News from the Aurora University community

National Football League legend Don Beebe is Spartans new head football coach


Aurora University is pleased to announce National Football League (NFL) legend Don Beebe as the Spartans football new head coach, effective immediately.

Aurora University introduces first and only graduate education program in the state focused on students with different academic and language needs

MACI: Teaching Diverse Learners

In response to the growing need for special education and English as a second language educators in Illinois, Aurora University is the first and only institution in the state to offer the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Diverse Learners degree. Teachers completing the two-year program will earn a master’s degree, including an English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement and a Learning Behavior Specialist 1 (LBS1) endorsement.

Innovative Doctor of Education in Leadership in Educational Administration program focuses on curriculum development and assessment

Prospective graduate students wanting to lead diverse learners will benefit from Aurora University’s revised Doctor of Education in Leadership in Educational Administration program.

Aurora University to host open house for prospective adult business students

The Aurora University School of Business and Public Policy and the Center for Adult and Graduate Studies will host an open house for prospective adult undergraduate and graduate business students on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Hill Welcome Center, located on campus at 1315 Prairie St. in Aurora.

Big Foot High School senior receives Presidential Scholarship from George Williams College of Aurora University

L to R: GWC Admission Counselor Bridget McMinn, Enna Peterson, Big Foot High School Principal Mike Hinske, GWC Dean of Enrollment Chris Roberts

Enna Peterson, a senior at Big Foot High School, has been named a Presidential Scholar at George Williams College of Aurora University in Williams Bay.

Aurora University mom will walk at commencement for daughter stationed in the Middle East


Joy Stickley’s proudest day will arrive May 7 when she walks across the stage at Aurora University to collect a diploma. But it won’t be hers.

Aurora University’s Gibbons signs undrafted free agent contract with Indianapolis Colts


Aurora University senior defensive back Justin Gibbons saw his dream of getting a chance in the NFL come to fruition the evening of April 29 when he agreed to an undrafted free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts.

Local foundation establishes scholarships for Aurora University STEM program

AURORA, Ill. — The Schmidgall Family Foundation has awarded $39,600 to Aurora University to provide scholarships so that financially vulnerable high school students can attend the university’s new Michael J. Birck Innovation Engineering Program. Announced earlier this month, the Michael J. Birck Innovation Engineering Program is a collaborative effort between the university, local school districts, […]

Historian to discuss impact of the country’s participation in World War I


Frank Buscher, a historian and vice president of academic affairs at Aurora University, will explore the consequences of that decision in “Laying the Foundations for the ‘American Century’: The U.S. Entry into the First World War” on the evening of April 6 as part of the university’s ongoing Faculty Speaker Series.

Aurora University senior to join Peace Corps in Botswana


The ink will barely be dry on Alexandrea “Alex” Wilson’s diploma this May before she embarks on what most people would consider the challenge of a lifetime – a two-year stint with the Peace Corp in Botswana, where she will work in an HIV/AIDS education and prevention program for school kids.

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