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. Read our latest issue, and sign up for our mailing list.

MARCH 2020

Alumna's work as an educator lands her on The Kelly Clarkson show

Kristen Muenster serves some of Columbus, Ohio’s toughest neighborhoods as an intervention specialist at the Academy for Urban Scholars, a dropout recovery school in the heart of the city. Her students hail from hardscrabble homes, beset with a number of challenges – ranging from poverty to homelessness to food insecurity, but Kristen says they’re not unlike any other kid.

Giving Day sets new record
In the seven-year history of Giving Day, support for the University has increased by at least 50% each year, with this year’s performance vastly outpacing last year’s effort.

Community roots

Sam McNulty’s entrepreneurial success has been a huge catalyst for creating Cleveland's Market District in Ohio City. Now, he's exploring new ventures as a real estate developer and investor.

Together, an unstoppable force

Angelia stood in her living room looking at Shaun and realized that their relationship was a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, one that was far more valuable that anything else.

Rascal House helped create memories that last a lifetime

Ask anyone who was a CSU student in the 80s, 90s and early 00s, and they’ll tell you that Rascal House at the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 21st Street was a campus institution.

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APRIL 2020

Learning, working at CSU in the time of COVID-19

Life for many of us, it seems, changed almost in the blink of an eye as the coronavirus quickly spread throughout the country. CSU’s response to COVID-19 was rapid and is closely following the CDC and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s advice. Learn how the University adapted to the dramatic new needs of students, faculty and staff.

Coping with COVID-19
Dr. Katherine Judge, associate professor of psychology at CSU, offers helpful tips to navigate a new world of social distancing, isolation and quarantines.

Finding joy

With all that the world is experiencing currently, alumna Lisa Ryan, an expert in gratitude, encourages us to look for the good that's all around us.

Life interrupted

Native Chicagoan Jesse Prado was finishing his first semester at CSU, settling in to campus life, making new friends and carving his place in Cleveland, when everything changed.

Addressing food insecurity among students

Over the last three years, Lift Up Vikes! has distributed over 130,000 pounds of food to CSU students, and morphed from a food pantry into a full service resource center.

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