SUST Symposium 2017 Today in @RooseveltU’s Gage Gallery (2-6pm)

In celebration of #EarthMonth2017, the Roosevelt community is warmly invited to attend today’s Spring 2017 SUST Symposium, held from 2-6pm at RU’s Gage Gallery in Chicago (18 S. Michigan Ave.) and video-conferenced live via Zoom.

Students in ACP/SUST 250 The Sustainable University clean up the banks of Bubbly Creek on Chicago’s SW Side (photo: K. Fortina)

Symposium 4.1 (Spring 2017) features nine team presentations by RU undergraduate students in the first-ever section of ACP/SUST 250 The Sustainable University. From 2:15-4:45pm, teams will give 12min presentations describing a wide range of campus sustainability projects on bottled water policy, environmental communication, energy conservation, fair trade, learning and living communities, recycling and composting, rooftop gardening, student orientation, and water conservation.

Dr. A. Zaragoza, Evergreen State College

Then at 5pm, we’ll feature a keynote address by a special guest speaker, Professor Anthony Zaragoza from the Evergreen State College (Tacoma Campus) in Washington, who will present a dynamic talk on social justice and community development entitled “Neoliberalism in the Neighborhood.” Professor Zaragoza’s visit is co-sponsored by Roosevelt’s SUST Program as well as the new Resilience Studies Consortium of US colleges and universities, of which RU is a charter member.

Zoom videoconference info for off-campus attendees:

  • Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
  • Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,867950205# or +16465588656,867950205#
  • Or Telephone: +1 855 880 1246 (US Toll Free)
  • Meeting ID: 867 950 205

Light refreshments will be provided, and the RU community as well as the general public are welcome. Click here for info on previous symposia, and check out some of the other great #RUEarthMonth2017 events planned at RU below! (We will update this list throughout the month.)

Through 5/6 — Rooftop: Second Nature (Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave.): photography by Brad Temkin featuring ecoroofs from cities around the world, including several here in Chicago.

FairTradeRU2017SprWed 4/26 — De-Stress Event (11am-3pm, WB Lobby): Hosted by the RU Bookstore; featuring a partnered blindfolded coloring competition, with a Fair Trade-certified T-shirt as a prize; snacks provided!

Wed 4/26 — SUST Symposium (2-6pm, Gage Gallery): RSVP to Mike Bryson (; refreshments and convivial conversation provided! See above for more info.

Th 4/27 — SUST Faculty Seminar with Dr. Anthony Zaragoza (12-1:30pm, WB 1215): seminar luncheon for RU faculty with visiting Resilience Studies Consortium scholar, Anthony Zaragoza of the Evergreen State College’s Tacoma Program; RSVP to Mike Bryson ( by Mon 4/24.

Fri 4/28 — RU Honors Research Day (9am-3pm, AUD Congress Lounge and 232 series): honors students present their senior research projects on a wide range of fascinating topics.

Sat 4/29 — Talkin’ Green Rooftops (10-11am): photographer Brad Temkin and SUST prof Mike Bryson talk about the Gage Gallery photo exhibit Rooftop: Second Nature on the Mike Nowak Show (AM 1590 WCGO)

Sat 4/29 — Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (9am-5pm, RU Chicago Campus): one of the largest college research symposia in the US; observer registration info here.

Sat 4/29 — People’s Climate March in Chicago (12-4pm, Federal Plaza, downtown Chicago): organized by the People’s Climate Movement and sponsored by the Sierra Club; registration info here.

Sat 4/29 — Chicago Humanities Festival events (downtown Chicago): SUST co-founder Dr. Carl Zimring of the Pratt Institute (NY) gives at talk entitled “What We’re Throwing Away” (12-1pm, Feinberg Theater, 610 S. Michigan Ave.) and signs his new book, Aluminum Upcycled; Session on “Keeping Our Water Safe” (2-3pm, First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington). Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 teachers and students.

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