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Joliet Student Earns National James Madison Scholarship

Brandon Ceplecha is one of the six students in the nation to be selected as a James Madison Memorial Junior Fellow. The Joliet student is currently pursuing a master’s degree in secondary education at Lewis University. In 2013, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from Lewis University. “This fellowship provided the academic focus and monetary assistance that I needed to become a stronger candidate,” commented Cepelcha, who plans to teach social studies at the middle school level. The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Va., supports the graduate study of American history by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies. Named in honor of the fourth president of the United States   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Cook, Farrough Named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday (June 23) that Lewis University senior Amber Cook (Grayslake, Ill./Warren Township) and junior Amanda Farrough (South Bend, Ind./Clay) have both received CoSIDA Academic  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

McCarthy is USA Men's Junior National Team Assistant Coach
Lewis University men's volleyball associate head coach Matt McCarthy will serve as an assistant coach on the 2016 U.S. Men's Junior National Team. The team will compete July 3-11 at the NORCECA U21 Continental Championships in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

CSCAA Honors Six Lewis University Swimming Student-Athletes
Six Lewis University swimmers have been named 2016 Honorable Mention Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The award recognizes student-athletes that have achieved a GPA of 3.50 and earned  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Mediation Team Finishes 6th in the International Tournament
Lewis University’s Mediation Team concluded the 2015-16 academic year with success at the International Mediation Competition. One Lewis University team finished in sixth place and the other finished in 23rd place. This continues the nine-year streak  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

“Point of View” Exhibits Fine Art Photography
An exhibition called “Point of View” by Joliet’s Gallery 7 artists is on display until August 12 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The free exhibit is open to the public and is on  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Athletics Finishes Sixth In 2015-16 Learfield Directors' Cup
The Lewis University Athletics Department earned its second-straight Top Ten finish in the 2015-16 NCAA Division II Learfield Directors' Cup rankings released on Thursday (June 9). The Flyers finished sixth in the country after registering a school-record  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Teachers and Administrators Head Back to Class This Summer
The College of Education at Lewis University is offering Summer Seminars for teachers and administrators. Each seminar is $40 per person. Attendees will earn four professional development units for each seminar. The one-day seminars begin on June  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

RAD Camp for Kids Continues
Lewis University’s annual summer Recreational Activities Day (RAD) camp will be held from 9 a.m. – noon each day of the following weeks: June 13-17, June 27-July 1 and July 11-15. The cost is $75 for each week of the camp. A $5 discount will be given  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Colloquium Fosters Future Lasallian Teachers
Nearly 100 students, faculty and Lasallian partners participated “Becoming Lasallian.” The spring semester event was the first colloquium for the Institute for the Advancement of Catholic and Lasallian Education and the College of Education . Brother  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. David Livingston named 10th President of Lewis
David J. Livingston, PhD, President of Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio has been appointed as the 10th President of Lewis University. He will begin his role as President on July 1. He succeeds Brother James Gaffney, FSC, who will retire on June 30  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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