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Philip Lynch Theatre Presents Musical “Mamma Mia!”
ABBA’s hit songs tell the story of young Sophie Sheridan (Elena Gerk of New Lenox) searching for her birth father. Who could it be? Harry Bright, the high- strung banker (John Garza of Chicago), the happy wanderer Bill Austin (Christopher Hueg ‘11 of Lockport) or Sam Carmichael, the nostalgic architect (Charles Kay of Homewood). On the eve of Sophie’s wedding to marry the handsome Sky (Matthew Rello  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Welcomes New Deans
We are pleased to announce the appointments of new deans for the Colleges of Aviation, Science and Technology, effective August 1; Nursing and Health Sciences, effective July 1; and Humanities, Fine Arts and Communications, effective July 1, 2019. For additional information on each of the new deans visit .  [COMMENTS(0)

Pulliam to Compete at USATF Outdoor Championships
Lewis University's  Cierra Pulliam  (Plainfield, Ill./Romeoville) will represent Lewis in the triple jump next Thursday (July 25) at the USA Track and Field (USATF) Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Pulliam was one of 18 individuals selected to compete in the event. She qualified with a jump of 13.10 meters (42'11 ¾) at the St. Ambrose Frigid Bee back in December. Pulliam  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Greg Booker Photography Exhibit at Lewis University
Lewis University will host an art exhibition by artist Greg Booker. The show will be on display from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily and runs from June 20—August 8 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. A reception and gallery talk will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, at the gallery. The exhibit and gallery talk are free and open  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Mamma Mia! Roles Performed by Mother and Daughter
There are plenty of sub-plots that swirl and weave around the crowd-pleasing ABBA musical "Mamma Mia!" which hits Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) on July 19-21 and July 25-28, and tickets go on sale June 24. Who's Sophie's real father? Will Donna reunite with one of her old boyfriends? And just who is the "Dancing Queen"? OK, that's not really a mystery, but one of the things that  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis' Kauling Named To Boys Youth National Training Team
USA Volleyball announced on Wednesday (June 5) that Lewis University incoming freshman Kevin Kauling has been selected to the 2019 Boys Youth National Training Team that includes 24 of the top boys volleyball players in the United States under the age of 19. Twelve players will be chosen from the team to compete at the 2019 FIVB Under-19 World Championships on Aug. 21-30 in Tunisia. The team  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lincoln’s Legacy Exhibit and Programs
The Gaylord Building Historic Site and the Lewis University History Center are partnering to mark the 10th Anniversary of Lockport's Lincoln Landing. The programming begins on July 1 with the opening of the Lincoln's Legacy exhibit which includes "A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times," from the Waukegan Historical Society, and other displays. The Lincoln's Legacy exhibit will be on view through September  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

LewisU Continues Collaboration with Hua Zhong University
Dr. Susan Mulller, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Dr. Suling Li, chair of the Department of Nursing and associate dean of CONHS recently met with Dr. Jean Mao, dean of Nursing and Associate Professor, Jing Li of Hua Zhong University in Wuhan China, on the Lewis University Romeoville campus.  The leaders exchanged information on nursing programs and envisioned potential  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Kelliher to Play with DP World Ladies Antwerp of Belgium
Lewis University women's basketball standout  Jessica Kelliher  (Waukesha, Wis./Waukesha North) has signed to play the 2019-20 season with the DP World Ladies Antwerp of Belgium. The Giants play in the Top Division, the most competitive professional league for women in Belgium. Kelliher finished her storied career at Lewis as a two-time First Team All-American and is the leading scorer in Lewis  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis’ McCullum Signs To Play Professionally In Germany
Lewis University men's basketball standout  Kendale McCullum  (Elgin, Ill./Elgin Larkin) has signed to play the 2019-20 season for Uni Baskets Paderborn in the German Barmer 2 Basketball Bundesliga in the Pro A Division. The Uni Baskets have been a member of Pro A since 2011. McCullum finished his collegiate career averaging 16.4 points, 6.3 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 steals per contest. He  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)