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Cyber Defense Team in Top 10 of International Competition

During the first week of July, the Lewis University Cyber Defense Team finished in the Top 10 of the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge 2020 hosted by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the Atlantic Council. Competing team members in this challenge include Jocelyn Murray, Kritika Goyal, Andrew Milligan and Aiden Fifer. The team is coached by Matt Kwiatkowski, deputy chief information security officer at Argonne National Laboratory and adjunct instructor. In order to move onto the semi-finals, the team presented to a panel of judges including the Deputy Head for the Office of the Special Envoy for Cyber Foreign and Security Policy Swiss at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. Unfortunately, the team’s presentation in the semi-finals wasn’t enough to move onto the finals. The Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge is a competition designed to provide higher education students with a deeper understanding of the policy challenges associated with an escalating cyber incident and potential cyber conflict. During the competition, teams respond to a realistic, evolving cybersecurity incident and analyze the threats posed to national, international, and private sector interests.    [COMMENTS(0)

Seven Swimmers Named to CSCAA Scholar All-America Team
The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) named 1,479 swimmers and divers to its Scholar All-America Team for the 2019-2020 season. The award recognizes students who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and were invited to compete at their respective national championship. Selections were drawn from 209 colleges and universities. Lewis was well-represented on the  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Adopts Test-Optional Admissions Policy for Fall 2021
Lewis University has adopted a test-optional admission policy for incoming freshmen applying for the Fall 2021 semester as a result of significant disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The test-optional policy means that high school students applying for admission to Lewis University for fall 2021 will not be required to submit standardized test scores from the ACT or SAT to gain admission  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Flyers Earn NTCA Academic Award; 5 Individuals Also Honored
The National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) announced last week that five members of the Lewis University women's bowling team earned All-Academic recognition for the 2019-20 school year. The Flyers also earned the team award. The team award goes to all teams that earned a GPA of 3.2 or better. The Flyers had a cumulative GPA of 3.3347, marking the second consecutive year Lewis received the  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University’s Continued Commitment to DREAMer Students
We were very pleased with the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. The DACA program provides legal protection and work authorization for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, including large numbers of college students. DACA has positively affected the lives of more than 800,000 DREAMers  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Has a Best Business Analytics Online Master’s Degree
The Lewis University Business Analytics Master’s degree program is ranked the No. 3 Online Master’s in Business Analytics program in the U.S. and Best in the Midwest by . Lewis University College of Business offers the business analytics degree online. Students attain a working knowledge of how to use data intelligence tools for informed and objective decision making. Student find  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Art Exploring Veteran Family at Wartime on Facebook June 25
The Lewis University Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery will host an art exhibition by artist Jeanine Hill-Soldner titled “Portraits and Memories”. The show will be on display on the gallery’s Facebook page ( Lewis University Art Gallery - The Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery ) beginning June 25. The exhibit also was featured at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago. The paintings  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Pace Route 754 Service Suspended for 2020 Fall Semester
For the 2020 Fall Semester, Pace Route 754 Lewis University – CTA Blue Line Clinton Station Express will be suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The weekday Pace route available free of charge for all Lewis University students, faculty and staff with a university ID or a Ventra card will be considered for resumption in January. Pace is Chicagoland's suburban bus and regional paratransit  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Free Hotspot Map Helps Students and Faculty Access Wi-Fi
Illinois state agencies released a wi-Fi  hotspot map  to help students across the state who lack internet access in their homes. The effort was spearheaded by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) along with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), the Office of the Secretary  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Students Honored on 2020 Spring Dean’s List
Just under 1,700 students were honored on the Lewis University Dean's List for the 2020 Spring Semester. To be eligible for this honor, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours during the semester with a grade point average of at least 3.5 and with no "D" or "F" grades. Honored students include Abdelrahman, Noor S. Abellera, Allison Abellera, Megan A.   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Digital Recreation, Summer 2020 is Available Now
Lewis University Student Recreation, Fitness & Wellness is presenting "Digital Recreation, Summer 2020". The programming provides a number of different fitness and intramural options to build and maintain community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Group Fitness:  Free online workout videos Free access for accounts with a email address DownDog (Rated #1 Yoga App)   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Partners with Illinois Virtual School
As the Illinois State Board of Education issued preventative measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, many field experience, aspiring teachers were unable to complete field observation hours in local private and public schools as part of the program. Lewis University's middle and secondary education faculty began to explore other options and reached out to Illinois Virtual School. IVS is an approved  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Registration Open for Annual Flyer Athletics Golf Outing
The Lewis University Athletics Department will be hosting its 40th Annual Flyer Athletics Fund Golf Outing on Friday, July 31 at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club. Registrations for the event are now open. Each registration includes 18 holes of golf on Course #1 or #3, cart, lunch on the course, drink coupons and a Lewis Athletics gift. The scramble format begins at 1 p.m. Cog Hill Golf and Country  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

IL Route 53 Road Improvements Expected Through October
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced safety improvements on Independence Boulevard (Illinois 53) from Renwick Road (Illinois 7) to Murphy Drive, in Romeoville are underway. This area includes the area in front of the Romeoville campus entrance.  The road work will require daily, intermittent lane closures. The project, which consists of shoulder repairs and the installation  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Stay Connected Webinars Continue Through August
The Organizational leadership program is continuing its Stay Connected Webinar series. The Perspectives Series which features interviews and conversations on top topics for today's new organizational environments. The next webinar is on July 1. Register at . July 1 - Is It Okay to Say I'm Burnt Out? Hosted by Adrienne Guerrero of Positive Delta and Marie Pawlak  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Addiction Studies Program Co-Sponsors Telehealth webinar
Addiction professionals can learn the information and skills they need to work with addicted clients during the COVID-19 pandemic with a July 22 webinar "COVID-19 Telehealth: Clinical Collaborations, Sobriety, Mat and Ethical Implications". The Lewis University Addiction Studies Program (ATP) is co-sponsoring this webinar event with the Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals so discounted  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Hamot And Marks Selected To Play In City Of Champions Cup
Former Lewis University pitchers  Pete Hamot  (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove South) and  Blake Marks  (Gardner, Ill./Gardner-South Wilmington) were drafted by the Nerds Herds to play in the inaugural City of Champions Cup at DuPage Medical Group Field in Joliet, Ill., beginning July 16. "How awesome is that for both of those guys," Lewis head baseball coach  Tim McDonough  said. "I'm so happy  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Athletes Set New School-Record for Br. David Delahanty Award
Lewis University student-athletes set a new school record on Monday (April 20) with 233 student-athletes receiving the Br. David Delahanty Award . The previous record of 210 was set in 2017. The Delahanty Award recognizes student-athletes who maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher as of December 31, 2019. In total, 55.4 percent (233 of 420) of the student-athlete population  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Face Covering Policy Update
We continue to have a busy summer making preparations for the fall 2020 semester. I look forward to our return to a range of in-person class meetings with enhanced health measures in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these measures will be the range of now-familiar community care expectations, such as frequent hand-washing, physical distancing, and the use of face coverings.  Our community  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - June 25 Update
On Friday, June 26 the State of Illinois moves to Phase 4 in its Restore Illinois plan. Phase 4 signals that progress is being made with a continued decline in positive tests for COVID-19 and an increase in hospital capacity. Phase 4 enables many organizations to resume more activity with appropriate health protocols in place.  As we continue our gradual return to campus, we will adhere to best  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)