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Register Now for October 23 Si Se Puede Conference

Latinx high school students and their families can prepare for life after they earn a high school diploma with the October 23 Sí Se Puede Conference at the Lewis University main campus in Romeoville. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, high school students and families can access tools for educational success with college and other career options. The annual conference empowers and motivates students to pursue higher education, encourages them to overcome barriers, understand that they can achieve their goals, and expose students to a myriad of educational and career paths. Dr. Joanna Maravilla, assistant professor of Educational Leadership – ESL Program at Lewis University, will start off the day with an inspiring keynote address. The first-generation college student earned her undergraduate degree in Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS). Marvilla recently completed her doctoral degree in the Curriculum Studies program at UIC, where she examined the impact of curriculum and language ideologies on the success of Latinx students in public education. She was previously the Refugee and Immigrant Students Advocate within the Office of Language and Cultural Education - CPS. Outside of her professional endeavors, Joanna helped co-found and is chair of The Anhelo Project, a non-profit organization providing scholarships to undocumented college students. Since 2010, the Anhelo Project has raised over $250,000 and has awarded over 60 scholarships to students from across Illinois. The Si Se Puede conference sessions will be offered in English and Spanish, and include Admissions Review, Financial Aid Information and Multicultural Student Services. The workshops will cover: Financial Aid and How to Pay for College? How Does My Student stay Healthy and Safe at College? How Do I Get into College? Supporting our Latinx Students and Families Hear the Journey of Lewis University Students and Graduates The conference is free and open to the public. To register, visit for more information.      This yearly event is a partnership between Lewis University faculty, staff, students and additional advocates for higher education, such as Junior Achievement. The Si Se Puede Conference was named after the phrase ¡Si Se Puede! or Yes You Can! This persuasive motto was exclaimed by civil rights leaders Dolores Huerta and the late Cesar E. Chavez to motivate the migrant farmworkers in their   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Chicago Society of Artists Exhibition is Until October 22
Lewis University will host an art exhibition "As We See It" by members of the Chicago Society of Artists (CSA) which includes painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, linocut, encaustic, and mixed media. The show will be on display from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily and runs until October 22 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The exhibit  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Online Health Information Management Degree is Now Available
Now is the time to begin your health information management career as future opportunities look promising. The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates the job outlook projected growth of medical and health services managers to be 32 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, with a median annual wage of $104,280 in May 2020. Individuals interested in pursuing this  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Program Explores Civil Rights in Our Backyard
The Lewis University History Department and the College of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Communications invite the public to the Fall 2021 James and Mary Clare Sczepaniak Endowed Lecture at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 26 in Lewis University’s Saint Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall. The panel presentation is entitled: “Unvarnished: Civil Rights in Our Backyards.” The panelists are part of a  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

National Organizations Recognize Lewis University
The annual nationwide rankings of colleges and universities have been released and U.S News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Washington Monthly and Forbes rank Lewis University as one of the best universities in the Midwest. U.S. News & World Report included Lewis University on several of its rankings. Regional Universities Midwest #19 Best Colleges for Veterans - Regional Universities  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Flyers Headed to Postseason Ranked #16, #18
With the regular season in the books, Lewis' men's and women's cross country teams will enter the postseason ranked No. 16 and No. 18, respectively, in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association's national polls. Both teams finished second last weekend at the Lewis Conference Crossover. The women had three runners finish in the top 20 led by Kassday Learn who finished sixth while   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Thomas ''Fly Guy'' Likens Virtual Reality Lab is Open
Lewis University students now have a new way of learning with the recently opened Thomas "Fly Guy" Likens Virtual Reality Lab on its Romeoville campus. Lewis University held a ribbon cutting and open house for the Thomas "Fly Guy" Likens Virtual Reality Lab September 9. “Let's take learning to the next level. This lab is about supporting Lewis students to do something brilliant,” said Scott Likens  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Welcomes New Students this Fall
Lewis University welcomed more than 1,500 new students to campus this fall to bring its total enrollment to approximately 6,200 students representing 44 states and 64 countries. These incoming students are contributing to the growing ethnic and geographic diversity of Lewis with 40 percent identifying as students of color. “Our most recent group of incoming students have shown unique resilience  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Marks 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks
“Nothing even comes close to what happened on September 11, 2001,” said Eric Wilson of WTVO in Rockford as he welcomed those gathered for a 9/11 20th Anniversary Commemoration September 9 at Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill.  “I saw the second plane, and then everything changed,” the Lewis University alumnus remembered. “We will never forget,” declared Brother Pierre St. Raymond, FSC,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Illinois Arts Council Grant Brings LYNX Project to Lewis
Join Lewis University for a unique evening of music and listen to individuals whose voices are valuable but so rarely heard. The LYNX Project , a nonprofit art song organization that celebrates diverse voices through newly commissioned song and connects communities through inclusive concerts and innovative educational programming, is presenting its Amplify Series at 7:30 p.m. on February 21, 2022,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

ROTC, Military, Veteran Students Enjoy New Community Space
“Unfortunately, many veteran students still miss out on the traditional college experience, they kind of see their time here as more of a clock in, clock out, you know, a situation they're coming, they're doing their classes and they're going home,” said Scott Inskeep, assistant director of Lewis University Veterans Affairs & Recruitment. He’s confident that a recent gift from Kathleen Springer  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Weekly COVID-19 Testing Available on Romeoville Campus
Illinois mandates all students enrolled in on campus classes and university personnel need to be vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing . Unvaccinated Lewis University students and personnel must submit their weekly COVID-19 test results to the  LewisU App  BEFORE 6:00 p.m. on Thursday of each week. Submitted results should be from tests administered no earlier than Sunday prior to the Thursday  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

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