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U S C C January 18-29, 2010

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Spring 2010 • Week 2

: t s i l o d o t CSU

Thursday, Jan. 21 University Convocation Waetjen Auditorium Noon Join President Berkman at the Convocation Ceremony followed by a reception, photo exhibition and musical tribute that celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Friday, Jan. 22 Comedian Howard Moore Main Classroom Auditorium 6pm You won’t be chilly when you laugh yourself silly at this comedy show. The first 100 people get a FREE giveaway. We’re not joking about that. Sunday, Jan. 24 Men’s Basketball vs. Milwaukee Wolstein Center 2pm Women vs. Youngstown State 4:30pm Warm up inside the Wolstein Center and cheer the Viking men and women on to two victories at this special doubleheader of hoops action. As always – admission for all students is absolutely, completely and 100% FREE!

engage. An occasional look inside life @ CSU

CSU Grad Assistant Remember the moment you stepped into your first college class? You may have been Now imagine your surprise if, when entering that classroom for the first time, you found a 22 year-old graduate student as your teacher. Unlike a lot of other universities,

Monday, Jan. 25 Faculty Friends Reception Main Classroom room 103 2pm Billed as “fun, fondue, faculty and friends,” we see it as a chance to form that special warm and fuzzy bond with one of your favorite professors. Besides, getting to know them may just earn you a few extra brownie points on that next test. Wednesday, Jan. 27 Student Organization Fair Main Classroom Atrium 10am – 3pm Don’t waste time! Get involved! Do it now! You’re crazy if you don’t! Act now! Go today! Okay don’t go today but do head over to the MC on the 27th to learn about CSU’s more than 160 student organizations. . Cavaliers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Quicken Loans Arena 7pm Check out the Guys Nite Out at the Cavs game. It includes a ticket to the game, an all-you-can-eat pre-game buffet with Cavalier Legends, a Cavaliers t-shirt and a 20 minute Q&A with one of the Cavaliers “beat writers.”

Thursday, Jan. 28 City is Our Campus Marketplace Main Classroom Atrium 10am – 2pm Have you heard the City is Our Campus? Do you know what that means? See how you can use your Viking Card to get CHEAP and sometimes FREE access to a variety of fun venues and events in and around Cleveland. Wednesday, Feb. 10 Lake Erie Monsters vs. Milwaukee Quicken Loans Arena 7pm It’s hockey night in Cleveland and it’s the Monsters College ID Night! What does that mean? We don’t know but we’re guessing it involves discounted tickets and/or some free stuff?!?

Spring 2010 • Week 2

True Life - I’m a excited, even a bit nervous.




JAN. 28

An occasional look inside life @ CSU

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talking about being a CSU student. A resident of Parma, Kathy works as a grad assistant three days a week and her duties consist of everything from event planning and logistics to working at the front desk to answer calls and questions from prospective students to any other duty that may need to get accomplished on any given day. When she’s not at work and not in class, she is usually hanging out with her fiancé and friends, working out at CSU’s Rec Center,

CSU doesn’t ask its graduate assistants

babysitting her nephews, catching a quick flick

to teach. Rather grad assistants on

or hitting the malls to fulfill her self-proclaimed

campus work side-by-side with faculty

shopping addiction.

and staff to fill vital roles in the opera-

Kathy was recently chosen over 5 other

tions of the university and the colleges

candidates from universities across the country

within. In return, CSU pays for some of

to work in the accounting division at Cleve-

their tuition and rewards them with a

land’s own KeyBank – one of the largest banks

monetary stipend.

in the country. The job offer came as a result

Kathy Ungvarsky loves every minute

of posting her resume on the CSU’s Career

of her grad assistantship in CSU’s

Services website, an on-campus interview and

Office of Admissions. Although she’s

several more interviews. She’ll start her sweet

chasing her Master’s Degree in Business Administration (with a concentration in

new gig in June after graduation. Her days in class and working on campus

Accounting), she enjoys learning about how a

will soon be over but the fun she’s had and the

university recruits and markets itself to potential

memories she’s gained as a CSU undergrad

students. Plus - she likes working in Admissions

honors student and grad student, and the life

because it’s fun, she enjoys the staff and other

and work skills she’s acquiring as a GA, will

students that she works with and REALLY likes

surely last a long, long time.

developed by university Marketing

Rob A. Spademan Assistant V.P. of marketing Ben Sabol, ’05 Editor/Chief Writer Patsy d. Kline GRAPHIC Design William Rieter, ’88 Photography Have an idea for the next issue of Engage.? Want to comment on this one? Interested in becoming a contributor/writer? Shoot an email to CSU is an AA/EO institution / ©2010 University Marketing 10-00105

Fun Kathy Facts

1 Kathy just got engaged last fall 2 She does NOT own an MP3 player. WOW! 3 Her wheels? A 2007 Mazda 3 4 Her last meal would include a Bud Light 5 Taylor Swift lives in Kathy’s CD player 6 She hearts the Cheesecake Factory… but doesn’t eat cheesecake



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CSU’s new Student Center looks awesome from the outside but we were curious about what the inside will be like once it’s complete. So we found some info on the architect’s website Unfortunately it is written in difficult to understand architect speak so we’ve taken the liberty of translating it.

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Stephanie Juhasz Senior Communication Major Lorain, OH

I’d like to work in health communication. I like the hospital environment and the feeling that I can make a difference in people’s lives.


CSU mascot Undecided Major Cleveland, OH I like what I’m doing now and can’t really see myself doing anything else. People always ask whether I aspire to go pro - perhaps to work for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. Not a chance.

ENGAGE Jan 2010  

Cleveland Sate Universtiy Student Newspaper

ENGAGE Jan 2010  

Cleveland Sate Universtiy Student Newspaper