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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Lewis in Midwest Top 25

In a year that has been so transformative for higher education, U.S. News & World Report continues to rank Lewis University as a Top 25 Regional University in the Midwest. “Our focus on finding innovative ways to help our students achieve success remains at the forefront of our university, regardless of what challenges are present,” Dr. David J. Livingston, president of Lewis University, commented. “Our Catholic and Lasallian tradition strengthens our supportive community atmosphere where all feel welcome and safe to pursue their dreams.” Lewis University saw score improvements across multiple areas including predicted graduation rate, actual graduation rate, and percent of classes under 20 students. Also, Lewis University has no classes with 50 or more students. This builds upon gains made in recent years in graduation rates and successful job placement of graduates. In addition to the Top 25 ranking, Lewis University was also recognized by U.S. News on the following lists: A+ Schools for B Students Top Performers on Social Mobility Best Value Schools Best Colleges for Veterans In a new feature this year, Lewis University was further honored by being included on U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural list of Undergraduate Computer Science Programs. Visit  for more information on the rankings.    [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Princeton Review Names Lewis University as Best of Midwest
Lewis University again has been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review. Lewis University is included among its "Best in the Midwest" recommended schools in the " 2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region " website.  "We chose Lewis University and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their excellent academics," said Robert Franek, The  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Philip Lynch Presents “All in the Timing” Streaming Live!
All in the Timing , written by David Ives , directed by Theatre Department Chair, Kevin Trudeau of Beverly, will be streaming live performances on October 2-4 and October 8-11, 2020.  The play is recommended for patrons 13 years and up. Evening performances are 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinees are 2:30 p.m. In addition, there is a matinee performance at 3:30 p.m. on October 10. Ticket prices are $13  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Celebrate ‘Women’s Vote 100’ With Online Series
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 of perspectives and provide a historical overview. The virtual presentations will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays October 13, 20, and 27. Visit  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Student Awarded Delta Mu Delta Scholarship
Lewis University student Daniela Navarrete of Panama City, Fla. has been awarded the Delta Mu Delta Board Award scholarship of $2,000. The national award recognizes her outstanding academic achievements as she studies sports management and minors in marketing. Delta Mu Delta is a business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students at qualifying colleges and universities  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Aviation Students earn ISTAT Scholarship
Four Lewis University Aviation students were awarded ISTAT Foundation Scholarships for 2020. The Scholarship Program is dedicated to helping young people develop careers in aviation by offering scholarships to college-level students who are academically qualified and in need of financial support The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading Foundation (ISTAT Foundation) was founded in  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Selected for PAVE Veteran Peer-to-Peer Program
The McCormick Foundation has awarded a grant to Lewis University for a highly impactful student veteran peer to peer mentor program, Peer Advisors for Veteran Education . It assists veterans as they face challenging transitioning from the military to civilian life to academia. PAVE is a peer-to-peer program that connects incoming student veterans attending college on the Post-9/11 GI Bill with  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

IL Route 53 Road Improvements Expected Through October
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced safety improvements on Independence Boulevard (Illinois 53) from Renwick Road (Illinois 7) to Murphy Drive, in Romeoville are underway. This area includes the area in front of the Romeoville campus entrance.  The road work will require daily, intermittent lane closures. The project, which consists of shoulder repairs and the installation  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Mourns Former Basketball Coach Chuck Schwarz
Lewis University Athletics mourns the death of former men's basketball coach Chuck Schwarz, who passed away at the age of 80 on September 16. Schwarz, a 1962 graduate of Lewis, led the Flyers to a 162-87 (.651) record from 1978-87 and was inducted into the Lewis Athletics Hall of Fame in 1991. "Chuck Schwarz helped establish Lewis University as a Division II power and helped lay the groundwork  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

GLVC Announces Plan to Proceed for Cross Country Fall Season
The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) announced Tuesday its Plan to Proceed for competition this fall in the sports of men's and women's cross country. The comprehensive plan, which received unanimous support from the league's coaches, athletics directors, presidents and chancellors, and athletics trainers, was shared with GLVC cross country student-athletes during a one-hour Zoom call Monday evening.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Face Coverings Policy Update
A face covering is the primary way we can protect the health and safety of each member of the Lewis community. Therefore, face coverings are required for everyone who is present on a Lewis University campus and should be worn in classrooms, offices, laboratories, hallways, and common spaces. Face coverings should be worn outdoors unless appropriate physical distancing is being observed. Face coverings  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

COVID-19 Update - Vigilance, Free Testing
I’d like to begin this week’s COVID-19 update with some good news. The  enhanced mitigation efforts  that have been effective in Illinois Region 7 of the Restore Illinois plan since August 26 have been lifted, returning Region 7 our region to  Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan .  Stay Vigilant  Our area’s positivity rate has been reduced thanks to a community-wide effort to protect our  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

COVID-19 Update - Be Safe On and Off Campus
The campus continues to become more active   at our Romeoville campus. We look forward to welcoming all our student residents in the coming days leading up to the start of classes. Flyers Promise We acknowledge it is our collective behavior that is going to make our approach to the fall semester possible.  Our students, faculty, and staff have shown their commitment to preserve and uphold  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)