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“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” casts off at PLT

Mark Twain’s American classic, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” is the story of a boy’s journey with a runaway slave as they make their way down the Mississippi River. Huck (Sean Gallagher of Mokena), a rebel at heart, is escaping from starched collars, civilization and the drunken rages of his Pap (Michael Frale of Elk Grove). Seeking life as a free man is Jim (Kawaan Panama of Chicago), the runaway slave. On their journey, Huck learns the true meaning of friendship and freedom. The play is an action-packed dramatization of Mark Twain’s wit, and it’s also hilariously funny. In addition, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is ranked among literature’s most powerful condemnations of racism. Theatre Manager Jo Slowik of Joliet is directing the talented cast of 22 actors. The ensemble   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

NSF gives Lewis teacher preparation program $1.4 million
Lewis University received a $1.4 million National Science Foundation grant to support a project in “Using Reality-Based Learning Practicum and Mentoring Structures to Enhance STEM Teacher Preparation for High Needs Schools.” Lewis University will  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Alumnae share success at Celebrating Women in Leadership
Join alumnae of Lewis University as they share their experiences at the Celebrating Women in Leadership Conference at noon Friday, Oct. 9 on the main campus in Romeoville. Following the success of last year’s event, Lewis University women will come together  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

MathBash Highlights Opportunities for Math Majors and Minors
Late Friday afternoon might seem like an unpopular time to have an event about math, but 40 students recently showed up to MathBash, a fun and informative event about the many opportunities open to those who study mathematics. Assistant Professor  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Higher education prepares graduates for industry
The collaborative relationship between business and higher education is “unparalleled,” said Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University, at the “Higher Education and Workforce Forum,” presented Sept. 16 by the Greater Oak Brook Chamber  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Sets Performing Arts Series for Fall 2015
A Flamenco performance, super hero spectacle, a quartet concert and a Will Rogers one-man show are part of the Lewis University Fall 2015 Performing Arts Series. All events are located on the University’s main campus in Romeoville. Admission is free  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

National Voter Registration Day Recruits 150-plus voters
More than 150 people filled out voter registration applications during a National Voter registration Day event Sept. 22 on Lewis University’s Main Campus in Romeoville. “The event far exceeded my expectations. We had a steady stream of registrants  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

McFerron’s work to be in annual 60x60 dance performance
Lewis University Music Professor Dr. Mike McFerron’s electroacoustic piece, “Minute Distances,” was selected for the 15th Annual 60x60 dance performance. The performance will be part of the Vox Novus Festival held Oct. 23 at the Winter Garden Atrium  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Pair Wins Women's Tennis ITA Midwest Regional Doubles
Despite playing on their opponents home court, Lewis University junior Dora Andrejszki (Budapest, Hungary/Dozsa Gyorgy) and sophomore Nora Mindiyarova (Moscow, Russia/Gimnasium 1577) earned the 8-4 victory over the University of Indianapolis' Stephanie  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women's Hoops Earns DII Preseason Player Of The Year
The Lewis University women's basketball team has earned the number two spot in the 2015-16 Women's Basketball Division II Bulletin Preseason Poll. Lewis claims this spot after winning the NCAA Midwest Region Championship and advancing to the Elite Eight  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Avoid the cold and workout inside with the Breakfast Club
Lewis University invites community residents 55 years of age or older to join the Breakfast Club in the Student Recreation and Fitness Center located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The Breakfast Club is for those looking to stay fit, have  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Professors Set to Present at National Conference
Two Lewis University professors will present at the 2015 Association of Black Women in Higher Education National Conference. Dr. Katherine Helm, professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Programs in Counseling , and Dr. Tennille Allen, associate  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)


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