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  • Brandon Rohlwing of West Dundee leads the Gender and Diversity Inclusive Living Community dorm floor at Roosevelt University in Chicago.

    West Dundee native leads dorm with goal of inclusionApr 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bullied as a kid growing up in West Dundee, Brandon Rohlwing thought about suicide. Now he is the leader of the new alternative gender floor of his dorm at Roosevelt University and a spokesman for a worldwide suicide-prevention group.

  • Roosevelt U. offers childhood literacy series Jan 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    Roosevelt University is starting a Saturday reading enrichment series in January at the Schaumburg campus to provide more opportunities for children in kindergarten through eighth grade to obtain the skills they need to excel in reading and writing.

  • EIU dispatches Roosevelt 89-67 Nov 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Alex Austin scored 16 points, Keenan Anderson had 13 and Eastern Illinois rolled to an 89-67 victory Saturday night over Roosevelt.

  • Victoria Pena of Glendale Heights is one of the stars of a new Roosevelt University ad campaign aimed at prospective students.

    Glenbard East grad star of Roosevelt University ad campaign Sep 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Roosevelt University has launched a new ad campaign encouraging prospective students to follow their dreams, and Glendale Heights finance major Victoria Pena is one of its stars. Pena's ad in the “This Way Up” campaign portrays her in cap and gown at a graduation ceremony, under the tag line “Give the Status Quo a Status Update.”

  • Dual-degrees offered for Roosevelt pharmacy students Aug 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Students at Roosevelt Universityís College of Pharmacy in Schaumburg who are studying for the three-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree will have an opportunity beginning in the fall to simultaneously earn a Masterís Degree in Public Health from Elmhurst College.

  • Kaite Engelhardt, 20, of Arlington Heights, has wanted to sing, act and dance since she was 10 and she’s hoping a new Roosevelt University program will pave the way to a professional career combining those skills.

    Arlington Heights native pursues degree in Roosevelt program Aug 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Kaite Engelhardt knew she wanted to sing, dance and act from the time she was 10 years old. Now the 20-year-old Arlington Heights native is taking a giant step toward making her dream a reality as a member of the inaugural class of a new musical theater program that emphasizes dance. “I’ve always wanted to be a performer and it is exciting for me to be a part of this new program that I believe will provide opportunities and open doors for me in performing arts in Chicago and beyond,” Engelhardt said.

  • Bre Bjornberg of Schaumburg is consoled by her mom Kari Bjornberg as they remember Bre's brother Michael who died of an overdose during the Overdose Awareness Week ceremony at Roosevelt University's Schaumburg campus.

    Overdose rally in Schaumburg calls for actionAug 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Patty Lynn's son has been clean almost six months, but the Villa Park woman is familiar with the always-looming threat of relapse. She attended a training class for the overdose drug Naxalone at Saturday's rally in Schaumburg to kick off International Overdose Awareness week. “I've known about it, but didn't know it was available to me,” Lynn said. “I can't explain what it means to have it. I'm just thankful. I don't want to find my son dead.”

  • Sponsors sign on for Roosevelt golf outing Jul 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Two major sponsors have signed up for Roosevelt Universityís 20th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing, which will be held Monday, Aug. 12 at the Schaumburg Golf Club & Academy. Proceeds from the outing will be used to support scholarships for deserving students at Rooseveltís Schaumburg campus.

  • Relieving back-to-school stress Jul 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Fingernail biting, sweaty palms and an elevated heart rate? It must be time to return to school, a ritual that can stress out even the coolest students and their parents. Virtually any task can set this stress-o-meter soaring: shopping for clothing and school supplies, making changes to bedtime hours, even worrying about new teachers, new classes and new friends.

  • Jazz drummer Paul Wertico has seven Grammy Awards. He traces his passion for music back to his days at Cary-Grove High School.

    Suburban ‘inspired madman’ marches to beat of his own drum May 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Nobody suspected that Cary native Paul Wertico would grow up to become an international musician who would tour with the Pat Metheny Group from 1983 to 2001, win a kazillion music awards and become an assistant professor of jazz at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Not bad for a guy who had to teach himself to play the drums and never earned a college degree.

  • Lewis University Provost Stephany Schlachter addresses the first graduates of the 3+1 program partnership coordinated by College of DuPage. The program allows students to get a bachelor's degree by taking three years of classes taught by COD professors, and one year taught by Lewis professors, all on COD's Glen Ellyn campus.

    COD paves new way to earn bachelor's degreeMay 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Nine students will walk across the stage Sunday at Lewis University's commencement ceremony to receive bachelor's degrees in criminal justice. Yet, these students never took classes at the school's campus in Romeoville. Through a so-called 3+1 program partnership between Lewis and College of DuPage, the students earned their four-year degrees from Lewis by taking all their classes at COD's campus in Glen Ellyn.

  •  Shaun Keating, an administrator in Roosevelt Universityís College of Pharmacy, gets off to a good start at this yearís community garden in Schaumburg where he hopes to harvest enough to give a portion of his yield to feed hungry families in Naperville.

    Rooseveltís Schaumburg garden a model of innovation, sustainability May 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    A community garden at Roosevelt University in Schaumburg is becoming a model and a city-suburban crossroad this growing season for regional environmental sustainability. "As an institution we're saying that it's not OK anymore to simply consume resources," said Paul Matthews, assistant vice president for campus planning and operations at Roosevelt, and the person in charge of green initiatives. "We've got to rebuild and reuse everything we can."

  • Roosevelt University wins Green Innovation Award Apr 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Roosevelt University is a winner of a prestigious 2013 Emerald Award, given annually by the Illinois chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council in recognition of those individuals, organizations and project judged to best advance sustainability across the state.

  • Douglas Knerr

    Roosevelt U. Schaumburg provost named executive director Mar 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Douglas Knerr, provost of Roosevelt University's Schaumburg Campus since January 2011, has been appointed executive director and university provost of Roosevelt University, effective May 4. He succeeds James Gandre, who was appointed president of the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

  • New Harper, Roosevelt partnership allows for student research Feb 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Harper College has partnered with Roosevelt University to create an academic and research partnership that lets students earn a Harper associate degree in psychology and then seamlessly transfer to Roosevelt to earn a bachelorís or masterís degree.

  •  Panel members, from left, Madeleine Doubek, chief operating officer of Reboot Illinois, the Daily Heraldís Jim Slusher, assistant managing editor/opinion page, Kerry Lester, political editor and Charles Madigan, a journalist for 40 years before joining Roosevelt University as presidential writer-in-residence take questions during a Daily Herald Subscriber Total Access political forum at Wednesday at the Schaumburg Campus of Roosevelt University.

    Panel talks politics with Daily Herald subscribers Oct 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    A panel of political experts weighed in on topics ranging from media biases to why the suburbs are a major political battleground during a presentation Wednesday night at Roosevelt University in Schaumburg. The 2-hour event also featured a lot of storytelling, as panelists shared entertaining tales of their memorable moments and favorite interviews. The panel discussion was one in a series of Daily Herald Subscriber Total Access events which puts subscribers face-to-face with the columnists, writers, photographers and newsmakers they read about every day.

  • ECC partners with Roosevelt to simplify student transfers Sep 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    Elgin Community College has entered a partnership with Roosevelt University that will make it easier for students to transfer to the four-year institution.

  • Roosevelt University wins Conservation at Work award Sep 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    Roosevelt University's Schaumburg campus has received an inaugural Conservation at Work Award from the region's Conservation Foundation, which is considered to be a model for environmental excellence in the workplace.

  • JOE LEWNARD/ Kathie Kane-Willis leads a candlelight vigil and remembrance ceremony Thursday at Roosevelt University in Schaumburg for victims of drug overdoses.

    Families and friends light candles for overdose victims Aug 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    It was an event that, as a reporter, you would wish there was not one story to tell. Because it would mean there would be no life lost and no battle still to be fought. But on Thursday night, hundreds came to a candlelight vigil on the Schaumburg campus of Roosevelt University to raise awareness about the danger of drug overdose. And everyone — parents, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends — had a story to tell.

  • Stephanie Schmitz of Schaumburg assembles candles at her home in preparation for tonight's vigil at Roosevelt University.

    17 groups unite for anti-drug vigil in SchaumburgAug 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    They've each held small events around the suburbs for the past few years, but tonight, 17 suburban groups will unite for a candlelight vigil in Schaumburg to memorialize those who have died of drug overdoses and to advocate for lifesaving solutions. “I don't know if we can reach people, but I have to try. As a mother who lost a child, I just don't want his death to be in vain,” said Terri Dudar of Carpentersville.

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