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Date range: 4/24/2017 to 4/24/2018 (Past Year to Today)

Woodrow Wilson and the Great War Series Presented in April at Lewis University
Published: March 26, 2018.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history and director of the History Center at Lewis University, organized the series, “Woodrow Wilson and the Great War.” Free and open to the public, the program [MORE

Lewis University Student Awarded Internship through Lockport Woman’s Club
Published: February 5, 2018.
Lewis University student Melissa Fregeau of Westmont was selected as the ninth Lockport Woman’s Club/Pat Darin Internship. Fregeau, a history major, will help design an online exhibit to celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial. The senior will also assist [MORE

Historic Preservationists from Around the World Visit Lewis University Students in Lockport
Published: November 20, 2017.
More than 30 participants in the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference received a brief history lesson from Lewis University students Kole Torres and Danielle Bradley on November 17 in Lockport. The students presented a “pop-up” exhibit [MORE

Students Enjoy Historic Preservation Field Study
Published: November 20, 2017.
Explore an old prison, go behind the scenes at a museum, and consider the future uses for historic structures. Lewis University students did all of this and more November 10-11 as part of the Lewis University History Department’s Historic Preservation [MORE

Rethinking the Modern Western-Civ Course Paper is Published in Journal
Published: September 26, 2017.
Michael Bulfin, Writing Center coordinator, lecturer in the History Department, and doctoral student in the College of Education, recently had an article published in the journal “Philosophical Studies in Education.” The article is titled “Baudrillard [MORE

Learn About the Global Challenge of ‘Place Making’ at the Sczepaniak Lecture Oct. 19
Published: August 28, 2017.
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

Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Speaks Sept. 19 at Lewis University
Published: August 24, 2017.
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 [MORE

Dr. Cremin presents on the History of the I&M Canal
Published: August 21, 2017.
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

Get a Personalized Tour and Enjoy Activities at Lincoln Landing this Summer
Published: July 10, 2017.
Make history come alive this summer with fun activities at Lincoln Landing in Lockport. Summer interns Troy Costabile of Lockport and Kole Torres of Carol Stream will be conducting free programs that will engage children, families and the general public. [MORE

Lewis Students Present at History Conference
Published: June 12, 2017.
Two Lewis University students presented their papers at the 59th Annual Missouri Conference on History, March 22-24, at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Missouri. Melissa Churchill of Lynwood presented “Concepts of Power in Iran during the [MORE

Lewis Students Take Travel Study Program to Italy
Published: June 8, 2017.
Roman history, Lasallian spirituality, church architecture, early Christianity and Medieval Christianity, were among the lessons on the Lewis University Travel Study trip May 20-30. For more than a decade, the Italy travel study trip has been a cornerstone [MORE

London Travel Study Program Brings Lewis University Students Across the Pond
Published: June 7, 2017.
Seven Lewis University students from courses in history and literature traveled across the pond to London May 19-28 as part of the Lewis University Travel Study program. While in London, the group of students visited Westminster Abbey, the Churchill [MORE

Experts Consult on Adelmann Regional History Collection
Published: June 5, 2017.
Experts from the Naper Settlement recently shared advice with the  Adelmann Regional History Collection  at Lewis University. Louise Howard, chief curator, and Sheila Riley, director of learning experiences, offered suggestions on how to maximize the [MORE

Lewis Honors 1,000-plus Graduates at Spring Commencement
Published: May 22, 2017.
Lewis University held Spring Commencement ceremonies for more than 1,000 students and bestowed an honorary degree May 20-21 on the university’s campus in Romeoville. Sunday’s ceremony was be the largest Commencement in the university’s history. During [MORE

Learn About the Chicago and Manilla Burnham Connection at the Gaylord Building
Published: April 24, 2017.
Architect Daniel Burnham’s name is well-known for his Plan of Chicago but the urban planner also had plans for the Philippines, says Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, director of the Lewis University History Center. Cremin will address “Burnham of Chicago in [MORE