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Keeping up with CLASS and Design Currency By Jenn and Ken Visocky O’Grady


Letter from the Dean


Featured Alumni, Tom O’Toole


Slovenian Studies Review and Cultural Crossings: Author Junot Diaz


Polish Studies: The Year of the Arts and Homecoming


Writing Across the Curriculum


New “Ghoulardi” Bench and CLASS Alumni Updates



Keeping up with


Design Currency

Understand, define, and promote the value of your design work By Jenn and Ken Visocky O’Grady

Chairs and Directors David Elkins Interim Chair, Department of Political Science (Fall 2013) John Gerlach Interim Chair, Department of English

Charles Hersch Chair, Department of Political Science (Starting Spring 2014) Steve Slane Interim Director, © Heather Sakai

School of Social Work

Mary Ellen Waithe Interim Chair, Department of Philosophy and Comparative Religion

Assistant Professors Julie Burrell Department of English Joshua Kirven School of Social Work Phuong Viet Ngo Department of Economics Heather Russell Department of Music

College Lecturers Lydia Grebenyova Joint appointment in Departments of Anthropology & English Cynthia Hovland-Scafe School of Social Work

Visiting Faculty James Denny School of Communication Nokon Heo School of Communication Michael Langlois Department of Political Science Craig Sanders School of Communication Michael Sohn Department of Philosophy and Comparative Religion

International Scholar B.M. Jain India Scholar, Department of Political Science

Staff Jennifer Novy Academic Advisor, CLASS Advising Stephanie Nunley Secretary, Department of English Renee Maddox Secretary, CLASS Dean’s Office Lori O’Laughlin Administrative Coordinator, Department of English

The world needs beautiful design. But aesthetics are inherently subjective. In Design Currency, authors Jenn and Ken Visocky O’Grady show you how to frame the value of your design work in terms that your business partners will both understand and respect. An actionable resource, Design Currency empowers you to do your job with less pushback on aesthetic decisions, encourages earlier involvement in the creation process, and makes it easier for you to justify your fees. For a designer, understanding how your work creates value is essential to growing your business and building better, more profitable relationships. Those relationships are easier to initiate, establish, and retain when you can clearly explain how your capabilities meet your client’s needs. This book shows you how to do exactly that. In Design Currency, you will learn how to:

• Leverage traditional design skills in new ways

• Measure the value that your design work brings to a project • Articulate that value so that you can position yourself as a partner in the development process • Charge what you’re worth and prevent your job from getting crowd-sourced or out-sourced • Generate business value by better identifying audience needs Jenn Visocky O’Grady is a professor and chair of the Art Department at Cleveland State University. Overview provided by the Publisher, Orient BlackSwan.

Letter from the Dean “The world needs beautiful design.” So begins the description of Jennifer and Ken Visocky O’Grady’s newest book, Design Currency, featured just to the left. Ms. Visocky O’Grady, chairperson of our Department of Art, is an internationally known specialist in graphic design—the creation of attractive and compelling visual artifacts to convey a powerful message to a particular audience. Colleges need beautiful design, too. And I am referring not only to the graphic design work (by Lesley Lang) leading to this newsletter and other college publications, but also to the design of the college itself, which strives to be a coherent academic unit, with the right faculty and the right programs to address the current needs of our students and contribute to the over-all health of the Greater Cleveland community. Our college involves both purely academic and professionally-oriented programs in the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences. All these programs are focused on the human experience: how, for example, humans communicate verbally, musically, visually, and in writing; how we act together in groups; how we inherit meaning from our collective past; and how we create new meanings and new paradigms through critical inquiry and creative imagination. But colleges, like the societies in which we work, are not static things: we are always working our way toward new knowledge and new futures. And as we re-invent ourselves for the future, we definitely need thoughtful design. Our current strategic plan comes to an end in 2014, the year of the college’s 10th anniversary. (We separated from the College of Sciences and Health Professions in 2004.) Looking back, we have achieved much in the past eight years: enrollment growth of 27% (headcount 2004 to 2011); new programs in Black Studies, Middle East Studies, Museum Studies, Global Interactions, and (with the Colleges of Business and Urban Affairs) Organizational Leadership; new research or cultural centers in Public History and Digital Humanities, Criminology, and Slovenian Studies; new international partners in France, Poland, Korea, Slovenia, Turkey, and (soon) China; a new arts campus located in the heart of PlayhouseSquare, and much, much more. Now it is time to design the college as it will exist in the years 2015-20; it’s time to write a new strategic plan. The process will begin this fall, with focus groups from all the major stakeholders: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other friends of the college. I will be assisted in this effort by Drs. Linda Francis (Sociology and Criminology) and Jill Rudd (Communication). The college will also be participating in a university-wide process of program classification, by which we will analyze the strengths, weaknesses, and current trends of all our departments. Finally, in the late spring 2014 or early fall 2014, we will convene a special committee to actually draft the plan, which, with the help of all our friends, will certainly be the product of beautiful design. I look forward to seeing as many alumni as possible at homecoming this fall, October 18 and 19. There will be a special focus this year on alumni from Communication, Economics, and Philosophy and Comparative Religion, and you can read about this year’s Outstanding CLASS Alumnus, Thomas O’Toole, a Communication graduate, within. Thanks for staying in touch, and I wish you a bountiful harvest season,

Gregory Sadlek

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

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Featured Alumnus

Congratulations to Thomas O’Toole The College is proud to celebrate the professional and personal accomplishments of Thomas F. O’Toole, ’79 BA Communication and ’87 MA Applied Communication Theory and Methodology. O’Toole serves as senior vice president of marketing and loyalty/president of MileagePlus at United Airlines. He is responsible for all marketing, ancillary revenue, e-commerce, loyalty, co-brand credit cards, distribution and product management for the company. O’Toole joined United in 2010. Since then, he has advanced steadily, holding a number of positions. His career also includes 14 years with Global Hyatt Corporation, where he was chief marketing officer and chief information officer. In this role, he was involved in the creation of the Hyatt Regency at the Cleveland Arcade. He lives in suburban Chicago. Tom will continue his connection with Cleveland State as a newly appointed member of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Visiting Committee, volunteering for a three-year term.

Tom shared some thoughts on his CSU experience Why did you choose CSU? It was affordable! I paid my own tuition and worked the entire time that I was at CSU. How did CSU and your degree field prepare you for your life and career? What I learned at CSU, specifically, the theory and practice of communication and research methodology, was directly relevant to my first job after CSU and remains so to my position and functions today.


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Cleveland State University’s 23rd annual Distinguished Alumni Awards will salute 11 outstanding graduates for their service, leadership and career achievements. For more information, visit

What are your fondest memories/impressions of your time at CSU? Sitting at the Viking Snack bar and in the Shire—though both gone now—with my loving wife. Were there any favorite professors… and do you stay in touch with students/faculty met at CSU today? Dr. Sidney Kraus and Dr. Frank Millar, both deceased now, were key to my time at CSU, plus several other Communication professors. I haven’t had the opportunity to interact much in recent years with faculty and students at CSU, but have watched with interest the developments there. What would you like to say to current students if you could do it over again? You don’t need to know someone to succeed after CSU. A CSU education can give you a solid foundation for a successful career. What are your proudest achievements in life and/or career?” My family, above all, plus having been able to provide a sound life for them based on a career that started at CSU. Why do you include Cleveland State in your charitable giving decisions?” CSU is important to Cleveland, to Northeast Ohio and to the students who attend there for the same reasons that I did. I want to advance the development of CSU going forward.

In Conversation with

Junot Díaz

5 Years

for The Center for

Slovenian Studies

The Center for Slovenian Studies and lectureship in Slovenian language at Cleveland State University was established in 2008. In partnership with the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, CSU welcomed Luka Zibelnik as an Instructor of Slovenian language. The Center for Slovene as a Second or Foreign Language in Ljubljana has created and coordinated over 50 lectureships worldwide. The main purpose of this program is to teach the language, however, the program has been able to organize projects and events for those interested. Zibelnik has brought in many different professors, professionals, poets, and musician to enjoy. In addition, Zibelnik hosted a two-day seminar for Slovenian language teachers from all over the United States. In all, the center has hosted over fifty events in the past five years. The latest breakthrough with the Center is the availability of an online Slovenian language course, which is the first of its kind. This course uses the Blackboard Learning System, which offers students a classroom-like experience where they are able to learn at their own pace. Students are able to watch and listen to the recorded classes, download textbooks and ask questions through e-mail, voicemail or online forums. They can rewind and watch specific portions whenever they have time, from any computer, tablet or smart phone. Due to the enrollment and success of the course, a second session had to be opened for interested students. There are over fifty students learning Slovenian Language this Fall 2013 in the SLN 102 courses. Top photo: Seminar for Slovenian teachers in the US; Bottom photo: Jure Zmauc, Hannah Starman, Luka Zibelnik and Dean Greg Sadlek after lecture.

Cultural Crossings is celebrating its 5th Crossing Over International Symposium from October 11-13, 2013. The symposium creates an interdisciplinary dialogue between the humanities and the social sciences. We are expecting around 60 scholars from the United States and other parts of the world. Junot Díaz is our special guest for this event, and his presentation entitled “In Conversation with Junot Díaz”will take place on Friday October 11, 2013 in the Main Classroom Auditorium from 5:00-6:30 pm. We are very pleased to have Junot Díaz with us during this year’s symposium. Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. He is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, PEN/Malamud Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, and PEN/O. Henry Award. A graduate of Rutgers University, Díaz is currently the fiction editor at Boston Review and the Rudge and Nancy Allen Professor of Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Junot Díaz’ stories are engaging, sad and funny all at the same time, and connect us with the story of Latino immigrants in the United States. These stories of immigration come together with stories of political turmoil, with the presence and military intervention of the United States, with the separation and suffering of many families, and with the process of adaptation of Latinos within the US context. Junot Díaz is an important voice in today’s literary scenario, and his stories help us to reflect not only upon the experience of the Latinos in the US, but his coming of age stories are also a reflection on human nature, parenthood, education, poverty and discrimination in the world. The Innerlink | Fall 2013 | Page 5

Register Today! See the full Homecoming 2013 schedule at #HomecomingCLASS #CLEstate

Friday, October 18 5:45 pm Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner & Reception Registration required. 8:00 pm CSU Film Festival* Open to alumni, students and the community.

Saturday, October 19 8:00 am – 2:30 pm Registration and Check In – Your First Stop! 9:30 am Coffee with Communicators—Social Media 101* Registration required. 10:00 am Mini-Courses/Boot Camps—Social Media 201* Registration required. 11:00 am Featured Alumni Speaker— From CSU to ESPN with Dwayne Bray, Senior Coordinating Producer, ESPN More information below. 12:00 noon Presidential Lunch with President Ronald M. Berkman and Patsy Bilbao Berkman Registration required. 2:00 pm Reunion Receptions: Communication, Economics, Philosophy & Comparative Religion

Join us for Polish Studies Year of the Arts Cleveland State University is working in partnership with the Cleveland Foundation and The Sculpture Center to host Przemysław Jasielski, a noted Polish artist. Mr. Jasielski was recently invited by Poland’s Ministry of Culture to participate in the Malta Festival in Poznan, and he continues to build his professional reputation. Jasielski is Przemysław Jasielski, spending the fall semester at CSU and Visiting Polish Scholar is creating a site-specific installation for the Galleries at CSU that will be unveiled on Friday, October 25 at 6:00 pm.

3:30 pm Communication Building Tour* 4:00 pm Friends of Professor Paul Skalski Gathering* 5:00 pm CSU Homecoming Parade & Tailgate Party 6:30 pm Basketball Viking Madness Kick off *School of Communication Events

Saturday, October 19 at 11:00 am CSU Drinko Hall Featured Alumni Speaker—From CSU to ESPN with Dwayne Bray, Senior Coordinating Producer, ESPN—Class of ’88 Dwayne Bray’s incredible career has taken him from northeast Ohio to the frontline of sports reporting. From his early days at Shaw High School in East Cleveland to his current post at America’s foremost sports reporting outlet. Dwayne oversees the investigative reporters for ESPN’s well-respected “Outside the Lines” and “SportsCenter” programs. Free and open to students, alumni and the community.

Opening Reception and Meet the Artist Friday, October 25 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

CSU Arts Campus, Galleries at CSU, 1307 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

North Gallery: “Analog Immigration” by Przemysław Jasielski Site-specific installation – the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion Artist in Residence co-hosted by The Sculpture Center and the CSU Art Department. South Gallery: Two Minds... One Canvas: The Collaborative Work of Jo Gelbard and Miles Davis Original artwork by painter Jo Gelbard and Jazz legend Miles Davis, presented in collaboration with The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Artist Talk and Book Signing with Jo Gelbard: Saturday, October 26 at 2:00 pm.

Transnature is Here: The Blending of Art and Science in the Sculptures of Przemysław Jasielski Sunday, November 17 from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm Polish-American Cultural Center, 6501 Lansing Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44105

Join us for lunch and a talk by Przemysław Jasielski, CSU’s Visiting Polish Scholar. Lunch is $11.00 per person ($6.00 per child) and at 1:00 pm, join us for a special talk (talk only—free of charge).

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Writing Across the Curriculum In Spring 2013, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Writing Center were awarded $112,000 by the Provost’s office for three initiatives to improve student writing at the university. Dr. Liz Lehfeldt in History, Dr. Mary Murray McDonald in the Writing Center, and Dr. William Breeze in First-Year Writing completed a proposal to promote and assess writing instruction at the university. Dr. Lehfeldt’s program focuses on improving discipline-specific writing instruction in History survey courses. At the end of spring semester 2013, she invited five full-time, tenured faculty members who teach a range of survey courses to participate in this initiative. Throughout the summer of 2013 this group, led by Lehfeldt, met to discuss the best practices for teaching writing in these courses, which typically enroll 50-75 students. She directed the group to various relevant readings and resources. At the final summer meeting, each faculty member identified three new pedgagogies or practices that they would implement in their fall 2013 course. The group will follow up on their work in the summer by administering a survey that asks students to assess their attitudes and behaviors about writing at the beginning and end of the classes. The group will also collect writing samples for a common assignment—an analysis of a primary source—and will collect an “exit” version of the same assignment at the end of the semester. So far, the project has inspired lively discussions and a productive sharing of ideas. Lehfeldt reports that “All participants have remarked upon the value of this opportunity and the ways that it has changed their thinking about teaching writing in these courses.” Meanwhile, Dr. Murray McDonald’s initiative to create an annual, multi-disciplinary summer writing institute began this summer with faculty members from Social Work, Nursing,

and Urban Studies. The Summer 2013 Writing Across the Curriculum Workshop focused on aiding student success in professional report writing. From July 9-11, 27 faculty members learned how to grade effectively, create rubrics and grading scales, and develop sequential assignments. Student success in terms of pass rates and instructor perception of growth in writing skills will be examined at the end of the Fall 2013 semester. Lectures and materials are available for interested faculty members on a Blackboard shell; contact Mary Murray McDonald if you are interested in seeing them ( Next summer, this same workshop will emphasize the skill of developing focus and argument in Writing Across the Curriculum courses. Finally, the First-Year Writing Program (FYWP), led by Dr. Breeze, will participate in a comprehensive programmatic assessment that focuses on five years of offering a revised, shared writing curriculum. The FYWP has invited consultant-evaluators from The Council of Writing Program Administrators to campus to conduct a 2 1/2 day evaluation of the FYWP and related programs. Dr. Anne Gere and Dr. David Jolliffe will conduct their assessment October 27-29. A comprehensive guide to the evaluation service can be found at

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“Ghoulardi” Alumni Updates

B e n c h debuts on campus

Long-time New York City area admirer has honored Cleveland television pioneer Ernie Anderson and his wife, Bonnie Skolnick, with a permanent bench memorial in front of the Music and Communication Building. Ernest Earle “Ernie” Anderson’s well-regarded career as a television and radio announcer/voiceover artist included being the voice of ABC-TV’s “Love Boat.” Best known locally for his portrayal of “Ghoulardi,” a kitschy, irreverent late night horror movie host in the 1960s, as well as the main promotional voice of the American Broadcasting Company from the late 1970s until the mid-1990s, Anderson’s career is still celebrated in northeastern Ohio. His early-televised madcap antics are honored each autumn by the “Ghoulardifest” conference, which is attended by fans from across the country. The majority of the memorial gift to establish the bench on campus supports the Film and Digital Media program in the School of Communication. This donation was then matched by a local Foundation to double its impact. George Ray, Director of the School of Communication commented: “Anderson’s [Ghoulardi] character captured the hearts and imagination of its viewers in a way that seldom - if ever - has been matched in the Cleveland market. Anderson was an original, unique, pioneering force in local television.” Alumni and friends of CSU who wish to honor loved ones with their own bench on campus may contact Paul Wolansky, Director for Advancement, at

Nancy Apostle (’73 BA Religious Studies) was honored as Citizen of the Year by Mayor Jerry N. Hruby, City of Brecksville in February 2013. She was nominated for her work with the neighborhood group, which she initiated, called Woman of Woodlawn Estates (WOW). Terry Pluto (’77 BA Political Science) had an article in the Plain Dealer, “Advice for Graduates,” that included his alma mater, “What you do when you’re in college means more than where you go to college. I stayed at home and worked my way through CSU…” Go to to view the full article. Dennis Madden (’79 BA Political Science) has been named Chief Executive Officer for Stella Maris Inc., a Cleveland nonprofit specializing in addiction recovery and mental health services. Tina R. Haddad (’82 BA Political Science) is the president of Green Rock Lighting™. Ms. Haddad recently shared exciting news with us that Green Rock Lighting’s Roadway & Area Lighting was selected to participate in the Cleveland LED pilot project that will test over one thousand LED streetlights from different vendors. The goal is to evaluate each vendor’s product and seek the best combination of average savings, highest light output, lowest energy consumption and lowest maintenance cost in a streetlight. Nick Kovijanic (’86 BA Communication) was recently in town and visited CSU for a campus tour-imagine his surprise when his tour guide was his niece! Nick has strong family ties to the University; his niece and nephew, Aleksandra and Danilo Radjen are both current students and Viking athletes (softball and soccer) and his sister, Andjelka Radjen (’92 MBA) is also a CSU graduate. Aleksandra works at CSU’s Welcome Center and Nick is Executive Producer for the MSNBC television show, Weekends with Alex Witt. Sanaa Julien (’89 BA Communication) is the Chief Marketing Officer, Cleveland Metroparks. In this position, Julien oversees the Marketing, Visitor Services, Research and Visual Communications departments. Joseph Bonsignore (’94 BMus and ’10 MMus) performed at the Riverside JazzFest, in Cleveland this past July. “The J. Blues Quartet is led by Joe Bonsignore, who studied jazz guitar at Cleveland State University and has opened for Robert Lockwood, Jr., Leon Russell and other musical greats.”

Dr. Ray, Professor and Director of the School of Communication on the new “Ghoulardi” Bench.

Sean Jackson (’95 BA History, ’97 EDU Certificate, ’03 M.Ed, Sports Management, and ’09 M.Ed) was recently named Athletic Director, Lakewood City School District. “Thanks CSU! It was the best decision I made back in 1992 to transfer from Kent to CSU.”

Steve Alic (’96 BA Communication) is the Director of Communications, USA Football, Indianapolis, Indiana. “I owe a great deal to Cleveland State. I always talk up my alma mater.” Ulf Gunnar Bengtsson (’01 BA Communication) is now Group Learning Director at Lloyds Banking Group, United Kingdom. Jessica Marie McCloy (’10 BA Communication, ’12 M.Ed) is Assistant Director of Development for the University of South Dakota. “It is a big change, but very beautiful out here, so I am excited!” Dunya Abrahim (current art student) recently accepted an internship position from Victory Capital Management as a project presentation specialist in the marketing department. Dunya is an art studio major in painting and printmaking with a minor in marketing. A very special thank you to Richard Janus (’77 MA Economics) who contacted Cleveland State regarding candidates for the internship position. Hats off to graduates of the Department of Theatre and Dance! Many Theatre and Dance alums and students played important roles during the Talespinner Children’s Theatre production of “The Emperor’s Ears,” which ran this past summer at The Reinberger Auditorium in Cleveland. The design/management staff had several department graduates and affiliates at the reigns, including 2012 acting track graduate, Brittany Gaul (production stage manager), theatre student, Josh Heidinger (production lighting designer and technical theatre student), and 2011 acting track graduate, Stephanie Wilbert (production movement and music/percussion.) “It’s amazing to work with former CSU colleagues because we all share similar artistic views since we spent years training together,” says Wilbert. “It’s also amazing to see how former classmates are growing as artists and really starting to break out into the professional world of theatre.” The production also had more CSU Department connections - 2011 acting track graduate Charles Hargrave was the scenic designer, and current acting track major Ben Merold and 2008 acting track graduate Katelyn Cornelius were cast members. Class of 1984 theatre grad Melanie Boeman was the costume designer. 2012 acting track graduate Tania Benites also serves as the Artistic Associate for TCT. Visit to view the full article.

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CLASS Announces 2 New Scholarships and Fund to Support Students

Two new endowed scholarships and a current-use fund have been created to support students studying archaeology, theatre and music in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Cleveland State University.

Michael J. Agnich during his Summer Field School experience, Department of Anthropology

The Michael J. Agnich Endowed Scholarship in Anthropology will support a junior or senior student participating in the department’s “Summer Field School” archaeology dig while the Michael J. Agnich Fund for Archaeology will assist the department with supporting students either through equipment purchases, professional development or educational expenses. Both honor the life and memory of Mike Agnich ’12, a much beloved recent alumnus of the Anthropology department. Dr. Phil Wanyerka, Mike’s advisor, mentor and friend said: “He was a natural from the start and everything he did in the field was text book. He had the best techniques of anyone I ever taught to do archaeology.” Mike’s family’s strong ties to CSU include his mother, Karen Agnich (’90 MBA), who shared: “Sometimes it takes time to find what you are looking for in life. For Mike, the search was over once he found the CSU program for Archeology. He had always loved history and by finding this program, the educational environment and teachers, it created his very own “perfect storm.” It was all there for him and it spilled over into his personal life—creating the happiness he was looking for—making this Endowment Fund the perfect tribute to his love and life.” Jacqueline Jakacki, Mike’s fiancée, summed up the feelings of all those who loved Mike by saying: “We chose to set up a scholarship in Michael’s name because frankly, he’s worth it and it is the perfect way to honor him. It takes a lot of courage and perseverance to change your path in life at age 35 and go back to undergraduate school. Michael did that and didn’t look back.” The first Michael J. Agnich Scholar was Mack Cline, a personal friend of Mike’s, who participated in the Field School over the past summer. He said: “It is very meaningful for me to get the chance to honor my friend’s memory like this.”


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City, On a recent visit to New York nication) mu Com BA alumna Cyd Upson (’88 ed him a tour vid pro and met with Dean Gregory Sadlek a senior producer. of News Corp/Fox where she is munication) and Scott F. Corrigan (’89 BA Com munication) also caught up Joseph Stuczynski (’90 BA Com le in New York. with CSU’s Paul Wolansky whi r, Information Stuczynski is Program Directo Technology at A+E Networks.

The W. Benoy Joseph Endowed Scholarship for Music and Theatre will support a student studying music (in odd numbered years) and theatre (even numbered years) at CSU. The Scholarship will, in particular, support students in those areas who have an interest in the promotion of the arts. The Scholarship honors the life and CSU career of College of Business faculty member, W. Benoy Joseph. Dr. Joseph is an active part of the CSU community and served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Marketing at Cleveland State University’s Monte Ahuja College of Business. His academic expertise includes the areas of strategic market planning, consumer behavior, and business-to-business marketing. At Dr. Joseph’s CSU retirement party in June 2013, his family, including his wife, Suzanne, and sons Rajiv and Dinesh (’04 MMus) surprised him with the announcement of the scholarship. Through the immediate generosity of the family, the first Joseph Scholar is James Newberry, Music Education student studying film composition who will student teach in spring 2014. An “endowed scholarship fund” is one in which the original principal is carefully invested and never utilized—only the investment income generated is used. These gifts exist in perpetuity to help support students. A “current-use fund” is one in which the original gift is not invested, but rather, is used until it is completely expended. No interest income is generated and these gifts expire once the fund is completely used. For more information, please contact Paul Wolansky, Director for Advancement, at

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