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Lewis University Honors 900+ Graduates, Community Leaders

Lewis University will graduate more than 900 students at its 98th Commencement Ceremonies in May while also awarding an honorary degree to John Greuling and the Will County Center for Economic Development (CED). Greuling and the CED will be honored at the Commencement Ceremony for Graduate Students on Saturday, May 14. On Sunday, May 15, undergraduate students will receive their degrees. Lewis University will confer degrees to 289 graduate students during Saturday’s ceremony and 685 undergraduates during Sunday’s ceremony. Presiding over these Baccalaureate ceremonies will be Brother James Gaffney, FSC, who is retiring as President of Lewis on June 30 after 28 years in office. Hiedi France of Lockport and Martha Ann Wilkins of Chicago’s Ashburn neighborhood will be receiving doctoral   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Students Featured in Biannual Senior Capstone Art Exhibition
The Lewis University Department of Art and Design is proud to present the Senior Capstone Exhibition, on display from April 28-May 16 in The Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. There will  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Men’s Golf Takes Sixth At NCAA Regional
Lewis men's golf entered Wednesday's (May 4) final round at the 2016 NCAA Midwest/Central Regional in sixth place, one shot back of fifth. That was important because if the Flyers could move up to fifth they would advance to the NCAA Division II National  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

High School Cyber Security Contest Secures Power Grid
High school students tested the security of the electrical grid and discussed future careers in cyber security during the April 23 Guardians of the Grid competition at Lewis University in Romeoville. Professor and Chair of Computer and Mathematical Sciences  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Andrejszki Named GLVC Women's Tennis Player of the Year
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced that Lewis University redshirt sophomore Dora Andrejszki (Budapest, Hungary/Dozsa Gyorgy) has been selected as the GLVC Women's Tennis Player of the Year in a league wide vote of GLVC Coaches announced at the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Nets Two On All-GLVC Softball Teams
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced that Lewis University outfielders Jenna Cairo (Chicago, Ill./Fenwick) and Carolyn Nojiri (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North) both earned All-GLVC accolades on Thursday (April 28) night. The awards  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Billups Receives Community Leader Award
Dr. Christie Billups, assistant professor of theology and director of Service Learning, received the Community Leader Award from Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Beta Rho Chapter on May 2. Billups was honored for her work with Noté Karacel  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Father Oliver Williams Debates Purpose of Business
The purpose of business is to make money. Father Oliver Williams, CSC of the University of Notre Dame, disagrees. The member of the Board of Directors at the United Nations Global Compact Foundation said Pope Francis believes a business needs to create  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Cairo Named to Academic All-District,NFCA All-Midwest Region
Lewis University sophomore outfielder Jenna Cairo (Chicago, Ill./Fenwick) was recognized for both her academic and athletic exploits on Thursday (May 5), as she was selected to the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Trio Earns AVCA Men’s Volleyball All-America Honors
Lewis senior middle hitter Bobby Walsh (Chicago, Ill./Mount Carmel) has been named to the 2016 American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American First Team, the organization announced on Monday (May 2). Additionally, freshman opposite hitter Mitch  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lilly Endowment Grant Supports Youth Theology Institute
Lewis University received a grant of almost $600,000 to establish “Engaging Stories: An Intensive Journey of Faith, Life & Action!” part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative. The program will begin in June 2017. It  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Srdanovic, Braschinsky Named to All-GLVC Men's Tennis Team
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced that Lewis University junior Mate Srdanovic (Split, Croatia/Graditeljsko-Geodetska Tehnicka) and freshman Alan Braschinsky (Tallinn, Estonia/Milna Harma) have both been named to the All-GLVC Men's Tennis team  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Scholarship on Display at Lewis University
More than 300 Lewis University undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty showcased their scholarly work and creative endeavors April 14 during the Fifth Annual Lewis University Celebration of Scholarship. Accepted Celebration of Scholarship  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Terry Granger Earns Principal of the Year Award
The Lewis University Institute for the Advancement of Catholic and Lasallian Education honored Terry Granger, principal of both Maternity BVM and Bishop McNamara High School, with the Seventh Annual Bishop Roger Kaffer Outstanding Principal Award in the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra Performs May 22
The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at the St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall, located on the Romeoville campus of Lewis University. The convocation hall is located at 101 Airport Road in Romeoville.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Early Childhood Majors Join Early Childhood Advocacy Day
More than a dozen students and faculty of Lewis University’s Early Childhood Education program joined more than 200 advocates from across Illinois April 12 at Early Childhood Advocacy Day in Springfield. The group asked state legislators to protect early  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Jet Fuel Review Launches 11th Issue
Lewis University student-run and faculty-advised literary journal, the Jet Fuel Review, recently launched their 11th issue. The online journal features work by Lewis University students as well as national artists. The work includes fiction, nonfiction,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Joliet Prison Photo Exhibit Showcases Work of Student
What to do with an architecturally and culturally significant prison that has been unused for over a decade? This is the question at the heart of two exhibits that are coming to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Gaylord Building. “Unlocking  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

RAD Camp for Kids Begins June 13
Lewis University’s annual summer Recreational Activities Day (RAD) camp will be held from 9 a.m. – noon each day of the following weeks: June 13-17, June 27-July 1 and July 11-15. The cost is $75 for each week of the camp. A $5 discount will be given  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. David Livingston named 10th President of Lewis
David J. Livingston, PhD, President of Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio has been appointed as the 10th President of Lewis University. He will begin his role as President on July 1. He succeeds Brother James Gaffney, FSC, who will retire on June 30  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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