News & Events


Get the latest news and information from the University’s official news source.


Christian Brothers and Colleagues honor Br. James

Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University, received the Brother John Johnston, FSC, Award at the Huether Lasallian Conference Thursday, Nov. 20, in Chicago. The highest national recognition presented annually by the Christian Brothers National Conference, this award was presented in conjunction with the meeting of the Directors of Education/Mission for the four Provinces of the Christian Brothers in the U.S.A. and Canada. Attending the Conference were over 300 representatives from six Lasallian universities, including Lewis University, from 55 Lasallian high schools, including four in the Chicagoland area, and from a large number of middle schools, retreat centers and several religious publishing firms within the national network of Lasallian ministries, based on the teachings   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis students present research at Argonne
Several Lewis University students presented research at the 24th Annual Argonne Undergraduate Research Symposium to peers, faculty and STEM professionals. The event consisted of presentations and keynote address from cutting edge scientists and engineers.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Women’s Swimming Takes Fourth At IUPUI
Lewis women's swimming finished fourth (940 points) at IUPUI's House of Champions meet following the third and final day of competition on Sunday (Nov. 23). The event was held at IUPUI's Natatorium in downtown Indianapolis. The Flyers bested three  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Davito Named To 2014 Daktronics All-Midwest Region
Lewis University junior right side hitter Alexis Davito (Crest Hill, Ill./Lockport) has been named to the 2014 Women's Volleyball Daktronics All-Midwest Region First Team, as voted on by the region's sports information directors. Davito helped the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

No. 20 Lewis Men’s Swimming Sets Three More Records
No. 20 Lewis men's swimming finished ahead of four Division I squads at the IUPUI House of Champions following the final day of the meet on Sunday (Nov. 23). Lewis set three school records on Sunday, and 10 total men's records over the meet. The  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Get Covered Illinois Enrollment opportunities available
For the second year, Lewis University is offering appointments for students and employees (who are Illinois residents) to sign up for healthcare coverage. Get Covered Illinois is helping those uninsured to find affordable health coverage options. All  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis' David Pyle Named To Daktronics All-Midwest Region
Lewis University senior defender David Pyle (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South) was selected to the 2014 Daktronics All-Midwest Region Men's Soccer First Team in a vote of the region's Sports Information Directors, announced on Monday (Nov. 24). Pyle,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Men's Soccer Earns 2013-14 NSCAA Team Academic Award
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced on Monday (Nov. 24) that the Lewis University men's soccer team has received the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2013-14 school year. The award is given to any team that registers  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

WLRA “To Kill a DJ” kicks off with record-holding alumna
The annual “To Kill a DJ” fundraising event kicks off Nov. 17 with Lewis University alumna Jodi Steinberg ’13. The Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations recipient currently holds the WLRA record for longest on-air time and most money raised for the Advocate  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

The Wait is Over! 10th Annual Holiday Spectacular returns
Heritage Theatre Company (HTC) will celebrate the season with the 10th Annual Holiday Spectacular. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, December 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. Due to popular demand, a 4 p.m. matinee has been added on December 6.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Ranked 14th Among Best Colleges for Adults
Lewis University has been ranked 14th in the nation for non-traditional students among the 50 Best Colleges for Older Students by Factors considered in the rankings include each school’s academics, student engagement, percentage of students  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Local high schools experience Business Leaders Seminar
More than 200 high school students and faculty members attended the Lewis University College of Business ’ fourth annual Business Leaders Seminar. The seminar served as a networking opportunity, as well as an informative session for those interested in  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Sirens art exhibit on display until Nov. 25
“Sirens: Art Exhibition by Blaine Bradford and Samantha Haring” will be on display until Nov. 25 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The free exhibit is open to the public and will  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women's Cross Country Finishes 8th At 6K NCAA Regional
The No. 24 Lewis University women's cross country team, led by a pair of Top 20 finishes from sophomore Amanda Farrough (South Bend, Ind./Clay) and redshirt junior Kristen Bonsor (Antioch, Ill./Glenbrook North), placed eighth out of 30 teams at the 6K  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Men's Cross Country Places Ninth At 10K NCAA
The Lewis University men's cross country team , led by sophomore Michael Leet (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect), placed ninth out of 29 teams at the 10K NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, hosted by the University of Southern Indiana and the Evansville  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Mediation Team maintains top international ranking
For the second consecutive year since the Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament went international two years ago, Lewis University’s team finished in the top five, earning fifth place. In eight years of competition in mediation, Lewis University has never  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Mock Trial Teams make strong showing at Illinois State
Lewis University Mock Trial teams continued to improve this season while competing in the 13th Annual Illinois State University Tournament. Both teams were highly competitive, finishing 13th and 14th out of 32 teams, while taking on pairings that resulted  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Cremin consults on traveling Smithsonian sports exhibit
It is an exciting time for sports in America. Major League Baseball is heading towards the playoffs. On all levels, athletes are gearing up for the football, basketball, and other athletic competitions. Behind all these teams are their communities and  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Campus Visit Day is Saturday, December 6
Lewis University will host a Campus Visit Day for high school students and transfer students at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Attendees will have the opportunity to take a campus tour with a current Lewis student,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)


Kathrynne Skonicki
Director of Media Relations

Office of Marketing and Communications
(815) 836-5291