summer.
  • AACSB Accreditations – Fewer than 15 percent of the world's business schools have earned accreditation by AACSB International – the hallmark of excellence in management education. The Nance College of Business Administration holds accreditation from AACSB in both business and accounting, placing it in a very select group of business schools in the nation.
College of Education and Human Services
  • The Ohio Department of Education awarded Cleveland State University $1 million to provide fast-track training to future teachers of life sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic.
  • Students pass licensure examinations at very high rates. Teacher education graduates achieved a 95% passage rate on Praxis II and 99% on Praxis III while nursing majors achieved 98% passage rate and counseling majors 100% on their licensing exams.
  • New Ph.D. Counseling Psychology track began admitting students 2006.
Fenn College of Engineering
  • Fenn Academy supports high school students interested in Engineering with financial support and educational programs at affiliated high schools.
  • $3 million was donated by Parker Hannifin for the endowment fund for undergraduate and graduate scholarships in Engineering.
  • Wright Center of Innovation established with $23.8 million from Ohio Third Frontier Program. The Wright Center for Sensor Systems Engineering (WCSSE) — a statewide network of industry, higher education, and government agencies — will develop a “one-stop shop” for industry working on integrating sensor system into their products.

A Bicycle built by two
Mark and Matt Milliren
Mark and Matt Milliren pooled their knowledge of fluid mechanics and machine dynamics to create a hydraulic bicycle that's quieter, smoother and more efficient than traditional ones. That's the kind of student you'll find at CSU.


Cleveland-Marshall Law School
  • Pass rate of Bar Exam over 80%. Eighty-two percent of CSU law students who took the Ohio Bar exam for the first time during summer 2006 and Winter 2007 passed. This places CSU in fifth place among all Ohio law schools.
  • New housing law fellowships allow Cleveland State students to help poor and elderly homeowners. Under the supervision of the law school's Urban Development Law faculty, two Fellows on yearlong stipends will provide legal counsel to clients – defendants in code enforcement cases – referred to the Clinic by Housing Court Judge Raymond L. Pianka.
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Middle Eastern Studies Program -- comprehensive, interdisciplinary program in the history, geography, environment, politics, arts, economy and religion of the Middle East. Established with U.S. Department of Education Title VI-A grant, this program is the only one of its kind in Northeast Ohio.
  • Bioethics Program in the Philosophy Department -- engages students in an examination of critical bioethical issues in the age of technology. Both graduate and undergraduate students can now enroll in online Certificate in Bioethics.
  • School of Communication – develops two new graduate programs. Consistently ranked among top eight for undergraduates, recently evaluated as top terminal-MA degree granting institution in the nation.
College of Science
  • Cleveland State graduate earns award from the Gerontological Society of America for research linking animal-assisted therapy with better health and quality of life for people over age 65. Kayla O'Malley's paper "Take One Dog and Call Me in the Morning: Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy on People Over Age 65" was her undergraduate thesis for a psychology honors seminar.
  • Pass rates on national certification examinations for graduates in health care professions meet or exceed national average . In Physical Therapy, Speech and Hearing, and School Psychology pass rates were 100% during 2006.
  • Cleveland State University 's joint Ph.D. program with The Cleveland Clinic in Biomedical Science received a federal grant of $506,688 from the U.S. Department of Education as a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Biology Scholars Award. This program provides tuition, stipends, and reimburses conference travel for eligible graduate students.

His research may help catch criminals
Mike Bukys
Mike Bukys' advanced work on blood coagulation made him the sole winner of this year's prestigious J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Scientific Scholarship to advance law enforcement for the FBI. That's the kind of student you'll find at CSU.


Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs