Stories

Heritage Corner Kiosk Upgrade – Thanks Kurt

The  Heritage Corner is a key element of the Heritage Project, the final phase of the Champions Campaign. Thanks to advances in windows operating systems, we were able to create a website that provided information to friends and alumni during the final phase of the Champions Campaign, and then migrate that website onto a large wall-mounted PC that now serves as

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Heritage Graphics Concepts – Sept, 2014

The Champions Campaign provided the funds to upgrade the record boards, add championship banners and install a new video board.  You can listen to a 1-minute Thank You video and see the results here: Champions Campaign Thank You Video. The Heritage Project will complete the Champions Campaign by adding eye catching and emotional graphics to the Robert F. Busbey Natatorium

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Tom Smolinski Diving Scholarship Buffalo Bison Event

A very successful outing was hosted by Tom Smolinski’s lifelong friend Rob Hanlon for “The Cleveland State University Tom Smolinski Endowed Diving Scholarship” on August 15, 2016. The Event took place at the Buffalo Bison Coca Cola Baseball Field as the AAA Bisons took on the Red Wings. Activities included a Reverse Raffle, Silent Auction and plenty of delicious food

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CSU and the Olympic Experience

Carol and I had the opportunity to recently attend our tenth summer Olympic Games in Rio. The City of Rio de Janeiro should be commended for being the host for the biggest and best event that is on a magnitude unequalled in sports or any other enterprise.  Despite monumental challenges along with negative media scrutiny they were magnificent. Everything about

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2015-16 Is in the books!

WOW!  What an amazing season!  Dedicating the Heritage project was just the start, having an athlete at NCAA’s, icing on the cake.  When I think about the past season, there are a few words that come to mind. “History making  – “Momentum” –  “Stability” For a program steeped in history, this season was one for the record books.  The team

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Dmitri Ponomarev Remembers Tom Smolinski

Join me on #csugivingday on Wednesday Feb. 24.  As we honor Tom and support the TEAM I love! When you participate on CSU Giving Day, you make the Swim-Dive Team strong! Tom was a great teammate,roommate, and most importantly, a great friend. He had an amazing quality of always having a positive attitude, which helped us overcome adversity during our

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February 24th – EVERYBODY IN !!

WOW!  Another season is almost in the books. The older I get, the faster time goes. The season began way back in September with a roster of over 50 athletes. We welcomed 21 new swimmers and divers to the ways of the “Viking”. Early season was highlighted by the dedication of the Heritage project. All the great history that this

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Jim Lamastra Remembers Tom Smolinski

I sincerely ask you to support the  Tom Smolinski Scholarship on Giving Day on Wednesday February 24! By doing so you will provide more scholarships for the CSU Swim-Dive Teams.  Please read why it means so much to me. #csugivingday During our time at CSU, we were taught how to exhibit toughness and a will to win on a daily

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Bogdan Kozul Remembers Tom Smolinski

It was an honor to dive with Tom Smolinski at Cleveland State University. He was a great diver that kept us entertained and focused. We showed up every day because as a teammate Tom made it fun and pushed us to be our best. Tom described diving to others in practical terms “You have to be nuts to dive.” He

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Tom Smolinski Endowed Diving Scholarship

Dear CSU Viking Diving & Swimming Alums and Friends, It is with great sadness that we share the loss of Tom Smolinski, a proud CSU Viking Diver and class of ’99 graduate. Thanks to the commitment of many, however, his legacy can live on with the Tom Smolinski Endowed Diving Scholarship. We have an incredible opportunity to honor Tom and

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