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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Lewis in Midwest Top 25

In a year that has been so transformative for higher education, U.S. News & World Report continues to rank Lewis University as a Top 25 Regional University in the Midwest. “Our focus on finding innovative ways to help our students achieve success remains at the forefront of our university, regardless of what challenges are present,” Dr. David J. Livingston, president of Lewis University, commented. “Our Catholic and Lasallian tradition strengthens our supportive community atmosphere where all feel welcome and safe to pursue their dreams.” Lewis University saw score improvements across multiple areas including predicted graduation rate, actual graduation rate, and percent of classes under 20 students. Also, Lewis University has no classes with 50 or more students. This builds upon gains made in recent years in graduation rates and successful job placement of graduates. In addition to the Top 25 ranking, Lewis University was also recognized by U.S. News on the following lists: A+ Schools for B Students Top Performers on Social Mobility Best Value Schools Best Colleges for Veterans In a new feature this year, Lewis University was further honored by being included on U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural list of Undergraduate Computer Science Programs. Visit  for more information on the rankings.    [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Princeton Review Names Lewis University as Best of Midwest
Lewis University again has been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review. Lewis University is included among its "Best in the Midwest" recommended schools in the " 2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region " website.  "We chose Lewis University and the other outstanding institutions on this list primarily for their excellent academics," said Robert Franek, The  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Philip Lynch Presents “All in the Timing” Streaming Live!
All in the Timing , written by David Ives , directed by Theatre Department Chair, Kevin Trudeau of Beverly, will be streaming live performances on October 2-4 and October 8-11, 2020.  The play is recommended for patrons 13 years and up. Evening performances are 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinees are 2:30 p.m. In addition, there is a matinee performance at 3:30 p.m. on October 10. Ticket prices are $13  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Flyers Win UIndy Triangular To Open 2020 Season
Lewis' men's cross country team opened its 2020 with an impressive performance to win the UIndy Triangular on Friday afternoon in Carmel, Ind. The Flyers finished the race with 34 points which was seven points ahead of defending GLVC Champion Southern Indiana. Lewis had the top two finishers in the race in  Anthony Farmer  (Elgin, Ill./Burlington Central) and Dustin MacUiba. Farmer, competing  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Ranks as Best Value College in 2020
The annual “Best Colleges for Your Money” ranking includes Lewis University on its 2020 list. The personal financial strategy website analyzed more than 700 four-year colleges by evaluating data on quality, affordability, and student outcomes. Lewis University is ranked as the seventh-best medium-sized, private university in the Midwest. Visit to see  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Celebrate ‘Women’s Vote 100’ With Online Series
Commemorating the passing of the 19th amendment, and looking toward the 2020 election, Lewis University History Center is partnering with Naper Settlement on presenting “Women’s Vote 100.” The free virtual series focuses on women’s suffrage from a variety of perspectives and provide a historical overview. The virtual presentations will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays October 13, 20, and 27. Visit  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Student Awarded Delta Mu Delta Scholarship
Lewis University student Daniela Navarrete of Panama City, Fla. has been awarded the Delta Mu Delta Board Award scholarship of $2,000. The national award recognizes her outstanding academic achievements as she studies sports management and minors in marketing. Delta Mu Delta is a business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students at qualifying colleges and universities  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Aviation Students earn ISTAT Scholarship
Four Lewis University Aviation students were awarded ISTAT Foundation Scholarships for 2020. The Scholarship Program is dedicated to helping young people develop careers in aviation by offering scholarships to college-level students who are academically qualified and in need of financial support The International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading Foundation (ISTAT Foundation) was founded in  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Selected for PAVE Veteran Peer-to-Peer Program
The McCormick Foundation has awarded a grant to Lewis University for a highly impactful student veteran peer to peer mentor program, Peer Advisors for Veteran Education . It assists veterans as they face challenging transitioning from the military to civilian life to academia. PAVE is a peer-to-peer program that connects incoming student veterans attending college on the Post-9/11 GI Bill with  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Women’s Cross Country Finishes Third at UIndy Triangular
Lewis' women's cross country team opened its 2020 season with a third-place finish at the UIndy Triangular in Carmel, Ind., on Friday afternoon. The Flyers had two runners finish in the top 10 of the 5-kilometer race. Caroline Pacer  (Wheaton, Ill./West Chicago) was Lewis' top finisher in the race coming in fifth with a time of 19:39.1 and had a pace of 6:20.  Arianna Amill-Ramos  (Bolingbrook,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Free Art Exhibition of Tierra Fértil at Lewis University
The art exhibition “Tierra Fértil: Cross Pollination Narratives and Patterns” by artists Denise Bellezzo and David Bower is on display until October 23 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Please note that face coverings and social distancing will be required  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

IL Route 53 Road Improvements Expected Through October
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced safety improvements on Independence Boulevard (Illinois 53) from Renwick Road (Illinois 7) to Murphy Drive, in Romeoville are underway. This area includes the area in front of the Romeoville campus entrance.  The road work will require daily, intermittent lane closures. The project, which consists of shoulder repairs and the installation  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

GLVC Announces Plan to Proceed for Cross Country Fall Season
The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) announced Tuesday its Plan to Proceed for competition this fall in the sports of men's and women's cross country. The comprehensive plan, which received unanimous support from the league's coaches, athletics directors, presidents and chancellors, and athletics trainers, was shared with GLVC cross country student-athletes during a one-hour Zoom call Monday evening.  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

COVID-19 Update - Vigilance, Free Testing
I’d like to begin this week’s COVID-19 update with some good news. The  enhanced mitigation efforts  that have been effective in Illinois Region 7 of the Restore Illinois plan since August 26 have been lifted, returning Region 7 our region to  Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan .  Stay Vigilant  Our area’s positivity rate has been reduced thanks to a community-wide effort to protect our  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Face Coverings Policy Update
A face covering is the primary way we can protect the health and safety of each member of the Lewis community. Therefore, face coverings are required for everyone who is present on a Lewis University campus and should be worn in classrooms, offices, laboratories, hallways, and common spaces. Face coverings should be worn outdoors unless appropriate physical distancing is being observed. Face coverings  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)