News from the Aurora University community

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.

Doctor of Education student named DuPage Region Principal of the Year

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While “Principal of the Year” awards are given as individual honors, Gloria Trejo views her recognition as a collaborative achievement. Trejo, an Aurora University Doctor of Education student, was recently named the Horace Mann/Illinois Principals Association DuPage Region 2017–2018 Elementary School Principal of the Year.

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.