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COVID-19 Update - The Flyers Promise, LewisU App

The excitement of the new semester is growing each day as we get closer to the first day of classes and as students move into residence halls over the weekend. To promote health as well as care, civility, and respect for each other, below are a few reminders of COVID-19 precautions and mitigation efforts in place this Spring Semester. Submit The Flyers Promise & Acknowledgement Before Tuesday, January 19, all students, faculty, and staff are expected to read and submit  The Flyers Promise & Acknowledgement of COVID-19 Information & Protocols (Spring 2021) . Use the LewisU App  for Mandatory Reporting and Access to Resources To emphasize that our Sanctified Zone extends to the LewisU App, a Terms of Use Agreement needs to be signed one time before new users enter the App. Existing users will have the agreement appear the next time they log in. Submit mandatory COVID-19 Symptom Screening BEFORE arriving on campus each day Scan QR code to check-in for face-to-face class or other indoor space on campus Report a positive COVID-19 test result Reserve an indoor study space Contact the Lewis University COVID-19 Hotline Team Find a nearby COVID-19 testing location Access COVID-19 health information Resident Student Checklist Before Move-In Download the LewisU App Submit required COVID-19 test results on LewisU App or Resident Students COVID-19 Test Results Reporting  form that is accessible online Submit the required The Flyers Promise & Acknowledgement of COVID-19 Information & Protocols (Spring 2021) Be aware of The Flyers Promise residence hall procedures , such as the guest policy that allows each resident to host one Lewis University student guest within their residence hall room and no overnight guests Be ready to submit the required daily COVID-19 symptom screening on the LewisU App Free Testing is Available in Romeoville On Sunday, January 17, the Illinois Department of Public Health is providing free COVID-19 tests beginning at 8 a.m. in Lot GG of our Romeoville Campus. The WCHD Health Center Mobile Medical Unit is providing a limited number of free COVID-19 tests beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays in Lot GG of our Romeoville Campus. Testing is done on a first-come, first-served basis for the public. Students, faculty, and staff should contact the Lewis University COVID-19 Hotline to reserve a testing time. Get Technology Resources with the STAR Program   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

COVID-19 Update - Testing Requirement, Flyers Promise
We begin this new calendar year with excitement about a new semester and optimism about the eventual waning of the COVID-19 pandemic. But for now, the challenges of the pandemic are still very much present. While preparing for vaccination availability and remaining flexible, we must redouble our efforts to mitigate the impact of this virus in our community. Will County Vaccination Survey   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Presidential Statement Regarding Disruption at U.S. Capitol
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, The unprecedented disruption of the congressional process at our U.S. Capitol Building yesterday and the civil unrest that followed throughout the country was truly disturbing. These actions continue to amplify the deep divisions within our country and represent an unacceptable and disheartening threat to our democracy. Resorting to violence instead of dialogue  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Named Green College Again
Lewis University is one of the nation's most environmentally responsible colleges, according to The Princeton Review®. Once again, the education services company features Lewis University in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition. Accessible for free at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide , the guide profiles green colleges. The Princeton Review chose the schools based  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Ranks No.3 for Online Artificial Intelligence Degrees
Lewis University is ranked No. 3 among the top eight universities in the U.S. that offer fully online degrees in Artificial Intelligence as determined by successfulstudent.org , an education-focused website that provides objective, student-centric college rankings to help students navigate education. An up-to-date list of all online degrees currently available, this college ranking is for students  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

4th Annual High School Art Invitational is Available Online
Local high school students are featured in the Lewis University 4th Annual High School Art Invitational. Visit  facebook.com/LewisuArt  to see the slideshow of the artwork. This year, the virtual show is taking the place of the usual in-person event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students from Joliet Catholic Academy, Plainfield Central, Plainfield East and Plainfield South contributed  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Streams Winter Commencement
Lewis University celebrated Commencement ceremonies for more than 1,800 students on the Lewis University website ( lewisu.edu/commencement ) December 19 and 20. The Commencement ceremonies honored May, August and December graduates in virtual ceremonies due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in Illinois concerning the size of in-person gatherings. The Virtual May 2020 Commencement Ceremonies,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Boelte Inspires with Lasallian Address at Commencement
Taylor Boelte recently offered the Lasallian Student Commencement Address during the virtual Lewis University Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on the Lewis University website ( lewisu.edu/commencement ). The Commencement Ceremony honored August and December graduates in virtual ceremonies due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in Illinois concerning the size of in-person gatherings. The ceremony  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Oltman Earns Father Aquinas Award during May Commencement
Bloomington, Ill., student Caley Anne Oltman was honored with the Father Aquinas Colgan Award during Lewis University’s undergraduate May Commencement Ceremony posted at lewisu.edu/commencement Saturday, December 19.  The Commencement ceremonies honored May graduates in virtual ceremonies due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in Illinois concerning the size of in-person gatherings. The May  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Reynolds Earns Father Aquinas Award during Commencement
Stephan Reynolds was honored with the Father Aquinas Colgan Award during Lewis University’s undergraduate August and May Commencement Ceremony posted at lewisu.edu/commencement Sunday, December 20. The Commencement ceremonies honored August and December graduates in virtual ceremonies due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in Illinois concerning the size of in-person gatherings. The Father  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Markovic Attends Multiple United Nations Events
Dr. Vesna Markovic, chair and associate professor of Justice, Law and Public Safety Studies, was invited to serve as an observer at the second inter-sessional meeting of the Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention against Corruption on preparations for the special session of the General Assembly against corruption (2021) which was held in November. She is representing the International  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

President’s Update Regarding Spring 2021
Students, Faculty, and Staff, As we begin a new month on the calendar and near completion of the fifth week of our semester, I want to extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude to each of you for all you have done to contribute to the successful start we have experienced thus far under some very trying circumstances. It has not been perfect and there have certainly been challenges, however,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

COVID-19 Update - Spring Testing Requirements
Thank you for living the Flyers Promise on and off-campus and contributing to a successful Fall Semester. While we are taking a break from academic studies, we cannot take a break from our COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Please continue to wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear a face covering. Also, be mindful of new COVID-19 testing requirements and protocols for the Spring Semester.   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)