- climate change
- field trips
- green design
- green jobs
- parks and public land
- social justice
- RU Environmental Sustainability Student Position (Chicago Campus) Open for Applications
- 2016 Fogelson Forum at RU on Sept 29: What Is a Sustainable City?
- Study Abroad in Costa Rica this Spring Break!
- Smart Green Cities: Franklin and Eleanor Distinguished Lecture at RU on Sept. 26
- Illinois Audubon Society and Joliet Park District Announce Major Expansion of an Urban Woodland
The RU Physical Resources Department is offering a paid student internship position for the 2016-17 academic year. This job is an outstanding professional development opportunity and involves working directly with the RU Physical Resources Team under the direction of Paul Matthews, Assistant VP for Campus Planning/Operations. The internship is based primarily at the Schaumburg Campus, Applications are being accepted ASAP (see details below) until the position is filled. Duties and responsibilities include:
- Assist in implementing the newly adopted Sustainability Strategic Plan, approved in Spring 2015
- Help maintain and update of the RU Green Campus website, Green Campus Blog, and associated social media pages to provide other information which may benefit and educate the RU community about environmental sustainability
- Manage the Schaumburg Campus Community Garden
- Assist in maintaining contact with associations and government sponsored agencies that support the Physical Resources Environmental Sustainability Initiatives, including: Association for the Advancement for Sustainability within Higher Education (AASHE), United States Green Building Council, Second Nature, World Wildlife Federation, EPA Green Power Partnership Program, and the Illinois Governor’s Campus Sustainability Compact
- Participate in DCEO Recycling Grant Reporting; Recycling Project for AUD, Field House, and Wabash (with 50% diversion goal); and university Compost Agreement, which provides materials for Schaumburg Garden Plots
- Help prepare PowerPoint presentations on select ES topics to present to the RU Community when necessary.
- Attend RU-based meetings that deal with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership thru Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification Program for the Wabash Vertical Campus, Field House, and other major construction projects. Assist in tracking the LEED credits for certification and green building construction, and in achieving USGBC LEED Silver level for Field House.
- Work on Physical Resource plans or initiatives that center around green technologies, landscapes, hardscapes, alternate methods of transportation, and renewable energy sources.
To Indicate Interest and Get More Information: Contact Paul Matthews, Assistant VP of Operations/Planning, Department of Physical Resources, Roosevelt University, at 312-341-3600 (office) or firstname.lastname@example.org (email).
See the Career Resources page on RU’s website to apply.
For RU students gearing up and getting ready for the 2016-17 academic year, there are many golden opportunities on campus to contribute to RU’s sustainability efforts and help our university grow greener. Here are just a few of interest:
- The SUST Program is seeking a Sustainability Studies Associate student worker, a 12-hour/week position that starts on Aug 29th. See info and application guidelines here. Open to undergrad and grad students; SUST majors strongly encouraged to apply.
- All students, alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome to attend any meeting of RU’s university-wide Environmental Sustainability Committee. Today’s gathering on Aug 15th is in WB 1214 at 1pm. Email Rebecca Quesnell (email@example.com) to RSVP or get Zoom info for online access. Stay tuned for announcements of future meetings this coming year!
- RU students can apply to the Department of Physical Resources’ two Environmental Sustainability Associate positions for 2016-17. See the Career Resources page on RU’s website to apply.
- The student organization RU Green will be revving up again this fall to brainstorm service projects and sustainability activism priorities. All RU students are welcome and encouraged to participate! Just contact Yessenia Balcazar (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info.
- Still looking to finalize your Fall 2016 course schedule? Check out the SUST offerings here and get in touch with your advisor.
Spots are still open in great classes for the Fall 2016 semester at Roosevelt. If you’re an RU student, (1) look over the fall schedule using this coursefinder, (2) check your remaining course requirements, and (3) email or call your assigned academic advisor with your planned schedule and any questions you have about your upcoming classes. Your advisor will answer your questions and provide you with an RU Access registration code so you can register. Click on selected titles below for detailed course previews!
Sustainability Studies courses offered in Fall 2016:
ACP 101 Our Sustainable Future (MW 11am-12:15pm, Prof. Bryson)* — full
SUST 210 Sustainable Future (MW 11am-12:15pm, Prof. Pickren)
SUST 210 Sustainable Future (8-week online, 8/29-10/21, Prof. Jones)§
SUST 220 Water (T 2-4:30pm, Prof. Hoffman)
SUST 230 Food (14-week online, 9/12-12/10, Prof. Gerberich)
SUST 310 Energy & Climate Change (W 2-4:30pm, Prof. Pickren)
SUST 320 Sprawl (14-week online, 9/12-12/10, Prof. Pickren)
SUST 330 Biodiversity (Field Museum, Th 9am-1pm, Prof. Kerbis)
SUST 330 Biodiversity (8-week online, 10/29-12/17, Prof. Jones)§
SUST 350 Service & Sustainability (Eden Place Farm, T 12-3pm, Prof. Bryson)
SUST 390 Environmental Literature & Rhetoric (TTh 12:30-1:45pm, Prof. Cryer)
* First Year Seminars are open to new full-time undergrads with 12 or fewer hours in transfer credit.
§ These 8-week accelerated online courses are open to all students and synced with the Flex-Track adult degree calendar. They may be taken back-to-back.
Notable Sustainability-related Courses in other Departments:
POS 343 Urban Environmental Justice (W 2-4:30pm, Prof. Barratt; includes travel component to Vancouver during Thanksgiving Break)
REES 351 Intro to Real Estate Finance (W 6-8:30pm, Prof. Barnett; the first undergrad offering of RU’s Real Estate program)
If you’re still working on your fall schedule, August is the perfect time for getting in touch with your advisor! It’s the best time to get signed up for classes. And for additional useful info, see this Advising Resources page on Prof. Mike Bryson’s faculty website.