News from the Aurora University community

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.

Schingoethe Center features life work of Native American artist Rick Bartow

Mythology, a striking color palette and a dark, dreamlike tone — all an expression of an artist’s personal history — come together when Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain opens at Aurora University’s Schingoethe Center on Tuesday, January 23, from 5-6:30 p.m.. The exhibition, which runs through April 13, features some 120 paintings, sculptures and drawings in a retrospective of the 40-year career of a culturally important Native American artist.

Students celebrate unity during King week

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Next week, students will explore topics of equality, inclusion and intolerance as part of a special program honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.