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Lewis Athletics Tabs Becky Pearl As New Head Softball Coach

Lewis University Director of Athletics Dr. John Planek announced on Monday (July 21) that he has hired Becky (Stenning) Pearl as the fifth head softball coach in Flyer history. "I am so excited for this opportunity," Pearl said. "Lewis has a great tradition of excellence both on and off the field, and I feel blessed to have this opportunity. "I'm looking forward to meeting the team and starting this new chapter of my life.", Pearl, who has served as the Judson University head softball coach since 2004, takes over for George DiMatteo, who announced his retirement following the 2014 campaign. "Coach Pearl will be a great addition to the Lewis coaching staff," Planek said. "Her head coaching experience, knowing the Chicagoland recruiting landscape and her pitching expertise   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

PLT goes green with “Shrek the Musical''
The Philip Lynch Theatre stage is getting a green swamp makeover this summer with “Shrek The Musical.” The show was created by Jeanine Tesori (music) and David Lindsay-Abaire (book and lyrics) and based on the award-winning DreamWorks Animation Motion  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

New Associate Dean shares global perspective with Lewis
Lewis University recently welcomed Dr. Mitra Fallahi as the new Associate Dean of the College of Education . “Dr. Fallahi’s expertise in assessment, multicultural education, comparative education, curriculum and teacher preparation will contribute  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Porfilio shares insight on Southern California Public Radio
Dr. Brad Porfilio, associate professor of education , was recently invited by Southern California Public Radio to share insight on whether politicians should have any influence over the context of textbooks in California. Porfilio and co-editor Dr.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

High school students explore Russian and Chinese cultures
Local high school students were recently immersed into the Russian or Chinese cultures while participating in Lewis University’s 2014 STARTALK program June 16-July 11 on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The 30 students ranged from sophomores  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Live music photography featured in Art Gallery
A solo art exhibition of photographs by Dennis Pryber, “Sound Capture” will be on display until August 14 in The Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. There will be a special reception at 7  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Teresa Bixby elected to Iota Sigma Pi National Council
Dr. Teresa Bixby, assistant professor of chemistry , was recently elected to Iota Sigma Pi’s National Council as Webmaster at the Iota Sigma Pi Honor Society for Women Chemists’ 31st Triennial Convention in Emeryville, Calif. More than 40 women scientists  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Summer Seminars for teachers and administrators available
Lewis University College of Education is offering Continuing Professional Development Credit with Summer Seminars for teachers and administrators. Participants will receive four CPDUs for each seminar. Fourteen seminars are being presented in June  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Annual summer RAD Camp for kids continues
Lewis University will host its annual summer Recreational Activities Day (RAD) camp from 9 a.m. – noon each day of the following weeks: June 16-20, June 23-27 and July 21-25. The cost is $75 for each week of the camp. A $5 discount will be given to those  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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