News Releases


Date range: 12/8/2022 to 12/8/2023 (Past Year to Today)

New Lewis University Partnership Exhibit Opening at Joliet Area Historical Museum
Published: November 28, 2023.
38 Miles North and South from Chicago: A Comparative Look at African American History in Lake Forest and Joliet, will be at the Joliet Area Historical Museum from November 30 to December 16. The exhibit focuses on two communities often seen as on the [MORE

Lincoln Academy Honors Morgan Jennings for Her Historic Work
Published: November 20, 2023.
The Lincoln Academy of Illinois honored Lewis University student Morgan Jennings as a 2023 Student Laureate. In the spirit of Abraham Lincoln, Student Laureates are honored for their leadership and service on campus and beyond in pursuing humanity's betterment [MORE

Dr. Mark Schultz Offers Expertise to U.S. Supreme Court Case
Published: October 17, 2023.
This summer, Dr. Mark Schultz, professor of history, was asked to sign on to a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief for Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP . The case is currently before the court. The case argues that the state [MORE

Lewis University Students Present at Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Annual Meeting
Published: October 16, 2023.
Two Lewis University  College of Education and Social Sciences students presented at the 2023 Midwestern Criminal Justice Association’s Annual meeting on September 28-29 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Chicago. Daisy Collazo discussed “ Sentiment Towards [MORE

Lewis University Students, Faculty Present to Midwest World History Association
Published: October 4, 2023.
Students and faculty from Lewis University’s History Department presented at the Midwest World History Association’s Annual Meeting September 22-23 at Roosevelt University in Chicago.  Two Lewis University history undergraduate students presented [MORE

Dr. Dennis Cremin Presents 'From Tourist to Traveler: Exploring Italy' October 10
Published: October 1, 2023.
Join Dennis H. Cremin for an illustrated program entitled "From Tourist to Traveler: Exploring Italy". Since 2007, the professor of history has led Lewis University Travel Study programs in Italy. “Often times a tourist approach involves 'checking [MORE

U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood Staff Dialogues on ''Reclaiming the Narrative'' Exhibit at Gaylord Building
Published: September 20, 2023.
US Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and her staff recently looked deeper into the historical context of current social and economic challenges in the Joliet area.    During an all-staff meeting on September 6, held at the Gaylord [MORE

Dr. Dennis Cremin at Chicago's Printers Row Lit Fest
Published: September 11, 2023.
Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history, discussed the newly published paperback edition of his book " Grant Park: The Evolution of Chicago Yard " on September 10 at the Southern Illinois University Press exhibitor booth at Chicago's Printers Row Lit [MORE

Lewis University Hosts Regional History Symposium September 14
Published: August 28, 2023.
The Lewis University History Center and the Gaylord Building Historic Site are hosting a "Place and the Environment" symposium from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. on September 14. The event features speakers who illuminate the history of our shared landscape. “This [MORE

Lewis University Volleyball is Experiencing the World Off the Beaten Path
Published: August 3, 2023.
Lewis University Men and Woman Volleyball teams traveled through Europe July 25- August 6. The students were excited to visit Vienna, Venice, and Rome, but one of the richest experiences was provided by going to Pontedera, Italy. Pontedera is a city between [MORE

Reclaiming the Narrative: Restoring Black Voices to the Story of Joliet
Published: May 25, 2023.
On display in the Gaylord Building’s first-floor gallery through July 14 is "Reclaiming the Narrative: Restoring Black Voices to the Story of Joliet". The Lewis University History Center partnered with Second Baptist Church, Mount Zion Baptist Church, [MORE

Gracie Treviño and Dr. James Tallon Present Military History at Western Illinois University
Published: May 9, 2023.
Lewis University history student Gracie Treviño and Dr. James N. Tallon, associate professor of history, and presented on April 14 in Moline, Ill., at the " Global and Local Perspectives on Military History " Scholarly Conference at Western Illinois University [MORE

Dr. James Tallon Presents on Albania to Society of Military History
Published: April 23, 2023.
Dr. James N. Tallon, associate professor of History , presented “Albania as a Nexus of the Long First World War of the Eastern Mediterranean 1910-1925” on March 23 in San Diego at the Society of Military History Annual Meeting . Lewis University [MORE

Jennings Named Lockport Woman’s Club Intern
Published: March 20, 2023.
Morgan Jennings, a Lewis University history major with minors in theology and Arabic, has been named the Lockport Woman’s Club/ Pat Darin intern.  The prestigious position has been funded by the club since 2009 and is celebrating its 15 years of [MORE

Superior General of Christian Brothers Urges LUCE Students to Serve Those on the Margins of Society
Published: March 17, 2023.
Brother Armin Luistro, Superior General of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, and Brother Chris Patiño, FSC, a Brother of the San Francisco New Orleans District (SFNO), recently visited the  Lewis University Rome Program at the Lasallian Universities [MORE

Harvard Institute Fellow Speaks on Women's Suffrage Movement in American Society
Published: February 27, 2023.
Author and women’s rights activist Dr. Elisabeth Griffith discussed American women and their fight for equality February 23 as part of the Spring 2023 James and Mary Clare Sczepaniak Endowed Lecture Series. In this lecture, Griffith spoke on her [MORE

LUCE Learns About the Making of a Saint
Published: February 21, 2023.
Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, professor of history and academic director for the 2023 Lewis University Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE) program recently wrote " Exploring the Lasallian World: Making a Case for Holiness and Br. James Miller " [MORE

Explore Joliet’s African American History February 25
Published: February 21, 2023.
Join  Lewis University’s History Center  and Warren-Sharpe Community Center in Joliet to learn about nearby African American History. Morgan Jennings, a Lewis University history major, will present a program: “ From the Past to the Future: Reclaiming [MORE

Connect to Joliet’s African American History on February 11
Published: February 3, 2023.
Join Lewis University’s History Center and Second Baptist Church  in Joliet to learn about African American History right in Joliet's backyard.  “ From the Past to the Future: Reclaiming the African American Narrative ” will be presented by Morgan Jennings, [MORE

Annual Lewis University History Lecture Series Addresses Women’s Suffrage February 23
Published: January 23, 2023.
Although American women were given the right to vote over a century ago, the women’s suffrage movement continues to have its challenges and successes. Author and women’s rights activist Dr. Elisabeth Griffith will discuss American women and their fight [MORE

Record Number of Students Headed to Rome for Lewis University 2023 Program
Published: January 9, 2023.
For the Spring 2023 Semester, the Lasallian Universities Center for Education in Rome, Italy will serve a record 22 college students; the most students since the program began five years ago. Most students are from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois [MORE

Joliet’s African American History Featured on January 14
Published: December 29, 2022.
During the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, you can explore the theme of the African American community in Joliet, Illinois in a program at the Joliet Area Historical Museum on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 10:00am to noon. The program includes [MORE