HOME
The Info List - Cleveland State University





Cleveland
Cleveland
State University (also known as Cleveland
Cleveland
State or CSU) is a public research university in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States. It was established in 1964, and opened for classes in 1965 after acquiring the buildings, property, and students of Fenn College, a private school that had been in operation since 1923. CSU absorbed the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
in 1969.[1] Today it is part of the University System of Ohio, has more than 120,000 alumni, and offers over 200 academic programs.[3]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Presidents

1.1.1 Fenn College 1.1.2 Cleveland
Cleveland
State University

2 Board of Trustees 3 Colleges and academics

3.1 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 3.2 Research

4 Location, campus, and community

4.1 Campus expansion 4.2 Student media 4.3 Information technology 4.4 Greek Organizations

5 Athletics

5.1 Fielding a football team

6 Notable alumni and faculty 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit]

Fenn College
Fenn College
Seal

Further information: Fenn College

1870: Cleveland
Cleveland
YMCA offered free classes 1881: YMCA program formalized 1906: Reorganized as the Association Institute 1921: Renamed the Cleveland
Cleveland
Y.M.C.A. School of Technology, or Y-Tech for short. 1923: Y-Tech offers courses towards a bachelor's degree for the first time. This is now reckoned as Fenn College's founding date; it was originally claimed as 1881.[7] 1929: Renamed Fenn College
Fenn College
after Sereno Peck Fenn.[1] Fenn College took over several buildings in the area including Fenn Tower, Stilwell Hall, and Foster Hall.[1] 1964: The state of Ohio
Ohio
founded The Cleveland
Cleveland
State University 1965: On August 1, CSU took over the buildings, property and student body of Fenn College.[1][8]

Industrialist James J. Nance served as Chair of the first Board of Trustees. President Michael Schwartz ended open admissions and implemented a vision to move from a U.S. News & World Report fourth tier university to a second tier university. Presidents[edit] Fenn College[edit]

Presidents

Person Years

Cecil V. Thomas President

1934–1947[7]

Joseph C. Nichols President

1947–1948[7]

Edward Hodnett President

1948–1951[7]

G. Brooks Earnest President

1952–1965[7]

Cleveland
Cleveland
State University[edit]

Presidents

Person Years

Harry Newburn Interim President

1965–1966

Harold Enarson President

1966–1972

Harry Newburn Interim President

1972–1973

Walter Waetjen President

1973–1988

John Flower President

1988–1992

Claire Van Ummersen President

1993–2001

Michael Schwartz President

2002–2009[9]

Ronald M. Berkman President

2009[10]–2018

Harlan Sands President

2018–

Board of Trustees[edit] The Cleveland
Cleveland
State University Board consists of nine trustees, a Secretary to the Board, two faculty representatives, and two student representatives.[11] The board members, along with the University President, are charged with fulfilling the goals set forth in the University Mission Statement as well as acting as the governing body in all policy matters of the University requiring attention. In January 2006 the Board of Trustees amended their bylaws so they could restructure board committees as well as include Community members on the Board. Community members serve as non-voting advisers and are appointed by the Board Chairman for a term approved by the Board. Colleges and academics[edit]

Monte Ahuja College of Business

CSU offers many disciplines and research facilities, with 70 academic majors, 27 master's degree programs, two post-master's degrees, six doctoral degrees, and two law degrees. It also has research cooperation agreements with the nearby NASA
NASA
Glenn Research Center.[12] In 1965, when The Cleveland
Cleveland
State University was formed the colleges were the Fenn College
Fenn College
of Engineering (now the Washkewicz College of Engineering),[13] the colleges of business administration, arts and sciences and education.[14] The University is organized around nine academic colleges and five specialty semi-autonomous schools:[15]

Cleveland–Marshall College of Law College of Graduate Studies College of Education and Human Services College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences College of Sciences and Health Professions Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Honors College Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Monte Ahuja College of Business School of Nursing School of Communication School of Film and Television Arts (in development) School of Health Sciences School of Social Work Washkewicz College of Engineering Experimental Physics

School of Music and Communication

The Division of University Studies focuses on academic support services, and the Division of Continuing Education extends academic services beyond the campus. Notable programs include the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, whose city management and urban policy program is ranked 2nd in the country by U.S. News and World Report, as well as the recently formed School of Communication, ranked 8th in research productivity and as the top terminal MA-granting program in the United States overall.[16] The Monte Ahuja College of Business
Monte Ahuja College of Business
is also highly regarded and is ranked in the top ten nationwide in performance of its Certified Public Accountant graduate students. Additionally, CSU is the first university in Ohio
Ohio
to offer a master's degree in software engineering. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law[edit] Main article: Cleveland–Marshall College of Law

Cleveland–Marshall College of Law

The Cleveland–Marshall College of Law
Cleveland–Marshall College of Law
traces its origins to the founding of Cleveland
Cleveland
Law School in 1897. One of the most famous alumni of the Cleveland–Marshall College of Law
Cleveland–Marshall College of Law
was Tim Russert, host of television program Meet the Press, who graduated in 1976. Research[edit] With $55 million in annual research and development expenditures, CSU ranks among the top 20 percent of universities in the United States for research and development, according to the National Science Foundation.[17] Cleveland
Cleveland
State maintains a variety of research links with the Cleveland
Cleveland
community. The following are the University's featured research collaborations:[18]

Science and Research Center

Bio Ohio Case Western Reserve University Cleveland
Cleveland
Clinic Lerner Research Institute Cleveland
Cleveland
MetroHealth Medical Center Council for International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright Scholar Program) NASA
NASA
Glenn Research Center Great Lakes Science Center Museum of Natural History International Space University Internet2 Ohio
Ohio
College of Podiatric Medicine Ohio
Ohio
Department of Education Ohio
Ohio
Instrumentation, Controls & Electronics (ICE) Ohio
Ohio
Supercomputer Center

Location, campus, and community[edit]

Rhodes Tower

Adam Smith's Spinning Top #2, sculpture by Jim Sanborn
Jim Sanborn
at CSU

CSU's main campus in downtown Cleveland
Cleveland
is bounded on the east and west by Interstate 90
Interstate 90
and East 17th Street, respectively; and by Payne Avenue to the north and Carnegie Avenue on the south. It also has a satellite campus in Westlake, Ohio
Ohio
which is in the Greater Cleveland metropolitan area in Cuyahoga County. As of spring 2013, the combined student body (undergraduate and graduate students) totaled over 17,000. Campus expansion[edit] In 2006, Cleveland
Cleveland
State University completed its state-of-the-art student Recreation Center, and a renovation of Parker Hannifan Hall for the College of Graduate Studies. To make the campus more amenable to residence and increase the number of students living on campus by building thousands of housing units, anchored by a new dormitory, Fenn Tower, a reuse of the school's most historic building. Fenn Tower
Fenn Tower
housed what was the world's longest Foucault pendulum, but the pendulum was removed during the residence hall renovation in 2006 and is now in the Cleveland
Cleveland
State University archives. The university worked with private developers and the City of Cleveland
Cleveland
to develop housing, retail, and "collegetown" amenities around Fenn Tower, particularly along the main thoroughfare of Euclid Avenue. In 2010, Euclid Avenue was upgraded as part of the Euclid Corridor Project which brought bus rapid transit to the university and connected Public Square in downtown Cleveland
Cleveland
to University Circle, approximately four miles to the east.[19] Cleveland
Cleveland
State University's $65 million construction project, intended to transform the campus from a mostly commuter school into a residential campus,[20] included the new Student Center and Julka Hull, which houses the College of Education and School of Nursing. Both projects were finished in 2010. In 2011, the new Euclid Commons dorms complex, which features apartment-style living for CSU students, opened. That same year, the university's Dramatic Arts Program moved into the renovated Middough Building and Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square Center
Playhouse Square Center
in collaboration with the Cleveland
Cleveland
Play House.[21] In 2012, CSU opened the Galleries At CSU on Euclid Avenue. Also in 2012, Cleveland
Cleveland
State University partnered with the South China University of Technology allowing students to complete their education and receive joint degrees.[22] During the fall semester of 2012, the first phase of the private Langston apartment and retail complex opened along Chester Avenue across from Rhodes Tower. In the spring semester of 2013, the former Viking Hall dormitory was torn down to make way for the university's new Center for Health Professions. This was opened in the fall of 2015. The University is partnering with Northeast Ohio
Ohio
Medical University or NEOMED to train future health care professionals to specifically work in urban settings.[23] They are working on adding a new physics department onto the campus and starting to build a better physics department Student media[edit] The campus' student-run radio station, 89.3 WCSB-FM, has a 630-Watt transmitter on top of Rhodes Tower
Rhodes Tower
(formerly called University Tower). Additionally, Cleveland
Cleveland
State is served in print by The Cauldron, an independent student newspaper,[24] The Cleveland
Cleveland
Stater,[25] a laboratory newspaper in the School of Communication, The Vindicator, and The Gavel which won the 2005 American Bar Association's -Student Division's first prize for the best law school newspaper in the country. There is no student television station at this time, though the university offers a film production and video production major with courses through its Digital Video Communication Center. Information technology[edit] CSU is a member of the OneCommunity (formerly OneCleveland) computer network, an initiative of Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University
that connects nonprofit institutions throughout Northeast Ohio, allowing large scale collaborations over a high-speed fiber optic network. Greek Organizations[edit] Cleveland
Cleveland
State University is home to 4 NIC fraternities, Delta Sigma Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Tau Gamma, and Tau Kappa Epsilon. There are 4 NPC sororities, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Delta Zeta, Phi Mu, and Theta Phi Alpha and there are 4 NPHC organizations, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, and Sigma Gamma Rho. Athletics[edit] Main article: Cleveland
Cleveland
State Vikings When the school was still known as Fenn College, the sports teams' nickname was the Foxes. When the University was renamed Cleveland State, the nickname changed as well, and CSU's sports teams became the "Vikings". That nickname stands to this day. The school colors are forest green and white. For many years the school mascot was the comic strip character Hägar the Horrible
Hägar the Horrible
along with his wife Helga, and the couple appeared at sporting events as well as on University literature. A new mascot, "Vike" was introduced in 1997 and Hagar was phased out by 1998. Another new mascot named "Magnus" was introduced in August 2007. Cleveland
Cleveland
State fields varsity teams in seventeen sports. Most of the teams compete in the Horizon League. The men's basketball team was noteworthy in 1986 when seeded 14th in the NCAA tournament, it upset heavily favored 3-seed Indiana and St. Joseph's before being beaten by Navy by one point, an unprecedented achievement for such a low seed. The Vikes made yet another NCAA tournament appearance in 2009, upsetting the highly favored 4th seeded Wake Forest before falling to the University of Arizona in the second round.[26] The school also fields a wrestling team that competes in the Eastern Wrestling League. Fielding a football team[edit] On October 14, 2008 CSU President Michael Schwartz stated "he wants a blue ribbon panel to give him a recommendation on the football team before July 1, 2009, when he is scheduled to retire. He also said the program will have to be structured to pay for itself."[27] The establishment of a football team became an official item on the student government election ballot. Although over two-thirds of the voters favored establishment of a football team over half of them were not willing to pay a fee for Division I non-scholarship football in addition to any potential future tuition increases that may be instituted by the University.[28] Notable alumni and faculty[edit] Main article: List of Cleveland
Cleveland
State University people See also[edit]

Cleveland, Ohio
Ohio
portal University portal

Krenzler Field Wolstein Center Kuvempu University

References[edit]

^ a b c d e Cleveland
Cleveland
Memory Project (2007-11-19). "A Brief History of Cleveland
Cleveland
State University". Cleveland
Cleveland
State University. Retrieved 2009-03-19.  ^ "CSUF Annual Report 2015". Csuohio.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-13.  ^ a b " Cleveland
Cleveland
State at a Glance". Cleveland
Cleveland
State University. Retrieved 2009-03-19.  ^ a b c "Common Data Set 2015-2016". University of Texas at Dallas. Retrieved February 8, 2017.  ^ "At a Glance Cleveland
Cleveland
State University". Csuohio.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-13.  ^ "Color Palette Cleveland
Cleveland
State University". Csuohio.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-13.  ^ a b c d e Earnest, G. Brooks (1974). History of Fenn College. Cleveland, Ohio: The Fenn Educational Fund of the Cleveland Foundation. pp. 718 (total).  ^ " Fenn College
Fenn College
OK's New Status". Toledo Blade. July 27, 1965. Retrieved 7 April 2012.  ^ "News". csuohio.edu.  ^ "News Release #14675 - Cleveland
Cleveland
State University". Csuohio.edu. 2009-04-26. Retrieved 2011-07-24.  ^ "Board of Trustees - Cleveland
Cleveland
State University". Csuohio.edu. 2006-01-20. Retrieved 2011-07-24.  ^ "NASA- Glenn Research Center
Glenn Research Center
Minority Engineering Scholarship, sponsored by Cleveland
Cleveland
State University". Scholarships4school.com. Retrieved 2011-07-24.  ^ "DONALD AND PAMELA WASHKEWICZ, AND THE PARKER HANNIFIN FOUNDATION give transformative gift to CSU".  ^ Earnest, G. Brooks (1974). "XIV". A History of Fenn College. Cleveland, Ohio: The Fenn Educational Fund of the Cleveland Foundation. p. 564.  access-date= requires url= (help) ^ "Colleges - Cleveland
Cleveland
State University". Csuohio.edu. Retrieved 2011-07-24.  ^ About the School of Communication Archived 2006-04-20 at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed June 13, 2006. ^ "Powerful new microscope at CSU unlocks cellular-level mysteries". Engaged. Cleveland
Cleveland
State University. Retrieved 6 March 2013.  ^ "Partnerships and Community". csuohio.edu. Archived from the original on 2008-12-23.  ^ city.http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/03/csu_officials_envision_large_e.html ^ David I. Andersen, The Plain Dealer (2009-08-24). " Cleveland
Cleveland
State University to begin work on $65 million construction project this week". Cleveland.com. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2011-07-24.  ^ Marvin Fong / Plain Dealer. " Cleveland
Cleveland
State University's drama program is booming under director Michael Mauldin". cleveland.com. Retrieved 2011-07-24.  ^ " Cleveland
Cleveland
State University partners with Chinese university, which will send students to CSU". cleveland.com.  ^ "NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health — NEOMED". Neomed.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-13.  ^ "The Cauldron Student Newspaper". The Cauldron Student Newspaper.  ^ "The Cleveland
Cleveland
Stater". The Cleveland
Cleveland
Stater. Retrieved 2011-07-24.  ^ " Cleveland
Cleveland
State Shocks Wake Forest". Fox News. March 21, 2009.  ^ [1] Cleveland
Cleveland
State considers a new name and a new football team. Accessed October 25, 2008. ^ Question 1: Are you interested in having Cleveland
Cleveland
State University add a Division I non-scholarship football team (e.g. University of Dayton, Butler University) to its intercollegiate athletic program? 1. YES 1,214 Votes 68.7% of the vote Archived 2010-05-27 at the Wayback Machine., Question 2: Are you willing to pay a fee for Division I non-scholarship football in addition to any potential, future tuition increases that may be instituted by the University? 2. NO 977 Votes 55.6% of the vote.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cleveland
Cleveland
State University.

Official website

v t e

Cleveland
Cleveland
State University

Located in: Cleveland, Ohio

Academics

Colleges/Schools Cleveland–Marshall College of Law College of Education and Human Services College of Graduate Studies College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences College of Science and Health Professions Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Monte Ahuja College of Business School of Nursing Washkewicz College of Engineering

Campuses Main campus (Cleveland) Northeast Ohio
Ohio
Medical University (Rootstown) East campus (Solon) West campus (Westlake)

Athletics

Teams Men's basketball Men's golf Men's soccer Men's swimming & diving Men's tennis Wrestling Women's basketball Women's golf Women's soccer Women's swimming & diving Women's tennis Women's volleyball Fencing

Facilities Wolstein Center Krenzler Field Robert F. Busbey Natatorium Woodling Gym Viking Field Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion

History

Presidents Notable alumni Notable faculty and staff Baseball

Student life

Organizations The Cauldron Vindicator WCSB Whiskey Island Magazine The Gavel

Other Expansion

Founded: 1964

Links to related articles

v t e

Horizon League

Members

Cleveland
Cleveland
State Vikings Detroit Mercy Titans Green Bay Phoenix IUPUI Jaguars Milwaukee Panthers Northern Kentucky Norse Oakland Golden Grizzlies UIC Flames Wright State Raiders Youngstown State Penguins

Associate members

Belmont Bruins (men's soccer; leaving in 2018)

Championships & awards

Conference champions

v t e

Eastern Wrestling League

Bloomsburg (Huskies) Clarion (Golden Eagles) Cleveland
Cleveland
State (Vikings) Edinboro (Fighting Scots) George Mason (Patriots) Lock Haven (Bald Eagles) Rider (Broncs)

v t e

University System of Ohio

Akron Bowling Green State Central State Cincinnati Cleveland
Cleveland
State Kent State Miami Northeast Ohio
Ohio
Medical University Ohio
Ohio
State Ohio Shawnee State Toledo Wright State Youngstown State

Coordinates: 41°30′06″N 81°40′30″W / 41.5017°N 81.6751°W / 41.50

.