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COVID-19 Update - The Flyers Promise, LewisU App

The excitement of the new semester is growing each day as we get closer to the first day of classes and as students move into residence halls over the weekend. To promote health as well as care, civility, and respect for each other, below are a few reminders of COVID-19 precautions and mitigation efforts in place this Spring Semester. Submit The Flyers Promise & Acknowledgement Before Tuesday, January 19, all students, faculty, and staff are expected to read and submit  The Flyers Promise & Acknowledgement of COVID-19 Information & Protocols (Spring 2021) . Use the LewisU App  for Mandatory Reporting and Access to Resources To emphasize that our Sanctified Zone extends to the LewisU App, a Terms of Use Agreement needs to be signed one time before new users enter the App. Existing users will have the agreement appear the next time they log in. Submit mandatory COVID-19 Symptom Screening BEFORE arriving on campus each day Scan QR code to check-in for face-to-face class or other indoor space on campus Report a positive COVID-19 test result Reserve an indoor study space Contact the Lewis University COVID-19 Hotline Team Find a nearby COVID-19 testing location Access COVID-19 health information Resident Student Checklist Before Move-In Download the LewisU App Submit required COVID-19 test results on LewisU App or Resident Students COVID-19 Test Results Reporting  form that is accessible online Submit the required The Flyers Promise & Acknowledgement of COVID-19 Information & Protocols (Spring 2021) Be aware of The Flyers Promise residence hall procedures , such as the guest policy that allows each resident to host one Lewis University student guest within their residence hall room and no overnight guests Be ready to submit the required daily COVID-19 symptom screening on the LewisU App Free Testing is Available in Romeoville On Sunday, January 17, the Illinois Department of Public Health is providing free COVID-19 tests beginning at 8 a.m. in Lot GG of our Romeoville Campus. The WCHD Health Center Mobile Medical Unit is providing a limited number of free COVID-19 tests beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays in Lot GG of our Romeoville Campus. Testing is done on a first-come, first-served basis for the public. Students, faculty, and staff should contact the Lewis University COVID-19 Hotline to reserve a testing time. Get Technology Resources with the STAR Program   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

COVID-19 Update - Testing Requirement, Flyers Promise
We begin this new calendar year with excitement about a new semester and optimism about the eventual waning of the COVID-19 pandemic. But for now, the challenges of the pandemic are still very much present. While preparing for vaccination availability and remaining flexible, we must redouble our efforts to mitigate the impact of this virus in our community. Will County Vaccination Survey   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Named Green College Again
Lewis University is one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review®. Once again, the education services company features Lewis University in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition. Accessible for free at , the guide profiles green colleges. The Princeton Review chose the schools based  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Ranks in Top 5 of Best Online Game Design Programs
Lewis University is ranked in the top five universities in the United States offering Best Online Bachelor’s in Game Design as determined by . The website combined the results of the most reputable college ranking publishers and thousands of real student reviews to provide an accurate and comprehensive ranking of a school's reputation and quality. Lewis University offers an  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Math Students Present at World's Largest Mathematics Meeting
Mathematics students Joe Drozek, Miles Mena and Megan Vesta along with math assistant professors Drs. Amanda Harsy and Dr. Brittany Stephenson attended the virtual Joint Mathematics Meeting. Drozek, Mena and Vesta presented research that they conducted as part of the Lewis University SURE program at the undergraduate poster session. Drozek, a senior, presented, "An Epidemiological Model of Covid-19,"  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Student Advances to National Theatre Festival
Lewis University junior theatre major Julia Egizio of Plainfield has been selected to be one of 125 students to compete in the Kennedy Center American College Theater National Festival. The virtual event is scheduled to be held in April. During the KCACTF Regional Festival, Egizio was named the 2021 KCACTF Management Fellowship Recipient in Stage Management for her exceptional leadership and organization  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Named Best Online Project Management Master’s Program
Lewis University is ranked in the top 25 universities in the U.S. that offer fully online degrees in Project Management Graduate Programs for 2021 as determined by . The rankings of colleges and degree programs show the colleges with the lowest tuition, the best return on investment, the best job placement statistics, and the best ratios between all factors. Lewis University’s  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University is Named Best Employer in Education
Once again, Lewis University was voted "One of the Best" in the Best Employer - Education category making it in the top three for that category in the Herald News 2020 Best of Will County Readers' Choice Contest. The Herald News asked its readers and the community to vote for their favorites in several categories, ranging from healthcare to family-owned businesses. The contest appeared on the  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Ranks No.3 for Online Artificial Intelligence Degrees
Lewis University is ranked No. 3 among the top eight universities in the U.S. that offer fully online degrees in Artificial Intelligence as determined by , an education-focused website that provides objective, student-centric college rankings to help students navigate education. An up-to-date list of all online degrees currently available, this college ranking is for students  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

4th Annual High School Art Invitational is Available Online
Local high school students are featured in the Lewis University 4th Annual High School Art Invitational. Visit  to see the slideshow of the artwork. This year, the virtual show is taking the place of the usual in-person event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students from Joliet Catholic Academy, Plainfield Central, Plainfield East and Plainfield South contributed  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Men’s Volleyball Hosts Three Matches To Open 2021 Schedule
The fifth-ranked Lewis University men's volleyball team opens its 2021 season this week hosting three matches beginning with Campbellsville (Ky.) on Wednesday (Jan. 20) at 7 p.m. at Neil Carey Arena. The homestand continues on Friday with the Flyers hosting Queens (N.C.) on Friday (Jan. 22) at 7 p.m. and concludes on Saturday against Lincoln Memorial. Lewis finished its COVID shortened 2020 season  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Presidential Statement Regarding Disruption at U.S. Capitol
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, The unprecedented disruption of the congressional process at our U.S. Capitol Building yesterday and the civil unrest that followed throughout the country was truly disturbing. These actions continue to amplify the deep divisions within our country and represent an unacceptable and disheartening threat to our democracy. Resorting to violence instead of dialogue  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Markovic Attends Multiple United Nations Events
Dr. Vesna Markovic, chair and associate professor of Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies, was invited to serve as an observer at the second inter-sessional meeting of the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption on preparations for the special session of the General Assembly against corruption (2021) which was held in November. She is representing the International  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Raquel Vescovi Named Head Men’s And Women’s Tennis Coach
Lewis University Director of Athletics  Dr. John Planek  announced on Wednesday (Jan. 13) that Raquel Vescovi has been hired as the new head coach for the Lewis men's and women's tennis programs. "Coach Vescovi's experience in our region as a player and as a head coach gives her a great insight to what it takes to be successful at Lewis," Dr. Planek said. "Her experience in the GLVC will also  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)