Sustainability Studies Hosting Environmental Film: April 20

Sustainability Studies Program Chair Mike Bryson announced recently that RU will be hosting the acclaimed environmental documentary feature film, Living Downstream, on Friday April 20th, 2012. The film follows Sandra Steingraber’s journey across North America as she connects increasing cancer rates with the environment.

Kirsten E. Silven from offers this in her film review: “Herself a cancer survivor, Sandra reveals her private personal struggles and her public quest to shed light on pollution in the environment and it’s affect on the human body. During the film we observe how industrial chemicals flow through the ecosystem to deposit themselves in some of the most beautiful places on Earth, and how they enter the body . . . Sandra’s deeply personal exploration of her cancer and her journey across the continent shedding light on the environment coincide to produce this wonderful film that emphasises the importance of a healthy land.”

Date:  Friday, April 20th, 2012

Time:  6:00-8:30pm
Place:  Roosevelt University, Chicago Campus, Auditorium Building (430 S. Michigan Ave)
Room:  Congress Lounge (2nd floor)

This event is free and open to the public. A discussion with RU faculty will follow the screening, and refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Sustainability Studies Program in the College of Professional Studies at Roosevelt University.

RSVP to Professor Mike Bryson at / 312-281-3148.


Professor Emeritus Metzgar Speaks to AAUP Members

Professor Emeritus Jack Metzgar shares information with AAUP members last Friday.

Last Friday, Jack Metzgar, professor emeritus of humanities and former president of Roosevelt University’s chapter of American Association of University Professors, discussed the history of faculty leadership and shared governance at RU to a group of about 25 faculty members and administrators. Metzgar followed Howard Bunsis, a professor of accounting at Eastern Michigan University and secretary-treasurer of the Executive Committee of the AAUP Governing Council, who presented an analysis of Roosevelt’s financial documents. Metzgar shared ideas about ways that RU faculty can bond together to help guide the university. Metzgar is a beloved professor from the College of Professional Studies and it was a treat to see him in action again.

Training & Development Present Career Opportunity

The Graduate Program in Training and Development presents “Careers in Human Performance Improvement (HPI) and Organization Development (OD)” on April 3 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gage Building, 2nd floor commons.Judith Hale, president of the International Society for Performance Improvement (IPSI), and other industry experts will host round table discussions. Topics include:
• Mapping a Career Path: From degree to career
• Get Hired: What employers are looking for when hiring OD professionals
• How Do I Use this in the Real World? Taking OD, ID, and HPI out of the classroom and into the workplace
• Performance Improvement Consulting: Two sides of the coinPlease RSVP by emailing Tara Hawkins at