Instructor has the ‘write’ stuff


An Aurora University instructor has become somewhat of a local celebrity after being named a Top 3 finalist in the 2014 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association (ILA) and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). Rick Polad, Pro Rata Instructor of Natural Sciences, was nominated by the Phillips Library at Aurora University for his book “Change of Address.”

AU professor makes the most of marketing education


Similar to the subject he teaches, Brian Vander Schee, Associate Professor of Marketing, determines the needs and wants of his students and strives to deliver lessons that meet those principles. His effective teaching and innovative approach to the classroom were recently recognized with the Hormel Foods Master Teacher Award presented by the Marketing Management Association (MMA).

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.