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Change in FAA Hiring Practices is Good News for ATC

The passage of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016 represents a big win for the 36 Collegiate Training Initiative program schools in the United States, says Bill Parrot, director of the Lewis University Air Traffic Control Program. The 2016 legislation returns the relevancy of CTI graduates in FAA hiring. Now, there will be a similar number of veterans and CTI graduates hired as there are from the general population. “This now gives full credit to our students who have dedicated themselves through years of preparation,” added Parrot. The former airline pilot and FAA Air Traffic flight data specialist explained that in December 2013, the FAA changed its hiring practices for air traffic controllers. The 2013 changes no longer recognized graduates of CTI programs   [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

PLT Makes a Splash with “Big Fish the Musical''
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish the Musical centers on the life of Edward Bloom (Stephen Cannon of New Lenox), a traveling man with tall tales who lives life to the fullest… and then  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Free activities for kids at Kidzfest in Joliet
Activities for children of all ages will be featured at the Lewis University Mini-Campus during Kidzfest 2016 Saturday, Aug. 6 in downtown Joliet. A free family festival, Kidzfest offers an opportunity for children to play, explore, imagine and create.  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Women's Tennis Nabs ITA All-Academic Team Honors
Seven out of eight student-athletes on the Lewis University women's tennis roster claimed Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete status, as the Flyers registered a cumulative grade point average of 3.62 to earn ITA All-Academic Team status  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

“Point of View” Exhibits Fine Art Photography
An exhibition called “Point of View” by Joliet’s Gallery 7 artists is on display until August 12 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery , located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The free exhibit is open to the public and is on  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Tennis Earns 2016 ITA NCAA DII Men's Academic Awards
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced that the Lewis University men's tennis team has claimed ITA All-Academic Team honors for the 2015-16 school-year. The Flyers, led by ITA Scholar-Athletes Chandler Stimpert (Graceland, Ill./Morton)  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Faculty Embrace International Lasallian Family
The global Lasallian network has 976 schools worldwide with over 961,000 students. The International Association of Lasallian Universities is one of the largest educational networks in the world. Lewis University faculty, staff, and administration recently  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Women’s Volleyball Picks Up AVCA Team Academic Honor
The Lewis University women's volleyball team is one of 119 NCAA Division II programs to earn the 2015-16 American Volleyball Coaches Association's Team Academic Award. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors volleyball  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Lewis Men’s Golf’s Duo Earns GCAA All-American Scholar Nods
Lewis men's golf student-athletes Robert Dofflemyer III (Belvidere, Ill./Belvidere) and Alex Thode (Washington, Iowa/Washington) have been named 2016 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America. To be eligible  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Basketball Team Earns NABC Team Academic Excellence Award
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced on Wednesday (July 27) that the Lewis University men's basketball team had six players named to the NABC Honors Court, earning the Flyers the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award. Lewis is  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Teachers and Administrators Head Back to Class This Summer
The College of Education at Lewis University is offering Summer Seminars for teachers and administrators. Each seminar is $40 per person. Attendees will earn four professional development units for each seminar. The one-day seminars begin on June  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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