Lewis University Students Return to Rome

Lewis University Students Return to Rome

Published: January 20, 2022.

Rome Program participants gather in Romeoville before traveling to the Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE) in Rome.

The Roman Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the St. Peter’s Basilica: all of these are the classroom of 14 Lewis University students as they participate January 28 - April 23 in the university’s Rome Program at the Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE) in Rome.

The students live in the Generalate, the motherhouse of the De La Salle Christian Brothers in Rome, Italy. Its extensive grounds and facilities provide a safe and ideal place to study and explore the city. Students will use Rome as their classroom as well as travel to Assisi and other sites.

Students participating include Gabriella Apodaca, Reyna Cortez, Gisselle Del Toro, Nicolas Formella, Samantha Gomez, Travis Greep, Ethan Jakubowski, Ethan Justice, Colin Mccay, Aniyah Moffett, Priscilla Najera, Alexander Tabiadon, Adeline Tassone and Hayley Weston.

Students will take courses that draw on the rich culture and history of Rome. Italian faculty will teach courses on contemporary Italy and fine arts. Drs. Dennis H. Cremin, history professor, and Joanne Kuttner, director of Engaging Stories in the Theology department, will be on site for the entire semester. Dr. Jerry Kavouras, chair and professor of biology, will be teaching an environmental science course in a blended format and will be in Rome for a week. Professor Cremin and Dr. Clare K. Rothschild, professor of theology, are teaching a course entitled “Christians as the Romans Saw Them”. Rothschild will be teaching remotely from Illinois.

In past years, the program has included students from the international network of Lasallian Universities, including Mexico, the Philippines, and the United States. This year it will involve only Lewis University students, but it is anticipated that students from around the world will return next year. For more information on the Rome Program at LUCE, please contact Chris Swanson at swansoch@lewisu.edu.

Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,200 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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