Summer of continuous learning awaits professors

Gerald Butters, Professor of History (left) and Mark Plummer, Associate Professor of Music

Two Aurora University professors will be taking advantage of a unique opportunity this summer to enhance undergraduate teaching and learning about Asian cultures and societies. Gerald Butters, Professor of History, and Mark Plummer, Associate Professor of Music, have received joint fellowships to participate in the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP): Infusing Chinese and Japanese Religion, Art and Politics into the Undergraduate Curriculum.

Community members benefit from students’ accounting knowledge


Local taxpayers are finding relief from the stress of Tax Day thanks to Aurora University students. For the 13th year, the AU Dunham School of Business sponsored the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program over two weekends in March.

Senior’s art encourages audience to think about human connection to environment


Senior art major Kayle Rieger to exhibit “Exploitation: Portraits of Humanity” today in Phillips Library. The art exhibit focuses on the relationships between humans and nature.

From AU to Springfield: Professor promotes science across the state


Science research and education continues to be a core initiative at Aurora University, and faculty member Mark Zelman is leading the way both in the classroom and in the state. Zelman, Associate Professor of Biology, was recently elected secretary of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences.

Weaving creativity into mathematics


Sometimes creating a mathematics problem can be just as exciting as coming up with the solution. That’s what sophomore and junior high school students enrolled in a pre-calculus course learned recently as the result of research conducted by Jerald Thomas, Associate Professor of Education, and former Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy faculty member Vince Matsko.