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Illinois Supreme Court Justice Speaks Oct. 11 in Romeoville

All are invited to hear “An Overview of the Illinois Courts” by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lisa Holder White at 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 11 in room AS-158-A on the Lewis University Romeoville campus.  The Lewis University alumna , who is the first Black woman to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court earned her political science bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Lewis University, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law. She was sworn into the role on July 7 and appointed to serve on the Illinois Supreme Court through December 2, 2024.  The presentation is part of Justice Holder White’s October 11-12 visit to the Romeoville campus hosted by the Lewis University Political Science Department. During her time on campus, she will be talking with students and faculty.  Justice Lisa Holder White began her career as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Macon County before going into private practice while also serving as an Assistant Public Defender for Macon County. In 2001, Justice Holder White was sworn in as an Associate Judge in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, the first Black Judge in the circuit. In 2008, she became a Circuit Judge, having been appointed to the position by the Illinois Supreme Court to fill a retirement vacancy, and in 2010, was elected to the position. Judge White was sworn in on January 14, 2013, as the first Black Justice on the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District. In 2014, she was elected to the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District.  This event is being presented as a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. A portion of the Arts & Ideas events is sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. Please contact  for further information.    [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Morgan and Haber Selected for USA Men's U21Training Team
Twenty-one of the United States top U21 men's volleyball athletes have been selected to the U.S. Men's U21 National Training Team and Lewis men's volleyball players  Tyler Morgan  (Dike, Iowa/New Hartford) and  Daniel Haber  (Remsenburg, NY/Westhampton Beach) are apart of that group. The team is currently practicing for the 2022 U21 Pan American Cup at the National Team Training Center in Anaheim,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Homeland Security Awards Another Grant to How2INFORM Project
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded a $157,707 grant to Lewis University Justice, Law, and Public Safety department’s media literacy and online critical thinking initiative, How2INFORM .  The DHS Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant was requested based on the previous DHS funding for the Lewis University student project, How2INFORM.  The TVTP grant will fund the  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

COVID-19 Bivalent Boosters Available on Romeoville Campus
 Stay healthy this fall and help our Lewis community do so as well. Stay up to date with communicable disease vaccinations. Together with local Westmont Pharmacy, the Lewis University Department of Nursing will be offering both annual flu and COVID-19 Bivalent boosters on the Romeoville campus for Lewis University students, faculty, and staff.  To be eligible for the updated COVID-19 booster,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

See American Civil War Reenactment Depictions Until Oct.23
"Distant Drum" by artist William Blake will be on display from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily and runs from October 3-23 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The exhibit is free and open to the public. A reception and Gallery Talk will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, at the gallery, which is also free and open to the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Oct. 18 Lecture Addresses Suburban Segregation
“Segregated suburbs reconfigured American politics, culture, and society,” says Paige Glotzer, Assistant Professor of the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The national expert will elaborate on her thoughts with her presentation “Segregated Suburbs and the History of the United States” 2:00 p.m. on October 18 in the Convocation Hall at Lewis University in Romeoville. The  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

#15 Women’s Volleyball Records 3rd Straight Conference Sweep
The No. 15 Lewis University women's volleyball team recorded their third straight Great Lakes Valley Conference sweep as the Flyers defeated the University of Indianapolis 3-0, at Ruth Lilly Fitness Center on Friday (Sept. 22) TEAM RECORDS No. 15 Lewis (11-4, 3-0 GLVC) | Indianapolis (7-6, 1-1 GLVC) LEWIS LEADERS Kills:   Megan Schlechte  (Strasburg, Ill./Stewardson-Strasburg) (10),   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Discuss Race, Place, Migration, Incarceration Oct. 21-22
Activists, artists, practitioners, scholars, students, as well as formerly incarcerated and others are convening October 21-22 at Lewis University in Romeoville for “Confines of Place: The Intersections of Race, Place, Migration and Mass Incarceration as Legacies of American Slavery.” Visit to register. The gathering will illuminate lived experiences, research, visual  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Honored as a Best Regional University and Best Value
Once again, Lewis University has been recognized by several ranking institutions for its quality education and value. U.S. News & World Report,, and all selected Lewis University as a top University in the nation and Illinois.  U. S. News & World Report honored Lewis University as of the Top 25 Best Regional Universities in the Midwest. In the last year, Lewis University decreased  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Gharoie Ahangar Global Economy Paper Accepted at Conference
The Decision Sciences Institute recently accepted a paper by Dr. Reza Gharoie Ahangar, assistant professor of business analytics , for its 53rd Annual Conference. The paper is titled “Inflation-Vaccine Ratio and Macroeconomic Factors of Global Economy".   [COMMENTS(0)

Mark Swain Judges Naperville Fine Art Show
Mark Swain, professor of art, recently served as one of four judges (2-2D and 2-3D) for the Naperville Riverwalk Fine Art Fair presented by the Naperville Fine Art Center & Gallery/Naperville Art League. The September 17-18 exhibit featured over 100 artists.     [COMMENTS(0)

Mark Swain Art Exhibition is Open at Concordia-Chicago
“Unseen Data” by Mark Swain is the first exhibit of the 2022-23 school year for the Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago. The art exhibit is free and open to the public until Oct. 18. A reception with the artist will be held in the gallery Sunday, Sept. 25 from 2-4 p.m., with an artist’s talk at 3 p.m. Using oil on concrete, Swain’s tactile, luminescent paintings reveal representational  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

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