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Old Joliet Prison lecture

10/12/2016, 5 a.m.
ROMEOVILLE—Join Lewis University for the launch of the James P. ’60 and Mary C. Sczepaniak Lecture Series. The inaugural lecture ...

ROMEOVILLE—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.

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.