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2024

Lewis University Supplies Pembroke Heat their Homes
Published: April 15, 2024.
More than two tons of firewood was chopped and loaded onto a truck for delivery to Pembroke Township on April 5 at Lewis University in Romeoville.  [MORE

2023

International Research Project Offers an Update in Symposium
Published: August 28, 2023.
Students from Lewis University and the Universidad de La Salle in Colombia, facilitated a symposium August 18 at Lewis University in Romeoville as an update [MORE

Lewis University Earns Tree Campus Higher Education Recognition
Published: February 21, 2023.
The Arbor Day Foundation continues to recognize Lewis University’s Romeoville campus as a Tree Campus Higher Education honoree . For 13 years, the university [MORE

Lewis University Earns Tree Campus Higher Education Recognition
Published: February 20, 2023.
The Arbor Day Foundation continues to recognize Lewis University’s Romeoville campus as a Tree Campus Higher Education honoree . For 13 years, the university [MORE

2022

Lasallian Speaker Urges Degree Recipients to Advocate for Social Justice
Published: December 18, 2022.
More than 430 undergraduate degree recipients gathered with loved ones on December 17 for the Lewis University Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies on [MORE

Kiwibot Provides Lewis University Food Delivery Robots in Partnership with Sodexo
Published: November 4, 2022.
Kiwibot , a robotic sidewalk delivery startup, arrived this Fall at Lewis University to ensure an affordable on-campus food delivery service for students. [MORE

Microbial Research Brings Colombian Students to Lewis University Soil
Published: July 25, 2022.
Eight students from Lewis University and Universidad De La Salle in Bogota, Colombia participated in a weeklong experience, Microbial Community Analysis [MORE

2021

Land Acknowledgement Ceremony Honors Indigenous History of Lewis University Campus
Published: November 12, 2021.
Lewis University students, faculty, and staff joined together with Midwest SOARRING Foundation and other community members on November 10 to officially [MORE

Summer STEM Learning Continues with Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
Published: August 23, 2021.
Seventeen Lewis University students of biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, engineering, physics and others spent their summer conducting [MORE

Food for All for Healthier Communities Initiative Selects Lewis University Student Project Idea
Published: May 11, 2021.
Lewis University sophomore Katie Ewing's submission for the garden design and install project at the National Hook-Up For Black Women Joliet Chapter, located [MORE

New Solar Array Powers Lewis University
Published: April 27, 2021.
Lewis University officially dedicated its new 1-Megawatt solar array on April 27 at its Romeoville Campus. The 2,612 panels across five acres of land [MORE

Biodiesel Processing Project Proposal Wins 2021 Come Clean Go Green Competition
Published: April 26, 2021.
“Food to Fuel: Biodiesel Processing for Campus and Community Use” project idea by students Kristen Knych ’21, Sol llanes ’23, Sebastian Mietus ’21, and [MORE

Solar Array Powers Romeoville Campus
Published: February 11, 2021.
Lewis University started the month of February more efficiently as a solar array began operating on the Lewis University Romeoville campus. The solar power [MORE

2020

Lewis University Featured in The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges 2021 Edition
Published: December 15, 2020.
Lewis University is one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review®. Once again, the education services [MORE

Lewis University Pitches Over 6,000 Pumpkins
Published: November 23, 2020.
The Seventh Annual Pumpkin Pitch hosted by the Lewis University Society of Physics Students, Lewis University Sustainability Club and Will County Green [MORE

Biology Transfer Students Present 'Bee-Aware Event: Spreading Awareness of Pollinators and DIY Insect Hotels'
Published: November 16, 2020.
Students from Lewis University’s Biology Transitions Program recently researched the role of pollinators in the environment and created an event to highlight [MORE

Work Begins on Lewis University Solar Array Project
Published: February 10, 2020.
Bulldozers are moving dirt to prepare the ground for a solar array project to be installed on the Lewis University Romeoville campus. The solar power system [MORE

2019

Stop By a Green Event This Fall
Published: October 15, 2019.
The Lewis University Romeoville Campus has a plethora of Environmentally-friendly events this Fall Semester. All are invited to stop by and join in. [MORE

Growing Sustainable Communities Together Via the Calumet Collaborative
Published: May 6, 2019.
“Nature doesn’t have jurisdictional boundaries,” said Sarah Coulter, Executive Director of The Calumet Collaborative as part of her address at an event [MORE

2018

Lewis Signs Will County Regional Sustainability Network Compact
Published: February 12, 2018.
In 2014, the SMHEC Sustainability Task Force began working with communities through its Link and Leverage initiative to promote the growth and development [MORE

2017

Princeton’s Review Features Lewis University as a Green College
Published: September 29, 2017.
Lewis University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the nation, according to The Princeton Review. The ranking guide at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide [MORE

Lewis University United Way Campaign Kicks Off With Farmer’s Market
Published: September 26, 2017.
Students, faculty and staff of Lewis University are invited to the Lewis University United Way Campaign Kick-Off event from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, [MORE

Lewis University Students Enjoy Prairie View from Classroom Windows
Published: June 6, 2017.
The sight of a butterfly fluttering about or a bumble bee buzzing can relieve stress for a few students as they look outside the Lewis University Science [MORE

Bright Idea to Turn Off the Lights Wins Sustainability Contest at Lewis University
Published: May 1, 2017.
The idea to post signs on energy conservation in common space areas around the Lewis University campus was a winner for graduate student Samantha Bluemer. [MORE

2016

Catapult Jack-O-Lanterns and Shred Documents at Pumpkin Pitch 2016
Published: October 28, 2016.
Wondering what to do with your jack-o-lanterns once Halloween is over? Lewis University and Will County have partnered to offer the third annual Pumpkin [MORE

Lewis University Celebrates Earth Week
Published: April 18, 2016.
The Lewis University celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day begins with a fresh fruit and vegetable Spring Market and concludes with the annual Arbor Day [MORE

Efficient Showerheads Idea Wins “Come Clean, Go Green” 2016 Awards
Published: April 15, 2016.
Ideas for more efficient showerheads, drip irrigation systems and sensitive sprinklers won awards in the Come Clean, Go Green 2016 Event sponsored by Lewis [MORE

Explore Lewis University’s Arboretum with a New App
Published: March 9, 2016.
Four Lewis University Environmental Science and Computer Science students created an Android app for nature lovers that want to learn more about the trees [MORE

Lewis University Earns Tree Campus USA for Seventh Consecutive Year
Published: February 18, 2016.
The Arbor Day Foundation named Lewis University a Tree Campus USA for the seventh consecutive year. The designation celebrates Lewis University’s commitment [MORE

2015

Pumpkin Pitch Collects 500 Pounds of Pumpkins
Published: November 18, 2015.
Lewis University teamed up with Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division to collect 500 lbs. of pumpkins during the second [MORE

Lewis University students’ Introduction of Environmental Science course takes them to Costa Rica
Published: June 22, 2015.
Lewis University students are learning about ecology and conservation this summer in Costa Rica. Dr. Jerry Kavouras, chair and associate professor of biology [MORE

Lewis University honored as “green” college
Published: May 12, 2015.
Lewis University has been recognized as an environmentally responsible “green” college by The Princeton Review in the 2015 edition of its free book, “The [MORE

Sustainability Council awards students at ‘Come Clean, Go Green’ ceremony
Published: April 20, 2015.
The Sixth Annual “Come Clean, Go Green” student awards were celebrated April 14 at Lewis University. The ceremony followed a keynote presentation by Kay [MORE

Lewis University celebrates Earth Week with recycling, planting and picnics
Published: March 23, 2015.
The Lewis University celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day spans a week again this year. Earth Week begins a collection drive and concludes with the [MORE

Lewis University honored again as Tree Campus USA
Published: March 18, 2015.
Lewis University has been named a Tree Campus USA for the sixth consecutive year by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban [MORE

2014

Lewis University looks for an alternative for lead-based fuel in aircraft
Published: May 22, 2014.


Lewis University expands composting program at Charlie’s Place
Published: May 8, 2014.
Lewis University’s largest dining hall on campus, Charlie’s Place recently expanded its program of composting pre-consumer food scraps, which includes [MORE

Happy Birthday Day, Lewis! What's New #LewisU? April 24
Published: April 23, 2014.
Happy Birthday Lewis and it's Earth Week! Watch as Eric Hernandez highlights the week's events and shows the campus trees a little love.

Composting on Campus - What's New #LewisU? April 10
Published: April 10, 2014.
Lewis University student Eric Hernandez fills us in on composting on campus, Come Clean, Go Green winners, Founder's Week and Celebration of Scholarship.

Sustainability is an opportunity
Published: April 8, 2014.
The Fifth Annual “Come Clean, Go Green” student awards were celebrated March 31 at Lewis University. They followed a keynote presentation “Sustainability [MORE

Lewis University earns Tree Campus USA honor for fifth consecutive year
Published: April 4, 2014.
For the fifth consecutive year, Lewis University has been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its continuous commitment to [MORE

Lewis University undergraduate research on display in nation’s capitol
Published: April 3, 2014.
Lewis University student Samantha Rinehart will be presenting her team’s research in a poster presentation for the 18th Annual Posters on the Hill event, [MORE

Earth Day and Arbor Day are united for Earth Week April 22-25
Published: March 21, 2014.
Lewis University is uniting its Earth Day and Arbor Day events to form Earth Week. The week of celebration will commence on Earth Day, April 22, and conclude [MORE

Electric vehicle charging stations are on campus
Published: January 21, 2014.
Electric vehicles will now be able to charge their cars on the Lewis University main campus in Romeoville. Two dual electric vehicle (EV) charging stations [MORE

2013

Green cars get the best spots on Lewis University Main Campus
Published: August 28, 2013.
Energy efficient vehicles get reserved parking on the Main Campus of Lewis University. Several parking spaces are set aside in Parking Lot GG for energy [MORE

Green and Renewable Energy Workshop for teachers held at Lewis University
Published: July 3, 2013.
The Green and Renewable Energy Workshop (GREW) at Lewis University incorporated sustainability teaching ideas into math, science, social studies, language [MORE

Burnham Centennial Nature Trail gets spring cleaning during Earth Month
Published: May 3, 2013.
Lewis University students, faculty and staff celebrated Earth Day and Arbor Day with clean-up and restoration efforts on the Romeoville campus. On [MORE

Aviation, leadership, math and science summer camps open for teens at Lewis University
Published: May 3, 2013.
Lewis University will host several summer camps for aviation, leadership, and math and science. All camps will be taught by full-time faculty and will [MORE

Clean-up efforts mark Earth Month at Lewis University
Published: April 7, 2013.
Lewis University in Romeoville will continue its efforts to contribute toward the preservation and conservation of the planet in April as it marks Earth [MORE

Come Clean, Go Green honors winners
Published: March 27, 2013.
The annual “Come Clean, Go Green” contest winners were presented awards for their winning proposals to encourage sustainability at Lewis University. Dr. [MORE

Lewis University earns Tree Campus USA honor for fourth year
Published: March 12, 2013.
For the fourth consecutive year, Lewis University has been named a Tree Campus USA in honor of its commitment to effective community forestry. Lewis University [MORE

2012

Lewis University students are recognized by Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Published: December 31, 2012.
Lewis University received the 2012 Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Volunteer Award. The honor is for the service of Lewis University students on several [MORE

Lewis University receives $65,000 grant for rainwater collection system
Published: November 21, 2012.
Through a pass through mini-grants program sponsored by Hanson Material Service, Midwest Generation and ComEd, Lewis University has received a $65,000 [MORE

Lewis University promotes conservation and restoration of campus land across colleges and universities
Published: October 8, 2012.
Lewis University representatives recently presented, “Using Campus Land to Promote and Maintain Biodiversity,” Sept. 28 at Governor’s State University [MORE

Lewis University Romeoville campus named accredited arboretum
Published: October 3, 2012.
The Morton Register has granted Lewis University accreditation for its Romeoville campus as an established arboretum. The University received this award [MORE

Lewis University reaches 10 years of record-breaking enrollment
Published: September 10, 2012.
As classes began this fall at Lewis University, it reached 10 years of record-breaking enrollment. More than 6,500 students are attending classes on campuses [MORE

Bronze Level recognition for Lewis University’s sustainability efforts
Published: August 3, 2012.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and the Green Governments Coordinating Council have recognized Lewis University as a Bronze Level Compact School within the [MORE

Lewis Receives ComEd Smart Ideas Project Grant
Published: July 11, 2012.
Lewis University has received a rebate in the amount of $83,400 through the ComEd Smart Ideas for Your Business Program because of Lewis University’s upgrade [MORE

The Conservation Foundation certifies Lewis University
Published: May 15, 2012.
Conservation@Home through The Conservation Foundation recently certified Lewis University. The award, which focuses on the Lewis main campus in Romeoville, [MORE

Lewis University celebrates Earth Day and Arbor Day with conservation projects
Published: April 29, 2012.
In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, Lewis University in Romeoville hosted two conservation projects on April 20 and 27. As part of the projects, [MORE

Arbor Day Foundation names Lewis University a 2011 Tree Campus USA
Published: April 4, 2012.
The Arbor Day Foundation recently named Lewis University a 2011 Tree Campus USA. It is the third consecutive year the Lewis University has been honored [MORE

Lewis University expands Science Building with assistance from Wells Fargo
Published: March 29, 2012.
Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) assisted Lewis University as a financing partner on a $24 million bond issue which included partial funding for the expansion a [MORE

Spring 2012 Food for Thought Colloquium to begin in February at Lewis University
Published: January 30, 2012.
Lewis University will begin its Food for Thought Colloquium for the Spring 2012 semester with several presentations in the month of February. Events will [MORE

Lewis University named Village of Romeoville 2011 Large Business of the Year
Published: January 12, 2012.
On January 10, Lewis University was named Village of Romeoville 2011 Large Business of the Year at the Annual State of the Village address. Brother James [MORE

2011

Hundreds of Lewis University freshmen start off school year by volunteering
Published: September 9, 2011.
More than 700 new Lewis University students and nearly 50 staff and Peer Ministers volunteered at “SOAR into the Community,” an impressive community service [MORE

Green Car Show with Lewis exhibit revs up environmentalists
Published: September 1, 2011.
Lewis University was among those exhibiting the latest in green alternatives at a Green Car Show Aug. 30 at the Naperville Test Track. U.S. Representative [MORE

Lead-free airplane fuel testing is in progress at Lewis University
Published: July 18, 2011.
Cars have been using lead-free fuel since the 1990s, but aircrafts still use the toxic substance. Lewis University students and faculty from aviation and [MORE

Lewis students strive to improve their environment during “Come Clean, Go Green” contest
Published: May 3, 2011.
On April 18, Lewis University’s Environment and Energy Conservation Council hosted the second annual “Come Clean, Go Green” program, involving a ceremony, [MORE

Arbor Day celebration is today
Published: April 26, 2011.
In celebration of Arbor Day, Lewis University in Romeoville will host an event from 2-4 p.m. on April 27 at the beginning of the Burnham Centennial Nature [MORE

Lewis University to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with conservation projects
Published: April 11, 2011.
In celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day, Lewis University in Romeoville will host an event from 2-5 p.m. on April 20 and another event will be held from [MORE

Shedd Aquarium guest speaker to discuss water conservation April 18 at Lewis University
Published: April 11, 2011.
Lewis University’s Environment and Energy Conservation Council is sponsoring their second annual “Come Clean, Go Green” student sustainability contest [MORE

2010

Recycle America representative discusses principles of recycling at Lewis University
Published: November 18, 2010.
Lisa Benoit, education coordinator for Recycle America (a division of Waste Management), delivered a presentation entitled “Principles of Recycling” on [MORE

Lewis University’s Real Estate Club sees how landfill was transformed into country club
Published: October 4, 2010.
Lewis University’s Real Estate club recently obtained a different perspective of the putting green of Chicago Highlands Country Club in Westchester. The [MORE

2009

Lewis community cleans up nature trail
Published: October 13, 2009.
The University Environment and Energy Conservation Council hosted “Green Up, Clean Up” Sept. 26 on the Lewis University main campus. More than two dozen [MORE

Lewis University dedicates Dorothy Day Residence Hall
Published: September 14, 2009.
Lewis University dedicated its newest residence hall Thursday, Sept. 10, on the Lewis University main campus in Romeoville. The 12th student residence [MORE

Dorothy Day Residence Hall to be dedicated
Published: August 20, 2009.
Lewis University will dedicate its newest residence hall Thursday, Sept. 10, on the Lewis University main campus in Romeoville. The twelfth student residence [MORE

2008

Solar-Powered Vehicle is Latest Example of Lewis University’s Environmental Friendliness
Published: August 4, 2008.
The summer’s sun is not going to waste at Lewis University in Romeoville. The University is the first organization in the country to test a solar assisted [MORE

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