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Illinois Route 53 construction continues through June 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced temporary lane closures will occur along Illinois Route 53 / Illinois Route 7 (North Broadway Street) from Caton Farm Road to Renwick Road in Crest Hill for intermittent roadwork beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, April 16. In order to complete the work, traffic lanes will be reduced during construction activities. Temporary lane closures will occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. In addition, there may also be occasional temporary lane closures during off peak hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. The project, which includes milling, patching and resurfacing, will be complete by June 15. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Celebration of Scholarship features scholarly,creative works
More than 300 Lewis University undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty showcased their scholarly and artistic work on April 16 during the 4th Annual Celebration of Scholarship. The entries representing a broad range of academic disciplines,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Students win sustainability awards
The Sixth Annual “Come Clean, Go Green” student awards were celebrated April 14 at Lewis University. The ceremony followed a keynote presentation by Kay McKeen, founder and executive director of School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Men’s Volleyball Head Coach Dan Friend & Six Flyers Honored
The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association released the 2015 All-MIVA selections and year-end awards on Thursday (April 23) and the Flyers came home with several honors. Of the 10 student-athletes named to the All-MIVA First Team, half are  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Social Work students are inducted into honor society
The Lewis University Rho Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society recently inducted 20 students. Students inducted into the Rho Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha include: Joseph Baltuska, Jamie Esparza, Brianna Filewicz, Alejandra Garcia,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Levandi Repeats As GLVC Men's Tennis Player Of The Year
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced on Thursday (April 16) that Lewis University senior Armand Levandi (Tallinn, Estonia/Audentese Spordigumnaasiumi) has repeated as the GLVC Men's Tennis Player of the Year. He is the second Lewis player to  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Jerry Kavouras receives first Lasallian Research Grant
Dr. Jerry Kavouras, associate professor and chair of biology , has been awarded the first Lewis University Lasallian Research Grant for his project "Changing Food Webs in Lake Michigan: Dreissena and the Microbial Loop." The research will examine  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University honors student employee
Fifteen student employees of Lewis University were nominated as part of the annual Celebration of Association month in April. There are more than 650 total students in the Work/Study program at Lewis University. Students represented offices and departments  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

PLT takes a magic carpet ride with “The Arabian Nights”
“The Arabian Nights,” weaves ancient tales of wonder into a rich and poetic testament to the transformational power of storytelling at Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT). This storybook world is based on Powys Mathers’s translation, “The Book  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Men’s Volleyball Ranked No. 1 In The Nation In AVCA Poll
The Lewis men's volleyball team has earned the No. 1 ranking in the nation, according to the American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA DI-II Poll released on Monday (April 20). The Flyers finished the regular season with a 24-2 overall record,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(1)

Alex Thode Wins 2015 GLVC Men’s Golf Title
Lewis junior Alex Thode (Washington, Iowa/Washington) won the 2015 Great Lakes Valley Conference men's golf individual championship on Monday (April 20). He dominated the field, winning the title by nine strokes. Thode helped Lewis to a team score  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Student Directing Class presents a Ten-Minute Play Festival
Lewis University theater students are preparing for the 10-minute play festival entitled, "Players Gonna Play.” The two-night festival will take place in the Studio Theatre on Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m. There will be seven different  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University offers free summer language program again
For the sixth time, Lewis University will offer STARTALK, a free four-week foreign language summer program. It is for high school students entering grades 10, 11 and 12 and Lewis students entering freshman, sophomore and junior years. The 2015 STARTALK  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University To Honor Gordie Gillespie With Mass
The Lewis University Athletics, University Advancement and Student Services Departments have announced that there will be a memorial Mass held for former Lewis Athletics Director, teacher, baseball and basketball coach Gordie Gillespie on Saturday, May  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University features multimedia art exhibit
An Art Exhibition by David Bower will be on display until April 26 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The free exhibit is open to the public and will be on display from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis serves more than 250 hours during “G.O.T. Lent?”
“G.O.T. Lent?” a new initiative through University Ministry, provided daily service opportunities for Lewis University to deepen the Lenten experience. G.O.T. represents Giving Our Time/Talents/Treasures (G.O.T.). More than 100 students, faculty and staff  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

‘Sky’s the Limit’ for female high school aviation camp
Lewis University and Chicago’s Leading Edge, a chapter of Women in Aviation International, are hosting the fourth annual “Sky’s the Limit” aviation career camp for female high school students from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 2 in the Harold White Aviation  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Cremin to present for Chicago Genealogical Society
Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history , will be presenting on his book “Grant Park: The Evolution of Chicago’s Front Yard” to the Chicago Genealogical Society at 1:30 p.m. May 2 at the Newberry Library in Chicago. The event is free and open to the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women’s Golf Wins Individual And Team Title At Spring Invite
Lewis women's golf won the UW-Whitewater Spring Invite following a team score of 318 on Saturday (April 18). The event was held at the Delbrook Golf Course. Lewis totaled a tally of 306-318=624 for the two days. The Flyers defeated second place UW-Whitewater  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University awards nearly 1,000 degrees in May
Lewis University will present honorary doctorates at Spring Commencement ceremonies to four distinguished leaders in the fields of journalism, finance/business, community policing, and engineering/science while also awarding nearly 1,000 bachelor’s, master’s  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

No. 13 Lewis Women's Track And Field Sets Three NCAA Provos
The No. 13 Lewis University women's track and field team recorded three NCAA Provisional marks, two school-records and a victory to cap off their impressive weekend at the Kansas Relays, hosted by Kansas University, at Rock Chalk Park on Friday (April  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Brother John Vietoris speaks on end of Civil War
People all over the world are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, and the events seem even more tragic in the light of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln shortly after the war ended. Brother John Vietoris, FSC,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University English Department hosts Reading Series
The English Department at Lewis University will host a variety of events during the spring semester as part of the Reading Series on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. All events are free of charge and open to the public. Dr. Simone Muench,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

History Center opens photo exhibits in Gaylord Building
Lewis University’s History Center and the Gaylord Building Historic Site will display two exhibits Feb. 20-May 20, featuring several rarely seen images taken from the Illinois and Michigan Canal’s history. The exhibits, free and open to the public, will  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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