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Christopher Sindt Named Provost at Lewis University

Dr. David J. Livingston, President of Lewis University, announced Dr. Christopher Sindt, Saint Mary’s College of California Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, will become the Provost of Lewis University, effective July 1. "All of us at Lewis University look forward to the talent and skill Christopher will bring to our community as our provost,” Livingston said. “His academic leadership and administrative experience will be helpful as our university implements a new strategic plan, reorganizes academic colleges, hires new deans and prepares for a Higher Learning Commission reaccreditation visit.” Sindt stated, “I've admired Lewis for many years for its commitment to liberal learning paired with professional education, and I am delighted to be joining the Lewis community.” During his 17 years at Saint Mary's, Sindt provided exceptional academic and administrative leadership, serving as program director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing, the associate dean of the School of Liberal Arts, the dean of the Kalmanovitz School of Education, the vice provost for graduate and professional studies, and the vice provost for academic affairs. He has led initiatives in several areas, such as career and professional development, community engagement, educational effectiveness, faculty development, institutional research, international studies, sponsored research, and student success.   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Palczynski Concludes NCAA Championships As All-American
The NCAA Swimming Championships wrapped up on Saturday (Mar. 17), where Stephanie Palczynski (Warrenville, IL/Wheaton Warrenville South High School) of Lewis University women's swimming was named as an All-American after her final event. Palczynski earned the All-American honor after finishing seventh in the 200 yard backstroke setting a school record in the process "Stephanie had some great  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Computer Science Students Win Fifty for the Future® Award
Eight Computer and Mathematical Sciences students from Lewis University won the prestigious Illinois Technology Foundation’s 2018 Fifty for the Future® awards. The annual award recognizes fifty of the most promising students in computing-related disciplines in the State of Illinois. Honored students include Nilly Albeitoni of Oak Lawn, Nicholas Biegel of Dyer, Ind., Ethan Blatti of Elwood, Keller  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Kelliher Named D2CCA and WBCA First Team All-American
Lewis University's Jessica Kelliher (Waukesha, Wis./Waukesha North) earned some more postseason honors on Monday as she was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-American teams. She was a first-team selection on both squads. This is the fourth straight year that Lewis has had a D2CCA All-America selection. Kelliher  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

The Flyer Student Newspaper Earns Awards
Lewis University’s student-run newspaper, The Flyer, was recognized by the Associated Collegiate Press with three awards Feb. 16-18 at the media organization’s Best of the Midwest Journalism Convention in Minneapolis. The Lewis students thoroughly enjoyed the experience, gathering with approximately 250 other college journalists who represented over 30 colleges and universities. In addition to  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Free Foreign Language Classes Continue This Summer
Lewis University again will offer STARTALK, a free four-week foreign language summer program featuring beginning Russian and Chinese courses. It is intended for high school students entering grades 10, 11 and 12, and Lewis students entering freshman, sophomore and junior years. The 2018 STARTALK program will be held from June 18 to July 9 at the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The Lewis  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University is a Top Military-Friendly Online School
Lewis University has been named one of the 2018 Top Military-Friendly Online Colleges, by a leading education research publisher, SR Education Group, based on the results of their research and analysis of military-friendly online colleges. In formulating this ranking, the organization evaluated accredited colleges offering online degrees using factors that are important to military students such  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

IBEW Rep Visits Lewis University’s Advanced Radio Class
Lewis University students in the Advanced Radio class received enlightenment on the realities of broadcasting unions by alumnus Brett Lyons, business representative of IBEW, Chicago Local 1220, which is the union representing the Radio and Television Broadcast Engineers of Chicago. Lyons visited the Advanced Radio class taught by John Carey, associate professor and director of Electronic Media.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

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