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College of Education introduces civic engagement initiatives

The Lewis University College of Education introduced its initiative for civic engagement during its Jan. 30 Town Hall Meeting. A San Miguel Immersion and travel study to Washington D.C. are a few examples of how the College of Education expects the civic engagement initiative to develop knowledge, skills, values and motivation within students to make a difference. Ten students on the March 2-4 San Miguel Immersion experience will learn the importance of service to others as a means for civic engagement. San Miguel, located in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, specifically targets academically underachieving, low income, at risk students and provides them with a model of education that includes an extended schedule, individualized instruction, and strong parental involvement. Lewis   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Mock Trial Team earns 15th national bid
A sixth place finish at the regional competition earned the Lewis University Mock Trial Team a bid to the national American Mock Trial Association tournament for the 15th time in less than 20 years. Next, the Lewis team will compete in the Opening Round  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Students receive blessings for Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Students, faculty and staff paused during their preparations for the Civil Rights Pilgrimage to receive a blessing during the Feb. 22 Mass at the Sancta Alberta Chapel on the Main Campus in Romeoville. The Spring Break trip is a program of University  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Relays Qualify For Nationals First Time In Men’s Swimming
Five Lewis men's swimming student-athletes on two relay teams have qualified for the NCAA Division II National Championships, the NCAA announced on Wednesday (Feb. 25). It is the first time in program history Lewis has qualified for nationals in a men's  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Alumnus Jay Johnson speaks on data security
Lewis University alumnus Jay Johnson of Argonne National Laboratory spoke to Computer Science and Computer Engineering students on Feb. 25 about securely storing data in the cloud. “Jay is a tremendous friend of the department,” said Dr. Ray Klump,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Bobby Walsh Wins AVCA National Player of the Week
Lewis junior middle hitter Bobby Walsh (Chicago, Ill./Mount Carmel) has earned a pair of awards for his play in No. 2 Lewis men's volleyball's 3-1 win over Penn State on Friday (Feb. 20). Walsh has been named the Sports Imports/American Volleyball  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Both Lewis Swim Squads Earn CSCAA Team Scholar Awards
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released its 2014 Fall Team Scholar All-America Awards on Tuesday (Feb. 24), with both Lewis University swimming squads appearing on the list. The Lewis women's squad earned a 3.46 team GPA while  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

One-man Shakespeare production at Philip Lynch Theatre
A Lewis favorite, Timothy Mooney returns with “Shakespeare’s Histories: Ten Epic Plays at a Breakneck Pace,” which will be held 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the Philip Lynch Theatre. Admission to the event is free for Lewis students, $5 for guests and $10 for  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

The Flyer earns ‘Best of Show’ award in national contest
Lewis University’s print student newspaper, The Flyer won second place in the “Best of Show” award category at the 24th Annual Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention held Feb. 6-8 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Minneapolis.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Ministry asks “GOT Lent?”
Lewis University will provide an expanded program that includes opportunities for service and invites reflections by Lewis students, faculty and staff during the 40 days of Lent, starting Ash Wednesday, February 18. “G.O.T. Lent?” is a new Lenten project  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Jamie Johnson Named Academic All-America First Team
Lewis University women's basketball redshirt junior Jamie Johnson (South Holland, Ill./Marian Catholic) has been named to 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America® NCAA Division II First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Classes merge for a linguistics lesson
Foreign students temporarily staying on the Lewis University Main Campus to learn English before heading off to college at an American University are making a lasting impression on Lewis University students. In addition to socializing with Lewis University  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Father Robert Barron discusses ‘The YouTube Heresies’
Father Robert Barron will present “The YouTube Heresies” as the 13th Annual Signum Fidei Lecture at Lewis University. The event, free of charge and open to the public, will be held at 2 p.m. March 24 in the St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall, located  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Young adults can fulfill MLK’s Dream, says Dr. David Stovall
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a revolutionary warrior for peace and justice, and it is up to young adults to fulfill his dream to address the concerns of the poor and challenge society’s status quo, stated Dr. David Stovall. The associate professor of  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

National Science Foundation grant assists STEM students
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Lewis University in Romeoville a $613,428 grant for the “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Connections” program. The funds will assist in the creation of a five-year scholarship  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women's Hoops Clinches GLVC East Title With Win At McKendree
No. 2 Lewis women's basketball out-rebounded McKendree 50-31 to pick up a 91-71 Great Lakes Valley Conference road win on Saturday (Feb. 21) afternoon. The win clinches the GLVC East Division Championship for the Flyers. Lewis has now won the GLVC East  [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)

Lewis students adore preservation sites
Lewis University students are encouraging Gaylord Building visitors to express their love for the site. It is part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation “We Love Our Site” campaign, which promotes demonstrations of love for a historic site through  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Mediation Team earns prestigious bid again
Lewis University Mediation Team, ranked fifth internationally, received a bid to participate in the International Law School Mediation Tournament to be held March 18-21 at Drake Law School, Des Moines, Iowa. Only the top five ranked teams from undergraduate  [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)

Lewis University receives grant for nursing scholarships
Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Professions (CONHP) has been awarded a grant from the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program (NCIN). It is one of 52 schools of nursing that will comprise  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Men’s Volleyball Uses 20.5 Blocks To Defeat Penn State
Junior Bobby Walsh (Chicago, Ill./Mount Carmel) hit .615 with nine kills and 12 blocks (one solo) to help No. 2 Lewis men's volleyball to a 3-1 (25-15, 26-28, 25-18, 25-20) win over Penn State on Friday (Feb. 20) evening at Neil Carey Arena. The  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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