News from the Aurora University community

‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ exhibit at Schingoethe gallery showcases works by 11 artists

AURORA, Ill. — “Rock, Paper, Scissors: Process & Perception,” an exhibit by 11 artists, will be on display at the Aurora University Schingoethe Art Gallery from Jan. 19 to Feb. 29. The display in Dunham Hall, 1400 Marseillaise Place, is free to the public. An opening reception will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. […]


Time Inc. deputy general counsel, best-selling author to give MLK Day lecture

AURORA, Ill. — Aurora University will host presentations by a best-selling author and an Aurora pastor to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Both events are free to the public. Rhonda Joy McLean, deputy general counsel of Time Inc. and co-author of “The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women,” will […]


Phillips Library exhibit provides fresh perspective on Lincoln during Civil War

AURORA, Ill. — “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition by the American Library Association, will be displayed at the Aurora University Phillips Library from Jan. 3 to Feb. 17. The public is invited to the exhibit at the library, 315 S. Gladstone Ave., and companion events. Admission is free. The display […]


AU senior honored with Lincoln Laureate award for academic success and service

AURORA, Ill. — Aurora University student Emma Hill of San Diego, a senior health science major, has received the Lincoln Academy of Illinois’ Student Laureate Award for 2011. Hill was among the outstanding college seniors honored during the 37th annual Student Laureate Convocation at the Old State Capitol in Springfield in November. The Student Laureate […]


Students turn out in record numbers for AU Morning of Service

AURORA, Ill. — Despite the early hour on a weekend morning, Aurora University students were chipper and excited as they arrived at the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action on Saturday, Dec. 3. By 8:30 a.m., more than 100 people packed the center on the southwest corner of campus. They noshed on doughnuts and chatted […]


AU student using whiteboard to share motivational messages in Chicago

AURORA, Ill. — Can standing on a downtown Chicago street corner with a positive message help people? Lauren Lawson of Oswego, a 22-year-old Aurora University senior, thinks so. Starting Friday, Dec. 2, she will silently stand from noon to 4 p.m. on weekends at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive bearing a whiteboard with a handwritten […]


AU grounds crew honored with national Green Star Award

AURORA, Ill. — Aurora University has received the Professional Grounds Management Society’s grand award in the 2011 Green Star Awards competition. The Baltimore-based organization recognized AU with the highest honor in the university and college grounds category for exceptional grounds maintenance. Chris Metcalf, AU grounds and landscape manager, accepted the award at an Oct. 28 […]


AU Theatre Department to stage ‘Blithe Spirit’ for six nights in November

AURORA, Ill. — The Aurora University Theatre Department will stage “Blithe Spirit,” Noel Coward’s classic comedy, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-12 and Nov. 16-19. The public is invited to the performances in Perry Theatre in the Aurora Foundation Center, 1305 Kenilworth Place in Aurora. Admission is free. The production is part of the sixth annual […]


MIT professor to discuss how technology influences relationships during Arts and Ideas lecture

AURORA, Ill. — Digital culture expert and author Sherry Turkle will discuss how technology is changing human relationships during a lecture at Aurora University on Nov. 16. Turkle’s presentation, “Alone Together: Objects as the Architects of our Intimacies,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration, 407 S. Calumet […]


Aurora University honors three alumni for lives and careers of service

AURORA , Ill. — Aurora University honored three alumni for lives and careers of service at the Class of 1961 golden reunion and alumni awards dinner on Oct. 14 during Homecoming 2011 weekend. Roger Tucker of Somonauk, Aurora College ‘61, was presented the Spartan Spirit Award; Cheryl L. Johnson of Aurora, AU ’96, was presented […]


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