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Free Kidzfest in Joliet brings fun for kids of all ages

Activities for children of all ages will be featured at the Lewis University Mini-Campus during Kidzfest 2014, to be held Saturday, Aug. 2 in downtown Joliet. A free family festival, Kidzfest offers an opportunity for children to play, explore, imagine and create. Kidzfest will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Chicago Street in downtown Joliet. Lewis University is the main sponsor for the Kidzfest 2014 which will include many attractions including a Legoland exhibit, the Friendly Farms Petting Zoo, and activities/exhibits by the Joliet Public Library, Joliet Police and Fire Departments, Chicagoland Speedway, Rialto Square Theatre, Haunted Trails, Will County Land Use, Gallery 7, Dave Dinaso Traveling World of Reptiles, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and more. Activities   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Biology selected to participate in Small World Initiative
Lewis University Biology faculty members were selected as a partner instructors in the Yale University Center for Scientific Teaching Small World Initiative (SWI) during the 2014-2015 academic year. The project uses undergraduate research courses at universities  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Eight Lewis University alumni serve as Lasallian Volunteers
Eight graduates of Lewis University will be serving as Lasallian Volunteers in the 2014-2015 academic year, joining young adults throughout the country who are committed to serving the educational needs of the poor through the Lasallian Volunteer Program  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra to hold auditions
The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) will hold auditions on Wednesday, Aug. 20 and Wednesday, Aug. 27for the 2014-2015 season. The auditions will be held at the Oremus Fine Arts Center on the Lewis University main campus located on Route 53  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Alfonso Montero is named DFI Fellow
Alfonso Montero, a Lewis University Educational Leadership for Teaching and Learning doctoral program candidate, was recently named a DFI Fellow by the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) program. The Fellowship award provides approximately  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Live music photography featured in Art Gallery
A solo art exhibition of photographs by Dennis Pryber, “Sound Capture” will be on display until August 14 in The Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. There will be a special reception at 7  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Turkish grant awarded to enhance Lewis University Library
The Lewis University Library received a $4,000 Library Acquisition Grant from the Institute of Turkish Studies. This is the second grant awarded to Lewis from the Institute in Washington, D.C. The grant funds new library resources for faculty and  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Porfilio shares insight on Southern California Public Radio
Dr. Brad Porfilio, associate professor of education , was recently invited by Southern California Public Radio to share insight on whether politicians should have any influence over the context of textbooks in California. Porfilio and co-editor Dr.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

James Kearney promoted to Lewis Head Cross Country Coach
It has been a yearly tradition for James Kearney to take on new responsibilities as a member of the Lewis University cross country coaching staff, but his latest task may be his greatest one yet. Lewis University Director of Athletics Dr. John Planek  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

High school students explore Russian and Chinese cultures
Local high school students were recently immersed into the Russian or Chinese cultures while participating in Lewis University’s 2014 STARTALK program June 16-July 11 on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The 30 students ranged from sophomores  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

New Associate Dean shares global perspective with Lewis
Lewis University recently welcomed Dr. Mitra Fallahi as the new Associate Dean of the College of Education . “Dr. Fallahi’s expertise in assessment, multicultural education, comparative education, curriculum and teacher preparation will contribute  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Teresa Bixby elected to Iota Sigma Pi National Council
Dr. Teresa Bixby, assistant professor of chemistry , was recently elected to Iota Sigma Pi’s National Council as Webmaster at the Iota Sigma Pi Honor Society for Women Chemists’ 31st Triennial Convention in Emeryville, Calif. More than 40 women scientists  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Summer Seminars for teachers and administrators available
Lewis University College of Education is offering Continuing Professional Development Credit with Summer Seminars for teachers and administrators. Participants will receive four CPDUs for each seminar. Fourteen seminars are being presented in June  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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