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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 […]

IRS honors Aurora University tax preparers for service to community

AURORA, Ill. — Aurora University students and employees have been honored by the Internal Revenue Service for preparing free tax returns for the public and generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in refunds for local residents. Tax preparers in AU’s ninth annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program were recognized at an awards ceremony in […]

Gov. Quinn visits campus to sign STEM partnership school legislation

AURORA — Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation that will advance STEM learning in Illinois by allowing the creation of an innovative school that will offer specialized education opportunities. Senate Bill 621 supports the creation of a math and science partnership school operated by Aurora’s four school districts and Aurora University on campus. Joined by […]

Aurora University announces Class of 2011 graduates

AURORA, Ill. — More than 1,200 students received diplomas during the spring commencement ceremonies at Aurora University and George Williams College. Students received bachelor’s, master’s and Doctor of Education degrees during the 118th annual event on the Aurora campus and the first graduation ceremony on the GWC campus in Williams Bay, Wis., in almost a […]

Cowherd Middle School student receives three honors at AU

AURORA, Ill. — Lizeth Bautista, a student at Cowherd Middle School in East Aurora School District 131, recently received three honors at Aurora University. Bautista was recognized as the winner of the “Step Up to Your Dreams” scholarship contest sponsored by Fifth Third Bank of Warrenville. A tour of AU by Bautista, classmates and teachers […]

Aurora University announces spring dean’s lists

AURORA, Ill. — Area residents have been named to Aurora University spring semester dean’s lists, known as the Ivy Leaf lists. The high-honors list recognizes students who attain a 4.0 grade-point average. The regular honors list recognizes students who achieve a 3.60 to 3.99 GPA. High honors list Illinois Addison: Amanda Stark Algonquin: Kelly Seklecki […]

Teachers, students to converge on AU for day of community education

AURORA, Ill. — From training for educators to science projects for kids to a live-in taste of college life for high school students, a variety of community-education activities will converge on the Aurora University campus on Monday, June 27. Sherry Eagle, Executive Director of the AU Institute of Collaboration, said the day’s focus will be […]

Museum students open ‘Warm Relationship, Cold Climate’ Native American exhibit

AURORA, Ill. — “A Warm Relationship in a Cold Climate,” an exhibit by Aurora University students, has opened at the Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures in Dunham Hall at 1400 Marseillaise Place. Kristen Bilbruck and Erin Cinto, both Aurora residents, created the display in “Museum Exhibitions,” a class taught by Meg Bero, Executive Director […]

AU names alumnus new Dunham School of Business director

AURORA, Ill. — Aurora University has named alumnus Charles Edwards of Naperville the new Director of the Dunham School of Business. Edwards’ duties include setting the vision for the AU business school and developing the bachelor’s, master’s and certificate programs to meet those goals. Additionally, he oversees professional accreditation, hiring of faculty and staff, and […]

AU receives grant to help students make transition to college

AURORA, Ill. — Aurora University has received a $5,000 grant from the Associated Colleges of Illinois to hold Strategies Targeted for Academic Rewards (STAR), a program designed to help students succeed in college. The program, coordinated through the AU Crouse Center for Student Success, provides support for students to help them develop strategies needed to […]

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