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.
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.
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.
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 from Hanee Park
La Jolla Beach-San Diego from Caroline Severino Malvestiti
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 timeanddate.com. 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.