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School Counseling Award Honors Dawn Erickson

Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University, presented the first award to Alumni Recognition for Distinguished Service in the Field of School Counseling to Alumna Dawn Erickson on Nov. 4. The School Counseling Program graduate recently was honored as the Illinois School Counselor Association’s 2015 High School Counselor of the Year. Provost Dr. Stephany Schlachter, Psychology Graduate Director Dr. Katherine Helm-Lewis, School Counseling Program Director Dr. Judith Zito and Assistant Professor Lee Harsy offered their praise of Erickson for her contributions on behalf of her students and to the field of school counseling. Erickson started her educational career in 2002, teaching business education for three years at a small, private high school in Rockford, Ill. She returned   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Women's Volleyball Earns 10th Consecutive NCAA Bid
For the 15th time in program history, and the 10th consecutive season, Lewis women's volleyball is going to the NCAA Tournament. The 20th in the nation Flyers learned their seed Monday (Nov. 23) evening when the NCAA Midwest Region bracket was released.   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Tennant Honored as Student Laureate
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner recently presented the honor of Illinois Student Laureate to Lewis University Senior Jessica Tennant. The Burr Ridge resident plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in computer science and graphic design in May 2016. “I feel  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Christmas Music Returns to WLRA
Tune into WLRA-FM for holiday music 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day. Listeners can tune in via radio at 88.1 FM, online at or iHeartRadio as well as through a mobile device through the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Choir Performs December 8
The Lewis University Choir will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 8 at St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall on the Romeoville campus of Lewis University. The concert will be open to the public without charge. The program will include  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University saves lives with blood donations
Lewis University’s Student Nursing Association (SNA) and Student Veteran’s Association (SVA) recently held its annual blood drive for LifeSource, Chicagoland’s blood center. There were 105 blood donations along with 10 double red donations and 20 commitments  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Heritage Theatre Company’s Holiday Spectacular is Here
Heritage Theatre Company (HTC) will celebrate the season with the 11th Annual Holiday Spectacular. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, December 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. Due to popular demand, a 4 p.m. matinee has been added on Saturday,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Features the Senior Capstone Art Exhibition
The Lewis University Department of Art and Design presents the Senior Capstone Exhibition Dec. 10-21 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  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Pumpkin Pitch Collects 500 Pounds of Pumpkins
Lewis University teamed up with Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division to collect 500 lbs. of pumpkins during the second annual Pumpkin Pitch on Nov. 6-7, at Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. Participants composted  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Avoid the cold and workout inside with the Breakfast Club
Lewis University invites community residents 55 years of age or older to join the Breakfast Club in the Student Recreation and Fitness Center located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The Breakfast Club is for those looking to stay fit, have  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Healthcare Leader Provides Sound Social Media Advice
Have fun, but always maintain respect and dignity for others. That’s the advice Dr. Nancy Spector, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of Regulatory Innovations National Council of State Boards of Nursing, provided Lewis University nursing students in her “Boundaries,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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