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Construction Alert Near Romeoville Campus

Drivers traveling to the Romeoville Campus are encouraged to use extra caution. The Illinois Department of Transportation scheduled road work along Illinois Route 53 from September 23- November 15. Plan extra time for travel. The work will necessitate road closures and a temporary detour of traffic between the north and south juncture of Illinois Routes 7 and 53 from 7 p.m. Sept. 23 through 5 a.m. Sept. 26. Southbound traffic will be detoured west on Renwick Road to south on Weber Road, then continue south on Weber Road/Larkin Avenue to east on Theodore before ending at Broadway. Northbound Route 53 traffic will be detoured west on Theodore Street to north on Larkin Avenue/Weber Road, then continue north onto Weber Road to east on Renwick Road. It will end at Broadway Street. Temporary,   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

PLT Presents “The Day They Shot John Lennon''
John Lennon's early death crowned him with a sort of immortality that hasn't lessened to this day. A sort of immortality and communal mourning that is experienced by fans similar to the recent tragic deaths of Robin Williams, Muhammad Ali, Prince or David  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Meet the Candidates September 29 at Lewis University
Lewis University and the Grand Haven neighborhood are hosting Candidates Night, a two-part event, for state and local political candidates to interact with the community at 5 p.m. Thursday, September 29 in the University Dining Room, located on the university’s  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Celebrating Women in Leadership Conference is October 7
Lewis will be hosting its third annual Celebrating Women in Leadership Conference on Friday, October 7. The one-day, on-campus conference features female leaders who are alumnae and friends of the University. They will share their experiences  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Former Lewis Men's Volleyball Players Thrive Abroad
Four starters from the 2015 National Runner-up Lewis University men's volleyball team will continue their careers abroad, as Scott Fifer (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) , Eric Fitterer (Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville) , Greg Petty (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Aviation Professionals Provide Career Advice
Networking, preparedness, lifelong learning and humility will launch a career in aviation, said Steve Novy, chief pilot of Executive Flight Operations at The Boeing Company. He joined more than 30 other aviation professionals in offering career advice  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Braschinsky Wins Consolation Bracket at Drake Tennis Invite
Lewis University sophomore Alan Braschinsky (Tallinn, Estonia, Milna Harma) won the Flight #1 Consolation Championship at the Drake University Men's Tennis Invitational with the 6-3, 7-6 win over Gustavus Adolphus' Patrick Whaling at the Roger Knapp Tennis  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Duo Repeats as ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Champs
Lewis University's Dora Andrejszki (Budapest, Hungary/Dozsa Gyorgy) and Nora Mindiyarova (Moscow, Russia/Gimnasium 1577) earned their second-straight ITA Women's Tennis Midwest Regional Doubles Championship with the 8-2 win over Indianapolis' Florence  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

New Faces Join the Familiar Ones at Lewis University
Dr. David J. Livingston, president of Lewis University, welcomed the students as they began classes Aug. 29. It is the first academic year since Livingston assumed the role as the 10th president of Lewis University on July 1. “The new academic year  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

U.S. News & World Report Rankings Includes Lewis in Top 25
The No. 24 spot in the U.S. News & World Report Midwest Regional Universities rankings belongs to Lewis University. Once again, the university is in the Top 25 universities on the list climbing four spots from last year. Among the key factors considered  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

U.S. Veterans Magazine Honors Lewis University
Once again, a national organization has included Lewis University in its list of veteran-friendly schools. U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for this year’s Best of the Best evaluations. The annual review is an  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

“John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band” Album Concert at PLT
Six musicians will perform “John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band,” the former Beatle’s debut solo album, in its entirety Oct. 22 at Lewis University in Romeoville. The performance hosted by Heritage Theatre Company (HTC), an alumni organization that includes  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Online Flyer Gear Store Is Open For Business
The Lewis University Athletics Department, in partnership with Advanced-Online, unveiled its online store - - on Monday (August 22). features more than 1,300 items for sale including apparel as well as fashion,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

3rd Annual Flyer Crowdfunding Campaign Begins
The Lewis University Athletics Department, in conjunction with the Lewis University Office of Advancement, is proud to announce the third annual Flyer Friends And Family Crowdfunding Campaign , which will run from September 26th to November 30th. In  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Don’t Let Cold Weather Stop Your Exercise Routine
Lewis University invites community residents 55 years of age or older to join the Breakfast Club in the Student Recreation and Fitness Center located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The Breakfast Club is for those looking to stay fit, have  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)


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Students ENGAGE with Community at Annual Fair

Students, faculty and staff engage in dedicated service to the community through volunteering, community service and academic service-learning.

The Community Engagement Cooperative hosted its annual service fair called "ENGAGE" Sept. 13. The event initiated some conversation that will lead to countless hours of partnership with the more than 25 community agencies in attendance.

Study Abroad Opportunities on Display at Annual Fair

Semester, summer, travel study, work abroad and on-campus opportunities were available Sept. 15 at the Annual Study Abroad Fair.

Students at Lewis University can complement and enhance their academic experience with a variety of international opportunities in 18 countries. Programs can last from a few weeks to an academic year. Students can earn general education, elective, minor, and/or major credits depending on the program.

Chris Swanson, Director of Study Abroad Programs, coordinated the annual event at Lewis University.