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Plane Pull Hauls In $33,000 for Special Olympics Illinois
Published: May 16, 2022.
Lewis University hosted its second Special Olympics Illinois Plane Pull on April 30 . The event raised over $33,000 for Special Olympics Illinois and brought hundreds of people to the Romeoville campus. United Airlines partnered with Lewis University [MORE

Pull a Plane at Lewis University to Support Special Olympics Illinois
Published: April 5, 2022.
The ultimate tug-of-war competition is looking for teams to battle in pulling a United Airlines aircraft 12 feet as fast as possible. Lewis University and United Airlines are the presenting sponsors of the Plane Pull event to raise funds and awareness [MORE

Drs. White and Phillips Weigh in on Carbon Emissions for ABC7 Chicago
Published: November 4, 2021.
Dr. Christopher White, dean of the College of Aviation, Science and Technology, and Dr. Ryan Phillips, chair and professor of Aviation & Transportation, discuss with ABC7 Chicago how the aviation industry can minimize its carbon emissions. [MORE

ABC7 Chicago Shares How Sustainability is at Core of Aviation Curriculum
Published: November 4, 2021.
ABC7 Chicago's I-Team recently reported on how "sustainability is a core part of the mission and curriculum at Lewis University." Dr. Christopher White, dean of the College of Aviation, Science and Technology, and Dr. Ryan Phillips, chair [MORE

Second-Place Finish Propels Lewis University Flight Team to Nationals
Published: October 27, 2021.
The Lewis University Flight Team advanced to the National Intercollegiate Flying Association championship by taking second place at the Region VIII SAFECON 2021 competition Oct. 13- Oct. 16 at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind. Several [MORE