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Lewis University Holds Largest Commencement in its History

Lewis University will hold Spring Commencement ceremonies for more than 1,000 students and bestow an honorary degree this weekend. Degree ceremonies are scheduled on Sunday, May 20 in the Student Recreation and Fitness Center on the university’s campus in Romeoville. Sunday’s ceremony will be the largest Commencement in the university’s history. On Saturday, May 19, all graduates, their families and friends as well as Lewis University faculty and staff, are invited to worship at the Baccalaureate Mass. The special Catholic Mass in honor of Spring 2018 graduates begins at 5 p.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall. After the Mass, graduates, family members, faculty, and staff are invited to join Dr. David Livingston, Lewis University President, for a special reception in the Flight Deck Dining Hall at the St. Charles Borromeo Center. On Sunday, May 20, the Professional Colleges (Business, Education and Nursing) & Accelerated Programs Undergraduate Degree Ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. in the Student Recreation & Fitness Center Fieldhouse. Tickets are required. The President’s Reception for Graduates follows on the University Green. The Graduate Degree Ceremony begins at 1 p.m. in the Student Recreation & Fitness Center Fieldhouse. Tickets are required. The President’s Reception for Graduates follows on the University Green. There are seven Doctor of Education in Educational   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Nine Flyers Qualify for Track & Field NCAA Championships
Tuesday (May 15), the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced its list of qualifiers for the Outdoor Championships naming nine Flyers as participants. Of the eleven, two were of the men's team and seven were on the women's team. Bryce Holesinger (Fulton, Ill./Fulton) and Michael Leet (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect) earned their tickets to nationals for the men. Holesinger  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

ASPA Awards The Flyer Newspaper 1st for General Excellence
The print edition of the Lewis University’s student-run newspaper, The Flyer, was recognized by the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) with a first-place award for general excellence. The Flyer editors earned the award in the “Colleges/Universities Enrollment of 2,501+ Students” category. The publication was judged by educators who evaluated the writing, content, layout, design and photography  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Andrejszki Named ITA DII Women’s Tennis Player Of The Year
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced on Tuesday (May 8) that Lewis University's Dora Andrejszki (Budapest, Hungary/Dozsa Gyorgy) has been selected as the ITA Division II Women's Tennis Senior Player of the Year for the Midwest Region. "It is a great honor for Dora to be named Senior Player of the Year in the Midwest Region by the ITA," Lewis women's tennis head coach Brett Bridel  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Kenzinger Named to Men’s Junior National Training Team
USA Volleyball announced on Monday (May 7) that Lewis University freshman middle blocker Joe Kenzinger (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) has been selected to the 2018 Men's Junior National Training Team (MJNTT) that includes 20 of the top men's volleyball players in the United States under the age of 21. He will be competing to make the final team of 12 that will compete at the NORCECA U21 Continental  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

PLT Auditions for 'THE LITTLE MERMAID' are May 29-30
Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) will hold auditions for The Little Mermaid at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30. Actors need only attend one of the general audition dates. No appointment necessary; bring headshot and resume. Callbacks will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31. Casting is for actors 12 years of age and older. Bring the sheet music and memorize 32 bars  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Leet, Mead Earn GLVC James R. Spalding Sportsmanship Awards
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced the 2017-18 James R. Spalding Sportsmanship Awards honorees on Wednesday (May 16). Lewis University's Michael Leet (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect) and Zoe Mead (Princeton, Ill./Princeton) were named the Flyers' recipients of the Spalding Sportsmanship Award. Leet holds a 3.24 cumulative GPA as a Biology major while competing in cross country and track  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

2018-2019 Philip Lynch Theatre Season: Chase the Dream!
The five Philip Lynch Theatre main stage productions start with the Disney fishy fable that will capture your heart under the sea, "The Little Mermaid." The fall opens with Christopher Durang’s 2013 Tony Award winner for best play, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." The PLT season continues with the hilarious cross-dressing farce, "Leading Ladies" by Ken Ludwig, followed by Neil Simon’s heartfelt  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Rutherford is on CoSIDA Academic All-District Baseball Team
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday (May 10) that Lewis University junior Connor Rutherford (DePere, Wis./DePere) has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 Baseball First Team. Rutherford, who was named to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division Second Team squad Wednesday, has a 3.94 cumulative GPA in business administration  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women’s Track and Field Claims 10 USTFCCCA All-Region Awards
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday (May 14) that five Lewis University student-athletes have earned 10 USTFCCCA All-Midwest Region awards for the 2018 NCAA Division II women's outdoor track and field season. "This women's team is very talented, and looking at the number of All-Region performers we had, speaks to this," Lewis women's track and  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Holesinger and Leet Earn USTFCCCA All-Region Accolades
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday (May 14) that Lewis University's Bryce Holesinger (Fulton, Ill./Fulton) and Michael Leet (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect) earned to USTFCCCA All-Midwest Region honors for the 2018 NCAA Division II men's outdoor track and field season. "Bryce and Michael had a great Outdoor season," Lewis men's track  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Andrejszki Named to Google Cloud Academic All-District Team
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday (May 17) that Lewis University senior Dora Andrejszki (Budapest, Hungary/Dozsa Gyorgy) has been named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 4 At-Large First Team. "Dora has been a model student-athlete here and everything she has done in the classroom, on the tennis court, and in the Lewis University community  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Coenen Named VolleyballMag.com Second Team All-American
Lewis University's Ryan Coenen (Franklin, WI/Franklin) and Michael Simmons (Aurora, IL/Waubonsie Valley) picked up some more postseason honors on Thursday (May 17) as both were selected to the VolleyballMag.com All-American teams. Coenen was named to the second team while Simmons earned honorable mention honors. Coenen, a Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball First Team selection and AVCA Second  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Annual Flyer Athletics Fund Golf Outing Registration is Open
Join the Lewis University Athletics Department at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club on Friday, June 8 th for the 38 th Annual Flyer Athletics Fund Golf Outing. Course 3 will be filled first with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. After that is filled, course 1 will open up with select tee times between 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. If choosing Dubsdread (Course 4) select times exist for the course around the 1 p.m.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

HS Students Can Improve Team Building, Communication
High school students can enhance their leadership, team building, communication and positive group dynamics July 25-26 at the Lewis University 6th Annual Learning to Lead Summer Program. The two-day program will be held on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The cost is $65 per person, which includes lunches, snacks, T-shirt and certificate of completion. Visit www.lewisu.edu/learningtolead/register.htm  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Sullivan Named 2018 GLVC Bertram Alumni Award of Distinction
The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) has named Lewis alumnus Pat Sullivan as the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Charles Bertram Alumni Award of Distinction, it was announced by the Conference office on Friday (May 18). A former basketball and baseball student-athlete from Lewis University, Sullivan will be formally recognized by the Conference at the Enterprise Rent-A-Car GLVC Spring Awards Reception  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Free Foreign Language Classes Continue This Summer
Lewis University again will offer STARTALK, a free four-week foreign language summer program featuring beginning Russian and Chinese courses. It is intended for high school students entering grades 10, 11 and 12, and Lewis students entering freshman, sophomore and junior years. The 2018 STARTALK program will be held from June 18 to July 9 at the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The Lewis  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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