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Lewis Honors 1,000-plus Graduates at Spring Commencement

Lewis University held Spring Commencement ceremonies for more than 1,000 students and bestowed an honorary degree May 20-21 on the university’s campus in Romeoville. Sunday’s ceremony was be the largest Commencement in the university’s history. During the Graduate Degree Ceremony, master’s degrees were awarded to 282 men and women. Five doctoral degrees were awarded to candidates in the College of Education and the College of Nursing and Health Professions. During the Undergraduate Degree Ceremony, more than 730 students were awarded bachelor's degrees. Lewis University awarded an honorary doctoral degree at its Undergraduate Degree Ceremony to Gery Short, retired director of the Office of Education for the Christian Brothers’ District of San Francisco New Orleans.    [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Samantha Quigley Smith is New Head Women's Hoops Coach
Lewis University Director of Athletics Dr. John Planek announced on Monday (May 22) that he has hired Samantha Quigley Smith as the 13th head women's basketball coach in school-history. "The Lewis women's basketball program has a forged a formidable  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Wins Inaugural Dr. Joseph J. McGowan Visionary Award
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced on Tuesday (May 23) that Lewis University has been chosen as the first recipient of the GLVC Dr. Joseph J. McGowan Visionary Award. The Visionary Award is named after former Bellarmine University President  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Johnson Selected As GLVC Scharf Paragon Award Recipient
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced on Monday (May 22) that Lewis University's Jamie Johnson (South Holland, Ill./Marian Catholic) has been selected as the female recipient of the 2017 Richard F. Scharf Paragon Award. The Richard F. Scharf  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Give Something Back Gives $1.5 million to Lewis University
Give Something Back, an organization that provides scholarships and mentoring to low-income students in five states, presented Lewis University and Dr. David Livingston with a $1.5 million gift for scholarship support on Thursday, May 4. These scholarship  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

ASPA Honors The Flyer Newspaper for First Place
The print edition of The Flyer student newspaper has earned a first-place award for general excellence from the American Scholastic Press Association. Judges from the College Point, N.Y. organization reviewed two complete issues from the fall 2016  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Iota Sigma Pi Chemistry Honor Society Inducts New Members
Seven Lewis University Chemistry students were inducted this year into Iota Sigma Pi, a national honor society for women in chemistry. Iota Sigma Pi promotes the advancement of women in chemistry by granting recognition to women who have demonstrated  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

St. Matthew School Principal Honored for Outstanding Work
The Lewis University Institute for the Advancement of Catholic and Lasallian Education honored Gina Pestrak, principal of St. Matthew School in Glendale Heights, with the Eighth Annual Bishop Roger L. Kaffer Outstanding Principal Award in the Diocese  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Honors Distinguished Service
The Lewis University community gathered to celebrate service and recognize employee milestones at the 25th Annual “A Celebration of Service” Recognition Ceremony. Employees reaching milestones ranging from 10-45 years were honored. Also, faculty and  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Stay Active This Summer with RAD Camp for Kids
Lewis University’s annual summer Recreational Activities Day (RAD) camp will be held from 9 a.m.–noon each day of the following weeks: June 12-16, June 26-June 30, July 10-14 and July 24-28. The cost is $80 for each week of the camp. A $5 discount will  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Kozminski is Honored by Physics Teacher Association
American Association of Physics Teachers announced that Joseph Kozminski will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during the 2017 Summer Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kozminski is professor and chair of  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Tri Beta Biology Honor Society Inducts New Members
On May 2, Beta Beta Beta, the honor society for Biology majors , inducted 30 new members. Twenty-one associate members were inducted: Eslam Abu-Rezeq, Jacklyn Balog, Sarah Breitzke, Billy Castro, Lillian Catala, Karlie Cummins, Melissa Dudek, Glenn  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Professional Development COE Seminars Return
The College of Education at Lewis University is offering Summer Seminars for teachers and administrators. Each seminar is $40 per person and must have a minimum of 10 people. Attendees will earn four professional development units for each seminar.   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lexi Austring is Named Illinois Student Laureate
Lexi Austring of Standish, Maine, will be honored at the May 2017 Lewis University Commencement Ceremony for being selected as Student Laureate. The Political Science and Paralegal Studies student who is minoring in Philosophy of Law was honored earlier  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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