News from the Aurora University community

Spartan Spotlight: Ignacio Cervantes, Junior Criminal Justice Major

Ignacio Cervantes

Ignacio “Nacho” Cervantes, AU ’14, grew up being inspired by his parents. They worked hard and always encouraged him to follow his dreams, which he never forgets as he moves through life and focuses on his goals.

AU hosts Next Generation Science Standards workshop for area school district teachers

NGSS workshop participants work in groups to gain a better understanding of the practices and learn how to implement them in their own classrooms.

On Friday, January 25, Aurora University hosted Understanding and Implementing Next Generation Science Standards, a workshop for area elementary, middle and high school teachers.

Spartan Spotlight: Jeffery Bulanda, Assistant Professor of Social Work

Jeff Bulanda, Assistant Professor of Social Work

The culture was radically different. Poverty was ubiquitous. Local children had not eaten for days. Many did not have electricity or running water. These were the conditions eight AU students encountered in Mandeville, Jamaica, during their May Term 2012 study with Jeffrey Bulanda, Assistant Professor of Social Work.

Phillips Library starts Virtual Book Club

Phillips Library Virtual Book Club

The Phillips Library staff is passionate about reading and knows many Aurora University students are, too. To encourage dialogue among students and the AU community, the librarians started a Virtual Book Club through Facebook.

AU honors Class of 2013 Hall of Fame inductees

Aurora University recognized four Hall of Fame Inductees on Saturday, January 26, 2013 during its Hall of Fame Day celebration.