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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.