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Lewis Moves Further Up in Top 25 of U.S. News Rankings

Lewis University moved up another spot to No. 23 in the U.S. News & World Report Midwest Regional Universities rankings this year. An improved graduation rate, a more academically-talented freshman class and an increase in average alumni giving rate were factors that helped the ranking bump up another place from the previous year of rankings. Lewis University’s acceptance rate also decreased, noting that the university was more selective in the admission process. “Our students are the real success story. Their experiences and accomplishments lead to great career and graduate school opportunities, which reflects so positively on Lewis,” said Ray Kennelly, senior vice president for Enrollment Management. Also, Lewis University is once again in the Top 20 Best Colleges for Veterans   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

“Art, Science and the Elegant Universe” Exhibition Open Now
Lewis University will host an art exhibition by artist Lindsay Olson. The show will be on display from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily and runs until Sept. 28 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Community Colleges Partnership Offers Veterans Peer Support
Lewis University is partnering with Joliet Junior College and College of DuPage to enhance student veteran retention and educational success. The new program “Student Veteran Peer to Peer Mentorship Model from Community College to 4-Year University” is  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

PLT Presents the Heartwarming Drama “The Boys Next Door”
Tom Griffin’s 1983 play “The Boys Next Door” is about four intellectually disabled men in a group home and their social worker. The Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) is staging the heartwarming comedy with a cast of talented Lewis University students directed  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Former Volleyball Players Playing Professionally Overseas
Lewis University head men's volleyball coach Dan Friend announced on Tuesday (Sept. 19) that former Flyers Jacob Schmiegelt (Lombard, Ill./Willowbrook) and Trevor Weiskircher (Loves Park, Ill./Boylan Catholic) have both signed professional contracts to  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Civic Engagement Committee to Hold Voter Registration Drive
As part of a massive 50-state effort to register thousands of voters, Lewis University Civic Engagement will host a National Voter Registration Day 2017 event at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 26 in the Arts and Sciences Building on the main campus on  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Cremin presents on the History of the I&M Canal
Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history and director of the Lewis University History Center, is taking local history on the road this fall. He will be speaking at two locations about the canal that transformed Illinois. From 7-8:30 p.m. September  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Learn About the Global Challenge of ‘Place Making’ Oct. 19
The upcoming James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture Series features Gerald W. Adelmann presenting “The Global Challenge of ‘Place Making’: How can cities maintain their cultural and natural heritage in the path of massive change?” The lecture is  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Statement on DACA Program Announcement
I am very disappointed and discouraged by President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program that was announced by his administration on Tuesday, September 5. We are very fortunate to have students in  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)


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