Fall play explores love and loss

Aurora University Theatre Production, "Almost, Maine"

Nearly 40 members of the AU community will debut their production of “Almost, Maine” this weekend in Perry Theatre. The play, a romantic comedy, addresses the mysteries of the human heart, touching audiences with laughter, heartbreak and hope.

New education center honors a legacy

Homer Easley

Friends, former classmates and family members joined together during Homecoming Weekend to honor an alumnus with strong ties to Aurora University. The gathering took place during the dedication of the Homer Easley Education Center in the new John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School on the Aurora campus. The center was named for Easley in honor of his longtime service to AU.

Photo Gallery: Homecoming 2014

Homecoming 2014 welcomed many alumni and friends to campus for a wonderful weekend to remember.

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.

Four ways higher education can change the K-12 equation

Most Americans believe that the major problem with K-12 education today is a lack of quality standards. Schools aren’t able to effectively impose higher standards, students aren’t expected to meet higher standards, and the process of implementing standardized initiatives like Common Core seems more daunting every day.