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Kid Leo to receive honorary doctorate from CSU

Lawrence James Travagliante -- or Kid Leo, as many Clevelanders know him -- will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during Cleveland State University’s fall 2022 commencement ceremony on Sunday. 

Sweeney Todd opens the CSU theater season

The Cleveland State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance performed their rendition of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” at The Allen Theatre in Playhouse Square from Nov. 3 through 13. 

Hundreds pack the opening reception for the Robert Thürmer People’s Art Show

“So this is what happens when you ask people to bring two pieces of art,” Kendall Christian, director of The Galleries at CSU since 2019, said. “This is a community. It’s called the people’s art show because it’s people. You can be from France or you can be from Solon, Ohio, eight or eighty, if you show up on the due date your art gets in the show.”

People of CSU - Professor Todd Nelson, an expert on Russia

Todd Nelson, Ph. D. is CSU’s foremost expert on Russia. Nelson was a subject matter expert on Russian Affairs for a prominent D.C. think tank, served in the military as a Russian linguist and interrogator, and is the author of a book on the politics of remembering Stalinism.