News from the Aurora University community

Students gear up for Homecoming Week

Aurora University cheerleaders cheer on the Spartans during Homecoming 2011

Students are preparing to celebrate a special Homecoming this year with festivities commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the institution’s move from Mendota to Aurora and activities centered around the theme “Back to the Future.”

Spartans start an exciting athletic season

Cross Country Team Celebrates

The Spartans began an exciting athletic season with wins in tennis, soccer and volleyball, and impressive showings in cross country and golf.

Mark Walsh to step down as Aurora University Athletic Director, focus on role as head football coach

AU's Mark Walsh announced today that he will step down as Athletic Director to focus on serving as Head Football Coach.

Aurora University has announced that Mark Walsh will step down from the role of Athletic Director this September to focus his time on serving as Head Football Coach. An alumnus of the university, Walsh has worked in a number of AU coaching and administrative roles since 1986, and as Athletic Director since 1998.

Spartans see success across the board during spring season

Led by Van Asdlen and Adams, AU is ranked No. 19 in the latest poll.

It’s been a pretty amazing spring for the Spartans. Over the past few weeks, Aurora University athletic teams have put together quite the list of accomplishments in every spring sport.

Senior third baseman a leader on field, in classroom and community

AU second baseman Tim Mackey

It would make sense to start a story about Tim Mackey on the baseball field. After all, he’s a senior third baseman who bats second for an Aurora University team that is expected to compete at the national level this year. But that might make it appear as though Mackey is defined by the game he has played and loved since he was a child. And Mackey is anything but a one-dimensional jock.