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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)

“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)

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)

Faculty Embrace International Lasallian Family
The global Lasallian network has more than 60 colleges and universities with 250,000 students. The International Association of Lasallian Universities is one of the largest educational networks in the world. Lewis University faculty, staff, and administration  [MORE]  [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)

Spotlight Shines on Illinois Arts Council Grant Students
Illinois State Senator Pat McGuire (D-Joliet) recently met the four high school students participating in the Illinois Arts Council Agency’s Summer Youth Employment in the Arts program at the Lewis University Philip Lynch Theatre in Romeoville. It’s  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)


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