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Father, daughter volunteer time at Ebertfest

Father, daughter volunteer time at Ebertfest

April 14, 2015

For Jessica Elliott, a sophomore in FAA, April not only brings the end of the school year, but also a family tradition: volunteering at Ebertfest. Since childhood, her father, Ray, has been showing film festival guests around the community. “My dad’s been doing it since I can remember, and it was just...

Professor’s team of students aid Gifford’s post-disaster reconstruction

March 19, 2014

Last November, the town of Gifford, Ill., and surrounding areas survived a tornado that left trees uprooted, homes destroyed and people helpless.  Architecture Assistant Professor Mark Taylor said he saw the Gifford Tornado disaster not only as a tragedy but an opportunity for sustainable housing t...