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Follow Along ѿƵ Aviation Students in Air Race Classic

ѿƵ Certified Flight Instructor Katelyn Gall of Channahon, Ill., will race for a second time in the Air Race Classic June 18-21. The ѿƵ Alumna will race with ѿƵ Aviation Student Laura Carreno of Melrose Park, Ill., and a team name of Charlies 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 ѿƵ and Des Plains Public Library. The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association is sponsoring the ѿƵ 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 eightstops. The ѿƵ 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

ѿƵ 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 ѿƵ finished in 20th place in the standings.TheLearfieldSports Directors' Cup trophy, which is commonly known as the all-sports trophy, is presented  [MORE

History Center Presents at June 22 Fairmont Event
The ѿƵ History Centers Reclaiming the Narrative: African American in Joliets 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

All Roads Lead to Rome for ѿƵ Softball Team
International play has wrapped up for the ѿƵ Womens 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 Staniceksolo exhibit of 10 sculptures and 40 drawings will be featured from June 20 to August 11 at the Wadsworth Family Gallery on ѿƵs 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 ѿƵ 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

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

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 includedYejuan Wang and Qingyan Mengof Lanzhou University,  [MORE

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