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CaMS Cyber Defense Group Wins in National Competition

Six Lewis University computer science students took first place in the Department of Energy's 2018 National Cyber Defense Competition April 7 at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill. The Lewis University team prevailed over 28 other teams from around the country to win the title of national champions. The students, who are part of the student-run Cyber Defense Group based in the Computer and Mathematical Sciences department, worked on setting up, troubleshooting and protecting cyber-physical systems associated with critical infrastructures. The CaMS Cyber Defense Group members include Joey Casalino of Shorewood, Gabriel Diaz DeLeon of Wheaton, Johny Kegaly of Clarendon Hills, Ryan Meeker of Joliet, Brandon White of Burbank and Brian White of Orland Park. They are led by faculty moderator Dr. Jason Perry, assistant professor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences. “This competition reinforced the cybersecurity skills, concepts and tools our students learned in the numerous cybersecurity courses in the computer science curriculum,” Dr. Ray Klump, chair and professor of CaMS, said. The students have been training since September and participated in a variety of other cyber defense competitions, including the Illinois Collegiate Cyber Defense competition in February and Iowa State National Cyber Defense Competition in March. “One of the best things about   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Artists Honored at the President’s 10th Annual Art Show
Artwork by 36 Lewis University students and alumni is currently on display in the President’s Tenth Annual Art Exhibition at the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The exhibit, free and available to the public, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily until April 28. “This annual competition is an impressive display by our students and  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Roman Ortega Jr. Receives National Award
Lewis University’s director of Veterans Affairs Roman Ortega Jr. received the 2018 Veterans Knowledge Community Supra et Ultra Award from the prestigious NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education that marks Lewis University as one of the best military programs in higher education. Ortega said, “It means a lot to be recognized by my peers for the years I have dedicated to Student  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Nursing Students Get a Lesson in Empathy for Poverty
Just weeks away from earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Lewis University, the “Community Nursing” students have plenty of knowledge and skills to assist the community in healthcare needs. What they might not be so well-versed in are the realities of poverty, said Dr. Deanna Sommers, assistant dean, department of undergraduate studies, pre-licensure students. A handful of AmeriCorps VISTAs  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Mathematics Association of America Honors Dr. Harsy
The Illinois Chapter of the Mathematics Association of America named Dr. Amanda Harsy, assistant professor of computer and mathematical sciences at Lewis University, the recipient of their 2018 Early Career Teaching Award. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding achievement and promising potential in teaching mathematics. It also recognizes those who have an impact on mathematics education  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Annual Flyer Athletics Fund Golf Outing Registration is Open
Join the Lewis University Athletics Department at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club on Friday, June 8 th for the 38 th Annual Flyer Athletics Fund Golf Outing. Course 3 will be filled first with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. After that is filled, course 1 will open up with select tee times between 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. If choosing Dubsdread (Course 4) select times exist for the course around the 1 p.m.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

No. 10 Flyers Sweep Past Fort Wayne In MIVA Tournament
The No. 10 Lewis Flyer men's volleyball team swept past No. 15 Fort Wayne in the quarterfinal round of the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament opener on Saturday night at Neil Carey Arena. Ryan Coenen (Franklin, WI/Franklin) and Mitch Perinar (Channahon, IL/Minooka) led the Flyers (19-10) with 17 and 15 kills respectively. " Mitch Perinar (Channahon, IL/Minooka) came out  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Students Present to Mathematical Association of America
Fifteen Lewis University students participated in the Intersectional College Math Competition at the 2018 MAA Tri-Section Meeting March 23-24 at Valparaiso University. Seven students presented the research they did under the mentorship of Dr. Amanda Harsy, assistant professor of mathematics. "We are very proud of the hard work and enthusiasm these Lewis students brought to this conference, “said  [MORE]  [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)

Coming of Age Story “13, The Musical” Hits PLT
Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. Thirteen-year-old Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana town following his parent’s divorce. Surrounded by an array of unsophisticated teenagers, he needs to establish his place in the popularity pecking order. Can he situate himself on a comfortable  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

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  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Bailey Highlights Men's Track & Field Performance April 13
Lisle, Ill. - On Friday (Apr. 13), Lewis men's track and field took the short ride to Lisle to compete in the Benedictine Relays. Shabari Bailey (Minooka, Ill./Minooka) placed first in the 110 meter hurdles finishing in 14.45 earning a provisional. Bryce Holesinger (Fulton, Ill./Fulton) took third in the 110 hurdles when he crossed the finish at 14.86 mark. In the 200 meter dash  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Women's Track & Field Picks Up Provo At Benedictine
Friday (Apr. 13), Lewis University women's track and field competed in the Benedictine Relays in what was intended to be day one of two, however due to inclement weather day two was canceled. The highlight performance of the day came from Lane Kadlec (Lockport, Ill./Lockport) who earned a provisional in the shot put after recording a 13.83 meter throw and finishing first in the event. She was  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Leet Earns Provisional at Day One of Mt. SAC Relays
Thursday (Apr. 19), marked the first day of the Mt. SAC Relays where Lewis University men's track and field sent long distance runner Michael Leet (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect) . Leet placed fourth with a school record of 8:54.13 in the 3000 meter steeplechase also recording a provisional. Lewis returns home on Tuesday (Apr. 24) for the Lewis Twilight meet.   [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Jet Fuel Review Raises Funds for Alumnus Family
Jet Fuel Review editors, with the generous assistance of Writing Center tutors and Sigma Tau Delta members, raised $1,400 (through the JFR annual Popcorn fundraiser) in honor of Steven Seum. Steve was a former JFR editor and recent graduate of Lewis. He passed away in December. On March 18, English majors Bree Scott and Ashley Zizich delivered the check to his wife Christina and his two daughters  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

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