News from the Aurora University community

Four ways higher education can change the K-12 equation

Most Americans believe that the major problem with K-12 education today is a lack of quality standards. Schools aren’t able to effectively impose higher standards, students aren’t expected to meet higher standards, and the process of implementing standardized initiatives like Common Core seems more daunting every day.

Professor’s continuing education helps connect AU students to Asia


Although an ocean separates the United States from Asia, an Aurora University professor is making sure students aren’t distancing themselves from learning about the world’s largest continent.

Transfer student makes AU his new home away from home

Pete Jaros, a junior transfer student from Homewood, Ill.

Junior Pete Jaros shares his thoughts on transferring to Aurora University from a community college last year.

Spartan Spotlight: Hans Beck, Associate Professor of Biology

00000Hans Beck teaches undergraduate courses in biology, biological statistics, experimental design and science writing. He also teaches STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) content courses on the graduate level, which focus on how to teach science in middle school and high school. Having taught at AU since 2006, Beck recently took a few moments to […]

Five common resume mistakes students should avoid

Immediately after spring break, I am flooded with requests to help students with their resumes. Whether you’re a student who is applying for internship opportunities or a soon-to-be-grad starting to think about searching for your first job, good resumes take time to develop.