News from the Aurora University community

A family artifact sparks a journey of discovery for AU history major

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00210For senior Will Bradshaw, history came to life this year in the shape of a tiny Greek soldier, a lapel pin that his late grandmother had purchased more than 70 years ago to help support a relief effort for that country during World War II. The pin — and the story of why it ended […]

AU chapter of the American Marketing Association wins international acclaim at annual conference

21000The Aurora University chapter of the American Marketing Association (AU/AMA) was named International Collegiate Chapter of the Year at the AMA’s 2017 International Collegiate Conference earlier this month in New Orleans. Some 1,500 students and faculty from more than 200 universities converged on the Big Easy for three days of professional development, competition, and networking […]

Aurora University senior to join Peace Corps in Botswana

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The ink will barely be dry on Alexandrea “Alex” Wilson’s diploma this May before she embarks on what most people would consider the challenge of a lifetime – a two-year stint with the Peace Corp in Botswana, where she will work in an HIV/AIDS education and prevention program for school kids.

Aurora University scores 97 percent pass rate on national nursing exam

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Graduates of the Aurora University School of Nursing achieved a 97 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for 2016. The university’s pass rate surpasses the state and national average pass rates, both of which stand at 85 percent for the year. Ninety-six Aurora University nursing graduates took the exam.

Tellabs Foundation awards $1 million to Aurora University to fund facilities and scholarships for high school STEM initiative

The Tellabs Foundation recently awarded $1 million to develop, house and provide scholarships for a new STEM education program at Aurora University that is targeted at high school students.