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Flight Team finishes in seventh place at nationals

For the fifth year, Lewis University Flight Team placed in the Top Ten of the nation during the 2015 National Intercollegiate Flying Association Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON). Lewis University placed seventh overall, sixth in ground events and eighth in flight events. The national event was held May 11-16 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio with Lewis University competing against 29 other universities. Other universities that placed in the Top Ten overall with Lewis University include Southern Illinois University, University of North Dakota, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Prescott, Western Michigan University, The Ohio State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University–Daytona, LeTourneau University, United States Air Force Academy and Liberty University.   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Illinois Director speaks at Lewis Vet Ally program
Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs Director Erica Jeffries offered words of gratitude while addressing faculty and staff at the opening event of the Lewis University’s Vet Ally program on Tues. May 18. “I thank you so much for your service to  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Training shines spotlight on early childhood mental health
Three Will County area agencies partnered to enhance understanding about mental health in young children. On Friday, May 15, they sponsored “What are the Mental Health Issues that Affect Birth to Five Families?” at Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Metropolitan Youth Symphony Concert is May 30
The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) will perform at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30 at the St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall located on the Main Campus of Lewis University in Romeoville. The Hall is located at 101 Airport Road, Romeoville, Ill.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University earns statewide awards for history exhibit
The Illinois State Historical Society recently honored Lewis University History Department and the Joliet Area Historical Museum (JAHM) with two awards for their 2014 exhibit “ The Emergence of Modern Joliet: Art, Industry and Urbanization .” The exhibit  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lasallian speaker writes a speech of inspiration
For two years, Theresa Marten has been sharing faith matters with the Lewis University community as religion editor for The Flyer , print student newspaper. She continued to share insights with the community as Lasallian Speaker at the May 17 Lewis University  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis' Rachel Sweeney wraps up DII Women's Golf Nationals
Lewis University sophomore Rachel Sweeney (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Mountain Vista) wrapped up the NCAA Division II Women's Golf National Championship on Saturday (May 16) morning. The second-year Flyer was competing as an individual. She shot a 79  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Martin Romo receives Father Aquinas Award
A student of many skills—fluent in Spanish, Russian, computer languages, computer security and the legal system—earned the 2015 Spring Father Aquinas Colgan Award. Martin Romo of Romeoville was honored during the May Lewis University Undergraduate Commencement  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Preisler named Midwest Women's Field Athlete of the Year
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Friday (May 15) that Lewis University senior Rebecca Preisler (Romeoville, Ill./Romeoville) has been named the USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Midwest Region Women's Outdoor  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lindsy Morgan honored as Student Laureate by Lincoln Academy
Lindsy Morgan received special recognition during the May 17 Lewis University Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony. The Alberville, Minn. resident was recognized as the Student Laureate. Earlier in the academic year, the Lincoln Academy of Illinois  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

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  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis awards four honorary doctorates at Commencement
Lewis University presented honorary doctorates at Spring Commencement ceremonies to four distinguished leaders in the fields of journalism, finance/business, community policing and engineering/science while also awarding nearly 1,000 bachelor’s, master’s  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University recognizes Rita Stasi with principal award
Lewis University’s Institute for the Advancement of Catholic and Lasallian Education presented the Bishop Roger Kaffer Outstanding Principal Award to Rita Stasi, Principal of St. Joseph Catholic School in Downers Grove during an April 30 celebration on  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Boy Scouts honor Brother James Gaffney, FSC
The Rainbow Council Boy Scouts of America will present its 2015 Distinguished Citizen Award to Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University. The event will be held Wednesday, June 17 at Lewis University at the Saint Charles Borromeo Center  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Student, faculty to present at chemistry conference
Lewis University College of Education graduate student Tiffany Albers-Lopez and Dr. Teresa Bixby, assistant professor of chemistry , will be presenting "Developing and Assessing Problem-Solving Skills in General Chemistry" at the Gordon Research Conference  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Trends and issues in nursing discussed at Lewis University
Lewis University in Albuquerque recently held a special event on “Trends and Issues in Nursing” featuring Dr. Nancy Spector, Director of Innovation at National Council State Boards of Nursing and Dr. Suling Li, Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University honored as “green” college
Lewis University has been recognized as an environmentally responsible “green” college by The Princeton Review in the 2015 edition of its free book, “The Princeton Review guide to 353 Green Colleges.” “We are honored to receive recognition for our  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Recreational camp for kids is in June and July
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 8-12, June 22-26 and July 13-17. The cost is $75 for each week of the camp. A $5 discount will be given to those  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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