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Lewis is Among Highest Ranked Catholic Colleges in Illinois

Lewis University has been selected as one of the highest ranked Catholic universities in Illinois by the 2016 rankings of the 75 Best Catholic Colleges and Universities. Qualifying factors considered in the distinction include academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost and success of graduates in the post-college job market. Lewis University was ranked in 28th place nationwide and first place in the state of Illinois. “Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is committed to student learning, development and success accomplished through collaboration, mutual respect, collegiality and dedicated service,” stated Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University. recognizes Lewis University in its listing   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Students Featured in Biannual Senior Capstone Art Exhibition
The Lewis University Department of Art and Design is proud to present the Senior Capstone Exhibition, on display from April 28-May 16 in The Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. There will  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Drury, UIndy, Lewis Are Top in 2016 GLVC Tennis Tournament
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced Saturday evening that Drury University, the University of Indianapolis, and Lewis University have earned the top divisional seeds for the upcoming 2016 GLVC Men's and Women's Tennis Championship Tournaments,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Men's Golf Earns Fourth Consecutive NCAA Regional Bid
The Lewis University men's golf team has earned an at-large bid to compete at the 2016 NCAA Division II Central/Midwest Regional, the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Committee announced on Friday (April 22). Lewis is the eighth seed in the Midwest Region.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Efficient Showerheads Idea Wins “Come Clean, Go Green”
Ideas for more efficient showerheads, drip irrigation systems and sensitive sprinklers won awards in the Come Clean, Go Green 2016 Event sponsored by Lewis University’s Sustainability Council . The contest allowed participants to submit their ideas  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Veterans Advocate for MAP Grant
Lewis University students were among the many veterans advocating for the Monetary Assistance Program (MAP) on Student Veterans Leadership Day in Springfield Ill. More than 100 students from 30 higher education institutions trekked to the state’s  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Father Oliver Williams Debates Purpose of Business
The purpose of business is to make money. Father Oliver Williams, CSC of the University of Notre Dame, disagrees. The member of the Board of Directors at the United Nations Global Compact Foundation said Pope Francis believes a business needs to create  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Women's Golf Earns NCAA Bid
The Lewis women's golf team has earned an at-large bid in the 2016 NCAA East Super Regional. It is the second consecutive NCAA berth for the Flyers. Lewis is the No. 11 seed in the regional. The East Super Regional will run May 2-4 at Piper Glen  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lilly Endowment Grant Supports Youth Theology Institute
Lewis University received a grant of almost $600,000 to establish “Engaging Stories: An Intensive Journey of Faith, Life & Action!” part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative. The program will begin in June 2017. It  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Superior General of Christian Brothers Urges Unity
Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, Superior General of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, received an honorary doctoral degree during an April Spring Convocation at Lewis University. The degree was awarded to Br. Robert for his many  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

No. 7 Lewis Women's Track And Field Wins Cougar Invitational
Lewis University senior Jamie Hershfang (Chicago, Ill./Walter Payton Prep) carded a NCAA Provisional and first-place finish of 35:57.6 in the 10,000-meter run to lift the No. 7 Flyer women's track and field team to the Cougar Invitational Championship,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Men’s Volleyball Falls in MIVA Title Match 3-2 at No. 2 Ohio
Lewis' furious comeback attempt for a 2016 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association title came up short on Saturday (April 23). The 12th in the nation and No. 4 seed Flyers fell 3-2 (25-18, 25-17, 23-25, 17-25, 15-12) at No. 2 in the nation and  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Joliet Prison Photo Exhibit Showcases Work of Student
What to do with an architecturally and culturally significant prison that has been unused for over a decade? This is the question at the heart of two exhibits that are coming to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Gaylord Building. “Unlocking  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

RAD Camp for Kids Begins June 13
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 13-17, June 27-July 1 and July 11-15. The cost is $75 for each week of the camp. A $5 discount will be given  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Salazar Named President of ACCED-I
Lisa Salazar, CCEP, senior event coordinator, assumed the role of president the of Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I). In this role, she will represent the membership at industry functions, and also will  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. David Livingston named 10th President of Lewis
David J. Livingston, PhD, President of Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio has been appointed as the 10th President of Lewis University. He will begin his role as President on July 1. He succeeds Brother James Gaffney, FSC, who will retire on June 30  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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