Category Archives: Students

Looking Back at 2015

This weekend I finished one of my favorite annual writing projects: a comprehensive review of last year’s student and faculty activities and accomplishments in Roosevelt’s Sustainability Studies Program, published on the SUST Blog this morning. 2015 was a notable time … Continue reading

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RU Scores Bronze STARS Rating from AASHE: Some Personal Reflections

Last Friday night (Dec. 18th) at 9:30pm, my fellow STARS Reporting Team members and I submitted Roosevelt’s first-ever sustainability assessment report to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, resulting in our university’s earning a Bronze rating. … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our Fall 2015 SUST Graduates!

A warm congratulations to all Roosevelt University graduates, young and old, who graced the storied stage of RU’s beautiful Auditorium Theatre yesterday during our December commencement ceromony. In particular, I salute the accomplishments of our six Sustainability Studies graduates this fall, soon to … Continue reading

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Internships and Volunteering as Pathways To Success

A powerful way to gain experience and increase one’s knowledge base about sustainability during college is to pursue an internship or volunteer at an organization. The Chicago region abounds with sustainability-related internship and volunteer opportunities offered by non-profit organizations, museums, … Continue reading

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SUST 390 Preview: The Sustainable Campus (Spring 2016)

Following up on Roosevelt’s campus-wide strategic sustainability planning effort in 2015, the SUST Program will offer a SUST 390 honors seminar entitled The Sustainable Campus this coming Spring 2016 semester. Taught by SUST Program Director and Professor Mike Bryson, the class … Continue reading

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RU Releases Its First-Ever Strategic Sustainability Plan: a Roadmap for the Future

I’m very pleased to report that the last step of our 2014-15 strategic planning process for the sustainable future of Roosevelt is now complete: the university has officially released its Strategic Sustainability Plan this week. This is not only great … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Roosevelt’s May 2015 Graduates!

A warm congratulations to all Roosevelt University graduates, young and old, today as you grace the stage of RU’s beautiful Auditorium Theatre. In particular, I salute the accomplishments of our seven Sustainability Studies graduates this spring, soon to be proud alumni: Melanie Blume, Colleen … Continue reading

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Bikes, Tweets, and Symposia on Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Here at Roosevelt, we’ve got some great events to mark the day, which I will start with a humble but well-intentioned two-mile bike ride to my train station in Joliet for my morning commute to Chicago, in … Continue reading

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Writing Urban Nature: A One-Week Intensive Summer Course in Chicago, May 18-22

Still plenty of room in this new one-week-intensive summer course! Pre-session is next Wed., May 6th, at 4:3pm in Gage 218. For more detailed information on my summer intensive course, check out this Writing Urban Nature preview; and share a pdf version of … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinarity, Sustainability, & Service Learning

A little while back, I was asked by some of my environmental studies colleagues outside of RU to briefly describe my take on interdisciplinary scholarship in under 200 words. Here’s what I came up with: An interdisciplinary scholar can speak … Continue reading

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