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Mission Energizes and Inspires New Provost Christopher Sindt

Dr. Christopher Sindt, former Saint Mary’s College of California Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, became the Lewis University Provost on July 1. “I’m energized by Lewis’s Mission and the charism of the Christian Brothers, which inspires academic excellence, inclusivity, and innovative approaches to achieving social justice,” Sindt commented. 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. In 2011-2012, he was selected as an American Council of Education Fellow, the nation's premier training program for university administrators. “Christopher brings a wealth of experience as a leader that will enhance Lewis University’s ability to fulfill its Mission in a time when creativity and critical thinking remain central to the success of our students,” stated Dr. David Livingston, president of Lewis University. Sindt   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Volleyball Teams Earn AVCA Team Academic Award
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced on Monday (July 16) that both the Lewis University men's and women's volleyball teams have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2017-18 school year. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women’s Golf Earns 2017-18 WGCA All-Scholar Team GPA Award
The Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) released its list of the NCAA's highest team grade point averages Wednesday, with the Lewis women's golf team ranking seventh among Division II programs with a combined GPA of 3.714. Bolstered by five WGCA All-American Scholars , the Flyers are one of five GLVC schools on the Division II list, which included Indianapolis at No. 13, Illinois Springfield  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Apply Today for a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Lewis University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions is accepting applications for a cohort for the new Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in the fall of 2019. The newest of Lewis University graduate offerings, the degree is a 76-credit hour program that will provide students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to assist those with developmental, physical,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” Sold Out at PLT
The Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) made department history! For the first time in many years, the summer musical sold out before the 4th of July. Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be performed on July 20-22 and July 26-29 and is recommended for patrons of all ages. Evening performances are 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinees are 2:30 p.m. In addition, there is a matinee performance at 4 p.m. on July 28.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

London Travel Study Program Includes a Royal Wedding Glimpse
Seven Lewis University students caught a glimpse of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle, as the couple’s carriage passed the American students standing only a few yards away along the procession route. The group traveled May 17-27 to London as part of a Travel Study program. While in London, the students visited Westminster Abbey, the Churchill War Rooms, St. Paul’s  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Woodrow Wilson and the Great War Exhibit Opens July 26
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I’s conclusion, the Lewis University History Center, Naper Settlement and Give Something Back collaborated on a traveling exhibit, “Woodrow Wilson and the Great War.” This exhibit examines the Great War, which was fought from 1914-1918, and the presidency of Woodrow Wilson during this catastrophic global event. From July 26-December 22, it will  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Russian and Chinese Highlighted at STARTALK This Year
The Foreign Language Program at Lewis University held a summer language immersion program featuring Russian and Chinese courses. The program was awarded the STARTALK grant from the National Security Agency and the National Foreign Language Center for the eighth time since 2009. The 2018 STARTALK program was held from June 18 to July 13 at the university’s main campus in Romeoville. This year, out  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Historic Books Provide Experiential Learning for Students
“I can’t believe I’m holding a book that’s older than the United States,” exclaimed Charlie Wright, Lewis University student. Other students in Dr. Dennis Cremin’s Early Modern European class also felt excited to handle such delicate artifacts in the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection at Lewis University. They visited the collection to handle the books and conduct online research  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Girls in Science Cryptography Camp Intrigues Teens
On July 9-12 Lewis University's Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences partnered with Girls in Science to run a mathematics camp for girls between 4th-10th grade. This camp, which was generously funded by donations fromGirls4Science and Ingredion, focused on cryptography, the science of encrypting messages. During the camp, girls learned how to encrypt and decrypt messages using a variety  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

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