Thursday, October 26, 2017

Student Facilitators for King Day Workshop

One Church One School (OCOS) is a 501c3 non-denominational organization established in 1992 to support the education mission of schools:  improved academic achievement, positive social behavior and confident personal development.

Each year OCOS celebrates King Day with its Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream Keepers Workshop. The Workshop is an all-day event (January 15, 2018) with instructional sessions for grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.  The learning experiences include Dr. King’s life, work and legacy.  An emphasis is placed on the teaching of Dr. King’s Six Principles of Nonviolence.

This, our 21st year, we are recruiting education students from Chicago area colleges and universities to assist with facilitating the small group sessions.  Interested students should contact the Executive Director, Dr. Phedonia Jones Johnson at (773) 651-0071 or

Dr. Jones Johnson is a retired Chicago Public Schools Principal and district administrator.  You can find out more about One Church One School at

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

RU Office of Financial Aid Services is here to help!
Beginning next week, the Office of Financial Aid Services at Roosevelt University will assist students & parents with the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
Wednesday / October 17, 2017 -
9:30 a.m.. to 11 a.m. / WB-1M16
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. / WB-1M16
Thursday / October 19, 2017 -
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. / WB-1M16
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. / WB-1M16
Saturday / October 21, 2017 -
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. / AUD 280
Open to Parents

Wednesday / October 25, 2017 -
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. / WB-1M16
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. / AUD 280
Open to Parents

 No appointment needed!


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Pivot Day at RU!

Roosevelt University would like to invite Students and Faculty to Pivot Day at RU!
Friday, October 6, stop by the Murray Green Library between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to learn about research grants, fellowships and scholarships that are available. Come meet with experts and get a jump start on your grant search.

Pivot, where funding connected with researcher expertise turns into success!

Apply Now To Become A Golden Apple Scholar

The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program is now recruiting aspiring teachers for Illinois schools-of-need. Scholars are provided with extensive teaching experience and advanced preparation to supplement their college curriculum, academic support throughout their preparation in college, college tuition-assistance, and mentoring during their first years of teaching.

Scholars may be nominated for the program or apply directly. Detailed information on these program entry points, as well as eligibility requirements for the scholarship is below. 

Nominate a Scholar:

Nominate a student to become a Golden Apple Scholar by clicking here. Nominated students will receive an email with login information and a link to the online application. Nominations close January 2018.

Apply to become a Scholar:

The Golden Apple Scholars Class of 2018 application is open. High school students graduating in 2018 or first- and second-year college students can apply to become a Scholar by clicking here. Applications close on February 15, 2018.

Eligibility Requirements: 

The Scholars program is open to residents of Illinois with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and a qualifying composite score on the ACT or SAT. U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens (DACAmented students) may apply or be nominated. To view full eligibility requirements, please click here

To learn more about the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program, click here.  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail

Dave Marcial
Director of Recruitment
Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Recent COE Faculty Publications

Judy Gouwens and Ken King, professors of Elementary Education, published a collaborative chapter entitled "From Frustration to Flow: Finding Joy through Co-teaching" in Producing Pleasure in the Contemporary University​, edited by Stewart Riddle, Marcus Harmes and Patrick Danaher (Sense Publishers). The aim of this book is to open up spaces for conversation, reflection and thought, in order to think, to be and to do differently in the contemporary university – pleasurably.

Judy Gouwens also published, with her Australian colleague Robyn Henderson, an article in the latest issue of the Australian International Journal of Rural Education. The article is entitled Migrant Mothers Becoming Active Agents In A United States Midwestern Context: Building Strengths By Breaking Down The Outside-Inside Barrier and it can be accessed by clicking on the link above. 

Erin Mackinney, assistant professor of Bilingual and ESL Education, and Tammy Oberg De La Garza, associate professor of language and literacy, published Introducing Roosevelt University's Dual Language Teacher Leadership Masters Program in the Fall issue of the Soleado Newsletter. It is available online under the “Fall” tab at the following link  Soleado is just one facet of the DLeNM Clearinghouse, a growing collection of support and resources for development and implementation of dual language education.

Margaret Policastro, professor of language and literacy, published the lead chapter in Comprehensive Literacy Basics: An Anthology by Capstone Professional. Her chapter is entitled "Celebrating The Magnificent Read-aloud: Unending Classroom Possibilities."

Becky McTague, associate professor of language and literacy, also published a chapter in Comprehensive Literacy Basics: An Anthology by Capstone Professional. Her chapter was written with a colleague, Kristin Lems, and is entitled "English Language Learner Support in a Comprehensive Literacy Program."