News from the Aurora University community

President Sherrick remembers Brent Wadsworth

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Aurora University lost a dear friend when Yorkville resident Brent Wadsworth died at his home this week.

Doctor of Education student named DuPage Region Principal of the Year

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While “Principal of the Year” awards are given as individual honors, Gloria Trejo views her recognition as a collaborative achievement. Trejo, an Aurora University Doctor of Education student, was recently named the Horace Mann/Illinois Principals Association DuPage Region 2017–2018 Elementary School Principal of the Year.

Schingoethe Center features life work of Native American artist Rick Bartow

Mythology, a striking color palette and a dark, dreamlike tone — all an expression of an artist’s personal history — come together when Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain opens at Aurora University’s Schingoethe Center on Tuesday, January 23, from 5-6:30 p.m.. The exhibition, which runs through April 13, features some 120 paintings, sculptures and drawings in a retrospective of the 40-year career of a culturally important Native American artist.

Twelve reasons to take in Aurora University’s “Twelfth Night”

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Love is in the air at Perry Theatre. “Twelfth Night,” a wise, wacky and romantic play, will be presented on the Aurora University campus November 10–11 and 15–18, at 7:30 p.m.

Aurora University senior overcomes injuries to compete in the 2017 Warrior Games in Chicago

Ryan Shannon, a senior majoring in business administration, will be competing in the Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago June 28 through July 8.

Aurora University business major Ryan Shannon will represent the U.S. Navy in the 2017 Warrior Games slated to run June 28 through July 8 in Chicago. Shannon will compete in several running and swimming events. He will also captain the Navy’s sitting volleyball team.