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Donate Today to COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Students

To address the needs of our students during this pandemic, a COVID-19 Emergency Fund has been established to support the unexpected costs due to the extraordinary circumstances of the coronavirus outbreak.  While some people are not in a position to give, many have been asking how they can help.  Lewis University Board of Trustees Chair Kathy Halloran ‘74, has offered to match all gifts to the Lewis University COVID-19 Emergency Fund up to $25,000.  Visit  to learn more about the COVID-19 Emergency Fund and how to make a gift. This fund will be utilized to support items such as accessibility to technology and equipment for online instruction, purchase food for the on-campus food pantry, and tuition assistance,” Luigi B. Amendola ‘01, vice president for University Advancement, said. For questions regarding fundraising efforts for this campaign contact Colleen Ahearn, executive director of alumni engagement at  or 815-836-5475.    [COMMENTS(0)

Diversity Week - April 20-24, 2020

Organizational Leadership Offers 'Stay Connected' Webinars
In an effort to help guide, support and strengthen each other during this difficult time, the Department of Organizational Leadership at Lewis University is pleased to present a FREE webinar series “Stay Connected” to keep us together, effective and positive in the weeks ahead. Details about each webinar (description and facilitators) can be found in the registration link. Please check it out!  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Watch Heritage Theatre Company Black Box Blowout April 18
Lewis University’s Heritage Theatre Company (HTC) is proud to host the annual “Black Box Blowout 2019 a.k.a 24 Hr. Theatre Festival.”  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held online for 24 hours on Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4.  The title was changed to “Laptop Blowout 2020” because the show must go on(line)! A live event will be held sometime in the future.  An invited audience  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Three Flyers Named CSCAA All-Americans
Lewis University's  Guillaume Bolivard  (Martinique, France/Lycee Centre Sud),  Ruben van Leeuwen  (Eindhoven, The Netherlands/CIU/Christelyk Lyceum Veenendaal) and  Stephanie Palczynski  (Warrenville, IL/Wheaton Warrenville South High School) were named to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) on Wednesday (April 8). This year's Division II selections were made  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

GLVC’s “Someone To Listen” Series Features Lewis’ Pilzova
The Great Lakes Valley Conference is continuing its series of segments with student-athletes within the conference with its "Someone to Listen" program, with Tuesday's (April 7) segment featuring Lewis senior women's tennis player  Tereza Pilzova  (Prague, Czech Republic/). Pilzova, a public relations/advertising major at Lewis, was 5-8 when the season ended abruptly. She was 4-7 in dual matches  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Philip Lynch Theatre Cancels Upcoming April Production
ROMEOVILLE - To our valued theatre patrons, Over the past few days, we have faced the heartbreaking reality this pandemic is imposing on our craft. Our ancient culture of storytelling is intrinsically, beautifully human and communal – you can’t subtract the audience, the designers, the managers, the technicians or the performers without a rippling effect. It’s with this in mind that we want  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Students Honored on 2019 Fall Dean’s List
More than 1,400 students were honored on the Lewis University Dean's List for the 2019 Fall 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 Abia, Jillian C. Abraham,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is asking Americans to prepare for a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States. Since January, Lewis University has been collaborating with the Will County Health Department and Illinois Department of Public Health to monitor and provide guidance to the university about the 2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus. Information for Lewis University  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Great Lakes Valley Conference Cancels Rest of 2020 Season
The Great Lakes Valley Conference has canceled the remainder of the 2020 season, following a unanimous vote by its Council of Presidents.   The GLVC announced last Friday, March 13, that in addition to canceling the remaining 2020 GLVC Championships, the Conference was suspending all countable activities related to intercollegiate athletics due to concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - April 1 Update
As a result of Governor Pritzker’s extension of the “Stay at Home” order until April 30 in Illinois, Lewis University will remain open in a virtual way through at least Monday, May 1. Faculty and staff will continue to work remotely in support of our academic mission. Visit  Business Hours  for the current schedule of university administrative office hours. Although we have made many adjustments  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - March 15 Update
Students, Faculty and Staff, Once again, thank you for all of your efforts as our university continues to take action to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Our primary goals in the near term are to reduce the population on our campus by transitioning to online education and remote work, while assuring the academic progress of our students. At this time there are no confirmed cases  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - March 17 Update
We continue to engage with public health officials and other experts as we track the impact of the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.  As always, our goals are the health and well-being of our entire campus community and the fulfillment of our academic Mission.  With this in mind, the following changes are being implemented. Our university residence halls will be closed Sunday, March 22 until  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)