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How educators can help students develop purpose and meaning in life

AU to host public discussion on vocation and higher education Feb. 16 AURORA, Ill. — Aurora University will host a public discussion Thursday evening about the role vocation plays in higher education today and the responsibility educators have in helping students find meaning and purpose for their lives after graduation. “Discover What Matters: Exploring Meaning, […]


Aurora University student-athletes recognized for volunteer work at Aurora homeless shelter

AURORA, Ill. — The National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) recently recognized Aurora University student-athletes for their community service work during the 2016-2017 academic year. The award was presented during the NCAA Convention held in Nashville on Jan. 21. Jostens, a leading producers of class rings, yearbooks and other school-related products, cosponsored the […]


Schingoethe Center to feature ‘art of facts: Brian Dettmer’ exhibit

The Schingoethe Center of Aurora University begins its 2017 season with an opening reception for art of facts: Brian Dettmer, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5-6:30 p.m.


Stage adaptation of Poe classic to premiere at Aurora University

AURORA, Ill. — The Aurora University theatre department will present the world premiere of Chicago-based playwright Sean Graney’s “Fuller (and Edgar) in the House of Usher,” an adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s 1839 short story “Fall of the House of Usher,” on Friday, Feb. 10 at the school’s new Theatre Studio Lab. Graney’s wild and […]


Aurora University Online launches master’s degree program in homeland security

Degree developed in partnership with the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security AURORA, Ill. — Aurora University Online (AU Online) is pleased to announce its newest program, the Master of Arts in Homeland Security. It is designed for both private and government officials, including law enforcement professionals, emergency managers, homeland security specialists, […]


Aurora University’s Schingoethe Center named as a Smithsonian Affiliate

AURORA, Ill. — The Smithsonian Institution has granted Aurora University’s Schingoethe Center of Native American Cultures affiliate status, making possible new opportunities for collaborative exhibits, artifact loans, research and educational programs. Smithsonian Affiliates is an outreach program comprising more than 200 organizations across the country that work together to preserve the nation’s heritage, expand knowledge […]


George Williams College of Aurora University launches innovative nursing program to help meet growing demand for more better-trained health care professionals

WILLIAMS BAY, Wisconsin — George Williams College of Aurora University (GWC) now offers a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program that will help meet the state’s increasing demand for better-qualified nurses. Across the country, demand for nurses with four-year degrees is skyrocketing, fueled in part by an expanding elderly population and more chronically […]


Aurora University to host panel discussion on future of education in Illinois

AURORA, Ill. — Advance Illinois, an independent advocacy group for public education, released its fifth biennial report on the state’s public education system last November, stating that low-income students lag far behind academically than their wealthier peers in K-12 schools and are less likely to complete a postsecondary degree. “Every Student Counts: The State We’re […]


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 […]


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