News from the Aurora University community

Spartan named to 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team


AU senior defensive lineman Tyler Simmons has been honored by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) as a member of the 2013 Allstate Insurance Good Works Team.

Four Spartans named NACC Players of the Week

Top Left to Bottom Right: Nick Cole, Brandon Haase, Ryan Mizgate and Emily Paull

The Aurora University Spartans are having a great start to the 2013-2014 season. AU had four Spartan student-athletes named Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) student-athletes of the week for their performances on the field and course.

City of Aurora to honor AU legend


A 2013 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee who has deep roots to the university will be honored by the City of Aurora on Sunday, September 29, during James “Deacon” White Day.

Alumni honor an AU legend at National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony


AU alumni and generations of the White-Watkins family—who also have ties to Aurora University—gathered to honor James “Deacon” White, one of the newest members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and a man with deep roots to the university going back to 1909.

AU’s Athletic Training Student Organization receives first place win in 2013 Athletic Training Student Challenge

Community members, along with Aurora University staff, faculty and students, participate in the AU Athletic Training 5K Run/Walk.

The Spartan Athletic Training Student Organization (SATSO) at Aurora University took first place in the 2013 Athletic Trainer Student Challenge for the Highest Contribution to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Foundation Annual Fund.