News from the Aurora University community

School of Social Work receives highest Licensed Social Work exam pass rates in AU history

Aurora University students who took the Licensed Social Work (LSW) exam this spring averaged an 80 percent overall passing rate, according to the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), which oversees the exam.

Last week to see “CAST OFF: Michael Dinges” at Schingoethe Center

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This is the last week to view Schingoethe Center’s exhibition “CAST OFF: Michael Dinges.” Using folk art forms — scrimshaw and trench art from World War I — Dinges explores some of today’s most pressing issues, including labor, the global economy and consumerism.

AU Speech achieves national recognition

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AU Speech recently earned several awards after competing in the 2016 Public Communication Speech and Debate League National Tournament — quite an accomplishment for a group that was formed within the last year.

Senior helps raise $4,000 as part of capstone project

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Amanda Cargola, a senior majoring in communication with a minor in graphic design, recently coordinated a “Spare Some Change” fundraiser at King’s Bowl in Rosemont, Illinois, to raise money for the Rosemont Helping Hand Program.

Musical offers a glimpse inside the quirky heads of “Spelling Bee” champs

The Aurora University Theatre Department’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” now playing at AU’s Perry Theatre is exactly the right platform for the university’s first-ever musical, according to Stacy Panitch, associate professor of theatre and the play’s director.