Cremin and Keleher Attend Lasallian Seminar for Professors

Cremin and Keleher Attend Lasallian Seminar for Professors

Published: August 8, 2016.


(L to R) Dennis Cremin, Br. Robert Smith,
Timothy Gossen and Jason Keleher



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 Summer Seminar for Professors was: “The Challenges of Lasallian Higher Education in the 21st Century.”

The Lewis University educators joined faculty from other Lasallian Institutions including Bethlehem University in Palestine, Christian Brothers University in Memphis, La Salle University in Philadelphia and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

“This was a superior group of scholars, who seriously considered the idea of ‘crisis’ from a number of perspectives. This included issues regarding student preparation for university-level courses, student portfolios, the challenges of Lasallian education in an increasingly secular society,” said Cremin. He continued, “All of the participants drafted scholarly papers, and we received solid feedback from the group.”

Brother Robert Smith, FSC, Ph.D, chief academic officer and vice president of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Program, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and Dr. Timothy Gossen, vice president for Mission, Saint Mary University of Minnesota, hosted the scholars.

Scholarly papers resulting from the seminar may be published in AXIS: Journal of Lasallian Higher Education.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,700 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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