News from the Aurora University community

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Jon Meacham to open Celebrating Arts and Ideas series

The eighth season of the Celebrating Arts and Ideas series will begin on Tuesday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. with a presentation by Jon Meacham, known as one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals.


Aurora University hosting four September open houses for prospective students

Aurora University will host four open houses in September for prospective students. During the information sessions, faculty and staff will provide information about degree options, course offerings and admission procedures. Financial aid counselors will be available.


Aurora University’s elementary education program named to National Council for Teacher Quality Honor Roll

The National Council for Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released its 2013 Teacher Prep Review, listing Aurora University as one of seven Illinois universities on the Honor Roll. AU was the only private Illinois college honored, with its undergraduate elementary education program earning three out of the four possible stars.


Veterans Fair to be hosted at Aurora University on Tuesday

The City of Aurora Veterans Advisory Council will host its first Veterans Fair at Aurora University on Tuesday, June 18. The event will take place from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in Perry Theatre, located at 1305 Kenilworth Place in Aurora. All veterans and families are invited to attend the free event.


Aurora University’s Master of Science in Nursing program granted accreditation

Aurora University announced today that its Master of Science in Nursing program has been granted accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for five years, through June of 2018. A five year accreditation is the maximum number of years for this type of accreditation.


Aurora University’s Athletic Training Student Organization receives first place win in 2013 Athletic Trainer Student Challenge

The Spartan Athletic Training Student Organization (SATSO) at Aurora University took first place in the 2013 Athletic Trainer Student Challenge for the Highest Contribution to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Foundation Annual Fund.


Aurora University history professor Dr. Mark Soderstrom selected to attend highly competitive seminars in Hawaii

Dr. Mark Soderstrom, Assistant Professor of History at Aurora University, has been selected to attend three seminars this summer, each focused on developing teaching skills and enhancing the role of world history and cultures in the undergraduate curriculum.


More than 1,300 Aurora University students graduating May 5 during commencement ceremonies

More than 1,300 Aurora University students will participate in the 120th annual commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 5, on the central campus quadrangle. The ceremony for graduate students will be held at 10 a.m., followed by the undergraduate ceremony at 2 p.m.


Aurora University asks Illinois legislators to support STEM Partnership School

A group of Aurora University leaders and STEM experts from throughout the western suburbs today asked the state’s lawmakers and top officials for additional support for a high-tech STEM academy at the university.


Aurora University hosting three May open houses for prospective students

Aurora University will host three open houses in May for prospective students. During the information sessions, faculty and staff will provide information about degree options, course offerings and admission procedures.


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University Communications
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