Faculty Speaker Series enhances Arts and Ideas program

Jeff Bulanda, will be the inaugural presenter of the Faculty Speaker Series on Thursday, October 2, at 7:00 p.m in Perry Theatre.

A new series presented by Aurora University faculty will begin this week as part of the Celebrating Arts and Ideas program. The Faculty Speaker Series will feature professors discussing their recent experiences and research with the AU community. Jeffrey Bulanda, Assistant Professor of Social Work, will be the first faculty member to participate. He will discuss his year as a Fulbright Scholar in Sierra Leone.

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