News from the Aurora University community

Local foundation establishes scholarships for Aurora University STEM program

The Schmidgall Family Foundation has awarded $39,600 to Aurora University to provide scholarships so that financially vulnerable high school students can attend the university’s new Michael J. Birck Innovation Engineering Program.

Spartans start studying with help from AU community

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Several campus departments are helping students prepare for Finals Week, May 1–4.

A family artifact sparks a journey of discovery for AU history major

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Aurora University Athletics celebrates NCAA Div. III Week

This week the Aurora University Athletic program is celebrating NCAA Division III Week. The university sponsors 24 Div. III men’s and women’s teams, which engage some 20 percent of the university’s student body.

Aurora University senior to join Peace Corps in Botswana

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The ink will barely be dry on Alexandrea “Alex” Wilson’s diploma this May before she embarks on what most people would consider the challenge of a lifetime – a two-year stint with the Peace Corp in Botswana, where she will work in an HIV/AIDS education and prevention program for school kids.