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Lewis and St Augustine Complete First Step of Merger
With the approval of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission, St. Augustine College has joined Lewis University as of December 1, 2023. This exciting step forward brings together two historically significant institutions and maximizes their ability to advance  [MORE

Students Present at Lewis CoESS Conference
Mental health counseling, information on graduate school, and organizational leadership were just a few of the highlights from the November 28 College of Education and Social Sciences Conference at Lewis University in Romeoville. The conference’s keynote addresses focused on Higher Education and  [MORE

Track and Field Open Season 11 NCAA Qualifying Performances
The Lewis University's women's and men's track and field teams competed at the first Annual PNW Classic at the Gately Indoor Track and Field Complex in Chicago Friday (Dec. 1) as well as at the SVSU Holiday Open at Saginaw Valley State University Friday-Saturday (Dec. 1-2). The Flyers had 11 NCAA  [MORE

Lincoln Academy Honors Morgan Jennings for Her Historic Work
The Lincoln Academy of Illinois honored Lewis University student Morgan Jennings as a 2023 Student Laureate. In the spirit of Abraham Lincoln, Student Laureates are honored for their leadership and service on campus and beyond in pursuing humanity's betterment and for excellence in curricular and extracurricular  [MORE]  [PHOTO

Partnership Exhibit Opening at Joliet Area Historical Museum
38 Miles North and South from Chicago: A Comparative Look at African American History in Lake Forest and Joliet, will be at the Joliet Area Historical Museum from November 30 to December 16. The exhibit focuses on two communities often seen as on the periphery of Chicago, yet they emerge as independent  [MORE

Innovation Hub Relaunches with Ribbon Cutting
Lewis University celebrated the relaunch of its Innovation Hub with a ribbon cutting on November 7 on its Romeoville campus.   Romeoville Mayor John Noak, John Wightkin, coordinator of Innovation Hub and Stahl Center for Entrepreneurship, Ryan Butt, dean of the College of Business, and Amna Tasneem  [MORE

Senior Student Art on Display December 7-18 in Art Gallery
The Senior Capstone Art Exhibition will take place December 7-18 at the Wadsworth Family Gallery on Lewis University’s Romeoville campus. The exhibit will be free and open to the public from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. Shawnton Brown, Alondra De La Torre, Jasmine Fairbanks and Anabel Garcia Silva are  [MORE

WLRA Annual 24-Hour Christmas Music Broadcast Begins Nov. 23
Listen to holiday music   24 hours a day, seven days a week November 23- January 1 on WLRA Radio . Listeners can tune into the student-run radio station at 88.1 FM,  online , and at iTunes, Google Play, and iHeartRadio. The WLRA Christmas programming will feature sacred, traditional, contemporary  [MORE

Sartell Awarded Wabash Center Experiential Learning Grant
Dr. Elizabeth Sartell, assistant professor in the Theology department at Lewis University , received a Wabash Center Grant for her project, “Calligraphy & Creativity in the Classroom.” The grant will provide funding to incorporate arts-based experiential learning into her classroom. The $5,000 grant  [MORE]  [PHOTO

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