Lewis University’s Celebration of the Humanities

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Lewis University’s Celebration of the Humanities

Published: September 27, 2013.

Lewis University presents the Celebration of Humanities Series during the Fall semester on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The series commemorates important cultural landmarks in such areas as music, art, literature, philosophy, theology and history.

October events in the series include a focus on art and foreign films. As part of Art Week, Dr. Michael Cunningham, director of Arts & Ideas will demonstrate how poets have used the visual arts as triggers for their own creative responses. “Ekphrasis: Poems from Paintings” is a slide-show presentation that illustrates the intersections between verbal and visual communication. This event will be held on Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Other featured events include “Art and Morality” presented by Dr. Dominic Colonna, professor of theology on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. and “How To Read a Work of Art” presented by Leslie Colonna, instructor of art and design. All three events will be located in the room AS-158 of the Academic Building.

Coinciding with Art Week, two foreign films will be shown. The first will be a Russian film that will be shown on Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. in the room DL-250 of De La Salle. The second film will be of Mexican heritage and play on Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. in the room AS-158 of the Academic Building. A Chinese and an additional Russian film will be shown in November.

Other events in the semester include Literature Week, Humanities in Action, Languages, Gallery Talks and presentations. A Celebration of the Humanities at Lewis University is a program sponsored by the Lewis University History Center. Dr. Ewa Bacon (History) and Dr. Michael Cunningham (A&I Director, English) have coordinated these presentations. The Celebration of Humanities is being presented as a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. A portion of the Arts & Ideas events is sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. For additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Cunningham, director of Arts & Ideas, at (815) 836-5385.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition 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. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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