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NSF Grants Nearly $1 Million to Biology Transitions Program

A nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation was awarded to the Lewis University Biology Transitions program. The NSF grant of $961,000 provides funding for 28 scholarships over 5 years for transfer students who are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in biological sciences. The Biology Transitions program will provide support to low-income students with demonstrated financial need and academic promise to succeed in STEM disciplines at Lewis University. Dr. Marne Bailey, associate professor of biology, Jeannette Pifer, instructor of biology, and Dr. Lauren Rentfro, associate professor of secondary education, will oversee the new program. The Biology Transitions program will expose students to a learning model that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving while providing   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Athletics To Host 2nd Flyer Red Dinner
Thursday (March 15), Lewis University Athletics will host its second Flyer Red Dinner. The dinner will be a fundraising event to benefit Lewis Flyers Athletics and its 20 teams and 400 student-athletes. The event will be held at Drury Lane Theatre and  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Washington DC Lawyer Speaks on “Race, Racism and the Law”
Nationally-acclaimed attorney, legal and political commentator, A. Scott Bolden will discuss race, racism and the law at 2 p.m. Feb. 13 in the St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall at Lewis University in Romeoville. His presentation is part of the Lewis  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Students Compete in Model United Nations Conference
Twelve Lewis University students participated in the American Model United Nations Conference in November 2017 in Chicago. American Model United Nations (AMUN) is a non-profit, educational organization that provides students with a simulation of the United  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women's Track & Field Picks Up Three Provos At Lewis Invite
Lewis University women's track and field hosted the Lewis Invitational Friday (Jan. 12) playing host to St. Xavier, Elmhurst College, Concordia University of Chicago, and Illinois Springfield. The Flyers had solid performances from Cierra Pulliam  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Computer Students Host Hour of Code
The Lewis University IEEE Student Chapter, in conjunction with the IEEE Computer Society Chicago section, sponsored an Hour of Code event in December 2017 at the main campus in Romeoville. Over 20 children between five and 13 years old attended the event,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Luke Rinne is New Director of Athletic Communications
Lewis University Director of Athletics Dr. John Planek announced on Monday (Jan. 8) that he has hired Luke Rinne as the Flyers' new Director of Athletic Communications. "Luke Rinne is a great addition to our staff," Planek said. "His overall experience  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Theatre Dept. Attends Kennedy Ctr American College Festival
The Lewis University Theatre Department annually participates in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). A page in each Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) production playbill is devoted to this worthwhile student opportunity. The KCACTF  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Anne Rapp Appointed Interim Dean SGPCE
Dr. Anne B. Rapp was appointed Interim Dean of the School of Graduate, Professional, and Continuing Education (SGPCE) at Lewis University, effective January 2, 2018. In this post, Rapp will oversee the operations of SGPCE and work with the colleges to  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Athletics Welcomes All-Decades (2000s) Men's Basketball Team
The Lewis University Athletics Department will introduce the All-Decades (2000s) Men's Basketball Team on Saturday (Jan. 20) at halftime of the Flyers' game against William Jewell (3 PM). The team includes Sammy Bacino, Stephan Bolt, Brandon Dagans,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis All-Decades (2000s) Women's Basketball Announced
The Lewis University Athletics Department will introduce the All-Decades (2000s) Women's Basketball Team on Saturday (Jan. 20) at halftime of the Flyers' showdown against William Jewell (1 PM). The team includes Tracy Buchholz, Bryanne Callahan,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Ewa Bacon Publishes “Saving Lives in Auschwitz” Book
A powerful and profound look at a dark time in history entitled “ Saving Lives in Auschwitz: The Prisoners’ Hospital in Buna-Monowitz ” by Dr. Ewa K. Bacon, professor emerita at Lewis University, has been re-issued in hardcover by Purdue University Press.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Students Present at World's Largest Mathematical Conference
Seven Lewis University students and a faculty member will present their research January 10-13 in San Diego at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, a mathematics conference hosted annually by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

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