News from the Aurora University community

Back-to-school letter from Dr. Sherrick

President Sherrick shares an update on summer activities at AU and what you can expect in the coming year.

40 tips for incoming students

Student Walking on Quad

We recently asked our Instagram followers to share advice they have for the Class of 2023 as they prepare for their first semester at AU.

Industry leaders help develop hands-on chemistry major

chemistry

Since the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School opened on the Aurora University campus in 2014, its third- through eighth-grade students have consistently demonstrated outstanding growth in science skills. To strengthen undergraduate science offerings at AU in a similar way, Chetna Patel, professor of chemistry and chair of Physical Sciences, and her colleagues, including assistant professors of chemistry Ami Johanson and Kyle McElhoney, initiated a chemistry major using the same model: working with external partners to develop the curriculum. The classes, which kicked off in fall 2018, are part of a hands-on program that is better preparing AU students for careers in the chemical industry.

Remembering John Curran: Associate Professor of Theatre, Technical Director, and Friend

John Curran

Aurora University is saddened to announce the death of John Curran. He was a valued member of the Theatre Department as an associate professor and technical director and also a great friend to the many students with whom he came in contact. He died Thursday, July 11, 2019.

Jumping at opportunities

Aurora Women's Basketball at IIT

Recent graduate and AU women’s basketball player Adriana Ramirez would never want to be called for traveling, but off the court, it’s a different story. She has been intrigued with travel since she was a child, so attending college 2,000 miles from her California home was almost to be expected.