News from the Aurora University community

Maybe your kids can’t be anything you want them to be

As part of Aurora University’s ongoing Faculty Speakers Series, David Rudek will present a lecture that challenges the conventional notion that “practice makes perfect” when it comes to children’s success.


Baritone Robert Sims performs a program of spirituals during Aurora University’s “Let Freedom Ring” week

AU graduate who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. will also speak at a free screening of the film “Selma”   AURORA, Ill. — As part of its weeklong “Let Freedom Ring” celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for civil rights, Aurora University will present lyric baritone Robert Sims in a performance […]


Aurora University students provide clothes and toys for area children

AURORA, Ill. — For more than a decade students from Aurora University have teamed up with the local Salvation Army to help provide a more merry Christmas for some of Aurora’s most needy children. And this year’s no different. Like busy little elves, 20 members of the AU business school’s Dunham Scholars program and the […]


Aurora University athletic training majors dominate annual Quiz Bowl competition

AURORA, Ill. — A team of four athletic training majors at Aurora University won a decisive victory in the Illinois Athletic Training Association’s annual Quiz Bowl competition during the organization’s state convention in Lisle on Nov. 12. The Spartans competed against teams representing 12 university-level athletic training programs from across the state, including those at […]


Challenger Learning Center marks 15th anniversary with stellar recognition

AURORA, Ill. — The Challenger Learning Center (CLC) of Aurora University in Woodstock, was recently recognized for successfully completing more simulated space missions during the 2015–2016 school year than its sister Challenger Centers around the world. Last year, student astronauts, engineers and flight crews from throughout Chicagoland and southern Wisconsin — mostly fifth- and sixth-graders […]


Aurora University education degree programs receive CAEP accreditation

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has accredited the Aurora University School of Education bachelor’s program in elementary education and doctoral program in educational administration through the year 2021. CAEP, formerly the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), is a federally recognized accrediting body for schools, colleges and departments of […]


Aurora University announces 2016–2017 Celebrating Arts and Ideas schedule

Aurora University is pleased to announce its 2016–2017 Celebrating Arts and Ideas series, which this year features 34 cultural events — films, art exhibits, speakers, concerts and theatrical productions — that are free and open to the public. Celebrating Arts and Ideas begins the evening of Monday, Sept. 12 with the return of the Town […]


Aurora University names new dean for Woodstock Center campus; Former Lakewood village manager to start Sept. 12

Aurora University (AU) has named Catherine J. Peterson as dean of its Woodstock Center campus. Previously, Peterson was the village manager of Lakewood, a position she held since 2002. She will begin her new role with AU on Sept. 12.


Aurora University names new vice president of academic affairs

Aurora University has named Frank M. Buscher, Ph.D., as its new vice president for academic affairs. Buscher comes to AU from Christian Brothers University (Memphis), where he served as vice president of academics and student life from 2008 to 2015.


Aurora University receives Tree Campus USA recognition from Arbor Day Foundation

The Arbor Day Foundation has selected Aurora University as a 2015 Tree Campus USA award winner.


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