News from the Aurora University community

Aurora University professor Libby Karlinger-Escobedo selected to participate in special seminar on teaching European art

Aurora University is pleased to announce that Libby Karlinger-Escobedo, Assistant Professor of Art and Theatre, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in a special week-long seminar on Teaching European Art in Context.


Aurora University to offer Teacher Leader Endorsement Program starting summer 2013

Aurora University announced today that the Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board approved its Master of Arts in Educational Leadership – Teacher Leader Endorsement Program.


Aurora University professor Dr. Jeffrey Bulanda receives Fulbright Award

Dr. Jeffrey Bulanda, Assistant Professor of Social Work at Aurora University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone during the 2013-2014 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.


Aurora University event connecting executives with future leaders

Four corporate and community executives will present “Connecting Today’s Leaders with the Leaders of Tomorrow” during a panel discussion at Aurora University on Monday, April 8, 2013. This event, sponsored by the AU Dunham Scholars Program and the Vernon Haas Speaker Series, is free and open to the public.


Aurora University students win national market research competition

A team of four Aurora University marketing students won GfK’s second annual Next Generation Market Research Competition. The winning AU team included junior Camilla Alexander and seniors Qoc’avib Revolorio, Robeska Sanchez and Nick Sloan. They were advised by Dr. Brian Vander Schee, Associate Professor of Marketing.


Aurora University to host renowned Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow

Aurora University has invited Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Stephen Vetter, an internationally renowned expert on helping poor communities overcome poverty, for an intensive week-long visit from March 25 to 28. Vetter will speak to classes and meet with students and faculty members throughout the week to share his practical knowledge in the areas of service learning, volunteering and community development.


Mu Sigma Pi organization plans second annual Hoops for Hope event at Aurora University

Mu Sigma Pi, a service learning club for pre-health professionals at Aurora University, will be hosting its second annual Hoops for Hope event on Thursday, March 14 at 11:15 a.m. in Thornton Gymnasium. The club, which works to promote physical, mental and spiritual health throughout the community, has invited the Hope D. Wall Rockets Special Olympics Basketball Team from the Hope D. Wall School in Aurora to participate in a game against its club team, which includes Mu Sigma Pi members and members of the AU faculty and staff.


Aurora University to host Community Mental Health Day

The Aurora University Institute for Collaboration will be hosting a Community Mental Health Day on Monday, February 25 to help raise awareness and offer education on the topic of mental illness. Presentations will focus on the stigma of mental illness and what actions can be taken by the public to address how mental illness is […]


Free tax-preparation service to open February 23 at Aurora University

Since Aurora University introduced the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in 2002, AU tax preparers have helped generate more than $2.5 million in refunds for local taxpayers and saved them an estimated $375,000 in tax-preparation fees.


Aurora University seeking reaccreditation by Higher Learning Commission

Aurora, Ill.  – Aurora University will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit March 18-19, 2013, by a team representing The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Aurora University has been accredited by the Commission since 1938. Its accreditation is at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree levels and includes degree […]


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