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Lewis University Ranked 14th Among Best Colleges for Adults

Lewis University has been ranked 14th in the nation for non-traditional students among the 50 Best Colleges for Older Students by Factors considered in the rankings include each school’s academics, student engagement, percentage of students above age 25 and programs geared toward non-traditional students. “This distinction recognizes our excellence in providing a supportive environment committed to student success, regardless of age,” said Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University. praises Lewis University for its abundance of programs on-campus and online, including criminal justice, nursing, aviation, business and psychology. It also highlights Lewis University’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) system as one that saves students time   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Mediation Team maintains top international ranking
For the second consecutive year since the Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament went international two years ago, Lewis University’s team finished in the top five, earning fifth place. In eight years of competition in mediation, Lewis University has never  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Mock Trial Teams make strong showing at Illinois State
Lewis University Mock Trial teams continued to improve this season while competing in the 13th Annual Illinois State University Tournament. Both teams were highly competitive, finishing 13th and 14th out of 32 teams, while taking on pairings that resulted  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Mock Trial opens season with AMTA honor
Lewis University’s Mock Trial team opened their season with back to back tournaments held at Wheaton College and Bradley University. At the Wheaton Thunderdome Invitational, Lewis University earned the Spirit of AMTA award, given to the team that  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Davito Named To 2014 Daktronics All-Midwest Region
Lewis University junior right side hitter Alexis Davito (Crest Hill, Ill./Lockport) has been named to the 2014 Women's Volleyball Daktronics All-Midwest Region First Team, as voted on by the region's sports information directors. Davito helped the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

PLT celebrates 200th production with “Noises Off”
Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre celebrates their 200th production with the uproarious play-within-a-play, “Noises Off” written by Michael Frayn. It is the show the New York Post called “the funniest farce ever written” and “a spectacularly funny,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Get Covered Illinois Enrollment opportunities available
For the second year, Lewis University is offering appointments for students and employees (who are Illinois residents) to sign up for healthcare coverage. Get Covered Illinois is helping those uninsured to find affordable health coverage options. All  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Aviation students visit United Airlines Operations Center
A group of 20 Lewis University students from the American Association of Airport Executives student organization and six students from the Operational Meteorology class recently visited the United Airlines Operations Center in Chicago. Richard DiMaio,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Students look into public relations at Edelman
Several students from the National Communication Association Student Club at Lewis University recently visited Edelman, a global PR agency, as part of the Publicity Club of Chicago’s 2014 Chicago PR Career Day. The event provided students with an  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

BJ Boldog Signs Professional Volleyball Contract in Germany
Former All-American setter for the Lewis University men's volleyball program BJ Boldog (Palatine, Ill./Palatine) is now playing professionally for Chemie Volley Mitteldeutschland in Germany. The club, which goes by the nickname of the Pirates, hails from  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

The Wait is Over! 10th Annual Holiday Spectacular returns
Heritage Theatre Company (HTC) will celebrate the season with the 10th Annual Holiday Spectacular. Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, December 4, 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. Due to popular demand, a 4 p.m. matinee has been added on December 6.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

WLRA “To Kill a DJ” kicks off with record-holding alumna
The annual “To Kill a DJ” fundraising event kicks off Nov. 17 with Lewis University alumna Jodi Steinberg ’13. The Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations recipient currently holds the WLRA record for longest on-air time and most money raised for the Advocate  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Meier Foundation recognizes Dr. Simone Muench
Dr. Simone Muench, was recently awarded the 2014 Meier Arts Achievement Award presented by the Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Foundation for the Arts. The Lewis University English professor was recognized for her innovation, past achievements and  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Local high schools experience Business Leaders Seminar
More than 200 high school students and faculty members attended the Lewis University College of Business ’ fourth annual Business Leaders Seminar. The seminar served as a networking opportunity, as well as an informative session for those interested in  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Sirens art exhibit on display until Nov. 25
“Sirens: Art Exhibition by Blaine Bradford and Samantha Haring” will be on display until Nov. 25 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The free exhibit is open to the public and will  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Churchill Nov. 24 performance is CANCELLED
Chicago actor Ronald Keaton in his one-man show “Churchill”, the sixth and final performance of the Fall 2014 Performing Arts Series, is cancelled. Keaton was scheduled to take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24 in the Philip Lynch Theatre, located  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Sabrina Poulin joins GreenFaith Fellowship
Lewis University Minister Sabrina Poulin has been selected to join GreenFaith’s Class of 2015 Fellowship, a year and a half long program that works inter-religiously to intersect environmentalism and religious faiths. Members of this class will work in  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Cremin consults on traveling Smithsonian sports exhibit
It is an exciting time for sports in America. Major League Baseball is heading towards the playoffs. On all levels, athletes are gearing up for the football, basketball, and other athletic competitions. Behind all these teams are their communities and  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women's Volleyball Earns 9th Consecutive NCAA Tournament Bid
The Lewis University women's volleyball team received good news on Sunday (Nov. 16) evening when they picked up a berth in the 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional. The Flyers earned the No. 7 seed and will play No. 2 seed Ferris State on Thursday (Nov. 20)  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Campus Visit Day is Saturday, December 6
Lewis University will host a Campus Visit Day for high school students and transfer students at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Attendees will have the opportunity to take a campus tour with a current Lewis student,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)


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