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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 $10,000 in financial assistance to students of an underrepresented group completing graduate degrees. “This fellowship will provide me additional support to achieve my career goals of working as a critical transformative educator in an institution of higher education,” said Montero, who currently is a student success specialist at Lewis University while earning his doctoral degree. He plans on using the funds to continue participating in national and international scholarly conferences and research studies. “Overall, the DFI Fellow   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

PLT goes green with “Shrek the Musical''
The Philip Lynch Theatre stage is getting a green swamp makeover this summer with “Shrek The Musical.” The show was created by Jeanine Tesori (music) and David Lindsay-Abaire (book and lyrics) and based on the award-winning DreamWorks Animation Motion  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [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)

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)

Women's Track and Field earns all-academic team honors
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday (July 22) that the Lewis University women's track and field team, led by 10 USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees, earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team status. In order  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Men's Track and Field claims All-Academic Team honors
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday (July 22) that the Lewis University men's track and field team, led by nine USTFCCCA All-Academic honorees, earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team status. In order  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Men's Basketball nets NABC Team Academic Excellence Award
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced on Wednesday (July 23) that the Lewis University men's basketball team has earned the 2013-14 Team Academic Excellence Award, created by the NABC Committee on Academics. The award recognizes  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [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)

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)

Lewis Athletics Tabs Becky Pearl As New Head Softball Coach
Lewis University Director of Athletics Dr. John Planek announced on Monday (July 21) that he has hired Becky (Stenning) Pearl as the fifth head softball coach in Flyer history. "I am so excited for this opportunity," Pearl said. "Lewis has a great  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [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)

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)

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)

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)


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