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$1.5 Million HRSA Grant Provides Mental Health Care Help
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded a $1.5 million Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training grant in Clinical Social Work and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners to Lewis University. The HRSA grant is to address workforce shortages that lead to inadequate access to treatment and result in health care disparities among the target population in  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Continues Support for DACA Recipients
Lewis University remains committed to and supports DREAMers including those that are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. The DACA program provides legal protection and work authorization for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, including large numbers of college students. DACA has positively affected the lives of  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Students Place in Top 5 of National Cyberforce Competition
Senior Cybersecurity Major Jocelyn Murray of Wakefield, Mass.,  placed third  and Ryan Syed, a junior from Romeoville double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics, placed fifth out of over 330 competitors in the US Department of Energy's Conquer the Hill Adventure Edition Cyberforce Competition   July 16 - 18. The competition was a virtual, individual contest in which participants were  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Robert Ryan Exhibit is Open Until August 13
Lewis University will host an art exhibition by artist Robert Ryan. The show will be on display from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily and runs through August 13 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Current visitor guidelines are available on the gallery's Facebook page at https://www.facebool.com/LewisuArt  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Evan Sholudko Named Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach
Lewis University of Director of Athletics  Dr. John Planek  announced on Monday (July 19) that  Evan Sholudko  has been hired as the new head coach for the Lewis men's and women's swimming and diving programs. He becomes the sixth head coach in the program's history. "I am honored to have been chosen as the next head coach of the Lewis swimming and diving program," Sholudko said. "I am grateful  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Track and Field Teams Earn USTFCCCA Team All-Academic Award
Lewis University's men's and women's track and field programs both received the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Team All-Academic Award on Thursday (July 22). The teams also combined to have 11 student-athletes named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team. Natasha Bernett  (McAlpin, Ill./Lane Tech),  Kyla Chalmers  (Elk Grove Village, Ill./James B. Conant),  Grace  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

HRSA Awards $2.1 Million Grant to Nursing and Health Science
Nursing education opportunities for disadvantaged students recently increased with the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration $2.1 million Nursing Workforce Diversity grant to Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Sciences in Romeoville, Ill. The HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity grant funds a scholarship program that addresses the needs of disadvantaged students in Cook, DuPage,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Free Parking Permits Available for Students and Employees
Parking permits for the 2021-2022 academic year will be available through  Permit Express . Current permits expire on June 30, 2021. All motor vehicles parked on campus require a valid permit after August 30, 2021. Permits are not required during the summer session. All parking permits for employees and students will be issued free of charge. If you have questions regarding parking  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Guernon Receives ASHA Academic Research Award
Dr. Ann Guernon, assistant professor of speech-language pathology, has recently been named a recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2021 Advancing Academic-Research (AARC) Award . Dr. Guernon is one of ten awardees this year.  The AARC Award is intended to facilitate greater retention of pre-tenured, PhD-level faculty in the discipline. The award provides a $5,000 stipend  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

TEDx Shorts Podcast Features Camille Byrd O'Quin's Talk
Camille Byrd O'Quin's TEDx Lewis University talk " The Impact of Linguistic Bias in Education " was recently featured in the  TEDx Shorts Podcast . The June 25 episode featured the assistant professor and coordinator of clinical education in the Lewis University Speech-Language Pathology Program. O'Quin's talk originally premiered on April 16 when the Lewis University Innovation Hub is presented   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Three Flyers Named to IWLCA Academic Honor Roll
The Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its Academic Honor Roll and Academic squads on Tuesday afternoon (July 27), with the Lewis women's lacrosse program being present on both lists. Three Flyers were named to the Academic Honor Roll, which requires each student-athlete to be an upperclassman and have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or above. Senior  Faith Engle  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Alumnus Isaac Jean-Paul Makes US Paralympics Team for Tokyo
Team USA announced that former Lewis University All-American and National Champion  Isaac Jean-Paul  (Gurnee, Ill./Warren) has been selected to participate in the 2021 World Para Athletics Championship in Tokyo . In 2017 at the World Para Athletics Championships in London, Jean-Paul broke the world record three times on his way to gold in the men’s high jump T13. Jean-Paul competes as a F13 athlete,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

5G Service Now Available on Romeoville Campus
Verizon and AT&T Wireless customers are now able to access a 5G network on Lewis University’s Romeoville Campus. Over the summer, cell towers were updated on the campus to provide customers with better speed, responsiveness and bandwidth to connect multiple devices at once.   [COMMENTS(0)

Pardon Our Dust, North Hall is Being Renovated
North Hall renovation will begin after July 5. The work will be completed in three phases over the course of three years. The building, which was built in 1997, will be closed during the demolition phases of the project, but it will remain open during construction phases as the work will be completed one section at a time. The remodel will include updated bathrooms in each suite, the installation  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

COVID-19 Vaccination Status Reporting, Exemption Request
We have begun the month of June with renewed hope for a robust summer term and a strong sense that COVID-19 mitigation efforts are making an impact locally, nationally, and internationally. On Tuesday, President Livingston announced that as part of our ongoing mitigation efforts against COVID-19, Lewis will require students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated prior to the start of the Fall 2021  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

COVID-19 Vaccination is Required for Fall 2021
Dear Faculty and Staff, We are all looking forward to the upcoming academic year and the opportunity to be together again as a community. The Leadership Team has continued to meet to consider all the factors necessary to a successful school year under the current circumstances. As part of our ongoing mitigation efforts against COVID-19, we determined that Lewis will require all students,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)


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