News from the Aurora University community

Set up for finals success with AU support services

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Students have a number of resources to help them prepare for and succeed with finals this month. From extended hours and additional study locations to one-on-one support and stress-free activities, the AU community is ready to help students.

Spartans capture conference championships

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Student-athletes and Spartan fans have a lot to celebrate this season with four AU teams clinching Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) championships.

Center for Student Success: The hub for academic, vocational, and career planning

Students are experiencing AU’s commitment to their success this fall with the launch of the Center for Student Success. The mission for the center is to prepare students for meaningful and successful careers and lives through academic advising, vocational exploration, and career development.

Industry leaders help develop hands-on chemistry major

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Since the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School opened on the Aurora University campus in 2014, its third- through eighth-grade students have consistently demonstrated outstanding growth in science skills. To strengthen undergraduate science offerings at AU in a similar way, Chetna Patel, professor of chemistry and chair of Physical Sciences, and her colleagues, including assistant professors of chemistry Ami Johanson and Kyle McElhoney, initiated a chemistry major using the same model: working with external partners to develop the curriculum. The classes, which kicked off in fall 2018, are part of a hands-on program that is better preparing AU students for careers in the chemical industry.

Jumping at opportunities

Aurora Women's Basketball at IIT

Recent graduate and AU women’s basketball player Adriana Ramirez would never want to be called for traveling, but off the court, it’s a different story. She has been intrigued with travel since she was a child, so attending college 2,000 miles from her California home was almost to be expected.