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Lewis University Offers Peer Mediation Training at Bolingbrook High School
Published: August 31, 2021.
Bolingbrook High School students and teachers recently received Peer Mediation Training August 10-12 from four Lewis University students enrolled in Mediation I and Mediation II courses taught by Dr. Stephen Sherwin, assistant professor of Justice, Law [MORE

What is a Citizen? Expert Panel Online Discussion is April 29
Published: April 22, 2021.
Why is U.S. Citizenship so valuable? Are we managing who becomes a citizen appropriately? Are there responsibilities associated with citizenship? "What is a Citizen?" a special virtual panel discussion with Lewis University experts begins at 4 p.m. [MORE

Ask Lewis Faculty Experts Questions about Election 2020
Published: October 13, 2020.
Listen and see to what Lewis University Faculty experts have to say about Election 2020 at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, October 20 at http://bit.ly/Election2020TeachIn Ask your own questions during the Question & Answer time.

Celebrate a Century of Women’s Suffrage with the Online Series ‘Women’s Vote 100’
Published: September 20, 2020.
Commemorating the passing of the 19th amendment, and looking toward the 2020 election, Lewis University History Center is partnering with Naper Settlement on presenting “Women’s Vote 100.” The free virtual series focuses on women’s suffrage from a variety [MORE

Voter Engagement of Lewis University Students Increases by Almost 20 Percent Points in Four Years
Published: October 17, 2019.
The voting turnout rate for Lewis University students increased in last year’s election. According to a report by the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, voter engagement improved from 24.9 percent in 2014 to 44.3 percent in 2018. “That turnout [MORE


Lewis University Hosted Lecture By Dr. Patrick Stewart, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Arkansas

On April 3, 2019 Dr. Patrick Stewart, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Arkansas, gave a lecture to Lewis students entitled “Smiles of the 2020 Presidential Candidates: Broadening and Building Followership.” His research examines how various politicians’ smiles influence voters and how they can build support for their candidacies using data from past elections as well as examining the various candidates in the 2020 presidential campaign.  This lecture was founded by an activity grant from Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science National Honor Society, in Washington, DC. 


Student at Romeoville university helping a Kenyan orphanage become self-sustaining

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