The Spring 2022 Rome program at LUCE will be led by Dennis Cremin from the history department and Joanne Kuttner from the theology department.
The course offerings will be posted soon on the Study Abroad website and will include a variety of courses to satisfy major, minor, and Gen Ed requirements.
The program is open to all majors and years - first year students included!Students should talk with their major advisor now to plan their courses to take full advantage of the offerings in Rome.
For more information and to apply, visit the Lewis University Study Abroad website at www.lewisu.edu/studyabroad or contact Chris Swanson, Director of Study Abroad (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Travel Study Program to the Holy Land
By Christopher Swanson, Director of Study Abroad
Dennis Cremin, associate professor and chair of history, and Claire Rothschild, professor of theology, will be leading a Travel Study to the Holy Land during the Winter Break next academic year. This exciting program will take students to a number of important sites in the Israel and Palestine, including Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and the Sea of Galilee, while taking coursework toward their academic plan.
During the Spring 2021 semester, the English department offered a one-credit hour writing workshop for students not currently enrolled in a First-Year Writing course. The goal of this course is to provide additional support to students, including multilingual international students, with their writing and English language learning. The course, ENGL 120: Workshop in Writing, pairs each student with a Workshop in Writing Mentor, a Writing Center tutor trained in offering feedback on writing at various stages and is taught by Jasmine Castillo, the Writing Center Coordinator. Each week, the students meet with their Mentor to receive feedback and support for their current course writing. Mentors offer feedback and strategies for writing and help students practice and improve their writing skills by identifying patterns, focusing on higher-order concerns, and sharing writing approaches and strategies to help students prepare for their First-Year Writing experiences.
"We want all Lewis writers to enjoy a successful first semester at Lewis, and we hope that this writing workshop will help make that possible."
Some fun facts about me! This is my fourth semester of voice lessons at Lewis and got 2nd place at the LU Idol in Spring 2019. I danced ballet for 9 years and had the opportunity to dance at a Downtown Disney event in 2010 that celebrated the bicentenary of the Mexican’s independence. I look forward in to getting a Zumba certification so that I can teach. Last 2012, I appeared in a YouTube video that went viral in Mexico when One Direction gave their first concert!
Lewis University has provided me with so many opportunities that I have been able to take advantage of apart from swimming itself. I got a summer job as a coach at a swim camp at the University of Michigan, all thanks to my coach Roger Karns. I would consider one of my highlights and beginnings of my professional career. Also, thanks to the amazing professors Karen Lockyer and Ralph Miller who helped me out with recommendation letters, I won a scholarship as part of Delta Mu Delta (International Honor Society in Business). I joined The Flyer first as a sports reporter in fall 2019. I initially joined because previously in the summer of 2018 and 2019 I did a journalism internship with a swimming magazine and loved it, as I started to consider it one of my career options as well. I basically write about Lewis teams results or highlights (rankings, academic recognitions, etc.), but also about local Chicago sports and sometimes global if it would also interest the Lewis community, e.g., the Olympics.
"For international students, student-athletes, and international student-athletes, I would say get involved."
International students tend to hang out only with international students, but it is also very fun to get along with the locals, it could surprise you how much you can also learn from them. For the athletes, some would say that they don’t have time, but if you learn to manage your time effectively, you can fit many things in your schedule, so if you have an interest and maybe there is a club/organization on campus that runs on that interest, e.g., photography, go join! Also, try to create strong bonds with your professors and coaches; they could help you a lot when it comes to internships and jobs.
Letting My Dreams Take Flight
By Reece Bhave - India, Master of Science in Aviation and Transportation. Class of 2022.
Hey everyone, my name is Reece, and I am currently a Graduate Student studying in the Master of Science in Aviation and Transportation. I am also the Graduate Assistant for the Department of Aviation and Transportation! I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Technology & Aircraft Maintenance Management from Lewis in December 2020! Prior to my current job, I was a Student Employee for 3.5 years, in the Office of International Student and Global Scholars Services, working under Deacon Michael Fekete, Roman Ortega and our former G.A, Gerard Ortiz!
As an International Student at Lewis, I am so grateful for the opportunities I have received over the last 4 years! Academically, I’ve been able to challenge myself and get involved in technical research related to aviation and aerospace, ranging from creating a portable Ramjet, to designing, building and testing my own Advanced Aerial Inspection Vehicle (AAIV)! I was able to work as a Teaching Assistant which consisted of helping Professors set up their labs, creating exciting and challenging projects for students to complete, and of course, grading projects when needed!
Prior to my current G.A. Position, I was fortunate to have received the opportunity of working in the Office of International Student and Global Scholars Services back in 2017! Through my role in the Office, I was able to interact with new students, listen and learn from their stories, and assist whenever needed, as they ventured out to find their own path while at Lewis! Coming from a background of growing up and living in 4 different countries, I truly believe that my own experiences of always being an International Student helped shape me into the person I am today!
If there is anything that I can leave with you with, it would be to get involved in extra-curricular actives, make new friends whenever you can, and enjoy the experience of learning that you are embarking on.
"While the journey might seem hard at times, never forget that it will all be worth it in the long run!"
As an International Senator, I will represent the student as a whole and faculty to make the college experience well for everyone. I will be the voice for all international students and speak up for what they seek and desire.
I love helping other students because I want to give them the best college experience.
“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama.
Interview with Jada Hoffman, President of Student Senate
Student Senate is meant to represent all students effectively and voice their concerns and needs to the right administration. Whether you are a freshman or a science major, we have 24 senators that represent students all around the Lewis campus. Students are always invited and encouraged to bring their concerns and needs to the members of senate. We have all our members on the Lewis website and encourage everyone to take advantage of that. By going to the website, clicking 'Student Life' then 'Student Activities' and 'Student Senate' you'll be at the right spot. We can't wait to see everything everyone has to say!
International Students Association Activities
I was on the Lewis Men's Volleyball Team from 2010 to 2014 and I am the first ever NCAA Men's Volleyball player recruited from mainland China. I am always thankful for being able to utilize the skills I acquired from Lewis to play an important role at my employer.
"Value every hour every day because time does fly."
Try not to get food from the Den after 10pm although sometimes it is hard to resist!
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