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Lewis Men's Basketball to Host NCAA Midwest Regional
The Lewis Flyer men's basketball team secured an At-Large bid and the NCAA Midwest Region's top seed to the 2018-19 NCAA Tournament. The Flyers will now host a seven-game regional tournament in Romeoville, Ill., starting Saturday, March 16. Lewis' first-round game against No. 8 seed Grand Valley is scheduled for Saturday, March 16 at 5 p.m. at Neil Carey Arena. The second round will be on Sunday, March  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Palczynski Concludes NCAA Championships as All-American
Lewis University's Stephanie Palczynski (Warrenville, IL/Wheaton Warrenville South High School) earned her second career All-American on Saturday evening finishing seventh in the 200-yard backstroke at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. She also finished seventh in the event last season. Palczynski set a new a school record in the event with a time of 1:58.97 and finished  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Heritage Theatre Company Hosts 6th Annual Black Box Blowout
Lewis University’s Heritage Theatre Company (HTC) is proud to host the “Black Box Blowout 2019 a.k.a 24 Hr. Theatre Festival” on Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23.  The Lewis University Studio Theatre is a type of flexible performance space known as a Black Box. As its name would suggest, this kind of theatre is designed as a simple box. The space is square and painted black because black is void  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Palcyznski Sets New School Record In 200 Freestyle
Lewis University's Stephanie Palczynski (Warrenville, IL/Wheaton Warrenville South High School) set a new school record in the 200-yard freestyle on Thursday morning in the preliminary round of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. Palczynski's time of 1:50.39 bested the previous school record set by Shannon Sullivan back on Nov. 19, 2016. Palcyznski's swam a time of 25.62  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Pulliam, Macleod and Partee Named USTFCCCA All-Americans
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced on Monday (March 11) the All-Americans for the indoor track and field season with Cierra Pulliam (Plainfield, Ill./Romeoville) , Ashleigh Macleod (Mishawaka, IN/Penn) and John Partee (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield South) making the list. Pulliam was named First Team All-American after finishing second in the triple jump and fourth  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Flyers Get Ready to Be Hired at Career Expo 2019 on March 20
Lewis University students and alumni seeking an internship or full-time job have an opportunity to interact with employers attending the Career Expo Job and Internship Fair from 12:30–3:30 p.m. March 20 in the Field House at Lewis University in Romeoville. The Career Expo will connect hundreds of students and alumni with more than 100 hiring organizations from business, industry and selected governmental  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Ranked in Top 25 Online Master’s in Marketing
Best Master’s Programs (BMP) has ranked Lewis University at number 16 in the ranking of the Top 25 Online Master’s in Marketing for 2019 . Best Masters Programs is an independent online guide to finding the best traditional and online master’s degree programs, offering rankings and reviews of top master’s programs. Online programs at Lewis University give professionals an edge, without having to  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Apply for Aviation Maintenance Management Blended Program
As the job market continues to demand more aviation maintenance technicians than are available, Lewis University continues to provide innovative ways for potential aviation maintenance technicians to earn degrees and launch careers.       Applications are now being accepted to the blended Aviation Maintenance Management bachelor’s degree program at Lewis University in Romeoville. The program is the  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Seven Artist Show ‘Artitude’ Feb. 11-March 22 at Art Gallery
Seven artists representing varying perspectives, mediums, techniques and experience will be on display at the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The "Artitude" exhibit, free and available to the public, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily until March 22. The exhibit will be on view, with a Reception and Gallery Talk at 7 p.m.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Pulliam Earns Her Fifth Career Indoor All-American Honor
Lewis' Cierra Pulliam (Plainfield, Ill./Romeoville) picked up her second All-American honors of the weekend as she finished as the runner-up in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Pittsburg, Kan. A day after finishing fourth in the long jump, Pulliam entered the triple jump as one of the favorites. In her first jump she leaped 10.80 meters (35-5 ) and was in 17th place.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Kelliher Named D2CCA Midwest Region Player Of The Year
Lewis University senior forward Jessica Kelliher (Waukesha, Wis./Waukesha North) has been named the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association Women's Basketball Midwest Region Player of the Year in a vote conducted by the region's sports information directors. Kelliher, a three-time Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year, is on the first team for the third year in a row after averaging  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis' McCullum Named D2CCA First Team All-Midwest Region
Lewis University senior guard Kendale McCullum (Elgin, Ill./Elgin Larkin) has been named to the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association Men's Basketball All-Midwest Region First Team in a vote conducted by the region's sports information directors and announced on Friday (March 15). McCullum, the GLVC's Player and Defensive Player of the Year, earns the first team All-Region honors for the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Going Back to School: 101 Open House for Adults is April 6
Individuals looking to head back to the classroom to complete a degree, change careers or enhance their education with a graduate degree are invited to attend Lewis University’s annual Going Back to School: 101 Open House for Adults from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. April 6 at Lewis University ’s St. Charles Borromeo Center, 101 Airport Road in Romeoville.       Visit to register  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Traveling Smithsonian Outbreak Exhibit is Coming to Lewis
A unique look into the careers of epidemiologists, veterinarians, and public health workers as they investigate and tackle West Nile virus, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Influenza and Zika virus will be featured in the “ OUTBREAK: Epidemics in a Connecting World ”.       The traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will be presented in Fall 2019 at Lewis University in Romeoville.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

New Scholarship Provides Support for DREAMers at Lewis
Lewis University and TheDream.US Scholarship fund have partnered to provide scholarships to qualified immigrant students who came to this country as young children, or DREAMers. TheDream.US is the nation’s largest scholarship program that supports undocumented immigrant students who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) authorization status but are not  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Athletics To Host Third Annual Flyer Red Dinner
The third annual Flyer Red Dinner – presented by the Lewis University Athletic Department – will be held on Thursday (March 28) at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oak Brook Terrace at 6:30 p.m. The dinner is a fundraising event to benefit Lewis Flyer Athletics, its 22 teams and more than 400 student-athletes. There will be a cocktail hour to start the night, followed by dinner  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

U.S. Citizenship Doesn’t Come Easy Says Legal Scholar
Gaining citizenship is not as easy as the headlines might portray it, said Dr. Paul Finkelman, Gratz College president, during his Feb. 25 presentation at Lewis University in Romeoville.       The American legal and constitutional history scholar reviewed evolutions in the meaning of citizenship in American history. Gratz proposed that through most of the 19th and early 20th centuries, citizenship  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Kline Edits Representations of Higher Education in Film Book
Dr. Kip Kline, professor in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Literacy at Lewis University, co-edited a recently published book with Dr. Randy Laist, associate professor of English at Goodwin College, titled “Cinema U: Representations of Higher Education in Film.” Kline and Laist’s book examines the representation of college and campus life in movies. Chapters discuss the extent  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)