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Kristen Gillespie is New Head Women's Basketball Coach

The Gillespie legacy will continue both figuratively and literally at Lewis University. Lewis University Director of Athletics Dr. John Planek announced on Thursday (July 30) that he has hired Kristen Gillespie as the 12th head women's basketball coach in school-history. Gillespie, who served as the head coach at Division III Benedictine for the past four seasons, is the granddaughter of coaching legend and former Lewis Director of Athletics, head basketball and baseball coach Gordie Gillespie. "The name Gillespie at Lewis University is synonymous with coaching excellence and now Kristen will be able to add to that legacy," Planek said. "We feel that the success of our programs have made Lewis a very desirable destination for coaches. "Her experience as a player and coach at multiple   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Red Tie Ball Honors Lewis President
Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University who will be retiring from the presidency next year after 28 years of service, will be the guest of honor at the Lewis University Red Tie Ball - The Signum Fidei Celebration , to be held on Saturday,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Canal Corridor 30th Anniversary Tour Comes to Lewis
The 30th Anniversary Canal Caravan Tour will visit Lewis University's Adelmann Regional History Collection (ARHC) at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The Canal Corridor Association created the tour that will run from Chicago to LaSalle for three consecutive  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Men's Volleyball's Eric Fitterer Signs Pro Contract
Former Lewis men's volleyball opposite hitter Eric Fitterer (Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville) has signed a contract to play professional volleyball for CAI-Voleibol Teruel in Teruel, Spain. Fitterer helped Lewis finish as national runner-up in 2015.   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis professors set to present at national conference
Two Lewis University professors will present at the 2015 Association of Black Women in Higher Education National Conference. Dr. Katherine Helm, professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Programs in Counseling , and Dr. Tennille Allen, associate  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra to Hold Auditions
The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) will hold auditions on Wednesday, August 26 and Wednesday, September 2 for the 2015-2016 season. The auditions will be held at the Oremus Fine Arts Center on the Lewis University main campus located on  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Choir to Hold Auditions for 2015-16 Season
The Lewis University Choir will hold auditions for singers in all voice categories (SATB) from 6- 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1 in Ives Recital Hall in the Oremus Fine Arts Building on the Romeoville campus. Under the direction of Dr. Lawrence Sisk ,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

An assortment of art is on display June-August
The summer exhibit for the Lewis University Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery “The Lewis University Permanent Art Collection” will be on display June 1-Aug. 14. The free exhibit is open to the public and will be on display from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Industry Experts Say Aviation Maintenance is a Hot Career
“Get Hired in Aviation Maintenance Conference” attendees heard it straight from the professionals, there’s an extraordinary hiring demand in the industry now. The Lewis University July 25 event featured aviation professionals that discussed industry trends,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(1)

Sports Management students raise funds for McDonald House
Sport Management students raised a total of $11,258 for Ronald McDonald House Charities at Central DuPage Hospital. During the spring semester, students raised $6,693 and in the fall semester, students netted $4,565. The students were enrolled in Foundations  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Computer Science student brings research to Argonne
Lewis University professor Dr. Ray Klump and Computer Science student Michael Korzon recently presented research to cyber security personnel at Argonne National Laboratory. Their presentation, “Secure, Practical, and Efficient Data Handling for Cyber  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Instituto Fe y Vida celebrated the opening of its new office
On Friday, June 26, 2015 Instituto Fe y Vida hosted the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony of the institute’s new offices at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. The dedication ceremony started with a warm welcome by Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Receives Grant for Alcohol Awareness Effort
Lewis University has been selected to receive a $30,000 NCAA CHOICES grant to fund a three-year project aimed to provide alcohol education to the entire student body, capitalizing on the leadership and peer influence that athletes tend to have on campus  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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