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1964: It was a very good year – yeah, yeah, yeah!

Any way you look at it, 1964 was a momentous year – and not just because it saw the founding of Cleveland State University.

Here’s a quick rundown of some other noteworthy “Spirit of ’64” milestones:

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Gonna make you Svet

Now here are two words you don’t often see in the same sentence: “hip-hop” and “violinist.”

They can make beautiful music together, though. Just ask Svet, the internationally acclaimed hip-hop violinist who will perform during Cleveland State University’s 50th Anniversary Block Party on Friday, September 19. The festivities are free and open to the public.

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Norris Cole loves a parade

Norris Cole, the former Cleveland State University basketball standout who now plays for the Miami Heat, knows a thing or two about parades.

When the Heat won the NBA Championship in 2012 and 2013, Cole and the rest of the team paraded through the streets of Miami.

We figure he’ll know exactly what to do when he returns to his alma mater to serve as grand marshal of the CSU Homecoming “Parade of the Decades” on Friday, September 19.

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Campus then and now: #CLEstate50 behind the scenes 
For proof of how dramatically Cleveland State University has changed over the past half-century, look no further than these striking “Then & Now” campus images.
Working off historic “before” photos provided by CSU Archivist William Becker – and with a tip of the Viking helmet to the Cleveland Memory Project – photographer Brian Hart took a virtual trip back and forth in time a few weeks ago to capture the “after” images for a #CLEstate50 promotional campaign. [[MORE]]
“This was a fun assignment,” Hart told ENGAGED. “By using certain fixed reference points – ranging from Rhodes Tower to manhole covers on Euclid Avenue that are still in the same spots as they were in the 1960s – I was able to line up the current photos to match the historic photos as closely as possible.”
The results speak for themselves. The old University Center, affectionately nicknamed “The Cage,” gave way to the new Student Center, the centerpiece of CSU’s  recent $500 million architectural reboot. Viking Hall, the residence hall that was formerly a Holiday Inn, was razed to make room for the Center for Innovation in Health Professions, opening next year. The Intramural Sports Center, housed in a distinctive geodesic dome, has been replaced with the Recreation Center, Cleveland’s premier downtown fitness facility.
Also long gone are Tasty Burger, the Price Building, the Builders Exchange Building and the old CSU Bookstore – replaced, respectively, by the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, the Monte Ahuja College of Business and the Euclid Commons residence hall complex.
To see 50 years fly by in 15 seconds, check out this YouTube playlist for the complete series of “#CLEstate50 Then & Now” videos – and be sure to come see for yourself how much the University has changed since it was founded in 1964 at the CSU 50th Anniversary Block Party on Friday, September 19.
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Campus then and now: #CLEstate50 behind the scenes 
For proof of how dramatically Cleveland State University has changed over the past half-century, look no further than these striking “Then & Now” campus images.
Working off historic “before” photos provided by CSU Archivist William Becker – and with a tip of the Viking helmet to the Cleveland Memory Project – photographer Brian Hart took a virtual trip back and forth in time a few weeks ago to capture the “after” images for a #CLEstate50 promotional campaign. [[MORE]]
“This was a fun assignment,” Hart told ENGAGED. “By using certain fixed reference points – ranging from Rhodes Tower to manhole covers on Euclid Avenue that are still in the same spots as they were in the 1960s – I was able to line up the current photos to match the historic photos as closely as possible.”
The results speak for themselves. The old University Center, affectionately nicknamed “The Cage,” gave way to the new Student Center, the centerpiece of CSU’s  recent $500 million architectural reboot. Viking Hall, the residence hall that was formerly a Holiday Inn, was razed to make room for the Center for Innovation in Health Professions, opening next year. The Intramural Sports Center, housed in a distinctive geodesic dome, has been replaced with the Recreation Center, Cleveland’s premier downtown fitness facility.
Also long gone are Tasty Burger, the Price Building, the Builders Exchange Building and the old CSU Bookstore – replaced, respectively, by the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, the Monte Ahuja College of Business and the Euclid Commons residence hall complex.
To see 50 years fly by in 15 seconds, check out this YouTube playlist for the complete series of “#CLEstate50 Then & Now” videos – and be sure to come see for yourself how much the University has changed since it was founded in 1964 at the CSU 50th Anniversary Block Party on Friday, September 19.
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Campus then and now: #CLEstate50 behind the scenes 
For proof of how dramatically Cleveland State University has changed over the past half-century, look no further than these striking “Then & Now” campus images.
Working off historic “before” photos provided by CSU Archivist William Becker – and with a tip of the Viking helmet to the Cleveland Memory Project – photographer Brian Hart took a virtual trip back and forth in time a few weeks ago to capture the “after” images for a #CLEstate50 promotional campaign. [[MORE]]
“This was a fun assignment,” Hart told ENGAGED. “By using certain fixed reference points – ranging from Rhodes Tower to manhole covers on Euclid Avenue that are still in the same spots as they were in the 1960s – I was able to line up the current photos to match the historic photos as closely as possible.”
The results speak for themselves. The old University Center, affectionately nicknamed “The Cage,” gave way to the new Student Center, the centerpiece of CSU’s  recent $500 million architectural reboot. Viking Hall, the residence hall that was formerly a Holiday Inn, was razed to make room for the Center for Innovation in Health Professions, opening next year. The Intramural Sports Center, housed in a distinctive geodesic dome, has been replaced with the Recreation Center, Cleveland’s premier downtown fitness facility.
Also long gone are Tasty Burger, the Price Building, the Builders Exchange Building and the old CSU Bookstore – replaced, respectively, by the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, the Monte Ahuja College of Business and the Euclid Commons residence hall complex.
To see 50 years fly by in 15 seconds, check out this YouTube playlist for the complete series of “#CLEstate50 Then & Now” videos – and be sure to come see for yourself how much the University has changed since it was founded in 1964 at the CSU 50th Anniversary Block Party on Friday, September 19.
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Campus then and now: #CLEstate50 behind the scenes 
For proof of how dramatically Cleveland State University has changed over the past half-century, look no further than these striking “Then & Now” campus images.
Working off historic “before” photos provided by CSU Archivist William Becker – and with a tip of the Viking helmet to the Cleveland Memory Project – photographer Brian Hart took a virtual trip back and forth in time a few weeks ago to capture the “after” images for a #CLEstate50 promotional campaign. [[MORE]]
“This was a fun assignment,” Hart told ENGAGED. “By using certain fixed reference points – ranging from Rhodes Tower to manhole covers on Euclid Avenue that are still in the same spots as they were in the 1960s – I was able to line up the current photos to match the historic photos as closely as possible.”
The results speak for themselves. The old University Center, affectionately nicknamed “The Cage,” gave way to the new Student Center, the centerpiece of CSU’s  recent $500 million architectural reboot. Viking Hall, the residence hall that was formerly a Holiday Inn, was razed to make room for the Center for Innovation in Health Professions, opening next year. The Intramural Sports Center, housed in a distinctive geodesic dome, has been replaced with the Recreation Center, Cleveland’s premier downtown fitness facility.
Also long gone are Tasty Burger, the Price Building, the Builders Exchange Building and the old CSU Bookstore – replaced, respectively, by the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, the Monte Ahuja College of Business and the Euclid Commons residence hall complex.
To see 50 years fly by in 15 seconds, check out this YouTube playlist for the complete series of “#CLEstate50 Then & Now” videos – and be sure to come see for yourself how much the University has changed since it was founded in 1964 at the CSU 50th Anniversary Block Party on Friday, September 19.
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Campus then and now: #CLEstate50 behind the scenes 
For proof of how dramatically Cleveland State University has changed over the past half-century, look no further than these striking “Then & Now” campus images.
Working off historic “before” photos provided by CSU Archivist William Becker – and with a tip of the Viking helmet to the Cleveland Memory Project – photographer Brian Hart took a virtual trip back and forth in time a few weeks ago to capture the “after” images for a #CLEstate50 promotional campaign. [[MORE]]
“This was a fun assignment,” Hart told ENGAGED. “By using certain fixed reference points – ranging from Rhodes Tower to manhole covers on Euclid Avenue that are still in the same spots as they were in the 1960s – I was able to line up the current photos to match the historic photos as closely as possible.”
The results speak for themselves. The old University Center, affectionately nicknamed “The Cage,” gave way to the new Student Center, the centerpiece of CSU’s  recent $500 million architectural reboot. Viking Hall, the residence hall that was formerly a Holiday Inn, was razed to make room for the Center for Innovation in Health Professions, opening next year. The Intramural Sports Center, housed in a distinctive geodesic dome, has been replaced with the Recreation Center, Cleveland’s premier downtown fitness facility.
Also long gone are Tasty Burger, the Price Building, the Builders Exchange Building and the old CSU Bookstore – replaced, respectively, by the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, the Monte Ahuja College of Business and the Euclid Commons residence hall complex.
To see 50 years fly by in 15 seconds, check out this YouTube playlist for the complete series of “#CLEstate50 Then & Now” videos – and be sure to come see for yourself how much the University has changed since it was founded in 1964 at the CSU 50th Anniversary Block Party on Friday, September 19.
Zoom Info
Campus then and now: #CLEstate50 behind the scenes 
For proof of how dramatically Cleveland State University has changed over the past half-century, look no further than these striking “Then & Now” campus images.
Working off historic “before” photos provided by CSU Archivist William Becker – and with a tip of the Viking helmet to the Cleveland Memory Project – photographer Brian Hart took a virtual trip back and forth in time a few weeks ago to capture the “after” images for a #CLEstate50 promotional campaign. [[MORE]]
“This was a fun assignment,” Hart told ENGAGED. “By using certain fixed reference points – ranging from Rhodes Tower to manhole covers on Euclid Avenue that are still in the same spots as they were in the 1960s – I was able to line up the current photos to match the historic photos as closely as possible.”
The results speak for themselves. The old University Center, affectionately nicknamed “The Cage,” gave way to the new Student Center, the centerpiece of CSU’s  recent $500 million architectural reboot. Viking Hall, the residence hall that was formerly a Holiday Inn, was razed to make room for the Center for Innovation in Health Professions, opening next year. The Intramural Sports Center, housed in a distinctive geodesic dome, has been replaced with the Recreation Center, Cleveland’s premier downtown fitness facility.
Also long gone are Tasty Burger, the Price Building, the Builders Exchange Building and the old CSU Bookstore – replaced, respectively, by the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, the Monte Ahuja College of Business and the Euclid Commons residence hall complex.
To see 50 years fly by in 15 seconds, check out this YouTube playlist for the complete series of “#CLEstate50 Then & Now” videos – and be sure to come see for yourself how much the University has changed since it was founded in 1964 at the CSU 50th Anniversary Block Party on Friday, September 19.
Zoom Info
Campus then and now: #CLEstate50 behind the scenes 
For proof of how dramatically Cleveland State University has changed over the past half-century, look no further than these striking “Then & Now” campus images.
Working off historic “before” photos provided by CSU Archivist William Becker – and with a tip of the Viking helmet to the Cleveland Memory Project – photographer Brian Hart took a virtual trip back and forth in time a few weeks ago to capture the “after” images for a #CLEstate50 promotional campaign. [[MORE]]
“This was a fun assignment,” Hart told ENGAGED. “By using certain fixed reference points – ranging from Rhodes Tower to manhole covers on Euclid Avenue that are still in the same spots as they were in the 1960s – I was able to line up the current photos to match the historic photos as closely as possible.”
The results speak for themselves. The old University Center, affectionately nicknamed “The Cage,” gave way to the new Student Center, the centerpiece of CSU’s  recent $500 million architectural reboot. Viking Hall, the residence hall that was formerly a Holiday Inn, was razed to make room for the Center for Innovation in Health Professions, opening next year. The Intramural Sports Center, housed in a distinctive geodesic dome, has been replaced with the Recreation Center, Cleveland’s premier downtown fitness facility.
Also long gone are Tasty Burger, the Price Building, the Builders Exchange Building and the old CSU Bookstore – replaced, respectively, by the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, the Monte Ahuja College of Business and the Euclid Commons residence hall complex.
To see 50 years fly by in 15 seconds, check out this YouTube playlist for the complete series of “#CLEstate50 Then & Now” videos – and be sure to come see for yourself how much the University has changed since it was founded in 1964 at the CSU 50th Anniversary Block Party on Friday, September 19.
Zoom Info

Campus then and now: #CLEstate50 behind the scenes

For proof of how dramatically Cleveland State University has changed over the past half-century, look no further than these striking “Then & Now” campus images.

Working off historic “before” photos provided by CSU Archivist William Becker – and with a tip of the Viking helmet to the Cleveland Memory Project – photographer Brian Hart took a virtual trip back and forth in time a few weeks ago to capture the “after” images for a #CLEstate50 promotional campaign.

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Upgrade your wardrobe with a retro-chic CSU shirt 
If you want to make a fashion statement with a vintage Cleveland State University look, you don’t have to go a thrift store.
Just get to the CSU 50th Anniversary Block Party on Friday, September 19. Attendees who bring an old shirt from another college or university can swap it for their choice of one of five cool new CSU T-shirts created especially for this landmark occasion. [[MORE]]
“All of the shirts are retro-inspired,” said David Roll, manager of creative services in University Marketing, who designed the shirts. “We hope people will enjoy wearing a piece of CSU history.”
Roll based his designs on CSU-centric imagery from yesteryear, including the first official CSU T-shirt that was issued to students in the mid-1960s, when CSU was referred to as “The Cleveland State University.” Other new shirts incorporate a vintage Vikings longship, the logo of Fat Glenn’s (a popular campus hangout in the ’60s and ’70s) and the Freddie the Fox mascot of CSU’s predecessor, Fenn College. The final design in the series features the logo of CSU’s Green Turns Gold Weekend.
The block party runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., but check in early if you want a shirt. Only 500 shirts – 100 of each design – will be distributed at the information tent on the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and East 21st Street, in front of the Music and Communication Building.
It’s all for a good cause, too: The traded-in shirts from other institutions of higher education will be washed and donated to local charities.
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Upgrade your wardrobe with a retro-chic CSU shirt 
If you want to make a fashion statement with a vintage Cleveland State University look, you don’t have to go a thrift store.
Just get to the CSU 50th Anniversary Block Party on Friday, September 19. Attendees who bring an old shirt from another college or university can swap it for their choice of one of five cool new CSU T-shirts created especially for this landmark occasion. [[MORE]]
“All of the shirts are retro-inspired,” said David Roll, manager of creative services in University Marketing, who designed the shirts. “We hope people will enjoy wearing a piece of CSU history.”
Roll based his designs on CSU-centric imagery from yesteryear, including the first official CSU T-shirt that was issued to students in the mid-1960s, when CSU was referred to as “The Cleveland State University.” Other new shirts incorporate a vintage Vikings longship, the logo of Fat Glenn’s (a popular campus hangout in the ’60s and ’70s) and the Freddie the Fox mascot of CSU’s predecessor, Fenn College. The final design in the series features the logo of CSU’s Green Turns Gold Weekend.
The block party runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., but check in early if you want a shirt. Only 500 shirts – 100 of each design – will be distributed at the information tent on the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and East 21st Street, in front of the Music and Communication Building.
It’s all for a good cause, too: The traded-in shirts from other institutions of higher education will be washed and donated to local charities.
Zoom Info
Upgrade your wardrobe with a retro-chic CSU shirt 
If you want to make a fashion statement with a vintage Cleveland State University look, you don’t have to go a thrift store.
Just get to the CSU 50th Anniversary Block Party on Friday, September 19. Attendees who bring an old shirt from another college or university can swap it for their choice of one of five cool new CSU T-shirts created especially for this landmark occasion. [[MORE]]
“All of the shirts are retro-inspired,” said David Roll, manager of creative services in University Marketing, who designed the shirts. “We hope people will enjoy wearing a piece of CSU history.”
Roll based his designs on CSU-centric imagery from yesteryear, including the first official CSU T-shirt that was issued to students in the mid-1960s, when CSU was referred to as “The Cleveland State University.” Other new shirts incorporate a vintage Vikings longship, the logo of Fat Glenn’s (a popular campus hangout in the ’60s and ’70s) and the Freddie the Fox mascot of CSU’s predecessor, Fenn College. The final design in the series features the logo of CSU’s Green Turns Gold Weekend.
The block party runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., but check in early if you want a shirt. Only 500 shirts – 100 of each design – will be distributed at the information tent on the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and East 21st Street, in front of the Music and Communication Building.
It’s all for a good cause, too: The traded-in shirts from other institutions of higher education will be washed and donated to local charities.
Zoom Info
Upgrade your wardrobe with a retro-chic CSU shirt 
If you want to make a fashion statement with a vintage Cleveland State University look, you don’t have to go a thrift store.
Just get to the CSU 50th Anniversary Block Party on Friday, September 19. Attendees who bring an old shirt from another college or university can swap it for their choice of one of five cool new CSU T-shirts created especially for this landmark occasion. [[MORE]]
“All of the shirts are retro-inspired,” said David Roll, manager of creative services in University Marketing, who designed the shirts. “We hope people will enjoy wearing a piece of CSU history.”
Roll based his designs on CSU-centric imagery from yesteryear, including the first official CSU T-shirt that was issued to students in the mid-1960s, when CSU was referred to as “The Cleveland State University.” Other new shirts incorporate a vintage Vikings longship, the logo of Fat Glenn’s (a popular campus hangout in the ’60s and ’70s) and the Freddie the Fox mascot of CSU’s predecessor, Fenn College. The final design in the series features the logo of CSU’s Green Turns Gold Weekend.
The block party runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., but check in early if you want a shirt. Only 500 shirts – 100 of each design – will be distributed at the information tent on the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and East 21st Street, in front of the Music and Communication Building.
It’s all for a good cause, too: The traded-in shirts from other institutions of higher education will be washed and donated to local charities.
Zoom Info
Upgrade your wardrobe with a retro-chic CSU shirt 
If you want to make a fashion statement with a vintage Cleveland State University look, you don’t have to go a thrift store.
Just get to the CSU 50th Anniversary Block Party on Friday, September 19. Attendees who bring an old shirt from another college or university can swap it for their choice of one of five cool new CSU T-shirts created especially for this landmark occasion. [[MORE]]
“All of the shirts are retro-inspired,” said David Roll, manager of creative services in University Marketing, who designed the shirts. “We hope people will enjoy wearing a piece of CSU history.”
Roll based his designs on CSU-centric imagery from yesteryear, including the first official CSU T-shirt that was issued to students in the mid-1960s, when CSU was referred to as “The Cleveland State University.” Other new shirts incorporate a vintage Vikings longship, the logo of Fat Glenn’s (a popular campus hangout in the ’60s and ’70s) and the Freddie the Fox mascot of CSU’s predecessor, Fenn College. The final design in the series features the logo of CSU’s Green Turns Gold Weekend.
The block party runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., but check in early if you want a shirt. Only 500 shirts – 100 of each design – will be distributed at the information tent on the northwest corner of Euclid Avenue and East 21st Street, in front of the Music and Communication Building.
It’s all for a good cause, too: The traded-in shirts from other institutions of higher education will be washed and donated to local charities.
Zoom Info

Upgrade your wardrobe with a retro-chic CSU shirt

If you want to make a fashion statement with a vintage Cleveland State University look, you don’t have to go a thrift store.

Just get to the CSU 50th Anniversary Block Party on Friday, September 19. Attendees who bring an old shirt from another college or university can swap it for their choice of one of five cool new CSU T-shirts created especially for this landmark occasion.

Read More

CSU student Marilyn Miller curates Shaker Historical Society exhibit

It’ll cure what ails ya! The natural medicine of the North Union Shakers who settled in Greater Cleveland in the 19th century is the subject of an upcoming exhibit curated by Marilyn Miller, a history graduate student at Cleveland State University.

“Shaker Cures: Natural Medicine in the Valley of God’s Pleasure” opens Tuesday, September 2, at the Shaker Historical Society Museum & Library in Shaker Heights.

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Vikings conquer Italy

How do you say “Excellent!” in Italian? Eccellente! The Cleveland State University women’s basketball team traveled to Italy this month for its first-ever foreign tour, finishing with a perfect 3-0 record.

Between games, the Vikings rode bikes in Florence (above) and rode gondolas in Venice. They also saw the sights in Rome (including the Colosseum and the Vatican) and Milan, among other locales. In Vicenza, they learned how to make pizza.

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Dr. Katherine Judge of CSU addresses unmet dementia care needs

Assisting those whose lives are touched by dementia, directly or indirectly, is the focus of research by Katherine Judge, Ph.D., of Cleveland State University.

“Most people are on their own when it comes to navigating the illness,” said Dr. Judge, associate professor of psychology at CSU and adjunct senior research scientist at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging.

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