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Princeton Review Names Lewis on Best Midwestern List

Lewis University again has been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review. Lewis is included among its "Best Midwestern" recommended schools in the "2019 Best Colleges: Region by Region" website feature at . “Lewis University has been distinguished as a leader in academic innovation that creates graduates who are master learners, engaged citizens and contributing members of society,” commented Dr. David Livingston, president of Lewis University. Only 159 colleges in 12 Midwestern states were selected for The Princeton Review's "Best Midwestern" list for 2019. The Princeton Review editors made their selections based on data the company collected from its survey of administrators at several hundred colleges in each region, as well as its staff visits to schools over the years, and the perspectives of college counselors and advisers whose opinions the company solicits. “This honor recognizes our faculty’s commitment to providing transformative experiences that are distinctive and relevant to our students,” said Dr. Christopher Sindt, Provost. In its website profile on Lewis University, The Princeton Review shares students’ descriptions of the university. Student comments included: “Lewis University provides small class sizes,” “smart and approachable professors,” and especially “strong programs in   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Art Gallery Releases Fall 2018 Exhibit Schedule
As part of the Fall 2018 Gallery Events, artwork by three contemporary artists as well as the Lewis University student Senior Capstone Art Exhibition will be on display at the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The exhibit, free and available to the public, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The first exhibition, "Doni Doni,"  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Free Pace Express Service from Chicago to Lewis Begins
Lewis University students, faculty and staff now have a free option to travel from Chicago to the university’s Romeoville campus. Beginning August 13, Pace Route 754 Lewis University – CTA Blue Line Clinton Station Express will provide weekday service. This Pace route is available free of charge for all Lewis students, faculty and staff with a university ID or a Ventra card. At 7:30 a.m. each weekday  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Woodrow Wilson and the Great War Exhibit is Open
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I’s conclusion, the Lewis University History Center, Naper Settlement and Give Something Back collaborated on a traveling exhibit, “Woodrow Wilson and the Great War.” This exhibit examines the Great War, which was fought from 1914-1918, and the presidency of Woodrow Wilson during this catastrophic global event. From July 26-December 22, it will  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Construction Closes University Drive West in August
Beginning August 1, University Drive West will be closed to through traffic for approximately three weeks to install new piping for the Aviation Building. A portion of parking Lot G and all of parking Lot F will be closed during construction. Pavement replacement will begin immediately after the piping project in parking Lot F. It will be closed for one additional week and is expected to re-open  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Enjoy Music and Comedy in Fall 2018 Performing Arts Series
Lewis University will host a variety of performances as part of the Fall 2018 Arts & Ideas Performing Arts Series. All events are located on the University’s main campus in Romeoville. Admission is free and open to the public with seating on a first come, first served basis. Doors open a half hour prior to the performance. The first performance, the Aionios Trio will present an evening of chamber  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

MYSO to Hold Auditions for 2018-19 Season
The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) will hold auditions for its 2018-2019 season from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 22 and Wednesday, August 29. Auditions will be held at the Oremus Fine Arts Center on the Lewis University main campus located on Route 53 in Romeoville, IL. MYSO currently has openings in all sections of the orchestra with essential needs in the violin,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Apply Today for a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Lewis University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions is accepting applications for a cohort for the new Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in the fall of 2019. The newest of Lewis University graduate offerings, the degree is a 76-credit hour program that will provide students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to assist those with developmental, physical,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Athletics to Add Men’s Lacrosse; Perruzzi Named Head Coach
Lewis University Director of Athletics Dr. John Planek announced on Thursday (August 9) that Joe Perruzzi has been hired as the first men's lacrosse coach in Flyer history. "Our intercollegiate athletic program will welcome our 23rd sport offering with the addition of men's lacrosse starting competition in the 2019-2020 season," Planek said. "I am glad to announce that Joe Perruzzi will be our  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)