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JJC, Lewis Join to Ease Bachelor’s Path for Nursing Students

Joliet Junior College and Lewis University have formed a partnership enabling students with an associate degree in nursing to earn their bachelor’s from Lewis at JJC’s Main Campus. JJC President Dr. Judy Mitchell and Lewis University President Dr. David Livingston signed the agreement May 30 at a celebratory event hosted in the JJC Health Professions Center. Students who have completed their associate of applied science nursing degree and have at least a 2.5 GPA are eligible. JJC alumni and nursing students will be able to enroll in the program at a discounted rate. “Creating new pathways to connect students to high-demand careers in our region is essential,” Dr. Mitchell said. “This collaboration is an excellent example of the positive impact we can have when we work together to give our residents the high-quality education they deserve. We are excited to partner with Lewis as we continue to explore new opportunities in this arena for our students.” “We know that JJC offers an opportunity for many women and men to get into the nursing profession. And then after they’re in it for a while this partnership allows them the opportunity to move forward,” said Lewis University President Dr. David Livingston. JJC’s Dean of Nursing, Health, and Public Service Dr. Amy Gray said the partnership with Lewis addresses an acute shortage of nurses in the U.S. Given the aging   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Publicity Club of Chicago Honors Public Relations Alumna
The Publicity Club of Chicago presented Lewis University public relations/advertising alumna Erin Patrick of Joliet with a Trumpet Award at the organization’s 59th annual dinner celebration May 22 at the Palmer House in Chicago. The May 2018 Lewis alumna was the only student recognized by the PCC. Patrick earned the Trumpet for the design and implementation of a public relations campaign on behalf  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

WLRA Airs Christmas Music in July to Benefit United Way
If the hot summer sun causes a craving for the coolness of winter, tune in to WLRA-FM (88.1 FM) or download their free iPhone application and listen to holiday music 24 hours a day, from July 8-July 14. The application connects listeners to the “WLRA Christmas in July,” a benefit broadcast for the United Way of Will County. Instead of commercials, WLRA will air brief messages every 15 minutes about  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Disney’s 'The Little Mermaid' Dives into the PLT
Disney’s The Little Mermaid is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved children story and the classic animated film. This adventurous tale is a search for identity and will capture your heart with its irresistible music. Alan Menken composed the score, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” The delightful book is written by Doug Wright with lyrics by Howard Ashman  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Nets 10 GLVC Br. James Gaffney Distinguished Scholars
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced on Wednesday (June 20) that 10 Lewis University student-athletes have earned the Brother James Gaffney, FSC Distinguished Scholar Award. The award is named after Gaffney, who served as Lewis' President for 27 years and was a two-term Chair of the GLVC Council of Presidents. The award is bestowed upon student-athletes who achieve a perfect 4.0 cumulative  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Travel Study Offers Communications Course in Washington, D.C
Twelve Lewis University Communications students became digital storytellers through travel and visual media tools. The Holocaust, news coverage, and national monuments were studied as they traveled May 12-18 to Washington, D.C. as part of Lewis University’s Travel Study program. The travel study trip is part of the Spring Introduction to Visual Media course, designed to introduce the students to  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

London Travel Study Program Investigates Crime in Europe
Fourteen Lewis University students from Public Safety, Forensics and Criminal Justice Studies courses traveled across the pond to London May 12-19 as part of the Travel Study program. While in London, the group of students visited the Inns of Court, the Old Bailey and Royal Courts of Justice, the Tower of London, Westminster Magistrates Court, the Southward Coroners Court, and the Murder Command  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Has 26 GLVC COP Academic Excellence Award Winners
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced on Thursday (June 21) that Lewis University had 26 GLVC Council of Presidents' Academic Excellence Awards. The recipients of the GLVC Council of Presidents' Academic Excellence Award exemplify the outstanding student-athletes in the GLVC. Each honoree has exhausted his or her eligibility in the intercollegiate sport in which they participated and maintained  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Athletics Has Eight Teams Earn Team Academic All-GLVC Awards
The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced on Monday (June 18) that the Lewis University Athletics Department had eight teams earn Team Academic All-GLVC Awards. The GLVC recognizes each team from member institutions that have maintained a 3.30 grade point average for the academic year. Maryville had the most teams recognized by the GLVC with 16. 2017-18 Team Academic All-GLVC Award  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Leet is 4th in Steeplechase at Music City Distance Carnival
Lewis University's Michael Leet (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect) finished fourth in the steeplechase this past Saturday at the Music City Distance Carnival at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Leet automatically qualified for the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships which will be held June 21-24 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Leet, competing unattached, completed the race  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Holds Largest Commencement in its History
Lewis University held Spring Commencement ceremonies for more than 1,000 students and bestowed an honorary degree on May 20. It was the largest Commencement in the university’s history. On Saturday, May 19, graduates, their families and friends as well as Lewis University faculty and staff, celebrated the Baccalaureate Mass. The special Catholic Mass was in honor of Spring 2018 graduates. On  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Aspiring Peace Maker Delivers Lasallian Address
“I think it is our duty as Lasallians, regardless of our faith but also in light of our spiritualties to continue to serve the greater good and our world communities,” said Haley Renison as she offered the Lasallian Address during the May 20 Lewis University College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Degree Ceremony. Each Commencement, one graduating senior is chosen to deliver the address, a speech  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(1)

Lewis Student-Athletes Earn 197 Academic All-GLVC Nods
A total of 197 Lewis University student-athletes were selected to the 2017-18 Academic All-Great Lakes Valley Conference team on Tuesday (June 19). The Academic All-GLVC honor is bestowed upon student-athletes who who achieve a 3.30 cumulative grade point average during the course of the academic year The 197 selections account for 56 percent of Lewis' 352 eligible GLVC student-athletes. Of  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

2018-2019 Philip Lynch Theatre Season: Chase the Dream!
The five Philip Lynch Theatre main stage productions start with the Disney fishy fable that will capture your heart under the sea, "The Little Mermaid." The fall opens with Christopher Durang’s 2013 Tony Award winner for best play, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." The PLT season continues with the hilarious cross-dressing farce, "Leading Ladies" by Ken Ludwig, followed by Neil Simon’s heartfelt  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

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