College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisory Council

Faculty Friday: Natasha L. Robinson

EMAIL: nrobinson13@roosevelt.edu CAREER: Lecturer, Criminal Justice HOMETOWN: Justice, Illinois COLLEGE: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA UG MAJOR/MINOR: English (Major), Spanish (Minor) WHY YOU CHOSE THE MAJOR/MINOR: I have always enjoyed reading and writing so whatever career I chose, I knew my English major could help me.  As it relates to my minor, I believed…

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#TipTuesday – Study Abroad

My name is Ailyn Ayala and the during the fall semester of my junior year at Roosevelt I had the opportunity to study abroad in Seville Spain and it was the most unforgettable experience of my life! It was a long process for sure, but it was absolutely worth all the work/preparation that goes into…

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Faculty Friday: LaVonne Downey

EMAIL:  ldowney@roosevelt.edu TEACHING: I teach public administration, political science, and health science and administration. HOMETOWN: I have lived all over the world so no hometown. COLLEGE:  I have gone to lots of colleges such as Lancaster University in the United Kingdom; Syracuse University; and the University of Illinois to name a few. UG MAJOR/MINOR:  Medicine,…

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My Histotechnology Clinical Experience at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

By: Nick Vasilevski, senior (Photo courtesy of Northwestern Memorial Hospital) Hi, my name is Nick and I am a histotechnology major at Roosevelt University. I am in Week 6 of my year-long required clinical portion of the program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. If you are considering one of Roosevelt’s allied health majors (diagnostic medical sonography;…

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Feature Friday: Mia Johnson

EMAIL: mjohnson112@mail.roosevelt.edu ANTICIPATED GRADUATION DATE: May 2023 HOMETOWN: Cincinnati, Ohio WHY YOU CHOSE ROOSEVELT: I chose Roosevelt for graduate school because I was impressed by the level of dedication to social justice. I was also greeted with open arms by the Psychology Department faculty, and thoroughly enjoyed my time at my interview. When it came…

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Faculty Friday: Andrew Trees

EMAIL: atrees@roosevelt.edu CAREER: Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science HOMETOWN: Lake Forest, IL COLLEGE: Princeton University UG MAJOR/MINOR: Religion WHY YOU CHOSE THE MAJOR/MINOR: I wanted to explore the big questions. EXTRACURRICULARS DURING UG (CLUBS, ORGS, JOBS, INTERNSHIPS, VOLUNTEER WORK, ETC.):  I played on the squash team and was also part of the Press Club…

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My Summer Research Experience

By: Amiracle Williams-Anderson, junior psychology major This past summer I had the opportunity to study at Michigan State University for a Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP). This opportunity was brought to my attention through the McNair Scholars Program at Roosevelt University. The Summer Research Opportunity Program is an intensive summer internship where students attend an…

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Faculty Friday: Margaret C. Rung

MAIL: mrung@roosevelt.edu CAREER: Professor of History and Director of the Center for New Deal Studies HOMETOWN: State College, Pennsylvania COLLEGE: BA: Oberlin College; MA, Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University UG MAJOR/MINOR: Major:  History  Minor: Religion WHY YOU CHOSE THE MAJOR/MINOR:  I had an engaging AP history teacher in high school, and then encountered similarly erudite, talented,…

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Faculty Friday: Ralph Martire

EMAIL: rmartire@roosevelt.edu CAREER: Rubloff Professor of Public Policy & Public Administration and Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability HOMETOWN: Stratford, Connecticut COLLEGE: Indiana University UG MAJOR/MINOR: History Major—I then received my JD from the University of Michigan. WHY YOU CHOSE THE MAJOR/MINOR: The study of History requires delving into many different disciplines,…

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Feature Friday: Sienna Cao

EMAIL: tcao02@mail.roosevelt.edu ANTICIPATED GRADUATION DATE: May 2021 HOMETOWN: Kansas City WHY YOU CHOSE ROOSEVELT: I chose Roosevelt because of the social justice mission and I stayed because of the dedication of my professors to my academic journey MAJOR/MINOR: Philosophy/Pre-med WHY YOU CHOSE THIS MAJOR/MINOR: I believe philosophy plays a large role in making decisions in…

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The Benefits of the Professional Mentoring Program: A Student Perspective, by Jordan Fierst

Jordan Fierst, second from right, with fellow Roosevelt students on a private tour of Soldier Field. One of the best student-support services offered at Roosevelt University is the Professional Mentoring Program where Roosevelt students are matched with a professional currently working in their field of interest in the greater Chicago area. After my first year…

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#TipTuesday – Red Line Stop Activities

Don’t have a car but want to explore Chicago? No problem, the U-Pass will let you do it all for free! When you first start at Roosevelt University, visit the Registrar’s office to obtain your U-Pass. The U-Pass offers unlimited rides on any CTA bus or train during the Fall and Spring semesters for full-time students…

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