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Lewis University

Motto Signum Fidei (Sign of Faith)
Established 1932
President Br. James Gaffney, F.S.C.
Faculty 170 (full-time)
Undergraduates 4,000
Postgraduates 1,500
Location Romeoville, Illinois, United States
Campus Suburban
Colors Red and White
Nickname Flyers and Lady Flyers
Website http://www.lewisu.edu/

Lewis University is a private Roman Catholic and Lasallian university located in Romeoville, Illinois. The enrollment is currently around 5,200 students. Lewis offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and programs of study, 20 graduate programs, and accelerated programs for working adults. Image File history File links Lewislogo_color1. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Romeoville is a village located in Will County, Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools also known as the Christian Brothers or the Lasallian Brothers is a Roman Catholic religious teaching order, founded by John Baptist de la Salle. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Romeoville is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. ...



Lewis University was founded in 1932 by the Chicago Archdiocese and Bishop Bernard J. Sheil as the Holy Name Technical School. The school gets its name from philanthropist Frank J. Lewis who funded the construction of many of the school's buildings. In 1934 it was renamed the Lewis Holy Name Technical School. The next year its name changed yet again to the Lewis Holy Name School of Aeronautics. In 1940, the name of the school changed to the Lewis School of Aeronautics. During World War II, normal classes were suspended as the campus was given to the United States Navy to train pilots. Regular classes resumed in late 1944 and the college soon adopted a more traditional arts and science curriculum. Women were admitted for the first time in 1949. Three years later the school's name was changed to the Lewis College of Science and Technology. The school's name was shortened to simply Lewis College in 1962 and finally received its current name of Lewis University in 1973. Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago is a particular church of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Wycliffe Tyndale · Luther · Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      This article is about... Bernard J. Sheil, was an Auxiliary Roman Catholic Bishop of Chicago. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... {{ USN redirects here. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Curriculum has many different conceptions. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ...

In 2004 and 2005, Lewis continued to shatter enrollment records, reaching more than 5,000 total students. Lewis’ strengths as an institution of higher learning have been evidenced through various sources. The University has been cited as one of the best colleges in the region for the last two consecutive years by both The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report. The University is included in the top tier of U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of the best Midwest master’s-level universities, most recently placing 58 out of a total of 144 institutions. The Princeton Review named Lewis one of the “Best Midwestern Colleges,” with Lewis being ranked among a select list of 23 Illinois colleges and 158 Midwest institutions. The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit American educational preparation company. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... Top tier game characters are those who have major advantages compared to others. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit American educational preparation company. ...


Lewis University is a NCAA Division II school that is part of the Great Lakes Valley Conference and the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) is a college athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division II. Member teams are located in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Wisconsin. ... The Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) is a collegiate mens volleyball sports league in the Midwest United States. ...

Notable Alumni

  • Philip J. Cline, Superindendent of the Chicago Police Department (2003 - ).
  • Charles H. Ramsey, Former Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia (1998 - 2006).
  • Ernie Young, baseball player with the Oakland A's and San Diego Padres
  • Brad Fiorenza, cast member from MTV's "The Real World: San Diego"
  • Larry Tucker, principal of Marist High School (Illinois) in Chicago
  • Rick Huisman, professional baseball player

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External links and references

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Official Athletic Site of Lewis University (0 words)
Lewis Sweeps Saturday Matches; Sagat And Morrone Make All-Tournament Team
Lewis swept both matches on Saturday, defeating the Davis & Elkins Senators 3-0 (30-24, 30-17, 30-18) in their first match and the Eckerd Tritons 3-0 (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) in the second to close the Eckerd College Classic.
Junior Corey Mastey's breakaway goal in double overtime lifted the Lewis Flyers to a thrilling 3-2 win over Tusculum, Friday night in the Flyers' season opener.
Lewis University is a Participant in the IAI (General Education Core Curriculum and/or the Illinois Baccalaureate Majors' Curricula).
Lewis University considers "I" grades as an "F", "W" grades are not counted in the G.P.A., and "R" grades are evaluated at the higher grade of the repeated course.
Scholarships are awarded to all COD students who transfer to Lewis with a minimum of 18 quarter hours and a 2.5 G.P.A. or higher and who enroll as full-time Lewis University students.
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