Higher Education

Grade school kids improve reading skills at CSU's West Center

The patter of little feet could be heard throughout Cleveland State University’s West Center this summer as grade school children from the area participated in a six-week tutoring and summer reading program. The program is part of the “Literature-Based Reading Methods for Children” course for Undergraduate and Graduate students through CSU’s College of Education. 

Each of the 12 participants was assigned either an undergraduate or graduate student who mentored and coached them throughout the entire six weeks. Professor Patrice Dusenbury said, “Students were assessed for reading levels. The CSU students then did lesson plans to strengthen reading strategies and skills for reading comprehension and writing.”

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Volume 2, Issue 18, Posted 2:50 PM, 09.01.2010

Geology class is really 'rock'-ing

Cleveland State University West Center Geology 100 students are not only studying the relationship of time to the earth; they are also studying the time the entire class has been on the earth.

Professor Heather Gallacher has the pleasure of teaching 11 traditional CSU student and nine CSU Project 60 students. (Project 60 is a University program that allows students age 60+ to enroll in credit classes tuition free if the academic space is available.) The aggregate age of the students in the Geology class is close to 1,000 years young.

The class includes a Fulbright scholar, a NASA engineer, 19 college degrees ranging from Associate to Ph.D. and two students who began their careers at CSU the year the University incorporated in 1964. They were fans of the Fenn College basketball team, the Fenn Foxes.

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Volume 2, Issue 8, Posted 4:30 PM, 04.15.2010

Business graduates on the rise at CSU West Center

Six Cleveland State University West Center students will proudly walk across the stage to receive their degrees as part of the Accelerated Bachelor of Business Administration Program as they completed their studies at the close of the Summer, 2009 Semester. The students, Mohammed Quardi, Chris Ebenger, Michael Volpe, Dawn Patrick, James Leuzzi and Katherine Moody, began the program’s first cohort in August, 2008. Each student was able to take classes in six- or ten-week increments at CSU’s West Center, allowing them to complete their required curriculum at an accelerated pace.
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Volume 1, Issue 3, Posted 1:53 PM, 09.22.2009