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NCTE Honors Lewis University and Jet Fuel Review

Lewis University and  Jet Fuel Review  received a designation of “Excellent” from the National Council of Teachers of English for the Spring 2020  Issue #19 . The Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Award honored the student-run, faculty-advised literary journal housed by Lewis University. Congratulations to all the editors that worked on this issue as well as our current editors who continue to make Jet Fuel Review a nationally-admired magazine. Student editors of the Spring 2020 edition were Patricia Damocles, Stephanie Karas, Zachary Klozik, Christian Mietus, Lydia Kozlowski, Salvador Martinez, Jordyn Spangler, Andrea Rodriguez, and Henrietta Eghan. Dr. Simone Muench, professor of English and director of Creative & Professional Writing served as faculty advisor for Jet Fuel Review Spring 2020 edition.    [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

COVID-19 Update - J & J Vaccine Paused
You may be aware that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Federal Drug Administration (FDA) are recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, out of an abundance of caution. In a joint statement , they indicated “As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. CDC and FDA are reviewing  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Flyers Clinch Second Straight MIVA Regular Season Title
Lewis University's fifth ranked men's volleyball team won its second straight Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association regular season title and sixth MIVA regular season title overall with a sweep at No. 10 Loyola Chicago on Thursday evening at the Alfie Norville Practice Facility in Chicago, Ill. The Flyers improve to 16-2 overall and 11-2 in the MIVA and clinch the number one seed in  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

PLT Presents “The Romancers” Streaming Online
"The Romancers",   written by French dramatist and poet Edmond Rostand, will stream performances on April 16-18 and April 22-25, 2021. The play is recommended for patrons 13 years and up. Evening performances are 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m. In addition, there is a matinee performance at 3:30 p.m. on April 24. Streaming link purchases are $13 for an adult, $12 for students  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

WCHD Holds Special Needs Vaccine Clinic at Lewis University
Will County Health Department held a Special Needs Vaccine Clinic on March 27 in the St. Charles Center at Lewis University in Romeoville. There were 600 special needs individuals 16 and older and their caregivers who received their vaccine in a caring and nurturing environment built specifically for them. The clinic was coordinated by Katie Weber, an emergency planning and response coordinator  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Biccochi, Dench Repeat as All-GLVC Honorable Mention
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced Thursday (April 1) that Lewis University bowlers  Erin Biccochi  (Ladd, Ill./Hall) and  Kayla Dench  (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield East) were named All-GLVC honorable mention selections. Both are second time recipients after earning honorable mention last year. Biccochi was able to improve her stats across the board from last year, finishing NCAA play  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Nursing Students and Faculty Continue with Vaccine Help
Lewis University nursing students and faculty continue to help various health departments with COVID-19 vaccine distribution.  On March 21, there were 14 students and three faculty members who assisted the Kendall County Health Department with vaccine distribution at Oswego High School. The mass vaccination site was able to dispense vaccines to about 2,200 people on that day. Lewis University  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

May Commencement Ceremonies Will Be Virtual
Dear Members of the Lewis University Community: In the interest of the health and safety of our graduates and guests, we have made the difficult decision to hold virtual degree ceremonies on Commencement Weekend, Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8.  Although the ceremonies for our 1,000+ graduates cannot be held in person this May, each of the individual Colleges, through the leadership of  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Join in on Premiere of TEDx Lewis University April 16
The Lewis University Innovation Hub is presenting TEDx Lewis University from 9 a.m.-noon CST on Friday, April 16. Visit  to register for the free event. Five vibrant and passionate women take the stage this spring at Lewis University. The teachers, leaders, creators, activists and advisors will share their stories and thought leadership platforms. TEDx  Lewis  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

ISMAA Honors Dr. Stephenson with Early Career Teaching Award
At the 2021 Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America annual conference, Dr. Brittany Stephenson, assistant professor of mathematics, was honored with the 2021 ISMAA Early Career Teaching Award.  "She has made a significant impact on the mathematics program at Lewis University. Her student-centered, engaging teaching style has helped make her a student favorite. She is energetic,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Students Earn ISMAA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
Lewis University Mathematics Majors Joe Drozek and Megan Vesta were honored with the ISMAA Outstanding Undergraduate Research Awards March 12-13 at the Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America's annual conference. In addition to being nominated by their research faculty mentors, Drozek and Vesta submitted a paper and gave a talk at the ISMAA 2021 conference which was then judged  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

USDA Awards $169,000 Grant to Lewis University
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently selected Lewis University for a $169,285 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant . Lewis University is one of dozens of institutions nationwide receiving the rural development investment grant and the only recipient in Illinois. In total, the USDA is investing $42 million in distance learning and telemedicine infrastructure to improve  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Learn About Computer Engineering Careers April 21 on Zoom
Find out about studying engineering from engineers Miguel Barboza, Elsa Madrigal, and Ray Alan Palangan during Lewis University’s Engineering Talk Series to be held online at 5 p.m. on April 21. Visit to join in on the Zoom session. Guest speakers will answer questions such as: What made you decide to be an engineer? What does a typical day look like in an engineering  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Baseball Extends Winning Streak To Five
Lewis University's baseball team swept its doubleheader against McKendree on Friday afternoon at Brennan Field to extend its winning streak to a season-high five games. The Flyers improve to 11-8 overall and 9-6 in the GLVC while the Bearcats drop to 10-9, 3-8 GLVC. "I thought we had all four phases (pitching, hitting, defense and base running) of the game working today and that's a good recipe  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Flyers Shutout Drury, 3-0 To Win Fifth Straight
Lewis' men's soccer team defeated Drury, 3-0, to notch their fifth straight win on Saturday afternoon at Harrison Stadium in Springfield, Mo. The Flyers improve to 6-4-1 while the Panthers dropped to 6-5.   Both teams had equal opportunities early in first half, matching each other shot for shot following consecutive attempts by  Jimmy Mwanga  (Dublin, Ireland/CBS Lucan) and Jaime O'Brien.    [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Solidarity Statement
Dear Staff, Faculty, and Students, This week, as a country, we have been confronted with the horror of the mass shootings in the Atlanta area. Lewis University stands in solidarity with the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander community and will uphold our commitment to being a Sanctified Zone declaring our university to be a place of welcome and honoring the human dignity of each of its  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Annual Flyer Athletics Fund Golf Outing Registration Open
The Lewis University Athletics Department will be hosting its 41st Annual Flyer Athletics Fund Golf Outing on Friday, June 11 at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club. Registrations for the event are now open. Each registration includes 18 holes of golf on Course #1 or #3, cart, lunch on the course, drink coupons and a Lewis Athletics gift. The scramble format begins at 1 p.m. Cog Hill Golf and Country  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Spring 2021 The Globe Newsletter is Available Online
The Office of International Students and Global Scholars Services and the International Affairs Team has posted its annual publication of The Globe Newsletter. Visit   for The Globe Newsletter - Spring 2021. This edition's topics include: Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Spring in Rome 2022 Travel Study Program to  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

COVID-19 Update - Vaccine Eligibility, Testing, LewisU App
Thank you for your efforts in keeping our community healthy this semester! It is especially crucial as the number of positive COVID-19 cases increases in younger people who are not vaccinated. I ask for your continued adherence to the Flyers Promise as well to get your vaccine doses when they become available to you. 16 and older are Eligible for Vaccinations on April 12 in Illinois   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

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