Family vacations can be a lot more fun if you watch alumna Colleen Kelly’s show on public television.
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Roosevelt University’s Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Ali R. Malekzadeh, dean of the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University, as the sixth president of Roosevelt, effective July 1.
This Grammy Award winning jazz studies professor discusses his own drum music as well as some of his favorites with Drummeradio.
Capitalistic Crisis: Renganomics is the first known renga to be published on economics. Roosevelt students Cathleen Vasquez, Joseph Molina, Jacob Lundquist, Cameron Simak and Morgan Higgs wrote the poem in 45 minutes in an economics class taught by Professor Stephen T. Ziliiak. He recently published an article and the poem in the International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education.
Sexual assault is in the news, and Marjorie Jolles, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, says it’s about time.
Professor of Psychology James Choca, a native of Havana, Cuba, spoke last month after news broke that President Barack Obama would establish full diplomatic relations with Cuba and call on Congress to lift the 55-year-old trade embargo.
Family vacations can be a lot more fun if you watch alumna Colleen Kelly’s show on public television.
CBS 2 shares the inspiring story of Roosevelt University Student Commencement Speaker Aaron Lee, who overcame grave illness and loss of a loved one in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree on Friday, Dec. 12..
Living and learning in the heart of Chicago puts Roosevelt students in the center of the action. Read their stories and find out how they’re making bold moves in the city.
Chang Guan came to the United States in 2012 with a goal of college and a corporate career. She will graduate Friday from Roosevelt University as a true entrepreneur.
Fraser Smith came to Roosevelt to improve his teaching skills. On Friday, he graduates with a Master’s in Training and Development degree that he will use to improve how his students learn.
Lucy Lopez has overcome great odds to become the first in her family to receive a college degree.
Graduating journalism major Aaron Lee is Friday’s student Commencement speaker – and he has a heartfelt story.
We asked Alfred DeFreece, assistant professor of sociology,DeFreece to share his reactions and reflections on the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the news that police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Adam Gopnik is an essayist for The New Yorker. He will be speaking at Roosevelt as part of the Galileo-Shakespeare Project, a conference on the Humanities and Sciences in the Early Modern World, cosponsored by Roosevelt’s Montesquieu Forum and Illinois Institute of Technology’s Benjamin Franklin Project.
Roosevelt students will collaborate with and then perform with the Ying Quartet.
Roosevelt University piano faculty members Winston Choi and Kuang-Hao Huang to perform with Euclid Quartet and Julia Bentley.
Four student pianists from China are among the award-winning lineup.
Roosevelt University and City Colleges of Chicago have signed an agreement called the Dual Degree Partnership that makes it easier for City Colleges graduates to earn their bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt.
The Roosevelt alumnus and assistant provost was chosen for the award based on his work in helping Chicago-area Latinos to gain access to education, safety, housing, jobs and citizenship.
Lecture by historian Andrew Rosa is first in Drake Lecture Series.
Current instructors in the CCPA online program include the general manager of the New York Philharmonic, the vice president of communications for the New York Philharmonic, the executive vice president of the Detroit Symphony and the operations vice president for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Salvador Plascencia is author of the acclaimed novel, The People of Paper. He kicks off the Creative Writing Program’s Fall Reading Series on Sept. 29.
Mozart’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 23 will be performed at two Chicago shows by the head of the Piano Program in Roosevelt’s Chicago College of Performing Arts.
Roosevelt and the Mutual Assistance Associations of Illinois (MAAI) signed an historic agreement on Sept. 18.
Paul Wertico, associate professor of jazz studies, will celebrate release of a new CD with the Bob Mamet Trio in performances on Friday, Sept. 19 on WGN-TV News and on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Chicago's Jazz Showcase.
Meet Tina Bruenning and her son, Nick, who are working on getting bachelor’s degrees in hospitality management at Roosevelt University. The two are also interns together in Roosevelt’s Conference Services Department.
Heller College of Business student follows in footsteps of late mother in making a difference in lives of college students.
The agreement makes it easier for City Colleges students to earn bachelor’s degrees from Roosevelt and pursue careers in growing industries.
Roosevelt University Trustee Charles Gardner and his wife, Patti Selander Eylar, who are financially supporting the dance studio, will be among guests honoring Conte on Sept. 16.
“Faith, Focus, Flight: A John H. White Retrospective” runs from Sept. 18 through Dec. 20 in the Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.
Illinois Labor History collection donated to growing labor-history archives at Roosevelt University.
Program organizer is suicide survivor and resident assistant of Roosevelt's model gender inclusive housing floor.
Students from Roosevelt's Musical Theatre Program to perform All That Jazz tribute to Bebe Neuwirth (pictured) during Sept. 7 fundraiser for Chicago theatre colleges and students.
Blog lists "A Half-Dozen Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Roosevelt University’s Vertical Campus"
Roosevelt University President Chuck Middleton and Harper College President Ken Ender signed the new agreement on Monday.
Joseph O. Chan, professor of Information Systems in Roosevelt University’s Walter E. Heller College of Business, has been appointed Dean.
Fernando H. Cardoso will discuss “Reinvention of Democracy: Reconciling Demos and Res Publica” at Roosevelt University’s annual Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Lecture on Sept. 11.
In an August 7 segment on the history of the discriminatory lending practices that Chicago's Contract Buyers League fought against in the 1960s, Erik S. Gellman, Associate Professor in the Roosevelt University Department of History & Philosophy and Associate Director of the St. Clair Drake Center for African and African American Studies, discussed the similarity between the recent subprime mortgage crisis and the struggles of the Contract Buyers.
Sustainability Studies major Mary Beth Radeck and May 2014 Accounting graduate Kevin Markowski have made great strides in sustainability at Roosevelt University, thanks in part to the generosity of Chicago-based Testa Produce.
Entertainment Reporter/Critic Dean Richards had a bird's-eye view of Lollapalooza from Roosevelt's second-floor sundeck where he reported live for much of the day on Friday, Aug. 1.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel publically kicked off the city’s Retrofit Chicago initiative in July at Roosevelt's Auditorium Building, touring the basement for a close-up look at new state-of-the-art heating and cooling systems that in some cases are reducing the University’s energy consumption and costs by nearly half.
In a wide ranging interview with Filter Photo, Roosevelt University Photography Professor Michael Ensdorf talks about the Gage Gallery, its many cutting-edge documentary photo exhibits as well as his own career as a photographer and curator.
Shane Kenyon (BFA,,'08) and Cole Doman (BFA, '14) were among the Chicago Tribune's top 10 list of hot new faces on Chicago's vibrant theatre scene.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice LaDonna Long offers advice on careers in criminal justice.
Darlene Clark Hine, a Northwestern University professor who explores the history of African-American women and a 1968 graduate of Roosevelt University, has been awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama.
Forbes' James Marshall Crotty discusses Roosevelt's Wabash Building as a "bold [and] elegant yet unmistakably
modern" example of new vertical campuses in higher education.
Still suffering the effects of the infamous polar vortex? May we present our annual list of the Hot New Faces of the Chicago stage.
Join the Roosevelt University community for its 21 annual scholarship golf outing on Aug. 11 in Schaumburg.
Professor Paul Green asks whether the Democratic Party’s left wing will start making serious political noise about moving their party to the left as 2016 looms closer.
Roosevelt University political science Professor Paul Green discusses the current influx of unaccompanied children coming from Central America on ABC7 Chicago.
The July edition of THE Ñ BEAT profiles Israel Vargas, the Assistant Provost for college access and targeted recruitment programs at Roosevelt University.
Chicago Public Schools students come to Roosevelt to experience campus life and gain college-level business expertise while networking with entrepreneurs and exploring green technology facilities around Chicago.
The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has granted full accreditation status to the College of Pharmacy's PharmD program through June 30, 2015.
A Roosevelt alumnus, staff member and two artist faculty with the Theatre Conservatory win non-equity Jeff awards.
The exhibit includes 50 black-and-white shots taken by Chicago Tribune photographer Scott Strazzante using an iPhone that he holds unassumingly just above the hip.
Roosevelt University Professor Emeritus of History Christopher R. Reed is the lead researcher of a National Endowment for the Humanities project that has begun to uncover a flourishing African American arts scene in Chicago prior to the Great Depression.
Courtney Makowski hopes to be a voice for the Schaumburg Campus as a University trustee. Her term begins July 1.
I, like so many others, was glad to have him as a friend. “Gus was a first-class scientist, but more importantly a first-class human being,” said one of his colleagues.
Jazz professor Paul Wertico and his trio of Wertico Cain & Gray won an International Music Award for the album Sound Portraits.
Alexander Sewell, 25, readily attributes part of his political success to Roosevelt and the Honors Program. "I've been able to take what I learned in the Honors Program and apply it to my responsibilities in government,” he said. “My ability to think critically, analyze important issues through a diverse lens and understand the complex nuances of policy-making, particularly in urban communities, was honed in the Metropolitan Issues Concentration of the Honors Program.”
Gordana Milosevic was among 61 students to graduate on May 22 from Roosevelt University's first pharmacy class.
About 70 percent in Roosevelt's first graduating class have already landed jobs..
Veronica Jimenez doesn’t think of herself as a hero, even as she walked across the stage this week to accept a pharmacy diploma that gave her the skills to save her father’s life.
Every single one of our lives, in myriad ways, is profoundly affected by the incursions of fortune: there are no exceptions. Fortune creates opportunities, and fortune takes them away. It indiscriminately rewards and punishes both the bad and the good (think of the Book of Job in this light, recalling that not even the God of the Bible in speaking to Job attempts to justify what has befallen him, as Job has suffered from the ravages of nature and man). Fortune resists but is not immune to claims of fairness and unfairness, although the line between misfortune and injustice is sometimes razor thin and difficult to discern.
Israel Vargas, assistant provost for recruitment, has two degrees from Roosevelt University. He has spoken against violence and has advocated for higher education in communities across the city of Chicago.
70 percent of inaugural group already placed in jobs.
Pre-verteinarian major Anna Eickoff calls her internship caring for elephants in Thailand "incredible," while Jamie Quicho's experience helping sea turtles in Costa Rica gaver her a newfound appreciation for the importance of protecting endangered species. Thanks to Roosevelt's science programs, students like Eickhoff and Quicho are taking advantage of educational opportunities outside the classroom that can help them get into professional schools and launch their careers.
Study suggests lack of leadership, over-reliance on arrests.
A new three-year National Science Foundation grant will make Algebra more relevant and fun this fall at Roosevelt University.
Chicago Headline Club awards Professor John Fountain for Chicago Sun Times columns on violence and Instructor Charles Meyerson for best online start up, Rivet News Radio.
Roosevelt community members Lawrence Howe and CJ Dillon rode their bikes and won prizes during the recent Chicagoland Bike2Campus Week.
When Nakisha Hobbs came to Roosevelt University in 2006, her goal was to develop skills and ideas for educating young children that she could apply as principal of her own private, independent school.
In the chosen topic for upper-grade students participating in Village Leadership Academy’s (VLA) annual social justice-based Grassroots Campaign seemed straightforward enough. However, as 15 fifth graders in the homeroom of VLA literacy instructor Eric Macias began discussing violence and its impact as a prelude to developing a social justice project, Macias gradually grew speechless.
Integrated marketing communications major Brenden Paradies and elementary education major Joanna Rivera were selected from 10 nominees to be graduation speakers.
Six major productions are on tap in Roosevelt's O'Malley Theatre for the coming season, which begins in September.
As an intern with the Center for Neighborhood Technology, 2013 Roosevelt graduate Ron Taylor learned about public policymaking and did much of the footwork for the launch of an initiative that seeks to significantly expand public transit in Cook County.
Corrie Harris will fulfill a dream of becoming the first in her family to receive a college diploma on May 2.
Jenine Wehbeh, Rafael Castaneda and Gianna Chacon received the Matthew Freeman Social Justice awards from Roosevelt’s Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation.
This year’s drive for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation was by far the most successful in terms of participation and funds raised.
Ebrahim Rasool to receive honorary doctoral degree from Roosevelt University.
Alexa Canady will receive an honorary doctorate at 10 a.m. on May 2.
Roosevelt transformed the life of psychology major Odette Ojeda who graduates on May 2.
Roosevelt student Curtis Strong will achieve a milestone that he promised his parents and grandparents long ago – a college diploma that he will be handed on the Auditorium Theatre stage while immediate and extended family look on.
Roosevelt University's youngest piano professor, already an accomplished musician, is proving skeptics wrong again.
"You need to embrace who you are, and be the best you can be, and we're going to help you with this," says Rohlwing, 20, the West Dundee native who runs the new Gender and Diversity Inclusive Living Community that occupies the entire floor.
Among noteworthy accomplishments, President Middleton changed the University climate from one that serves primarily part-time adult students to an institution for more traditional-age full-time students; he created a sixth college, the College of Pharmacy; he hired a record number of new full-time faculty members; he instituted a flat-rate tuition program; he resumed intercollegiate athletics for men and developed an intercollegiate athletics program for women; and he improved University facilities with construction of Roosevelt’s 32-story Wabash Building and the Goodman Center.
Jake Counselbaum will wear his Google Glass, capturing for the first time what it’s really like to walk across the stage of the Auditorium Theatre for a college diploma during the May 2 Commencement. Roosevelt students can learn about Glass in advance on April 8 when Counselbaum makes a presentation at Gage.
As many as 35 employers and 500 job seekers are expected at Roosevelt’s annual spring career and internship fair.
“When I began talking with American soldiers, I realized they were people like me trying to make a better life for themselves,” said Samawi (Sam) Al Helli, a native of Iraqi whose family lost everything at the hands of Al Qaeda. Al Helli is currently an MBA student in International Business.
Roosevelt alumna Amy Newbold is the only Chicagoan to be cast in the film that was shot in the city.