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Memorial Tribute to Gordon Gillespie

The Lewis University Community mourns the death of Gordon “Gordie” Gillespie, legendary coach who launched his career at Lewis in 1950, coaching the Men’s Basketball team from 1950-65, serving as Athletic Director from 1956-76, and gaining national recognition as coach of the Flyers Baseball team from 1953-76. He led the baseball team to three consecutive national championships in the mid ‘70s. After leaving Lewis in 1976, he coached until his retirement at the age of 85. Coach Gillespie’s players over the years included students at Lewis, Joliet Catholic High School, the University of St. Francis and Ripon College. He died Saturday, February 28, at the age of 88 following a long illness. “Coach Gordie Gillespie was highly respected in collegiate athletics, beloved by his players and admired   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

One-man Shakespeare production at Philip Lynch Theatre
A Lewis favorite, Timothy Mooney returns with “Shakespeare’s Histories: Ten Epic Plays at a Breakneck Pace,” which will be held 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the Philip Lynch Theatre. Admission to the event is free for Lewis students, $5 for guests and $10 for  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women’s Hoops Receives GLVC Player And Coach of the Year
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced the 2015 women's basketball awards on Wednesday (March 4) and the second ranked Lewis Flyers were the big winners. Redshirt junior guard Jamie Johnson (South Holland, Ill./Marian Catholic) was named the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Women's Track And Field Qualifies For Five Events
The NCAA announced on Tuesday (March 3) that the No. 16 Lewis University women's track and field team has qualified in five different events in the upcoming NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships. Lewis' qualifiers include Amanda Farrough  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Men's Track And Field Sends 4 To NCAA Indoor Championships
The NCAA announced on Tuesday (March 3) that the No. 18 Lewis University men's track and field team will send four student-athletes to compete in five different events for the second-straight year at the upcoming NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Former Lewis Coach/Athletics Director Gordie Gillespie Dies
Reprinted with permisson from the Joliet Herald News By Dick Goss Joliet has lost its legend. Gordie Gillespie died Saturday night after a long illness. He was 88. A Chicago native who starred in college basketball for DePaul coach Ray  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Bartley Madden shares insights with Critical Thinking class
Author of “Reconstructing Your Worldview” Bartley Madden recently shared how four core beliefs can help solve complex business issues with a Lewis University Critical Thinking in Business class. The seminar is taught by Dr. Robert Atra, professor of finance  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Max Strus Named GLVC Men's Basketball Freshman Of The Year
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced on Wednesday (March 4) that Lewis University guard Max Strus (Hickory Hills, Ill./Stagg) has been selected as the GLVC Men's Basketball Freshman of the Year in a league-wide vote of head coaches. Strus,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University hosts mixed media and fiber sculptor
A solo art exhibition by Karen Gubitz will be on display March 9-27 in the Wadsworth Family Art Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The free exhibit is open to the public and will be on display from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Harmonica master performs live March 19
Harmonica master Corky Siegel is set to perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19 in the St. Charles Convocation Center on the Main Campus in Romeoville. The performance of “Cork Siegel Chamber Blues” is part of the Lewis University Performing Arts Series,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

College of Education introduces civic engagement initiatives
The Lewis University College of Education introduced its initiative for civic engagement during its Jan. 30 Town Hall Meeting. A San Miguel Immersion and travel study to Washington D.C. are a few examples of how the College of Education expects the civic  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University English Department hosts Reading Series
The English Department at Lewis University will host a variety of events during the spring semester as part of the Reading Series on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. All events are free of charge and open to the public. Dr. Simone Muench,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

MYSO performs a variety of classic and new music
The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra has two performances scheduled for March. The first concert begins at 7:30 p.m. March 18 in the St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall on the Lewis University Main Campus in Romeoville. This concert is open  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Home Lewis Men's Volleyball Match With IPFW Rescheduled
No. 2 Lewis men's volleyball's match with IPFW that was scheduled on Saturday (Feb. 14) but was postponed due to weather preventing IPFW from making the trip, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 17. First serve is set for 7 p.m. at Neil Carey Arena  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Mock Trial Team earns 15th national bid
A sixth place finish at the regional competition earned the Lewis University Mock Trial Team a bid to the national American Mock Trial Association tournament for the 15th time in less than 20 years. Next, the Lewis team will compete in the Opening Round  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Students place well at annual computer science competition
Lewis University students placed fourth in the advanced competition and third in the novice competition in the 2014 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (ACCA) Programming Competition. The students wrote computer programs to solve eight problems  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Ministry asks “GOT Lent?”
Lewis University will provide an expanded program that includes opportunities for service and invites reflections by Lewis students, faculty and staff during the 40 days of Lent, starting Ash Wednesday, February 18. “G.O.T. Lent?” is a new Lenten project  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Classes merge for a linguistics lesson
Foreign students temporarily staying on the Lewis University Main Campus to learn English before heading off to college at an American University are making a lasting impression on Lewis University students. In addition to socializing with Lewis University  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Father Robert Barron discusses ‘The YouTube Heresies’
Father Robert Barron will present “The YouTube Heresies” as the 13th Annual Signum Fidei Lecture at Lewis University. The event, free of charge and open to the public, will be held at 2 p.m. March 24 in the St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall, located  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Young adults can fulfill MLK’s Dream, says Dr. David Stovall
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a revolutionary warrior for peace and justice, and it is up to young adults to fulfill his dream to address the concerns of the poor and challenge society’s status quo, stated Dr. David Stovall. The associate professor of  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Men's Track And Field Wins GLVC Indoor Title Again
The No. 17 Lewis University men's track and field team defended its title as the Flyers captured its second-straight Great Lakes Valley Conference Indoor Championship at the University of Indianapolis' Athletics and Recreation Center on Sunday (March  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(1)

Women's Track And Field Repeats As GLVC Indoor Champions
The No. 9 Lewis University women's track and field team won a total of four events and added five second-place finishes to clinch its second-consecutive Great Lakes Valley Conference Indoor Championship at the University of Indianapolis' Athletics and  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Mediation Team earns prestigious bid again
Lewis University Mediation Team, ranked fifth internationally, received a bid to participate in the International Law School Mediation Tournament to be held March 18-21 at Drake Law School, Des Moines, Iowa. Only the top five ranked teams from undergraduate  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

History Center opens photo exhibits in Gaylord Building
Lewis University’s History Center and the Gaylord Building Historic Site will display two exhibits Feb. 20-May 20, featuring several rarely seen images taken from the Illinois and Michigan Canal’s history. The exhibits, free and open to the public, will  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Alumnus Jay Johnson speaks on data security
Lewis University alumnus Jay Johnson of Argonne National Laboratory spoke to Computer Science and Computer Engineering students on Feb. 25 about securely storing data in the cloud. “Jay is a tremendous friend of the department,” said Dr. Ray Klump,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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