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Explore African American Women’s Activism/Artistic Work

Lewis University’s African American Studies Program welcomes poet and educator Treasure Shields Redmond at 2 p.m. on February 12, 2016 in the D’Arcy Great Room on Lewis’ main campus in Romeoville. The event is part of Black History (Present and Possibilities) Series: Black Women, Activism, and the Arts. In this presentation, through the generous support of the Illinois Humanities Council, acclaimed poet and English professor, Treasure Shields Redmond will explore African American women’s activism and artistic production in “The Life and Import of Fannie Lou Hamer.” Redmond will present original poems about the life and impact of Hamer, who was an American voting rights activist, civil rights leader and philanthropist, instrumental in organizing Mississippi's 1964 Freedom Summer for   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Flyer Team Finishes First Half of Season Strong at Yale
With the loss of five players, three of them key, from last year’s National Qualifying Team, there was the prediction of a slower start for this year’s Lewis University Mock Trial Team. It proved to be true as it looked like it would take small steps  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Philip Lynch Theatre Finds its Place in “Clybourne Park”
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, “Clybourne Park” is a spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic “A Raisin in the Sun.” “Clybourne Park” spans 50 years between each explosive act. Act I is set in 1959 as nervous  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Joliet Prison Photo Exhibit Showcases Work of Student
What to do with an architecturally and culturally significant prison that has been unused for over a decade? This is the question at the heart of two exhibits that are coming to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Gaylord Building. “Unlocking  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Announces 2016 Athletics Hall Of Fame Class
Lewis University Director of Athletics Dr. John Planek announced on Tuesday (Jan. 12) that former student-athletes Monta McGhee '04 (men's basketball), Mary Moskal '07 (women's basketball) and coaches Karen Lockyer (women's basketball/volleyball) and  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Spring Service Fair Sprouts Community Connections
Networking, sharing ideas and fostering good will filled the Lewis University Dining Room Jan. 26 during the 2016 Spring Service Fair. The Lewis University Engagement Cooperative sponsored the event that brought together 26 community organizations with  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

New Nursing Classes Start This Summer in Hickory Hills
Nurses can earn a bachelor’s degree through a blended cohort program by offered by Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Professions. The Registered Nurse/Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program begins a new session in the  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Music, Literature and Theater in 2016 Performing Arts Series
Lewis University will host a variety of performances as part of the Spring 2016 Performing Arts Series. All events are located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Admission is free for Lewis students, $5 for guests and $10 for the general public.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

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