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Men's Cross Country Places Ninth at National Championships

The No. 14 ranked Lewis University men's cross country team placed ninth at the NCAA Division II National Championships Saturday (Nov. 20). The 10 kilometer race took place at the Abbey Course, where the Flyers finished with 347 points. Lewis started out the race in 12th place at the 550-meter mark and moved up to 10th place at the 1.3K and 3K marks before dropping back to 14th at the 4.3K and 5K splits. The Flyers moved up to 12th at the next three splits before a big final kick moved them into ninth as all five runners improved their place over the final 1.2K. The Flyers were paced by  Garrett White  (Alsip, Ill./Alan B. Shepherd), who finished in 51st with a time of 31 minutes, 47.3 seconds. White started in 115th place at the 550-meter mark before improving 59 places at the 1.3K mark with a 2:10.3 split. After falling back to 74th at the 5K mark, he improved 10 places at the 6.7K mark and another seven in the final 1.2K. Daniel Arimi  (Ashland, Ohio/Ashland) clocked in with a time of 31:58.3 to finish 57th. After starting 108th in the first split, Arimi gained 24 spots at the first split with a 2:12 split. He also gained 39 spots over the final four splits. Anthony Farmer  (Elgin, Ill./Burlington Central) finished 85th with a time of 32:19.5, while  Dustin Macuiba  (Gurnee, Ill./Warren Township) had a time of 32:28.8 to place 96th and  Zach Fresenko  (Louisville, Ohio/Louisville) placed 102nd with a time of 32:34.7.  Anthony Pena  (East Moline, Ill./Pleasant Valley (Iowa)) (33:10.4) and  Jacob Hinchley  (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township) (35:03.8) also competed for the Flyers. Farmer gained 13 spots in the final split, Macuiba advanced five spots, Fresenko gained 22, Pena moved up 19 and Hinchley gained four spots for Lewis. Grand Valley State won the National Championship with 43 points, while Adams State finished second with 84 points and Colorado Mines was third with 123. The individual title went to Isaac Harding of Grand Valley State, who finished the race in 29:58.3. Lewis Finishes 51 (44)  Garrett White  (Alsip, Ill./Alan B. Shepherd) - 31:47.3 57 (50)  Daniel Arimi  (Ashland, Ohio/Ashland) - 31:58.3 85 (75)  Anthony Farmer  (Elgin, Ill./Burlington Central) - 32:19.5 96 (86)  Dustin Macuiba  (Gurnee, Ill./Warren Township) - 32:28.8 102 (92)  Zach Fresenko  (Louisville, Ohio/Louisville) - 32:34.7 152 (137)  Anthony Pena  (East Moline, Ill./Pleasant Valley (Iowa)) - 33:10.4 222 (201)  Jacob Hinchley   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

No. 21 Lewis Women’s Volleyball Claims GLVC Volleyball Title
Lewis University's women's volleyball team rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Missouri-St. Louis 3-2 (25-17, 18-25, 20-25, 25-23, 15-11) to win the 2021 GLVC Volleyball title on Sunday afternoon at the Eastside Centre in East Peoria, Ill. The Flyers (26-6) extend their GLVC record in volleyball championships to 11 and claim the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Lewis wins its first  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

19th Ranked Flyers Earn 15th Consecutive NCAA Bid
For the 20th time in program history, and the 15th consecutive season, Lewis women's volleyball is going to the NCAA Tournament. The No. 19 Flyers learned their seed Monday (Nov. 22) evening when the NCAA Midwest Region bracket was released. Lewis received the number four seed in the Midwest Region and will take on fifth seeded Missouri-St. Louis in a rematch of the GLVC Volleyball Tournament  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Jada Hoffman Honored as Illinois Student Laureate
The Lincoln Academy of Illinois recently honored Lewis University student Jada Hoffman of Chicago as a 2021 Student Laureate. In the spirit of Abraham Lincoln, Student Laureates are honored for their leadership and service on campus and beyond in the pursuit of the betterment of humanity and for overall excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities. As the first African American female  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

No. 17 Flyers Finish 18th at Nationals
The No. 17 ranked Lewis University women's cross country team completed its season Saturday (Nov. 20) with an 18th place finish at the NCAA Division II National Championships at the Abbey Course. The Flyers finished with 493 points in the six-kilometer race. At the 550-meter mark the Flyers were in 10th place before falling to 16th place at 1.3 kilometers and 18th at three kilometers. They were  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis is First in Illinois at DOE Cybersecurity Competition
Lewis University computer science and cybersecurity students finished as the top team in Illinois and 10th overall the 120 schools at the November 12-13  Department of Energy Cyberforce Competition . The annual competition engages students from hundreds of schools in an emergency cybersecurity scenario in which one of the nation's critical infrastructures comes under attack. The students work  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Earns Silver Seal in ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
Lewis University was among the universities honored as a Silver Seal Campus in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a non-partisan national awards program. Campuses with 60-70 percent voter participation in elections received the designation. More than 67 percent of Lewis University students voted in last year’s presidential election. Visit  to read the full campus report.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Land Acknowledgement Honors Indigenous History of Campus
Lewis University students, faculty, and staff joined together with Midwest SOARRING Foundation and other community members on November 10 to officially present the Lewis University Land Acknowledgement . Created in partnership with Midwest SOARRING along with Lewis University’s History Department and Office of Diversity & Inclusion, the statement recognizes that the Romeoville campus is the original  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Silver Cross, Lewis Partner on Loan Repayment Support
With a shared commitment to the future of the nursing profession , Silver Cross Hospital has partnered with the Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Sciences to provide student loan repayment support of up to $27,000 for Lewis nursing graduates who pursue a nursing career at Silver Cross after graduation. “This program will help to alleviate some of the concern over student debt for  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Ranks in Top 10 of Paralegal Programs
Lewis University is ranked in the Top 10 universities in the U.S. offering Best Bachelor’s in Paralegal Programs as determined by, combining 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’s Bachelor of Arts in Paralegal Studies  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Listen to 24-Hour Holiday Music on WLRA
Listen to holiday music 24 hours a day, seven days a week the day after Thanksgiving Day through January 1 on WLRA-FM. The Lewis University student-run radio station plays the holiday music to benefit the United Way of Will County. Listeners can tune in via radio at 88.1 FM, online at , the apps iTunes and Google Play and iHeartRadio. This switch to all Christmas music as  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Men’s Soccer Season Ends With 2-1 Loss at Lake Erie
Lewis University's men's soccer season came to end with a 2-1 loss at Lake Erie on Saturday evening in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Mentor High School. The Flyers finish the season with a record of 12-5-3 while the Storm improve to 16-3-1 and advance to the third round. Lewis had the game's first scoring chance but  Aris Oluwatuyi's  (Lagos, Nigeria/The International Sports Academy) shot  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Grad Student Receives Full-Tuition Rancic Scholarship
Lockport Township High School Special Education Teacher David Smietanski recently received a full-tuition scholarship for his studies in Educational Leadership at Lewis University in Romeoville. Smietanski is on his way to earning his master’s degree in Educational Leadership with a Principal Preparation Endorsement in August 2022. The 2018 Lewis University alumnus, who earned his bachelor’s degree  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Flyers Record Four NCAA ‘B’ Qualifying Marks
Lewis University's men's swimming team recorded four NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championship 'B' standard qualifying marks on the final day of the IUPUI House of Champions meet at the IUPUI Natatorium. The Flyers finished the three day event in fifth place with a score of 840.5 points. Lewis recorded seven top finishes during Saturday evening's finals session. Jackson Mugg  (Cheyenne,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Voting on Lewis University Campus was Up in 2020
Student voting on the Lewis University campus significantly increased in last year’s presidential election, rising to 67.4 percent in 2020 from a rate of 59.1 percent in 2016. Visit to read the full campus report. Lewis University’s Catholic and Lasallian tradition invites students to be active members of a larger community and agents of positive social change for a more  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Joliet Women’s History is Preserved By History Intern
The Joliet reaction during historic times, such as Jewish refugees fleeing Europe in 1939, is better preserved in the Adelmann Regional History Collection at Lewis University , thanks to a Lewis University History Student Vaughn Payne and team. During his recent internship, he digitized the minutes of the Joliet Woman’s Study Club. Founded in the 1890s, the organization provided educational opportunities  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Cremin Speaks on Transformative Travel December 16
Join Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history and director of the Lewis University History Center, for an illustrated program, Pilgrimage as Transformative Travel | History Center of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff ( . The 7 p.m. December 16 lecture highlights his work in the field of pilgrimage. He will reflect on world trends that include examples from Japan, Saudi Arabia, and India.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

COVID-19 Update - Safe Holiday, Spring 2022 Mitigations
Our hope is for all to have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving Break while living The Flyers Promise on and off campus. As COVID-19 transmission rates are increasing, there are a few proactive steps that can be taken to lessen the impact of the pandemic on our community. Get tested before and after travel Take advantage of the PCR COVID-19 testing from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

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