2013-2014 Academic Year Closing Activities

Awards Ceremony. Graduation Thanksgiving Mass. Graduation.

Baker's Dozen

April 10, 2014 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm Join us for an exclusive showcase of Lexington's Baking & Pastry…

Counselor Visit Day

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 2 sessions to choose from: Morning: Registration begins at 9:00 am; 9:30 am…

DICED Competition

Thursday, February 27 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Join Lexington's students, staff and faculty at the…

A Philosophical Discussion on Beauty

Join Dr. Denis R. McNamara and the Lexington College Class of 2014 for an insightful discussion on…


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Baking and Pastry Club

by Carolyn Jummati

On Monday, September 23rd after class was out and most students had gone home for the night, the halls of Lexington College were filled with the comforting smell of warm, fresh bread. The Baking Club, led by Chef Cheryl Brookhouzen, Executive Pastry Chef at the Marriott in Chicago, and student leader Meg Aldrich, was having its first official meeting. Students picked recipes the previous week for what they would like to make. There was everything from brioche and sourdough bread, to individual strawberry shortcakes. Students learned basic bread making techniques such as kneading and scoring the dough, and Chef Cheryl shared her own tips from the various experiences she has had as a baker and pastry chef.

Crescendo Of Service

Lexington Students Bring Music To The Elderly

Lexington’s Pop music duo Anna Murata (Class of 2015, from Los Angeles) and Therese Chin-Lee (Class of 2015, from Trinidad) joined Loyola students on Saturday, September 21st for a morning of musical entertainment at a convalescent home in Rogers Park. The group of students, organized by Murata’s brother Stephen, performs regularly for Chicago’s elderly and sick. The performers call themselves Crescendo.

The eclectic musicians performed pop pieces, classical instrumentals, classic rock unplugged, madrigals and finished with a group sing. “Many of the people we sang for were not mentally alert, but when the live music began their faces lit up. We could tell they were really enjoying it,” Therese said. Anna played guitar and sang lead, while Therese sang back-up and harmonies. They sang pieces by Imagine Dragons, Shakira and Icona Pop.

An Event To Remember

Green Tie Ball

Lexington Students Get The Party Started At The Green Tie Ball

On September 7th, a beautiful late summer Saturday evening, ten Lexington students dressed to the nines and ventured out for their first networking opportunity of the year. The students were volunteers at the Green Tie Ball, one of Chicago’s splashiest events designed to raise funds for the greening of the city.

Chefs Alex and Kate Erdmann designed a special coconut pecan brownie, soaked in sweetened condensed milk for the dessert give-away at Lexington’s table. “In spite of all the elaborate Willy Wonka themed desserts offered, everyone kept coming back for more of our delicious brownies," said Lexington student Regina Torres (Class of 2015, from Michigan). The Lexington brownie-bites were served in multi-colored flower shaped cups.

Luck of the Irish

Becky Tatz

Irish-American culture and special events come together in the perfect internship for Lexington student Becky Tatz

With America’s Irish-American population nearing 4 million, it’s no surprise that Lexington student Becky Tatz (Class of 2016, from Columbus, Ohio) found herself quite busy in her internship at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago. As the Events Sales and Marketing Intern at the large Heritage Center on the northwest side of the city, Becky was a key player on-site at big events such as the weekend-long St. Patrick’s day celebration, the Irish Summer Festival, the Rose of Tralee banquet, the annual Open house, and the Hall of Fame gala—not to mention numerous weddings and family celebrations.

With a theatre, library, museum, art gallery, authentic Irish pub, dance studios, and numerous function rooms, the Irish American Heritage Center has a lot going on. It is a popular venue for weddings and special events. Although the historic building has been renovated, from an event planner’s perspective, “it’s still an old building,” Becky says, remembering challenging moments with big rings of keys, out of the way fuse boxes and hidden storage closets. “The volunteers were my best resource,” Becky says, “many of them are immigrants from Ireland. They are deeply committed and know the building like the back of their hand.” Becky enjoyed the busy days with many events happening at the same time. She laughs as she remembers the time a table leg under the coffee station collapsed. Luckily, she caught the coffee urn just in time to prevent her guests being drenched in hot coffee.



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