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Lewis Ranked in Top Five Best Colleges for Veterans in U.S.

Lewis University has been selected as one of the Best Colleges for Veterans , ranking No. 5 in the U.S. and No. 1 in Illinois, by College Choice, an independent ranking organization utilizing data-driven research and methodology to help students and families find the best schools. “When a veteran steps onto campus, he or she is welcomed and supported through many services,” stated Roman Ortega, Jr., director of Lewis University Veterans Affairs and Recruitment , and ROTC administrative director. “The Office of Veterans Affairs and Recruitment provides comprehensive support while mentoring and advising students as they navigate college.” College Choice looks at a number of factors including institutional excellence, student satisfaction, and return on investment to develop rankings. Lewis   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

No. 3 Lewis Women's V-Ball Wins GLVC Title
The No. 3 Lewis University women's volleyball team rallied from a 2-0 deficit to earn its 10th Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship with the 22-25, 25-27, 25-19, 25-19, 15-8 win over Rockhurst University at the EastSide Centre on Sunday (Nov. 19).  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

WLRA Radio “Christmas Memories” Starts Thanksgiving Day
Tune into WLRA-FM for holiday music 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from Thanksgiving Day through January 1. Listeners can tune in via radio at 88.1 FM, online at , the apps iTunes and Google Play and iHeartRadio. The WLRA Christmas  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Research Collaboration Continues with Lewis and Pall Corp.
The research group of Dr. Jason Keleher at Lewis University is entering its ninth year of collaboration with Pall Corporation, a global manufacturer of advanced filtration, purification and separation systems. The work provides key information with respect  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Choir Performs Eclectic Program November 28
The Lewis University Choir will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. November 28 at St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall on the Romeoville campus of Lewis University. The concert will be open to the public without charge. The eclectic program comprises  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

William Z. Riley is Named Illinois Student Laureate
Chicago resident William Z. Riley, an Aviation Administration and Public Policy double major who is minoring in Economics, was honored November 11 in Springfield by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Riley was selected as the student laureate for Lewis  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Art and Design Faculty Exhibit Work Nov. 6-30
In November, Lewis University’s Department of Art and Design will open an art exhibit featuring its faculty members, Kristin Callahan, Leslie Colonna and Mark Swain as well as retired professor Paul Mitchell. The collective artwork will be on display  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

13th Annual Holiday Spectacular is December 7-9
Heritage Theatre Company (HTC) will celebrate the season with the 13th Annual Holiday Spectacular. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, December 7, 8 and 9. There is also a 4 p.m. matinee on Saturday, December 9. Fun for  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Men's Cross Country Ends Season in 13th Place at Nationals
Saturday (Nov. 18), Lewis University men's cross country finished the NCAA Championship in thirteenth place with 397 points. Lewis finished second among conference opponents coming in behind Southern Indiana who placed 12th. Finishing as the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

International Historic Preservationists Visit Lewis Students
More than 30 participants in the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference received a brief history lesson from Lewis University students Kole Torres and Danielle Bradley on November 17 in Lockport. The students presented a “pop-up” exhibit  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is November 27
Lewis University’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m. Monday, November 27. The ceremony will be in a different location this year. It will be by the tree in front of the North Hall Residence. All are welcome to gather  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Minooka Community High School Partakes in Acting Workshop
Lewis University Philip Lynch Theatre Manager Jo Slowik of Joliet and Lewis University students Justin Anderson of New Lenox and Bradford Bingham of Chicago presented an Acting Workshop November 11 at Minooka Community High School. The workshop was  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Admissions Letters are Delivered by Drone
Lewis University kicked off the College Admission season with a special delivery to eight Romeoville High School students. A Lewis University Unmanned Aircraft Systems program drone delivered a college admissions acceptance letter November 13 to the students  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Mueller is on Div II Men's Soccer CCA All-Region Second Team
The Division II Conference Commissioners Association announced Wednesday (Nov. 15) that Lewis University men's soccer player Nico Mueller (Braunschweig, Germany/Raabeschule Braunschweig) was named to the All-Midwest Region Second Team. Mueller finished  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Aviation Career Conference Launches Aspirations
An exploration of career possibilities available in the fields of aviation and transportation were offered during the annual Aviation Career Conference November 18 on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The free conference was designed for anyone  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Students Enjoy Historic Preservation Field Study
Explore an old prison, go behind the scenes at a museum, and consider the future uses for historic structures. Lewis University students did all of this and more November 10-11 as part of the Lewis University History Department’s Historic Preservation  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

No. 3 Lewis Women's Volleyball Nets Five All-GLVC Selections
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced on Thursday (Nov. 16) that the No. 3 Lewis University women's volleyball team had five student-athletes claim All-Conference accolades at the GLVC Championship Tournament banquet. Lewis redshirt junior  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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