News from the Aurora University community

Campus community celebrates the arts


It’s been another stellar semester for the arts this year with students engaging in several on-campus music, theatre and visual arts experiences. The opportunities to participate in and attend events are part of the university’s efforts to promote student expression and broaden their creative ways of thinking.

Institute for Collaboration works to strengthen STEM education

STEM Students

The Institute for Collaboration of Aurora University is serving as the convener to bring the Aurora East, Aurora West, Indian Prairie and Oswego school districts together with government, non-profit and corporate partners to strengthen STEM education, particularly for young children.

Downloadable eBooks now available to AU students

An Aurora University student uses the new eBook service at Phillips Library

More and more students are coming to campus with iPads, Kindles, Nooks or other tablet computers. Phillips Library recognizes this and now offers downloadable eBooks from EBSCO for these handheld reading devices.

Spartan Spotlight: Hans Beck, Associate Professor of Biology

00000Hans Beck teaches undergraduate courses in biology, biological statistics, experimental design and science writing. He also teaches STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) content courses on the graduate level, which focus on how to teach science in middle school and high school. Having taught at AU since 2006, Beck recently took a few moments to […]

Aurora University awarded Military Friendly Schools Title from Victory Media Inc

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Aurora University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.