AU professor makes the most of marketing education


Similar to the subject he teaches, Brian Vander Schee, Associate Professor of Marketing, determines the needs and wants of his students and strives to deliver lessons that meet those principles. His effective teaching and innovative approach to the classroom were recently recognized with the Hormel Foods Master Teacher Award presented by the Marketing Management Association (MMA).

Summer of continuous learning awaits professors

Gerald Butters, Professor of History (left) and Mark Plummer, Associate Professor of Music

Two Aurora University professors will be taking advantage of a unique opportunity this summer to enhance undergraduate teaching and learning about Asian cultures and societies. Gerald Butters, Professor of History, and Mark Plummer, Associate Professor of Music, have received joint fellowships to participate in the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP): Infusing Chinese and Japanese Religion, Art and Politics into the Undergraduate Curriculum.

Community members benefit from students’ accounting knowledge


Local taxpayers are finding relief from the stress of Tax Day thanks to Aurora University students. For the 13th year, the AU Dunham School of Business sponsored the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program over two weekends in March.

Photo Gallery: Morning of Service

On Saturday, April 5, members of the Aurora University community eagerly gathered at the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action to participate in the center’s semiannual Morning of Service. More than 75 students, faculty and staff spent time volunteering at 11 area organizations, including Celebrate Differences, the Fox Valley Park District and Rebuilding Together Aurora.

AU students attend Model United Nations conference at University of Toronto

NAMUN Conference

Five Aurora University students recently served with peers from around the world during the North American Model United Nations (NAMUN) at the University of Toronto in Canada.