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Volleyball Advances to Elite Eight as Regional Champions

Lewis University women's volleyball beat the Ferris State Bulldogs Saturday (Dec. 3) 25-21, 26-24, 25-18. By winning the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship Lewis now advances to the Elite 8. This is the first time the Flyers have won the Regional under the guide of head coach Lorelee Smith . "I can't stop smiling, I'm so proud to get to coach this team," Coach Smith said. "They have embodied past Lewis precedence and taken it one step further. This is a huge success for the program as well as a special achievement for these 15 players." On the night the Flyers were led by the attacking of sophomore Elizabeth Hyland (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield Central) who had a match high 13 kills also recording four ace serves. Redshirt junior Maddie Seliga (St. Louis, Mo./Nerinx Hall) contributed   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Christmas Music Returns to WLRA
Tune into WLRA-FM for holiday music 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day. Listeners can tune in via radio at 88.1 FM, online at or iHeartRadio as well as through a mobile device through the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Local Students Featured in Senior Capstone Art Exhibition
The Lewis University Department of Art and Design is proud to present the Senior Capstone Exhibition, on display from December 8-19 in The Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. There will be  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Ready Set Ride Gets a Lift from English Students
Ready Set Ride, a therapeutic riding facility dedicated to helping children with special needs increase mobility and grow socially, is getting a little extra help this fall semester from students enrolled in the Introduction to Professional Writing course  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Schneider, Becker Earn D2CCA Women's Volleyball All-Region
The Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) announced on Tuesday (Nov. 29) that Lewis University junior middle hitter Aly Schneider (Granger, Ind./Penn) and redshirt sophomore setter Abby Becker (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Menomonee Falls)  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Heritage Theatre Company’s Holiday Spectacular Returns
Heritage Theatre Company (HTC) will celebrate the season with the 12th Annual Holiday Spectacular. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, December 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. Due to popular demand, a 4 p.m. matinee has been added on Saturday, December  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Fuller Named to Academic All-America Women's Soccer Team
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Monday (Nov. 21) that Lewis University junior midfielder Mackenzie Fuller (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been named to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America NCAA Division II  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Veterans Day Ceremony Offers Gratitude for Unselfish Service
The annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Lewis University unified the community through prayer, song and inspiring words from Dr. David Livingston, president of Lewis University, and U.S. Air Force Colonel Duane Hayden. The Nov. 11 ceremony was presented  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women's Volleyball Nets Four AVCA All-Region Selections
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced on Wednesday (Nov. 30) that No. 18 Lewis University has garnered four selections to the AVCA Women's Volleyball All-Region Teams. Lewis redshirt sophomore setter Abby Becker (Menomonee  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University is Ranked Best for Vets by Military Times
Military Times magazine selected Lewis University as the top private college and university in Illinois that is on its 2017 national rankings list, Best for Vets. The rankings are based on the results of Military Times’ annual survey of veteran and  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Roadside Parking Prohibited During ComEd Work Along Route 53
Motorists should allow extra time when traveling to the Romeoville campus. The villages of Romeoville and Crest Hill have sent a notice to the community that ComEd began work alongside Route 53 between 135th Street in Romeoville and Caton Farm in Crest  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)