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Construction Alert Near Romeoville Campus

Drivers traveling to the Romeoville Campus are encouraged to use extra caution. The Illinois Department of Transportation scheduled road work along Illinois Route 53 from September 23- November 15. Plan extra time for travel. The work will necessitate road closures and a temporary detour of traffic between the north and south juncture of Illinois Routes 7 and 53 from 7 p.m. Sept. 23 through 5 a.m. Sept. 26. Southbound traffic will be detoured west on Renwick Road to south on Weber Road, then continue south on Weber Road/Larkin Avenue to east on Theodore before ending at Broadway. Northbound Route 53 traffic will be detoured west on Theodore Street to north on Larkin Avenue/Weber Road, then continue north onto Weber Road to east on Renwick Road. It will end at Broadway Street. Temporary,   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

U.S. News & World Report Rankings Includes Lewis in Top 25
The No. 24 spot in the U.S. News & World Report Midwest Regional Universities rankings belongs to Lewis University. Once again, the university is in the Top 25 universities on the list climbing four spots from last year. Among the key factors considered  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Celebrating Women in Leadership Conference is October 7
Lewis will be hosting its third annual Celebrating Women in Leadership Conference on Friday, October 7. The one-day, on-campus conference features female leaders who are alumnae and friends of the University. They will share their experiences  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

U.S. Veterans Magazine Honors Lewis University
Once again, a national organization has included Lewis University in its list of veteran-friendly schools. U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for this year’s Best of the Best evaluations. The annual review is an  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Meet the Candidates September 29 at Lewis University
Lewis University and the Grand Haven neighborhood are hosting Candidates Night, a two-part event, for state and local political candidates to interact with the community at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 29 in the University Dining Room, located on the university’s  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Former Lewis Men's Volleyball Players Thrive Abroad
Four starters from the 2015 National Runner-up Lewis University men's volleyball team will continue their careers abroad, as Scott Fifer (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) , Eric Fitterer (Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville) , Greg Petty (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

PLT Presents “The Day They Shot John Lennon''
John Lennon's early death crowned him with a sort of immortality that hasn't lessened to this day. A sort of immortality and communal mourning that is experienced by fans similar to the recent tragic deaths of Robin Williams, Muhammad Ali, Prince or David  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

New Faces Join the Familiar Ones at Lewis University
Dr. David J. Livingston, president of Lewis University, welcomed the students as they began classes Aug. 29. It is the first academic year since Livingston assumed the role as the 10th president of Lewis University on July 1. “The new academic year  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women's Golf Finishes 2nd At Ferris State Golf Tournament
After finishing day one in second place at the Bulldog Invitational, the Flyers were able continue their solid play at the golf course and finished second at the end of the two day tournament. The team finished with a score of 636. Their top  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

“John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band” Album Concert at PLT
Six musicians will perform “John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band,” the former Beatle’s debut solo album, in its entirety Oct. 22 at Lewis University in Romeoville. The performance hosted by Heritage Theatre Company (HTC), an alumni organization that includes  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

History of Illinois Students Expand Classroom
Placed-based learning was in action for Lewis University students as they visited Isle a la Cache preserve and museum. The site highlights the chain of cultural links and economic ties between Native Americans and French traders from the 1600s to the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Online Flyer Gear Store Is Open For Business
The Lewis University Athletics Department, in partnership with Advanced-Online, unveiled its online store - - on Monday (August 22). features more than 1,300 items for sale including apparel as well as fashion,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


Kathrynne Skonicki
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