Ed Howerton named Assistant to the President for STEM at Aurora University

Aurora University announced today that Dr. Ed Howerton, who serves currently as Assistant Director of the School of Education at AU, has been named Assistant to the President for STEM. In this role, Howerton will lead the next phase of development of the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School on the AU campus and ensure that all is ready for the arrival of students in August.

Study finds Aurora University annually contributes more than $340 million to Chicago area economy

A new study shows that Aurora University continues to make significant contributions throughout its surrounding communities. The report finds that AU annually contributes more than $340 million to the Chicago area economy, up from $325 million when a similar study was conducted in 2011.

Aurora University hosting three July open houses for prospective students

Aurora University will host three open houses in July for prospective students. During the information sessions, faculty and staff will provide information about degree options, course offerings and admission procedures. Financial aid counselors also will be available.

Aurora University hosting seven June open houses for prospective students

Aurora University will host seven open houses in June for prospective students. During the information sessions, faculty and staff will provide information about degree options, course offerings and admission procedures. Financial aid counselors also will be available.

Like mother, like daughter: Family represents Aurora University, Woodstock Center at Commencement

Tami Donahue related to her daughter’s higher education experience in a special way – she earned a degree from Aurora University at the same time. A resident of McHenry, Illinois, Donahue pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration through the Adult Degree Completion program at Aurora University Woodstock Center. Her daughter, Erin Harwood, earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree on the Aurora campus. Both Donahue and Harwood participated in the 2014 Commencement ceremonies at George Williams College and Aurora University respectively.

More than 1,400 Aurora University students graduating May 4 during commencement ceremonies

More than 1,400 Aurora University students will participate in the 121st annual commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 4, on the central campus quadrangle. The ceremony for graduate students will be held at 10 a.m., followed by the undergraduate ceremony at 2 p.m. A total of 1,295 students will be graduating on the Aurora campus; another 147 students will participate in the commencement ceremony at the George Williams College of Aurora University campus in Wisconsin on Saturday, May 3.

Aurora University hosting two May open houses for prospective students

Aurora University will host two open houses in May for prospective students. During the information sessions, faculty and staff will provide information about degree options, course offerings and admission procedures. Financial aid counselors also will be available.

AU students’ accounting knowledge benefits community members on Tax Day

Local taxpayers are finding relief from the stress of Tax Day thanks to Aurora University students. For the 13th year, the AU Dunham School of Business sponsored the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program over two weekends in March.

Aurora University hosting three April open houses for prospective students

Aurora University will host three open houses in April for prospective students. During the information sessions, faculty and staff will provide information about degree options, course offerings and admission procedures. Financial aid counselors also will be available.

Allison Sherman named director of the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School

Allison Sherman, MA, has been named the director of the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School. In this role, Sherman will collaboratively lead students, teachers, faculty and partners to create a sustainable learning environment that fosters the mathematics, science, technology and engineering achievement of third through eighth grade students from the East Aurora, West Aurora and Indian Prairie school districts.