News & Events

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Neil Simon’s “Broadway Bound” Bursts Into PLT
Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) continues “chasing the dream” with the third installment to Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy, "Broadway Bound." Broadway Bound will be performed February 15-17 and February 21-24 and is recommended for patrons 13 years of age and up. Evening performances are 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinees are 2:30 p.m. In addition, there is a matinee performance  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Constitutional History Scholar Offers Citizenship Lecture
American legal and constitutional historian Dr. Paul Finkelman will present “Who can be an American? From Dred Scott to Birthright Citizenship” at 2 p.m. Feb. 25 in Room AS-158-A of the Academic Building on the Lewis University Romeoville campus. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is being presented by the Lewis University History Center . Paul Finkelman is the president of Gratz  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Seven Artist Show ‘Artitude’ Feb. 11-March 22 at Art Gallery
Seven artists representing varying perspectives, mediums, techniques and experience will be on display at the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The "Artitude" exhibit, free and available to the public, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily until March 22. The exhibit will be on view, with a Reception and Gallery Talk at 7 p.m.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Aviation Academy Partnership Takes Flight with District 214
Lewis University’s aviation education is taking off with District 214 students who are interested in aviation careers. More than 40 District 214 students are currently enrolled in Lewis University’s Aviation Academy, which launched in July 2018. More than 160 District 214 students have already applied for the program next year. This northern Illinois School District partnership gives high  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Men’s Swimming’s 200-Free Relay Team Earns Provisional
The Lewis men's swimming 200-free relay team of Yurii Kharko (Odessa, Ukraine) , Guillaume Bolivard (Martinique, France/Lycee Centre Sud) , Jared Stigant (Edgemead, Cape Town/South African College Schools) and Helio Meggito Pereira () earned a provisional qualifying time on the second day of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in Crawfordsville, Ind. The Flyers  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Flyers Pick Up Two Provisional Marks at GLVC Championship
The Lewis women's swimming team picked up a pair of provisional qualifying marks on the second day of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in Crawfordsville, Ind. Ebony McCray (Avondale, AZ/Agua Fria High School) earned a provisional mark in the 100-yard butterfly and Stephanie Palczynski (Warrenville, IL/Wheaton Warrenville South High School) recorded one in the 200-yard  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Athletics Honors Inaugural Class Of Academy Of Coaches
The inaugural class of the Lewis Academy of Coaches was honored January 26. The 10-member class was honored as part of Alumni Day during halftime of the men's basketball game against Rockhurst. "To the best of my knowledge there was not a curriculum offered in coaching while these men attended Lewis, but their accomplishments certainly suggested otherwise and their shared experiences at Lewis  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Kelliher Sets GLVC Career Scoring Record
Lewis' Jessica Kelliher (Waukesha, Wis./Waukesha North) became the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Great Lakes Valley Conference with her 23-point performance in the Flyers (20-2, 11-1 GLVC) 97-54 win over Southern Indiana on Saturday afternoon at Neil Carey Arena. Kelliher began the day 22 points behind Saint Joseph's College Angie Hupfer (1996-00), who scored 2,510 points in career  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women’s Track and Field Finishes Third at Pat Heenan Invite
The fifth ranked Lewis women's track and field team finished third with 77 points at the Pat Heenan Invitational hosted by North Central College in Naperville, Ill., on Friday. Lane Kadlec (Lockport, Ill./Lockport) won the weight throw setting a new school and personal record in the process. Kadlec's fifth throw in the weight throw went a distance of 60' 6" and improved her provisional qualifying  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Athletics To Host Third Annual Flyer Red Dinner
The third annual Flyer Red Dinner – presented by the Lewis University Athletic Department – will be held on Thursday (March 28) at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oak Brook Terrace at 6:30 p.m. The dinner is a fundraising event to benefit Lewis Flyer Athletics, its 22 teams and more than 400 student-athletes. There will be a cocktail hour to start the night, followed by dinner  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Palczynski Breaks School Record in Backstroke
Lewis' women's swimming team finished sixth with 250 points at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Swimming and Diving competition which concluded on Saturday in Crawfordsville, Ind. Ianthe Van Der Westhuizen and Maria Rodriguez finished ninth and 12th respectively in the 1650 freestyle. Van Der Westhuizen finished with a time of 17:32.07 while Rodriguez finished at 17:42.17. Ebony McCray  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Schultz Featured in Romeoville Black History Celebration
Dr. Mark Schultz will be the featured speaker at the Romeoville Black History Celebration from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Romeoville Recreation Center. The Lewis University History Professor and African-American history scholar will share from his first book, “The Rural Face of White Supremacy: Beyond Jim Crow,” which was designated an Editor’s Choice by The Atlantic Monthly . This study  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)


Chris Singleton Speaks About Racism, Forgiveness

“Racism, Recovery, Resilience: Overcoming the Unthinkable Adversity” was presented by inspirational speaker Chris Singleton, professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization, Feb. 12 on Lewis University’s campus in Romeoville.

Singleton inspires others with his forgiveness of the man who murdered his mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton. In 2015, she was murdered along with eight other victims at Mother Emanuel AME church in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina by a white supremacist.

This inspirational talk was presented by Lewis University’s departments of Student Activities, Multicultural Student Services, University Ministry and Athletics. This event is part of Lewis University’s Black History Month series and Arts & Ideas Program, which provides cultural and educational programming for students and the community. A portion of the Arts & Ideas events is sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.