News from the Aurora University community

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.

Aurora University student-athletes recognized for volunteer work at Aurora homeless shelter

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The National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) recently recognized Aurora University student-athletes for their community service work during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Aurora University scores 97 percent pass rate on national nursing exam

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Graduates of the Aurora University School of Nursing achieved a 97 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for 2016. The university’s pass rate surpasses the state and national average pass rates, both of which stand at 85 percent for the year. Ninety-six Aurora University nursing graduates took the exam.

Tellabs Foundation awards $1 million to Aurora University to fund facilities and scholarships for high school STEM initiative

The Tellabs Foundation recently awarded $1 million to develop, house and provide scholarships for a new STEM education program at Aurora University that is targeted at high school students.

It’s all in the details: Students showcase digital photographs

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The Aurora University community is seeing what 12 students have spotted with their digital cameras in the exhibition, “The Art of Observation,” currently on display in Phillips Library. The images, taken in the Introduction to Digital Photography course, explore a range of subject matter and approaches to picture making.