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Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Speaks Sept. 19

As part of the events for Latino Heritage Month, Lewis University will host Sylvia Mendez, an American civil rights activist from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Student Union on Lewis’ main campus on Rt. 53 in Romeoville. The event is free and open to the public. Mendez played an instrumental role in the Mendez v. Westminster case, the landmark desegregation case. Mendez won the case and helped make California the first state in the nation to end school segregation. Seven years later, Mendez served as significant precedent for the NAACP in its U.S. Supreme Court school desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education. In 2011, President Barack Obama presented Sylvia Mendez with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. The entire Lewis community celebrates   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Moves Further Up in Top 25 of U.S. News Rankings
Lewis University moved up another spot to No. 23 in the U.S. News & World Report Midwest Regional Universities rankings this year. An improved graduation rate, a more academically-talented freshman class and an increase in average alumni giving rate  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Hosts Sky’s the Limit Girls in Aviation Career Camp
Lewis University, along with Chicago’s Leading Edge, a Chapter of Women in Aviation International and Exelon Corporation will host a free camp that allows middle and high school females to interact and learn from professionals in a variety of aviation  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

“Art, Science and the Elegant Universe” Exhibition Open Now
Lewis University will host an art exhibition by artist Lindsay Olson. The show will be on display from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily and runs until Sept. 28 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Civic Engagement Committee to Hold Voter Registration Drive
As part of a massive 50-state effort to register thousands of voters, Lewis University Civic Engagement will host a National Voter Registration Day 2017 event at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 26 in the Arts and Sciences Building on the main campus on  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Learn About the Global Challenge of ‘Place Making’ Oct. 19
The upcoming James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture Series features Gerald W. Adelmann presenting “The Global Challenge of ‘Place Making’: How can cities maintain their cultural and natural heritage in the path of massive change?” The lecture is  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis University Statement on DACA Program Announcement
I am very disappointed and discouraged by President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program that was announced by his administration on Tuesday, September 5. We are very fortunate to have students in  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Cremin presents on the History of the I&M Canal
Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history and director of the Lewis University History Center, is taking local history on the road this fall. He will be speaking at two locations about the canal that transformed Illinois. From 7-8:30 p.m. September  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

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