News from the Aurora University community

Eighth-graders celebrate their final year at STEM school

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Students at the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School who completed the eighth grade this week celebrated that milestone in a ceremony Tuesday night in Aurora University’s Perry Theatre.

Channel 2 meteorologist spends sunny morning with STEM school students

Mary Kay Kleist, anchor of the weekend weather desk at CBS Channel 2 in Chicago, visited students at the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School on the campus of Aurora University May 23.

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.

Seizing the home field advantage

In recent years, the university invested heavily in the renovation of training, conditioning, practice and competition environments in or near Alumni Hall. And to ensure all of our Spartan teams experience a distinctive home field advantage, AU concurrently launched a search to identify a site for development of additional facilities.

Students head to Wisconsin and Indiana for alternatives to spring break

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Warmer weather and sleeping late might be what some people look forward to for spring break. But an increasing number of AU students are spending their time off helping out with service-oriented projects.