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PLT takes a magic carpet ride with “The Arabian Nights”

“The Arabian Nights,” weaves ancient tales of wonder into a rich and poetic testament to the transformational power of storytelling at Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT). This storybook world is based on Powys Mathers’s translation, “The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night” and adapted by Chicago’s award winning director, Mary Zimmerman. The show revolves around a brave young woman spinning tales using imagination and the encyclopedia of human experiences to prevent her husband, the powerful king, from executing her at sunrise. The show made its debut in 1992 at the Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago and has been enchanting audiences across the U.S. ever since. It is revealed at the beginning of the play that King Shahryar (Zachary Abu-Shanab, Plainfield) has been betrayed   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

LUMINATE enlightens students on appreciation
Spring Break was filled with hard work for 32 Lewis University students, but they were rewarded with a new appreciation. They participated in five different service projects across the Midwest as part of the Lewis University Ministry Alternative Trip  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Celebrate Earth Week with recycling, planting and picnics
The Lewis University celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day spans a week again this year. Earth Week begins a collection drive and concludes with the annual Arbor Day celebration on April 24. The week of events will be located on the university’s main  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Nursing students gain insight on ‘Changing the World’
Lewis University students received leadership advice and guidance at the annual Student Nurse Association of Illinois conference aimed to educate and encourage nursing students. Approximately 100 nursing students throughout the state attended the March  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

World War I posters on display in Lewis University Library
The Lewis University History Center and Library are showcasing posters from the Adelmann Regional History Collection until April 8 on the first floor of the Library on the Main Campus in Romeoville. As part of the Violent Times colloquium, the display  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Men’s Golf Cruises To Win at Cardinal Invitational
Lewis men's golf won their fourth event of the season on Sunday (March 22) when the Flyers wrapped up a win at the Cardinal Invitational hosted by Saginaw Valley State at Boone Links Golf Course. The Flyers finished with a two-day score of 596 after  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Inclement weather cancels several athletic events
Baseball: Wednesday's scheduled regional doubleheader between the Lewis University baseball team and Upper Iowa University has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The twinbill will not be rescheduled. Lewis returns to action on Saturday (March  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University offers free summer language program again
For the sixth time, Lewis University will offer STARTALK, a free four-week foreign language summer program. It is for high school students entering grades 10, 11 and 12 and Lewis students entering freshman, sophomore and junior years. The 2015 STARTALK  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [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)

U.S. Commissioner speaks during COB Ethics Week
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic will be among the guest speakers during the Lewis University College of Business Ethics Week. Mohorovic’s presentation will begin at 11:00 a.m. March 27 in the St. Charles Convocation Hall on  [MORE]  [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)

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)

Lewis University honored again as Tree Campus USA
Lewis University has been named a Tree Campus USA for the sixth consecutive year by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. “Once again, we are honored with this recognition that signifies we are  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

College of Education hosts early childhood conference
The Lewis University College of Education and STAR NET Region VI held its eighth annual “Early Childhood Today” conference on March 4 on the Main Campus of Lewis University. It focused on developing successful learners. Workshops during the conference  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [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)

Women’s Basketball Falls To No. 2 Limestone 61-58
No. 4 Lewis women's basketball saw the best season in school history come to an end on Tuesday (March 24) evening in the Elite Eight at the Sanford Pentagon at the hands of No. 2 Limestone 61-58. The Flyers had three looks at a 3-pointer in the final  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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