News from the Aurora University community

Aurora University Wackerlin Center names chaplain

Aurora University recently announced the appointment of Mark Woolfington as chaplain of the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action. In July 2015, Woolfington joined Aurora University as the interim chaplain.

Education prepares alumnus for early success in teaching career

Antonio Contreras - Golden Apple Summer Institute

Univision recently featured Antonio Contreras, BS ‘15, in a segment about his success in becoming a teacher as a first generation college graduate. Contreras credits his success in education, both as a student and professional, to two main factors: Golden Apple Scholars and Aurora University.

On-campus clothing closet to offer professional attire at no cost to students

The Spartan Attic

As part of the university’s growing commitment to help students prepare for success, The Spartan Attic, a professional clothing closet for AU students, will be opening in February.

The arts enhance educational excellence

An array of presentations will bring audiences to campus this semester, creating an atmosphere of broad and diverse learning.

AU community anticipates active months ahead


Fall semester presented many opportunities for students to be involved on and off campus. Some activities complemented classroom learning, while others focused on service to the community, students’ well-being, sports, arts and fellowship. More than 40 student events are scheduled for spring semester, many of which are planned by the student-led Activities Programming Board.