News from the Aurora University community

Aurora University event connecting executives with future leaders

Four corporate and community executives will present “Connecting Today’s Leaders with the Leaders of Tomorrow” during a panel discussion at Aurora University on Monday, April 8, 2013. This event, sponsored by the AU Dunham Scholars Program and the Vernon Haas Speaker Series, is free and open to the public.

“Music in the Air” to be staged at Music by the Lake on July 21–22

George Williams College to present “Music in the Air” as part of its Music by the Lake summer festival

Aurora attorney elected chairman of Aurora University Board of Trustees

Now that he has settled in as new chairman of the Aurora University Board of Trustees, Aurora attorney Ronald Hem sees great things in store for AU.

Dunham Fund, Tellabs Foundation announce grants for STEM Partnership School at Aurora University

The STEM Partnership School at Aurora University moved closer to construction Thursday with the announcement of major financial support from the Dunham Fund and Tellabs Foundation totaling more than $2.5 million.

Aurora resident receives top Aurora University faculty award

Aurora resident Donovan Gwinner was honored with the prestigious Marcus and Mark H. Trumbo Award for Excellence in Teaching at the 119th annual commencement ceremony at Aurora University.

Google software engineer encourages Aurora students to pursue computer science careers

How does YouTube find related videos? How does a Google search find results in less than half a second? How does a music app find similar artists? Jessie Chavez, a Google software engineer in the company’s Chicago office, discussed questions like those Wednesday during a presentation at three Aurora middle schools called “You Can Do Computer Science.”

Cabot Microelectronics contributes to STEM Partnership School for materials science laboratory

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation has supported the STEM Partnership School at Aurora University with a contribution to help fund construction of a materials science laboratory.

Aurora University students raising awareness about poverty through ‘A Day Without Shoes’

On April 10, members of the Aurora University community will kick off their shoes to raise awareness for global poverty and children in need. More than 365 people have signed up so far for “A Day Without Shoes” at AU, an event that will include a series of service activities and discussions.

Caterpillar Foundation donates $150,000 to STEM Partnership School for manufacturing curriculum development

Caterpillar Foundation donates $153,000 to AU STEM initiative

Citing the need for skilled workers, the Caterpillar Foundation on Friday made a $153,240 investment in the STEM Partnership School at Aurora University to support the development of its manufacturing curriculum.

Free tax-preparation service to open Feb. 18 at Aurora University

Since Aurora University introduced the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in 2002, AU tax preparers have helped generate more than $3 million in refunds for local taxpayers and saved them an estimated $600,000 in tax-preparation fees.

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