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Women's Volleyball Tops UIndy for 2015 GLVC Championship

No. 23 Lewis women's volleyball defeated Indianapolis 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-23) to win the 2015 Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship on Sunday (Nov. 22) at the East Side Centre. It is Lewis' first conference title since 2010. Neither team could pull away in the first set until the serving of freshman Elizabeth Hyland (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield Central) spurred a 4-0 run to put the Flyers up 13-10. Lewis finished the set out from there. In the second, the Flyers were up 15-14 when they earned some breathing room thanks to four consecutive points. Seniors Alexis Davito (Crest Hill, Ill./Lockport) and Morgan Cebula (Stevens Point, Wis./Stevens Point Area) each had kills in the push. Lewis finished the second set the same way they did the first, with a kill by sophomore Aly Schneider   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Farrough Runs 3rd at NCAA Women's Cross Country Championship
Lewis University junior Amanda Farrough (South Bend, Ind./Clay) placed third overall with another 6K school-record time to lift the Flyers to an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Division II Women's Cross Country Championships, hosted by Missouri Southern,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

DeMik Honored With National Aviation Educator Award
Dr. Randy DeMik, Lewis University professor of aviation and transportation and director of Graduate Studies in Aviation & Transportation , was presented the Frank E. Sorenson Award at the annual University Aviation Association Conference in Salt Lake  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Healthcare Leader Provides Sound Social Media Advice
Have fun, but always maintain respect and dignity for others. Thatís the advice Dr. Nancy Spector, PhD, RN, FAAN, director of Regulatory Innovations National Council of State Boards of Nursing, provided Lewis University nursing students in her ďBoundaries,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

No. 2 Lewis Women's Hoops Sets Record In 111-50 Win
No. 2 Lewis women's basketball set a program record for points in a 40-minute game on Sunday (Nov. 22) afternoon during the Flyers' 111-50 win over Alderson Broaddus at Neil Carey Arena. The 111 points is the most in a regulation game for the Flyers.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Christmas Music Returns to WLRA
Tune into WLRA-FM for holiday music 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day. Listeners can tune in via radio at 88.1 FM, online at or iHeartRadio as well as through a mobile device through the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Student Veterans Receive Support from Grunt Ghoul Run
More than 100 hardy individuals participated in the Lewis University Student Veterans Association (LUSVA) Grunt Ghoul Run. The event raised over $1,000 to finance the Lewis University studentsí attendance at the national conference in 2016 as well as  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Universityís new class is not so traditional
This fall, Lewis University welcomed the third largest incoming class in its history, enrolling 1,834 new students, including freshmen, transfer students and graduate students. A deeper look beyond the headcount reveals there is much more diversity than  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Leonard Breaks 100 Fly Record For Lewis Women's Swimming
Senior Shelby Leonard (Sarasota, Fla./Sarasota) broke, and then rebroke, the 100 butterfly school record for Lewis women's swimming at the House of Champions event on Saturday (Nov. 21). Leonard swam a time of 57.22 in the prelims to set a new mark.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University saves lives with blood donations
Lewis Universityís Student Nursing Association (SNA) and Student Veteranís Association (SVA) recently held its annual blood drive for LifeSource, Chicagolandís blood center. There were 105 blood donations along with 10 double red donations and 20 commitments  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Walgreens Executive Shares Insights on Leadership
Bring results to your organization, said Jeanette Kilo-Smith, corporate director of Human Resources, Diversity Management and HR Government Compliance at Walgreens Boots Alliance. The business leader spoke Nov. 10 about her experiences in becoming  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Athletics Receives Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence
The NCAA announced on Wednesday (Nov. 11) that the Lewis University Athletics Department is one of 27 Division II member schools to be honored as part of the Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence program, for achieving a four-year success rate of  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Poti Sets 400 IM School Record for Lewis Men's Swimming
No. 18 Lewis men's swimming had another strong day one Saturday (Nov. 21) during the second day of IUPUI's House Of Champions. Freshman Mads Knoblauch (Svenborg, Denmark/Svenborg Gymnasium) picked up a win in the 100 backstroke (49.97). Lewis  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women's Swimming Sets Three School Records
Lewis women's soccer broke three school records on Friday (Nov. 20) at the 12th Annual House of Champions. The three-day meet is hosted by IUPUI at the IUPUI Natatorium. The Flyers finished third in the 200 free relay (1:36.39), setting a new school  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis is Ranked Best for Vets in Illinois by Military Times
Lewis University has been named the Best for Vets among Colleges and Universities in Illinois for 2016 by Military Times and second among private universities in the nation. The rankings are based on the results of Military Timesí annual survey of  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Choir Performs December 8
The Lewis University Choir will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 8 at St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall on the Romeoville campus of Lewis University. The concert will be open to the public without charge. The program will include  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Yuede, Davito & Schneider Honored by the GLVC
The Great Lakes Valley Conference has honored three members of the No. 23 Lewis women's volleyball team. Junior Nicole Yuede (St. Charles, Mo./Francis Howell North) has been named the 2015 Libero of the Year as well as earning All-GLVC Second Team honors.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Pumpkin Pitch Collects 500 Pounds of Pumpkins
Lewis University teamed up with Will County Land Use Departmentís Resource Recovery and Energy Division to collect 500 lbs. of pumpkins during the second annual Pumpkin Pitch on Nov. 6-7, at Lewis Universityís main campus in Romeoville. Participants composted  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Avoid the cold and 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 universityís main campus in Romeoville. The Breakfast Club is for those looking to stay fit, have  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)


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