Old Joliet Prison Lecture is Oct. 27 at Lewis University

Old Joliet Prison Lecture is Oct. 27 at Lewis University

Published: October 10, 2016.


Dr. Robert Sterling



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.

The lecture begins at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 in the University Dining Room on the Lewis University Main Campus in Romeoville. Register online at www.alumni.lewisu.edu/LectureSeries or reserve a seat by contacting Lisa Heizer at (815) 836-5545 or heizerli@lewisu.edu by Oct. 24.

Sterling was born and educated in Joliet, Illinois. The alumnus of Joliet Township High School received a bachelor’s degree in history from Wheaton College in 1964. He earned master’s degree in 1967 and a Ph.D. in Civil War history in 1974 from Northern Illinois University. Sterling served as history faculty at Joliet Junior College and served as Chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department for 30 years before retirement. In 2011, the author of a number of books on Joliet and Will County donated the core of his regional history collection to the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection at Lewis University.

The legacy of Jim and Mary Clare Sczepaniak lives on through scholarships, Lewis University enhancements and now the James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture Series.

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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