News from the Aurora University community

Honors Convocation will mark debut of new presidential chain

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Aurora University has a new presidential chain that prominently features gold ivy leaves.

Go ‘Into the Woods’ on campus

Fairytales. A magical world. Wishes granted. This week Perry Theatre will be transformed “Into the Woods,” showcasing the largest cast and crew of any previous spring musical at Aurora University. The free production runs April 13–14 and 18–21.

Athletics and academics come together for the win

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The impressive season for women’s volleyball was very much an all-Spartan effort. Of course, the players themselves had a huge part in finishing the regular season with a 26–7 overall record. Though credit also goes to the students — exercise science majors — who played a key role in improving the student-athletes’ training regimen.

President Sherrick remembers Brent Wadsworth

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Aurora University lost a dear friend when Yorkville resident Brent Wadsworth died at his home this week.

Third AU professor receives Nurse Fellowship Educator Award

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Three cheers for the Aurora University School of Nursing, which is celebrating the third time a faculty member has received the Nurse Educator Fellowship Award from the Illinois Board of Education. Georgine Maisch, assistant professor and simulation lab coordinator, is one of 10 Illinois nurse educators in the state to receive the 2018 award.