News Releases

Date range: 8/21/2017 to 8/21/2018 (Past Year to Today)

White Oak Library District, Dr. Ewa K. Bacon Present Three-Part Talk Series on Auschwitz
Published: August 17, 2018.
A powerful look at a dark time in history entitled “Saving Lives in Auschwitz: The Prisoners’ Hospital in Buna-Monowitz” is the basis of a three-part book talk series offered by the White Oak Library District and Dr. Ewa Bacon, professor emerita at Lewis [MORE

Historic Books Provide Experiential Learning for Lewis University Students
Published: July 16, 2018.
“I can’t believe I’m holding a book that’s older than the United States,” exclaimed Charlie Wright, Lewis University student. Other students in Dr. Dennis Cremin’s Early Modern European class also felt excited to handle such delicate artifacts in the [MORE

London Travel Study Program Includes a Royal Wedding Experience
Published: July 16, 2018.
Seven Lewis University students caught a glimpse of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle, as the couple’s carriage passed the American students standing only a few yards away along the procession route. The group traveled [MORE

Lewis University Presents Research at Symposium in Bogota, Columbia
Published: July 16, 2018.
Several Lewis University faculty and a doctoral candidate presented their insights during a Lasallian international institute June 14 and 15, at the Universidad de La Salle in Bogota, Colombia. Dr. Erica Davila, Dr. Jung Kim, and Michael Dieter presented [MORE

Woodrow Wilson and the Great War Exhibit Marks 100 Year End of World War I
Published: July 9, 2018.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I’s conclusion, the Lewis University History Center, Naper Settlement and Give Something Back collaborated on a traveling exhibit, “Woodrow Wilson and the Great War.” This exhibit examines the Great [MORE

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