Make sure to visit VikesConnect for lots of other student organization activities & events throughout the week!
Happy Monday, Vikings! There's tons of great things happening this week, including CAB's Friendsgiving activities, Study Abroad Fair and on Thursday, Student Affairs is hosting a very special virtual Q&A event with YouTube star, David Dobrik!!

We hope you have a great week!!
23rd Annual Study Abroad Fair (Virtual)
Monday, November 16 2020 -
Friday, November 20 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Enjoy Cleveland State's 23rd Annual Study Abroad Opportunities Fair from the comfort of your own home, all week. CSU has partnered with Luna Fairs to offer a robust virtual experience all week from Nov 16- 20, 2020 including some of their most popular affiliate partner program providers:

CSU also provides other programs:

For more information, contact Julie Good:

Reproductive Justice Event
Monday, November 16
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Join URGE and Preterm in learning about the reproductive justice movement. You will also get info on how to get involved with this cause. URGE is very excited to meet you and to build a community of people who are just as passionate as they are about education and reproductive justice. There will be opportunities to win gift cards too!

Any questions, please email

AMA Meeting - Key Bank
Tuesday, November 17
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

The American Marketing Association at Cleveland State University fosters a professional network between students and marketing professionals in the Greater Cleveland area. For this virtual meeting, they have invited marketing professionals from Key Bank to join them. This is their final meeting of the fall semester. Don't miss out!

IAESTE Webinar 2020:
Begin your international STEM internship journey
Tuesday, November 17
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experiences (IAESTE) United States is an international internship program that matches U.S. students in STEM and technical fields with paid internship opportunities around the world.

IAESTE United States is administered by Cultural Vistas, a nonprofit exchange organization promoting global understanding and collaboration among individuals and institutions.

To register, please email using subject

Instagram Trivia Tuesday
Tuesday, November 17
Student Life Instagram

Follow Student Life's Instagram account (@clestatestudentlife) and join us for Trivia Tuesday! Those who answer correctly are entered for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. The more answers you get correct, the more chances you have to win! Winners will be notified Wednesday via Instagram Direct Message. 

This week's theme is Disney!
OSU Community Chat:
Invisible Barriers to Persistence
for Latinx Student Mothers
Wednesday, November 18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join the Women's Center's sister-center at OSU and Carolyn Peguero Spencer in their discussion on traditional gender roles within the Latino culture such as familismo, machismo, caballerismo, and marianismo and how these roles may have influence on Latina student mothers.

Courtesy of Mareyjoyce Green Women's Center
Success Skills Workshop:
Finals Prep, Organizational Skills & Time Management
Wednesday, November 18
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Finals Prep?! Let’s do it! This is the final success skill workshop focusing on finals prep, organization skills, and time management with their trained coaches!. You don’t want to miss this!

Ready Set Pro! Night
Wednesday, November 18
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the 1964 Society on Zoom for an evening of professional development. Hear from speakers about resume and interview tips, dressing for success, and money management for students. Bring a friend!

Hosted by the 1964 Society
Campus Activities Board
Craft Frame

Make Monica's yellow door frame using one of CAB's easy craft kits!

Pick Up Dates:
Wednesday, Nov 18th

Thursday, Nov 19th

Pick Up Location:
E. 22nd street Drive-Thru, Under BH
Students will need to bring their Student ID


Thursday, November 19th

Show off your skills in 3 rounds of Friends themed Kahoot Trivia for a chance to win a Starbucks, Mitchell’s Ice Cream, or Target Gift Card!!

Virtual Cards

CAB will also provide virtual “Happy Friendsgiving” cards for students to share with friends for the holiday!

Everyone who sends a card will be entered in the raffle for a polaroid camera bundle!
Join the Campus Activities Board for their own virtual Friendsgiving activities!
For more information, email CAB at:

How-To Workshop Series: Friendsgiving Cooking
Wednesday, November 18
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 

Get some recipe inspiration for what to make for your Friendsgiving (or Thanksgiving) celebration this year! Join Kristen, Jason and Matt as they walk you through some of their favorite recipes to share with family and friends and accompany your turkey. Email Kristen at to sign up for this FREE workshop, get the recipes and the Zoom link. See you in the kitchen!

The 2020 Election: Lessons and Reflections
Thursday, November 19
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Said to be the most important election in our lifetime, this election was groundbreaking in some ways. But was "most important" accurate or an overused platitude? Was the election more or less important than local elections?

Join five CSU faculty serving on a panel to respond to a range of issues related to the 2020 election such as what issues affected the voter turnout, the state of controversy regarding the election, how key domestic issues (housing, education, health, criminal justice) were addressed, and the path forward.

Hosted by:
Student Affairs Presents: David Dobrik
Thursday, November 19
7:00 PM

Join Student Affairs as they present David Dobrik for an evening of virtual Q &A!

David Dobrik is a digital star and TV personality known for making viral content on YouTube. With over 24.5 million subscribers across two YouTube channels and 12.3 million followers on Instagram, Dobrik has mastered the art of quick-cut content. Dobrik has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the Today Show, Live with Kelly & Ryan, Good Morning America, GQ, Wall Street Journal and many others.

With his widely popular social media presence and podcast, VIEWS, Dobrik has elevated himself into international stardom. Dobrik starred alongside co-judges Ciara and Debbie Gibson, in Nickelodeon's series, America's Most Musical Family in 2019, hosted the Teen Choice Awards and presented at the American Music Awards. David has won Shorty Awards for Vlogger of the Year, Breakout Creator, YouTube Ensemble and Podcast, he's a multi-Streamy Award winner and in 2019, he took home the Kids Choice Award for "Social Star" and the Teen Choice Award for "Choice Web Star: Male."

Reflections of an Engineer on the Past, Present, and Future
Friday, November 20
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Engineers strive to change the world. How does this desire to make things better affect us personally? This talk will explore the personal reflections of an engineer, looking at the changes he has experienced and the anticipated changes that we all will face. These reflections will be presented with a focus on technology, career, and community.

Speaker: Mr. Steven Galecki is the current chair of IEEE, Cleveland Section. Professionally he is the manager of engineering for Checkpoint Surgical, a medical device company in Ohio. Before his thirteen years working with medical devices he has developed; power control units for aircraft; MEMs and high voltage integrated circuits for industrial automation power distribution for telephony; smart power devices for automotive and camera control circuits. He has worked for small start-ups, conglomerates and large corporations. Most of his experience has been in product and technology development, with seventeen patents granted.

News You Can Use
Lift Up Vikes Food Pantry

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Lift Up Vikes Food Pantry will a special sign-up for their no-contact, social distance distribution of prepacked items in their pantry located in Berkman Hall, room 122.

November 23 and
November 24 distribution
Registration is available Nov 11- Nov 18

Pre-registration is required. For more information and link to pre-register, visit their website at:

Questions? Contact Lift Up Vikes! at:
Students Helping Students Raffle
Students Helping Students (SHS) is an initiative sponsored by the 1964 Society that aims to get students involved, engaged, and understanding the importance of philanthropy. Students have the chance to make a change on campus and in other students’ lives by contributing through the gifts of time and talent as well as financial donations.

In the end, their goal and the goal of SHS is to be able to award as many SHS Scholarships as possible to students whose financial need may be greater than yours,and who have shown others what philanthropy really means.

Raffle prizes includes iPad, Echo Dot/Google Home, and gift cards. Tickets are $5 each.

Sponsored by the 1964 Society in collaboration with CSU Advancement
FBI Academy Now Accepting Applications

CSU and the FBI Cleveland Division are excited to partner up once again for an hour long virtual CSU Students Academy that will give you an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI.

The Academy will work to educate and inform students about the mission of the FBI including criminal, cyber threats, terrorism and administrative functions. This program is scheduled to begin January 20, 2021 and will run virtually from 11:30am to 12:30pm for 12 consecutive Wednesdays.

For further information, or to register for the upcoming Academy, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Tracy Morse at 216-622-6935 or .

Deadline to register is December 18, 2020.
On-Campus Flu Shots Still Available!

Flu shots are still available 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday in Room 205 in the Center for Innovations and Medical Professions (CIMP building).

Call 216-687-3649 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
This is a courtesy reminder to all CSU students that there is academic assistance available for you and it is FREE! Are you having trouble keeping up in your classes? Maybe it is because the material is more challenging than you expected or you are having trouble navigating your way through virtual learning. Or maybe you need help getting organized and managing your time differently.

Fortunately, TASC offers a variety of student services that support all types of academic needs to further enhance your class lectures. Online Tutoring for Many 100 & 200 Level Undergraduate Subjects Supplemental Instruction (SI) for: CHM, BIO, PSY, and PHY Structured Learning Assistance (SLA) for: ENG 101 In addition, we provide software and success coaching to help you navigate different forms of course-required technologies and also increase skill development that can better prepare you for life after college! This is certainly not the year any of us were expecting.

Just remember that TASC is operating at full capacity online for your overall success this year! Appointments can be made for any of our services by scheduling through Starfish (accessed via CSU’s CampusNet) or by contacting our phone number or email mentioned below. TASC Phone Number: 216-687-2012 Email: Cleveland State Website:
Practice Digital Wellness with BetterYou

Finding balance and focusing on your wellness is hard, especially with the constant distraction and interruption in your pocket coming from your cell phone.

That’s why CSU has partnered with BetterYou – a digital coach that helps support your goals across all areas of wellness.

BetterYou helps people spend their time on the things that matter most. You set goals that are important to you in the areas of physical, social, educational, and mental wellness, and BetterYou runs in the background, providing gentle nudges and rewards along the way that positively influence behaviors.

Students can visit and sign up with their CSU email. The first 100 students to sign up and start making progress towards their goals will earn a free Amazon gift card after onboarding.
Fifth Annual Food for Fines Campaign
The Cleveland State University Parking and Transportation Services Department will be collecting peanut butter donations for its Fifth Annual Food for Fines Campaign. The campaign, which supports CSU’s Lift Up Vikes! Resource Center and Food Pantry, will be held Monday, November 2, through Monday, November 30.

Parking citations issued between July 1 and November 30, 2020, are eligible to receive up to a $45 credit with a contribution of 100 ounces of sealed/unopened peanut butter. Lift Up Vikes! prefers 16-ounce jars to assist more students.

Citation credit of $45 is available for each 100 ounces donated. Donation credit is not applicable for citations already paid and credit is not issued for ounces over 100. Citations must be paid in full to receive the credit. Payment and donation must be received during the collection time to receive credit, even if the citation is under appeal. Donations exclude boot citations.

You do not need to receive a parking citation to donate. All members of the campus community are encouraged to support Lift Up Vikes! by dropping off peanut butter donations to the CSU Parking Office before November 30, 2020. Note, the office is closed for University holidays.

This is the fifth year CSU Parking will be hosting the Food for Fines Campaign. During the past five years, the effort has collected over 20,000 ounces of peanut butter. Let’s make this year even better!
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