Aurora University announced today that it will open a new center for learning near the main campus. Classes will begin this summer at the Aurora University Orchard Center, a facility that includes nine classrooms, a computer lab, a lounge, and both faculty and administrative offices. The building is conveniently located less than five miles from the main Aurora campus at 2245 Sequoia Drive in Aurora, near the interchange of I-88 and Orchard Road.
New and returning students to Aurora University this fall will most likely become familiar with the work of recent graduate Laura Russman. A history major with minors in museum studies, sociology, and American culture and ethics, Russman worked in the AU Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures and the Doris K. Colby Memorial Archives.
Applying for scholarships is a crucial and sometimes tedious process for prospective students and current students alike. For incoming freshman Kelsey Scott, the process paid off when she was awarded one of four $1,500 scholarships at the annual REACh (Resources for the Education of Adults in the Chicago Area) Professional Development Day and Scholarship Luncheon.
Associate Professor of Biology Mark Zelman is one AU professor who is always looking to advance STEM knowledge among his own students, and to support others in teaching science at the undergraduate level.
Aurora University announced today that Dr. Ed Howerton, who serves currently as Assistant Director of the School of Education at AU, has been named Assistant to the President for STEM. In this role, Howerton will lead the next phase of development of the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School on the AU campus and ensure that all is ready for the arrival of students in August.