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Lewis Continues to be on US News’ Best Grad Schools Lists

Once again, Lewis University continues to expand its presence on the US News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools rankings lists. Three Lewis University programs and two specialties moved up on the list from the previous year or were added to the lists. Best Education Schools Best Nursing Schools: Master's Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice Occupational Therapy Social Work These rankings are designed for the benefit of prospective students who are looking to further their education beyond college. The Best Graduate Schools rankings evaluate programs in various disciplines, including education and nursing. For the first time in four years, there are new rankings for occupational therapy and physical therapy. Graduate programs in social work are also ranked for the first time since 2022. U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities.   

FAA Grants Aviation Maintenance Workforce Development Funds
Lewis University’s College of Aviation, Science, and Technology received an Aviation Workforce Development Grant of $496,016 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help underrepresented populations enter the aviation workforce. Lewis University was the only university in Illinois to receive  [MORE

Lewis' Nico Paula and Max Roquet Named First Team All-MIVA
The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association announced its major award winners and all-conference teams Thursday (April 11). Lewis sophomore libero  Nico Paula  (Tampa, Fla./Berkeley Preparatory School) and junior outside hitter  Max Roquet  (Johnston, Iowa/Johnston) were both named First  [MORE

Over 1,300 Lewis Students on 2023 Fall Dean's List
Just over 1,300 students were honored on the Lewis University Dean's List for the 2023 Fall Semester. To be eligible for this honor, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours during the semester with a grade point average of at least 3.5 and with no "D" or "F" grades. See the  [MORE

Lewis Athletics to Honor Tom Brennan and Rick Baranak May 4
Lewis University baseball has announced that it will be retiring the uniform numbers of Hall of Fame pitcher Thomas Brennan, #24, and catcher Richard Baranak, #19, on May 4, 2024 in between the Flyers' doubleheader matchup with Indianapolis. Brennan and Baranak were both members of the 1974  [MORE

‘Godspell’ is on Stage April 19-28 at PLT
Lewis University Philip Lynch Theatre presents “Godspell” (2012), a moving production that shares Jesus' powerful messages of love, kindness, and tolerance. “Godspell” (2012), conceived by John-Michael Tebelak will have performances on April 19-21 and April 25-28. The first weekend performances  [MORE]  [PHOTO

Honnold Co-Authors Book on Saxophonist Elise Hall
On April 3, Dr. Kurt Bertels, postdoctoral researcher at LUCA School of Arts in Brussels, and Dr. Adrianne Honnold, assistant professor of music at Lewis University , discussed their new publication The Legacy of Elise Hall with Lewis University students and faculty.  Bertels and Honnold began by  [MORE

Lewis Revolutionizes Higher Education, Launches Campaign
Today, President Dr. David Livingston unveiled Lewis University's groundbreaking $50 million comprehensive campaign, titled " Students at the Center, for a Better World ." "This comprehensive endeavor underscores the resilience of our Mission and strategic vision as we adapt to the evolving landscape  [MORE]  [PHOTO

James Tallon Utilizes Research Travel Grant
Dr. James Tallon, Lewis University associate professor of history, presented his preliminary research “The Rose of Albania: Rose-Wilder Lane and in a Faraway Place” at the 66th annual Missouri Conference on History  on March 15 in Columbia, Mo.  His research is funded by the Herbert Hoover Presidential  [MORE]  [PHOTO

Mustafa’s Book Longlisted for Allan Lloyd Smith Prize
The Blaxploitation Horror Film: Adaptation, Appropriation and the Gothic  (University of Wales Press, 2023), by Dr. Jamil Mustafa, professor of English Studies, has been longlisted for the Allan Lloyd Smith Prize. In 2011, as a memorial to its founding President Dr. Allan Lloyd Smith (1945-2010),  [MORE

Lewis University Supplies Pembroke Heat their Homes
More than two tons of firewood was chopped and loaded onto a truck for delivery to Pembroke Township on April 5 at Lewis University in Romeoville.  It is the second year the Lewis University community partnered with several other organizations and businesses to transform Burnham Centennial Nature  [MORE


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