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Illinois Route 53 construction continues through June 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced temporary lane closures will occur along Illinois Route 53 / Illinois Route 7 (North Broadway Street) from Caton Farm Road to Renwick Road in Crest Hill for intermittent roadwork beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, April 16. In order to complete the work, traffic lanes will be reduced during construction activities. Temporary lane closures will occur between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. In addition, there may also be occasional temporary lane closures during off peak hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. The project, which includes milling, patching and resurfacing, will be complete by June 15. Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

PLT takes a magic carpet ride with “The Arabian Nights”
“The Arabian Nights,” weaves ancient tales of wonder into a rich and poetic testament to the transformational power of storytelling at Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT). This storybook world is based on Powys Mathers’s translation, “The Book  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Men's Volleyball win over Ohio State, top seed in MIVA tournament
No. 2 Lewis men's volleyball clinched the No. 1 seed in the 2015 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament thanks to a 3-0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-21) win over No. 10 Ohio State on Friday (April 17) evening at Neil Carey Arena. Lewis  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Social Work students are inducted into honor society
The Lewis University Rho Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society recently inducted 20 students. Students inducted into the Rho Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha include: Joseph Baltuska, Jamie Esparza, Brianna Filewicz, Alejandra Garcia,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

STEM students present at Infinite Possibilities Conference
Three Lewis University Computer and Mathematical Sciences students recently presented a poster at the Infinite Possibilities Conference in Portland, Ore. The students - Melanie Harrison of Tinley Park, Betsy Langland of Downers Grove, and Nicole  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Cheerleading Places Third At NCA National Championships
The Lewis University cheerleading squad turned in its best finish in four seasons, as the Flyers placed third overall at the National Cheerleading Association (NCA) Collegiate National Championships on April 12th in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Flyers  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Jerry Kavouras receives first Lasallian Research Grant
Dr. Jerry Kavouras, associate professor and chair of biology , has been awarded the first Lewis University Lasallian Research Grant for his project "Changing Food Webs in Lake Michigan: Dreissena and the Microbial Loop." The research will examine  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Rachel Sweeney Wins Women’s Golf Triton Spring Invitational
Lewis women's golf sophomore Rachel Sweeney (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Mountain Vista) tied a career-best round with a 73 on Monday (April 13) to win the individual title at the Triton Spring Invitational. Sweeney finished the tournament with a 79-73=152.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Student-Athletes Set New Standard For Delahanty Award
After a four-year streak of breaking previous school-records ended in 2014, the Lewis University student-athletes started a new one on Monday (April 13) night, as 207 individuals took home Br. David Delahanty Student-Athlete Awards at the Convocation  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University returns to Posters on the Hill
Lewis University will be represented for the second consecutive year in the 19th Annual Posters on the Hill event, to be April 23-24 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. A Lewis University student again will be among the 60 students in the country selected  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Four students earn 2015 Fifty for the Future Award
Four Lewis University students won the prestigious 2015 Fifty for the Future Award by the Illinois Technology Foundation. The honor is awarded annually to 50 students in the state of Illinois who exhibit great potential for becoming leaders in the computer  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Graduate students present at counselor institute day
Lewis University graduate students and faculty members of the School Counseling Graduate Program presented multiple sessions at the DuPage Counselor Countywide Institute at the College of DuPage. Neveen Shalabi, graduate student, and Dr. Judy Zito,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

‘Sky’s the Limit’ for female high school aviation camp
Lewis University and Chicago’s Leading Edge, a chapter of Women in Aviation International, are hosting the fourth annual “Sky’s the Limit” aviation career camp for female high school students from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 2 in the Harold White Aviation  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Cremin to present for Chicago Genealogical Society
Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history , will be presenting on his book “Grant Park: The Evolution of Chicago’s Front Yard” to the Chicago Genealogical Society at 1:30 p.m. May 2 at the Newberry Library in Chicago. The event is free and open to the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University offers free summer language program again
For the sixth time, Lewis University will offer STARTALK, a free four-week foreign language summer program. It is for high school students entering grades 10, 11 and 12 and Lewis students entering freshman, sophomore and junior years. The 2015 STARTALK  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University To Honor Gordie Gillespie With Mass
The Lewis University Athletics, University Advancement and Student Services Departments have announced that there will be a memorial Mass held for former Lewis Athletics Director, teacher, baseball and basketball coach Gordie Gillespie on Saturday, May  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University features multimedia art exhibit
An Art Exhibition by David Bower will be on display until April 26 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 a.m.-9 p.m.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis serves more than 250 hours during “G.O.T. Lent?”
“G.O.T. Lent?” a new initiative through University Ministry, provided daily service opportunities for Lewis University to deepen the Lenten experience. G.O.T. represents Giving Our Time/Talents/Treasures (G.O.T.). More than 100 students, faculty and staff  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Celebrate Earth Week with recycling, planting and picnics
The Lewis University celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day spans a week again this year. Earth Week begins a collection drive and concludes with the annual Arbor Day celebration on April 24. The week of events will be located on the university’s main  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Brother John Vietoris speaks on end of Civil War
People all over the world are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, and the events seem even more tragic in the light of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln shortly after the war ended. Brother John Vietoris, FSC,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University English Department hosts Reading Series
The English Department at Lewis University will host a variety of events during the spring semester as part of the Reading Series on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. All events are free of charge and open to the public. Dr. Simone Muench,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

History Center opens photo exhibits in Gaylord Building
Lewis University’s History Center and the Gaylord Building Historic Site will display two exhibits Feb. 20-May 20, featuring several rarely seen images taken from the Illinois and Michigan Canal’s history. The exhibits, free and open to the public, will  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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