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School Counseling Award Honors Dawn Erickson

Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University, presented the first award to Alumni Recognition for Distinguished Service in the Field of School Counseling to Alumna Dawn Erickson on Nov. 4. The School Counseling Program graduate recently was honored as the Illinois School Counselor Associationís 2015 High School Counselor of the Year. Provost Dr. Stephany Schlachter, Psychology Graduate Director Dr. Katherine Helm-Lewis, School Counseling Program Director Dr. Judith Zito and Assistant Professor Lee Harsy offered their praise of Erickson for her contributions on behalf of her students and to the field of school counseling. Erickson started her educational career in 2002, teaching business education for three years at a small, private high school in Rockford, Ill. She returned   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Women's Volleyball Earns 10th Consecutive NCAA Bid
For the 15th time in program history, and the 10th consecutive season, Lewis women's volleyball is going to the NCAA Tournament. The 20th in the nation Flyers learned their seed Monday (Nov. 23) evening when the NCAA Midwest Region bracket was released.   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Tennant Honored as Student Laureate
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner recently presented the honor of Illinois Student Laureate to Lewis University Senior Jessica Tennant. The Burr Ridge resident plans to earn a bachelorís degree in computer science and graphic design in May 2016. ďI feel  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Choir Performs December 8
The Lewis University Choir will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 8 at St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall on the Romeoville campus of Lewis University. The concert will be open to the public without charge. The program will include  [MORE]  [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)

Walgreens Executive Shares Insights on Leadership
Bring results to your organization, said Jeanette Kilo-Smith, corporate director of Human Resources, Diversity Management and HR Government Compliance at Walgreens Boots Alliance. The business leader spoke Nov. 10 about her experiences in becoming  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women's Volleyball Tops UIndy for 2015 GLVC Championship
No. 23 Lewis women's volleyball defeated Indianapolis 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-23) to win the 2015 Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship on Sunday (Nov. 22) at the East Side Centre. It is Lewis' first conference title since 2010. Neither team could  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Farrough Runs 3rd at NCAA Women's Cross Country Championship
Lewis University junior Amanda Farrough (South Bend, Ind./Clay) placed third overall with another 6K school-record time to lift the Flyers to an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country Championships, hosted by Missouri Southern,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Leonard Breaks 100 Fly Record For Lewis Women's Swimming
Senior Shelby Leonard (Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota) broke, and then rebroke, the 100 butterfly school record for Lewis women's swimming at the House of Champions event on Saturday (Nov. 21). Leonard swam a time of 57.22 in the prelims to set a new mark.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University saves lives with blood donations
Lewis Universityís Student Nursing Association (SNA) and Student Veteranís Association (SVA) recently held its annual blood drive for LifeSource, Chicagolandís blood center. There were 105 blood donations along with 10 double red donations and 20 commitments  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Heritage Theatre Companyís Holiday Spectacular is Here
Heritage Theatre Company (HTC) will celebrate the season with the 11th Annual Holiday Spectacular. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, December 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. Due to popular demand, a 4 p.m. matinee has been added on Saturday,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Poti Sets 400 IM School Record for Lewis Men's Swimming
No. 18 Lewis men's swimming had another strong day one Saturday (Nov. 21) during the second day of IUPUI's House Of Champions. Freshman Mads Knoblauch (Svenborg, Denmark/Svenborg Gymnasium) picked up a win in the 100 backstroke (49.97). Lewis  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women's Swimming Sets Three School Records
Lewis women's soccer broke three school records on Friday (Nov. 20) at the 12th Annual House of Champions. The three-day meet is hosted by IUPUI at the IUPUI Natatorium. The Flyers finished third in the 200 free relay (1:36.39), setting a new school  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

DeMik Honored With National Aviation Educator Award
Dr. Randy DeMik, Lewis University professor of aviation and transportation and director of Graduate Studies in Aviation & Transportation , was presented the Frank E. Sorenson Award at the annual University Aviation Association Conference in Salt Lake  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Pumpkin Pitch Collects 500 Pounds of Pumpkins
Lewis University teamed up with Will County Land Use Departmentís Resource Recovery and Energy Division to collect 500 lbs. of pumpkins during the second annual Pumpkin Pitch on Nov. 6-7, at Lewis Universityís main campus in Romeoville. Participants composted  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

No. 2 Lewis Women's Hoops Sets Record In 111-50 Win
No. 2 Lewis women's basketball set a program record for points in a 40-minute game on Sunday (Nov. 22) afternoon during the Flyers' 111-50 win over Alderson Broaddus at Neil Carey Arena. The 111 points is the most in a regulation game for the Flyers.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Avoid the cold and 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 universityís main campus in Romeoville. The Breakfast Club is for those looking to stay fit, have  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Student Veterans Receive Support from Grunt Ghoul Run
More than 100 hardy individuals participated in the Lewis University Student Veterans Association (LUSVA) Grunt Ghoul Run. The event raised over $1,000 to finance the Lewis University studentsí attendance at the national conference in 2016 as well as  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Healthcare Leader Provides Sound Social Media Advice
Have fun, but always maintain respect and dignity for others. Thatís the advice Dr. Nancy Spector, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of Regulatory Innovations National Council of State Boards of Nursing, provided Lewis University nursing students in her ďBoundaries,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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