News from the Aurora University community

AU student using whiteboard to share messages of hope


While feverish and bedridden during an illness, Lauren Lawson pondered new careers. Her mind kept leading her back to wanting to help people. Lawson decided to share simple messages of hope and motivation with the world. The Girl With the Whiteboard was born.

Students turn out in record numbers for Morning of Service

AU Morning of Service

More than 100 Aurora University students participated in the Morning of Service on Dec. 3, working with local organizations to volunteer in the community.

Photo gallery: Morning of Service

More than 100 Aurora University students volunteered at organizations throughout the community during the “Give Thanks, Give Back” Morning of Service on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Aurora nursing students give free clinic for homeless

AU student nurse at Hesed House

Student nurses from Aurora University joined the mix of volunteers providing counseling, job training, food and computer assistance Friday morning at Hesed House.

AU graduate named Naperville Firefighter of the Year

Amy Scheller didn’t grow up planning to be a firefighter. But while a student at Aurora University, she volunteered at the Montgomery Fire Department and found her passion.