News from the Aurora University community

New incentive program encourages AU students to be good neighbors

AU students living off campus

The new AU Office of Off-Campus Housing, which was established this fall, introduced the Good Neighbor Program as a way to encourage positive behavior and productive relationships with local residents.

Energetic alum vies for Illinois Teacher of the Year Award

Melissa Byrne

Energetic. That word paints an understated picture of Melissa Bryne. The 28-year-old St. Charles resident, Aurora University graduate and current AU doctoral student is a virtual teaching tornado at Haines Middle School in St. Charles. Byrne’s professional talents earned the six-year employee of Community Unit School District 303 her school’s first-ever nomination for the Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

Student appointed to East Aurora School Board

Ignacio "Nacho" Cervantes

Aurora University student Ignacio “Nacho” Cervantes made history this fall. In a ceremony at the East Aurora School District service center, the AU sophomore criminal justice major became the youngest member of the East Aurora School Board.