News from the Aurora University community

George Williams College honors two alumni at Coming Home Reunion

WILLIAMS BAY, Wis. — George Williams College of Aurora University honored two alumni for lives and careers of service at the fifth annual Coming Home Reunion dinner in the Beasley Campus Center. Gordon E. Kaplan of Deerfield, Ill., GWC ’70, and Aurellia Wyrzykowski Sobczyk of Clemson, S.C., GWC ’37, were presented Distinguished Alumni awards on […]


Marketing professor wins award for top paper at national conference

AURORA, Ill. — DeKalb resident Brian A. Vander Schee, Associate Professor of Marketing at Aurora University, recently was honored for authoring the top paper for a national conference. Vander Schee, with Matt Elbeck of Troy University in Dothan, Ala., won the Best Refereed Paper Award at the Marketing Management Association’s 16th annual Fall Educators’ Conference […]


Homecoming festivities include football game, Wackerlin Center dedication

AURORA, Ill. — Aurora University will celebrate 2011 Homecoming with football, alumni awards and class reunions Oct. 14 to 16. The schedule is: Friday, Oct. 14 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m.: Alumni check in at Founders House, 1307 Marseillaise Place. 10–11:30 a.m.: Guided campus tours, including a visit to the new Alumni Hall addition, depart from Founders […]


Wackerlin Center hosting traveling exhibition on poet and activist Emma Lazarus

AURORA, Ill. — “Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience,” a national traveling exhibition opening at Aurora University on Oct. 31, traces the life, intellectual development, work and lasting influence of the Jewish poet and social activist. AU was selected as one of 18 sites for the exhibit, which will run through Dec. 16 […]


Ronald Reagan biographer to open Celebrating Arts and Idea series

AURORA, Ill. — Douglas Brinkley, historian and Ronald Reagan biographer, will open the 2011–2012 Celebrating Arts and Ideas series at Aurora University on Sept. 19 with a lecture on the life and legacy of the former president. Called “America’s new past master” and “the best of the new generation of American historians,” Brinkley is a […]


Jazz quartet to debut Third Thursday faculty concert series at AU

AURORA, Ill. — The Joel Moore Quartet, a renowned Chicago-area group, will open the new Third Thursday concert series at Aurora University at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15. The free, public series will take place in Crimi Auditorium at the Institute for Collaboration, 407 S. Calumet Ave. Lisa Fredenburgh, Associate Professor of Music, Director […]


Professor’s award-winning poetry to be published in new book

AURORA, Ill. — The award-winning poetry of Aurora resident Patrick Dunn, Assistant Professor of English at Aurora University, will appear in his new book entitled “Second Person.” Finishing Line Press of Georgetown, Ky., is scheduled to publish the book in October. About 25 poems are included in the 20-page volume. Dunn describes the collection as […]


Aurora University announces 2011-2012 Arts and Ideas series lineup

AURORA, Ill. — Insight into the life and legacy of President Ronald Reagan by CBS News commentator Douglas Brinkley, a lecture by Lincoln historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, and a concert by famed classical pianist Thomas Pandolfi highlight the 2011-2012 Aurora University Celebrating Arts and Ideas series. The sixth annual series includes six Main Stage events […]


New U.S. citizens take oath during ceremony at AU

AURORA, Ill. — Almost 150 local residents from 42 countries ranging from A to Z — Afghanistan to Zimbabwe — became citizens in a second annual ceremony at Aurora University’s Crimi Auditorium on Aug. 5. The two-part event opened with the naturalization ceremony and concluded with a celebration. About 500 people attended the event organized […]


Master of Science in Criminal Justice program launching this fall

AURORA, Ill. — Aurora University will launch a Master of Science in Criminal Justice program this fall to meet demand for advanced degrees in the field. “We have a large population right around us, but there are not very many graduate programs in criminal justice available,” said Brandon Kooi, Program Chair and Associate Professor. “We […]


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