Founders’ Day Reception

In 2015, Roosevelt University is celebrating its 70th anniversary. The founders of RU were working at another college in Chicago in 1945. They left that school because of a disagreement about the right of all individuals to receive a quality education. The new school they established was called Thomas Jefferson College, and shortly thereafter, the name was changed to Roosevelt College and then Roosevelt University.

A Founders’ Day celebration will take place at 3:00 PM tomorrow (Friday, April 17). It’s in the Michigan Avenue Lobby of the Auditorium Building.

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Travel Signature


If you have plans to travel outside the U.S. at any time from April through August, don’t forget to put the Office of International Programs on your to-do list. You’ll need a travel signature from the International Office when you return to the U.S. (Only U.S. citizens or green card holders are exempt from this requirement.)

Don’t wait. To get a travel signature, go to AUD 124 at least two weeks before your planned departure date. Take proof of your Summer-Fall 2015 registration, your travel information, and all of your immigration documents.

Have a safe trip!

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And the Winner Is . . .

The winner of the Spring Break Photo Contest is Caroline Malvestiti. Caroline won a $25 Starbuck’s gift card for her beautiful panorama shot of La Jolla Beach in California. Congratulations!

And thank you to everyone who entered the photo contest. You submitted fantastic photos.

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Turn Your Lights Off!

Turn off your lights, your computer, and everything else electric tomorrow (Saturday) night between 8:30 and 9:30 PM. Join millions of people around the world for Earth Hour. The goal of Earth Hour is to make everyone aware of the effect that our everyday lives have on the environment  — and how we need to make changes to protect our planet.


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Vote on the Photo Contest Winner

The “judges” (ELP instructors) have selected six photos from all the entries in the ELP Spring Break Photo Contest. Now it’s your turn. Take a look at all six photos, and select your favorite. Voting continues until 11:59 PM on Monday, March 23.

Hanee, Nayul, and M&Ms by Hanee Park

Hanee, Nayul, and M&Ms from Hanee Park

La Jolla Beach-San Diego by Caroline Severino Malvestiti

La Jolla Beach-San Diego from Caroline Severino Malvestiti

Times Square with NYPD by Within

Times Square with NYPD from Nithyanraj Murugesan

Dino Danger by Luccas Miranda Barata

Dino Danger from Luccas Miranda Barata

Holi Festival by Pruthvini Mruthunjaya

Holi Festival from Pruthvini Mruthunjaya

Sunrise Over Lake Michigan by Yi Feng Zhang

Sunrise Over Lake Michigan from Yi Feng Zhang

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Spring Starts Today

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The March Equinox marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The official start of Spring 2015 in Chicago is at 5:45 PM today. Read more about the Spring Equinox on Then enjoy the day.

By the way, those flowers to the left are crocuses. They’re one of the first signs of spring — and you’ll see them soon.

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