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COVID Update - Vaccine State Mandate Lifted
On Wednesday, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker rescinded Section 4 of Executive Order 2021-22 , which mandated that all higher education students enrolled in on-campus classes and all university personnel participating in on-campus activities receive a COVID-19 Vaccination. As a result, the following COVID-19 mitigation policies and procedures for Lewis University are in place and effective immediately.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Microbial Research Brings Colombian Students to Lewis Soil
Eight students from Lewis University and Universidad De La Salle in Bogota, Colombia participated in a weeklong experience, Microbial Community Analysis of Soil Samples.   “One of the best experiences of my life, I expanded my knowledge and expectations about my future studying and as a future environmental and sanitary engineer,” Universidad De La Salle student Karen González Peńa commented.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Foreign Language Program Selected to Teach ROTC Cadets
Lewis University Foreign Language Program was awarded a $355,000 Project Global Officer (Project GO) grant from the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO of the U.S. Department of Defense.   Lewis University, the Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania and the University of Georgia were selected to provide domestic eight-week intensive proficiency-based instruction in  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Softball Has 13 Easton/NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes
The Lewis University softball team had 13 players named Easton/National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar Athletes the NFCA announced Tuesday (Aug. 2). The Flyers also earned the Easton Team GPA award. Carrie Anderson  (Roscoe, Ill./Hononegah Community),  Meghan Bontrager  (Milford, Ind./Northridge),  Evie Calderon  (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young),  Delaney Garden  (Carpentersville,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Pledges to Prepare Future Educators with Tech Skills
Lewis University’s Department of Education recently signed the EPPs for Digital Equity and Transformation Pledge , committing to prepare educators with the skills to successfully use technology for learning in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms.   “Thoughtful and responsible technology use helps increase equity across a variety of educational settings. We look forward to furthering the  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Apply Today for a Lewis MSW or PMHNP Program
Apply today for the Lewis University Master in Social Work (MSW) or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. A $10,000 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Grant is available for Lewis University MSW or PMHNP students who are in their advanced year clinical internship. The grant is offered through the U. S. Health Resources  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

LUPD Partners with Will County State’s Attorney
Lewis University now has two Flock Safety cameras operating on its Romeoville campus, thanks to a collaboration with Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow . The State’s Attorney matched Lewis University Police Department ’s investment of $2,500 for the purchase of two Flock Safety cameras. On July 29, Glasgow presented a check to Lewis University President Dr. David Livingston and Chief Zegadlo.   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

'Confluence' Art Exhibit on Display June 20-August 12
Lewis University will host an art exhibition by artist Jeannine Hill-Soldner. The representational painter explores layers of color and meaning inspired by the visual fragments of everyday life in the exhibit "Confluence" . The show will be on display from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily and runs from June 20 – August 12 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Save the Date! 6th Annual Mass of the Holy Spirit
Please mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, which will take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 11:15 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall. A reception will follow. As is our tradition, to facilitate participation by faculty, staff, and students, 11:00 a.m. classes are canceled on this day. All are welcome to celebrate, regardless of faith tradition,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Larry Hill Explains 40-Year High Inflation Rate
Dr. Larry Hill, professor of economics at Lewis University, recently offered some explanation for the 40-year high inflation rate in the United States. In his latest Economic Memo,  40-Year High Inflation is Not a Surprise , he attributes it to Demand-Pull Inflation and Cost-Push Inflation. Visit to read about it.     [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Wei Chen Weighs In on Economy
Dr. Wei Chen, associate dean in the College of Business and professor of economics, recently provided insight on the current causes of inflation for the Herald News in a series about the economy. He is cited in " A Look at Why Prices are Up in Will County – and How You Can Cope ."   [COMMENTS(0)

Fitzpatrick Hall Demolition Makes Way for Campus Core
The revitalization of the core of campus will take a big, first step forward with the demolition of Fitzpatrick Hall beginning the week of July 11. Fitzpatrick has been a popular residence hall and has housed thousands of students over the years. However, it has reached the end of its useful structural life. The area created by the removal of Fitzpatrick will provide for a greatly expanded outdoor  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Foster Grandparents Connects with Social Work Students
Herald News recently featured Lewis University's participation in the Joliet Diocese Catholic Charities' Foster Grandparent program, " Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet, Connects Seniors and Kids Through its Foster Grandparent Program ." Lewis University started participating in the Foster Grandparent program in 2020 since students and seniors couldn't visit classrooms  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Adopts New Emergency Alert System
As part of Lewis University’s ongoing commitment to campus safety, the Lewis University Campus Emergency Planning Team recently upgraded the university's emergency notification system.   Lewis University is now utilizing Rave Mobile Safety to distribute emergency messages to our community in a timely manner. The new service provides additional methods of notification beyond the previous calls,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

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