News from the Aurora University community

Aurora University local economic impact continues to rise

AURORA, Ill. – As Aurora University celebrates the 100-year anniversary of its move to Aurora this spring, a new study finds that AU contributes more than $325 million to the Chicago area economy annually, up more than 6 percent from three years ago. The 2011 economic impact study, conducted by EconImpact of Scottsburg, Ind., also […]

AU hosting six open houses for prospective students in February

AURORA, Ill. — Aurora University will host six open houses in February for prospective students. During the information sessions, faculty and staff will provide information about degree options, courses and admission procedures, and financial aid counselors will be available. The following admission events will be held this month: Saturday, Feb. 4, 8:45 a.m.: Freshman Winter […]

Free tax service, sports medicine workshop highlight February campus events

AURORA, Ill. — Free tax-preparation services for low-income residents and a sports medicine workshop highlight the Aurora University February calendar. Visit for more information and a full list of campus events. Sports Medicine Workshop — The Aurora University athletic training program will host the eighth annual “Current Trends in Sports Medicine” workshop for certified […]

Spanish professor to discuss faith in ‘What I Believe’ series

AURORA, Ill. — Aurora University faculty member Denise Hatcher will discuss her faith in the “What I Believe” series at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 31. The public is invited to the discussion forum sponsored by the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action, 430 S. Evanslawn Ave. The “What I Believe” series provides AU faculty and […]

AU hosting three January open houses for prospective students

AURORA, Ill. — Aurora University will host three open houses in January for prospective students interested in specific academic programs. During the information sessions, faculty and staff will provide information about degree options and requirements, courses and admission procedures. Financial aid counselors will also be available for questions. The following admission events will be held […]

College of Education hosting reviews for Illinois Basic Skills Test

AURORA, Ill. — Aurora University will host six review sessions in January and February to help students prepare for the Illinois State Board of Education Basic Skills Test. Education and social work majors who plan to work in public school systems are required to pass the five-hour Basic Skills Test to be certified. The public […]

Music by the Lake holding open auditions for ‘Music in the Air’

WILLIAMS BAY, Wis. — George Williams College will hold auditions for the Music by the Lake production of the musical “Music in the Air” in Wisconsin and Chicago over the next three months. “Music in the Air,” with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, will be performed with a […]

Free business workshop exploring HR’s role in changing corporate culture

AURORA, Ill. — “Guiding Corporate Culture to Better Adapt to Changing Business Environments — The Role of HR,” a free business workshop, will be hosted by Aurora University on Jan. 25. John Aguilar of Aurora, a human resources change agent, will speak at 8 a.m. in the University Banquet Hall at Alumni Hall, 1410 Marseillaise […]

Eight Aurora University music instructors to perform in Third Thursday Concert

AURORA, Ill. — Eight Aurora University music department faculty members will perform in the Third Thursday Concert series at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 19, in Crimi Auditorium at the Institute for Collaboration, 407 S. Calumet Ave. The public is invited, and admission is free. Lisa Fredenburgh, Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Department […]

Aurora University programs spotlighted at international conference

AURORA, Ill. — Two Aurora University professors presented research reports at the fourth annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation in Madrid, Spain, on Nov. 14-16. Jane Davis of Aurora, Associate Professor of Biology, presented “Making the Most of Partnership Effectiveness of a Collaboratively Designed Master’s Degree Program for Teacher Leaders in Elementary Mathematics […]

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