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Follow Along Lewis Aviation Students in Air Race Classic

Lewis University Certified Flight Instructor Katelyn Gall of Channahon, Ill., will race for a second time in the Air Race Classic June 18-21. The Lewis University Alumna will race with Lewis University Aviation Student Laura Carreno of Melrose Park, Ill., and a team name of “Charlie’s Angels”. Last year, Gall raced with alumna Makaylah Schwark of Bourbonnais, Ill., and finished in 20th place overall and in the top six collegiate teams. Gall is a commercial-multi engine rated pilot. Carreno is an instrument-rated private pilot currently working on her commercial license. She also works as an Aircraft Dispatcher at Lewis University and Des Plains Public Library. The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association is sponsoring the Lewis University team again. The race will begin in Carbondale, Ill., and end in Loveland, Colo. Go to the Air Race Classic website to follow the teams’ progress through the eight stops.   The Lewis University duo will join almost 50 other teams of women pilots in competition from around the country, flying a total of about 2,500 miles (about the width of the United States) across the span of four days.   ARC draws competitors of all ages, from teenagers to veteran pilots in their 80s, and from all walks of life, from college students to professional airline pilots to military veterans to teachers, writers, doctors and businesswomen.   The historic contest traces its roots to the 1929 Women's Air Derby, aka the Powder Puff Derby, in which Amelia Earhart and 19 other female pilots raced from Santa Monica, Calif., to Cleveland, Ohio. Today, the ARC is the epicenter of women's air racing, the ultimate test of piloting skill and aviation decision-making for female pilots of all ages and from all walks of life.      [PHOTO

Lewis Finishes 20th in Learfield Directors Cup Standings
he National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced the final 2024 DII Learfield Directors' Cup Standings where Lewis University finished in 20th place in the standings. The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup trophy, which is commonly known as the all-sports trophy, is presented  [MORE

History Center Presents at June 22 Fairmont Event
The Lewis University History Center’s “ Reclaiming the Narrative: African American in Joliet’s Southend” banner exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Envision Fairmont: Updating the Fairmont Neighborhood Plan event June 22 at the Fairmont Community Center in Lockport, Ill. Recent  [MORE

'Tribute for Keith White' is June 20 on Romeoville Campus
The University was saddened to learn that Keith White, Professor Emeritus and former Manager and Chair of the Theater Department, passed away on June 8, 2024.  Keith was an esteemed and beloved member of the Lewis University community from 1994 to 2020.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, June  [MORE

All Roads Lead to Rome for Lewis University Softball Team
International play has wrapped up for the Lewis Women’s Softball team in Italy. They played against Bollate near Milan, Legnano in Lombardy, and the Panthers outside Lucca before arriving in Rome on June 10.  “This has been an amazing trip. We have visited so many wonderful cities including Venice  [MORE

John Stanicek Solo Exhibit on Display June 20-August 11
The John Stanicek solo exhibit of 10 sculptures and 40 drawings will be featured from June 20 to August 11 at the  Wadsworth Family Gallery  on Lewis University’s Romeoville Campus. The exhibit will be free and open to the public from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily.    Stanicek likes to explore those bold  [MORE]  [PHOTO

Students Gain Global Perspective on Criminal Justice Systems
Twelve Lewis University students have returned from the Netherlands, where they completed the Comparative Criminal Justice Systems course . The Travel Study course was led by Dr. Hannah Kline, assistant professor of justice, law and public safety studies, and Dr. Rachel Wells, assistant professor  [MORE]  [PHOTO

Lewis Adding Turf Practice Field Near Lewis Stadium
The Lewis University Athletic Department is in the process of adding a new turf field near the place of the practice fields of Lewis Stadium this summer. The field will be similar in size to Lewis Stadium.   The addition of the second turf field will provide varsity athletics and intramurals including  [MORE

Christian Brothers Conference Headquarters Returns to Lewis
The headquarters of the Christian Brothers Conference relocated from Washington, DC, to the Main Campus of Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, on June 1. La Salle International Foundation will continue to be co-located with the Regional office.  “We believe we are better positioning our team  [MORE

History Student Researches Lockport-Based Abolitionist
The life of prominent orator and abolitionist Ichabod Codding of Lockport, Ill., and the movement of freedom seekers in the region are the focus of the summer internship of Lewis University student Lindsey Minas. The New Lenox student aims to uncover materials that contribute to preserving the rich history  [MORE]  [PHOTO

Dr. Ni Coauthors Paper on Complex Systems Modeled by SDEs
Dr. Yinan Ni, assistant professor in finance, recently coauthored a paper " The Ultimate Boundedness of Solutions for Stochastic Differential Equations Driven by Time-Changed Levy Noises ” in the  Applied Mathematics Letters journal. Coauthors included Yejuan Wang and Qingyan Meng of Lanzhou University,  [MORE

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