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Lewis University Rises to Top 20 in U.S. News Rankings

Lewis University has achieved its highest ranking in U.S. News & World Report moving up three places to become a Top 20 Regional University - Midwest. “This ranking reflects Lewis University’s progress in becoming a leading Catholic university in the Midwest. Our future-focused and innovative academic programs create graduates who are master learners, who are able to adapt and thrive in the ever-changing demands,” Dr. David Livingston, president of Lewis University, said. Higher peer assessment scores and improved graduation rates along with a growing percentage of freshmen in the top 25 percent of their high school class contributed to the increased ranking of Lewis University. “Our students and their success in getting into graduate school and entering the career field of their dreams is our number one priority. Their success is why Lewis University is becoming so highly regarded externally,” Raymond Kennelly, senior vice president for Enrollment Management, added. In addition to being in the Top 20 of the 2019 U.S. News Best Regional University – Midwest list, Lewis University is also included on 2019 Best Value Schools, 2019 A+ Schools for B Students and 2019 Best Colleges for Veterans. Visit for more information on the rankings.    [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Future of Nursing Leads ANA-Illinois Policy Conference Talk
Find out about current regulatory and policy efforts of the American Nurses Association – Illinois and how it will impact the future of nursing during the ANA-Illinois Policy Conference at Lewis University in Romeoville. The conference will be held from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Center, located at 101 Airport Road in Romeoville. Continuing Education credits  [MORE]  [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)

Historic $5 Million Gift Will Enhance STEM at Lewis
Former Lewis University Chair of the Board of Trustees Russ Smyth and his wife Dawn have made an historic investment in Lewis University as they have pledged to gift more than $5 million to the new College of Aviation, Science and Technology. This largest gift from a living individual in school history will serve the growing number of students in STEM programs and enhance Lewis University’s national  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Woodrow Wilson, WWI Lecture Series is in September / October
The traveling “pop-up” exhibit, "Woodrow Wilson and the Great War," comes to Lewis University September 19-October 2. Located in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Gallery, the exhibit examines the presidency of Woodrow Wilson and marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Four public programs accompany the exhibit each 2 p.m. • Wednesday, September 19: Gallery Talk by Lance  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Free Pace Express Service from Chicago to Lewis Begins
Lewis University students, faculty and staff now have a free option to travel from Chicago to the university’s Romeoville campus. Beginning August 13, Pace Route 754 Lewis University – CTA Blue Line Clinton Station Express will provide weekday service. This Pace route is available free of charge for all Lewis students, faculty and staff with a university ID or a Ventra card. At 7:30 a.m. each weekday  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Princeton Review Names Lewis on Best Midwestern List
Lewis University again has been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review. Lewis is included among its "Best Midwestern" recommended schools in the "2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website feature at . “Lewis University has been distinguished as a leader in academic innovation that creates graduates who are master learners,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Fall Graduate Counseling Symposium is September 26
Find out ways to improve student attendance, implement restorative justice and provide college and career readiness from the American School Counselor Association 2018 School Counselor of the Year Kirsten Perry. Perry and Karla Hoinkes, ISCA 2018 Counselor Advocate of the Year, Honorable Mention, and an alumna of Lewis University School Counseling Program, are keynote presenters at "Challenges  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Woodrow Wilson and the Great War Exhibit is Open
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I’s conclusion, the Lewis University History Center, Naper Settlement and Give Something Back collaborated on a traveling exhibit, “Woodrow Wilson and the Great War.” This exhibit examines the Great War, which was fought from 1914-1918, and the presidency of Woodrow Wilson during this catastrophic global event. From July 26-December 22, it will  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Enjoy Music and Comedy in Fall 2018 Performing Arts Series
Lewis University will host a variety of performances as part of the Fall 2018 Arts & Ideas Performing Arts Series. All events are located on the University’s main campus in Romeoville. Admission is free and open to the public with seating on a first come, first served basis. Doors open a half hour prior to the performance. The first performance, the Aionios Trio will present an evening of chamber  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Art Gallery Releases Fall 2018 Exhibit Schedule
As part of the Fall 2018 Gallery Events, artwork by three contemporary artists as well as the Lewis University student Senior Capstone Art Exhibition will be on display at the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The exhibit, free and available to the public, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The first exhibition, "Doni Doni,"  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Apply Today for a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Lewis University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions is accepting applications for a cohort for the new Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in the fall of 2019. The newest of Lewis University graduate offerings, the degree is a 76-credit hour program that will provide students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to assist those with developmental, physical,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” Ensues at PLT
Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) kicks off its academic year of theatre with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang opens September 28 and runs through October 7. Durang, the prolific author of comedies such as Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You,  [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)