Downtown Restrictions & The American Dream Reconsidered Conference

FEATURED NEWS

Downtown Restrictions

On Monday, August 10, the City of Chicago’s Emergency Operations Center announced that access to the downtown Chicago area would be temporarily restricted 8 p.m.–6 a.m., effective indefinitely. In order to gain access to the restricted access areas, you must show identification as proof that you live or work in the area. All residents, essential workers and employees whose businesses are located downtown will have access at all times. For more updates on street closures and resident access points, visit the City of Chicago website.

The American Dream Reconsidered Conference

The American Dream Reconsidered Conference is a free conference that invites scholars, activists and leaders to explore the modern American dream. With optimism and hope, our panelists share visions for the future of our democracy.

The 2020 conference will be held virtually from September 14 to 17.

Session topics this year include:

  • New Deal Political Leadership
  • Black Women and the Right to Vote
  • The Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights
  • The Fight for Racial Justice

Learn more at americandreamconference.com.

Return to Campus Information Session Recordings

Thank you to all the members of the Roosevelt community for attending our Return to Campus Information Sessions. If you were unable to attend, you can still view the session recordings below:

Roosevelt Mobile App

Roosevelt University launched a new version of the Roosevelt mobile app. All students, faculty and staff are required to complete a self-assessment each day they intend to visit campus; a clearance to enter after accurately submitting the form must be shown to Campus Safety staff in order to enter a University building.

If you plan to be on campus this fall, downloading the app will save you time accessing all Roosevelt facilities.

Download the “Roosevelt University Mobile” app from the Apple (roosevelt.edu/ios) or Google (roosevelt.edu/android) stores.

Stay in Touch. Update Your Contact Info.

We want to make sure you are receiving important updates from Roosevelt. If you haven’t already done so, please make sure your contact information is up to date by submitting this form.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Creating a Positive Personal Presence
Wednesday, August 19 I 12 p.m.
Zoom: https://roosevelt.zoom.us/j/97559635293

Presenter: Kenneth Kendall (MFA Acting, ’06), Executive Trainer and Public Speaking Coach

In this interactive session, Kenneth Kendall will help you engage with your personal presence like never before. Through conversations around public speaking, etiquette, body language and your speaking voice, Kenneth will offer tips and tools on how to enhance your personal presence and put your best foot forward in the world.

Register

Sincerely,

Building a Stronger University Communications Team

stronger@roosevelt.edu
Building a Stronger University Website

Returning to Campus with the Roosevelt App

FEATURED NEWS

Returning to Campus with the Roosevelt App

As part of the safety measures in place for returning to campus this fall, Roosevelt University has launched a new version of the Roosevelt mobile app. The goal of the new version is to provide all students, faculty and staff with the information they require to return to campus safely, or continue to study or work remotely. If you plan to be on campus, download the app prior to arriving. The app will save you time accessing all Roosevelt facilities.

Some new features of the app include:

  • A daily self-assessment to enter campus
  • Wellness resources
  • Campus-specific safety protocols
  • Available study areas and computer labs
  • Alerts and updates

All students, faculty and staff are required to complete a self-assessment on the day they visit campus and each time they enter the building; once self-assessment is complete, the app will generate a clearance screen that must be shown to campus safety in order to enter campus facilities. You must display the clearance screen each time you enter a campus facility.

For more information, you can watch the demonstration of the app held last week.

Download the “Roosevelt University Mobile” app from the Apple (roosevelt.edu/ios) or Google (roosevelt.edu/android) stores.

Upcoming Return to Campus Information Sessions and Discussions

Current Students, Campus Life and Residence Life
Hosted by Jamar Orr, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Wednesday, August 5 at 12 p.m. CDT
Zoom: https://roosevelt.zoom.us/j/97679178680
For current students and family
Click here to RSVP

Human Resources Protocols and Procedures
Hosted by Toyia K. Stewart, Vice President for Human Resources
Thursday, August 6 at 10 a.m. CDT
Zoom: https://roosevelt.zoom.us/j/99551324776
For Roosevelt faculty and staff
Click here to RSVP

Return to Campus Information Session Recordings

Thank you to all the members of the Roosevelt community who attended our Return to Campus Information Sessions. If you were unable to attend, please view the recordings below:

Reminder – Roosevelt University Email Addresses

Former RMUI students now have Roosevelt University email addresses. To access your email, visit mail.roosevelt.edu and use your NetID to log in. It is strongly recommended that you forward your robertmorris.edu emails to the new roosevelt.edu address (see instructions). Roosevelt email addresses should be used for all University and academic communications moving forward. All RMUI email addresses will be disabled the first week of September.

Sincerely,

Building a Stronger University Communications Team

stronger@roosevelt.edu
Building a Stronger University Website

Password Reset Updates & Important Upcoming Events

FEATURED NEWS

Technology Update – Changes to Password Reset Process

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve University security, we are asking the community to answer a few security questions and submit a cell phone number and/or an alternative email address in order to verify future password changes. Doing so now will help you reset your NetID password whenever you need and will be the only method to reset your NetID password in the future. If you have questions, please open a help ticket.

To enter your security information, please take the following steps:

  • Go to login.roosevelt.edu and log in with your NetID and password.
  • Click the link that says “Hello, [your name]” and choose “My Account.”
  • Re-enter your password.
  • “Select Account Recovery – Get Started” and enter the information requested.

COVID-19 Website Update

Earlier this week, updated quarantine guidance was posted to the COVID-19 website. Please keep in mind there are still many unknowns and the information is subject to change given the current state of public health.

Return to Campus Information Session Recording

Thank you to all the members of the Roosevelt community for attending our Return to Campus Information Session this past Wednesday. If you were unable to attend, you can still view the session recording.

Upcoming Return to Campus Information Sessions and Discussions

Members of the Return to Campus Planning Committee will be holding sessions to update our community with more specific topics and field your questions. Below is the list of upcoming information sessions:

Academics and Course Management
Hosted by Lois Becker, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Thursday, July 30 at 12 p.m. CDT
For Roosevelt faculty
Click here to RSVP

Using the Return to Campus App
Hosted by Aaron Rester, Assistant Vice President for Web Development
Friday, July 31 at 11 a.m. CDT
For students, faculty and staff
Click here to RSVP

Current Students, Campus Life and Residence Life
Hosted by Jamar Orr, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Wednesday, August 5 at 12 p.m. CDT
For current students and family
Click here to RSVP

Human Resources Protocols and Procedures
Hosted by Toyia K. Stewart, Vice President for Human Resources
Thursday, August 6 at 10 a.m. CDT
For Roosevelt faculty and staff
Click here to RSVP

Stay in Touch. Update Your Contact Info.

We want to make sure you are receiving important updates from Roosevelt. If you haven’t already done so, please make sure your contact information is up to date by submitting this form.

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

Engaging with Recruiters
Wednesday, July 29 I 12 p.m.
Zoom: https://roosevelt.zoom.us/j/97808719805

Presenter: Dan Howard, RU Alum (BA ’13), Talent Acquisition Specialist at Motorola Solutions

Working with recruiters is a standard part of the hiring process. During this webinar, gain firsthand insight from a talent acquisition professional! Dan will discuss important information to know about engaging with agency recruiters and corporate recruiters — from resume review to interview preparation and more!

Register

On Criminal Justice Reform
Tuesday, August 4 I 12 p.m.
Zoom: https://roosevelt.zoom.us/j/93929155168

Panelists: Jarrett M. Adams Esq., Criminal Defense Attorney; Richard C. Irvin Esq., Mayor of Aurora
Moderator: Natasha Robinson Esq., Lecturer in Government, Law and Justice

What would true “justice for all” look like in America? In this one-hour webinar, Aurora mayor Richard Irvin and defense attorney Jarrett Adams will discuss their work to address inequities in the justice system. Licensed attorney and Roosevelt lecturer Natasha Robinson will moderate the conversation on community policing, accountability and crucial system-wide reforms.

Register

Sincerely,

Building a Stronger University Communications Team
Building a Stronger University Website

Building a Stronger University Update

Dear Roosevelt Community,

I am pleased to announce a new agreement between Roosevelt University and Columbia College Hollywood (CCH) to share building space at the Chicago Campus beginning this fall. The collaborative venture will add new academic offerings for students at both institutions through a broad array of general education courses and CCH electives from their degree programs in cinema, visual effects and recording arts.

Both institutions will remain independent and continue to award their respective degrees.

With campuses in Los Angeles and Chicago, Columbia College Hollywoodoffers undergraduate degrees in cinema, graphic design and interactive media, visual effects, and recording arts. About 275 students attend the Chicago branch and concentrate in fields such as cinematography, screenwriting, directing, editing, visual effects and sound recording. Our two institutions will bring distinct, yet compatible academic options as well as a shared commitment to diversity and hands-on learning.

In August, Columbia College Hollywood will relocate its Chicago operations to Roosevelt facilities. Select CCH classes will be held in person, following the health and safety guidelines laid out in Roosevelt’s Return to Campus plan along with corresponding state and local mandates.

In future semesters, the course exchange agreement will provide transformational learning opportunities for our students. CCH students will be able to enroll in Roosevelt’s liberal arts and business courses for credit, creating ladders into programs that complement their interests. Roosevelt students will be able to explore specialized CCH course work taught by filmmakers, sound engineers and other active professionals. The agreement will also support stronger career outcomes by encouraging new connections between our institutions and alumni networks.

Recent shifts in higher education have challenged universities to be open to change. This announcement is part of Roosevelt’s Building a Stronger University strategic plan, a three-pronged approach to improve enrollments, grow revenues and cut expenses while investing in academic programs.

I am confident that the Columbia College Hollywood community will enrich our campus environment and provide new academic options for students at both institutions. If you have any questions, I encourage you to email me at president@roosevelt.edu.

Please join me in welcoming the Columbia College Hollywood community.

With warm regards,

Ali R. Malekzadeh, Ph.D.
President

Virtual Return to Campus Info Session & Email Address Updates

Roosevelt University Email Addresses

Former RMUI students now have Roosevelt University email addresses. To access your email, visit mail.roosevelt.edu and use your NetID to log in. It is strongly recommended that you forward your robertmorris.edu emails to the new roosevelt.edu address (see instructions). Roosevelt email addresses should be used for all University and academic communications moving forward. All RMUI email addresses will be disabled the first week of September.

Return to Campus

Students, parents, faculty and staff are invited to join members of the Return to Campus Planning Committee in the first of a series of information sessions around the plans for Roosevelt’s return to campus this fall. The topics for our initial session will include the latest updates on:

  • Changes to campus facilities and protocols
  • Class format and modes of instruction
  • Housing and campus life
  • Athletics

Return to Campus Information Session
Wednesday, July 22 at 12 p.m. CDT
Zoom info to come

RSVP and submit your questions for the Q&A

Stay in Touch. Update Your Contact Info.

We want to make sure you are receiving important updates from Roosevelt. If you haven’t already done so, please make sure your contact information is up to date by submitting this form.

Sincerely,

Building a Stronger University Communications Team

RMUI Blackboard Migration & New University Holidays

RMUI Blackboard Migration

On July 17 at 7 a.m., the login page for Roosevelt University Blackboard and Zoom will have a new look. There may be a very brief outage at that time. With this new login page, you will be able to access a number of software applications used at Roosevelt without needing to log in again.

RMUI Blackboard content migration to Roosevelt Blackboard has begun. Beginning July 20, summer RMEC courses will be hosted on the Roosevelt University Blackboard site – blackboard.roosevelt.edu. All faculty and students will need to use their Roosevelt NetID and password to use this system. Courses will be available to students at 12:01 a.m. on July 20. Faculty are advised to back up all Robert Morris Blackboard content by August 21. After that time, no one will be able to access the RMUI Blackboard system.

For content migration training, please visit Inside Roosevelt.

New University Holidays

In an effort to reflect the University’s ongoing commitment to social justice, inclusion and access, Roosevelt will add two new University holidays. Roosevelt will recognize Election Day on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 to ensure that members of the University community are able to vote. Roosevelt will also observe Juneteenth on Friday, June 18, 2021 and on June 19 moving forward. Juneteenth recognizes the critical historical event when the freedom promised by the Emancipation Proclamation was finally communicated to and implemented for the Black community in Texas, more than two years after the document was issued.

Stay in Touch. Update Your Contact Info.

We want to make sure you are receiving important updates from Roosevelt. If you haven’t already done so, please make sure your contact information is up to date by submitting this form.

Sincerely,

Building a Stronger University Communications Team

Data Integration Completed

FEATURED NEWS

Technology Task Force Reminder — Data Integration Complete

On July 6, the integration of RMUI data into Roosevelt University systems was completed. This process was a crucial step in the integration of RMUI into Roosevelt University. Now departments such as financial aid, student advising and admissions have streamlined data that will improve communication and access to student information. This also means that ALL students will have access to the same digital resources, such as RU Access, RU email, Microsoft Office products and the RU mobile app.

Digital Resources

RU Access
RU Access is Roosevelt’s student portal. Here are some of the important actions that students can take through RU Access:

  • Register for classes (after meeting with your academic advisor).
  • Pay your tuition bill or set up a payment plan.
  • See your financial aid.
  • Track your progress toward graduation with Degree Works.
  • Submit time sheets for University jobs.
  • Get your 1098-T tax form.

RU Email
Former RMUI students now have Roosevelt University email addresses. Roosevelt email addresses should be used for all University and academic communications moving forward.

Microsoft Office 365
All students, faculty and staff have access to Microsoft Office Suite, which can be accessed with your NetID credentials at office.com. From that site you can also download and install desktop versions of the Office suite.

Roosevelt Mobile App
With the Roosevelt University mobile app, you can check your class schedule and financial aid, locate University resources, find out about University news and events, and even pay your tuition bill right from your mobile device. To download the app for iOS users, visit https://www.roosevelt.edu/ios. To download the app for Android users, visit https://www.roosevelt.edu/android.

Navigate
Navigate is a separate mobile app that can be accessed through the Roosevelt mobile app. Navigate allows you to schedule appointments with academic advising, financial aid services, career development, Multicultural Student Support Services and tutoring.

Former RMUI students will receive information on next steps and log-in instructions in a separate email. If you need technical assistance, please contact the help desk.

Sincerely,

Building a Stronger University Communications Team

stronger@roosevelt.edu
Building a Stronger University Website

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

My Life is a Movie You Don’t Want to Miss
Thursday, July 9 I 12 p.m.
Zoom

Have you wondered how to become an entertainment and celebrity journalist? In this blockbuster webinar, you will hear tips and stories from Nikoleta Morales (MS Journalism ’10) about interviewing A-list celebrities, covering the Oscars, film festivals, and press conferences, how to get contacted for interviews, and more.

Register

A Conversation with Alderman Stephanie Coleman
Tuesday, July 14 | 12–1 p.m.
Zoom: https://roosevelt.zoom.us/j/91659220716

Over the past month, Black Lives Matter demonstrations have swept the nation as millions joined protests against police brutality and systemic racism. In this one-hour webinar, 16th Ward Alderman Stephanie Coleman will discuss the impact of recent events on our communities, our city and our nation.

Register

Job & Internship Search Techniques
Thursday, July 23 I 4–5 p.m.
Zoom

Are you daunted by the thought of looking for a job or internship during COVID-19? Join Career Development as we share essential tips to help you effectively manage your search. Registrants will receive the Zoom link and password to access the workshop the day of the event.

Register

Return to Campus and Integration Updates

Return to Campus

The COVID-19 website has been updated to reflect the planning that is taking place for the beginning of fall 2020 classes. You will find information around the planning process, general guidelines and protocols, as well as estimated timing for Roosevelt’s phased approach to the return to campus. Please keep in mind there are still many unknowns, and the information is subject to change given the current state of public health.

The Office of the Provost has also shared an important update around course delivery formats, so please continue to regularly check your Roosevelt email and the COVID-19 website for updates throughout the summer.

The following are a number of other changes you can anticipate when we return to our campuses:

  • Touchless temperature screenings will be required to access Roosevelt facilities.
  • Masks will be required on campus and provided to every employee and student.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be increased throughout campus.
  • Additional disinfecting supplies will be available throughout campus, including for offices and classrooms.
  • Increased daily disinfecting schedules of our facilities will be implemented.
  • Guidance protocols for social distancing, elevator limits, safe passing in the hallways, wearing face masks and others will be posted.

Please save the date for an online information session around the return to campus: Wednesday, July 22 at noon. Registration and Zoom information will be available in the coming weeks.

Technology Task Force Reminder — Data Integration Update

The highly anticipated transfer of Robert Morris student data into Roosevelt systems is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. today, June 30, and continue through July 5. During the transfer, BANNER AND RU ACCESS WILL BE INACCESSIBLE TO ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF. During this time, you will be unable to make payments, set up payment arrangements or order transcripts, among other activities. A static version of Course Finder will be made available for your use during this time. Please plan accordingly.

On July 6, the integration of all student data into Banner will be complete. This will allow for more efficient communication and improvements across the University and provide Robert Morris Experiential College students with new tools and resources. Additional information about how to access those tools and resources will be provided at a later date.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Eric Vuillemot at evuillemot@roosevelt.edu.

Holiday Reminder

Friday, July 3 is the University-observed Independence Day holiday. Have a great extended weekend!

Sincerely,

Building a Stronger University Communications Team

stronger@roosevelt.edu
Building a Stronger University Website

Integration Task Force Update and Commencement 2020

Technology Task Force – Data Integration Update

The highly anticipated transfer of Robert Morris student data into Roosevelt systems is scheduled to begin at 5pm on June 30 and continue through July 5. During the transfer, Banner and RU Access will be inaccessible to all faculty, staff and students. During this time, you will be unable to make payments or set up payment arrangements or order transcripts, among other activities. A static version of Course Finder will be made available for your use during this time. Please plan accordingly.

Static Course Finder links:

On July 6, the integration of all student data into Banner will be complete. This will allow for more efficient communication and improvements across the University and provide Robert Morris Experiential College students with new tools and resources. Additional information about how to access those tools and resources will be provided at a later date.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Eric Vuillemot at evuillemot@roosevelt.edu.

Commencement 2020

This Friday, June 26 is Commencement 2020! Please join our online celebration as we launch our webpage at 10 a.m. Central Time.

Visit roosevelt.edu/commencement2020 to view remarks from Roosevelt leadership and our student speakers, as well as performances by CCPA students (the link will go live on Friday at 10 a.m.) The website will feature interactive social media so share your photos and messages of congratulations with the hashtag #Roosevelt2020.

Congratulations to all of our 2020 graduates!

Supporting Black Students & Integration Task Force Update

Supporting Black Students at Roosevelt

In response to the recent protests surrounding police violence against the Black community, there have been many conversations and questions about how the Roosevelt community can support Black students. As a starting point, we held an open forum for the community last Tuesday to hear from our students, faculty, staff and alumni and to start a dialogue about what must change in the future. We are planning to hold similar webinars in July to keep these conversations going. Dates and topics will be announced soon.

As a result of the integration with Robert Morris, Roosevelt is excited to share that Angela Jordan has joined the dean of students’ staff as associate dean of student life, equity and inclusion. Her primary focus is to advance student life through Roosevelt’s mission of diversity, equity and inclusion and support the success of all underserved students. To learn more about Angela, listen to her podcast episode with President Ali. Welcome, Angela!

Angela will work closely with the Office of Multicultural Student Support Services, which provides specialized support services to promote growth and empower students who identify as students of color and other underrepresented student populations. The office advocates on behalf of students and provides access to a strong network of valuable campus-wide resources and key personnel to help students transition and navigate campus life.

Last week, Roosevelt established the Black Student Equity Fund and raised close to $50,000. This fund will support the Office of Multicultural Student Support Services by way of scholarships, educational programming, student activities and events. This is just one of several scholarships that the University stewards to financially support Black students, such as the New Era Grant, which was used to actively recruit 30 new fall 2020 students to the Robert Morris Experiential College. This grant is a vital tool to attract Black students in partnership with Chicago Public Schools.

The Black Student Union (BSU) provides students with campus information, involvement opportunities, community service opportunities and educational and professional development. This student organization is not limited to students of color, and welcomes all students to join BSU to create an environment that encourages learning and improvement. For information or questions on how to get involved, contact student chairperson Je’Karia Smith at jsmith100@mail.roosevelt.edu or advisor Pamela Thompson-Hill at pthompsonhill@roosevelt.edu.

In addition to student advocacy work, the Black Male Leadership Academybuilds leadership skills and the intellectual, cultural and social capital of young Black men in Chicago. Since 2014, the goal of the academy has been to increase the odds of succeeding in college and beyond. For questions about this program, please contact Dr. Al Bennett, director of the St. Clair Drake Center for African and African American Studies.

Lastly, Roosevelt is not only committed to attracting more Black students and other students of color, but equally committed to making sure that students thrive once enrolled. Roosevelt has been a part of the Illinois Equity in Attainment Initiative (ILEA) since 2018. Through our involvement with ILEA, we have developed an equity plan that will guide our work to eliminate gaps in completion rates between White students and students of color. For information or questions about the equity plan, please contact Jamar Orr, vice president of student affairs and dean of students, at jorr05@roosevelt.edu.

As we continue the march toward achieving racial justice, Roosevelt is consciously aware of the need to work with all areas of our University to dismantle systemic racism. All ideas and thoughts you have on ways to support Black students and ensure that we continue to live our mission daily are welcome. To share, please contact Angela Jordan at ajordan18@roosevelt.edu.

Technology Task Force – Data Integration Update

The highly anticipated transfer of Robert Morris student data into Roosevelt systems is scheduled from June 26 to July 6. During this time, Banner and RU Access will be inaccessible to all faculty, staff and students. Please plan accordingly.

On July 7, the integration of all student data into Banner will be complete. This will allow for more efficient communication and improvements across the University and provide Robert Morris Experiential College students with new tools and resources.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Eric Vuillemot at evuillemot@roosevelt.edu.