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Travel Study Students Examine Criminal Investigations

Dr. Lynn A. Tovar, Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies, and Dr, Cynthia Misischia, Biology, traveled to the University of Tennessee's Forensic Anthropology Center with 14 students to study Human Identification in Criminal Investigations. The students completed a 40 hour intensive course which covers: History of Anthropology, Human Osteology, Bone Biology, Decomposition, Sex Estimation, Age Estimation, Bone Histology, Ancestry Estimation, Stature Estimation, Pathology and Trauma--- culminating with skeletal group presentations to faculty and graduate students from the Anthropology Department at the University of Tennessee. The program is an intensive course offered by FAC to select universities. Lewis University is one of only five colleges in the world to offer students this exceptional experiential learning opportunity. Students who attended the trip included Jessica Anderson of Carpentersville, Laura Avalos of Blue Island, Edna Bustos-Magana of Chicago, Caroline Davis of Carol Stream, Natalie Dominguez of Princeville, Joshua Elias Agosto of Bolingbrook, Corey Hiller of Schaumburg, Stephanie Jarvis of Greenville, Wisc., Megan Kaminski of Choctaw, Okla., Hannah Krause of Mazon, Zitlali Montiel Martinez of Franklin Park, Sarah Quattrocki of Alsip, Julia Randich of Crestwood, and Marjorie Ureche of Plainfield. In 2016, the first travel study group of students to the University of Tennessee’s Forensic Anthropology Center included David Wright and Seth Veloz, both graduates of Lewis University. Both Wright and Veloz are now employed as death investigators for the Will County Coroner’s office and point to the travel study at FAC as having a fundamental impact in changing their career paths.    [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis' Kauling Named To Boys Youth National Training Team
USA Volleyball announced on Wednesday (June 5) that Lewis University incoming freshman Kevin Kauling has been selected to the 2019 Boys Youth National Training Team that includes 24 of the top boys volleyball players in the United States under the age of 19. Twelve players will be chosen from the team to compete at the 2019 FIVB Under-19 World Championships on Aug. 21-30 in Tunisia. The team  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Pope Urges Lasallians to Care for Discarded in Education
Pope Francis invites the Brothers of the Christian Schools to continue in their passion to educate those discarded by society and to promote a “culture of the resurrection” that offers hope for a new life. By Devin Watkins The Brothers of the Christian Schools, also known as Lasallians, are commemorating the 300th anniversary of the death of their Founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle.   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Summer Fun for Kids at Lewis University’s RAD Camp
Lewis University’s annual summer Recreational Activities Day (RAD) camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon each day of the following weeks: June 10-14 and June 24-28. The cost is $80 for each week of the camp. A $5 discount will be given to those who register for more than one week or those who register multiple children. Some of the features of RAD Camp include quality instruction, a fun learning  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Men’s Tennis Duo Named ITA All-Americans
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced on Thursday (May 30) that Lewis University's  Alan Braschinsky  (Tallinn, Estonia/Milna Harma) and  Oskar Lusti (Tallinn, Estonia/) have been selected as 2019 ITA Division II All-Americans for doubles. The pair, who were both named to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference Team, was ranked as high as sixth in the ITA rankings during the season  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Border Pilgrimage Opens Minds, Hearts
Lewis University students, faculty and staff encountered realities about immigration during this year’s social justice pilgrimage to the Arizona borderlands, traveling May 12 – 18, 2019. “These experiences and interactions cannot be recreated in a classroom setting and I have no doubt that the students will remember them and be impacted by them for years to come,” said Dr. Jennifer Buntin, assistant  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Students Mark 75th Anniversary of D-Day
June 6, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France. The Lewis University Women’s Basketball Team visited this hallowed ground just last week as part of a travel study course that addressed modern history and the theme of pilgrimage. The students toured Omaha Beach, the Longues-sur-Mer battery, the Bayeux War Cemetery and the American Cemetery in addition  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Post Named To ABCA And NCBWA All-Midwest Region Team
Lewis University's  Brandon Post  (Elk Grove Village, Ill./Elk Grove) was named Midwest Region Second Team for the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) on Tuesday for the recently completed season. Post was also named to the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association All-Midwest region team on May 10. Post posted a .389  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women’s Track And Field Claims Three USTFCCCA All-Americans
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday (May 28) that three Lewis University student-athletes have earned USTFCCCA All-American awards for the 2019 NCAA Division II women's outdoor track and field season. Cierra Pulliam  (Plainfield, Ill./Romeoville) earned first-team honors with her third-place finish in the triple jump. She recorded a season-best  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Pulliam Takes Third in Triple Jump to Grab All-American
Lewis University's  Cierra Pulliam (Plainfield, Ill./Romeoville) and  Lane Kadlec  (Lockport, Ill./Lockport) capped their track and field careers at Lewis on Saturday at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas. Pulliam finished third in the triple jump while Kadlec finished 10th in the shot put.   Pulliam, jumping third in the first flight,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Macleod Finishes 19th in 800 meters at NCAA DII Championship
  Lewis University's  Ashleigh Macleod (Mishawaka, IN/Penn) finished 19th in the 800-meter run prelims on Friday evening at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Texas A&M-Kingsville at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas.   Macleod, competing in the second of three heats, got off to a slow start running a time of 1:05.91 in her first 400 meters and was seventh  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Partee Places 16th at NCAA DII Track & Field Champships
Lewis University's  John Partee  (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield South) finished 16th in the 800-meter run prelims on Friday evening at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Texas A&M-Kingsville at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas.   Partee hung with the leaders for the first 400 meters and was less than a second behind Indiana (Pa.) Derek Noll. Partee ran a time  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(1)

Clark Finishes as National Runner-Up In Hammer Throw
Lewis University's  Kianna Clark  (Lake in the Hills, Ill./Crystal Lake South) finished second in the hammer throw with a career-best and school record throw on Thursday on the first day of the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville, Texas.   Clark, competing for fifth in the first flight, opened the competition with a throw of 55.50 meters (182'1")  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)