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Lewis University Albuquerque Delayed Start & Early Closure
Lewis University at Albuquerque will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Feb. 19 due to weather. All classes at Kirtland AFB and the Louisiana location have been canceled for this evening.  [COMMENTS(0)

Women’s Track And Field Wins F. Lee Slick Invitational
Lewis' sixth ranked women's track and field team finished first with 167 points at the F. Lee Slick Invitational hosted by North Central College in Naperville, Ill., on Friday. The Flyers had 28 top eight finishes, including six event wins at the meet. Jada Hoffman (Chicago, Ill./Kenwood Academy) won the 60 meter dash in a time of 7.72 which was eighth fastest in school history while Carrie Johnson  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Neil Simon’s “Broadway Bound” Bursts Into PLT
Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) continues “chasing the dream” with the third installment to Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy, "Broadway Bound." Broadway Bound will be performed February 15-17 and February 21-24 and is recommended for patrons 13 years of age and up. Evening performances are 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinees are 2:30 p.m. In addition, there is a matinee performance  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Constitutional History Scholar Offers Citizenship Lecture
American legal and constitutional historian Dr. Paul Finkelman will present “Who can be an American? From Dred Scott to Birthright Citizenship” at 2 p.m. Feb. 25 in Room AS-158-A of the Academic Building on the Lewis University Romeoville campus. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is being presented by the Lewis University History Center . Paul Finkelman is the president of Gratz  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Seven Artist Show ‘Artitude’ Feb. 11-March 22 at Art Gallery
Seven artists representing varying perspectives, mediums, techniques and experience will be on display at the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The "Artitude" exhibit, free and available to the public, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily until March 22. The exhibit will be on view, with a Reception and Gallery Talk at 7 p.m.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Two Men Runners Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
The Lewis University men's cross country teams had two student-athletes earn U.S. Track & Field And Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic announced on Thursday. Ross McCormick (Seneca, Ill./Seneca) and Jackson Waters (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central) were named to the team. McCormick has cumulative grade point average of 3.90 and is majoring in Accounting while Waters  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women’s Cross Country Earns USTFCCCA Team All-Academic Award
The Lewis University women's cross country teams had two student-athletes earn U.S. Track & Field And Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors as the Flyers netted USTFCCCA All-Academic Team accolades. Lewis finished the fall 2018 semester with a cumulative grade point average of 3.21. Stephanie Jarvis (Hortonville, WI/Hortonville) and Abby Tripp (Schaumburg, Ill./Conant)  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Aviation Academy Partnership Takes Flight with District 214
Lewis University’s aviation education is taking off with District 214 students who are interested in aviation careers. More than 40 District 214 students are currently enrolled in Lewis University’s Aviation Academy, which launched in July 2018. More than 160 District 214 students have already applied for the program next year. This northern Illinois School District partnership gives high  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Athletics To Host Third Annual Flyer Red Dinner
The third annual Flyer Red Dinner – presented by the Lewis University Athletic Department – will be held on Thursday (March 28) at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oak Brook Terrace at 6:30 p.m. The dinner is a fundraising event to benefit Lewis Flyer Athletics, its 22 teams and more than 400 student-athletes. There will be a cocktail hour to start the night, followed by dinner  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


Chris Singleton Speaks About Racism, Forgiveness

“Racism, Recovery, Resilience: Overcoming the Unthinkable Adversity” was presented by inspirational speaker Chris Singleton, professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization, Feb. 12 on Lewis University’s campus in Romeoville.

Singleton inspires others with his forgiveness of the man who murdered his mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton. In 2015, she was murdered along with eight other victims at Mother Emanuel AME church in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina by a white supremacist.

This inspirational talk was presented by Lewis University’s departments of Student Activities, Multicultural Student Services, University Ministry and Athletics. This event is part of Lewis University’s Black History Month series and Arts & Ideas Program, which provides 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.