Published: September 26, 2012.
Lewis University alumni, students and their families, faculty, staff and friends of the University are invited to the Romeoville Campus for reunions, athletic events, children’s activities, and more at Homecoming and Family Day on Saturday, September 29. More information and reservations for special alumni gatherings and reunions are available online at www.alumni.lewisu.edu/homecoming.
Other highlights of the day’s events include:
- 5K run, sponsored by intramurals starts at 9:00 a.m. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. with a registration fee of $10.
Families of Lewis students are invited to join Brother James Gaffney, FSC, Lewis University President for the Lewis Flyers Luncheon from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Student Fitness and Recreation Center. This beach-themed lunch will feature special appearances by the LU Cheer Team and the Lewis mascot, Bedcheck Charlie. Registration is $20 for adults, $15 for children 4-12, children under 3 and Lewis students receive free admission.
- A reception and lunch for Lewis’ special Golden Flyers (graduates of 1962 and prior) will be held from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the D’Arcy Great Room in LaGrippe Pastoral Center.
- Remember the “old” Sheil Hall? Flyer alumni won’t believe their eyes when the see the newly renovated residence hall during the Sheil Hall Open House from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- The Science Center Open House will take place from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Learn about the research taking place in new state-of-the-art labs and about the green features incorporated into this new learning space. Faculty and student experiments will be showcased.
- The Lewis Aviation Department will be hosting Aviation Tours from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m at the Harold E. White Aviation Center. Campus tours will also be available from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the University Green.
- Hypnotist, Dr. James Wand, will be performing in the Student Union from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Athletic events planned for the day include a Women’s Volleyball game vs. Bellarmine at 3:00 p.m. at Neil Carey Arena, Women’s Softball Alumnae vs. Current Team game at 4:00 p.m. at the softball field, and a Flyer Baseball Alumni vs. Alumni game at 6:00 p.m. at Brennan Field.
- National Alumni Board Open House will take place at 3:00 p.m. on the University Green. All alumni are invited to meet the Board members!
- Lewis University Mass will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Sancta Alberta Chapel.
- Lewis University will be honoring Christopher Perry ’87 with the Distinguished Alumni Award and seven other alumni for achievements in their fields:
- Aviation – Gordon Nelson ’50
- Business – Ken Lomasney ’82
- Education – Karen Calloway, ’90
- Nursing and Health Professions – Dr. Bernard Tadda, D.N.P. ’76
- Criminal/Social Justice – The Honorable Timothy Murphy ’76
- Young Alumni Achievement – Sophia Cartagena ’07
- Young Alumni Achievement – Roberto Suarez ’02
The Alumni Achievement awards begin with a reception at 5:00 p.m. followed by the award ceremony and dinner from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the University Dining Room.
- The Lewis Beach Party, featuring Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band will be from 6:00 p.m. – 11 p.m. on the University Green. Join us for sand volleyball, bags, ladderball, jarts and even limbo while you enjoy beach tunes! Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band will play from 8-11 p.m. Admission to the beer and food tent is free for alumni who enter the Life's A Beach contest. You can enter the contest at http://www.alumni.lewisu.edu/lifesabeach.
Alumni who would like more information regarding specific events or to register, can visit www.alumni.lewisu.edu/homecoming, or call the Alumni Office at (815) 836-5545. Families of Lewis students can register at www.lewisu.edu/homecomingandfamilyday or contact Student Organization Resource Center at (815) 836-5834.
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.