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2016

Conference on Illinois History Includes Cremin on Joliet Prison Panel
Published: October 13, 2016.
The Conference on Illinois History in Springfield, Ill., included a panel discussion by Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history, Pamela J. Owens of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Gaylord Building and Gregory T. Peerbolte, director of [MORE

Old Joliet Prison Lecture is Oct. 27 at Lewis University
Published: October 10, 2016.
Join Lewis University for the launch of the James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture Series. The inaugural lecture “Bars and Stripes: The Old Joliet Prison” will be presented by historian Dr. Robert Sterling. The lecture is free and open to the public. [MORE

History of Illinois Students Expand Classroom at Isle a la Cache
Published: September 9, 2016.
Placed-based learning was in action for Lewis University students as they visited Isle a la Cache preserve and museum. The site highlights the chain of cultural links and economic ties between Native Americans and French traders from the 1600s to the [MORE

Cremin and Keleher Attend Lasallian Seminar for Professors
Published: August 8, 2016.
Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history and director of the Lewis University History Center, and Jason Keleher, associate professor and chair of Chemistry , attended the Lasallian Summer Seminar for Professors July 27-29. The theme of this year’s Lasallian [MORE

Bruce Cheadle Documents are Digitized and Online
Published: June 6, 2016.
Documents from the life and times of Lockport resident Bruce Cheadle (1897-1990) give a personal look at what family life was like in the 19th and 20th centuries in Lockport. They have been digitized and are available online. Cheadle dedicated his life [MORE

Scholarship on Display at Lewis University
Published: May 2, 2016.
More than 300 Lewis University undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty showcased their scholarly work and creative endeavors April 14 during the Fifth Annual Lewis University Celebration of Scholarship. Accepted Celebration of Scholarship [MORE

Lewis University Alumna’s Internship Digs into Lockport History
Published: February 10, 2016.
What does a Lewis University graduate do with an old wagon wheel, business documents, photographs and a clock? She organizes them and prepares the historical items for the Lewis University History Center’s Adelmann Regional History Collection. Joliet [MORE

Austring Named Lockport Woman’s Club/ Pat Darin Intern
Published: January 25, 2016.
Lewis University senior Lexi Austring of Standish, Maine, is spending her spring semester processing, organizing, and transcribing hand written letters from World War II as part of the Lockport Woman’s Club/Pat Darin Internship. “It is really exciting [MORE

Joliet Prison Photo Exhibit Showcases Work of Lewis University Student
Published: January 25, 2016.
What to do with an architecturally and culturally significant prison that has been unused for over a decade? This is the question at the heart of two exhibits that are coming to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Gaylord Building. “Unlocking [MORE

Lewis Professors Present on International Lasallian Studies
Published: January 25, 2016.
Join Dr. Dominic Colonna, professor of theology , and Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history , for their presentation “Reflections on Lasallian Studies (SIEL) 2015” at 2 p.m. Feb. 3 in AS 158A. This free program is part of the Arts & Ideas program [MORE

2015

Lewis University Professors Represent United States at Lasallian Studies Program
Published: November 7, 2015.
Two Lewis University professors were the only American participants in the 2015 International Session of Lasallian Studies (SIEL) in Rome. Lewis University’s Dr. Dominic Colonna, professor of theology , and Dr. Dennis Cremin, professor of history , participated [MORE

Dr. Dennis Cremin to receive Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award
Published: November 2, 2015.
Dr. Dennis Cremin, professor of history and director of the Lewis University History Center , will receive the 2015 Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award Nov. 21 from the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) during the Huether Conference. “Dennis [MORE

History of Illinois Students Create “Pop- up” Exhibits from Lockport’s Milne Family Collection
Published: October 19, 2015.
Students of the History of Illinois course will be displaying “pop-up” exhibits featuring items from The Milne Family of Lockport. The Gaylord Building of Lockport will be hosting these events on two separate occasions, from 12:40 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Tuesday, [MORE

Canal Corridor 30th Anniversary Tour Comes to Lewis University
Published: July 30, 2015.
The 30th Anniversary Canal Caravan Tour will visit Lewis University's Adelmann Regional History Collection (ARHC) at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The Canal Corridor Association created the tour that will run from Chicago to LaSalle for three consecutive [MORE

London travel study program brings Lewis University students across the pond
Published: June 18, 2015.
Fourteen Lewis University students from Culture & Civilization II, History of the British Empire and Literary London courses traveled across the pond to London May 11-21 as part of the Travel Study program. While in London, the group of students visited [MORE

Dr. Eileen McMahon receives Book of the Year Award
Published: June 4, 2015.
Lewis University History Professor Dr. Eileen McMahon received the Russell P. Strange Book of the Year Award from the Illinois State Historical Society for her book, “Civil War Chicago: Eyewitness to History,” co-edited by Thedore Karamanski, professor [MORE

Lewis University’s History Department receives awards for Emergence of Modern Joliet Exhibit
Published: May 15, 2015.
The Illinois State Historical Society recently honored Lewis University History Department and the Joliet Area Historical Museum (JAHM) with two awards for their 2014 exhibit “ The Emergence of Modern Joliet: Art, Industry and Urbanization .” The exhibit [MORE

Dr. Dennis Cremin to present for Chicago Genealogical Society
Published: April 15, 2015.
Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history , will be presenting on his book “Grant Park: The Evolution of Chicago’s Front Yard” to the Chicago Genealogical Society at 1:30 p.m. May 2 at the Newberry Library in Chicago. The event is free and open to the [MORE

Brother John Vietoris to speak at ''Lincoln and the End of the Civil War'' Discovery Dinner
Published: April 9, 2015.
People all over the world are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, and the events seem even more tragic in the light of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln shortly after the war ended. Brother John Vietoris, FSC, [MORE

Lewis University students mark 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday
Published: March 30, 2015.
What would it have been like to walk over the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965, a day commonly referred to as “Bloody Sunday?” Four Lewis students and two group leaders found out when they went to Selma, Ala. during their Spring Break March 2-9. [MORE

Lewis University celebrates 30th anniversary of I&M Canal with Gerald W. Adelmann
Published: March 13, 2015.
As part of the Gaylord Building’s Discovery Dinner series, Gerald W. Adelmann, president and CEO of Openlands, will speak March 26 about the national movement to designate national heritage areas. Adelmann worked to make the I & M Canal National Heritage [MORE

Students receive blessings for Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Published: February 25, 2015.
Students, faculty and staff paused during their preparations for the Civil Rights Pilgrimage to receive a blessing during the Feb. 22 Mass at the Sancta Alberta Chapel on the Main Campus in Romeoville. The Spring Break trip is a program of University [MORE

Lewis students promote preservation “We Love Our Site” campaign
Published: February 10, 2015.
Lewis University students are encouraging Gaylord Building visitors to express their love for the site. It is part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation “We Love Our Site” campaign, which promotes demonstrations of love for a historic site through [MORE

Lewis University’s History Center opens photography exhibits at the Gaylord Building
Published: February 4, 2015.
Lewis University’s History Center and the Gaylord Building Historic Site will display two exhibits Feb. 20-May 20, featuring several rarely seen images taken from the Illinois and Michigan Canal’s history. The exhibits, free and open to the public, will [MORE

2014

Regional history conference features Lewis University faculty and students
Published: October 15, 2014.
Lewis University chapter of Phi Theta Alpha sponsored the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference for Illinois. The history honors society conference was in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Midwest World History Association held September 26-27 [MORE

Dr. Dennis Cremin to be featured speaker at 16th Annual Conference on Illinois History
Published: September 24, 2014.
Chicago’s Grant Park history will take center stage at the 16th Annual Conference on Illinois History Sept. 25 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield. Dr. Dennis Cremin, Lewis University professor of history and director of the Lewis [MORE

Dr. Eileen McMahon discusses Chicago/Civil War history through new book
Published: September 18, 2014.
The American Civil War was a crucial event in the development of Chicago as the metropolis of the heartland. Lewis University Professor of History Dr. Eileen McMahon shares the events of Chicago’s development through her new book, “Civil War Chicago,” [MORE

Dr. Cremin consults with local organizations hosting traveling Smithsonian sports exhibit
Published: August 29, 2014.
It is an exciting time for sports in America. Major League Baseball is heading towards the playoffs. On all levels, athletes are gearing up for the football, basketball, and other athletic competitions. Behind all these teams are their communities and [MORE

Turkish grant awarded to enhance Lewis University Library
Published: July 24, 2014.
The Lewis University Library received a $4,000 Library Acquisition Grant from the Institute of Turkish Studies. This is the second grant awarded to Lewis from the Institute in Washington, D.C. The grant funds new library resources for faculty and [MORE

Free Kidzfest in Joliet brings fun for kids of all ages
Published: July 7, 2014.
Activities for children of all ages will be featured at the Lewis University Mini-Campus during Kidzfest 2014, to be held Saturday, Aug. 2 in downtown Joliet. A free family festival, Kidzfest offers an opportunity for children to play, explore, imagine [MORE

London travel study program brings Lewis University students across the pond
Published: June 10, 2014.
Lewis University students from Culture & Civilization, British History and British Literature courses traveled across the pond to London May 11-21 as part of the Travel Study Program. Museums, galleries, palaces, cathedrals, abbeys and universities were [MORE

Travel Study trip takes Lewis University students through Italy
Published: June 5, 2014.
From the Roman Coliseum to Michelangelo's David, Lewis University students experienced the many sights of Italy during a ten-day Travel Study trip from May 10-20. Mary Moran, history major , claimed the trip as one of the most unique learning experiences [MORE

Explore the past with an eye on the future through “The Emergence of Modern Joliet” art exhibit June 16-July 11
Published: June 4, 2014.
“The Emergence of Modern Joliet: Art, Industry and Urbanization” will be on display from June 16-July 11 in The Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. A special reception for the exhibit will [MORE

Dr. Dennis Cremin receives Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award
Published: May 29, 2014.
Dr. Dennis Cremin, professor of history and director of the Lewis University History Center , was awarded the Lewis University Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award by Lewis University. He was recognized for how he engages students, where he brings his [MORE

Dennis Cremin provides expertise on TV series premiere episode of “Hidden History in your House”
Published: May 23, 2014.
Dr. Dennis Cremin, professor of history and director of the Lewis University History Center , recently served as an expert on the premiere episode of a new TV series “Hidden History in your House.” The original episode will be re-broadcasted at 9 p.m. [MORE

Dr. Dennis Cremin earns Book of the Year Award
Published: May 5, 2014.
Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, Lewis University professor of history and director of the Lewis University History Center , recently received the Russell P. Strange Book of the Year Award from the Illinois State Historical Society for his book titled “Grant Park: [MORE

Adrienne Gonzales receives the 2013 Presidential Volunteer Service Award
Published: April 17, 2014.
Lewis University student Adrienne Gonzales of Bolingbrook recently received the 2013 Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her volunteer contributions during her history internship last year at Naper Settlement in Naperville. She earned the Bronze [MORE

Celebration of Scholarship showcases student and faculty work
Published: April 16, 2014.
Nearly 300 Lewis University undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty showcased their scholarly and artistic work April 10 during the 3rd Annual Celebration of Scholarship . Celebration of Scholarship entries that were accepted were selected [MORE

Lewis faculty, staff and students discuss Israel and Palestine Pilgrimage Program in April
Published: March 31, 2014.
Learn more about the Holy Land, Social Justice and Bethlehem University in an April Arts & Ideas series. Faculty, staff and students, who were in partnership program with Saint Mary’s University, will present three times as a part of a series. They’ll [MORE

Lewis student works to preserve local history through Lockport Woman’s Club internship
Published: March 17, 2014.
Lewis University student Samantha Glackin of Moline, Ill. is spending her spring semester organizing materials to produce metadata and uploading materials to digital collections as part of the Lockport Woman’s Club/Pat Darin Internship. “I am honored [MORE

Lewis University partners with Joliet Area Historical Museum to create new exhibit
Published: March 10, 2014.
Dr. Dennis Cremin, history professor and director of the Lewis University History Center , recently described how Lewis University has partnered with the Joliet Area Historical Museum for the “The Emergence of Modern Joliet: Art, Industry & Urbanization” [MORE

Lewis University celebrates Black History Month with dancing, food and films
Published: January 23, 2014.
Lewis University will celebrate Black History Month in February with a series of events located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. All events are free of charge unless otherwise stated. Black History Month will kick off with the opening [MORE

I & M Canal artifacts are on display in the Adelmann Regional History Collection
Published: January 2, 2014.
The Adelmann Regional History Collection at Lewis University now features iconic images, collector plates and 19th century advertisements of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. The artifacts will be displayed on the second floor of the Learning Resource [MORE

2013

Lewis University history professor speaks at Lockport Gallery
Published: December 2, 2013.
Lewis University History Professor Dr. Dennis Cremin will speak on his new book, “ Grant Park: The Evolution of Chicago’s Front Yard ” at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery. “In this gallery talk, I’ll be highlighting [MORE

Lewis University presents the Fall 2013 Celebration of the Humanities Series
Published: September 6, 2013.
Lewis University presents the Celebration of the Humanities Series during the Fall semester on its Main Campus in Romeoville. The series commemorates important cultural landmarks in such areas as music, art, literature, philosophy, theology and history. [MORE

Dr. Dennis Cremin publishes book on Chicago's Grant Park
Published: August 5, 2013.
Chicago's Grant Park has hosted numerous significant events including, most recently the Chicago Blackhawk's Stanley Cup Championship victory celebration and the Lollapalooza Music Festival. “The park has become the public face of the city. It really [MORE

Rossbach connects the past to the present
Published: June 24, 2013.
Public outreach for a historic site and archiving historic documents were the main tasks of the Lockport Woman’s Club /Pat Darin Internship that Lewis University senior, Greg Rossbach of Crete, completed in the spring semester. "This internship has [MORE

Adelmann Collection undergoing major renovations
Published: June 24, 2013.
An important regional resource with national implications, the Adelmann Regional History Collection is closed for major renovations until August 15. “The collection is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and this project is in line with the best practices [MORE

Sharwarko archives the past using modern technology
Published: June 17, 2013.
World War II letters, a wagon wheel and family photographs are among the items that Tom Sharwarko of Tinley Park made available to the general public as an intern in the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection , located in the Lewis University [MORE

Lewis University student leads free Lockport walking tours
Published: June 11, 2013.
Lewis University History major Mary Moran will be guiding walking tours as an intern at The Gaylord Building, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The free, one-hour tours are scheduled on Thursdays evenings: July 18, August 1 and [MORE

Lewis University students travel and study in Italy
Published: June 1, 2013.
Lewis University students traveled May 11- 21to Rome, Assisi and Florence. The 15 students enrolled in Dr. Dominic Colonna’s Faith and the Arts course or Dr. Dennis H. Cremin’s history courses. “This year’s students really enjoyed the Coliseum, St. Peter’s [MORE

Bryan Bolton and Melissa Farmer are Father Aquinas recipients
Published: May 20, 2013.
Lewis University students Bryan Bolton of Downers Grove, Ill. and Melissa Farmer of Flossmoor, Ill. received the Father Aquinas Colgan Award during the University’s undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies held Sunday, May 19 at the Romeoville main campus. [MORE

Scholarship and research on display at Lewis University
Published: May 2, 2013.
More than 280 Lewis University undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni showcased their scholarly and artistic work April 18 during the 2nd Annual Celebration of Scholarship . Dr. Herb Childress, dean of Research and Assessment at the Boston [MORE

2012

The Adelmann Regional History Collection debuts online slide collection
Published: December 25, 2012.
The Adelmann Regional History Slide Collection is now available online. The Lewis University History Center collection features almost 500 historic images of the Lockport area and the Illinois and Michigan Canal. Representing the work of almost three [MORE

Dr. Dennis Cremin to speak at Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit opening
Published: October 23, 2012.
Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, associate professor of history at Lewis University, will speak at the Nov. 10 opening reception of the Smithsonian Institution’s Journey Stories Exhibit at the Princeton Public Library in Princeton, Ill. Cremin will speak about his [MORE

Entertaining and educational experience for all at Kidzfest 2012
Published: August 10, 2012.
Hundreds of children and their families visited Lewis University’s Mini Campus at Kidzfest 2012 in Joliet despite the extreme heat on Saturday, August 4. The mini campus showcased the university’s programs while providing an entertaining and educational [MORE

Summer fund includes preserving centuries-old photographs
Published: July 26, 2012.
Instagram wasn’t around when Will County was developing into the area it is today. So three Lewis University students entered into a modern day quest to match photos with names and places, and then make them accessible to share electronically. The unique [MORE

Lewis University professor among presenters at international meeting of Lasallian university faculty in Rome
Published: July 10, 2012.
Brother Armand Alcazar, FSC, Professor of Theology at Lewis University, was among the presenters at the International Lasallian University Faculty Leadership Program for the International Association of Lasallian Universities in Rome, Italy. He presented [MORE

Mission trip to Bolivia inspires more volunteerism from Lewis University students
Published: July 5, 2012.
The Diocese of Joliet’s annual University Mission trip to Sucre, Boliva included 12 Lewis University students, faculty and staff members. From June 7-20, students performed their service at six sites in Bolivia including an orphanage, two daycare centers [MORE

Lewis University students explore Lasallian roots and meet with current leaders of De La Salle Christian Brothers in Italy
Published: June 11, 2012.
During a recent Travel Study Abroad trip to Italy, 12 Lewis University students and faculty visited the Generalate for the De La Salle Christian Brothers in Rome, Italy. For more than 50 years, the Christians Brothers have sponsored Lewis University. [MORE

Lewis University holds inaugural Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society induction
Published: June 7, 2012.
For the first time, Lewis University recently inducted students in the new Lambda Epsilon Delta Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. None of the inducted students have a grade point average lower than a 3.86. The chapter was established [MORE

Italy travel study trip provides place-based learning for Lewis University students
Published: June 4, 2012.
Dr. Dominic Colonna, chair of Theology, and Dr. Dennis Cremin, associate professor of History, recently led 10 students on a place-based learning trip in Rome, Assisi and Florence. Students enrolled in either the Theology course “Christian Faith and the [MORE

Local history is being preserved by future archaeologist
Published: May 18, 2012.
Lewis University student Andrew Ross of Bolingbrook spent the spring 2012 semester preserving local history through an internship funded by a grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, associate professor and History [MORE

Milne Collection featuring I & M Canal history is online
Published: May 3, 2012.
More I &M Canal history now can be accessed through key strokes and the Internet. The Robert Hawley Milne Collection, which is a part of the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection at Lewis University in Romeoville, is online. Visit http://bit.ly/MilneCollection [MORE

Lincoln’s contributions to the meaning of freedom is focus of Orville Vernon’s April 23 lecture
Published: April 17, 2012.
Abraham Lincoln’s relevance to today will be the topic of discussion as distinguished historian Orville Vernon Burton speaks at 2 p.m. April 23 in room AS-158 at Lewis University’s Main Campus in Romeoville. The presentation is part of the Annual Vince [MORE

Lockport Women’s Club provides Lewis student internship to preserve local history
Published: April 10, 2012.
Lewis University student Elizabeth Barkmann of Capron, Ill., is spending her spring semester scanning and organizing the Lockport Woman’s Club’s scrapbooks and annual reports as part of the Lockport Woman’s Club/Pat Durin Internship. “I have learned [MORE

Panel on American presidents offers the good, bad and ugly
Published: February 29, 2012.
A historical, political and communications perspective on the American presidents provided much conversation Feb. 20 at “The American Presidents: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly” panel discussion at Lewis University in Romeoville. The panel included Dr. David [MORE

Civil Rights Movement education discussion among highlights of Diversity Week
Published: February 1, 2012.
Place-based learning transforms Civil Rights Movement education said historians during a recent presentation at Lewis University. Dr. Dennis Cremin, associate professor and director of the Lewis University History Center , and Donna Sack, executive director [MORE

Spring 2012 Food for Thought Colloquium to begin in February at Lewis University
Published: January 11, 2012.
Lewis University will begin its Food for Thought Colloquium for the Spring 2012 semester with several presentations in the month of February. Events will be held at 2 p.m. in room AS-158A located at the University’s main campus in Romeoville. All events [MORE

Julia Evashenk interns to preserve one of the nation’s largest canal history collections
Published: January 2, 2012.
Lewis University student Julia Evashenk of Orland Park spent the 2011 Fall semester preserving local history as an intern for the Lewis University History Center scanning, preserving, and working with historical artifacts. Evashenk is a Sociology major [MORE

History student works to preserve local history
Published: January 1, 2012.
Nicholas Cozzolino of Homer Glen is interning at the Lewis University History Center at Fitzpatrick House and in the Adelmann Regional History Collection in the Learning Resource Center, scanning, preserving and working with historical artifacts to preserve [MORE

2011

Abraham Lincoln statue model finds new home at Lewis University’s Fitzpatrick House
Published: December 9, 2011.
The Fitzpatrick House, home of Lewis University’s History Center , recently added a very limited edition, small-scale model of the Abraham Lincoln statue at the Lincoln Landing in Lockport. Bob Carr , founder of Give Something Back Foundation, has [MORE

Old Route 66 Historic Fitzpatrick House hosts ribbon cutting
Published: November 17, 2011.
Lewis University’s History Center and the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) held a ribbon cutting Nov. 16 at the historic Fitzpatrick House, located across from the University’s main campus in Romeoville on Route 53. The event [MORE

McCarthy presents historical perspective on protecting the presidency
Published: November 3, 2011.
Tim McCarthy, a Lewis University alumnus and current Chief of Police of Orland Park, presented a program "An Eyewitness to a Presidency" on Nov. 2 on the Lewis University Romeoville main campus to a standing room only audience. McCarthy served as a [MORE

Lewis University to honor President Reagan’s legacy through centennial series
Published: September 9, 2011.
Lewis University and the History Center are proud to announce the Reagan Centennial Series. Marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004), the university will host three events that examine the life and legacy of Ronald [MORE

Lewis University eats up Food for Thought Colloquium
Published: August 17, 2011.
The Lewis University History Center and the Arts & Ideas program are presenting “Food for Thought,” a multi-disciplinary series dedicated to the topic of food that will run from September 2011 to April 2012. The films and presentations will engage the [MORE

Civil Rights era legends and sites are transformative for Lewis history professor
Published: June 27, 2011.
A U.S. Department of Education Teaching American History grant recently funded a Civil Rights field study trip for 25 school teachers, faculty and museum specialists to Memphis, Tenn., Selma and Birmingham, Ala., June 12 – 18, 2011. Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, [MORE

“Considering the Adelmann Collection” at Lewis University
Published: March 22, 2011.
Lewis University will host “Considering the Adelmann Collection” at 2 p.m. on April 5 in Room AS-158 located on the University’s main campus in Romeoville. This event is free of charge and open to the public. Lewis University’s John Lamb, Mary Hollerich, [MORE

“Considering Collections” series continues at Lewis University
Published: March 1, 2011.
As part of the Lewis University History Center and Library ’s “Considering Collections” series, Carrie Tarrasuk Gutierrez, acting curator of collection at The First Division Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton, will deliver a presentation entitled “Considering [MORE

“Considering Collections” series to take place during spring semester at Lewis University
Published: January 28, 2011.
Throughout the spring semester, the Lewis University History Center and Library will present the “Considering Collections” series, consisting of three historical collections events. All presentations will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room AS-158 [MORE

2010

‘Art of Memory’ series is now available online
Published: December 20, 2010.
The 2009-2010 Lewis University lecture series “Art of Memory: Collective and Individual” is now archived online. Art of Memory was the inaugural presentation of a biannual symposium hosted by the Lewis University History Center. The events were presented [MORE

Lewis University student Alison Wozniak selected as Pat Darin/Lockport Woman’s Club Intern
Published: December 6, 2010.
Lewis University student Alison Wozniak of Mokena has been selected as the 2010-2011 Pat Darin/Lockport Woman’s Club Intern. The internship is a partnership between the Lockport Women’s Club and Lewis University. Named for Pat Darin, long-time volunteer [MORE

Historic treasure on exhibit at Gaylord Building
Published: October 7, 2010.
A new exhibit, Lines and Shadows: Discovering the Adelmann Collection, opened Oct. 6 at the Gaylord Building in Lockport featuring historic artifacts and treasures of this important collection. The “Lines and Shadows” exhibit is presented by the Lewis [MORE

Local historians celebrate national award
Published: September 24, 2010.
Lewis University’s Dr. Dennis H. Cremin was among those recognized Sept. 24 by the American Association of State and Local History when “The Soaring achievements of John C. Houbolt” exhibit received an Award of Merit. For four years, he served on the [MORE

Regional history collection featured in Gaylord Building exhibit
Published: September 22, 2010.
Lockport’s Gaylord Building historic site is featuring the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection at Lewis University in its upcoming exhibit, the “Lines and Shadow: Discovering the Adelmann Collection.” The exhibit opens Oct. 6 at the Gaylord [MORE

Brother Armand Alcazar presents at Art of Memory series
Published: May 4, 2010.
As part of the Art of Memory series, Brother Armand Alcazar, FSC, associate professor of theology at Lewis University, delivered a presentation April 22 entitled “Remembering Heroes and Heroines: Telling Their Stories.” During his lecture, Brother [MORE

Dr. Cremin’s publication given award of superior achievement
Published: April 28, 2010.
The Illinois State Historical Society’s annual awards committee honored Dr. Dennis Cremin and the Joliet Area Historical Museum for the “Envisioning Joliet: Burnham, Bennett and Beyond” publication with an award of superior achievement in the category [MORE

The art of tracking family history discussed during Art of Memory series
Published: April 21, 2010.
As part of the Art of Memory series, Brother Joseph Martin, FSC, assistant to the President, led a discussion April 8 on how family history can be recovered through memories. Martin explored how family history research can prod and preserve memories [MORE

The Annual Vince Howard Memorial lecture is April 29
Published: April 10, 2010.
As part of Lewis University’s Art of Memory series, Dr. Patricia Mooney-Melvin, associate professor of history at Loyola University in Chicago, will present “Monumental Memory: Ethnicity in Chicago” at 2 p.m. on April 29 in Room AS-158-A (A-133) on the [MORE

Psychological perspective in a case of childhood abuse will be discussed on April 15
Published: April 2, 2010.
As part of the Art of Memory series, Interim Associate Dean in the Department of Arts and Ideas at Lewis University, Dr. Clare Lawlor will deliver a presentation entitled “A Psychological Perspective on the Experience and Meaning of Memory in a Case [MORE

Three Lewis University faculty members discuss memory through the use of literature
Published: March 29, 2010.
Three Lewis faculty members from the English department discussed consciousness, one important dimension of memory, through literary works as part of the Lewis University Art of Memory series. Dr. Michael Cunningham, professor of English and director [MORE

Dr. Cathy Ayers shares her story in response to Civil Rights in the 1960s
Published: March 16, 2010.
As part of the Art of Memory series, Dr. Cathy Ayers, communications professor at Lewis University, delivered a presentation on Feb. 25 entitled, “Southern Response to Civil Rights in the 1960s.” Ayers not only examined how differently people [MORE

Dr. Eileen McMahon distinguishes between myths and realities of immigration
Published: March 9, 2010.
As part of the Art of Memory series, Dr. Eileen McMahon, assistant professor of history at Lewis University, led a discussion on Feb. 18 entitled “Mythical Memories of Immigration: The Collective Amnesia of the Americas.” Pointing out that all people [MORE

Art of Memory series continues at Lewis University throughout the month of March
Published: February 26, 2010.
To continue with its Art of Memory series, Lewis University will host several events during the month of March. Unless otherwise noted, these events will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in Room AS-158 (A-133) on the University’s main campus in Romeoville. [MORE

Dr. Cremin to discuss “Envisioning Joliet - Burnham, Bennett and Beyond”
Published: February 17, 2010.
Dr. Dennis Cremin, assistant professor of history and director of the Lewis University History Center will give a presentation on the collaboration between Edward Bennett as well as Bennett’s role in the city planning of Joliet at the beginning of the [MORE

Lewis faculty members lead Art of Memory discussions throughout February
Published: February 3, 2010.
As part of the Art of Memory series, Lewis University faculty members will lead discussions throughout the month of February. The two remaining events will both take place at 2 p.m. in Room AS-158 (A-133) on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. [MORE

Lewis faculty member to discuss mythical memories of immigration
Published: February 1, 2010.
As part of the Art of Memory series, Dr. Eileen McMahon, assistant professor of history at Lewis University, will discuss “Mythical Memories of Immigration: The Collective Amnesia of the Americas” at 2 p.m. on Feb. 18 in Room AS-158 (A-133) on Lewis [MORE

Lewis faculty to discuss consciousness and memory in the modernist novel
Published: January 27, 2010.
As part of the Art of Memory series, three Lewis University faculty members will discuss “Consciousness and Memory in the Modernist Novel” at 2 p.m. on Feb. 11 in Room AS-158-A (A-133) at Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. Through literary [MORE

Dr. Collett presents on pilgrimage and memory in the Internet age
Published: January 25, 2010.
As part of the Art of Memory series, Dr. Maryellen D. Collett, assistant professor of theology at Lewis University, delivered a presentation on Jan. 21 entitled “Virtually Sacred: Pilgrimage and Memory in the Internet Age.” Collett used interdisciplinary [MORE

Lewis history professor speaks at Smithsonian exhibit opening
Published: January 15, 2010.
Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, director of the Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest and assistant professor of history, will speak Jan. 30 at the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth, Ill. Along with Cremin, [MORE

''Chaucer’s Pilgrimage: Remembering Canterbury'' is set for Jan. 28
Published: January 14, 2010.
As part of the Art of Memory series, a presentation titled “Chaucer’s Pilgrimage: Remembering Canterbury” will take place at 2 p.m. on Jan. 28 in Room AS-158-A (A-133) at Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. Throughout her presentation, Dr. [MORE

Chaucer’s Pilgrimage featured in Art of Memory series
Published: January 12, 2010.
As part of the Art of Memory series, a presentation titled “Chaucer’s Pilgrimage: Remembering Canterbury” will take place at 2 p.m. on Jan. 28 in Room AS-158-A (A-133) at Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. Throughout her presentation, Dr. [MORE

2009

Lewis University’s Art of Memory spring semester events begin Jan. 21
Published: December 21, 2009.
To begin the spring semester of Lewis University’s Art of Memory events, a presentation called “Virtually Sacred: Pilgrimage and Memory in the Internet Age” will take place at 2 p.m. on Jan. 21 in Room AS-158-A (A-133) on the university’s main campus [MORE

Lewis University professor discusses the I&M Canal National Historic Corridor
Published: November 30, 2009.
Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, assistant professor of history and director of the Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest, discussed the 25th anniversary of the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Historic Corridor, [MORE

Lewis faculty member shares importance of oral history for African Americans
Published: November 30, 2009.
Lewis University history professor Dr. Mark Schultz discussed one of his favorite topics: African American history on Nov. 19 as part of the Art of Memory series. Throughout his lecture, “The Reliability of Memory: The Memory of the African-American Community,” [MORE

Milne family adds to history collection at Lewis University
Published: November 23, 2009.
The Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection recently received additional Illinois and Michigan Canal historical materials from members of the Milne family, longtime residents of Lockport. The donation of papers, book collection, pictures, [MORE

Lewis University concludes fall semester Art of Memory series
Published: November 16, 2009.
Lewis University will host its final fall semester Art of Memory event at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 in Room AS-158-A (A-133) located on the University’s main campus in Romeoville. The title of the lecture is “Memory in Collaboration: Investigations into Poetry [MORE

Lewis faculty member discusses El Día de los Muertos
Published: November 9, 2009.
Dr. John Greenwood, professor of psychology at Lewis University, delivered an Oct. 29 presentation on El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a tradition rooted in Mexican culture. Greenwood emphasized from the beginning that El Día de los Muertos is [MORE

Lockport Woman’s Club funds student internship
Published: October 26, 2009.
The Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest is pleased to announce the Pat Darin/Lockport Woman’s Club Internship. The internship is directed towards an outstanding student from Lewis University with [MORE

Regional history collection receives new name
Published: October 16, 2009.
The Lewis University Canal and Regional History Special Collection was dedicated in honor of a husband and wife that contributed much to the preservation of their hometown of Lockport. The Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic [MORE

Dr. Zimmer discusses short and long term memory
Published: October 1, 2009.
Dr. Erin Zimmer, assistant professor of biology at Lewis University, presented “The Biological Foundations of Short and Long Term Memory” as part of the Art of Memory series Sept. 24 on the Romeoville main campus. Zimmer began her presentation by stating, [MORE

Lewis University professor shares insight on “Envisioning Joliet: Burnham, Bennett & Beyond” exhibit
Published: September 24, 2009.
The “Envisioning Joliet: Burnham, Bennett & Beyond” exhibit is on display until May 2010 at the Joliet Area Historical Museum located at 204 N. Ottawa Street in Joliet. Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, assistant professor of history and director of the Lewis University [MORE

Explore the ''Art of Memory'' at Lewis University
Published: September 8, 2009.
Lewis University will host “Art of Memory: Introduction to the Series” from 2 – 3:30 p.m Thursday, September 10 in room AS-158-A. This panel presentation serves as an introduction to the Art of Memory Interdisciplinary series. "Art of Memory" is a a two-semester, [MORE

Lewis students demonstrate that Burnham’s Chicago plan has a Joliet connection
Published: July 15, 2009.
Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, assistant professor of History at Lewis University and director of the History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest, and the students of his Public History class conducted research for the current exhibit [MORE

Lewis University’s Dr. Cremin to lead walking tour of Lockport’s Landing
Published: March 26, 2009.
A free walking tour of the recently dedicated Lincoln Landing is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. April 28 in downtown Lockport, beginning at the Gaylord Building Historic Site. The event is sponsored by the Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural [MORE

Joliet Area Historical Museum Collections and Exhibits Manager speaks on Lincoln in Will County
Published: March 19, 2009.
“Collecting and Remembering Lincoln in Joliet and Will County," will be presented by Heather Bigeck, collections and exhibits manager at the Joliet Area Historical Museum. The presentation will be at 4 p.m. March 24 in room A133 of the Academic Building [MORE

Lewis to host lecture entitled, ''Jefferson, Lincoln, Obama and the Meaning of America''
Published: March 13, 2009.
Lewis University is hosting a lecture as part of the History Center’s Lincoln Bicentennial Series entitled, “Jefferson, Lincoln, Obama and the Meaning of America.” Free and open to the public, this lecture will be held from 2-3 p.m. March 24 in Room A133 [MORE

Lewis’ History Center continues to celebrate Lincoln Bicentennial with scheduled events
Published: March 5, 2009.
Lewis University’s History Center is presenting several upcoming Lincoln Bicentennial events on the Romeoville campus. “The Lincoln Bicentennial provides a great opportunity to gather university professors and leaders from the community,” commented Dr. [MORE

Lewis’ history center continues to celebrate Lincoln Bicentennial with scheduled events
Published: February 23, 2009.
Lewis University’s History Center is presenting several upcoming Lincoln Bicentennial events on the Romeoville campus. “The Lincoln Bicentennial provides a great opportunity to gather university professors and leaders from the community,” commented Dr. [MORE

Historian Douglas Brinkley celebrates Lincoln’s Illinois roots
Published: February 13, 2009.
Award-winning author and historian Douglas Brinkley shared insights and dispelled popular myths about President Abraham Lincoln during a presentation, “Lincoln: From the State of Illinois to the Nation,” Feb. 12 at Lewis University in Romeoville. The [MORE

Lewis professor to make Lincoln presentation
Published: January 28, 2009.
Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, Director of the Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest and Assistant Professor at Lewis University in Romeoville, will be co-presenting “Lincoln and the Landing” with Lance Thies, [MORE

Lewis to host lauded historian Douglas Brinkley for Lincoln Bicentennial
Published: January 23, 2009.
The Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest will host award-winning author and historian Douglas Brinkley on the occasion of the Lincoln Bicentennial at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 in the Sancta Alberta [MORE

Lewis students create lesson plans for Lincoln Landing
Published: January 13, 2009.
In preparation for the Lincoln bicentennial birthday celebration, Lewis University students in the History of Illinois course created lesson plans for Lockport’s Lincoln Landing, set for dedication on Feb. 12. Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, assistant professor [MORE

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