Viking Pride Newsletter

We know you're busy, so each month, we distill all of the latest Cleveland State news and capture it in Viking Pride, a newsletter exclusively for alumni and friends. Take a look back at past issues, and sign up for our mailing list.


February 2017

Breaking down barriers, serving with distinction; Vowed Vikings winner; AHA Festival brings world-renowned authors, performers to CSU; Introduction the 2016-17 Class of Fascinating Alumni; CSU names new athletic directors; Looking for a way to lead a change?; CSU is heading to Arizona for Cleveland Indians Spring Training; In our backyard, a treasure trove

January 2017

New year, same you?; Alumni Association hosts first-ever Alumni Recognition Reception; Have a CSU love story for the ages?; CSU alumnus named to Forbes' 2017 30 under 30 list; Homegrown leader has a vision and passion for CLE; Cleveland State magazine is now online; Women's Leadership Conversations; Congratulations, grads


November 2016

Do ghosts inhabit Mather Mansion?; We're making room in our trophy case; President Berkman delivers State of University address; Gene research continues to blaze new trails; Making Cleveland shine; Two alumni honored for professional achievements; Add Viking gear to your holiday shopping list; TEDxClevelandStateUniversity captivates, inspires

October 2016

Come rain or come shine, we Vikings represent; Distinguished Alumni Award dazzles; CSU breaks ground on new Washkewicz College of Engineering facility; CSU and St. Vincent Charity seek to foster medical innovation in Downtown Cleveland; CSU prof takes on the wild campaign season at Alumni College event; Three alumni to present at TEDxClevelandStateUniversity

September 2016

Homecoming begins this week; DAA 2016: Honoring the exceptional; Give back, stay connected and become a Viking Volunteer; Another banner year for CSU alumni; CSU among the best in the nation; President Obama awards alumna prestigious honor for excellence in teaching; Class of 2020: the largest freshman class in history; Former basketball great Clinton Ransey back on campus, making good on a promise

August 2016

Alumni help Cleveland shine during RNC; Reconnect, catch up with old friends at Homecoming; Celebrating our best and brightest; Lee Fisher named interim dean of Cleveland-Marshall of Law; American Greetings becomes third corporate chapter; Cleveland-Marshall alumni, 82, named one of Crain Cleveland's 8 over 80; Chicago welcomes Cleveland State

May 2016

Welcome 2,200+ new alumni: Commencement brings joy, families, great speakers; CSU young alumni invited to engage with Cleveland during CLE YP Week; Engaged CSU grad Thomas Hopkins encourages students to pay it forward; Radiance was stellar success, raising $1.1 million for student scholarships; Women’s Leadership Symposium Offered “The Power of We"; Volunteer leaders looked at leveraging University’s strengths; Mark your calendar for Homecoming 2016; CSU honors 10 “Women of Influence”; Six CSU accomplished alumnae honored by YWCA, Crain’s

April 2016

Women’s Leadership Conference draws, connects, inspires more than 800; Hats off to CSU volunteers, especially Dave Guinther; Internationally acclaimed CSU Poetry Center is a point of pride; Earth Day is April 22: We salute Peter Bode, BS ’12, Cuyahoga River Restoration, Radiance – CSU Realizing the Promise is May 13; Roland V. Anglin, Ph.D., appointed dean of Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs; U.K. research project gave senior Lauren Schaeffer a head start on international business career; For the sake of students, donors respond to Engage: The Campaign for Cleveland State; Readership survey to be emailed to random sample of Cleveland State readers

March 2016

Guentzler is the man behind the Cleveland International Film Festival; Inspiration for the Soul: CSU, Ohio University sponsor Women's Leadership Symposium April 13; New adventures for Nursing School Dean Vida Lock; Fast motion Innerlink video brings back a rush of memories… especially for grads who stuck the stickers; Readership survey to be emailed to random sample of Cleveland State readers; Floridians extend warm welcome to CSU in two enriching events; Smashing success: Giving Day inspires 584 donors to give $55,615 in 24 hours

February 2016

Love at first M&M: the Steigerwald CSU love story; Bazniks win basket in our first Vowed Vikings drawing; Registration now live for Women's Leadership Symposium April 13 with leadership advocate Rachel Talton, Ice Bucket Challenge promoter Nancy Frates; CSU retires jersey numbers for basketball stars Norris Cole '11 and Kailey Klein '10; Light up social media: Giving day is Feb. 24; Get the Old Gang Together!; President's Op-Ed piece published on influential public policy site 

January 2016

More than 1,000 graduates join Alumni Association; CSU 2015: Year in Review; In presidential election year, journalist Tim Russert is sorely missed; Jewish Federation building razed for apartment construction; Keeping your New Year's resolutions; Physical is therapy for nontraditional student


November 2015

There's no place like home for the holidays; How am I thankful? Let me count the ways; "The lessons I learned at CSU - I'm still using them today."; Pair this with your holiday turkey and thank us later; The smiles say it all; Treading where LeBron has trod

October 2015

Fascinating Alumni: Jean O'Leary and Rick Smith, Jr.; A stunning new home for the future of health education; The Class of 2019 Mindset list; Nursing students seeks to make global impact

September 2015

Homecoming 2015: Join the celebration; We're GREEN with pride; CSU among best universities in the nation; Your new alumni house; Honoring the late Congressman Louis Stokes '53

June 2015

CSU launches $100 million fundraising campaign; First Women's Leadership Symposium connects alumni across the region; Homecoming 2015: You'll have the time of your life; Flying Circus of Physics video series debuts

April 2015

Be amazing: Celebrate women's leadership on April 15; Having a laugh with the POTUS; Giving Day soars to new record; Alumni leaders at GE establish $500,000 gift

February 2015

CSU pumps $679 million into Northeast Ohio's economy; Architect Robert P. Madison "honored beyond belief" at CSU salute; Sibs Sasha and Natasha run one Bear of a restaurant

January 2015

New book celebrates CSU memories; Welcome, Sherwin-Williams; Eugene Malinskiy, alumnus and biomedical innovator, named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list 


December 2014

Families give $2.3 million to create CSU program for foster care youth; Endowed professorship advances environmental and energy law; Valedictorian Adam Davenport is remaking a Cleveland neighborhood

October/November 2014

What will the next 50 bring? Join us for a talk on CSU's future; He sees campus through a new lens; $1.4 million gift from Medical Mutual promotes varsity programs and community wellness

September 2014

Wow, what a weekend; And the response to our Green to Gold 50th ice cream...; Nine join ranks of CSU's Distinguished Alumni

May 2014

Oh Hail, Homecoming and the 50th are drawing near; Let us help plan your reunion this fall; Watch, weep and wish them welcome

April 2014

Green. It's our color and our promise; Huffington Post debuts President Berkman blog; CSU kicks off 50th anniversary festivities this fall; A history of her own

March 2014

50 ways we're like no other; U.S. News & World Report ranks CSU graduate programs among best in the nation; An A for all that you do

February 2014

Don't miss The Showdown; A chat about chocolate; On my way

January 2014

From Holiday Inn to Health Sciences hotspot; Talks to jaguars. Guards national treasures. Unearths rare finds. Oh yeah, teaches too; See the beast that ate Rascal House!


November 2013

Thank you Don, Pamela and Parker Hannifin; In pursuit of happiness; Need some party patter? Try these fun facts

October 2013

Countdown to Homecoming!; Student success reaches new heights; Up close with the Vikes

September 2013

A new Vike in town; Alma Matters: Homecoming 2013; Be seen at the dazzling Distinguished Alumni Awards; Born to be (legally) wild