Lewis University Alpha Sigma Lambda has Elected their First Student Officers

Feb 28th, 2013 | By
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Congratulations to the following students who were elected into the following offices!     History of Alpha Sigma Lambda Alpha Sigma Lambda is a nationally recognized honor society devoted to the advancement of scholarship and to the recognition of full- and part-time non-traditional adult students. The founding chapter was established in 1946 by Dr. Rollin Posey, Dean of University College at Northwestern University, to recognize the accomplishments of those returning to academic pursuits after the close of World War II.  Dr. Posey realized that a measure of encouragement and recognition accorded an adult student’s scholastic achievement at an early stage of his/her program could provide the thrust of desire to achieve his/her educational objectives.  Dr. Posey founded a society, Alpha Sigma Lambda, to honor those dedicated adult students, who while adroitly handling their life responsibilities, achieve and maintain high scholastic standards. Alpha Sigma Lambda stands as an inspiration to scholastic
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Don’t Forget About SMARTHINKING!

Feb 15th, 2013 | By

Do you need a learning resource that is available to you on a flexible schedule?  Lewis University is offering you a free online tutoring service that you can access from the comfort and convenience of anywhere you have internet access! Tweet

Fall 2012 Dean’s List for accelerated programs in the College of Arts & Sciences at Lewis University

Jan 11th, 2013 | By

At Lewis University, undergraduate students who have completed 12 graded credits in a semester are considered for the Dean’s list if they have a term GPA of 3.25 or above. Dean Bonnie Bondavalli said, “Congratulations. This is a significant honor that is given to those who have shown excellence in their academic work. It attests to your hard work, determination, dedication and commitment to learning and achievement. On behalf of the Faculty of the College, I extend to you our heartiest best wishes for your continued success as a student and a scholar. Please know of our hopes that you will continue to find joy in your intellectual endeavors now as a student and throughout your life.”   The following Arts and Science students in accelerated programs are honored for their academic success: Applied Sociology & Political Science Organizational Leadership Jessica Renae Duran Liliana G Gentile Stacey Renee Richmond Shelonda
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Student Appreciation Drawing Winners!

Jan 9th, 2013 | By

Here is the list of our Student Appreciation Drawing Winners! Tweet

What is a college degree worth today?

Dec 19th, 2012 | By
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A new report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers points out that skepticism about the value of a college degree is just off base: “…the evidence clearly demonstrates the value of a college education. According to our analysis of U.S. Census data, those who obtain a bachelor’s degree have a median income of $50,360 compared to a median of $29,423 for people with only a high school diploma. An associate’s degree leads to a median income of $38,607, more than $9,000 higher than a high school diploma. Those with a graduate degree have a median income of $68,064, 35.2 percent more than those with a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm, from the Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, shows that workers without a college degree have been significantly worse off in the recent economic downturn than those who have attended college. Four out of every five jobs lost
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Interview with Dr. Mark Musch

Sep 13th, 2012 | By

  Dr. Mark Musch has helped many Lewis students achieve their goal of completing their degree.  Dr. Musch has been a part of the Lewis community since 2004 and has taught over 40 Pathophysiology courses. Dr. Musch obtained his PhD in 1983 in Pharmacology/Physiology from University of Chicago. Below you will find a short discussion on his views of adult  students and Lewis overall.       Q. What encouraged you to teach at Lewis? A. Friends who taught in the program thought I would enjoy the experience and be a good facilitator.   Q. What do you consider the best feature of your favorite course? A. The students, the RN’s in this program are astonishing, curious and knowledgeable, many life experiences to add to the course, I learn each time I teach it. Q. What is your favorite artist or genre of music? why? A. Motown is my favorite type of music, too many amazing artists
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Meet our Alumni – Ashley Gloster

Sep 6th, 2012 | By
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A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. We wonder how many words a video is worth! Please click on the link below to view and listen to the experiences of a Business Administration graduate, Ashley Gloster (’11). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O4t0Mt2xG0 Tweet

Joyce Dawkins, Graduate and Alpha Sigma Lambda Member

Aug 30th, 2012 | By
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I was born and raised on the West Side of Chicago. I enjoy cooking, volunteering, traveling and reading. I am the mother of 2 beautiful children; TJ & Joyre. I am an adult student who returned to college 19 years later only to excel to heights I could not have imagined. In 2007 when I was laid off my job of 12 years, I didn’t hesitate to pray and ask God for direction. My desire over the years had been to complete my college education, but when I continued to earn more and more money, the desire for obtaining my degree was suppressed way back in my mind. Being laid off was the opportunity for God to give me the desire of my heart, it was the opportunity for me to trust him and trust that my being laid off was not a punishment, but a gentle push to get
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Deadline to Apply for Fall Graduation: September 12th!

Aug 30th, 2012 | By
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FALL GRADS…APPLY FOR GRADUATION!   If you are prepared to graduate in 2014, the deadline to apply for graduation for December is September 12th.  Do not miss your opportunity, apply today! Here is a link to our website page that houses the application, required criteria and instructions… http://lewisu.edu/admissions/graduation/index.htm       Tweet

Shawn Phelan, Graduate and Alpha Sigma Lambda Member

Aug 21st, 2012 | By
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Shawn Phelan Biography When I was a young child, I struggled with school. My parents were told I had a learning disability, so they took the school’s advice and gave me the extra help that they thought that I needed. Later, this was a decision that my parents would regret. My parents tried their hardest for me to improve my grades with after school learning activities, summer tutoring, sylvan learning center and all of the help the school offered; but none of the help that I received improved my grades. By the time I was in High School, my grades had suffered greatly. The grades I was receiving were C’s and D’s, with the occasional B. My freshman year, I was not paying attention in school because I was more interested in getting into trouble. My parents pulled me out of the public schools and put me into a private
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