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Lewis University Ranks Among Best Online Master's Programs

Lewis University was included in five of the 2022 Best Online Master’s Degree Program rankings at usnews.com/online , placing the programs in the top 215 programs in the nation. Designed for learners looking to complete or further their education, the rankings evaluate more than 1,600 online bachelor's and master's degree programs that are designed to be administered online. U.S. News remains the only publication to comprehensively evaluate online degrees at the program level rather than the school level. The rankings are based on indicators such as student services and technology, faculty credentials, and student engagement, using data collected directly from each institution. Only degree-granting programs that are offered primarily online by regionally accredited institutions were considered, and the programs that score the highest are those applying educational best practices specific for distance learners. Lewis University’s Master of Criminal Justice program was placed in the top 64-81 Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice Programs. The Lewis University program offers either a criminal justice or security studies track 100 percent online as well as in-person. Lewis University was considered to be in the top 65-85 of Best Online Master's in Information Technology Programs. Lewis University provides a master’s Computer Science program in-person and online , a master’s Data Science program in-person and online , as well as a master’s Cybersecurity program in-person and online . They offer concentrations that lead to a variety of in-demand technology certifications that give students more focused credentials and skillsets. Lewis University’s Master of Nursing program earned a ranking of 82 on the Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs list. Students learn how to design and execute complex healthcare strategies for a rapidly changing healthcare environment. They can choose specialization options based on career goals - Nursing Education, Healthcare Systems Leadership, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, or School Nurse. Lewis University Graduate School of Management programs placed in the 123 spot of the Best Online Master's in Business Programs (non-MBA) list. Master’s programs include Business Analytics, Finance, Organizational Leadership, Project Management. Lewis University’s Master of   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

COVID-19 Update - Booster & Testing Requirements, Events
The first week of classes is almost complete. Your efforts in mitigating COVID-19 are appreciated and important for us to have a healthy semester on campus. Please stay home if you are experiencing symptoms, whether you are vaccinated or not, and contact our Lewis University COVID-19 Hotline Team. Have you done these COVID-19 mitigation requirements yet? Submit  The Flyers Promise & Student  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Students Return to Rome
The Roman Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the St. Peter’s Basilica: all of these are the classroom of 14 Lewis University students as they participate January 28 - April 23 in the university’s Rome Program at the Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE) in Rome. The students live in the Generalate, the motherhouse of the De La Salle Christian Brothers in Rome, Italy. Its extensive grounds  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Wind Chill Advisory for January 25/26
The National Weather Service issued a Wind Chill Advisory from 8 p.m. this evening until noon Wednesday. This particular Wind Chill Advisory means that wind chills as low as 25 below zero are expected which could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as few as 30 minutes. Please use caution while driving to and from our Illinois campuses. Limit exposure outdoors and dress appropriately for the cold.   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Martinez Earns NSF Grant for Pedagogical Technologies Study
Dr. Gina Martinez, associate professor of computer engineering , received a $206,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and study novel pedagogical technologies that support the formation of 21st-century engineers. With this grant, Martinez plans to integrate Internet-of-Things and state-of-the-art software algorithms to build and study the impact of ambient and automated classroom  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women Take 2nd, Men 4th at Sean Brady Alumni Invitational
Lewis University's men's and women's track and field teams returned to the track on Saturday with the women posting a second place finish while the men were fourth at the Sean Brady Alumni Invitational hosted by Trine University in Angola, Ind. The women recorded 20 top ten finishes including four event wins and five second place finishes. The men had 20 top ten finishes including two event wins  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Flyers Cruise to Senior Day Victory Over Maryville
Lewis University's men's and women's swimming teams wrapped up their dual meet schedule defeating Maryville on Saturday afternoon at the Lewis Swimming Pool. The 25th ranked Flyer men defeated the Saints 174-50 while the women won 176-58. On the women's side, Lewis won 11 of the 14 events and had three swimmers win two events.  Kiara Barnes  (Cape Town, South Africa/) was the winner in the 1,000  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Hosts 5th Annual High School Art Invitational
Lewis University hosted its fifth annual High School Art Invitational January 6-14 in the Wadsworth Family Gallery on its Romeoville Campus. Local area high school students from eight high schools were featured in the show with 36 works of art consisting of mixed media, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, etching, and digital illustration. Best in Show was awarded to Adam Jackson of  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Men’s Hoops Extends Win Streak to Five
Rust, what rust? Lewis University's men's basketball team, playing its first game in nearly month, extended its win streak to five with a 76-68 win over Lindenwood on Monday evening at Neil Carey Arena. The Flyers improve to 5-5, 3-0 GLVC while the Lions drop to 6-9, 2-5 GLVC. The first half was the  Atakan Sahinkaya  (Istanbul, Turkey/Perkiomen School) and  Anthony  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Over 160 Receive Booster Shots on Romeoville Campus
There were several opportunities for COVID-19 testing and vaccine booster clinics for Lewis University students, faculty, and staff January 10-18 on the Lewis University Romeoville Campus. More than the 768 PCR COVID-19 tests were administered to students, faculty, and staff the week of January 10. Testing opportunities continue from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday in Memorial Hall on our Romeoville  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Mwanga Signs To Play Professionally With Olympias Lympion
Lewis University's  Jimmy Mwanga  (Dublin, Ireland/CBS Lucan) recently signed a contract to play professionally with Olympias Lympion, a Cyprus Football Club, based in Lympia, Cyprus. The club finished second last season in the third division and was promoted to second division for this season.   Mwanga led the Flyers in scoring this past fall with 21 points tallying seven goals and seven assists.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Helm Continues Sharing Expertise With Community
Dr. Katherine Helm provided a training "Introduction to Couples Counseling" for pre-licensed professionals at the Inner Courage Counseling Center in December 2021. The director of graduate programs in counseling and professor of psychology was the expert interviewer for the APA Telehealth Video Series on "Positive Psychotherapy" where she interviewed Dr. Tayyab Rashid for a training video on positive  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Drs. Muench and White Chapbook Up For Best of Chicago
The recently published chapbook by Drs. Simone Muench, English professor, and Jackie White, professor emeritus, is currently being voted on for The Chicago Reader’s Annual “Best of Chicago” series. Hex & Howl is in the category “Best New Poetry Collection by a Chicagoan.” Also, Muench's reading series  Sunday Reading Series at Hungry Brain  is also up for Best Chicago Reading Series.   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Harsy Publishes on Graph Theoretical Modeling of DNA
Dr. Amanda Harsy published an article, " Graph Theoretical Modeling of DNA as a Vehicle for a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience ," in a special, invitation-only issue of The Mathematics Enthusiast on Mathematics Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE).   The   Mathematics Enthusiast  (TME) is an eclectic internationally circulated peer-reviewed journal that focuses on mathematics  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

COESS Faculty Share Education and Self Care Expertise
Dr. Hyeseong Lee, assistant professor of elementary education, published two articles: Lee, H., Yeo, S., & Han, J. (2022). Challenges and efforts of achieving equity beyond gifted education: Implications from mathematics education.  Gifted Child Quarterly .  66 (2), 139-141.  https://doi.org/10.1177/00169862211037951   Lee, H., Gentry, M., & Maeda, Y (2022). Validity evidence of the  HOPE  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

No. 25 Lewis Men’s Swimming Sweeps Tri-Meet
Lewis University's 25th ranked men's swimming team swept its tri-meet at Olivet Nazarene on Saturday in Bourbonnais, Ill. The Flyers knocked off the host Tigers 194-78 and Davenport 185-76. The Flyers won 12 of the 15 events in the tri and were led by  Ari Kissel  (Berlin, Germany/) who recorded three individual event wins and was member of the winning 200 free relay.  Jackson Mugg  (Cheyenne,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Athletics Cancels Fifth Annual Flyer Red Dinner
Lewis University Athletics announced on Friday (Jan. 21) that the Fifth Annual Flyer Red Dinner scheduled for Thursday, March 17 at the Bolingbrook Country Club has been canceled due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.   [COMMENTS(0)

Flyers Place 10th at ISBPA Midwest Collegiate Classic
The Lewis University women's bowling team placed 10th out of 57 teams Sunday at the Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association (ISBPA)/Kegel Midwest Collegiate Classic at Stardust Bowl.  The Flyers were in 19th place after Saturday after a 4,576 total through five traditional games, but came back Sunday with a 3,860 in 20 baker games, the 7th highest total of the day and a 193 average. They  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Flyers Defeat Lindenwood 73-68 to Snap Three-Game Skid
Lewis University's women's basketball team snapped its three-game losing streak with a 73-68 win over Lindenwood on Monday evening at Neil Carey Arena. The Flyers improve to 4-9, 2-3 GLVC while the Lions fall to 7-6, 4-2 GLVC. Lewis scored the first bucket of the game on a layup by  Taylor Gugliuzza  (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way West) but Lindenwood ran off nine straight to take its largest lead  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

CBS2 Chicago Reports on Hospital Incentives for Nurses
Senior nursing student Kristin Kavalauskas and Jennifer Schoenheider, former co-president of the Student Nurses Association who earned her degree in December, were recently interviewed by CBS2 Chicago about how hospitals are offering signing bonuses, incentives and unique programs for graduating students. CBS2 Chicago's  Tara Molina  reported " Near Breaking Point In COVID-19 Pandemic, Hospitals  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Athletic Event Attendance Policy Revised for January
The Lewis University Athletic Department, in conjunction with Lewis University administration announced on Tuesday (Jan. 11) temporary revisions to its attendance policy for athletic events on campus during the month of January as part of its ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The updated policy will go into effect beginning with the men's volleyball match against Maryville on  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

COVID Update - Testing, Face Coverings are Helping
Together, through our collective individual efforts, we are minimizing COVID’s impact on our community. Thank you to all who submitted  The Flyers Promise & Student Acknowledgement , your vaccination status, booster information, and testing results. We appreciate all those who are staying home if they are sick. Your proactiveness and compliance with our additional COVID-19 mitigations this semester  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)


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