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‘Here, there, everywhere Vikings!’: Cleveland State University celebrates 50 years
Talk about a sea of green!
“Here, there, everywhere Vikings!” a beaming Cleveland State University President Ronald M. Berkman declared as he surveyed the nearly 5,000-strong crowd of CSU students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends who packed campus for CSU’s 50th Anniversary Block Party and Parade of the Decades on September 19.
“This is the most incredible show of CSU spirit that I have seen,” President Berkman said. [[MORE]]
Revelers lined Euclid Avenue for the parade, led by grand marshal Norris Cole, the former Vikings basketball standout who went on to win two NBA Championships with the Miami Heat. Marching alongside him through a blizzard of green and gold confetti were honorary grand marshals President Berkman and Wally Morton, who coached CSU’s swimming and diving teams from 1974 to 2014.
The parade, which stepped off from the Student Center Plaza, featured students and graduates spanning a half-century of CSU history, including representatives from various student organizations, athletic teams, sororities and fraternities. They made their way down Euclid to East 18th Street, where DJ Lo-Key, the Avenue band and hip-hop violinist Svet performed on a large stage to keep the party going in front of the Monte Ahuja College of Business.
In honor of the occasion, Mitchell’s Ice Cream unveiled its new Green Turns Gold flavor (toasted pistachio ice cream with a ribbon of caramel), which had partygoers standing in a long line for a free sample.
Among the other attractions were food trucks, a beer garden and family-friendly activities. At dusk, fireworks burst over the University, colorfully punctuating an unforgettable evening.
The festivities — well-documented on social media via the #CLEstate50 hashtag — were part of CSU’s Green Turns Gold Weekend, which also included the CSU Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and other events.
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‘Here, there, everywhere Vikings!’: Cleveland State University celebrates 50 years
Talk about a sea of green!
“Here, there, everywhere Vikings!” a beaming Cleveland State University President Ronald M. Berkman declared as he surveyed the nearly 5,000-strong crowd of CSU students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends who packed campus for CSU’s 50th Anniversary Block Party and Parade of the Decades on September 19.
“This is the most incredible show of CSU spirit that I have seen,” President Berkman said. [[MORE]]
Revelers lined Euclid Avenue for the parade, led by grand marshal Norris Cole, the former Vikings basketball standout who went on to win two NBA Championships with the Miami Heat. Marching alongside him through a blizzard of green and gold confetti were honorary grand marshals President Berkman and Wally Morton, who coached CSU’s swimming and diving teams from 1974 to 2014.
The parade, which stepped off from the Student Center Plaza, featured students and graduates spanning a half-century of CSU history, including representatives from various student organizations, athletic teams, sororities and fraternities. They made their way down Euclid to East 18th Street, where DJ Lo-Key, the Avenue band and hip-hop violinist Svet performed on a large stage to keep the party going in front of the Monte Ahuja College of Business.
In honor of the occasion, Mitchell’s Ice Cream unveiled its new Green Turns Gold flavor (toasted pistachio ice cream with a ribbon of caramel), which had partygoers standing in a long line for a free sample.
Among the other attractions were food trucks, a beer garden and family-friendly activities. At dusk, fireworks burst over the University, colorfully punctuating an unforgettable evening.
The festivities — well-documented on social media via the #CLEstate50 hashtag — were part of CSU’s Green Turns Gold Weekend, which also included the CSU Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and other events.
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‘Here, there, everywhere Vikings!’: Cleveland State University celebrates 50 years
Talk about a sea of green!
“Here, there, everywhere Vikings!” a beaming Cleveland State University President Ronald M. Berkman declared as he surveyed the nearly 5,000-strong crowd of CSU students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends who packed campus for CSU’s 50th Anniversary Block Party and Parade of the Decades on September 19.
“This is the most incredible show of CSU spirit that I have seen,” President Berkman said. [[MORE]]
Revelers lined Euclid Avenue for the parade, led by grand marshal Norris Cole, the former Vikings basketball standout who went on to win two NBA Championships with the Miami Heat. Marching alongside him through a blizzard of green and gold confetti were honorary grand marshals President Berkman and Wally Morton, who coached CSU’s swimming and diving teams from 1974 to 2014.
The parade, which stepped off from the Student Center Plaza, featured students and graduates spanning a half-century of CSU history, including representatives from various student organizations, athletic teams, sororities and fraternities. They made their way down Euclid to East 18th Street, where DJ Lo-Key, the Avenue band and hip-hop violinist Svet performed on a large stage to keep the party going in front of the Monte Ahuja College of Business.
In honor of the occasion, Mitchell’s Ice Cream unveiled its new Green Turns Gold flavor (toasted pistachio ice cream with a ribbon of caramel), which had partygoers standing in a long line for a free sample.
Among the other attractions were food trucks, a beer garden and family-friendly activities. At dusk, fireworks burst over the University, colorfully punctuating an unforgettable evening.
The festivities — well-documented on social media via the #CLEstate50 hashtag — were part of CSU’s Green Turns Gold Weekend, which also included the CSU Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and other events.
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‘Here, there, everywhere Vikings!’: Cleveland State University celebrates 50 years
Talk about a sea of green!
“Here, there, everywhere Vikings!” a beaming Cleveland State University President Ronald M. Berkman declared as he surveyed the nearly 5,000-strong crowd of CSU students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends who packed campus for CSU’s 50th Anniversary Block Party and Parade of the Decades on September 19.
“This is the most incredible show of CSU spirit that I have seen,” President Berkman said. [[MORE]]
Revelers lined Euclid Avenue for the parade, led by grand marshal Norris Cole, the former Vikings basketball standout who went on to win two NBA Championships with the Miami Heat. Marching alongside him through a blizzard of green and gold confetti were honorary grand marshals President Berkman and Wally Morton, who coached CSU’s swimming and diving teams from 1974 to 2014.
The parade, which stepped off from the Student Center Plaza, featured students and graduates spanning a half-century of CSU history, including representatives from various student organizations, athletic teams, sororities and fraternities. They made their way down Euclid to East 18th Street, where DJ Lo-Key, the Avenue band and hip-hop violinist Svet performed on a large stage to keep the party going in front of the Monte Ahuja College of Business.
In honor of the occasion, Mitchell’s Ice Cream unveiled its new Green Turns Gold flavor (toasted pistachio ice cream with a ribbon of caramel), which had partygoers standing in a long line for a free sample.
Among the other attractions were food trucks, a beer garden and family-friendly activities. At dusk, fireworks burst over the University, colorfully punctuating an unforgettable evening.
The festivities — well-documented on social media via the #CLEstate50 hashtag — were part of CSU’s Green Turns Gold Weekend, which also included the CSU Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and other events.
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‘Here, there, everywhere Vikings!’: Cleveland State University celebrates 50 years
Talk about a sea of green!
“Here, there, everywhere Vikings!” a beaming Cleveland State University President Ronald M. Berkman declared as he surveyed the nearly 5,000-strong crowd of CSU students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends who packed campus for CSU’s 50th Anniversary Block Party and Parade of the Decades on September 19.
“This is the most incredible show of CSU spirit that I have seen,” President Berkman said. [[MORE]]
Revelers lined Euclid Avenue for the parade, led by grand marshal Norris Cole, the former Vikings basketball standout who went on to win two NBA Championships with the Miami Heat. Marching alongside him through a blizzard of green and gold confetti were honorary grand marshals President Berkman and Wally Morton, who coached CSU’s swimming and diving teams from 1974 to 2014.
The parade, which stepped off from the Student Center Plaza, featured students and graduates spanning a half-century of CSU history, including representatives from various student organizations, athletic teams, sororities and fraternities. They made their way down Euclid to East 18th Street, where DJ Lo-Key, the Avenue band and hip-hop violinist Svet performed on a large stage to keep the party going in front of the Monte Ahuja College of Business.
In honor of the occasion, Mitchell’s Ice Cream unveiled its new Green Turns Gold flavor (toasted pistachio ice cream with a ribbon of caramel), which had partygoers standing in a long line for a free sample.
Among the other attractions were food trucks, a beer garden and family-friendly activities. At dusk, fireworks burst over the University, colorfully punctuating an unforgettable evening.
The festivities — well-documented on social media via the #CLEstate50 hashtag — were part of CSU’s Green Turns Gold Weekend, which also included the CSU Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and other events.
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‘Here, there, everywhere Vikings!’: Cleveland State University celebrates 50 years
Talk about a sea of green!
“Here, there, everywhere Vikings!” a beaming Cleveland State University President Ronald M. Berkman declared as he surveyed the nearly 5,000-strong crowd of CSU students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends who packed campus for CSU’s 50th Anniversary Block Party and Parade of the Decades on September 19.
“This is the most incredible show of CSU spirit that I have seen,” President Berkman said. [[MORE]]
Revelers lined Euclid Avenue for the parade, led by grand marshal Norris Cole, the former Vikings basketball standout who went on to win two NBA Championships with the Miami Heat. Marching alongside him through a blizzard of green and gold confetti were honorary grand marshals President Berkman and Wally Morton, who coached CSU’s swimming and diving teams from 1974 to 2014.
The parade, which stepped off from the Student Center Plaza, featured students and graduates spanning a half-century of CSU history, including representatives from various student organizations, athletic teams, sororities and fraternities. They made their way down Euclid to East 18th Street, where DJ Lo-Key, the Avenue band and hip-hop violinist Svet performed on a large stage to keep the party going in front of the Monte Ahuja College of Business.
In honor of the occasion, Mitchell’s Ice Cream unveiled its new Green Turns Gold flavor (toasted pistachio ice cream with a ribbon of caramel), which had partygoers standing in a long line for a free sample.
Among the other attractions were food trucks, a beer garden and family-friendly activities. At dusk, fireworks burst over the University, colorfully punctuating an unforgettable evening.
The festivities — well-documented on social media via the #CLEstate50 hashtag — were part of CSU’s Green Turns Gold Weekend, which also included the CSU Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and other events.
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‘Here, there, everywhere Vikings!’: Cleveland State University celebrates 50 years
Talk about a sea of green!
“Here, there, everywhere Vikings!” a beaming Cleveland State University President Ronald M. Berkman declared as he surveyed the nearly 5,000-strong crowd of CSU students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends who packed campus for CSU’s 50th Anniversary Block Party and Parade of the Decades on September 19.
“This is the most incredible show of CSU spirit that I have seen,” President Berkman said. [[MORE]]
Revelers lined Euclid Avenue for the parade, led by grand marshal Norris Cole, the former Vikings basketball standout who went on to win two NBA Championships with the Miami Heat. Marching alongside him through a blizzard of green and gold confetti were honorary grand marshals President Berkman and Wally Morton, who coached CSU’s swimming and diving teams from 1974 to 2014.
The parade, which stepped off from the Student Center Plaza, featured students and graduates spanning a half-century of CSU history, including representatives from various student organizations, athletic teams, sororities and fraternities. They made their way down Euclid to East 18th Street, where DJ Lo-Key, the Avenue band and hip-hop violinist Svet performed on a large stage to keep the party going in front of the Monte Ahuja College of Business.
In honor of the occasion, Mitchell’s Ice Cream unveiled its new Green Turns Gold flavor (toasted pistachio ice cream with a ribbon of caramel), which had partygoers standing in a long line for a free sample.
Among the other attractions were food trucks, a beer garden and family-friendly activities. At dusk, fireworks burst over the University, colorfully punctuating an unforgettable evening.
The festivities — well-documented on social media via the #CLEstate50 hashtag — were part of CSU’s Green Turns Gold Weekend, which also included the CSU Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony and other events.
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‘Here, there, everywhere Vikings!’: Cleveland State University celebrates 50 years

Talk about a sea of green!

“Here, there, everywhere Vikings!” a beaming Cleveland State University President Ronald M. Berkman declared as he surveyed the nearly 5,000-strong crowd of CSU students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends who packed campus for CSU’s 50th Anniversary Block Party and Parade of the Decades on September 19.

“This is the most incredible show of CSU spirit that I have seen,” President Berkman said.

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Dr. Ray Henry of CSU studies navigation of information

In this era of information overload, Ray Henry, Ph.D., of Cleveland State University is studying how information technologies affect how we find and use information.

“We have access to more information from more sources than ever before,” said Dr. Henry, associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science in CSU’s Monte Ahuja College of Business.

He and his colleagues are examining factors that influence our perceptions of the accessibility and quality of different information sources, and how they affect how likely we are to choose a particular source.

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Relive glory days of League Park via CSU’s Cleveland Memory Project

League Park has seen its share of history. Legendary baseball players Cy Young and Bob Feller pitched their first games there. It hosted the 1920 World Series, in which the Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Dodgers. The likes of Babe Ruth, Satchel Paige and Joe DiMaggio played there, too.

You can take a trip back in time to this field of dreams, which opened in 1891 at the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 66th Street in Cleveland, courtesy of Cleveland State University’s Cleveland Memory Project. Its online exhibit dedicated to League Park is filled with so many fascinating images and interesting facts about the landmark ballpark, you may need a seventh-inning stretch to get through it all.

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President Berkman posts ‘literacy selfie’

To mark International Literacy Day on September 8, Cleveland State University President Ronald M. Berkman joined other Northeast Ohio community leaders in posting “literacy selfies” of themselves reading their favorite books.

President Berkman reached for The Metropolitan Revolution by Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley.

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Revealing the razor’s edge: #CLEstate Science Photo of the Month

You’re looking at some cutting-edge imagery. Literally.

Andy Resnick, Ph.D., of Cleveland State University captured this revealing photograph of the grooved surface of a new razor blade (magnified 10 times) using a technique known as reflection differential interference contrast.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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