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 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.

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Spring Break Photo Contest


Do you have great photos from Spring Break? If your answer to that question is yes, then enter the ELP Spring Break Photo Contest for a chance to win a $25 Starbuck’s gift card.

Here’s how to participate:

  • Select your favorite Spring Break photo(s) — up to a maximum of 5.
  • Send all photos to jcurtis@roosevelt.edu no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 18.
  • Wait for your ELP instructors to select the finalists in the competition.
  • Between 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 19 and 11:59 PM on Monday March 23, use the poll here on the ELP blog to vote for the best photo among the competition finalists.
  • Read the ELP on Tuesday March 24 to find out who won the $25 Starbuck’s card.
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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration


Although St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, Chicago’s annual St. Pat’s celebration is tomorrow, Saturday, March 14. The dyeing of the Chicago River starts at 9:15 AM. The best viewing spots are near the Michigan Avenue Bridge, but go early. The crowds will be especially big with good weather. The St. Patrick’s Parade starts at 12:00 noon at the intersection of Columbus Drive and Balbo Ave. It then heads north past Buckingham Fountain.

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A Spring Break Suggestion

If the rising temperatures in Chicago don’t get you in the mood for spring, then stop by the Lincoln Park Conservatory. While you’re there, take in the Spring Flower Show. Admission is free, the plants are beautiful, and the flowers smell amazing.

The conservatory is located at the north end of Lincoln Park Zoo. After you leave the conservatory, head into the zoo, where you can enjoy the animals and  soak up the afternoon warmth. Local meteorologists  are predicting plenty of sunshine for of most of this week!

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