SUST Symposium 2018 on April 23 @RooseveltU

Please save the date for the upcoming Spring 2018 SUST Symposium, which will be held on Monday, April 23rd, from 2-6:15pm in Roosevelt University’s Wabash Building in Chicago (425 S. Wabash Ave.) and videoconferenced live via Zoom.

Symposium 5.1 (Spring 2018) will feature ten team presentations by RU undergraduate students in ACP/SUST 250 The Sustainable University. From 2:00-4:45pm in WB 616, teams will describe their work on campus sustainability projects on bottled water policy, environmental communication, curriculum, purchasing, residence life, rooftop gardening, signage, transportation, and video production.

Then at 5pm, we’ll head upstairs to WB 1315 for light refreshments and three individual presentations by senior SUST majors doing internships and independent study research this semester. Yessenia Balcazar will discuss her work as the first RU intern at the Southeast Environmental Task Force, a grassroots conservation and environmental justice organization on the far South Side of the city. Melissa Ruby will recount her stint as an intern at Plant Chicago, which engages in “sustainable food production, energy conservation and material reuse” on Chicago’s Southwest Side. Finally, Claire Wilson will reflect on her independent study research at the intersection of sociology and sustainability focusing on the environmental hazards within several Chicago communities and their impact on the health of residents.

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 these other cool #RUEarthMonth2018 events planned at Roosevelt!

Earth Month 2018 Events @RooseveltU

Fri 4/13 — Honors Research Day (9am-4pm, WB 418), featuring presentations by twelve graduating Honors students on their thesis projects. All are welcome!

Mon 4/16 — RU Housing Greencycle Event (4pm, WB 14th floor): As the Residence Hall move-out day approaches, many students may have clothing and other things that they don’t use or need anymore. Instead of throwing these things away and adding to landfill waste, students may donate those things to the RU Greencycle event, sponsored by the Residence Life project team of ACP/SUST 250 The Sustainable University. Drop-off bins will be installed for students to leave their donations on the WB 14th floor. You are not required to do any work or pay any fee. Students participating are encouraged to sift through donations and take clothing or objects for reuse. Any leftover objects will be donated to a shelter. Contact Claire Wilson (cwilson42@mail.roosevelt.edu) for more info.

Wed 4/18 — Film Screening of Sustainable: A Documentary on the Local Food Movement in America: film + panel discussion, 4:30-6pm in WB 317. Contact Prof. Graham Pickren (gpickren@roosevelt.edu) for more info.

Thurs 4/19 — Guerilla Gardening: Make Your Own Seed Bomb! (10am-2pm AUD Fainman Lounge), sponsored by the student organization RU Green. Students can come to our table setup to make their own “seed bombs” — a combination of clay, compost, and native seeds. They can be thrown into yards or neglected areas to transform them into flowering wonderlands. Contact Yessenia Balcazar (ybalcazar@mail.roosevelt.edu) for more info.

Fri 4/20 — Undergraduate Science and Math Symposium (8:30am-4pm, WB 4th & 6th floors): RU’s annual showcase of student research in biology, chemistry, and math. Unbelievably fun as well as intellectually edifying! Free lunch with advance registration by 4/6.

Sat/Sun 4/21 and 4/22 — Earth Day Events throughout Chicago, sponsored by the Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) and other organizations. Check out the many events listed here by C3 as well as these by the Cook County Forest Preserves.

Mon 4/23 — SUST Student Symposium (WB 616 and 1315): Features ten team presentations by RU undergraduate students in ACP/SUST 250 The Sustainable University. From 2:00-4:45pm in WB 616, teams will describe their work on campus sustainability projects on bottled water policy, environmental communication, curriculum, purchasing, residence life, rooftop gardening, signage, transportation, and video production. Then at 5pm, we’ll head upstairs to WB 1315 for light refreshments and three individual presentations by senior SUST majors doing internships and independent study research this semester. RSVP to Prof. Mike Bryson (mbryson@roosevelt.edu).

Wed 4/25 — Careers in Sustainability (4:30-6pm, WB 1315): current students from all majors are invited to this first-ever interactive event in which a panel of alumni from RU’s Sustainability Studies program will discuss their current jobs, career pathways, and the impact of their RU education, as well as answer questions from the audience. Light refreshments provided; RSVP to Prof. Mike Bryson (mbryson@roosevelt.edu).

Thurs 4/26 — RU Green End-of-Year Meeting/Party (time/location TBA): Contact RU Green president Yessenia Balcazar (ybalcazar@mail.roosevelt.edu) for more info.

 

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