Lewis Professors Present on International Lasallian Studies

Lewis Professors Present on International Lasallian Studies

Published: January 25, 2016.

(L to R) Dr. Dominic Colonna, Br. Henri Bedel (France),FSC, and
Dr. Dennis Cremin

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 and is open to the public.

The program will focus on international efforts to connect Lasallians and provide insight into their own Lasallian research. In October 2015, the two Lewis University professors were part of an International Session of Lasallian Studies (SIEL) in Rome, Italy. They teamed up with 33 professors, Christian Brothers, administrators, and educators from around the world who gathered to learn more about St. Jean Baptist De la Salle and the Christian Brothers.

“This unique global collaboration was an experience that will foster great progress advancing Lasallian education with the 73,000 lay colleagues teaching almost a million students in more than 80 countries,” Cremin said.

This experience inspired the Lewis University professors to transform the annual Italy Travel Study program they have been leading for more than a decade. In the fall, they are planning a program that would include study in Rome and Assisi from December 26, 2016 - January 6, 2017.

“Reflections on Lasallian Studies (SIEL) 2015” 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 nearly 7,000 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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