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National Weather Service Declares Lewis StormReady

Lewis University has been named a StormReady community by the National Weather Service. This voluntary preparedness program encourages communities to prepare for severe weather. Through this StormReady program, Lewis University has demonstrated communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property; before, during and after an event. "StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness,” Mike Bardou, warning coordination meteorologist NOAA/National Weather Service - Chicago/Romeoville, said. Lewis University has several policies and practices in place that exhibit its preparedness for extreme weather and water events. • The Lewis University Police Department provides a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center for the Romeoville campus. • An emergency notification system alerts students, faculty and staff of severe weather warnings and forecasts. • Nearly 50 students, faculty and staff are trained weather spotters on the Romeoville campus. • Lewis University regularly hosts community seminars and shares information on severe weather. • The Lewis University Campus Emergency Planning Team has developed a severe weather plan and holds exercises on a regular basis for the Romeoville campus. “We cannot prevent severe weather, but we can be prepared for   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Women's Track & Field Wins F. Lee Slick Invite
Lewis University women's track and field placed first with 172 at the F. Lee Slick Invitational. Cierra Pulliam (Plainfield, Ill./Romeoville) had a successful day at the meet after placing first in the triple jump recording a provisional worthy 12.42 meter jump also being the third best jump in the nation. Pulliam also finished first in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.75. Lane Kadlec  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Mary Shelley’s 'Frankenstein' is Alive at PLT
This year marks the 200th anniversary of that dark and stormy night when Mary Shelley first imagined “the hideous phantasm of a man.” "Frankenstein" caught the public’s imagination almost immediately after it was published. The first stage adaptation was produced in 1823, only seven years after its publication. Since then, countless stage and film versions, parodies, and modern interpretations have  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

The Indelible Imprints of Humanity on Exhibit at Lewis
The art exhibition "Humanity” by artist Jelena Berenc is available until March 16 at Lewis University in Romeoville. The exhibit portrays indelible imprints of the individual and of humanity. It will be on display from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The exhibit is free and open to the public. A reception  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

iHeart Radio Executive Gives Feedback to Radio Students
Lewis University radio students received feedback on their projects from media executive Derrick Brown. The former Lewis University student is currently director of Urban Programming at iHeartMedia. The Joliet native visited Advanced Radio students enrolled in class taught by John Carey, associate professor/director of Electronic Media. During his discussion, he talked about his current role in  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Kelliher is Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday (Feb. 22) that Lewis University junior forward Jessica Kelliher (Waukesha, Wis./Waukesha North) has been selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Women's Basketball Team. Kelliher, who is majoring in organizational communications, owns a 3.80 grade-point-average. She joins Mary Moskal and Jamie Johnson as the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Inclusion was the Focus of on Becoming Lasallian Colloquium
More than 100 Lewis University students, faculty and Lasallian partners gathered Jan. 27 at Lewis University in Romeoville. They focused on building united communities where diversity is respected and everyone belongs. “Building Inclusive Communities” was this year’s theme of “Becoming Lasallian,” the third annual colloquium of the Institute for the Advancement of Catholic and Lasallian Education  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Signs Will County Regional Sustainability Compact
In 2014, the SMHEC Sustainability Task Force began working with communities through its Link and Leverage initiative to promote the growth and development of resilient communities through sustainable practices. In 2016, SMHEC, Joliet Junior College, Lewis University and University of St. Francis formed the Will County Regional Sustainability Network at the request of a number of Will County organizations  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Students and Professor Create NetLabs Facilty
A team of Lewis University Computer Science students recently installed a NetLabs facility in the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences. NetLabs is a computing platform that provides remote access to laboratory experiences in computer science. “Remote labs have been tricky, particularly when it comes to the networking and cyber security aspects because students need access to the hardware.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University and Bishop Noll Writing Centers Collaborate
Four Bishop Noll Institute writing tutors and two members of the Hammond, Ind., private high school recently visited the Lewis University Writing Center February 8 as part of a recent collaboration between the two centers. Representatives from Bishop Noll Institute reached out to the Dr. Jen Consilio, Lewis Writing Center director, at the end of last month to collaborate on ideas for how the high  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Student Awarded Internship through Lockport Woman’s Club
Lewis University student Melissa Fregeau of Westmont was selected as the ninth Lockport Woman’s Club/Pat Darin Internship. Fregeau, a history major, will help design an online exhibit to celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial. The senior will also assist in processing materials into the collection and transcription of oral interviews while earning course credit for her internship. “I am looking  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Free Foreign Language Classes Continue This Summer
Lewis University again will offer STARTALK, a free four-week foreign language summer program featuring beginning Russian and Chinese courses. It is intended for high school students entering grades 10, 11 and 12, and Lewis students entering freshman, sophomore and junior years. The 2018 STARTALK program will be held from June 18 to July 9 at the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The Lewis  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Athletics To Host 2nd Flyer Red Dinner
Thursday (March 15), Lewis University Athletics will host its second Flyer Red Dinner. The dinner will be a fundraising event to benefit Lewis Flyers Athletics and its 20 teams and 400 student-athletes. The event will be held at Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oak Brook Terrace at 6:30 PM. Last year's inaugural event saw an amazing turnout of more than 300 individuals in attendance.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Expands Occupational Therapy Experience
Lewis University graduate students in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program have an important new addition to the curriculum – the addition of a TRAN-SIT® Car Transfer Simulator. This simulator will assist MSOT students in learning the knowledge and skills while gaining the experience necessary to assist those with developmental, physical, cognitive, psychological and sensory  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University DACA Advocacy Reaches U.S. Senators
Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth recently thanked Lewis University for their efforts of advocacy for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients. Sister Emily Brabham, OSF from University Ministry recently visited the legislators in their Washington DC offices. “I was assured of their continued support not just for DACA recipients, but also for Dreamers. Our postcards were effective  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

MYSO Spring Concert Features Youth Concerto Soloists
The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) and Concerto Soloists Allison Brandt (2018 MYSO Concerto Competition Winner), Mattie Levy and Julie Stanwyck will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 14 at the St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall on the Romeoville campus of Lewis University. Admission is free. The program will be repeated at 4 p.m. March 18 in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Joliet Junior College.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

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