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Brother James announces retirement in 2016

After nearly three decades of dynamic leadership, Brother James Gaffney, FSC, has announced his plans to retire as president of Lewis University, effective June 30, 2016. He has served as the University’s chief executive officer since 1988. The ninth president of Lewis University, Brother James said the decision to retire came after several months of thoughtful deliberation and reflection. “I decided to announce my plans now so that the Board of Trustees has ample time to prepare for a transition in leadership, which has not occurred at Lewis in nearly 30 years,” said Brother James. “It also gives me time to focus during the next 20 months on the completion of numerous projects and initiatives that will continue to advance the University well into the future.” He shared with the Board   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Gov. Quinn announces capital investments on Science Center
Governor Pat Quinn announced investments totaling $3.8 million for Lewis University in Romeoville and the University of St. Francis in Joliet on Oct. 31. The investments are funded by the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program to address the  [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)

0-0 Tie At UW-Parkside Gives Lewis Women’s Soccer GLVC Berth
A 0-0 tie at No. 4 UW-Parkside in the regular season finale on Wednesday (Oct. 29) for the Lewis women's soccer team clinched a berth in the 2014 Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament for the Flyers. The game went to a second overtime however  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [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)

Job interview tips at Young Alumni University event Nov. 13
Learn how to articulate your worth and create and edge for yourself in the marketplace from Amanda Noel ’03, student success coordinator at College of DuPage. The alumna will be featured in the Lewis University Alumni Association’s speaker series, Young  [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)

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)

Thode Shoots School Record 66 For Lewis Men’s Golf
Junior Alex Thode (Washington, Iowa/Washington) shot a school record 66 on Tuesday (Oct. 28) during the final round of the Matt Dyas Invitational. Several Flyers have recorded a 67, with the last being Peter Tanaka Sept. 15, 2009 at the St. Francis  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [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)

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)

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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