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There are spots still available to volunteer for our historic Ribbon-Cutting and Open House for our Vertical Campus ceremony

Greetings, alum!

There are still spots available if you’re interested in joining our Ribbon-Cutting and Open House for our Vertical Campus at the Wabash Tower. We’re looking for volunteers to help be docents for the event! This historic event takes place on May 5, 2012.

The details are:
May 5, 2012
10:30am – Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
11:30am – Reception and Open House
425 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

If you’re interested in being a volunteer docent, you have to attend one of our 90-minute training sessions:

April 14, 2012, 9:30am – 11:30am
April 23, 2012, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Just think back to the other important milestones in Roosevelt University’s history:

  • 1945 – Roosevelt College students attend their first assembly
  • 1947 –  Roosevelt College buys the Auditorium Building
  • 1996 –  Roosevelt University opens its Albert A. Robbin Campus in Schaumburg

And now in 2012, we can add Roosevelt University opens its Vertical Campus on Wabash Avenue.

To volunteer or to reserve a spot for the event, please click here.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!

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Roosevelt University and the new building will be featured on PBS’s “Chicago Tonight”

 Roosevelt University and the new Wabash Building will be featured on Chicago Tonight, the popular public affairs program on WTTW, Channel 11. The segment about Roosevelt is scheduled for Monday, March 12 between 7 and 8 p.m.

 

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Film Screening and Discusstion: Steve James’ documentary “The Interrupters”

Film screening and discussion: The Interrupters

Friday, February 24, 5:30pm.
Schaumburg Campus, Alumni Hall

Panelists: Tio Hardiman, CeaseFire; Eduardo Bocanegra and Ameen Matthews, Violence Interrupters; Carlos Rodriguez, OMNI Youth Services

The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation is sponsoring a Pipeline Film Series focusing on the connection between race, the prison pipeline, and lifelong outcomes. The Interrupters documentary by Steve James, director of Hoop Dreams and Alex Kotlowitz, author of There Are No Children Here, tells the story of three “violence interrupters” in Chicago who now protect their communities from the violence that they once employed.

This event is free and open to the public, but requires an RSVP to Nikita Stange, nstange@roosevelt.edu. Visit ww.roosevelt.edu/misjt for more information.

This event is sponsored by: MISJT, College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Schaumburg Campus Provost, the Center for Campus Life and the Office of Community Engagement.

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Prof. Paul Green event a success

The Southside chapter of the Roosevelt University Alumni Association hosted The Odds on President Barack Obama Winning a Second Term presented by distinguished faculty member, Director of the Institute for Politics and Arthur Rubloff Professor of Policy Studies, Paul Green. Prof. Green, an analyst for WGN Radio, guest columnist for the Daily Herald and author of several books spoke in front of a group of alumni, students, faculty and staff, and friends. He discussed the current presidential elections and shared his thoughts on both parties and their chances of prevailing in November.

After an introduction by Southside Alumni Chapter President Julius Rhodes, Green took the lectern and spoke about President Obama’s campaign and what obstacles it will have to face in the general election. Green also discussed the slate of Republican candidates – including highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the two frontrunners, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. He presented scenarios for each candidate, pinpointing what possible factors would lead to victory for each. Green’s talk also included historical information about presidential primaries and political conventions, which provided context for the facts he shared with the audience. After his prepared remarks, Green took questions from the audience, offering his opinions on various issues that will possibly influence the 2012 presidential election, including social conservatism, race and religion, and foreign policy. The event was a great success, and Prof. Green’s talk was received with enthusiasm and warmth by the assembled guests.

Click here to see more pictures from the event.

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Distinguished alumnus, Dr. Charles V. Hamilton joins South African Consul General, Ambassador Nomvume Magaqa and Mansfield Institute Director Dr. Heather Dalmage to discuss 100th anniversary of the African National Congress

Dr. Charles V. Hamilton (BA, ’51) esteemed Roosevelt alumnus and retired Columbia University professor of political science joined the South African Consul General, Ambassador Nomvume Magaqa and Dr. Heather Dalmage, Director of the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation to discuss the 100th anniversary of the African National Congress (ANC). Introduced by Roosevelt’s own Denise Bransford, the panel talk was given at the Murray-Green Library, in the Auditorium Building in the Chicago campus.  

The discussion centered on a number of issues facing South Africa – particularly the philosophy of ubuntu, which concerns itself with the relationships between people, themselves and their communities – a matter of emphasizing the interconnectedness between individuals and the communities around them. After being introduced, Dr. Dalmage shared some of her experiences and work in relation to South Africa and discussed the lack of the feeling of ubuntu among young white South Africans.

Dr. Hamilton discussed the current state of the ANC, and maintained that the perceived dissension in its ranks can actually be a healthy dialogue among its leaders. He pointed to other movements and democracies, including the Civil Rights Movement and highlighted the fact that the leaders and supporters of the Civil Rights Movement were also in conflict at times about tactics. It was important to note that these movements for social betterment and change are not monolithic, but diverse and complex.

During the question and answer portion of the evening the Ambassador pointed to the issue of gender equity in the ANC as well as South Africa. She remarked that she was optimistic about the issue of women’s rights in South Africa, and offered the audience a dose of perspective when pointing out that the female presence in government and business in South Africa is proportionally comparable to that of the United States.

Dr. Hamilton also fielded questions and talked about the African-American presence in South Africa – particularly in investment and the business sector. Both he and the Ambassador agreed that real progress was being made with measurable results, but that because South Africa’s democracy is very young, it takes time and will not be achieved in monumental sweeps. The Q&A also moved into a discussion about social movements in general and how they are practiced.

The event was well-attended and the panelists were warmly welcomed. Because Dr. Hamilton is an alumnus, this was a family reunion of sorts, and many of his admirers and supporters were in attendance. In addition, Ambassador Magaqa repeatedly invited members of the audience to visit the South African Consulate for more information.

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Recent graduates are invited to the Office of Career Development Boot Camp

Are you a recent graduate (graduated in May 2011 or Dec 2011)? Sign up for the Office of Career Development’s Boot Camp to help you prepare for a future job and career!  This is an intensive workshop that will be held on Monday Feb 6th Downtown and Tuesday, Feb 7th in Schaumburg from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  Boot Camp sessions will include job search and networking information, resume and interviewing tips, how to utilize LinkedIn, a networking lunch and opportunities to interact with employers.  Cost is $5, non-refundable and due by Friday, February 3rd.  

Confirmed employers for Schaumburg include Farmers Insurance, Legoland, Clearbrook and Rabine Group

Confirmed employers for Chicago include Harris Bank, Hilton Worldwide, Apple, City Year, and NCSA Athletic Recruiting

For more information and to register login to eRecruiting and view “Upcoming Events.”  Questions, contact us at career@roosevelt.edu with “Boot Camp” in the subject line.

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The African National Congress at 100: Reflections on its Democratic Vision in South Africa and Beyond

Roosevelt alum are encouraged and invited to attend The African National Congress at 100: Reflections on its Democratic Vision in South Africa and Beyond, an event in recognition and celebration of the 100th anniversary of the African National Congress (ANC). This event will feature a panel discussion with:

  • Esteemed Roosevelt alumnus Dr. Charles V. Hamilton (BA, ’51), retired Columbia University professor of political science.
  • Dr. Harold Rogers, Chairman of the African American Studies Department at Olive-Harvey College
  • Dr. Heather Dalmage, Roosevelt professor of Sociology and Director of the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation.

These three scholars will discuss the history of the ANC, its long struggle against racism and oppression under the system of apartheid, and contemporary issues within the new democracy.

Light refreshments will be served. The details of the event are as follows:

Thursday, January 26, 2012
6:00 – 7:30pm

Roosevelt University
Murray-Green Library, 10th FL
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610

Space is limited, so alum are encouraged to RSVP by Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by 10:00am by email at alum@roosevelt.edu.

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