Monthly Archives: March 2016

Become the Library VIP–get your own study room for a day!

This semester during Super Study*, get the VIP treatment from the Lewis University Library: win your own study room on the day of your choice!

Beginning Monday (4/4), follow us @lewisulibrary on Instagram and Twitter and watch for our official contest announcement. There are two ways to enter:

  • Retweet the official contest announcement (Twitter)
  • Like the official contest announcement photo (Instagram)

Do both to increase your chances of winning!

We will randomly select one winner from all entries received by midnight on Thursday (4/7). The winner will be contacted via their Lewis University email, Twitter direct message, or Instagram mention on the morning of Friday, 4/8 and must respond by 5:00 p.m. that day. If they do not respond, a new winner will be selected.

The winning student will have until midnight on Monday, 4/11 to select their preferred study room reservation date and time (any 12-hour period during library hours between Sunday, 4/24 and Friday, 5/6).

Enter to win on Twitter and Instagram starting Monday, 4/4: You might become the Lewis University Library VIP!

*Super Study takes place during the last 2 weeks of each semester (for Spring 2016, that’s Sunday, 4/24 through Friday, 5/6) and includes extended service hours and expanded academic support for Lewis students. For more information, visit the LARC webpage.

Library to host “Feminism Inshallah” screening and discussion

Join us at 6 p.m. tonight in the Library Media Classroom for a screening of Feminism Inshallah: A History of Arab Feminism.

The documentary by Feriel Ben Mahmoud, a writer and filmmaker whose works focus on women’s rights in the Arab world, “recounts Arab feminism’s largely unknown story, from its taboo-shattering birth in Egypt by feminist pioneers up through viral Internet campaigns by today’s tech-savvy young activists during the Arab Spring.”

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Christie Billups and members of Lewis’ Muslim student community. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Maria Emerson at or ext. 5380.

“Things We Carried” Event to Explore Experiences of Lewis Veterans

An upcoming Arts & Ideas event will highlight the things soldiers carry–both literally and figuratively–during their military service.

Inspired by Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam-era novel The Things They Carried (click here to hear an excerpt), the event will take place at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 in Room 150A in the Academic Building. Culture & Civilization credit is available for Lewis students.

The event will begin with an interactive activity led by Christine Bespalec-Davis, Education Coordinator at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, that will prompt audience members to compare the things that they carry in their daily lives and with items carried by soldiers in combat.

Following the activity, panel of student veterans from various post-9/11 conflicts will discuss their combat experiences and the things they carried during deployment. There will be time for audience questions following the panel discussion.

In conjunction with the event, a companion exhibition of objects carried by members of the Lewis University veteran community, including staff and students, will be displayed on the first floor of the Library. The exhibition will be on view March 18-30 during regular library hours.

“The Things We Carried” is co-sponsored by the Lewis University Library, Office of Veterans Affairs, and Student Veterans Association.

For more information, contact Lindsay Harmon, Instruction & Outreach Librarian, at 815-836-5672 or