"CSU Matters" Newsletter

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Each month, President Bloomberg shares news, updates and a few behind-the-scenes peeks at what's happening at CSU.

April 2024
During a visit to the School of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences, President Bloomberg spoke with students and faculty about the impact of music and music education on their lives. Also in this newsletter: recent recognition from ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge and congratulations to the men's and women's basketball teams.

February 2024
President Bloomberg filmed this month's CSU Matters from the road during a trip to Florida to meet with alumni and friends of the University. Via Zoom, she spoke with members of the newly constituted President's Equity Roundtable. Also in this edition of the newsletter: the "Protest to Progress" on-campus exhibition, Forbes' latest rankings of midsize employers, and the Monte Ahuja Endowed Chair in Global Business.

January 2024
In this month's video, President Bloomberg spoke with students, staff and administrators about the new Division of Student Belonging and Success, which was established in fall 2023. President Bloomberg also shared news about the College of Law's new Animal Law Center and Clinic and CSU's spot on the latest Forbes rankings of the best employers for veterans.

December 2023
President Bloomberg met with faculty members and students from the College of Health's Speech and Hearing Clinic, which is a part of the Department of Communication Science and Disorders. This month's newsletter also includes details on the new Global Tech Experience and the announcement of our Fall 2023 valedictorian

November 2023
In this month's video, President Bloomberg highlighted the Sport and Entertainment Management program in the Monte Ahuja College of Business. This newletters also features Dr. Jill Gordon, the new dean of the Levin College of Public Affairs and Education; CSU's annual Veterans Day appreciation ceremony; and student Stephanie Ginese, winner of the Cleveland Arts Prize. 

October 2023
President Bloomberg celebrated the 15-year anniversary of the Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD) by speaking with the Center's director, faculty and research assistants. This month's newsletter also includes information on the new Beth E. Mooney Center for Transformative Leadership, the Sherwin-Williams Career Accelerator and the recent Special Olympics event on campus.

September 2023
At the start of the fall semester, President Bloomberg visited the Rec Center to talk healthy habits, fitness and wellness. This edition of CSU Matters also includes information on a new grant and new dean for the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Honors College and the Kaplan All Access program's benefit to CSU alumni.

August 2023
President Bloomberg talked with students in the Math Corps Cleveland program, hosted by CSU. In this program, middle and high school students strengthen their math skills and learn to be role models and mentors. Also in this month's newsletter: the newest appointees to the Board of Trustees, the Vikings Athletics annual report, and the Vikings CHAMPS summer program as featured on WKYC-Channel 3.

July 2023
At the School of Film and Media Arts, President Bloomberg met with middle and high school students attending the Odyssey summer film program. This month's newsletter also includes news of the College of Graduate Studies' new dean, the fencing team's academic achievements, and the latest rankings for adult learners at CSU.

June 2023
President Bloomberg took a look back at the 2022-23 academic year and highlighted the University's key announcements, initiatives, academic achievements and community members. This newsletter also includes details on the graduating Class of 2023, CSU's economic impact study and new leadership for the Monte Ahuja College of Business. President Bloomberg also discusses a new book as part of her Bookshelf recommendation series.

May 2023
CSU's Office of Career Development and Exploration has been hosting a series of career preparation events on campus, and President Bloomberg met with Brittany Wampler, director, and students impacted by these events and services. In addition, this month's newsletter includes the announcement of CSU's newest distinguished professor, the Poetry Center's 60th anniversary and our student-athletes' academic success in 2022-23. President Bloomberg also unveils the first entry in her series of book recommendations.

April 2023
At the Hannah Gibbons-Nottingham School in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, President Bloomberg met Lora Stewart, one of this year's Cleveland Teaching Fellows, and others connected to the Fellowship to discuss the importance of the program. This month's newsletter also includes a recap of Judge Clifton Newman's campus visit, the contract extension for head women's basketball coach Coach Kielsmeier, an award for the Office of Civic Engagement, and the Cleveland Clinic's new quantum computer.

March 2023
President Bloomberg made a visit to the Cavs Legion Lair in Battery Park, where our new esports team competes. While there, she spoke with PJ Farrell, director of esports, and several student-athletes about the program. President Bloomberg also shares news on the men's and women's basketball teams in the Horizon League championships, the University's latest appointment to the Board of Trustees, the world premiere of a student choral composition and faculty research into the benefits of paid leave.

February 2023
At the start of the spring semester, President Bloomberg spoke with Professor Jearl Walker on his legacy of teaching physics at CSU and finding creative, entertaining ways to reach students worldwide. This edition of CSU Matters also includes details on the University's new branding initiative, the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Brunch, Women's Basketball Head Coach Chris Kielsmeier's 500th career win and CSU's partnership with Kaplan.

January 2023
President Bloomberg asked soon-to-be graduates about their CSU experiences and their plans for the future in the hours leading up to the Fall 2022 Commencement ceremony. This month's edition also includes the announcement of Dr. Nigamanth Sridhar as CSU's provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, the academic success of our student-athletes, and a recent grant to study inclusivity in STEM studies. CSU was also named one of the nation's most engaged campuses for student voting.

December 2022
After a whirlwind weekend of student entrepreneurs competing in CSU's StartUp Vikes program, President Bloomberg met with staff from the Monte Ahuja College of Business and the winning teams to discuss the experience. This newsletter also features articles on the University's recently unveiled Master Plan, newest Fulbright Scholar and upcoming Fall Commencement ceremony. And congratulations to the men's soccer team for their Horizon League championship!

November 2022
For the inaugural edition, President Bloomberg spoke with the cast, crew and co-directors of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, this fall's performance by the Theatre and Dance Department. In addition, President Bloomberg highlights a major gift to the University, an important anniversary for the Washkewicz College of Engineering, and an inspiring student story.