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Border Pilgrimage Opens Minds, Hearts

Lewis University students, faculty and staff encountered realities about immigration during this year’s social justice pilgrimage to the U.S. Mexico border. “These experiences and interactions cannot be recreated in a classroom setting and I have no doubt that the students will remember them and be impacted by them for years to come,” said Dr. Jennifer Tello Buntin, assistant professor of sociology and director of the Latino/a Studies. She continued, “It is a deeper level of learning to touch the wall with their hands, feel the heat of the desert and the rocks under their feet.” The six-day pilgrimage in May was coordinated and led by Tello Buntin, Sean Ruane, coordinator of social justice education in University Ministry and Blair West Keyes, graduate assistant in Residence Life.    [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Student Interns with Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
William Z. Riley is currently serving in a summer internship with the Congressional Black Caucus. "I am looking forward to this internship because I will gain a better understanding of how the policy making process works, and learn how to serve the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Breaks Conference Mark With Team Academic Awards
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced on Tuesday (June 28) that the Lewis University Athletics Department broke the GLVC record with 13 Team Academic All-GLVC Awards. The previous record of 10 - also set by Lewis - was established in 2015. The  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Forensic Anthropology Center is a Travel Study Destination
Lewis University’s inaugural trip to the Forensic Anthropology Center in Knoxville, Tennessee was a success. Lewis University is one of only four universities in the nation to be invited to return, said Dr. Lynn A. Tovar, associate professor of Justice,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Student-Athletes Earn 204 Academic All-GLVC Nods
A total of 204 Lewis University student-athletes were selected to the 2015-16 Academic All-Great Lakes Valley Conference team on Monday (June 27). This is the third-straight season the Flyers have recorded more than 200 Academic All-GLVC selections.   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

“Point of View” Exhibits Fine Art Photography
An exhibition called “Point of View” by Joliet’s Gallery 7 artists is on display until August 12 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The free exhibit is open to the public and is on  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

CSCAA Honors Six Lewis University Swimming Student-Athletes
Six Lewis University swimmers have been named 2016 Honorable Mention Scholar All-Americans by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). The award recognizes student-athletes that have achieved a GPA of 3.50 and earned  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Mediation Team Finishes 6th in the International Tournament
Lewis University’s Mediation Team concluded the 2015-16 academic year with success at the International Mediation Competition. One Lewis University team finished in sixth place and the other finished in 23rd place. This continues the nine-year streak  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Joliet Student Earns National James Madison Scholarship
Brandon Ceplecha is one of the six students in the nation to be selected as a James Madison Memorial Junior Fellow. The Joliet student is currently pursuing a master’s degree in secondary education at Lewis University. In 2013, he earned a bachelor’s  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

McCarthy is USA Men's Junior National Team Assistant Coach
Lewis University men's volleyball associate head coach Matt McCarthy will serve as an assistant coach on the 2016 U.S. Men's Junior National Team. The team will compete July 3-11 at the NORCECA U21 Continental Championships in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Cook, Farrough Named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans
The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday (June 23) that Lewis University senior Amber Cook (Grayslake, Ill./Warren Township) and junior Amanda Farrough (South Bend, Ind./Clay) have both received CoSIDA Academic  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Teachers and Administrators Head Back to Class This Summer
The College of Education at Lewis University is offering Summer Seminars for teachers and administrators. Each seminar is $40 per person. Attendees will earn four professional development units for each seminar. The one-day seminars begin on June  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

RAD Camp for Kids Continues
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 13-17, June 27-July 1 and July 11-15. The cost is $75 for each week of the camp. A $5 discount will be given  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Colloquium Fosters Future Lasallian Teachers
Nearly 100 students, faculty and Lasallian partners participated “Becoming Lasallian.” The spring semester event was the first colloquium for the Institute for the Advancement of Catholic and Lasallian Education and the College of Education . Brother  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. David Livingston named 10th President of Lewis
David J. Livingston, PhD, President of Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio has been appointed as the 10th President of Lewis University. He will begin his role as President on July 1. He succeeds Brother James Gaffney, FSC, who will retire on June 30  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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