April 20, 2012 4:24PM
Eleven University of St. Francis students will travel to Bolivia this June to do service work at hospitals and orphanages. Last year, USF sudents worked with these Bolivian children. | submitted photo
Updated: May 23, 2012 8:02AM
Author giving lecture
ROMEOVILLE — Abraham Lincoln’s relevance to today will be the topic as historian Orville Vernon Burton speaks at 2 p.m. Monday in Room AS-158 at Lewis University’s Main Campus.
The presentation is part of the annual Vince Howard Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Lewis University History Department and the Office of the Provost.
Burton wrote “The Age of Lincoln: Then and Now.” The book won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Literary Award for Nonfiction and was selected for Book of the Month Club, History Book Club and Military Book Club. He is professor emeritus in history, African American studies and sociology at the University of Illinois.
Quintet offering free show
ROMEOVILLE — The Lewis University Wind Quintet will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Sancta Alberta Chapel on the Main Campus.
The program will include Mozart’s “Piano Quintet in E-flat major,” Darius Milhaud’s “La cheminée du roi René” and the premiere of Stephen Platko’s “Quintet for Woodwinds.”
The quintet includes Laurel Tempas, flute; Robert Gordon, oboe; Mary Payne, clarinet; Paulette Velazquez, horn; and Lawrence Sisk, bassoon. Joining them is Robert Holst, who will play the Mozart “Piano Quintet, K452.”
Students going on mission
JOLIET — Eleven University of St. Francis students will travel in June to Sucre, Bolivia, with a mission team from the Diocese of Joliet. Their mission is to serve the children of Sucre.
Participating are Emily Burt of Plainfield, Madison Capodice of Minooka, Gretta Hollister of Homer Glen, Jessica Levandowski of Wilmington, Kathryn Lindemulder of Tinley Park, Hayden McGann of Crest Hill, Michelle Miller of Tinley Park, Jessica Nayder of Mokena, Paige Nelson of Dwight, Lauren O’Keeffe of Joliet and Chelsea Rimington of Lena.
All students are pursuing majors in nursing, education or social work.
They will be joined by admissions counselor Sarah Steinhorst.
This is the largest group of USF students to ever make the trip to Sucre.
New option for radio
ROMEOVILLE — Lewis University’s WLRA-FM 88.1 was added to iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s free, digital radio service that combines more than 900 broadcast radio and digital-only stations from 150 cities plus the ability to create custom radio stations, delivering listeners everything they want all in one fully integrated service.
Lewis is the 15th college radio station to be added to iHeartRadio.
“WLRA has always been a leader in college radio and will continue to expand our broadcasting abilities as the technology develops. We were the first all-digital college radio station in the nation and our early addition to iHeartRadio is the latest initiative that benefits our student body,” said John Carey, director of the Andrew Broadcast Center at Lewis University.