News from the Aurora University community

Girl with the Whiteboard makes local TV appearances

AU student Lauren Lawson, also known as The Girl With the Whiteboard, continues to inspire people through her project. She was featured on the morning news on Dec. 31 during the “ABC-7 Chicago Salutes” segment and was named “Greatest Person of the Day” by The Huffington Post on Dec. 27.

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.