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Lewis University marks Earth Week April 22-25

Lewis University is uniting its Earth Day and Arbor Day events to form Earth Week. The week of celebration will commence on Earth Day, April 22, and conclude on Arbor Day, April 25, with events located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The Lewis University Sustainability Council will kick off the week by spreading awareness at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Charlie’s Place. They’ll be promoting upcoming events, sharing recycling tips and distributing prizes. Later in the day, a clean-up of the Burnham Centennial Nature Trail will begin at 2:30 p.m. All are invited to participate in the clean-up and removal of invasive species. On Wednesday, the council will be hosting a Zero-Waste Sustainability Picnic for two hours beginning at 11 a.m. on the University Green. There will be displays   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Aviation Graduate Student Research Symposium is May 3
Research, scholarly work, and creative endeavors of graduate students studying topics within aviation management, training, safety, security and technology will be on display at the fourth annual Aviation Graduate Research Symposium May 3 at Lewis University.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis hosts Illinois Technology Foundation career forum
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Lewis University recently hosted a career forum, “Attract IT Employers and Ensure Long-Term Career Success” on behalf of the Illinois Technology Foundation. Over 20 high-profile industry professionals  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Chemical Physics student wins best presentation award
Lewis University Chemical Physics Student Julianne Truffa recently won the Frances Krausz Seabright Award for best presentation at the Iota Sigma Pi Chicago Chapter Annual Undergraduate Symposium hosted by the Chemistry and Physics Department at Lewis  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Seven students are inducted into the chemistry honor society
Seven Lewis University students were recently inducted into Iota Sigma Pi, a national honor society for women in chemistry . Iota Sigma Pi serves to promote the advancement of women in chemistry by granting recognition to women who have demonstrated  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

No. 47 Lewis Women's Tennis advances to GLVC Championship
The No. 47 Lewis University women's tennis team won its 10th straight match and advanced to the 2014 Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament finals for the fourth-straight year with the 5-0 victory over Missouri-St. Louis in the GLVC semifinals at the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Senior students’ talent on display May 1-June 10
The biannual Senior Capstone Art Exhibition will be on display from May 1-June 10 in The Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. There will be a special reception at 7 p.m. on May 1. The free  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Kranczicki, Bridel are Tennis Player, Coach of the Year
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced on Thursday (Apr. 17) night that Lewis University senior Zsofia Kranczicki (Eger, Hungary/Szilagyi Erzsebet Gimnazium es Kollegium) has been named the GLVC Women's Tennis Player of the Year and Lewis Head Women's  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis' Levandi named GLVC Men's Tennis Player of the Year
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced on Thursday (Apr. 17) night that Lewis University junior Armand Levandi (Tallinn, Estonia/Audentese Spordigumnaasiumi) has been named the GLVC Men's Tennis Player of the Year. "(Armand) has performed at  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Women's Track and Field sets three provisional marks
Lewis University junior Rebecca Priesler (Romeoville, Ill./Romeoville) obliterated a school-record and set a NCAA Provisional mark with a first-place pole vault of 12'6" (3.81m) as a part of the Cal State LA Twilight Open at the Jesse Owens Track on Thursday  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis' Jean-Paul sets school-record in High Jump
Lewis University junior Isaac Jean-Paul (Gurnee, Ill./Warren) broke a 23-year old school-record in the high jump with a first-place and NCAA Provisional leap of 6'9 3/4" (2.08m) to highlight the men's track and field team as a part of the Cal State LA  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

AAAE members tour aviation facilities in Dallas
Members of the Lewis University Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives recently toured aviation facilities in Dallas, Texas. The trip served as a networking opportunity and provided insights on several different fields of aviation.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Jean-Paul wins High Jump at Track and Field Beach Invite
Lewis University junior Isaac Jean-Paul (Gurnee, Ill./Warren) broke his own school-record and won the high jump with a NCAA Provisional mark of 6'8 3/4" (2.05m) to lead the Flyer men's track and field team at the Beach Invitational, hosted by Long Beach  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

High marks all around for Lewis Women's Track and Field
Lewis University junior Rebecca Priesler (Romeoville, Ill./Romeoville) tied her own school-record, set just a day earlier, with a NCAA Provisional pole vault of 12'6" (3.81m) to highlight the Flyer women's track and field team at the Beach Invitational,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Communications students gain insight at PR firm
The National Communication Association Student Club at Lewis University took a career exploration field trip to visit JSH&A Communications, a public relations firm in Oak Brook. The trip served as a networking opportunity and provided insights on the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Gonzales earns 2013 Presidential Volunteer Service Award
Lewis University student Adrienne Gonzales of Bolingbrook recently received the 2013 Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her volunteer contributions during her history internship last year at Naper Settlement in Naperville. She earned the Bronze  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Alumnus Frank Glowaty earns outstanding principal award
Lewis University’s Institute for the Advancement of Catholic & Lasallian Education recently honored Frank Glowaty of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School with the Bishop Roger L. Kaffer Outstanding Diocesan Principal Award. The principal of the Naperville  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis undergraduate research on display in nation’s capitol
Lewis University student Samantha Rinehart will be presenting her team’s research in a poster presentation for the 18th Annual Posters on the Hill event, to be held April 28-29 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Only 60 students in the country were selected  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Celebration of Scholarship showcases student & faculty work
Nearly 300 Lewis University undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty showcased their scholarly and artistic work April 10 during the 3rd Annual Celebration of Scholarship . Celebration of Scholarship entries that were accepted were selected  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Social activist, folk singer performs April 24
John Flynn’s performance will be the fifth and final event of the Lewis University Spring 2014 Performing Arts Series. The social activist, folk singer will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. April 24 in the Sancta Alberta Chapel on the university’s main campus  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Cheerleading finishes fifth at 2014 NCA Championships
The Lewis University cheerleading squad collected their second-straight top-5 finish in the All-Girl Division II when the squad finished fifth at the National Cheerleading Association (NCA) Collegiate National Championships on April 11th in Dayton Beach,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Men's Volleyball leads league with five All-MIVA selections
The No. 11 Lewis University men's volleyball team led the conference with five Flyers named to the 2014 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association All-Conference Teams, the league announced on Wednesday (April 16). "I'm excited to see all the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Annual summer RAD Camp for kids begins in June
Lewis University will host its annual summer Recreational Activities Day (RAD) camp from 9 a.m. – noon each day of the following weeks: June 16-20, June 23-27 and July 21-25. The cost is $75 for each week of the camp. A $5 discount will be given to those  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Faculty, staff and students discuss Holy Land Pilgrimage
Learn more about the Holy Land, Social Justice and Bethlehem University in an April Arts & Ideas series. Faculty, staff and students, who were in partnership program with Saint Mary’s University, will present three times as a part of a series. They’ll  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Baseball Coach Irish O'Reilly's number to be retired
Lewis University's all-time winningest baseball coach Irish O'Reilly's No. 14 jersey has been rescheduled. It will be at 11:45 AM Saturday, May 3rd prior to Lewis' doubleheader against Bellarmine at Brennan Field. O'Reilly, the 11th all-time winningest  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Alumna Theresa Bertocci artwork on display April 3-28
Award-winning artist and Lewis University Alumna Theresa Bertocci will display her artwork in The Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The "Tangibles and Intangibles" exhibit is selected photographic  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Workout inside with the Breakfast Club at Lewis University
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)


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