news for News https://www.csuohio.edu/news/news Cleveland State University News en Cleveland State University to welcome all students back to campus for Fall 2021 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/cleveland-state-university-welcome-all-students-back-campus-for-fall-2021 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>CLEVELAND (April 1, 2021) </strong>– Cleveland State University (CSU) plans to welcome all of its students, faculty and staff back to campus this fall.</p><p>The university cited its success in managing the pandemic on campus and vaccination efforts in coming to its decision to return to near-normal operations in August. CSU has one of the lowest COVID test positivity rates in the nation for urban universities and successfully held more than 40 percent of its classes on campus this spring.</p><p>“Our community members have demonstrated that they are committed to following our safety protocols and protecting themselves and others,” said CSU President Harlan Sands. “Combine that with the progress we’re seeing in vaccinations of students, faculty and staff, and we’re excited about the fall semester.”</p><p>The announcement means that most CSU classes and labs will be in-person and on-campus. The university will fully open its residence halls and offer a near-full slate of residence life events, campus dining, student activities and student support services. The university will also be working to safely re-open campus offices.</p><p>Given the increasing availability of vaccines, CSU expects that by late August, all faculty, staff, and students will be vaccinated and ready to return. Vaccinations will be required for all students living on campus.</p><p>“We will be doing our best to ensure that every member of our university community is vaccinated,” Sands said. “Now that the vaccine is available to everyone over the age of 16 in Ohio, we’re encouraging our students, faculty and staff to take advantage of the fantastic mass vaccination center at our Wolstein arena or another site that’s convenient.”</p><p>CSU stressed that it will continue to follow CDC and Ohio Department of Health guidance, monitor developments with the pandemic, and adjust its plans accordingly. Safety measures will remain in place for the fall. The University will continue to require masking, physical distancing and other precautions.</p><p class="rtecenter">###</p><p><strong>About Cleveland State University</strong><br />​​​​​​​Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2021 as one of America’s best universities by <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em>, including the #1 public university in Ohio for social mobility. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu">www.csuohio.edu</a>.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 01 Apr 2021 20:43:55 +0000 6001819 23393 at https://www.csuohio.edu Executive Committee of the CSU Board of Trustees Meeting, Friday, April 2, at 8:30 a.m. https://www.csuohio.edu/news/executive-committee-csu-board-trustees-meeting-friday-april-2-830-am <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span><span><span>The Executive Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom. </span></span></span>​​​​​​​</p><p><span><span><span>To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/84747566235">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/84747566235</a>. If you would like to join via audio only, please dial: (301) 715-8592; meeting ID: 847 4756 6235#</span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Thu, 01 Apr 2021 13:12:32 +0000 6001819 23389 at https://www.csuohio.edu Cleveland State University unveils CSU 2.0 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/cleveland-state-university-unveils-csu-20 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6>Innovative growth plan calls for 20,000 students and 200 new faculty by 2025</h6><p><strong>CLEVELAND (March 26, 2021)</strong> – Cleveland State University has unveiled an aggressive, growth-oriented plan for emerging from the global pandemic a stronger, more-focused institution.</p><p><a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/CSU%202.0%20final%20report%202021.pdf">The plan – CSU 2.0</a> – sets a goal of 4,500 additional students and 200 new faculty members by 2025. It outlines multi-million-dollar investments in research, faculty positions and initiatives to advance student success, develop new programs and build new partnerships. CSU President Harlan Sands presented the plan to the university community <a href="https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffb.watch%2F4tJEH_hUXg%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cn.mcclune%40csuohio.edu%7C46bf52bf23d944559c2308d8f06c1a63%7Cd7f3e79a943d4aceaeab209030807508%7C0%7C0%7C637523694369613004%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=hilzdeOTSz2T4gHgUk40oEeN63xGvHTuVPQDdKshKCY%3D&amp;reserved=0">live on Facebook</a> on March 26. </p><p>“CSU 2.0 is a bold, forward-thinking, aspirational vision for our future,” Sands said. “This is about growth, not retrenchment. We’ve set ambitious, achievable goals. We’ll be serving more students, distinguishing ourselves as a leading urban public research institution, and expanding our role as an anchor institution in the region to better serve and support greater Cleveland.”</p><p>According to Sands, the plan builds upon the university’s momentum over the last several years. He noted that applications for admission are up for fall 2021 semester. First-year student retention rates have risen significantly, and the university has been investing in its core academic mission by hiring new faculty at a time when other universities are making cuts. </p><p>CSU 2.0 is built on four themes – setting the university apart for student success/engaged learning, distinction as a leading public research university, strengthening its role as an anchor institution/becoming a “beacon” institution and building financial strength. </p><p><strong>Student Success and Engaged Learning</strong><br />By setting itself apart from its competitors on student success and engaged learning opportunities, the university envisions growing enrollment to 20,000 students by 2025. The plan calls for a new $1 million annual investment in need-based financial aid, doubling the number of students living on campus to 3,000, developing “cradle to career” support systems for students, launching an Office of Career Development and Exploration and ensuring all students have an opportunity for a paid internship or co-op.</p><p>“It’s all about helping students graduate and move on to successful careers,” Sands said. “They are the core of our mission. We have an opportunity to create a national brand for CSU as having the best price-value proposition in higher education.” </p><p><strong>A Leading Public Research University</strong><br />CSU 2.0 calls for significant investments in faculty and research initiatives. The university plans to hire 200 new faculty in strategic areas like health, smart manufacturing, applied social sciences and data analytics. The university hopes to increase external research funding from $30 million to $50 million by 2025 and will invest $20 million in faculty start-ups, lab infrastructure and seed funding. </p><p>The plan provides a roadmap for building upon the university’s strengths to develop world-class programs. Initiatives include new programs in areas like data analytics and smart/sustainable manufacturing, building on the highly rated City Management &amp; Policy Program, and growing the center for Gene Regulation Health and Disease into a premiere biomedical research center. </p><p>The university also plans to realign its colleges to better reflect its strengths, including a newly focused College of Health Professions; an enhanced College of Urban Affairs, Social Sciences and Education; and a College of Arts and Sciences. </p><p>“Reducing the number of colleges from eight to six and re-aligning their composition to build out our strengths will create new recruiting and investment opportunities and drive growth,” Sands said. “It creates more opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration while enabling us to streamline support services and reduce some administrative costs.”</p><p><strong>An Anchor Institution for Greater Cleveland</strong><br />Since its inception, Cleveland State has served as an anchor institution for greater Cleveland. CSU 2.0 envisions strengthening that role by building out undergraduate and graduate degree programs focused on emerging workforce trends and supporting research that addresses the needs of the community.</p><p>In January, Governor Mike DeWine and Jobs Ohio announced that the university would be the lead public higher education partner in a five-member consortium focused on making Northeast Ohio more competitive in the burgeoning healthcare and IT sectors. The university plans to leverage that $20 million investment to establish an Urban Public Health Institute and double the number of certificates and graduates in 19 STEM-related fields.</p><p>“We are so proud of our role as one of Cleveland’s critical anchor institutions. As an urban public research university, we will always be about serving our community,” Sands said. “It’s now time to become a beacon institution, where we attract investment and the best and brightest individuals from around the region, nation and world.” </p><p><strong>Build Financial Strength</strong><br />CSU 2.0 will build upon the solid financial foundation established over the past several years, as evidenced by the university’s strong financial balance sheet, cash reserves and enrollment stability. </p><p>CSU 2.0 calls for the development of a new resource allocation model that better aligns resources with the priorities of the college deans and vice presidents, while providing incentives for strategic growth.</p><p>The plan also identifies a number of opportunities to reduce costs and increase efficiencies.</p><p>The university plans to launch a capital campaign to increase private funding to CSU.</p><p>“Thanks to the progress we’ve made, we’re in a sound financial position, but there are still opportunities for efficiency,” Sands said. “These cost-savings measures will allow us to invest in what’s important – student support, new faculty and more competitive salaries for faculty and staff.” </p><p class="rtecenter">###</p><p><strong>About Cleveland State University</strong><br />Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2021 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report, including the #1 public university in Ohio for social mobility. Find more information at <a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/">www.csuohio.edu</a>. </p></div></div></div> Fri, 26 Mar 2021 13:52:16 +0000 6002238 23375 at https://www.csuohio.edu Executive Committee of the CSU Board of Trustees Meeting, Thursday, March 25, at 6 p.m. https://www.csuohio.edu/news/executive-committee-csu-board-trustees-meeting-thursday-march-25-6-pm <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Executive Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, March 25 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom.</p><p>To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/87008048340">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/87008048340</a>. If you would like to join via audio only, please dial: (301) 715-8592; meeting ID: 87008048340#</p></div></div></div> Wed, 24 Mar 2021 20:05:11 +0000 6001819 23373 at https://www.csuohio.edu Cleveland State University Board Extends President’s Contract Through 2026 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/cleveland-state-university-board-extends-president%E2%80%99s-contract-through-2026 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 align="center"><span><span><span><b><i><span><span><span>Harlan Sands cited for advances in enrollment, academics, student success, finance and leadership during pandemic </span></span></span></i></b></span></span></span></h6><p><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>CLEVELAND (March 18, 2021) – </span></span></span></b><span><span><span>The Cleveland State University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to continue expanding CSU’s “transformational reach” by extending the contract of President Harlan Sands through June 20, 2026. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The extension is added to Sands’ five-year contract that began in May 2018 and was set to expire in June 2023. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“Harlan is a dynamic leader and there is no one our Board would rather have leading us during this time of great change and challenge,” said David Gunning, chair of the CSU Board of Trustees. Gunning said the contract extension is a demonstration of the Board’s “full faith and confidence in President Sands’ leadership and ability to carry out CSU’s mission and expand its transformational reach.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“There is nowhere I would rather be than here at CSU representing and supporting our faculty and staff as they transform student lives every day,” Sands said. “It has been an incredible privilege, and I am truly grateful to the Board of Trustees for their continuing confidence. I also want to thank the many faculty, staff and students that make us who we are – you are the inspiration that drives us, and the reason I am so confident we will achieve our collective dreams for CSU.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Board cited a number of specific accomplishments under Sands’ leadership that speak to CSU’s transformation:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><ul><li><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>Exceptional vision, leadership and ability to execute on strategic priorities that advance CSU’s mission to provide a high-quality, accessible and affordable education. </span></span></span></b><span><span><span>Over the past three years, Sands has recruited and empowered new faculty and staff leaders across the university, with significant adds to faculty in key academic and research areas and a strengthened senior leadership team. </span></span></span></span></span></span><br /> </li><li><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>Enrollment growth and stability</span></span></span></b><span><span><span>, with CSU ranked fourth among 14 Ohio public universities for university-wide enrollment trending in fall 2020. Thanks to sustained investments in enrollment planning, recruitment, and partnerships, fall 2021 applications, acceptances, and admissions are up significantly across the institution – during a pandemic.</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /> </li><li><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>Multiple innovative partnerships</span></span></span></b><span><span><span> that advance and invest in CSU’s academic enterprise, with a prominent recent example being CSU’s key participation in the newly announced Cleveland Innovation District, which partners CSU with the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, the MetroHealth System and Case Western Reserve University. As the primary educational partner that will build a pipeline for recruiting and educating students, JobsOhio will invest significantly in CSU to produce graduates in emerging technologies, life sciences and data-intensive fields and double the number of four-year degrees, certificates, adult learning opportunities and virtual education in STEM fields to match employer demands.<br /><br />Through additional partnerships and investments in <span>new programs such as CSU Global, Say Yes to Education, a transformation Student Success Coaches program, and the groundbreaking public private partnership establishing the Parker Hannifin Living and Learning Community - through which CMSD and Say Yes to Education students receive free room and board as part of a unique living and learning program – CSU has made significant, continuous improvement in first-year student retention rates which have increased 6 percent in the past two years. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br /> </li><li><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>A greatly improved financial foundation</span></span></span></b><span><span><span> for the university, including a strengthened balance sheet, revenue growth, expense reductions, strong rating agency financial reports and a significantly reduced fiscal year 2021 budget gap that, based on projections, resulted in restoration of a temporary faculty and staff pay reduction in early 2021. CSU now ranks fifth among 14 Ohio public universities on a key financial health metric, with a Consolidated Financial Index of 4.2.</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /> </li><li><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>Increasing community and donor support</span></span></span></b><span><span><span>, as evidenced by as nearly 2,500 donors from 44 states and 12 countries gave more than $450,000 – a 50 percent increase from 2018 – on CSU’s annual Giving Day in February, bolstering nearly 90 different colleges, programs, funds and athletic teams. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li></ul><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>All this and more came amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Board members noted. CSU has worked through the public health crisis with one of the nation’s most comprehensive pandemic safety protocols for an urban campus. That planning and execution led to CSU conducting about half of classes in-person and on-campus amid the pandemic – with an on-campus COVID test positivity rate of 0.36 percent in spring 2021, one of the lowest rates in the nation for an urban university.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“Leaders are measured by how they lead during the most trying times,” said Board Chair Gunning. “We’ve now seen how Harlan Sands leads during an unprecedented public health crisis. This is the leader we need now and going forward.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>That way forward is also symbolized by the Forward Together Fund, a fund established by President Sands upon his arrival at CSU, which is focused on investments that directly support CSU students. The initiative is already funded with $744,000, plus a $1 million pledge. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Concurrent with the contract extension announcement, Sands, his wife, Lynn, and the extended Sands family announced a gift of $100,000 to the Forward Together Fund.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“Lynn and I are fully committed to getting as many students through CSU as possible over the next five years,” Sands said. “We love CSU and the Cleveland community, and will work doubly hard to make sure we leave no stone unturned when it comes to expanding what CSU has to offer to more students.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p class="articleparagraph" align="center"><span><span><span><span><span><span>###</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /> </p><p><span><span><span><b><span><span>About Cleveland State University</span></span></b><br /><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2021 as one of America’s best universities by <i>U.S. News &amp; World Report</i>, including the #1 public university in Ohio for social mobility. Find more information at </span></span><a href="blank"><span><span>www.csuohio.edu</span></span></a></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Thu, 18 Mar 2021 21:04:13 +0000 6001819 23359 at https://www.csuohio.edu Introducing the March Issue of CSU Research https://www.csuohio.edu/news/introducing-march-issue-csu-research-2 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The March issue of the CSU Research Newsletter is now available. This month, you will learn about new DoD-supported research on steel coatings and will meet new faculty member Zicheng Chi in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In addition, a new book by Caryl Pagel, a faculty member in the Department of English and Director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, is featured.<br /> <br />Read the <a href="http://newsletter.csuohio.edu/research/news/email/newsletter/volume8-issue3.html">newsletter</a>. Learn more about the <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu/research/research">Office of Research</a> at CSU.</p></div></div></div> Wed, 17 Mar 2021 13:28:36 +0000 6002238 23353 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Board of Trustees meeting, Thursday, March 18 at 8 a.m. https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-board-trustees-meeting-thursday-march-18-8-am <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, March 18 at 8:00am. The meeting will be held via Zoom. </p><p>To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/84146858043">csuohio.zoom.us/j/84146858043</a>. If you would like to join via audio only, please dial: (301) 715-8592; meeting ID: 84146858043#</p></div></div></div> Tue, 16 Mar 2021 15:41:43 +0000 6002238 23346 at https://www.csuohio.edu Cleveland State University Projects Hope During Campus Mental Health Awareness Week https://www.csuohio.edu/news/cleveland-state-university-projects-hope-during-campus-mental-health-awareness-week <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 align="center"><span><span><span><b><span><span><span><i>March 8-12 activities highlight university’s mental health supports for students</i></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></h6><p><span><span><span><b><span>CLEVELAND (March 8, 2021) –</span></b><span> Since the beginning of the pandemic, students served at college counseling centers are experiencing more academic distress, depression, anxiety and isolation compared to before the pandemic. </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Cleveland State University has created its own Mental Health Awareness Week March 8- 12 (#here4youCSU). The week’s events and programs focus on how CSU students, faculty and staff can reach out and support each other, creating a community of care. Events were created through collaboration with CSU Student Affairs offices including the Veterans and LGBTQ+ Centers, CSU students, Trinity Cathedral and the Diocese of Ohio.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The week kicks off with <i>Projecting Hope</i>, a visual display projected onto the front of Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland. With its inspiring artistic messages, <i>Projecting Hope</i> will light up the front of Trinity Cathedral on Monday, March 8 and can be viewed in person from 6:30 – 11 p.m. </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span>The 3D graphic projection tells a visual story that expresses emotions associated with a person’s move from isolation (anxiety, depression) to community care (hope, calm) using silhouettes, words, light and color. The images convey solidarity in both the emotional challenges and successes of the pandemic; we may all be isolated but that doesn’t mean we are all alone. Students and staff  provided input about what CSU students may need to hear or see at this time. The message was clear: you are seen, we are here for you and you are not alone.</span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span>The show will run about two minutes so that people driving or walking by will be able to experience it. The message for CSU students, Trinity members and the Cleveland community is that when we reach out for support and help, we find that we are not alone. As we connect with each other, more light and color are present in our lives.</span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>In addition to <i>Projecting Hope</i>, the university is offering free mini mental health kits to CSU students. Kits include mental health resources, coping strategy ideas and self-care tools, such as a journal, stress balls, breathing techniques and more. CSU’s Mental Health Awareness Week continues with online panels and discussion for specific CSU groups – LGBTQ+, African American and military veteran students – as well as a suicide prevention training and a contest for the most “Balanced Viking.” </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>According to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, worsening mental health is the most frequent effect of the pandemic. In October 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Assembly designated $395,000 to CSU from the CARES Act and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Funds to support increased demand for mental health and counseling services for students. Since then, more counselors and case managers were hired to work with CSU students; counselors were brought on to call students each week who are in quarantine to offer support; students were provided access to eight free counseling sessions with All in One Health; and new online tools for mental health were made available, including an artificial intelligence chatbot, Tess. </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>CSU’s Counseling Center sees approximately 1,000 students each year, seeking treatment for a range of concerns, from academic stress to more severe suicide risk and trauma. Confidential services are available 24 hours per day and are free to CSU students.</span></span></span></span></p><p align="center"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>###</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><b><span><span>About Cleveland State University</span></span></b><br /><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu">www.csuohio.edu</a>.</span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Mon, 08 Mar 2021 18:25:19 +0000 6001819 23317 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Board of Trustees Executive Committee Meeting, Tuesday, March 9 at 4 p.m. https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-board-trustees-executive-committee-meeting-tuesday-march-9-4-pm <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Executive Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, March 9 at 4 p.m. The committee will adjourn into executive session to discuss personnel matters regarding the employment and compensation of a public employee. The meeting will be held via Zoom.<br /> <br />To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/87517342203">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/87517342203</a>. To join via audio only, please dial: (301) 715-8592; meeting ID: 87517342203#</p></div></div></div> Fri, 05 Mar 2021 22:41:30 +0000 6002238 23314 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU’s Wolstein Center Selected to host First State-Federal Mass Vaccination Clinic for COVID-19 in Ohio https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu%E2%80%99s-wolstein-center-selected-host-first-state-federal-mass-vaccination-clinic-for-covid-19-in <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 align="center">​​​​​​​<span><span><span><b><i><span><span><span><span>Set to open March 17, expects to administer 6,000 vaccines per day</span></span></span></span></i></b></span></span></span></h6><p><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>CLEVELAND, Ohio (March 5, 2021) – </span></span></span></b><span><span><span>Cleveland State University will open its doors to the public in less than two weeks to provide COVID-19 vaccines as Ohio’s <a target="_blank" href="https://www.csuohio.edu/covid-vaccinations">first state-federal mass vaccination clinic. </a></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>CSU’s Wolstein Center, located at 2000 Prospect Avenue in downtown Cleveland, was recommended by Ohio and selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) based on its proximity to a large percentage of Ohio’s high-risk citizens and medically underserved populations. </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>Approximately 1.1 million Ohioans ages 60 and older live in Northeast Ohio, and of the more than 25,000 total Ohioans who live within one mile of the site, nearly 45 percent the live below the poverty level.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Ohio Department of Health, Ohio National Guard and Ohio Emergency Management Agency will manage the site with support from Cleveland State University, FEMA, the U.S. Department of Defense, the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County.</span></span></span></span></span> </span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span>It is scheduled to open March 17 for eight weeks.</span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“</span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span>We stand front and center with our federal, state and local partners in serving our community in this important way,” said Cleveland State University President Harlan Sands. “As Cleveland’s public research institution, providing these critical vaccinations is mission-central for CSU.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Ohio Governor Mike DeWine will hold an in-person press conference at 1 p.m. at the Wolstein Center with local leaders, including Sands, to share more details. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish will also attend the press conference. The news conference will be live streamed at </span></span></span><a href="http://ohiochannel.org/"><span><span><span>ohiochannel.org</span></span></span></a><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“Now that the supply of vaccine is significantly increasing, this is the perfect time for a large-scale clinic in Ohio to bolster our work to get shots in arms quickly, efficiently, and equitably,” Governor DeWine said in a press release.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The mass vaccination clinic will operate seven days a week, 12 hours per day. Any Ohioan who is eligible to receive the vaccine under the </span></span></span><a href="https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/vaccine"><span><span><span>Ohio Department of Health’s vaccination plan</span></span></span></a><span><span><span> may be vaccinated at the clinic, but focus will be placed on ensuring that high-risk and underserved Ohioans have easy access to appointments.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Ohioans will have multiple options for appointment scheduling, including in-person, phone and online scheduling via Ohio’s forthcoming statewide online scheduling system. Cuyahoga County will work with the County Council to provide free bus passes through RTA and subsidize ride share services for people who call 2-1-1 and request transport to the Wolstein site for their vaccination appointment. Other forms of transportation will also be provided including transportation through the Senior Transportation Center and local churches.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span>The vaccine doses that FEMA will administer during this clinic are in addition to Ohio’s regular statewide vaccine shipments that are distributed to the state’s more than 1,250 established vaccine providers.</span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>More information can be found at </span></span></span><a href="https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/vaccine"><span><span><span>coronavirus.ohio.gov/vaccine</span></span></span></a><span><span><span> and on CSU’s </span></span></span><a href="http://www.csuohio.edu"><span><span><span>website</span></span></span></a><span><span><span> and social media channels as it becomes available. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>Quick Facts about </span></span></span></b><a href="https://www.wolsteincenter.com/"><b><span><span><span>The Wolstein Center</span></span></span></b></a></span></span></span></p><ul><li><span><span><span>Address: 2000 Prospect Ave. East, Cleveland</span></span></span></li><li><span><span><span>Home arena for CSU basketball </span></span></span></li><li><span><span><span>Site of entertainment events and concerts</span></span></span></li><li><span><span><span><span>Accessible to approximately 4.5 million people within a 100 mile radius</span></span></span></span></li><li><span><span><span><span>9,000 parking spaces within a 4-block radius of the facility</span></span></span></span></li></ul><p align="center"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>###</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><b><span><span>About Cleveland State University</span></span></b><br /><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2021 as one of America’s best universities by <i>U.S. News &amp; World Report</i>, including the #1 public university in Ohio for social mobility. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu">www.csuohio.edu</a></span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:01:49 +0000 6001819 23311 at https://www.csuohio.edu Cleveland State University to Host In-person Spring 2021 Commencement at Progressive Field in Downtown Cleveland on May 15 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/cleveland-state-university-host-in-person-spring-2021-commencement-progressive-field-in <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 class="rtecenter">​​​​​​​Ceremony will follow all SAFE at Progressive Field protocols and limit guests to <br />ensure safety of all attendees<br /> </h6><p><strong>CLEVELAND  (March 3, 2021)</strong> – Cleveland State University is thrilled to announce that its Spring 2021 graduates will be able to celebrate their commencment in-person at Progressive Field, the outdoor ballpark of the Cleveland Indians. Commencement will be Saturday, May 15. </p><p>The event is possible due to the great work of the CSU community to stick to its health protocols and build the collective confidence that an in-person gathering can be done safely. The university is also grateful for the cooperation and hard work of staff at Progressive Field and the Cleveland Indians for opening their home to us. </p><p>“I can’t think of a more appropriate event to begin our pathway back to a ‘new normal,’ where we can celebrate in-person after a year in which the pandemic pushed us away from personal contact and social norms,” said CSU president Harlan M. Sands. “I am particularly grateful for the hard work of our CSU pandemic response team, which has helped drive our reputation as a leader in its pandemic response.”<br /><br />Commencement will be held in two separate ceremonies, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, to provide for proper social distancing among attendees. Guests will be limited. <br /><br />CSU commencement will ensure to follow all SAFE at Progressive Field protocols that are currently in effect for bringing fans back into the ballpark.<br />​​​​​​​<br />Commencement will be held rain or shine. Details are being finalized and will be shared when available. In addition, updates can be found on CSU’s <a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/commencement/commencement">commencement webpages</a> and social media.</p><p>###</p><p><strong>About Cleveland State University</strong><br />Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2021 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report, including the #1 public university in Ohio for social mobility. Find more information at <a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/">www.csuohio.edu</a>.<br /> </p></div></div></div> Wed, 03 Mar 2021 23:28:42 +0000 6002238 23309 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Board of Trustees Financial and Academic Affairs Meetings – March 3 & 4 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-board-trustees-financial-and-academic-affairs-meetings-%E2%80%93-march-3-4 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Financial Affairs Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, March 3 at 8:00am. The meeting will be held via zoom. To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/87162060465">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/87162060465</a>. To join via audio only, please dial: (301) 715-8592; meeting ID 87162060465#.<br /> <br /> <br />The Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, March 4 at 8:00am. The meeting will be held via Zoom. To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/81227973990">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/81227973990</a>. To join via audio only, please dial: (301) 715-8592; meeting ID: 81227973990#</p></div></div></div> Mon, 01 Mar 2021 15:10:08 +0000 6002238 23297 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU’s 2nd Annual Project 400 Conference Addresses the Twin Pandemics: COVID-19 and Racial Injustice https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu%E2%80%99s-2nd-annual-project-400-conference-addresses-twin-pandemics-covid-19-and-racial-injustice <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6>Virtual February 26 &amp; 27 conference features Rolling Stone’s Jamil Smith and former <br />Ohio State Senator Nina Turner​​​​​​​</h6><p><strong>CLEVELAND (February 22, 2021)</strong> – Cleveland State University’s Division of Diversity, Inclusion and University Engagement’s 2nd Annual Project 400 conference, titled <em><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-400-confronting-the-twin-pandemics-covid-19-racial-injustice-tickets-141021841123">Confronting the Twin Pandemics: COVID-19 and Racial Injustice</a></em> takes place virtually on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27. <br /><br />The two-day, virtual conference will examine how the Covid-19 pandemic has magnified disparities in many aspects of our lives, including health care, education and technology. It will also focus on the racial injustice and inequities still prevalent in the United States and take a closer look at the criminal justice system and other social justice issues. The conference’s presenting sponsor is the George Gund Foundation, with Cleveland Public Theatre and Cuyahoga Community College serving as gold and silver sponsors, respectively.<br /><br />The conference broadcast from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Friday’s sessions will focus on the disparities magnified by the pandemic. <strong>Jamil Smith</strong>, senior writer at <em>Rolling Stone</em> and Shaker Heights native, known for his political and cultural commentary, will be the day’s keynote speaker. Saturday’s sessions will focus on the racial injustices still prevalent in the United States. Former Ohio State Senator <strong>Nina Turner</strong> will be Saturday’s keynote speaker. <br /><br />In addition to the two keynote addresses, each day will feature interactive focus sessions covering health care, education and the digital divide, criminal justice and social justice, led by experts. <br /><br />Project 400 began in 2019 as a year-long observation of the arrival of the first Africans brought to the British Colonies in North America in 1619. The purpose of the conference is to examine the significance of slavery as foundational to the historic and contemporary challenges faced by African Americans, highlighting the obstacles that have been overcome while identifying those that still remain. <br /><br />The cost of the conference is $20 for general admission and $5 for students through February 23. Beginning February 24, general admission is $30 and $10 for students.<br /><br />For details and to register to attend, visit <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-400-confronting-the-twin-pandemics-covid-19-racial-injustice-tickets-141021841123">csuohio.us/3aIYuhl</a>. </p><p>###</p><p><strong>About Cleveland State University</strong><br />Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2021 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at <a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/">www.csuohio.edu</a>.<br /> </p></div></div></div> Mon, 22 Feb 2021 21:39:00 +0000 6002238 23291 at https://www.csuohio.edu President Harlan Sands discusses Cleveland Innovation District https://www.csuohio.edu/news/president-harlan-sands-discusses-cleveland-innovation-district <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>CSU president Harlan Sands speaks with WTAM radio's Bill Wills about CSU's role in the Cleveland Innovation District.</p><p></p><div class="media-youtube-video media-element file-default media-youtube-1"> <iframe class="media-youtube-player" width="590" height="390" title="CSU president Harlan Sands discusses Cleveland Innovation District 1/26/21" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TEQtns1yGcc?wmode=opaque&amp;controls=0&amp;rel=0" name="CSU president Harlan Sands discusses Cleveland Innovation District 1/26/21" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" id="CSU president Harlan Sands discusses Cleveland Innovation District 1/26/21">Video of CSU president Harlan Sands discusses Cleveland Innovation District 1/26/21</iframe> </div> </div></div></div> Thu, 18 Feb 2021 14:05:08 +0000 6002238 23288 at https://www.csuohio.edu Introducing the February Issue of CSU Research https://www.csuohio.edu/news/introducing-february-issue-csu-research-2 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The February issue of the CSU Research Newsletter is now online. In the this month’s newsletter, you will learn about renewed NSF funding for undergraduate research experiences in rehabilitation engineering. You will also be introduced to new faculty member Kailash Gulshan from the Department of Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science (BGES) and member of the Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD).<br /> <br />Read the <a href="http://newsletter.csuohio.edu/research/news/email/newsletter/volume8-issue2.html">newsletter</a>. Learn more about the <a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/research/research">Office of Research</a> at CSU.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 16 Feb 2021 15:25:05 +0000 6002238 23278 at https://www.csuohio.edu ONLINE BACHELOR OF BUSINESS PROGRAM IN TOP 40 NATIONWIDE https://www.csuohio.edu/news/online-bachelor-business-program-in-top-40-nationwide <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>In the inaugural ranking of online bachelor of business programs by <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em>, Cleveland State University’s Online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) ranked #35 in the nation.</p><p>“We are extremely proud that our Online BBA is one of the Top 40 in the nation,” said Ken Kahn, Ph.D., dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business at CSU. “The Online BBA delivers the same high-quality curriculum from the same engaged faculty that a student would receive on campus, but with the convenience of an online format.”</p><p>Designed for working professionals, the CSU Online BBA degree is a flexible way for learners to obtain the knowledge and credentials to advance or change careers and boost their earning potential.</p><p>“Those seeking a bachelor’s degree or degree completion are typically in their 20s to 40s and have some or little college credit,” said Kahn. “The <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em> ranking of our Online BBA is recognition of our vision to be a cornerstone for Northeast Ohio business and a testament to what we hear from our alumni, that CSU opened doors for them.”</p><p>For the 2021 list, <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em> evaluated schools based on four categories: engagement, services and technologies, faculty credentials and training and expert opinion. The full list of the Best Online Bachelor’s in Business programs can be found <a href="https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/bachelors/online-bachelors-business-rankings">here</a>.</p><p>Learn more about the Online BBA program and other bachelor’s degree programs <a href="https://business.csuohio.edu/academics/online-bba-degree-completion">here</a>.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 11 Feb 2021 22:35:42 +0000 6002238 23273 at https://www.csuohio.edu Euclid Avenue Development Corporation meeting - February 3 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/euclid-avenue-development-corporation-meeting-february-3 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Euclid Avenue Development Corporation (EADC) will have a Board Officers Meeting at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 3, 2021, to discuss governance documents. This will be a Zoom conference; instructions are listed below.<br /> <br /><strong>Topic: EADC Officers Meeting<br />Time: Feb 3, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)</strong></p><p><strong>Join Zoom Meeting</strong><br /><a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/82216715571">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/82216715571</a></p><p>Meeting ID: 822 1671 5571<br />One tap mobile<br />+13017158592,,82216715571# US (Washington DC) 13126266799,,82216715571#<br />+US (Chicago)</p><p>Dial by your location<br />        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)<br />        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)<br />        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)<br />        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)<br />        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)<br />        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)<br />Meeting ID: 822 1671 5571<br /> </p></div></div></div> Tue, 02 Feb 2021 17:32:35 +0000 6002238 23255 at https://www.csuohio.edu Horizon League Announces 2020 Fall Academic Honor Roll https://www.csuohio.edu/news/horizon-league-announces-2020-fall-academic-honor-roll <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>CLEVELAND, Ohio</strong> – The Horizon League announced its 2020 Fall Academic Honor Roll Friday afternoon, with 124 Cleveland State University student-athletes earning a spot on the list.</p><p><a href="https://horizonleague.org/news/2021/1/21/academics-1-467-student-athletes-make-fall-2020-honor-roll.aspx">COMPLETE HORIZON LEAGUE RELEASE</a></p><p>The 124 selections for Cleveland State are its highest such figure in the past 15 semesters.</p><p>Women's soccer led all league teams at Cleveland State with 20 total honorees, while track &amp; field/cross country had 14 honorees and volleyball followed closely behind with 13 honorees. It is the third straight semester that women's soccer has led the way (or tied for the lead) in total honorees among all of CSU's HL teams.</p><p>The men's basketball team's nine selections to the HL Honor Roll were far and away the highest figure in the league as no other league program produced more than five men's basketball honorees. The CSU volleyball team's 13 selection to the HL Honor Roll tied with Green Bay for the highest such figure in the conference.</p><p>Thirty Vikings recognized on the Horizon League honor roll were also <a href="https://csuvikings.com/general/2020-21/releases/20201224edcs17">named to the Cleveland State University President's List for the 2020</a> Fall semester after posting a 3.90 GPA or better on at least 15 graded credits, while five additional Vikings were also named to the President's List from those that met the Honor Roll criteria from Cleveland State's non-league sports.</p><p>Candidates for the Honor Roll must meet three criteria in order to qualify: 1) participation in at least one of the League's 19 sports during the most recent (or current) season; 2) completion of three semesters as a full-time student at the same member institution; 3) a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale).</p><p>In addition, a total of 62 student-athletes from Cleveland State's non-Horizon League sports met this criteria—33 lacrosse players, 13 wrestlers, nine men's fencers and seven women's fencers.</p></div></div></div> Wed, 27 Jan 2021 16:20:28 +0000 6002238 23247 at https://www.csuohio.edu Cleveland State University to Become “Talent Pipeline” for State Initiative Linking Cleveland’s Medical and Health Care Leaders  https://www.csuohio.edu/news/cleveland-state-university-become-%E2%80%9Ctalent-pipeline%E2%80%9D-for-state-initiative-linking-cleveland%E2%80%99s <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6>Cleveland Innovation District partners will collaborate to bring investments, research dollars and jobs to Northeast Ohio </h6><p><strong>CLEVELAND (January 25, 2021)</strong> – Governor Mike DeWine and JobsOhio announced today that Cleveland State University (CSU) will be the lead public higher education partner in a five-member consortium focused on making Northeast Ohio and the state more attractive to business and more competitive regionally, nationally and globally in the burgeoning healthcare and IT sectors. Cleveland State will be joined by The Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, The MetroHealth System and Case Western Reserve University in a $565-million collaboration focused on research, technology, emerging biological threats, epidemiology and training and talent development in STEM education.  </p><p>As part of the collaboration, CSU will receive a significant share of the $110 million JobsOhio investment to establish and lead a Public Health &amp; Education Institute that will include a Higher Education Pathway Initiative to jobs across the region. Through this initiative, CSU is tasked with recruiting, educating and graduating the skilled talent needed to fuel growth in post-pandemic health care careers, emerging technologies, life sciences and data-intensive fields. Put simply, CSU’s mission is to increase the number of four-year degrees awarded to strategically match the demand from employers. </p><p>“We are thrilled to be joining Cleveland’s most respected health care leaders in this transformational partnership,” said Cleveland State University President Harlan Sands. “As the largest producer in the state of four-year college graduates who live and work in Northeast Ohio, CSU is uniquely equipped to grow and prepare talent this program will need. We welcome the accountability that is central to this partnership and the confidence the state has placed in us to deliver the workforce that our partners and other businesses throughout the region are counting upon.”</p><p>The educational component of this partnership aims to create talent to fill over 20,000 new jobs over the next 10 years as part of a new Cleveland Innovation District, built upon a collaborative response to the pandemic from the five partner institutions. Partners will be using their collective experience and individual expertise to create a long-term strategy to improve health care, advance research, create job growth and produce highly skilled talent that will drive economic growth. The projected economic impact to Cleveland and Ohio is expected to be around $3 billion.</p><p>Approximately 80 percent of CSU graduates remain in Northeast Ohio, creating a talent pipeline with expertise and skills that align with high-demand fields. The Cleveland Innovation District initiative will enable CSU to increase the number of higher education degrees, certificates, adult learning opportunities and virtual education programming in key STEM fields. The university is also committed to growing existing internships and cooperative education opportunities to better connect students with regional employers. Additionally, CSU will invest in building classrooms, teaching labs, residence halls and research to support this innovative partnership. </p><p>“Many of the students we serve are underrepresented minorities, first-generation college students or those who work multiple jobs to support their families,” said President Sands. “Education is the great equalizer and urban research universities have a special role to play in filling the talent gap. In fact, it is core to our mission.  Cleveland and our state get a double win with this partnership – the talent pipeline needed to support and sustain our region, and promising careers for our graduates.”</p><p>More information about the Cleveland Innovation District can be found <a href="https://www.jobsohio.com/media-relations/posts/cleveland-innovation-district/">here</a>.</p><p class="rtecenter">###</p><p><strong>About Cleveland State University</strong><br />Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2021 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report, including the #1 public university in Ohio for social mobility. Find more information at <a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/">www.csuohio.edu</a>.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 25 Jan 2021 23:43:39 +0000 6002238 23236 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Board of Trustees Meeting, Thursday, January 21, 8:00 a.m. https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-board-trustees-meeting-thursday-jan <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom. To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/87230681394">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/87230681394</a>. To join via audio only, please dial: 301-715-8592; meeting ID: 87230681394#.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:42:52 +0000 6002238 23227 at https://www.csuohio.edu INTRODUCING THE JANUARY ISSUE OF CSU RESEARCH https://www.csuohio.edu/news/introducing-january-issue-csu-research-3 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p class="x">The latest issue of the CSU Research Newsletter is now online. In the January newsletter, you will learn about new NIH funding to support research on creating miniature human tissues. We also profile new faculty member David Hicks from the Department of Art and Design and Dr. Cheryl Bracken's new book about binge watching.<br /> <br />Read the <a href="http://newsletter.csuohio.edu/research/news/email/newsletter/volume8-issue1.html">newsletter</a>. Learn more about the <a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/research/research">Office of Research</a> at CSU.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:37:42 +0000 6002238 23223 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU and Tri-C Host 30th Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-and-tri-c-host-30th-martin-luther-king-jr-celebration <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 class="rtecenter"><br />​​​​​​​Virtual commemoration to take place Tuesday, January 19 at 8:30 a.m.</h6><p><br /><strong>CLEVELAND (January 15, 2021)</strong> – Students from Cleveland State University (CSU) and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will come together to speak out during the “Future Leaders Dreaming Forward” event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This<strong> </strong><em>virtual</em> event, <strong>premiering on Tuesday, January 19 at 8:30 a.m.,</strong> represents the 30th year the institutions have partnered to celebrate Dr. King’s vision and to encourage students to actualize their own dreams.</p><p><strong>CSU and Tri-C presidents Harlan Sands and Alex Johnson</strong> deliver opening remarks, and the event is emceed by <strong>Danielle Sydnor</strong>, president and CEO of the Cleveland chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives through education, personal and professional development programs and support services. </p><p>CSU and Tri-C students will present their perspective on the following statement inspired by a 1965 King sermon following attacks on protestors in Selma, Alabama: <em>Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter</em>. </p><ul><li><strong>Kenzie Brown</strong> is working toward an Associate of Arts degree at Tri-C while studying in the College’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Scholars Academy. After graduation, she intends to pursue a bachelor’s degree while building toward a career where she can make a difference in the lives of others through her art and writing.<br /> </li><li><strong>San Ly</strong> is a senior honors student studying marketing and international business at CSU. Originally from Vietnam, she began her academic endeavors at Tri-C. She serves on CSU’s Student Government Association as a senator for the College of Business and is vice president of fundraising for the CSU Chapter of the American Association of Marketing.<br /> </li><li><strong>Andres Portocarrero Bonifaz</strong> is a CSU graduate student studying medical physics. Originally from Peru, he is a member of the Peruvian Society of Radiological Protection, a student member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and an associate member of Medical Physics for World Benefit. He also conducts research projects at the Cleveland Clinic under the supervision of his advisor. He is passionate about being in the service of others and wants to make an impact on the world in the field of medical science.<br />​​​​​​​</li><li><strong>Steve Primeau</strong> is studying in Tri-C’s Plant Science and Landscape Technology program and stands as a proud member of the Mandel Scholars Academy. He hopes to use his Tri-C education to build and enrich parks and reservations that beautify communities for generations to come. He would also like to continue developing his writing skills to better share his personal experiences and act as an advocate for the mentally ill.<br /> </li><li><strong>Charese Harrison</strong> has distinguished herself as a Tri-C Democracy Fellow, where she and others in the group have gained national recognition for their civic engagement efforts. The Mandel Scholar is pursuing dual majors in recording arts and liberal arts and is an active community advocate and volunteer. Her goal is to pursue music as a career and use her platform to help others.</li></ul><p>Those interested in viewing the program can do so at <a href="https://www.tri-c.edu/administrative-departments/government-relations/tri-ccsu-mlk-celebration-brunch.html">www.tri-c.edu/administrative-departments/government-relations/tri-ccsu-mlk-celebration-brunch.html.    </a></p><p><br /> </p></div></div></div> Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:27:10 +0000 6002238 23221 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Board of Trustees Executive Committee meeting, December 18 at 3:00p.m. https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-board-trustees-executive-committee-meeting-december-18-300pm <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Executive Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Friday, December 18 at 3:00 p.m. The committee will adjourn into executive session to discuss personnel matters regarding the compensation of public employees, collective bargaining matters, and to discuss other matters required by law to be kept confidential. The meeting will be held via Zoom. </p><p>To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/84291170685">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/84291170685</a></p><p>To join via audio only, please dial: (301) 715-8592; meeting ID: 84291170685#</p></div></div></div> Thu, 17 Dec 2020 19:32:38 +0000 6001031 23194 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Receives $1 Million Gift to Support Student Success Initiatives https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-receives-1-million-gift-support-student-success-initiatives <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 align="center"><em><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Marjorie Brintnall Shorrock, long-time CSU supporter and advocate, steps up support for transformational student progression and graduation programs  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></em></h6><p><img alt="Marjorie Shorrock" height="390" width="1000" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="1" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/front_page_slideshow/shorrock-slider.png" title="" />​​​​​​​<span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>CLEVELAND (December 16, 2020) – </span></span></span></b><span><span><span>A new $1 million gift from Cleveland State University supporter Marjorie Brintnall Shorrock will help the university continue to lead and transform public higher education through advancing student support programs that directly impact student progression and graduation rates. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“Our brand of Engaged Learning is built upon the notion that we will get every single student through, and gifts like Marjorie’s help us deliver,” said CSU president Harlan Sands. “We are incredibly grateful for her generosity, and for recognizing how important our work is for the respective futures of our students, our university and our community.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>CSU is a national leader in creating innovative student success programs like the 2-for-1 Tuition Promise, first announced in June 2020, in which CSU covers Spring 2021 semester tuition for freshmen who successfully completed the Fall 2020 semester, after all other financial aid has been applied. The university </span></span></span><a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-continue-2-for-1-tuition-promise-for-fall-2021-incoming-freshmen"><span><span><span>recently announced</span></span></span></a><span><span><span> that it will continue to offer the 2-for-1 Tuition Promise to freshmen who enroll and successfully complete the Fall 2021 semester. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Other CSU programs like Lift Up Vikes! and Last Mile Scholarships are designed to provide support to students facing a variety of challenges during their time at CSU. Last Mile Scholarships provide relief to students facing financial stressors during their final two years of study. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“I’m very dedicated to the university and to the success of its students, and am pleased to be able to support CSU financially and in other ways,” said Marjorie Brintnall Shorrock.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Shorrock’s connection to Cleveland State started in 1969 when her husband Bill joined the faculty in the history department. She later enrolled in CSU’s graduate program at the former Nance College of Business and earned an MBA in 1998. As an CSU alumna herself, coupled with her late husband’s decades-long career at the university, Shorrock has a deep appreciation of the unique composition of CSU’s student body – first generation students, <span>underrepresented populations and working professionals – whose lives are changed by a Cleveland State education.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>In 1974, Shorrock joined Resource Careers, a not-for-profit career development and referral service that helped college-educated women identify and obtain careers in business. She transformed the business into a for-profit corporation and expanded the company’s services to provide career assistance for spouses of employees who were relocating throughout the U.S. and abroad.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p align="center"><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>###</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><b><span><span>About Cleveland State University</span></span></b><br /><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2021 as one of America’s best universities by <i>U.S. News &amp; World Report</i>, including the #1 public university in Ohio for social mobility. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu">www.csuohio.edu</a>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Wed, 16 Dec 2020 18:07:40 +0000 6001031 23191 at https://www.csuohio.edu Introducing the December Issue of CSU Research https://www.csuohio.edu/news/introducing-december-issue-csu-research-2 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The December issue of the CSU Research Newsletter is now online. In this month's newsletter, you will learn about new funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support research on middle neighborhoods by the College of Urban Affairs and about Dr. Matt Jackson-McCabe's new book about Jewish Christianity. We also profile new faculty member Dr. Mehdi Ramati from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and mechanical engineering professor Dr. Hanz Richter.</p><p>Read the <a target="_blank" href="http://newsletter.csuohio.edu/research/news/email/newsletter/volume7-issue12.html">newsletter</a>. Learn more about the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.csuohio.edu/research/research">Office of Research</a> at CSU.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 15 Dec 2020 20:42:00 +0000 6001031 23187 at https://www.csuohio.edu 2020 State of the University https://www.csuohio.edu/news/2020-state-university <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Cleveland State University President Harlan Sands's 2020 State of the University was released on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Watch the full address <a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/president/2020-sotu">here</a>. </p></div></div></div> Tue, 15 Dec 2020 19:11:11 +0000 6001031 23186 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU to Continue 2-for-1 Tuition Promise for Fall 2021 Incoming Freshmen https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-continue-2-for-1-tuition-promise-for-fall-2021-incoming-freshmen <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 align="center"><em><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Initiative reduces yearly tuition costs for families up to 50 percent, incentivizes student success</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span>​​​​​​​</em></h6><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><b><span>CLEVELAND (December 7, 2020) –</span></b><span> CSU announced today that it will continue its highly successful and innovative <b>2<i>-for-1 Tuition Promise </i></b>for freshmen who enroll in the Fall 2021 semester. Students who enroll at CSU as first-time freshmen and successfully complete the Fall 2021 semester with a GPA of 3.0 or better will receive additional financial aid from CSU to cover any remaining Spring 2022 semester tuition not covered by each student’s initial financial aid package.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>CSU’s initial <b><i>2-for-1 Tuition Promise</i></b> offer in June 2020 doubled the university’s number of admission applications from the same time period in 2019. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“Everything we do is about advancing and supporting the success of our students,” said Cleveland State president Harlan Sands. “High school students who will graduate next spring have been through a time like no other, and we want to ensure a pathway to success at CSU by providing the maximum amount of financial assistance that we can for their families, especially during this time of uncertainty.” </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The <b><i>2-for-1 Tuition Promise</i></b> is designed to provide additional financial support and encouragement at a time when many families are struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and to incentivize students to pursue their college dreams now. CSU’s renewed commitment to student success demonstrates its continuing focus to provide pathways for upward mobility and create a talent pipeline for Northeast Ohio.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>For more information on the <b><i>2-for-1 Tuition Promise</i></b>, including eligibility information, go to </span><a target="_blank" title="https://www.csuohio.edu/admissions/2-for-1-tuition-promise" href="https://www.csuohio.edu/admissions/2-for-1-tuition-promise"><span>https://www.csuohio.edu/admissions/2-for-1-tuition-promise</span></a><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><b><i><span>Investing in the Success of All CSU Students</span></i></b></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>In addition to the <b><i>2-for-1 Tuition Promise</i></b> for freshmen, CSU makes investments in the success of continuing students and graduate students. In 2020, CSU launched the following initiatives to advance its campus-wide commitment to access, affordability and student progression:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><ul><li><span><span><span><span><span>In-state graduate tuition for all non-Ohio residents who graduate from ANY Ohio college or university </span></span></span></span></span></li><li><span><span><span><span><span>In-state tuition for all military service members on active duty and their spouses and dependents</span></span></span></span></span></li><li><span><span><span><span><span>$1 million in additional need-based financial aid for all students </span></span></span></span></span></li><li><span><span><span><span><span>$150 campus bookstore credit in Spring 2021 semester for all degree-seeking undergraduate students who returned in the Fall 2020 semester, enrolled for at least 12 credits and earned a 3.0 GPA or higher </span></span></span></span></span></li><li><span><span><span><span><span>$6.1 million in </span><a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/financial-aid/cares-act-funding"><span>direct student grants</span></a><span> to continuing undergraduate, graduate and law school students</span></span></span></span></span></li></ul><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><b><i><span>More Students Enrolling and Staying at CSU</span></i></b></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Current overall enrollment at CSU is within roughly 2 percent of last fall semester’s enrollment, at a time when enrollments across the region and the U.S. are generally down. In fact, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s 2020 enrollment report showed that as of Oct. 22, undergraduate enrollment nationwide is 4.4 percent lower than it was last fall.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Additionally, students who choose CSU are electing to stay. The university’s first-year retention rate is 77 percent, up 6 percent over the past two years after remaining essentially flat for the previous six years. CSU has put a thoughtful, aggressive and long-term plan in place to attract and retain students. Its efforts are in large part designed to serve the needs of students from Cleveland communities and, as a result, CSU has seen a 10 percent increase in retention over the past five years among the most disadvantaged populations. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>“We are pleased to be recognized for our success, but more importantly, to demonstrate our commitment to serving the needs of our students and community,” added Sands.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>CSU has received external recognition for its efforts.<i> U.S. News &amp; World Report</i> once again selected CSU as one of the top universities in the nation in its 2021 report on the Best Colleges and Universities in the U.S. and CSU remains the #1 public university in Ohio among “Top Performers on Social Mobility.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br /> </p><p align="center"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><b><i><span>###</span></i></b></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><b><span><span>About Cleveland State University</span></span></b><br /><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2021 as one of America’s best universities by <i>U.S. News &amp; World Report</i>, including the #1 public university in Ohio for social mobility. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu">www.csuohio.edu</a>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Mon, 07 Dec 2020 20:02:39 +0000 6001031 23174 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Student-Athletes Lead Horizon League in Graduation Success Rate https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-student-athletes-lead-horizon-league-in-graduation-success-rate <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland State University posted a Horizon League-leading 92% in the most recent release of the NCAA student-athlete Graduation Success Rate (GSR). </p><p>"Success in the classroom is a long-standing tradition for all Cleveland State University student-athletes," said CSU Director of Athletics Scott Garrett. "These Graduation Success Rate scores continue to rank CSU near the top of all public Division I institutions and, measured along with very recent school-record marks in department cumulative grade point average and total Dean's List honorees, paint a fantastic picture of our continued achievement in prioritizing academic success while providing our student-athletes a transformational experience." </p><p>Each year, the NCAA publicly announces the GSR for each Division I institution. The graduation-rate data are based on a rolling six-year cohort prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education, the most recent version including freshmen scholarship student-athletes that entered college between 2010 and 2013. </p><p>The Vikings GSR mark led the Horizon League, the conference in which most Viking teams compete, over the measured cohort.  </p><p>Eight Cleveland State programs notched a perfect GSR score of 100% over the time period, including men's and women's golf, men's swimming, women's basketball, women's soccer, women's tennis, volleyball and cross country / track and field. Cleveland State's cross country and track and field program tallied a perfect 100% for the 10th straight year, while the women's golf and volleyball programs have recorded perfect scores in nine consecutive years.</p><p>In May, Cleveland State student-athletes posted a school-record 3.66 spring 2020 term grade point average, including 56 individual student-athletes with a perfect 4.0 semester. For the first time in school history, all 18 sport programs registered a term GPA above a 3.0.  </p><p>The Division I Board of Directors created the GSR to more accurately reflect the mobility of college students than the previous federal graduation rate standard by counting the graduation of transfers to and from the institution.  Since the NCAA began tracking GSR in 1998, CSU's graduation-rate measurements among all student-athletes have significantly improved in both GSR (84% to 92%) and federal graduation rate (43% to 71%). </p><p>Learn More about NCAA graduation rate data here: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/research/graduation-rates">http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/research/graduation-rates</a></p></div></div></div> Mon, 23 Nov 2020 18:53:58 +0000 6001031 23156 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU English professor Rachel Carnell publishes new book on the reign of Queen Anne https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-english-professor-rachel-carnell-publishes-new-book-reign-queen-anne <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>​​​​​​​CSU professor of English, Rachel Carnell, Ph.D., is the author of <em>Backlash: Libel, Impeachment, and Populism in the Reign of Queen Anne</em>, recently published by University of Virginia Press. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.upress.virginia.edu/title/5525">Read the press release</a>.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 17 Nov 2020 01:06:33 +0000 6001031 23145 at https://www.csuohio.edu Valuing our Viking Vets https://www.csuohio.edu/news/valuing-our-viking-vets <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><iframe allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="337.5" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ehZQmD4Z0V4" width="600"></iframe></p><p>Cleveland State University paid honor to our campus veterans during a week-long series of events from Nov. 9-13 that included a videotaped, engaging conversation with President Harlan Sands and Dr. Forrest Fashion, our chief health strategy, both Navy veterans, a live-steamed recognition and wreath laying ceremony and the official launch of the “Value our Viking Vets” fundraiser. </p><p>For more information, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.csuohio.edu/vikingvets/valuing-our-viking-vets">csuohio.edu/vikingvets/valuing-our-viking-vets</a> or donate today at <a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.scalefunder.com/cfund/project/22790">https://csuohio.scalefunder.com/cfund/project/22790</a>. </p></div></div></div> Mon, 16 Nov 2020 17:50:38 +0000 6001031 23144 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Board of Trustees meeting, Thursday, November 19, 8 a.m. https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-board-trustees-meeting-thursday-november-19-8-am <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom.</p><p>To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/83263073269">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/83263073269</a>.  </p><p>To join via audio only, please dial: 301-715-8592; meeting ID: 83263073269#.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 16 Nov 2020 17:45:16 +0000 6001031 23143 at https://www.csuohio.edu Euclid Avenue Development Corporation meeting, Tuesday, November 17, 9 a.m. https://www.csuohio.edu/news/euclid-avenue-development-corporation-meeting-tuesday-november-17-9-am <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Euclid Avenue Development Corporation (EADC) will hold its Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 9 a.m. to discuss Financials. This will be a Zoom conference; instructions are listed below.</p><p>Join Zoom Meeting<br /><a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/85608102000">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/85608102000</a><br /><br />Meeting ID: 856 0810 2000<br />One tap mobile<br />+13017158592,,85608102000# US (Washington D.C) 13126266799,,85608102000#<br />+US (Chicago)</p></div></div></div> Mon, 16 Nov 2020 17:44:12 +0000 6001031 23142 at https://www.csuohio.edu Board of Trustees Financial and Academic Affairs Commitee Meetings, November 4 & 5 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/board-trustees-financial-and-academic-affairs-commitee-meetings-november-4-5 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Financial Affairs Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/87674541531">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/87674541531</a>. To join via audio only, please dial: 301-715-8592; meeting ID: 87674541531#.</p><p>The Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom. To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/86840126145">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/86840126145</a>. To join via audio only, please dial: 301-715-8592; meeting ID: 86840126145#.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 02 Nov 2020 13:23:22 +0000 6001031 23118 at https://www.csuohio.edu Investing in Cleveland post-COVID-19 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/investing-in-cleveland-post-covid-19 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 class="rtecenter"><em>A Blueprint that starts with CSU</em></h6><p><img alt="aerial view of Cleveland State University campus and downtown Cleveland" height="390" width="1000" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="1" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/Investing-in-Cleveland_slider.png" title="" />​​​​​​​As civic, public sector, and business leaders in Cleveland continue to assess the economic, social, fiscal, and health impacts of the pandemic, it <strong>is increasingly clear that high quality, low-cost public education will play a defining role in our collective future.</strong> Whether considering short or long-term changes in our post-COVID-19 economic and social norms – remote working environments, preventative health measures, travel practices to name a few – the time for deciding how to create the inclusive kind of growth we need and best invest in building our future talent base is <strong>now</strong>.</p><p>This pandemic, unlike other crises we have faced, magnifies a confluence of economic and social disparities that will require a more thoughtful, creative, and transformative way of thinking and collaboration. Any vision and blueprint for success begins with the transformational power of a public urban research institution to drive inclusive growth and innovation and build partnerships and pathways that remove barriers to social and economic mobility. Why? Because city-centric, public research universities like CSU are where creative thought and intellectual capital “collide” to drive problem-solving in health care, industry, and public policy – and create talent pathways for companies to grow.</p><p>How could this work accelerate in Cleveland? Five components:</p><ol><li><strong>First, invest in specific educational pipelines to increase the number of 4-year degrees awarded - with specialty training geared to specific skills - where demand will be high in our new, post-COVID economy.</strong> Before the pandemic hit, Cleveland had more than 30,000 job postings in the health care sector alone, with more than 11,000 openings for registered nurses. Although some of that demand has temporarily slowed, current projections show significant current and future needs in urban and community health, public health, digital and connected medicine, information technology, biomedical engineering, and an entire host of health prevention and disease management support-related fields. CSU is already looking at ways to help address these gaps. Through our “CSU 2.0” process, we are reimagining how we meet future needs of our community and the region by working on ways to reposition our Colleges and Schools to align with these needs. Since over 80% of our graduates choose to stay, work, and live in Northeast Ohio after graduation, who is better equipped to “fuel” the number of higher education degrees, certificates, adult learning opportunities and virtual education programming that support current and future industry growth?<br /> </li><li><strong>Make improving and sustaining the health of our community our number 1 priority. </strong>Cleveland, with three major successful health systems in the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and the MetroHealth System, and two large research universities in CWRU and CSU, is one of the leading health care research and teaching hubs nationally. Nonetheless, more than half of Cleveland’s children and more than 30% of its residents—triple the national rate—still live below the federal poverty line, and this drives poor health outcomes. Cleveland residents are below national averages on most accepted and reported measures of health. Economic vitality and successfully attracting new industry depends on our communities being healthy. There is no better time for an integrated Public Health Initiative – that focuses on education, training, solving the urban public health challenges of Cleveland, and creating jobs around our new public health narrative – to finally and ultimately improve lives for all Clevelanders.<br /> </li><li><strong>Create a research and education Innovation District where Cleveland becomes a destination for future entrepreneurs and job creators.</strong> In Mid-Town, community leaders are discussing ways to create an Innovation District (modeled after successful districts in St. Louis and Philadelphia) to accelerate commercialization of university research, recruit local innovators and global companies, and provide co-op training and paid internship experiences for students and apprentices. Along with PhD and graduate students, these districts focus on creating and developing advanced health care and smart manufacturing positions at all technical, skill and education levels. At CSU, we have already instituted the “CSU Promise” to all current and future students: any student who seeks a paid internship, externship, or co-op will get one. This builds upon our rich tradition of placing students at companies here in NEO – many of whom are first generation college students and underrepresented minorities.<br /> </li><li><strong>Collectively invest in re-educating and graduating the 1.5 Million Ohioans - 315,000 who live in Northeast Ohio – who have some college education and no degree. </strong>Upgrading workforce skills – particularly important in times of economic downturns - leads to higher paying jobs. Although various stand-alone certificate programs and specific training can pay short-term dividends, nothing equals a four-year degree as an economic “equalizer” for wealth disparity and prime driver in social mobility. Creating talented graduates at scale transforms regional economies, draws companies in, and prevents industry and company “flight” when talent pools are thin. CSU, recently ranked by U.S News &amp; World Report as the #1 public university in Ohio among “Top Performers on Social Mobility” and #119 nationally, is already a leader here, and will be looking to significantly expand, direct and streamline pathways to meaningful degrees that lead to jobs. Talent development is the key to Northeast Ohio’s future.<br /> </li><li><strong>Double-down on partnerships that leverage our strengths and are specifically focused on broad-based talent recruitment, growth and development.</strong> Recently, focused conversations among local corporate, civic, educational, and philanthropic leaders have led to several specific concrete commitments on public-private partnerships uniquely fitted to Cleveland. One example: the Parker-Hannifin Living Learning Community at CSU, a residential experience that integrates academic support, leadership, training, mentorship and experiential learning. All 30 students from year 1 are back for sophomore year – an extraordinary achievement that demonstrates our unique approach to “Engaged Learning” that changes lives. Another: the partnership between CSU and Case Western Reserve University on the Internet of Things, a research collaborative funded by the Cleveland Foundation to position Cleveland as a leader in digital innovation. The initiative, which has already resulted in attracting top academic talent and the creation of research labs, was recently awarded additional funding which will further support the work impacting cutting-edge digital technology.</li></ol><p>Over the next 5-10 years, we have a unique opportunity to define our own future here in Cleveland, and CSU stands ready to do its part: in promoting accessible, meaningful, and affordable education, in producing workforce-ready graduates, in enhancing connections to good jobs, in leveraging intellectual capital to drive innovation and economic growth, and in building the kinds of public-private partnerships that give all of us confidence we can pull together, work together, and make the necessary investments to move us forward.</p><p>There is no better time to start than now.</p><p><em><a target="_blank" href="https://www.crainscleveland.com/opinion/personal-view-post-covid-19-cleveland-plan-starts-csu">Read the article</a> on Crain's Cleveland Business</em></p></div></div></div> Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:20:15 +0000 6001031 23103 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU/CWRU Internet of Things Collaborative establishing pair of technology research hubs https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csucwru-internet-things-collaborative-establishing-pair-technology-research-hubs <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 class="rtecenter"><em>$3.1 million grant from the Cleveland Foundation will support engaging with industry and community  </em></h6><p><img alt="student at computer work station with multiple monitors" height="390" width="1000" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="1" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/iotc-slider2.png" title="" />​​​​​​​</p><p>CLEVELAND (October 20, 2020)—Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University have received a $3.1 million, two-year grant from the Cleveland Foundation to further advance the Internet of Things Collaborative (IOTC), an initiative forged between both universities in 2017 to shape the Northeast Ohio region into a digital innovation leader.  </p><p>The funding, approved by the Cleveland Foundation Board of Trustees, supports completing the establishment of two technology research hubs and expanding faculty engagement. </p><p>The Internet of Things refers to the billions of physical devices around the world collecting and sharing data over the internet, including factory automation, healthcare devices that remotely monitor patients and systems that track transportation and utilities infrastructure. The IOTC is working to improve the integration of technology within industry and across our community.  </p><p>“The continued support by the Cleveland Foundation has been vital for moving the educational, research and community-related activities of the IOTC forward,” said Ben Vinson, Case Western Reserve’s provost and executive vice president. “This new funding will help sustain the momentum of the IOTC and provide critical support that enables Cleveland State and Case Western Reserve to solidify the programmatic foundations for the two hubs.” </p><p>The IOTC is led by co-academic directors, Kenneth Loparo, PhD, the Arthur L. Parker Professor at the Case School of Engineering, and Nigamanth Sridhar, PhD, professor at the Washkewicz College of Engineering at Cleveland State, with Nicholas Barendt, executive director of the <a target="_blank" href="https://case.edu/issacs/">Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems</a> (ISSACS) at Case Western Reserve, and Shilpa Kedar, executive director of Digital and IoT Innovations at Cleveland State, as co-executive directors. Multiple faculty from both universities engage in the work, much of which is centered at ISSACS and the newly formed <a target="_blank" href="https://www.csuohio.edu/techhub/techhub">CSU T.E.C.H. Hub</a> at Cleveland State. </p><p>“Universities are key to building a knowledge economy for the future, and a partnership between two of the region’s most respected institutions of higher education is catalytic for Cleveland’s transformation,” said CSU President Harlan Sands. “The foresight of the Cleveland Foundation in seeding and providing continued support for the Internet of Things Collaborative paves the way for Cleveland as a destination partner for industry to fuel economic growth and overall improvement in quality of life.”  </p><p>With the new Cleveland Foundation grant, the IOTC will focus on further establishing two interconnected hubs of activity—Community+Technology and Industry+Technology. </p><p>The main goal of the <strong>Community+Technology </strong>hub is to drive approaches to technology development and deployment that prioritize public interest while keeping humanity at the center of technological advancement. The IOTC is developing community-facing solutions such as those designed to create safe, welcoming “smart” public spaces that bridge the digital divide in urban neighborhoods and catalogues <a target="_blank" href="https://iotcollaborative.org/smart-city-catalog-overview/projects/">Smart City projects</a> in Greater Cleveland on its website.   </p><p>The <strong>Industry+Technology</strong> hub focuses on future manufacturing and connected health, both initiatives aligned with the Cleveland Innovation Project, a collaborative initiative of business and civic leaders designed to bolster Greater Cleveland’s innovation economy. This hub brings together both universities’ schools of engineering and nursing, and the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, leveraging the institutional healthcare and manufacturing assets in Cleveland. <a href="https://iotcollaborative.org/2020/08/18/iotcs-dr-kenneth-loparo-to-lead-team-selected-for-doe-cesmii-innovation-project-award/">A recent example</a> is a joint project with local manufacturer Rafter Equipment to improve health monitoring and predictive diagnostics of the equipment they design and build.  </p><p>The Cleveland Foundation has now invested more than $7 million, starting with a planning grant in 2017, to support the creation of the IOTC and leverage the expertise and resources at both universities to advance the region. The foundation’s support has also led to $13 million in federal research funding for faculty associated with the collaborative, with another $40 million in federal research proposals in review. </p><p>“This type of collaboration is critical for the economic health of our community,” said Ronn Richard, Cleveland Foundation president &amp; CEO. “This is a unique opportunity for two outstanding academic institutions to come together to turn the vision of Cleveland becoming a technology-based innovation hub into a reality – one that is grounded in equitable and inclusive job creation as we reimagine the workforce of the future.” </p><p>Since the collaborative was established, the team at CWRU/CSU has: </p><ul><li>Recruited seven new faculty members between the two universities; </li><li>Activated research and curriculum development efforts of 85-plus faculty members across a range of schools and departments; </li><li>Developed two new joint IoT-related courses across both universities, with more than 100 students enrolled. Students from each university can take these courses on either campus; </li><li>Conducted more than 50 interviews with local companies, including three industry-funded projects. Also, engaged with over a dozen public-sector agencies, with three demonstration projects performed. </li></ul><p>Visit <a target="_blank" href="https://iotcollaborative.org/">IoTCollaborative.org</a> for more information. </p></div></div></div> Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:48:20 +0000 6001031 23087 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Board of Trustees Executive Committee meeting, October 13, 8 a.m. https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-board-trustees-executive-committee-meeting-october-13-8-am <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Executive Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 8 a.m. The committee will adjourn into executive session to discuss imminent and pending litigation with University counsel and other matters required by law to be kept confidential. The meeting will be held via Zoom. </p><p>To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/88468944400c">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/88468944400</a></p><p>To join via audio only, please dial: 929-436-2866; meeting ID: 88468944400#</p></div></div></div> Mon, 12 Oct 2020 13:09:08 +0000 6001031 23080 at https://www.csuohio.edu Char and Chuck Fowler visit relocated Food Pantry https://www.csuohio.edu/news/char-and-chuck-fowler-visit-relocated-food-pantry <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>​​​​​​​This week, CSU friends and supporters Char and Chuck Fowler toured CSU's Lift Up Vikes! food pantry, which was recently relocated to the first floor of Berkman Hall, right in the middle of campus. The Fowlers made a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-receives-1-million-gift-support-financially-risk-students">$1 million gift</a> last year to support Lift Up Vikes!, helping to meet students' basic human needs and overcome barriers to academic success.</p><p>The Lift Up Vikes! food pantry is now open for no-contact student food pickup on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.csuohio.edu/liftupvikes/lift-vikes-food-pantry">registration is required</a>.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 09 Oct 2020 16:21:24 +0000 6001031 23078 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Receives “Knowledge Challenge” Grant to Fund Study of Underserved Entrepreneurs https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-receives-%E2%80%9Cknowledge-challenge%E2%80%9D-grant-fund-study-underserved-entrepreneurs <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6><em><span><span><span>Cleveland State University (CSU) received a $225,000 grant through The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s “Knowledge Challenge,” a biannual program dedicated to the education and advancement of entrepreneurship in the United States. </span></span></span></em></h6><p><span><span><span><span>“We are grateful to The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for this significant investment and partnering with the CSU Center for Economic Development (CED) on our effort to address systemic challenges that will impact minority entrepreneurs’ ability to start and grow businesses,” said Merissa Piazza, Ph.D., program manager for the Center for Economic Development</span>, an applied research center within CSU’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs<span>. </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>Dr. Piazza and the CED research team will begin their project in January 2021, partnering with <span>the Equity and Inclusion Division at the Greater Cleveland Partnership, JumpStart Inc., and the Cleveland Foundation<i>. </i></span>Through this research-practice collaborative, they will study entrepreneurial gaps and work with practitioners to test actionable policies to overcome disparities in real-time within the three entrepreneurial ecosystems of Cleveland, Dayton and Toledo. </span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>The research team will focus on investigating institutionalized racism, discrimination and limited access to capital and networking – making it more difficult for minority entrepreneurs to start, successfully fund, launch new enterprises and sustain their business.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>After four years of creating and testing policy, the CED team plans to see their end goal realized by December 2024: improved practice of entrepreneurial service providers and increased access to resources for minority entrepreneurs.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“As we work alongside three communities in Ohio to ‘rebuild better,’ we look forward to highlighting the critical role policy plays for minority businesses,” Dr. Piazza shared. “Better entrepreneurship creates jobs, provides family income and strengthens communities.”</span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Wed, 07 Oct 2020 19:00:13 +0000 6001031 23076 at https://www.csuohio.edu City of Cleveland Provides $200,000 to CSU for Day One Project https://www.csuohio.edu/news/city-cleveland-provides-200000-csu-for-day-one-project <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6><span><span><span><i><span><span><span>Innovative criminal justice program addresses issues faced by many indigent criminal defendants</span></span></span></i> </span></span></span></h6><p><span><span><span><span>The City of Cleveland has awarded CSU with a $200,000 grant to partially fund the Day One Project, a collaboration between CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the Cleveland Municipal Court, the Cleveland Municipal Prosecutor and the Cuyahoga County Public Defender. The Day One Project partners will formulate creative solutions to problems that emerge on “day one” of criminal prosecutions of poor criminal defendants, such as access to <span>prompt legal representation, pretrial release and prosecutorial diversion programs. </span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>In addition to the $200,000 grant from the City of Cleveland, which is renewable for an additional two years, the project is also funded by a $100,000 grant from the George Gund Foundation.  </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Robert Triozzi, former Cleveland Municipal Court Judge, and former law director for both the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, leads the Day One Project. Triozzi, who teaches experiential courses related to the project and other criminal justice initiatives at CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, oversees the law students teamed with the Cuyahoga County Public Defender's Office to provide defendants with the time and attention needed to make their case for being released to a judge, as well as to <span>develop more effective systems and policies for protecting the rights of indigent defendants.</span></span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Tue, 06 Oct 2020 19:31:34 +0000 6001031 23074 at https://www.csuohio.edu The NRP Group and Cleveland State University Establish ‘Moments That Matter’ Virtual Interview Series on Mentorship https://www.csuohio.edu/news/nrp-group-and-cleveland-state-university-establish-%E2%80%98moments-matter%E2%80%99-virtual-interview-series <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 class="rtecenter"> </h6><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="President Harlan Sands on a Zoom call" height="390" width="1000" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="2" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/CSU_MomentsThatMatter_screen-grab.png" title="" /><br /><em><a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.us/2H8uDCN">Click here</a> to watch replay of CSU and NRP Group's Mentorship Virtual Chat.</em></p><h6 class="rtecenter"><em><span><span><span><span><span>Series of Virtual Fireside Chats Will Kick Off Thursday, Oct. 15 With CSU President Harlan Sands and NRP Founder and CEO Discussing ‘New Model of Mentoring to Drive Personal Growth in Changing Times’ </span></span></span></span></span></em></h6><p>​​​​​​​<span><span><b><span><span>CLEVELAND (October 6, 2020) -</span></span></b> <a href="https://www.nrpgroup.com/"><span><span><span>The NRP Group</span></span></span></a><span><span> and </span></span><a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/"><span><span>Cleveland State University</span></span></a><span><span> (CSU) today announced a partnership to present <i>Moments That Matter</i>, a series of virtual interviews on the subject of mentorship.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The first installment of the <i>Moments That Matter</i> series will be a fireside chat hosted on </span></span><a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LKN6pwl8SlyGHDA0HIyN5w"><span><span>Zoom</span></span></a><span><span> between CSU President Harlan Sands and NRP Founder and CEO J. David Heller, with an introduction by Kenneth Kahn, Ph.D., Dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business. Entitled “The New Model of Mentoring to Drive Personal Growth in Changing Times,” the discussion will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“<i>Moments That Matter</i> is designed to inspire students, NRP employees and other stakeholders to reimagine mentorship as an active, high-engagement process in which we </span></span><span><span>look for inspiring people all around us and actively seek their advice – from a single conversation or inspiration to an ongoing dialogue,” Heller said. “This forum will explore how the act of seeking mentors and offering mentorship can lead to a lifetime of personal and professional learning and enrichment."</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><i><span><span>Moments That Matter</span></span></i><span><span> builds on an existing collaboration between The NRP Group and Cleveland State University. In August 2019, NRP and Millennia Companies joined forces to make a $1.2 million gift to </span></span><span><span>create The NRP &amp; Millennia Center for Property Management within CSU’s Monte Ahuja College of Business. </span></span><span><span>The program already has begun offering classes and will also include an internship program and an applied research initiative, all designed to meet the considerable human capital needs of real estate and property management firms. There will also be a scholarship program for prospective students.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“Mentoring is a powerful tool for personal improvement and growth,” Sands said. “We want to expand the concept of mentorship. We envision creating a safe place where people are seeking and giving input in areas of their unique expertise, all in the service of improving performance and trajectory in our personal and professional lives. We are excited to partner tightly with industry in this way and to create more opportunities for engaged learning as we help The NRP Group launch this exciting program.”</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“We continually seek to attract, retain and grow A-plus talent at The NRP Group in order to expand our business and pursue our mission,” Heller said. “Through major programs such as The NRP &amp; Millennia Center for Property Management, and ongoing educational opportunities such as the Moments That Matter mentorship series, our goal is to provide people in Northeast Ohio and throughout the NRP footprint with new opportunities for growth and development. We’re thrilled to be working with President Sands on this exciting initiative which is yet another excellent example of our growing collaboration</span></span><span><span>.”</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The second <i>Moments That Matter</i> fireside chat will take place in Spring 2021.</span></span></span></span><br /> </p><p><span><span><span><b><span><span>About The NRP Group</span></span></b><br /><span><span>The NRP Group is a vertically integrated developer, owner, builder, and manager of best-in-class multifamily housing. Since its founding in 1994, NRP has developed more than 43,000 apartment homes, and currently manages over 23,000 residential units. The company utilizes the entire breadth of its in-house capabilities to fulfill its mission: creating exceptional rental housing opportunities for individuals and families, regardless of income. As a three-time recipient of the National Association of Builders Multifamily Development Firm of the Year and recognized Top 10 Developer by National Multifamily Housing Council, NRP is leveraging its decades of practice by also providing construction and property management services to outside owners and developers. For additional information, visit </span></span><a href="http://www.nrpgroup.com"><span><span>www.nrpgroup.com</span></span></a><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span><br /> </p><p><span><span><b><span><span>About Cleveland State University</span></span></b></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by <i>U.S. News &amp; World Report</i>. Find more information at </span></span><a href="http://www.csuohio.edu"><span><span>www.csuohio.edu</span></span></a><span><span>. </span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Tue, 06 Oct 2020 14:13:33 +0000 6001031 23067 at https://www.csuohio.edu Vanessa Whiting Appointed to CSU Board of Trustees https://www.csuohio.edu/news/vanessa-whiting-appointed-csu-board-trustees <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 align="center"><span><span><span><i><span><span><span>Appointed for nine-year term by Governor Mike DeWine</span></span></span></i></span></span></span></h6><p><img alt="Vanessa Whiting" height="400" width="400" style="height: 275px; width: 275px; float: right;" class="media-element file-default media-float-right" data-delta="1" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/Vanessa%20Whiting.jpg" title="" />​​​​​​​<span><span><span><b><span><span><span>CLEVELAND, Ohio (October 1, 2020) –</span></span></span></b><span><span><span> Vanessa Whiting has been appointed to the Cleveland State University’s Board of Trustees by Governor Mike DeWine for a nine-year term beginning September 30, 2020. Whiting is President of A.E.S. Management Corp., a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen franchisee, which employs more than 350 Cuyahoga and Summit County residents at its sixteen Popeyes Louisiana Kitchens locations, well known for its ongoing commitment to providing second chances to community members.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Whiting also has a wealth of experience as a top attorney in Cleveland, recognized by Northern Ohio Live as one of this area’s top 100 lawyers for the impactful work she has done in economic and community development.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“I am very pleased to welcome Vanessa to the Board and am looking forward to working with her at this pivotal time to enhance the role of Cleveland State University as an anchor institution committed to driving innovation and growth in our city and our region,” says David Gunning, chair of the CSU Board of Trustees. “She has the expertise, insight and deep commitment to the community that will help us expand our efforts as a national leader in urban higher education”.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“We are so thrilled that Vanessa Whiting is joining our Board and becoming part of our team,” adds Harlan Sands, CSU president. “I have had an opportunity to get to know Vanessa during my time here at Cleveland State, and her advice, counsel, and leadership – now as a Trustee – will help us build upon our work to educate the next generation of future leaders who will drive our city and region.” </span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Whiting, who founded her own law firm, has practiced law for more than 30 years, also working at firms in St. Louis and Cleveland. She earned a B.S. in public policy from Duke University, a M.S. in urban affairs and public policy from Southern Illinois University and a J.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of The MetroHealth System and is a member of the Tri-C Foundation Board of Trustees, the Cleveland United Way Board of Directors and the Olympic Steel Board of Directors. Whiting also serves on Governor DeWine’s Business Advisory Committee for Covid-19 and is a member of the Restaurant Advisory Committee for Covid-19.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Whiting is a Life Member of the NAACP, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She was named the Black Professional of the Year for 2019 by the Black Professional Association Charitable Foundation.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>To learn more about Cleveland State University’s Board of Trustees, go to </span></span></span><a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/board-of-trustees/board-of-trustees"><span><span><span>https://www.csuohio.edu/board-of-trustees/board-of-trustees</span></span></span></a></span></span></span></p><p align="center"><span><span><span><span><span>###</span></span></span></span></span><br /> </p><p><span><span><b><span><span>About Cleveland State University</span></span></b><br /><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu">www.csuohio.edu</a>.</span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Thu, 01 Oct 2020 19:59:04 +0000 6001031 23062 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Extends Current Collective Bargaining Agreements https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-extends-current-collective-bargaining-agreements <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>CSU administration, AAUP-CSU Chapter, and AAUP-CSU-LS Chapter are pleased to announce that the parties have reached an agreement to extend the current Collective Bargaining Agreements for one year, until August 15, 2021. To read to full announcement, <a target="_blank" href="http://newsletter.csuohio.edu/general/200553/index.html">click here</a>.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:56:30 +0000 6001031 23059 at https://www.csuohio.edu Cleveland State University Receives $2 Million Grant to Support Cleveland Metropolitan School District Students Interested in Computer Science https://www.csuohio.edu/news/cleveland-state-university-receives-2-million-grant-support-cleveland-metropolitan-school <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 align="center"><em><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>National Science Foundation grant to develop pathways from high school to career</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></em></h6><p><img alt="Computer screen with lines of code" height="390" width="1000" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="1" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/computer-science-1.png" title="" /></p><p><span><span><span><strong>CLEVELAND, OH (September 24, 2020) – </strong><span>Cleveland State University has received a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and support college and career pathways for high school students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) who are interested in pursuing careers in computer science and information technology. A key goal of this project is to broaden participation in the field of computing by providing specific supports to students of color and women – populations that have traditionally been underrepresented in computing and IT careers.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The Cleveland Tech Talent Pipeline project, led by Debbie Jackson, Ed.D., chair of CSU’s department of Teacher Education, is a collaborative initiative involving CSU, CMSD, TECH CORPS and Teaching &amp; Learning Collaborative, Health IT Talent and the Cleveland Foundation. Co-principal investigators are Chansu Yu, Ph.D., professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Brian Harper, Ph.D., JD, associate professor in CSU’s department of Curriculum and Foundations.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span>“We are extremely excited to continue the work of ensuring that CMSD students have opportunities and access to computer science education and careers,” said Jackson. “There are currently 32 CMSD teachers who have been trained to teach high school computer science courses; the next step is to develop a program for CMSD students that includes internship and summer opportunities as well as mentoring and support from 9<sup>th</sup> grade through college and career.” </span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The grant will enable the partners to develop a series of summer workshop and internship programs beginning in 2021 for CMSD high school students, and a mentoring program for students who matriculate to college and careers. The research, led by Dr. Brian Harper, will study the impacts of the programs on the students – particularly students of color – and on the businesses that provide internships with the goal of developing a model that could be used by other school districts. CSU will also continue to provide professional development to teachers to teach computer science and information technology and research the impacts of the curriculum.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“We welcome CSU’s creation of a pipeline that leads our graduates to futures in computer science and IT,” CMSD Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon said. “A primary goal of <i>The Cleveland Plan</i>, our blueprint for education reform, is to prepare students for college and careers that are in demand. That includes providing real-world experience like internships and connecting them to mentors in the field.”</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Students in the program will also be able to transition from CMSD to two- and four-year degree programs building on the supports that are currently available at both Cuyahoga Community College and CSU, or directly into a computer science or information technology career that do not require college degrees. The principal investigators will work with Expanding Computing Education Pathways (an NSF-funded national alliance) and the Ohio STEM Learning Network to share what they learn with other districts in the local, state and national communities. </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span>CSU formed a partnership with CMSD several years ago with a research practice partnership, which provided professional development to teachers with the goal of having at least one computer science class taught at each CMSD high school. In addition, CSU provides opportunities for CMSD K-8 teachers to learn to integrate computer science and computational thinking in math and science lessons. </span></span></span></span></span></p><p align="center"><span><span><span><span><span>###</span></span></span></span></span><br /> </p><p><span><span><b><span><span>About Cleveland State University</span></span></b><br /><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu">www.csuohio.edu</a>.</span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:50:59 +0000 6001031 23055 at https://www.csuohio.edu Euclid Avenue Development Corporation board meeting - September 22 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/euclid-avenue-development-corporation-board-meeting-september-22 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Euclid Avenue Development Corporation (EADC) will have a regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 22, 2020, to discuss Financials. This will be a Zoom conference; instructions are listed below.</p><p><strong>Topic: EADC Board of Directors Meeting<br />Time: Sep 22, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)<br /><br />Join Zoom Meeting</strong><br /><a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/93589111018">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/93589111018</a><br /><br />Meeting ID: 935 8911 1018<br />One tap mobile<br />+19294362866,,93589111018# US (New York) 13017158592,,93589111018# US<br />+(Germantown)<br /><br />Dial by your location<br />        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)<br />        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)<br />        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)<br />        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)<br />        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)<br />        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)<br />Meeting ID: 935 8911 1018<br />Find your local number: <a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/u/adYgMl6ADo ">https://csuohio.zoom.us/u/adYgMl6ADo </a></p></div></div></div> Mon, 21 Sep 2020 18:53:18 +0000 6001031 23050 at https://www.csuohio.edu Congrats to Crain's Cleveland Business Honoree - Brittany Wampler! https://www.csuohio.edu/news/congrats-crains-cleveland-business-honoree-brittany-wampler <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Brittany Wampler, CSU's director of pre-professional health programs, has been recognized by <em>Crain's Cleveland Business </em>as a 2020 Forty Under 40 honoree. Read more: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.crainscleveland.com/awards/brittany-wampler-forty-under-40-2020">https://www.crainscleveland.com/awards/brittany-wampler-forty-under-40-2020</a></p></div></div></div> Fri, 18 Sep 2020 19:15:16 +0000 6001031 23048 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Board of Trustees Meeting, Thursday, September 17 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-board-trustees-meeting-thursday-september-17 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 8 am. The meeting will be held via Zoom.</p><p>To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/96767214627">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/96767214627</a>. </p><p>To join via audio only, please dial 312-626-6799; meeting ID: 96767214627#.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 11 Sep 2020 19:25:41 +0000 6001031 23038 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Communication Professor Earns Award for Opinion Pieces https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-communication-professor-earns-award-for-opinion-pieces <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 align="center"><em><span><span><span><span><span>Best in Ohio Essay Writing award presented to Richard M. Perloff, Ph.D</span></span><span><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></em></h6><p><span><span><span><b><span>CLEVELAND, Ohio (September 2, 2020) –</span></b><span>  Richard M. Perloff, Ph.D., Cleveland State University professor of communication and political science, has earned statewide recognition from the Press Club of Cleveland for three essays he wrote. The Press Club praised Dr. Perloff’s opinion pieces, which were published in <i>The Plain Dealer</i> in 2019, and presented him a Best in Ohio Essay Writing award at its recent All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards event.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Dr. Perloff is a long-time member of the communication faculty at CSU. His award-winning essays were titled: “Despite the naysaying, school busing worked”; “In an everything-goes online world, we need old-fashioned, bootstrap journalists more than ever”; and “The border wall stalemate is nothing compared to Brexit crisis, and what it reveals about western democracies’ populist revolts.” Of the latter essay, the Press Club awards judges called the piece “…so thought-provoking and well stated. Challenges the reader in unexpected, searing ways.” </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“What I find most gratifying about the pieces that I write is the ability to take people outside their own issues in their own lives and into the issues that we face as a country,” said Dr. Perloff. “And academics like me get the chance to do that—to make people think outside the box and to open people’s eyes to what was once obscured from their view. I am honored to be given this award primarily because it is an award for getting people to <i>think</i>.”</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Dr. Perloff’s essays can be found here:</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2018/12/in-an-everything-goes-online-media-world-we-need-old-fashioned-bootstrap-journalists-more-than-ever-richard-m-perloff-opinion.html"><span>https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2018/12/in-an-everything-goes-online-media-world-we-need-old-fashioned-bootstrap-journalists-more-than-ever-richard-m-perloff-opinion.html</span></a></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2019/10/despite-the-naysaying-school-busing-worked-richard-m-perloff.html"><span>https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2019/10/despite-the-naysaying-school-busing-worked-richard-m-perloff.html</span></a></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2019/02/the-border-wall-stalemate-is-nothing-next-to-britains-brexit-crisis-and-what-it-reveals-about-western-democracies-populist-revolts-richard-m-perloff-opinion.html"><span>https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2019/02/the-border-wall-stalemate-is-nothing-next-to-britains-brexit-crisis-and-what-it-reveals-about-western-democracies-populist-revolts-richard-m-perloff-opinion.html</span></a></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>A complete listing of all winners from the Press Club awards event can be found here: </span><a href="http://www.pressclubcleveland.com/media/documents/eij2/2020eijtab.pdf"><span>http://www.pressclubcleveland.com/media/documents/eij2/2020eijtab.pdf</span></a><span>.</span></span></span></span></p><p align="center"><br /><span><span><span><span>###</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>About Cleveland State University </span></span></span></b><br /><span><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at </span></span></span><a href="http://www.csuohio.edu"><span><span><span>www.csuohio.edu</span></span></span></a><span><span><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p> </p></div></div></div> Wed, 02 Sep 2020 21:44:49 +0000 6001031 23019 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Research Team Awarded Three-Year, $1 Million Grant from National Science Foundation https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-research-team-awarded-three-year-1-million-grant-from-national-science-foundation <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 align="center"><em><span><span><span><span><span>Grant to be utilized for academic excellence and gender equity initiative</span></span></span></span></span></em></h6><p><span><span><span><b><span>CLEVELAND, Ohio (September 2, 2020) –</span></b><span> A team of researchers from Cleveland State University has been awarded a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program for a project titled “Achieving Excellence and Equity through Academic Leadership Development.” </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The grant will help continue CSU’s ongoing efforts to achieve gender equity among faculty, particularly STEM faculty. The project will draw on successful national models, both from academia and business, for evidence-based practices that positively impact gender equity and can be adapted to CSU’s specific needs.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The principal investigators for the project are Michael Horvath, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychology, Cheryl Bracken, Ph.D., interim vice provost for faculty affairs and professor in the School of Communication, Lili Dong, Ph.D., associate professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and  Joanne Goodell, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Teacher Education. In addition to the principal investigators, the project team includes Toufik Aidja, associate lecturer in Engineering Technology. </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The project, which will begin in November 2020, will focus on</span><span><span><span><span> professional </span></span></span></span><span>development opportunities for department chairs to enhance their knowledge and the skills they need to foster gender equity. A new cohort of department chairs will join the project each January over the three-year grant period, with the research team providing ongoing</span> <span>support as chairs make plans to implement new practices.  In total, chairs in more than 16 departments across five of CSU’s schools and colleges will take part.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“This grant will enable us to refine and extend proven techniques while adapting them to the CSU environment with the goal of achieving gender equity among our STEM faculty,” said Horvath. “We have a well-rounded team of faculty, administrators and staff from across the university who will work together on this project. Each of us is drawing from our discipline-specific expertise as well as our experience with diversity, equity and inclusion We also plan to expand our team to include other subject-matter experts both internal and external to CSU.”</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>While the project focuses on STEM faculty, the researchers believe the work will have benefit across the university and will also address how gender intersects with other aspects of identity, including age and national origin.</span></span></span></span></p><p align="center"><span><span><span><span>###</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>About NSF’s ADVANCE program</span></span></span></b><br /><span><span><span>The objective of the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program is to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM fields. ADVANCE encourages institutions of higher education and the broader STEM community to address various aspects of STEM academic culture and institutional structure that may differentially affect women faculty and academic administrators. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>About Cleveland State University </span></span></span></b><br /><span><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at </span></span></span><a href="http://www.csuohio.edu"><span><span><span>www.csuohio.edu</span></span></span></a><span><span><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Wed, 02 Sep 2020 18:40:43 +0000 6001031 23018 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Board of Trustees Committee Meetings - September 1 and 3 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-board-trustees-committee-meetings-september-1-and-3 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Financial Affairs Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 8 am. The meeting will be held via Zoom. To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/99838749539">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/99838749539</a>. To join via audio only, please dial: 929-436-2866; meeting ID: 99838749539#.</p><p>The Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 8 am. The meeting will be held via Zoom. To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/93490206343">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/93490206343</a>. To join via audio only, please dial: 929-436-2866; meeting ID: 93490206343#.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 28 Aug 2020 19:45:39 +0000 6001031 23009 at https://www.csuohio.edu Cleveland State University and University of Akron to Explore Creating Unified Law School https://www.csuohio.edu/news/cleveland-state-university-and-university-akron-explore-creating-unified-law-school <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><strong><span><span><span><span>To see frequently asked questions about the potential unified law school, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.law.csuohio.edu/newsevents/news/faqs-related-potential-unified-law-school">https://www.law.csuohio.edu/newsevents/news/faqs-related-potential-unified-law-school</a>.</span></span></span></span></strong></p><h6 class="MsoNoSpacing"><em><span><span><span><span><span><span>Innovative Partnership Would Invest in Students and the Community</span></span></span></span></span></span></em>​​​​​​​</h6><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><b><span>CLEVELAND-AKRON, OH (August 27, 2020) –  </span></b><span>Cleveland State University (CSU) and the University of Akron (UA) today announced the formation of a Joint Exploratory Working Group to consider a strategic partnership between the </span><a href="https://www.law.csuohio.edu/"><span>Cleveland-Marshall College of Law</span></a><span> and </span><a href="https://www.uakron.edu/law/"><span>The University of Akron School of Law</span></a><span>. The Working Group will be co-chaired by CSU Cleveland-Marshall Dean Lee Fisher and Akron Law Dean C.J. Peters and will include representatives of the faculty, staff, alumni and students of both law schools, as well as representatives from both legal communities. It will determine the feasibility, timeline and key components of investing in a new operating model that would create new synergies and opportunities for legal education. Recommendations will be shared with the university presidents later this fall. If appropriate, the plan would go to the American Bar Association (ABA) and the state for final approval in 2021. Both university presidents and UA and CSU Boards of Trustees support the formation of the Joint Exploratory Working Group. </span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span>A joint operating model would potentially create the largest law school in Ohio and one of the largest public law schools in the country. UA and CSU would jointly own and operate the newly organized law school, making it the only law school in the United States to be part of two different urban public research universities. </span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span>Both university presidents appreciate the weight of the undertaking and applaud the innovative spirit of the committee’s purpose. </span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span>“The opportunity to work together on something truly special and unique that builds upon our respective track records of academic excellence and student engagement is real,” said Harlan Sands, president of Cleveland State University. “Our collective ability to meet the changing needs and expectations of our legal and business communities in Northeast Ohio is greater if we work together.”</span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span>UA President Gary L. Miller agrees. “We have an exciting opportunity to think about how we might redesign legal education through a creative partnership of two outstanding law schools. We hope to leverage the great variation in circumstances in the Cleveland-Akron-Canton urban corridor.“</span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span>The physical proximity of the two campuses would allow students to take in-person courses at both locations; students also could choose from many online offerings. The combined faculty would bring enormous depth and breadth to the school’s curriculum and scholarly output and its capacity to serve the Northeast Ohio community through clinics, educational programming, pro bono work and legal expertise would be unmatched.</span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span>The two law schools announced earlier they would cross-register eight courses for the fall 2020 semester as an opportunity to leverage the curricular strengths of both law schools and to expand curricular opportunities for law students.  </span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span>Both schools have been long recognized for excellence in legal education.</span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" align="center"><span><span><span>###</span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span><span>CSU Cleveland-Marshall, founded in 1897, was the first law school in Ohio to admit women and one of the first to admit African Americans. CSU Cleveland-Marshall is the highest ranked public law school in Northern Ohio. In the most recent national rankings, CSU Cleveland-Marshall had the second largest ranking increase of any law school in the nation. There has been a 40% increase in enrollment since 2016. The School is home to the nationally recognized </span></span><a href="https://www.law.csuohio.edu/programs/cybersecurity"><span><span>Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection</span></span></a><span><span>, </span></span><a href="https://www.law.csuohio.edu/academics/chlp"><span><span>Center for Health Law and Policy</span></span></a><span><span>, </span></span><a href="https://www.law.csuohio.edu/academics/criminaljusticecenter"><span><span>Criminal Justice Center</span></span></a><span><span>, and </span></span><a href="https://www.law.csuohio.edu/academics/globalspacelaw"><span><span>Global Space Law Center</span></span></a><span><span>.  In 2019, CSU Cleveland-Marshall enrolled 403 J.D. students.</span></span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span><span>Akron Law boasts the highest first-time pass rate among Ohio public law schools on the most recent Ohio bar exams, and its trial advocacy teams have won four national championships and 19 regional titles. The School, which will celebrate its centennial in 2021, is home to the </span></span><a href="https://www.uakron.edu/law/ccl/"><span><span>Center for Constitutional Law</span></span></a><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><span><span> and the </span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.uakron.edu/law/mbc/"><span><span>Miller Becker Center for Professional Responsibility</span></span></a><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><span><span>, and </span></span></span></span><span><span>its </span></span><a href="https://www.uakron.edu/law/curriculum/areas/ip.dot"><span><span>Intellectual Property (IP) Law program</span></span></a><span><span> is one of the top IP programs in the country. The School also hosts a nationally recognized </span></span><a href="https://www.uakron.edu/law/curriculum/clinical-programs/reentry.dot"><span><span>Reentry Clinic</span></span></a><span><span>, a </span></span><a href="https://www.uakron.edu/law/curriculum/clinical-programs/seed-clinic"><span><span>small business (SEED) clinic</span></span></a><span><span>, and a </span></span><a href="https://www.uakron.edu/law/curriculum/clinical-programs/trademark.dot"><span><span>Trademark Clinic</span></span></a><span><span> in which law students prosecute trademark applications. In 2019, Akron Law enrolled 416 J.D. students.</span></span></span></span>​​​​​​​</p></div></div></div> Thu, 27 Aug 2020 18:58:19 +0000 6001031 23006 at https://www.csuohio.edu