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1-2 Finish Helps Women’s Golf To Commercial Bank Classic

Lewis women's golf won the Commercial Bank Classic Championship on Tuesday (Oct. 21) with a final round of 332. Lewis finished the two-round tournament with a 650 (318-332) to defeat Henderson State by 12 strokes. The event was held at Greystone Country Club. Sophomore Rachel Sweeney (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Mountain Vista) was individual medalist, shooting a 157 (76-81). Sophomore Melissa VanSistine (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) was runner up following a 159 (78-81) performance. Senior Danielle Coffman (Streamwood, Ill./St. Edward Central) tied for fifth. She shot a 167 (80-87). Junior Alexandra O'Laughlin (Arvada, Colo./Ralston) finished 15th with a 174 (84-90). Freshman Hannah Schultz (North Prairie, Wis./Mukwonago) improved on day two to finish in 16th with a final total of 175 (92-83).   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Steven Day awarded 2nd place at computer science conference
Lewis University Computer Science student Steven Day recently won Second Place Poster at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in College Midwest 2014 Conference. Day’s poster, “SISERTA: System for Information Security Education and Real-Time Awareness”,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

PLT celebrates 200th production with “Noises Off”
Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre celebrates their 200th production with the uproarious play-within-a-play, “Noises Off” written by Michael Frayn. It is the show the New York Post called “the funniest farce ever written” and “a spectacularly funny,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Pumpkin pie eating contest is Oct. 27 in Romeoville
“The Great Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest,” a relay race for teams of four to eat their pumpkin pie the fastest, is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in Charlie’s Place. The participation fee is $5 a person or $20 per team. All Lewis students, faculty and staff are eligible  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Si Se Puede Conference inspires students
More than 180 high school students and over 60 Lewis University students from the Chicago area were motivated by Juan Salgado, President and CEO of Instituto Oct. 9 at Lewis University’s annual Si Se Puede Conference. “Always bring your spirit to the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Thurman presents new options for incarcerated girls
Tammy Thurman, assistant professor of Justice, Law, and Public Safety Studies , presented “Social Support and delinquency-implications for incarcerated girls” at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association in Chicago. The  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Athletic Training students volunteer at Chicago Marathon
The 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon volunteers assisted more than 40,000 runners Oct. 12 as they crossed the finish line. Nine Lewis Athletic Training Students (LATS) club members volunteered at the end of the race. “If an athlete collapsed, vomited,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Red Tie Ball sets record in support of scholarships
Lewis University reported record-breaking results from the Lewis Red Tie Ball-Signum Fidei (Sign of Faith) Celebration, held recently at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago. Exceptional support by sponsors and the more than 425 guests who attended  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Regional history conference features Lewis faculty/students
Lewis University chapter of Phi Theta Alpha sponsored the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference for Illinois. The history honors society conference was in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Midwest World History Association held September 26-27  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Media professionals speak with communication students
Neha Datt Schultz, executive producer of 71 Degrees North, recently visited Lewis University to speak with the Field Production class taught by Tracy Hemmingway, assistant professor of communications . “[Schultz] gave the students constructive feedback  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Men's Tennis Earns Two Runner-Up Finishes At Grizzly Open
Lewis University senior Armand Levandi (Tallinn, Estonia/Audentese Spordigumnaasiumi) and sophomore Mate Srdanovic (Split, Croatia/Graditeljsko-Geodetska Tehnicka) both placed second in their overall singles flights at the Grizzly Men's Tennis Open, hosted  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Workout inside with the Breakfast Club
Lewis University invites community residents 55 years of age or older to join the Breakfast Club in the Student Recreation and Fitness Center located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The Breakfast Club is for those looking to stay fit, have  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Cremin consults on traveling Smithsonian sports exhibit
It is an exciting time for sports in America. Major League Baseball is heading towards the playoffs. On all levels, athletes are gearing up for the football, basketball, and other athletic competitions. Behind all these teams are their communities and  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Campus Visit Day is Saturday, November 15
Lewis University will host a Campus Visit Day for high school students and transfer students at 9:30 a.m. November 15 at the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Attendees will have the opportunity to take a campus tour with a current Lewis student,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)


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