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Conservation at Spring Valley: Melanie Blume Reports on Her SUST Internship Experience this Semester

This is the 2nd guest post by RU senior Melanie Blume, a SUST major who is interning with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities … Continue reading

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RU Community Garden Plans for Its Upcoming Growing Season in Schaumburg

Roosevelt University’s Physical Resources Department is coordinating the Schaumburg campus’ RUrbanPioneer Community Garden for the 2015 growing season. This is the garden’s fourth year and its leadership team, led by senior SUST major and Environmental Sustainability Associate Mary Rasic, is excited to get … Continue reading

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Summer 2015 NSF Fellowships: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

SUST majors who have had some biology/environmental science classes are in a good position to apply for a Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) summer fellowships, offered through generous funding by the National Science Foundation. These fellowships are excellent opportunities to … Continue reading

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Agricultural History and Food Education in Schaumburg; Melanie Blume Reports on Spring Valley Internship Experiences this Semester

This guest post is by RU senior Melanie Blume, a SUST major who is interning with conservation and education staff at the Spring Valley Nature Center and the Volkening Heritage Farm near Roosevelt’s campus in Schaumburg IL. These excellent facilities are part … Continue reading

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Panel Discussion on Water in the 21st Century on Feb 12th at NU’s Chicago Campus

This panel discussion at Northwestern University’s Chicago Campus on 12 Feb 2015, presented by the Chicago Council on Science and Technology, will feature a policy expert, an environmental expert, and a technologist who take you through the ways we must change … Continue reading

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Friends of the Chicago River Internships

The outstanding local environmental nonprofit organization Friends of the Chicago River is accepting applications for internships to work in various capacities, particularly with their K-12 outdoor education program. They’re unpaid positions (as Friends has a small staff and does a … Continue reading

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Microcosm Film Project: January 2015 Update

A guest post by Michele Hoffman Trotter, SUST adjunct professor at Roosevelt University and director/co-producer of the Microcosm film project. Here Michele updates us on new developments on filming, research, and fundraising for this exciting interdisciplinary endeavor as of late … Continue reading

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