Monday August 22, 2016 through Sunday August 28, 2016


It's Welcome Week for New and Returning Students

This year’s Welcome Week begins Wednesday, Aug. 24 and will present a multi-faceted program to welcome Lewis University’s newest students, orient them to campus, and transition many of them into residence halls, while providing opportunities for new and returning students to meet new friends and to launch the 2016-2017 academic year in the Lasallian spirit of Association.

Freshman move-in will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Any volunteer help would be greatly appreciated. All faculty and staff are invited to attend the new student convocation that day at 4 p.m. in the Fieldhouse, which will be immediately followed by a welcome picnic luau on the University Green. Parents and students will be in attendance so please come out and welcome our new families.

Faculty and staff are also invited to attend the Joliet Slammers baseball game at 7 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 25. Joe Falese, Vice President of Student Services, will throw out the first pitch and the Gospel Choir will be singing that night. Tickets can be purchased at the SORC office for $5 and includes a voucher for a hot dog, chips and soda. Show your Flyer spirit and wear your Lewis gear.

On Friday, Aug. 26, returning students will be moving back in. Volunteer help will be welcome. Offices may see heavier traffic than usual while students try to take care of last minute business, buy textbooks, locate their classes, etc. Students will have an opportunity to participate in a service project that morning with a bonfire planned at 8 p.m. that evening in the Backyard.

Saturday, Aug. 27, will feature a resource fair for students beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the University Green. Any office who would like to let students know what opportunities exist for them should be present. If you’d like to reserve a table, please contact Student Development and Leadership.

For a complete list of activities, times and locations visit the Welcome Days website.

College Success Program Receives $45,000 AT&T Contribution

Incoming Lewis University students connected to a network that is building a better tomorrow on July 29 as AT&T presented $45,000 to the Lewis University Success program.

More than 60 Lewis University students are currently enrolled in the Success Program that provides first-year college students with a summer bridge opportunity, peer mentoring experiences, academic support services and scholarships.

“At AT&T we are empowering students everywhere to reach their highest potential. Through Aspire, AT&T passed the $250 million mark on our plan to invest $350 million in education between 2008-2017. We want to help build a better future for the students and help them succeed,” said Jeff Adducci ’92, director of external affairs at AT&T.

The AT&T contribution will be used for textbook stipends, scholarships, an updating and redesign of the program curriculum, enhanced training for Peer Mentors, and new experiential learning opportunities for students.

Adducci was joined by two AT&T colleagues who are also Lewis University alumni Craig Mikalauski ’89, ‘91, senior market research analyst, and Chuck Stahulak ’91, senior network process manager.

“It’s great to see three of our Lewis University alumni investing in the future at Lewis University through AT&T. Their gift will undoubtedly contribute to the betterment of society as we continue research that presents solutions to real world problems,” commented Dr. David Livingston, president of Lewis University.

The contribution is made through AT&T Aspire, the company’s signature philanthropic initiative designed to help equip students with the skills they need to lead the digital, global economy.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at or follow our news on @ATT, on Facebook at and YouTube at

University Faculty and Staff Prepare for New Academic Year

The week prior to the University’s 85th academic year’s start is filled with a series of important events and activities for faculty and staff, as well as new and returning students. The semi-annual New Employee Mission Orientation Workshop, Commissioning Service and Welcoming Luncheon for approximately 50 new faculty and staff will be held Monday, August 22. All members of the University Community are invited to participate in the 9 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, August 23 in Sancta Alberta Chapel. Father Daniel Torson, C.PP.S., university chaplain and assistant professor of theology, will serve as the celebrant. Faculty, staff and administrators are invited to the annual University Convocation on Tuesday, August 23 in the Student Recreation and Fitness Center Fieldhouse. An optional continental breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Convocation will formally begin at 10 a.m. Dr. Stephany Schlachter, provost, will provide welcoming comments. It will be followed by a community prayer service led by the University Ministry Team. Dr. David Livingston, president, will present a keynote address. He plans to share a reflection on his first months at Lewis as well as present key themes for the upcoming year. Small group table discussions will follow. The formal activities for the day will conclude with a community luncheon from noon until 1 p.m. All members of the University Community are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the University Convocation. Certain offices will remain open with very limited staffing in order to provide essential services to our students and others, while also incorporating the assistance of student employees. First-year students arrive on campus Wednesday, August 24 as part of an expanded series of Welcome Week activities. A schedule of events for new and returning traditional-age undergraduates is available on the University’s website at

Nine Lewis University Alumni are Lasallian Volunteers in 2016-17

Nine alumni of Lewis University will be serving as Lasallian Volunteers in the 2016-2017 academic year, joining young adults throughout the country who are committed to serving the educational needs of the poor through the Lasallian Volunteer Program of the USA-Toronto Region of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

The Lasallian Volunteers participate in a faith-based service program that provides a volunteer opportunity for ministry as well as a supportive community experience where the volunteers reside during their terms of service. The Lasallian Volunteers reside in various communities nationally with De La Salle Christian Brothers and other Lasallian Volunteers during their period of service. The term of service is for one year, but most volunteers choose to serve up to two additional years. Most teach or assist in Lasallian schools or other educational missions that are focused on disadvantaged youth throughout the USA.

Nine Lewis University alumni are serving as Lasallian Volunteers at the following sites:

  • Tidiany Diarra – La Salle School, Albany, N.Y.

  • Jon Ficaro – De La Salle Blackfeet, Browning, Mont.

  • Ruth Ficaro – De La Salle Blackfeet, Browning, Mont.

  • Abby Michels – De La Salle Academy, Concord, Calif.

  • Ivette Quinteros – Tides Family Services, Pawtucket/W. Warwick, R.I.

  • Nick Quinlan – La Salle Academy, Philadelphia, Penn.

  • Eddie Ibarra – Tides Family Services, Pawtucket/W. Warwick, R.I.

  • David Edwards – John Paul II Academy, Racine, Wisc.

  • Isaac Jean-Paul – Ocean Tides School, Narragansett, R.I.

Four Lasallian Volunteers who have completed their terms of service are currently enrolled in graduate studies at Lewis University through the Lasallian Volunteers Scholar Program, including David Anderson, Monique Cruz, Shanae Farrell and Sonya Lee. They will be serving as Graduate Assistants during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Alumni Organizations Welcome New Students Aug. 27

Two alumni groups are welcoming the class of 2020 with a reception at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 27 on the Lewis University main campus in Romeoville.

The Lewis University Aviation Alumni Organization is sponsoring the reception for incoming aviation students, current aviation students and alumni. Register online.

The Lewis University Nursing Alumni Network will be welcoming the class of 2020 and celebrating the class of 1976 during a reception for incoming and current nursing students as well as nursing alumni. Register online.

Sculptures of Steel and Stone are on Display in September

Lewis University offers an exhibition of sculptor Fisher Stolz, whose work is on display August 29-September 23 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, located on main campus in Romeoville.

The free exhibit is open to the public and is on display from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

There will be a Gallery Talk and reception from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, September 1. It is free and open to the public.

Stolz is a sculptor creating work primarily in stainless steel, cast metals and stone that range in scale from interior pedestal pieces to large outdoor works. The Washington, Ill., resident received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Georgia and has studied and taught sculpture abroad in Cortona, Italy. He is a tenured professor teaching sculpture at Bradley University in Peoria. Stolz is a member of the International Sculpture Center Board of Trustees and Chicago Sculpture International, where he served as vice president.

The gallery is part of the Oremus Fine Arts Center at Lewis University. The Department of Art and Design manages the gallery events, which include Lewis University student shows, local and regional artist shows, annual high school exhibits, faculty shows, academic based exhibitions and cultural and religious based art shows. More information is available about the Art Gallery and exhibits by contacting Natalie Swain, art gallery coordinator, at


Opening Week Schedule Fall 2016

Please click on the following links to access the Opening Week schedule and dining information:

Service Award Recipient for August 2016

Congratulations to Stefanie Offerman for being selected the recipient of the Service Recognition Award for August, 2016. Stefanie Offerman was nominated by the President’s Student Advisory Council for her helpful, polite, enthusiastic, friendly, and very dedicated service as a Secretary in the Office of Financial Aid Services. 

Each month, Lewis University confers a Service Recognition Award on an individual who consistently has exhibited outstanding service, great concern for our students and a genuine spirit of Association. Recipients receive a gift certificate for the Lewis University Bookstore and are honored at an annual luncheon on June 22, 2017 hosted by Dr. David J. Livingston, President.

Convocation Address Fall 2016

Please click on the following link to access the Fall 2016 Convocation Address Dr. David Livingston:


Meet the Candidates September 29 at Lewis University

Lewis University and the Grand Haven neighborhood are hosting Candidates Night, a two-part event, for state and local political candidates to interact with the community at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 29 in the University Dining Room, located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville.

Candidates' Night is an event designed to give members of the Lewis University community an opportunity to meet with various state and local political candidates. The first part of the event will be held from 5-6 p.m. in the University Dining Room. It will allow participants to interact with the candidates in a one-on-one, meet-and-greet format. The second half of the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Haven Community Center in Romeoville. Candidates will address a larger audience comprised of local community members. This is an opportunity to interact with some of the people who will be playing critical roles in impactful political positions.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Jim Rago at (815) 836-5394.

Lewis University offers a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations. The curriculum provides learning experiences through traditional classes, internships, study abroad and service learning. Political science degree graduates are using their degrees in governmental positions, law school, non-profits and corporations.

Candidates’ Night is being presented as a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. A portion of the Arts & Ideas events is sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.


Harold E. White Legacy Society of Lewis University is Honored

On July 31, members of the Harold E. White Legacy Society of Lewis University gathered for the third annual recognition ceremony honoring their decision to provide an educational legacy for Lewis University students either through a gift in their estate plans or some other type of planned gift arrangement.

During the event, Dr. David Livingston, president of Lewis University, thanked the Legacy Society members, which includes alumni, faculty, staff, retirees and other friends, for their thoughtful and generous gift. He discussed the significant impact that planned gifts have had on Lewis throughout its history.

The impact of planned gifts was essential to the establishment of Lewis University. The first planned gift was made by Michael Fitzpatrick, and his sister, Frances Fitzpatrick. It consisted of over 170 acres of farmland to the Archdiocese of Chicago. This land was ultimately used to house the first buildings of Lewis University and remains a significant part of the Romeoville campus.

Michael Fitzpatrick participated in the planning that resulted in a school being built on the donated property. He witnessed the realization of his dreams as he participated in the Holy Name Technical School dedication activities in 1932.

Frances, who lived until 1950, watched the school for boys evolve from a high school to Lewis College. Over the years, she maintained her friendship with Lewis by frequently visiting the campus while providing buttermilk and cookies to students.

Their exceptionally generous and far-sighted gift made in the 1920s not only allowed for the formation of what has now become Lewis University, but also continues to keep giving to the University today.

The impact of other completed planned gifts is also clearly evident: a number of buildings that are home to programs of distinction; endowed scholarships that have provided generations of financially-challenged students with the benefits of a quality Catholic education in the Lasallian tradition; and many other endowed programs that have promoted a variety of research initiatives. These significant investments continue to provide students with learning opportunities beyond the classroom, while also further enhancing the academic reputation of Lewis University.

The current members of the Legacy Society have continued the tradition of legacy giving, and their planned gifts will also serve to transform the future of Lewis University.

During the past four years of the “Achieve More. Together” campaign, the Legacy Society increased by more than 50 percent with more than $10 million committed through various planned gifts.

For more information regarding the Harold E. White Legacy Society, or how you can make a difference in the lives of future generations of our students with an estate gift or other planned gift, please contact Robert A. Kanonik, JD, Director of Planned Giving at (815) 836-5813 or Additional photos of the event are available in our online photo gallery at

Lewis University Sponsors C.A.L.L. Conference

Graciela Dufour, associate vice president of Human Resources, and Liseth Chavez, coordinator of Student Retention Services, recently represented Lewis University at the Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (C.A.L.L.) Conference.

Lewis University and Christian Brothers Services sponsored the conference held Aug. 18-21 in Chicago.

The Catholic Association of Latino Leaders (CALL) is a national organization dedicated to the growth and spiritual formation of the Latino leaders of this country in their knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith.


Birthdays for August 2016

Happy Birthday to the following faculty and staff members who celebrate their birthdays from August 1 - August 31.

August 1, Mary DeGraw, Enrollment Management
August 1, Darlene Peters, College of Nursing & Health Professions

August 3, Maria Emerson, Library
August 3, Alan Finkenbinder, Aviation Services
August 3, Dr. Kristi Kelly, Multicultural Student Services
August 3, Br. Pierre St. Raymond, FSC, Chemistry

August 4, Roger Karns, Athletics

August 5, Andrew Lenaghan, Library

August 6, Dr. Valerie Hill Steik, Psychology

August 7, Br. Michael Fehrenbach, FSC, Office of the Provost
August 7, Margaret Juraco, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

August 8, Sarah Coleman, College of Nursing & Health Professions
August 8, Joseph Falese, Student Services
August 8, Dr. Jordan Humphrey, Student Services
August 8, Julio Kennedy, Facilities
August 8, Mark Swain, Art & Design

August 9, Gloria Massey, LUA
August 9, Dr. Wallace Ross, English Studies

August 10, Dr. Serafima Gettys, Foreign Language Program
August 10, Br. Getachew Nadew, Multicultural Student Services
August 10, Alyssa Schneider, Registrar

August 11, Lee Anne McConologue, College of Education
August 11, Mark Switalski, Athletics

August 13, Tammy Kuse, Office of Technology
August 13, Nicholas Merklein, Flight

August 14, Joanna Baumann, SPCE
August 14, Vladimir Frenc, Athletics
August 14, Dr. Joyce Hayward, College of Education
August 14, Matthew McCarthy, Athletics
August 14, Ann O'Brien, College of Education
August 14, William Parrot, Aviation & Transportation Studies

August 15, Leonard Collum, Jr., Office of Technology
August 15, Louis Revisky, Aviation & Transportation Studies

August 16, Thomas Burgess, Campus Police
August 16, Jane Foster, Financial Aid Services
August 16, Norene Tierney, Human Resources

August 17, Dean Schumacker, Facilities

August 18, Humphrey Abeh, Aviation & Transportation Studies
August 18, Dr. David Livingston, Office of the President
August 18, Nina Nowaczyk, Graduate Admission

August 19, Kimberly Bozych, LaSalle House
August 19, Jim Reed, Aviation Services

August 20, Dr. Jackie White, English Studies

August 21, Shanae Farrell, LARC
August 21, John Jones, Facilities
August 21, Dr. Gina Martinez, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
August 21, Dr. Natalia Tapia, Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies
August 21, Joseph Zuleger, Facilities

August 22, Patrick Healy, Flight
August 22, Dr. Gwen Svoboda, College of Nursing & Health Professions
August 22, Larry Van Luyk, Facilities

August 23, Mary Puente, College of Nursing and Health Professions

August 25, Melanie Obispo-Young, College of Nursing & Health Professions
August 25, Lisa O'Toole, Communications

August 27, Dr. Daniel Ayala Rodriguez, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

August 28, Eric Butch, Athletics
August 28, Jeffrey Festin, Facilities
August 28, Charles Slutz, Aviation & Transportation Studies

August 30, Linda Cunningham, Oak Brook Campus
August 30, Aaron Scheiwe, Business Office
August 30, Brittany Vickers, College of Nursing & Health Professions

August 31, Dr. Susan Sheffer, Psychology

If you'd rather not have your birthday published, please notify the Office of Marketing and Communications (Unit 196, ext. 5974). To make sure your request is met, call each year at least one month before your birthday. Any corrections should be reported to the Office of Human Resources at ext. 5270.


Service Anniversaries for August 2016

The following faculty and staff members will celebrate their service anniversaries at Lewis from August 1 - August 31.


45 Years, Br. Raphael Mascari, FSC, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

43 Years, Br. Bernard Rapp, FSC, Archives

41 Years, Karen Lockyer, Sport and Exercise Science

39 Years, James Perrone, College of Business

37 Years, Dr. Stephany Schlachter, Office of the Provost

36 Years, Dr. Steven Berger, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

35 Years, Michael Streit, Aviation & Transportation Studies

33 Years, Margaret Juraco, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

32 Years, Keith White, Theatre
32 Years, Br. Thomas Dupre, FSC, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

31 Years, Dr. Chwan-Shyang Jih, Psychology

30 Years, Dr. John Greenwood, Psychology

28 Years, Dr. Lawrence Sisk, Music

27 Years, Evan Fiffles, Athletics
27 Years, Humphrey Abeh, Aviation & Transportation Studies
27 Years, Dr. Maureen Culleeney, College of Business

26 Years, Mary DeGraw, Enrollment Management
26 Years, Dr. Robert Atra, College of Business
26 Years, Dr. Samuel Enyia, Communications
26 Years, Yvonne LeClaire, Aviation & Transportation Studies
26 Years, Barbara Nichols, Social Work/Human Services

25 Years, John Kilpatrick, Communications
25 Years, Dr. Peggy Rice, College of Nursing & Health Professions
25 Years, Dr. Gail Vitale, College of Nursing & Health Professions
25 Years, Dr. Nancy Workman, English Studies
25 Years, Dr. David Anderson, Communications
25 Years, Dr. George Miller, Philosophy

24 Years, Katheryn Slattery, Student Services
24 Years, Dr. Gwen Svoboda, College of Nursing & Health Professions
24 Years, Dr. Sheila Kennedy, English Studies
24 Years, Dr. Cathy Ayers, College of Arts & Sciences
24 Years, Br. Lawrence Oelschlegel, FSC, English Studies

23 Years, Dr. Nan Yancey, Office of the Provost

22 Years, Deborah Kornacker, College of Nursing & Health Professions
22 Years, Dr. Edmund Kearney, Psychology
22 Years, Sheila Berkemeyer, College of Nursing & Health Professions
22 Years, Br. Pierre St. Raymond, FSC, Chemistry

21 Years, Dr. Ann Jordan, Psychology
21 Years, Linda Elsik, College of Nursing & Health Professions
21 Years, Keith McGill, Flight

20 Years, Dr. Jennifer Roberts, Biology
20 Years, Cathy Bohlin, Sport and Exercise Science
20 Years, Dr. Mark Schultz, History

19 Years, Katherine Keating, Hickory Hills Campus
19 Years, Dr. Dorene Huvaere, College of Education
19 Years, Dr. Christopher Wielgos, English Studies
19 Years, Matthew Massey, Flight
19 Years, Thomas Burgess, Campus Police
19 Years, Carla Lebre, College of Education

18 Years, Graciela Dufour, Human Resources
18 Years, Dr. Keith Killacky, Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies

17 Years, Nancy Wiksten, Graduate Admission
17 Years, Dr. Ian Gladding, College of Business
17 Years, Dr. Dominic Colonna, Theology
17 Years, Dr. Kevin Trudeau, Theatre
17 Years, Charles Slutz, Aviation & Transportation Studies
17 Years, Ellen Renna, College of Nursing & Health Professions

16 Years, Dr. Mike McFerron, Music
16 Years, Dr. Jamil Mustafa, English Studies
16 Years, Dr. Karen Trimble Alliaume, Theology
16 Years, Dr. Laurette Liesen, Political Science
16 Years, Dr. Lauren Hoffman, College of Education

15 Years, Dr. Richard Walsh, Organizational Leadership
15 Years, William Parrot, Aviation & Transportation Studies
15 Years, Dr. Katherine Helm-Lewis, Psychology
15 Years, Dr. Ray Klump, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
15 Years, Dr. Nancy Kennedy, College of Education
15 Years, Dr. Rami Khasawneh, College of Business
15 Years, Robert Bergman, College of Business
15 Years, Dr. Eileen McMahon, History

14 Years, Br. John Vietoris, FSC, History
14 Years, James Ross, Facilities
14 Years, Dr. Deborah Augsburger, College of Education
14 Years, Dana Schwarting, Athletics
14 Years, Edward Tatro, Facilities
14 Years, Dr. Frank Rose, College of Business

13 Years, Dr. Velda Wright, College of Education
13 Years, Frank DuBois, Aviation & Transportation Studies
13 Years, Dr. Seung Kim, College of Education
13 Years, Dr. Michael Cherry, Organizational Leadership
13 Years, Dr. Simone Muench, English Studies

12 Years, Sabrina Poulin, University Ministry
12 Years, Dr. Marne Bailey, Biology
12 Years, Dr. Erin Zimmer, Biology
12 Years, Dr. Ralph Miller, Sport and Exercise Science
12 Years, Mary W. Charles, Chemistry
12 Years, Dan Friend, Athletics
12 Years, Dr. Dennis Cremin, History
12 Years, Jennifer Skvarla, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
12 Years, Dr. Clare Rothschild, Theology
12 Years, Stephanie Gedzyk-Nieman, College of Nursing & Health Professions

11 Years, Dr. Jennifer Consilio Kukler, English Studies
11 Years, Dr. Maryellen D Collett, Theology
11 Years, Dr. Joseph Kozminski, Physics
11 Years, Dr. Touwanna Edwards, Psychology
11 Years, David Korte, Facilities
11 Years, Melanie Obispo-Young, College of Nursing & Health Professions
11 Years, Dr. Clare Lawlor, Psychology
11 Years, Dr. Raymond Garritano, Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies
11 Years, Dr. Faisal Abdullah, College of Business
11 Years, Dr. Jackie White, English Studies
11 Years, Courtney Schmitz, LARC
11 Years, Shane Muir, Receiving
11 Years, Dr. Jerry Kavouras, Biology

10 Years, Arturo Garcia, Facilities
10 Years, Dr. Elizabeth Kozak, Biology
10 Years, Dr. James Rago, Biology
10 Years, Leslie Colonna, Art & Design
10 Years, Dr. Tracey Nicholls, Philosophy
10 Years, Dr. Charles Crowder, Physics
10 Years, Mary Hasse, College of Nursing & Health Professions
10 Years, Dr. Kathleen Blanchfield, College of Nursing & Health Professions
10 Years, Dr. James Burke, Theology
10 Years, Dr. Elizabeth Sturm, College of Education

9 Years, Nanci Reiland, College of Nursing & Health Professions
9 Years, Dr. Tennille Allen, Sociology
9 Years, Marvin Bates, III, College of Business
9 Years, Dr. George Klemic, College of Business
9 Years, Dr. Valerie Hill Steik, Psychology
9 Years, Dr. Christopher Kline, College of Education
9 Years, Dr. Kathleen Fitzgerald, College of Nursing & Health Professions
9 Years, Joanna Baumann, SPCE
9 Years, Dr. Thomas Brignall, III, Sociology
9 Years, Dr. Samar Makhlouf, Chemistry
9 Years, Tim McDonough, Athletics
9 Years, Jeanette Pifer, Biology
9 Years, Dr. Jennifer Buss, College of Education
9 Years, Larry Wiers, College of Education
9 Years, Br. Armand Alcazar, FSC, Theology
9 Years, Amelia Alvarado, Organizational Leadership
9 Years, Douglas Adams, Flight

8 Years, Dr. Wallace Ross, English Studies
8 Years, Dr. James Tallon, History
8 Years, Kathleen Ulivi, College of Nursing & Health Professions
8 Years, Ashley Skidmore, Admission
8 Years, Dr. Stacie Elder, College of Nursing & Health Professions
8 Years, Carmen Wallace, Office of Technology
8 Years, Dr. Christine Billups, LARC
8 Years, Myra Benavides, Business Office

7 Years, Dr. Randal DeMik, Aviation & Transportation Studies
7 Years, Dr. Cindy Howard, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
7 Years, Leonard Harsy, Psychology
7 Years, Dr. Jason Keleher, Chemistry
7 Years, Dr. William Chura, Biology
7 Years, Dr. Christopher Palmi, College of Education
7 Years, Dr. Mark Nolan, LUA
7 Years, Jacqueline Schmidt, Office of the Registrar
7 Years, Dr. Robert Wright, LUA
7 Years, Sean Fagan, Student Services
7 Years, Br. David Kuebler, FSC, Library

6 Years, Richard Mladic, Aviation & Transportation Studies
6 Years, Dr. Pramod Mishra, English Studies
6 Years, Dr. Natalia Tapia, Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies
6 Years, Dr. Lauren Rentfro, College of Education
6 Years, Tammy Thurman, Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies
6 Years, Dr. Ibrahim Mescioglu, College of Business
6 Years, Lindsay Miroballi, Psychology
6 Years, Dr. Lesley Page, Organizational Leadership
6 Years, Maureen McCormick, College of Nursing & Health Professions
6 Years, Lifeng Hu, Foreign Language Program
6 Years, Dean Schumacker, Facilities
6 Years, Michele Manassah, Health & Counseling Services

5 Years, Dr. Erica Kwiatkowski-Egizio, College of Education
5 Years, Dr. Mary Fisher, College of Education
5 Years, Dr. Ryan Phillips, Aviation & Transportation Studies
5 Years, Dr. Anne Porter, College of Nursing & Health Professions
5 Years, Dr. Ryan Hooper, Physics
5 Years, Dr. Matthew J. Domico, Psychology
5 Years, Robert Escoto, Facilities
5 Years, Linda Arnold, College of Nursing & Health Professions
5 Years, Katelyn Myroniak, College of Nursing & Health Professions
5 Years, Dr. Mary Woods, SPCE
5 Years, Mary Cronin, University Advancement
5 Years, Melanie Sandberg, Office of the Provost
5 Years, Br. Stephen Markham, FSC, Office of Mission and Identity

4 Years, Dr. John Planek, Athletics
4 Years, James Kearney, Athletics
4 Years, Dr. Jennifer Buntin, Sociology
4 Years, Dr. Piotr Szczurek, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
4 Years, Dr. Teresa Bixby, Chemistry
4 Years, Dr. Jerome Blakemore, Social Work/Human Services
4 Years, Dr. Sheila Boysen-Rotelli, Organizational Leadership
4 Years, Cynthia Hinojosa, College of Nursing & Health Professions
4 Years, Dr. John Parker, Chemistry/Physics
4 Years, Dr. Sarah Powers, Biology
4 Years, Dr. Rebecca Pruitt, College of Education
4 Years, Daniel Magner, Flight
4 Years, Susan Sheldon, Office of the Provost
4 Years, Mary Eileen Kloster, College of Nursing & Health Professions
4 Years, Karen Covington, College of Nursing & Health Professions
4 Years, Br. Peter Hannon, FSC, History
4 Years, Br. Paul Joslin, FSC, Foreign Language Program
4 Years, John Jones, Facilities
4 Years, Br. Christopher Ford, FSC, Writing Center
4 Years, Gary DeLeonardis, Health & Counseling Services

3 Years, Nathaniel Probst, Athletics
3 Years, Vicky Weidling, College of Nursing & Health Professions
3 Years, Dr. Bonnie Kyburz, English Studies
3 Years, Dr. Steven Nawara, Political Science
3 Years, Dr. Cynthia Misischia, Biology
3 Years, Zachary Binkley, Sport and Exercise Science
3 Years, Rebecca Eggers, Athletics
3 Years, Stephen Sherwin, Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies
3 Years, Randell Venzke, College of Arts & Sciences
3 Years, Dr. Dana Dominiak, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
3 Years, Jaclyn Boyle, Facilities
3 Years, Dr. Matthew Lange, Psychology
3 Years, Holly Losurdo, College of Nursing & Health Professions
3 Years, Robert Eric Jones, Aviation & Transportation Studies
3 Years, Barbara (Annie) Coryell, Athletics
3 Years, Kimberly Mau, College of Nursing & Health Professions

2 Years, John Morris, Office of Technology
2 Years, Dr. Jeffrey Trask, College of Business
2 Years, Dr. Laura McDonald, Sport and Exercise Science
2 Years, Dr. Mallory Havens, Biology
2 Years, Dr. Wei Chen, College of Business
2 Years, Dr. James Krejci, College of Business
2 Years, Dr. Emily Normand, Communications
2 Years, Dr. Philip Chumbley, Physics
2 Years, Dr. Amanda Harsy Ramsay, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
2 Years, Dr. Daniel Kissel, Chemistry
2 Years, Kristin Callahan, Art & Design
2 Years, Matthew Franklin, Aviation & Transportation Studies
2 Years, Dr. Arsalan Memon, Philosophy
2 Years, Becky Pearl, Athletics
2 Years, Brian Sisson, Athletics
2 Years, Sean Ruane, University Ministry
2 Years, Hayley Miller, Communications
2 Years, Tracy Hemmingway, Communications
2 Years, Br. Michael Fehrenbach, FSC, Office of the Provost
2 Years, Becky Paaso, College of Nursing & Health Professions

1 Year, Dr. Erica Davila, College of Education
1 Year, Dr. Mark Letcher, English Studies
1 Year, Dr. Shan Lin, College of Business
1 Year, Dr. Andrea Krieg, Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies
1 Year, Dr. Gina Martinez, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
1 Year, Dr. Jason Perry, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
1 Year, Dr. Scott Kerth, Organizational Leadership
1 Year, Nicholas Kazanjian, Flight
1 Year, Dr. Laura Quaynor, College of Education
1 Year, Dr. Michael Lloyd, Social Work/Human Services
1 Year, Dr. Safwan Omari, College of Business
1 Year, Dr. James Oakley, College of Business
1 Year, Dr. Justin Delacour, Political Science
1 Year, Dr. Susan Simonaitis, Theology
1 Year, Dr. Michael McDowell, College of Nursing & Health Professions
1 Year, Michael Turner, College of Business
1 Year, Dr. Fatih Koksal, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
1 Year, Michael Shields, Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies
1 Year, Kristen Gillespie, Athletics
1 Year, Br. Gustavo Sinco, FSC, Academic Technology Solutions
1 Year, Chanel Kassis, Campus Police
1 Year, Dr. Carlene Sipma-Dysico, Sociology
1 Year, Kenneth "Mike" Canada, Aviation & Transportation Studies
1 Year, Dr. Ryan Miskowiec, Sport and Exercise Science
1 Year, Dr. Jordan Humphrey, Student Services
1 Year, Laura Paley, Career Services
1 Year, Heidi Stukel, Health & Counseling Services
1 Year, Darlene Peters, College of Nursing & Health Professions
1 Year, Nicholas Merklein, Flight
1 Year, Nicholas Fischer, Flight
1 Year, Fritz Koch, Flight
1 Year, Paul Coriell, Flight
1 Year, Matthew Wendlandt, Flight
1 Year, Jessica Hernandez, Flight
1 Year, Michael Fahey, Athletics
1 Year, Jeffrey Schikora, Office of Technology
1 Year, Rocio Rodriguez, English Studies


Improved Cellular Service is on its Way to Lewis University

The signal for Verizon Wireless users will be stronger this fall on the Lewis University main campus in Romeoville. The improved 4G LTE high speed data voice and data cellular reception is the result of a two-year long project to build a cellular antenna system, located by the Lewis University communications tower outside DeLaSalle Hall.

“This state-of-the-art system will provide the much needed campus wide overlay for cellular communications to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors,” said John Carey, director of the Andrew Center for Broadcasting and coordinator of the project.

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Cremin Travels to Lasallian Sites

“I really felt drawn to Rheims, France to visit the De La Salle sites,” Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history and director of the Lewis University History Center, said about making a pilgrimage to France.

Over the past academic year, Cremin has been involved in a number of Lasallian activities, including the International Session of Lasallian Studies (SIEL) in Rome and the Lasallian Summer Seminar for Professors at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota in Winona. In addition, he provided leadership in a Lasallian Italy Travel Study Program. He also presented as part of Lewis University’s Exploring Lasallian Mission Program (ELM) this year.

“I’ve been studying the life of Saint John Baptist de La Salle at the Generalate of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in Rome, and this led me to think about the key moments in the saint’s life. How did he give up his high social status and dedicate his life to education?” Cremin pondered.

Much of his teaching centers on place-based learning, and he wanted to be where De La Salle lived and worked. The more he learned about the saint and the Brothers of the Christian Schools, the more interested he became in his life.

This summer, he visited De La Salle’s home, which now houses a museum, churches, and other sites. In the future, he hopes to lead a Lewis University pilgrimage to Lasallian sites in France.

Cremin concluded, “De La Salle’s life serves as a model. It is often repeated that we place students at the center of our work at Lewis University. This was the core of De La Salle’s mission, and the work continues to this day.”


Lewis Athletics Nets GLVC-Best 102 D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards

The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) announced on Wednesday (August 17) that the Lewis University Athletics Department received a Great Lakes Valley Conference-high 102 D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards. It is also the 10th most out of the 156 NCAA Division II schools that reported.

In order for a student-athlete to receive an Academic Achievement Award, the athletics director of the Division II institution MUST BE a CURRENT dues paying member of the D2 ADA.

Also, the student-athlete must:

  • have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • have attended a minimum of two years (four semesters) of college level work
  • have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his/her last academic year Is Open For Business

The Lewis University Athletics Department, in partnership with Advanced-Online, unveiled its online store - - on Monday (August 22). features more than 1,300 items for sale including apparel as well as fashion, home and business accessories and novelties. The store will also feature regular promotions throughout the school year and around special events.

"We are thrilled to announce the launch of," Lewis Associate Director of Athletics/Director of External Relations Brian Sisson said. "This agreement between Advanced-Online allows us to offer numerous high quality Lewis Flyer products to all of Flyer Nation and market our brand on a national level."

Advanced-Online, a Texas based company owned by Follett Corporation, is a unique provider of online merchandise stores for the collegiate and corporate market. With over 100 clients across collegiate sports, Advanced-Online specializes in providing technology for online stores and also has an on-demand and in house production model that allows for orders to be placed, produced and shipped within 24 hours.


It’s a Two-Way Street

Opening an email, listening to a voicemail, reading a text message, then thinking, “I’ll respond later” or “Maybe I won’t even respond at all.” We are all guilty of it. Response time relays a nonverbal message.

Imagine standing with a co-worker who remained silent every time you asked a question. Wouldn’t that be rude and uncomfortable? Wouldn’t you think less of the person and think twice before talking to him or her again? Well, that’s what is happening when you leave a phone call or email unanswered.

People may not be responding for an array of reasons:

  • A person has too many emails and not enough time to respond.

  • A person does not want to say ‘no’ or raise a difficult issue.

  • If the recipient feels ‘above’ or the sender, he or she may be unmotivated to respond.

Although none of these reasons are personal, people take the lack of response as a personal insult. “Do I not matter enough for whomever to respond?”

When you don’t respond, you begin to lose your trustworthiness.

The truth is if you don’t respond, you will not be trusted or respected. Therefore, you will lose all of your credibility.

Here are some tips on how to become more responsive.
1. Make it a priority: Response time speaks volumes about character.
2. Get organized: Manage your messages or fall behind.
3. Pick a response window: The ideal time is 1-2 days, but make sure you are consistent.
4. Acknowledge receipt: Even if you’re busy, take five seconds to send off a “Got your email, I’m tied up this week, but will reply as soon as I can.”
5. Say ‘no’ when you need to: Most people can handle rejection. It’s not knowing that is a struggle.
6. If you fall off the wagon, apologize: Send a “Please forgive me for taking so long to respond,” and don’t fall into a routine. No one is perfect.

Responses are always necessary; however there are a couple situations when you should wait to respond until you have had time to fully process the message, both mentally and emotionally.

  • Complex issues: Take time to think through the issue before carefully gathering your thoughts and ideas for your response.

  • Too many emotions: If you’re feeling emotional about a topic, wait until you can think more clearly to respond.

Just because you cannot see a face, doesn’t mean there isn’t a person on the other end of every phone call or email. Responsiveness is critical for building better relationships, trust and rapport.