Lewis University students bookmark Fairmont Literacy Night

Lewis University students bookmark Fairmont Literacy Night

Published: April 15, 2013.

Lewis University College of Education students and faculty again assisted at Fairmont Literacy Night in Lockport. This year, 17 Lewis University students and four faculty members planned various activities for more than 60 Fairmont students to enjoy while their families attended an anti-bullying presentation.

Lewis students and faculty assisted with the event for the last three years. Last year, they donated enough books to send home about a dozen books with each family in attendance. It enabled the families an opportunity to enhance their own home libraries, and encourage reading outside of school.

“It was a great way for our students to connect and service the community,” commented Jennifer Buss, assistant professor of special education. Other faculty members involved in the event included Dr. Deb Augsburger, chair and associate professor of reading and literacy, Dr. Mary Fisher, assistant professor of special education, and Dr. John Hackett, academic coordinator for adult programs/assistant professor.

Lewis University College of Education is regionally recognized as a Midwest leader in providing value-oriented, collaborative and research-based preparation programs for educators. Lewis University’s College of Education is imbued with a Lasallian moral and ethical legacy. This heritage compels it to consider the central role education can and should take in the creation of a more equal and just society. Undergraduate degrees are offered in elementary education, special education and secondary education. Graduate degrees include areas of educational leaderships, curriculum and instruction, English as a Second language, elementary education, reading and literacy and special education.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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