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Lewis University Awards 10 Alumni with Achievement Awards

Lewis University recognized 10 notable alumni during its Annual Alumni Awards Dinner in October. John “Jack” Marco ’68, Chairman of the Board of The Marco Consulting Group (MCG), received the Distinguished Alumni Award for his accomplishments in business. Recipients of the Alumni Achievement Award were Col. Duane Hayden ’88 (Aviation); Sgt. James McGreal ’02 M.S. ’04 (Criminal/Social Justice); James Girard, Ph.D., ’67 (Education); Dr. Ronald Ariagno ’64 (Sciences), and Ed Puisis ’83 (Business). Those receiving Young Alumni Achievement awards were Dana (Erickson) Mayer RN, BSN, CCRN, ’04 (Nursing) and Justin Kempiak ’07, M.B.A. ’12 (Business). The Father Brennan Service with Honor Award: Service to Country recipients went to Capt. Todd G. Kruder ’88 and Sharon T. Kruder ’88. John “Jack”   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Athletic Training students volunteer at Chicago Marathon
The 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon volunteers assisted more than 40,000 runners Oct. 12 as they crossed the finish line. Nine Lewis Athletic Training Students (LATS) club members volunteered at the end of the race. “If an athlete collapsed, vomited,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Men's Golf Takes Home Midwest Regional #2 Championship
Lewis men's golf won the Midwest Regional #2 on Tuesday (Oct. 14), carding a two-round score of 581 (287-294). The 18-team, 90-player event was held at Glen Echo Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri. The Flyers were tied with host Missouri-St. Louis  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Regional history conference features Lewis faculty/students
Lewis University chapter of Phi Theta Alpha sponsored the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference for Illinois. The history honors society conference was in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Midwest World History Association held September 26-27  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Alumnus discusses DNA in forensic criminal investigations
Dr. James E. Girard ‘67 presented a seminar "Forensic DNA Typing and CODIS,” which focused on the biochemistry behind DNA typing and its relationship to the growing field of forensic science to an overflowing room of students, faculty and staff Oct. 3  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Political journals publish work by Dr. Yann Kerevel
Latin American Politics and Society recently published “Loyalty and Disloyalty in the Mexican Party System,” an article by Dr. Yann Kerevel, assistant professor of political science . The article explains why politicians in Mexico switch parties and  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

MYSO performs ‘From Bach to Bernstein’
The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) will present two concerts during the month of October. The first concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. October 22 at the Borromeo Chapel located on the campus of Lewis University. This concert is free  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Pumpkin pie eating contest is Oct. 27 in Romeoville
“The Great Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest,” a relay race for teams of four to eat their pumpkin pie the fastest, is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in Charlie’s Place. The participation fee is $5 a person or $20 per team. All Lewis students, faculty and staff are eligible  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Red Tie Ball sets record in support of scholarships
Lewis University reported record-breaking results from the Lewis Red Tie Ball-Signum Fidei (Sign of Faith) Celebration, held recently at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago. Exceptional support by sponsors and the more than 425 guests who attended  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Si Se Puede Conference inspires students
More than 180 high school students and over 60 Lewis University students from the Chicago area were motivated by Juan Salgado, President and CEO of Instituto Oct. 9 at Lewis University’s annual Si Se Puede Conference. “Always bring your spirit to the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Thurman presents new options for incarcerated girls
Tammy Thurman, assistant professor of Justice, Law, and Public Safety Studies , presented “Social Support and delinquency-implications for incarcerated girls” at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association in Chicago. The  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Power, vitality, strength artwork on display until Oct. 24
A solo art exhibition by Denise Bellezzo will be on display Sept. 26-Oct. 24 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The free exhibit is open to the public and will be on display from 9  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Media professionals speak with communication students
Neha Datt Schultz, executive producer of 71 Degrees North, recently visited Lewis University to speak with the Field Production class taught by Tracy Hemmingway, assistant professor of communications . “[Schultz] gave the students constructive feedback  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Athletics to present 'A Night with Jim Thompson'
The Lewis University Athletics Department, in conjunction with the Student Sports Management Association of Lewis University and sponsored by Scoutware, is proud to welcome Jim Thompson, the CEO and founder of Positive Coaching Alliance, at 7 PM on Thursday,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis/ELS partnership presented at NAFSA conference
Lewis University Director of International Student Services Michael Fekete presented “Partnerships Done Right – Case Study: ELS & Lewis University” with Tyler King, ELS Language Centers (ELS) Center Director, at the NAFSA Region V 2014 Regional Conference  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Cremin consults on traveling Smithsonian sports exhibit
It is an exciting time for sports in America. Major League Baseball is heading towards the playoffs. On all levels, athletes are gearing up for the football, basketball, and other athletic competitions. Behind all these teams are their communities and  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Workout inside with the Breakfast Club
Lewis University invites community residents 55 years of age or older to join the Breakfast Club in the Student Recreation and Fitness Center located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The Breakfast Club is for those looking to stay fit, have  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Campus Visit Day is Saturday, November 15
Lewis University will host a Campus Visit Day for high school students and transfer students at 9:30 a.m. November 15 at the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Attendees will have the opportunity to take a campus tour with a current Lewis student,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)


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