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Fall 2014 Performing Arts Series begins Thursday, Sept. 18

Lewis University will host a variety of performances as part of the Fall 2014 Performing Arts Series. All performances are located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Admission to all events is free for Lewis students, $5 for guests and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling (815) 836-5500. The first performance, “Songs of American Labor” by Bucky Halker will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 in the Sancta Alberta Chapel. Halker grew up in Ashland, Wis., a blue-collar, iron ore, lumber town on Lake Superior. At 13 years old, Halker plugged in his guitar and was playing at teen rock dances. At 16 years old, he discovered Woody Guthrie, blues piano, songwriting and solo gigs. Dividing time between gigs and footnotes, Halker came back   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Students present research at SURE program symposium
Alternative materials for making solar cells, studying the Lake Michigan food web, protecting pilots’ eyes against laser attacks, more effective cyber security awareness tools, improved cancer detection methods, cell phone cleanliness, color retention  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

American Society of Human Genetics awards grant to Zimmer
Dr. Erin Zimmer, professor of biology , was awarded a two-year grant entitled, “Living in a Genomic World: Tools to Evaluate Students’ Understanding of Genetic Data and Complex Trains” for the Genetics Education Research Project from the American Society  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

High school students enjoy Computer Science summer camp
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science held two summer camps, Camp Code and Guardians of Cyberspace, for high school students that covered an array of topics on computer science at Lewis University. Camp Code introduced 27 students to  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Celebrating Traditions/Future With The Red Tie Ball
Reservations are available now for the Lewis University Red Tie Ball - The Signum Fidei Celebration , to be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Palmer House. The University is expanding its tradition of holding the annual Signum Fidei (Sign of Faith) Celebration  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Choir holds auditions for 2014-15 season
The Lewis University Choir will hold auditions for singers in all voice categories (SATB) from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26 in Ives Recital Hall in the Oremus Fine Arts Building on the Romeoville campus. Under the direction of Dr. Lawrence Sisk, professor  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Governor Quinn expands Young Adult Heroin Use Task Force
Governor Pat Quinn signed House Bill 4542 - Young Adults Heroin Use Task Force Expansion Tuesday, Aug. 5 at Lewis University in Romeoville. Sponsored by State Representative Natalie Manley (D-Joliet) and State Senator Thomas Cullerton (D-Villa Park),  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

National Immunization Awareness Month is in August
To highlight the importance of immunizations throughout life—and to remind college students that they need vaccines, too—Lewis University is joining partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month. “This is the perfect  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra to hold auditions
The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) will hold auditions on Wednesday, Aug. 20 and Wednesday, Aug. 27for the 2014-2015 season. The auditions will be held at the Oremus Fine Arts Center on the Lewis University main campus located on Route 53  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University named a College of Distinction
Lewis University has been nationally recognized by Colleges of Distinction for the fifth consecutive year as a 2014-2015 College of Distinction. Lewis also has earned recognition as an Illinois College of Distinction and a Catholic College of Distinction.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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