Roosevelt University Athletic Director Mike Cassidy announces,
“The Roosevelt men’s and women’s basketball teams will make their postseason debuts tonight as quarterfinal play begins in the 2012 CCAC Division I Tournament at the Shannon Center on the campus of Saint Xavier University.
The women’s team will kick things off with a showdown versus city-rival Robert Morris at 5 p.m. The men’s team then squares off with Saint Xavier at 7 p.m. A win tonight for either Lakers side would propel them to the semifinal round on Thursday evening at Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais, Ill. The CCAC Tournament title game is set for Saturday afternoon at the home venue of the highest remaining seed in the tournament. For more information on these historic games, visit www.rooseveltlakers.com.”
Sarah D. Elias (BA, ’57) has written her second book, Provident Hospital: A Chronology of the Baltimore Hospital 1894-1986. Elias describes it as the story of “the efforts of the remarkable health professionals and community support. Its history is part of the national health picture for African-Americans, their institutions and group cohesion. Their efforts allowed them a modicum of dignity under the circumstances. They were motivated by desire to help themselves with limited resources.”
Elais’ first book was Recalling Longview: An Account of the Longview Texas Riot, July 11, 1919. A retired teacher and former instructor at Coppin State University, she was also a lecturer and academic advisor at Morgan State University. Along with her BA from Roosevelt, she also has a Masters degree from Morgan State University in history and a Masters in education from Johns Hopkins University.
Greetings Roosevelt University alums,
It’s time to dust off the annuals and see if you can win free tickets to theater and Roosevelt events.
It’s time for the weekly Roosevelt University history quiz – each week we’ll be asking our blog readers questions about RU and its history. At the end of four months, we’ll tally the answers and the person with the most correct answers wins free tickets to a local event (more information on the prize will follow). Remember, try to get as many answers right as you can – you need at least six right to be eligible for the prize. And remember – there’s no cheating, so Google or Wikipedia searches are not allowed!
This week’s question is:
What future British prime minister delivered the 1976 Walter E. Heller Lecture in International Business?
If you know the answer, please email us at email@example.com.
Women’s basketball opens final week of the regular season by hosting Robert Morris for Senior Night on February 22.
The Roosevelt women’s basketball team enters the final week of the regular season in a three-way tie for fourth place in the CCAC with dates against two of the top three teams in the league still left on the slate. The Lakers (14-14, 2-6) take ton third-place Robert Morris (16-9, 4-4) on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:00pm in their final regular season home game. Roosevelt hen puts a cap on the regular season on Saturday at 1:00pm with a trip to 310 Olivet Nazarene (25-3,8-0).
The Lakers will honor senior Alexia Tann, who will be playing in her final regular season home game, on February 22 prior to the start of its tilt with city-rival Robert Morris.
Tann transferred from Highland Community College in Freeport, IL to join the Lakers for their inaugural 2010-2011 campaign. She made her presence felt right away, earning the starting nod at point guard and averaging 11.5 ponts and 3.5 assits through her first 12 games before her season was cut short with an ACL injury. Tann bounced backed to start every game thus far as a senior, averaging 8.0 points and a team-best 4.5 assist per game. in 51 career games, Tann is averaging 9.1 points and 4.2 assists per outing. She owns the Roosevelt single-game assist record, dishing out nine helpers on two occasions during her career. Tann also boasts the third highest single-game scoring out-put with a 30-point performance at Grace College on December 11, 2010.
The Lakers are in a tie for fourth place in the conference with St. France (IL) and IUSB. Ending the year in fourth pace would give Roosevelt a home game in the opening round of next week’s CCAC tournament.
Alumni, we hope to see you at the game rooting for the Lakers!