CSU2U Florida

Feb 20

CSU2U Florida

  • February 20
  • February 23, 2017

We’ve built three great events–just for you!

Connect with other Clevelanders in Florida. Reminisce and enjoy common recollections about Cleveland and CSU. Learn about the new programs and initiatives underway on campus. Experience some of our academic thought-leaders as they present engaging classes on contemporary topics.

*All CSU Alumni, family members, and friends are invited to participate in this special experience.


  • Monday, February 20 Day 1
    • 1:30 PM5:00 PM
      The Villages
      Palmer Legends Club
      1635 Palmer Way
      The Villages, Florida 32162

      Join us for two of our classes followed by a reception of Vikings living at The Villages.

      1:30pm - Check-in 

      1:45pm - 2:45pm
      Why Donald Trump was Elected President and what his Presidency means for America
      Cleveland-Marshall Law School Interim Dean Lee Fisher will explore the unseen forces that shaped the Trump upset and what the Trump presidency will mean for domestic and foreign policy and the Supreme Court.

      3:00pm - 4:00pm
      Use it or Lose it? Cognitive Ability with Advancing Age.
      Dr. Timothy Gaspar, Dean of the School of Nursing, will lead a fascinating discussion on cognitive ability, the factors that influence cognitive function, and considerations for maintaining high levels of function as we age gracefully.

      4:00pm - 6:30pm
      Reception and CSU Update
      End your “class day” or start your happy time of day with fellow alumni and friends. Come prepared to have fun!


  • Tuesday, February 21 Day 2
    • 4:30 PM7:00 PM
      Hyatt Regency Sarasota on Sarasota Bay
      1000 Boulevard of the Arts
      Sarasota, Florida 34236

      4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
      Reception and CSU Update
      We’re coming back to the Sarasota area to reconnect with alumni and friends.  Join us for this reception as we celebrate all that’s special about Cleveland and Cleveland State University.  Hear the latest updates about the University and the city; Meet Dr. Timothy Gaspar, the new dean of the School of Nursing.


  • Thursday, February 23 Day 3
    • 1:00 PM7:00 PM
      Alumni College at Ft. Myers
      Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort
      17260 Harbour Pointe Dr.
      Fort Myers, Florida 33908

      Stay the Day… or Part of the Day.
      CSU2U grew out of what was historically a southwest Florida cocktail reception.  In recent years, we’ve introduced educational content to the program and the feedback has been sensational. You may attend the entire day and enjoy these classes and the reception, or just attend the evening reception to socialize. What’s most important to us is you connecting with one another, and you connecting back with CSU.

      1:00 - 1:45pm - Check-in for Classes
      1:30 - 2:30pm - Class Session I
      2:45 - 3:45pm - Class Session II
      4:00 - 5:00pm - Class Session III
      5:00 - 7:30pm - Reception

      1:30pm - 2:30pm - Class Session I
      Aging Myth Busters
      Using real-life examples, Dr. Kathy Judge will discuss and dispel current myths about the aging process. The session will focus on how the process of aging has changed over the years, including factors related to increased longevity; the role of biology and life experience; and how we define and achieve successful aging.  Research from a diverse range of disciplines including neuroscience, psychology, and public policy will be presented to highlight key issues and findings about the aging process.

      1:30pm - 2:30pm - Class Session I
      Believing in Cleveland
      Drawing from his forthcoming book, Believing in Cleveland: Managing Decline in “The Best Location in the Nation,” Dr. Mark Souther recounts how city leaders’ visions for revitalizing downtown Cleveland transformed between the 1950s and the 1970s. Subjects include an unrealized downtown subway, the Erieview plan, image-building efforts during the Carl Strokes mayoralty, and the nation-leading Playhouse Square theater restoration.

      2:45pm - 3:45pm - Class Session II
      Curating Cities from Cleveland to Kenya
      Dr. Mark Souther shares the path-breaking Cleveland Historical mobile history app he developed at Cleveland State University, including how it led to the development of Curatescape, a able CSU students and their African counterparts to research and curate Kenya’s third largest city.

      2:45pm - 3:45pm - Class Session II
      The Secret Sauce of City Success
      Cleveland-Marshall Interim Dean Lee Fisher will talk about the renaissance of American cities and why change in America is coming from the ground up in our cities far more than from Washington D.C. and our state capitols.

      4:00pm - 5:00pm - Class Session III
      Why Donald Trump was elected President and what his Presidency means for America
      Cleveland-Marshall Interim Dean Lee Fisher will talk about the renaissance of American cities and why change in America is coming from the ground up in our cities far more than from Washington D.C. and our state capitols.

      4:00pm -  5:00pm - Class Session III 
      Interventions for Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia/Memory Loss
      Caring for an individual with dementia/memory loss can be very stressful and challenging and can result in negative outcomes such as depression, role captivity, caregiver burden and chronic health conditions. Dr. Kathy Judge will discuss current non-pharmacological, evidence-based skills and techniques for caregivers to use when providing care to a loved one with dementia/memory loss and in managing and coping with their caregiving role. Intervention areas include: communicating effectively; managing memory; staying engaged physically, cognitively, and socially; recognizing emotions and behaviors; planning for the future; and accessing resources and social support.