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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 Perinar (Channahon, Ill./Minooka) and junior middle hitter Jacob Schmiegelt (Lombard, Ill./Willowbrook) have been named honorable mention All-Americans. "I'm thrilled and proud of all of the guys," Lewis head men's volleyball coach Dan Friend said. "They each elevated their games throughout the season and were key components of our success." Walsh hit .471, third best in the nation, with 2.10 kills per set. He added 1.11 blocks per set (128 total) on his way to All-Midwestern Intercollgiate Volleyball Association First Team honors. He   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Women's Tennis Defeats Drury for 2016 GLVC Title
An all-around effort pushed the Lewis University women's tennis team to its second Great Lakes Valley Conference title in five years with the 5-1 win over No. 24 Drury University at the 5 Star Tennis Center on Sunday (May 1). The Flyers had a 2-1  [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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Salazar Named President of ACCED-I
Lisa Salazar, CCEP, senior event coordinator, assumed the role of president the of Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I). In this role, she will represent the membership at industry functions, and also will  [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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