News Releases


Date range: 1/17/2016 to 1/17/2017 (Past Year to Today)

History Students Document Lockport’s Fairmont Neighborhood History
Published: January 9, 2017.
Lewis University students in Dr. Dennis H. Cremin’s History of Illinois class recorded oral histories with residents of nearby Fairmont neighborhood in Lockport. During the Fall 2016 semester, the history students created a set of questions to ask [MORE

Naper Settlement Internship Provides Real Life Lessons
Published: December 19, 2016.
Skyler Wurst of Romeoville, Ill. spent his fall semester working with the curatorial staff at Naper Settlement gaining experience and knowledge to further his career. “I learned more about how museums operate their day-to-day activities than I could [MORE

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


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