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Students mark 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday

What would it have been like to walk over the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965, a day commonly referred to as “Bloody Sunday?” Four Lewis students and two group leaders found out when they went to Selma, Ala. during their Spring Break March 2-9. They were participants on the first Lewis University Civil Rights Social Justice Pilgrimage . Lewis University students Lexi Austring, Gianna Capperino, Alexis Pullins, and William Riley were present for President Obama’s March 7 speech in Selma and participated in the March 8 historic 50th anniversary march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history , and Sean Ruane, the coordinator of social justice education in University Ministry, coordinated and led the Lewis University pilgrimage. During the week-long   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Signum Fidei Lecture features Catholic evangelist
Father Robert Barron presented the 13th Annual Signum Fidei lecture “The YouTube Heresies” on March 24 at St. Charles Borromeo Center to a crowd of more than 300 faculty, staff, students and guests. Father Barron has produced over 350 online video  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Federal commissioner presents ethics in government
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissioner Joseph Mohorovic gave a March 27 presentation on “Ethics in Federal Government” as part of the Lewis University College of Business Ethics Week. Students, faculty and staff attended the presentation in the St.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Marvin Bates presents American culture in Manila
Marvin Bates, assistant professor of marketing at Lewis University, recently presented an “Overview of the American Culture” at De La Salle College of Saint Benilde in Manila, Philippines. Bates volunteered to conduct the seminar attended by over 160  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Men's Track And Field's Lentz Hits NCAA Provisional
Lewis University junior Dan Lentz (Minooka, Ill./Minooka) notched a career-high and a NCAA Provisional third-place finish of 6,343 points at the Herschel Neil Decathlon, hosted by Northwest Missouri State, on Sunday (March 29) afternoon. "Dan scored  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women's Track And Field's Marchildon Nails NCAA Provo
Lewis University senior Megan Marchildon (Ypsilanti, Mich./Lincoln Consolidated) finished second in the heptathlon with a NCAA Provisional showing of 4,677 points at the Ashley Nally Heptathlon, hosted by Northwest Missouri State, on Sunday (March 29)  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Career Expo attracts crowd
Hundreds of Lewis University students and alumni attended the 2015 Lewis University Career Expo, sponsored by Lewis University Career Services . Attendees had 90-plus employers to meet at the job/internship fair. Participants were able to practice  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Students in Elite 8 of national cyber security contest
Lewis University undergraduate students recently finished in the Top Eight in the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge held in Washington D.C. “Only eight out of 22 teams qualified for the next round, and we were among top tier schools like NYU, Columbia,  [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)

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)

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)

World War I posters on display in Lewis University Library
The Lewis University History Center and Library are showcasing posters from the Adelmann Regional History Collection until April 8 on the first floor of the Library on the Main Campus in Romeoville. As part of the Violent Times colloquium, the display  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Ministry asks “GOT Lent?”
Lewis University will provide an expanded program that includes opportunities for service and invites reflections by Lewis students, faculty and staff during the 40 days of Lent, starting Ash Wednesday, February 18. “G.O.T. Lent?” is a new Lenten project  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Nursing students gain insight on ‘Changing the World’
Lewis University students received leadership advice and guidance at the annual Student Nurse Association of Illinois conference aimed to educate and encourage nursing students. Approximately 100 nursing students throughout the state attended the March  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Weather changes athletic events
Saturday's scheduled Great Lakes Valley Conference doubleheader between the Lewis University softball team and Saint Joseph's College has been postponed due to inclement weather. The doubleheader has been rescheduled for Monday (March 30) with a 12 PM  [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)

Lewis University honored again as Tree Campus USA
Lewis University has been named a Tree Campus USA for the sixth consecutive year by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. “Once again, we are honored with this recognition that signifies we are  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [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)

Inclement weather cancels several athletic events
Baseball: Wednesday's scheduled regional doubleheader between the Lewis University baseball team and Upper Iowa University has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The twinbill will not be rescheduled. Lewis returns to action on Saturday (March  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women’s Basketball Falls To No. 2 Limestone 61-58
No. 4 Lewis women's basketball saw the best season in school history come to an end on Tuesday (March 24) evening in the Elite Eight at the Sanford Pentagon at the hands of No. 2 Limestone 61-58. The Flyers had three looks at a 3-pointer in the final  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Men’s Golf Cruises To Win at Cardinal Invitational
Lewis men's golf won their fourth event of the season on Sunday (March 22) when the Flyers wrapped up a win at the Cardinal Invitational hosted by Saginaw Valley State at Boone Links Golf Course. The Flyers finished with a two-day score of 596 after  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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Lewis University Career Expo 2015