News from the Aurora University community

Spartan Spotlight: Alissa Evans, Senior Psychology Major

Alissa Evans

Senior Alissa Evans has always had a sense of adventure and learning, but it was only after arriving at Aurora University that she began to really trust those instincts.

AU welcomes new Athletic Director Jim Hamad from Division I Pepperdine


Aurora University officials today announced that James Hamad, currently Associate Director of Athletics for Student Development at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., has been named its new Athletic Director.

Annual high school art show recognizes local talent

Sara Corcoran, Photography

The Schingoethe Art Gallery at Aurora University opened its annual high school art show today, which features the works of students at nearby Aurora Christian High School.

AU embraces first hockey season

Hockey Club

This winter season, AU launched its first year of co-ed club hockey. The AU hockey team, which practices at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva, was started in part because of interest shown by players of the AU lacrosse team. Many of the athletes that joined the AU lacrosse team, which will be competing in its third season in the spring 2013 season, were former hockey players and expressed interest in bringing a hockey program to AU.

Spartan Spotlight: Katelyn Greenstreet, Sophomore Health Science Major

Katelyn Greenstreet

Always a high achiever, Greenstreet graduated high school a year early and set her sights on AU. She admits, though, that the fast track left her little time to consider her place in the world. But in her freshman year, when she enrolled in two interdisciplinary studies core courses at AU, Greenstreet’s understanding of herself, how others live, and how cultural norms vary contributed to her discovery of what it means to really live—and live a life of meaning.