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Industry Experts Say Aviation Maintenance is a Hot Career

“Get Hired in Aviation Maintenance Conference” attendees heard it straight from the professionals, there’s an extraordinary hiring demand in the industry now. The Lewis University July 25 event featured aviation professionals that discussed industry trends, specific career tips and networking opportunities. Steve Meyers, president and chief technical officer at DVI Aviation, encouraged attendees to get a well-rounded education to prepare for the upcoming industry changes. During his keynote address, he said, “In aviation you have to be a pilot, mechanic and have a solid background in engineering or science. And Lewis prepares you for that.” An alumni panel of professionals working in the industry shared how they were witnessing a great need for aviation maintenance professionals.   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Introduces New Head Women's Basketball Coach Thursday
Lewis University Director of Athletics Dr. John Planek will introduce the 12th head women's basketball coach in school-history at 12 PM on Thursday (July 30) in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery located in the Oremus Fine Arts Center. The  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Free Activities for Kids Aug. 1 at Kidzfest in Joliet
Activities for children of all ages will be featured at the Lewis University Mini-Campus during Kidzfest 2015, to be held Saturday, Aug. 1 in downtown Joliet. A free family festival, Kidzfest offers an opportunity for children to play, explore, imagine  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women's Golfer Wins Rockford Championship
Lewis Women's Golfer Melissa VanSistine (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) is spending her summer winning trophies. She the won the 2015 Greater Rockford Women's Golf Classic on Friday (July 24). It is VanSistine's second Greater Rockford championship  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

An assortment of art is on display June-August
The summer exhibit for the Lewis University Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery “The Lewis University Permanent Art Collection” will be on display June 1-Aug. 14. 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)

Sports Management students raise funds for McDonald House
Sport Management students raised a total of $11,258 for Ronald McDonald House Charities at Central DuPage Hospital. During the spring semester, students raised $6,693 and in the fall semester, students netted $4,565. The students were enrolled in Foundations  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Computer Science student brings research to Argonne
Lewis University professor Dr. Ray Klump and Computer Science student Michael Korzon recently presented research to cyber security personnel at Argonne National Laboratory. Their presentation, “Secure, Practical, and Efficient Data Handling for Cyber  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra to Hold Auditions
The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) will hold auditions on Wednesday, August 26 and Wednesday, September 2 for the 2015-2016 season. The auditions will be held at the Oremus Fine Arts Center on the Lewis University main campus located on  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Choir to Hold Auditions for 2015-16 Season
The Lewis University Choir will hold auditions for singers in all voice categories (SATB) from 6- 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1 in Ives Recital Hall in the Oremus Fine Arts Building on the Romeoville campus. Under the direction of Dr. Lawrence Sisk ,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis professors set to present at national conference
Two Lewis University professors will present at the 2015 Association of Black Women in Higher Education National Conference. Dr. Katherine Helm, professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Programs in Counseling , and Dr. Tennille Allen, associate  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Receives Grant for Alcohol Awareness Effort
Lewis University has been selected to receive a $30,000 NCAA CHOICES grant to fund a three-year project aimed to provide alcohol education to the entire student body, capitalizing on the leadership and peer influence that athletes tend to have on campus  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Receives Another NSF Grant
Lewis University has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for $201,123 to implement a Lewis University project on “Implementing and Investigating Mathematical Modeling as a Means to Demonstrate the Interdisciplinary Nature of Science  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Students Develop Aviation Safety Device
A Lewis University Aviation student and a Computer Science student recently teamed up in an effort to enhance aviation safety. They designed and built a device that may help prevent runway incursions, a potential hazard at airports without control towers.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis ranked among nation's best Catholic universities
Lewis University has been ranked among the 50 Best Catholic Colleges and Universities according to . Qualifying factors considered in this distinction include academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost and success of  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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