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Mumps Outbreak Update 1-11-19

According to the Will County Health Department, there are now six confirmed, 14 probable, and two suspected cases of the mumps connected to the Lewis University Romeoville Campus. These new cases also change the date of exclusion from our Romeoville campus for those susceptible to the mumps. Students, faculty, and staff who have not submitted proof of immunity to the Lewis University Center for Health & Counseling Services, or those with medical or religious exemptions, are considered susceptible. All those who are considered to be susceptible to mumps should exclude themselves from campus until at least January 26, 2019 . The conclusion date of the incubation period may continue to change based on new information received by the Will County Health Department. Public health officials have recommended all Lewis University students, faculty and staff receive an MMR booster vaccination during this mumps outbreak on the Romeoville campus. A Jewel-Osco Pharmacies pop-up immunization clinic will be available for those who wish to receive a MMR booster from noon - 6 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2019, in the University Dining Room. Individuals should bring their insurance card. Jewel-Osco Pharmacies will be able to provide point-of-service billing with emailed receipts. Most insurance carriers cover this as a preventative benefit. If you do not have insurance, there will be a discounted price for the vaccine of $90. Students, faculty and staff should contact their healthcare provider with any additional healthcare questions or concerns. Please continue to monitor your email and check for updates.    [COMMENTS(0)

Men’s, Women’s Swimming Are CSCAA Scholar All-American
The College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America announced on Tuesday (Jan. 22) that both Lewis University swimming teams were named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America team for the Fall 2018 semester. It's the sixth straight year that both teams have been bestowed the honor with the men holding a grade point average of 3.42 and the women held a 3.17 GPA. For the men, Lewis was one  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Athletics To Host Third Annual Flyer Red Dinner
The third annual Flyer Red Dinner – presented by the Lewis University Athletic Department – will be held on Thursday (March 28) at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oak Brook Terrace at 6:30 p.m. The dinner is a fundraising event to benefit Lewis Flyer Athletics, its 22 teams and more than 400 student-athletes. There will be a cocktail hour to start the night, followed by dinner  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Students Attend Kennedy Center American College Theatre Fest
The Lewis University Theatre Department annually participates in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). A page in each Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) production playbill is devoted to this worthwhile student opportunity. The KCACTF experience offers student artists the opportunity to showcase their work and receive an outside collegiate-level assessment for each production.   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Electrochemical Society Honors Lewis Student Chapter
The Lewis University Student Chapter of the Electrochemical Society was awarded the “Chapter of Excellence” award for the 2018 year. The ECS Outstanding Student Chapter Award recognizes distinguished student chapters that demonstrate active participation in The Electrochemical Society’s technical activities, establish community and outreach activities in the areas of electrochemical and solid  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis is Ranked No. 1 in Illinois by Military Times
Lewis University has been selected for Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2019, ranking number one among private schools in Illinois and 10th among private Colleges and Universities in the nation for 2019. The rankings are based on the results of Military Times’ annual survey of veteran and military student services, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Presents at Illinois High School Theatre Festival
Theatre faculty members Jo Slowik ‘88 and Andrew Nelsen ‘04, along with Lewis students Jessica Plewa and Hannah Krause attended the Illinois High School Theatre Festival 2019, January 10-12 at the University of Illinois. Produced by the Illinois Theatre Association, the festival is the largest and oldest non-competitive high school theatre festival in the world. The 3-day festival takes place  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Named One of Best Colleges for Your Money
Money Magazine recognized Lewis University on its list of Best Colleges for Your Money 2018. Lewis is in the top 36 percent of the ranked schools and is listed as the second best private, mid-sized university in Illinois. Money drew on the research of the nation’s top experts on education quality, financing, and value to develop a uniquely practical analysis of more than 700 of the nation’s best-performing  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Bacon Presents Three-Part Talk Series on Auschwitz
A powerful look at a dark time in history entitled “Saving Lives in Auschwitz: The Prisoners’ Hospital in Buna-Monowitz” is the basis of a three-part book talk series offered by the White Oak Library District and Dr. Ewa Bacon, professor emerita at Lewis University. This profound, true story is based on the life of Bacon’s father, Stefan Budziaszek, M.D. during the Holocaust. A new graduate of  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)