Lewis University officially opened the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Plaza on Monday, October 14, with a blessing and dedication in the beautifully landscaped plaza that features an impressive three-tiered fountain. Nearly 100 students, faculty, staff, and administrators attended the very brief and informal ceremony to start water flowing in the fountain.
Designed as a place for those on campus to relax outdoors in a serene setting, the Wadsworth Family Plaza is located between the Academic Building and the Oremus Fine Arts Center on the Lewis University main campus in Romeoville. It features the magnificent fountain, paver paths for those going to and from the Fine Arts Center, a covered arbor walkway, a sitting wall, colorful ornamental plants, a rose garden and environmentally-friendly landscaping.
“The Lewis University Community is very grateful to Brent and Jean Wadsworth for their highly generous support and creative contributions,” stated Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University. “The Wadsworth Family Plaza is expected to become a landmark on the Lewis campus, as is the Time Plaza with its appealing clock, also made possible through their generosity. These two areas provide quiet places for members of Lewis University to study, relax, reflect and enjoy conversations with friends, for which we are most appreciative.”
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
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