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Simms Family Foundation makes lead gift to George Williams College of Aurora University’s new nursing center


The Simms Family Foundation, represented by John and Michelle Simms of Lake Geneva, have made the lead gift to the George Williams College of Aurora University (GWC) nursing center, which will now be called the Simms Family Nursing Center.

Maybe your kids can’t be anything you want them to be

Superhero Trio

As part of Aurora University’s ongoing Faculty Speakers Series, David Rudek will present a lecture that challenges the conventional notion that “practice makes perfect” when it comes to children’s success.

Aurora University education degree programs receive CAEP accreditation

00000The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has accredited the Aurora University School of Education bachelor’s program in elementary education and doctoral program in educational administration through the year 2021. CAEP, formerly the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), is a federally recognized accrediting body for schools, colleges and departments of […]

Aurora University announces 2016–2017 Celebrating Arts and Ideas schedule

02022Aurora University is pleased to announce its 2016–2017 Celebrating Arts and Ideas series, which this year features 34 cultural events — films, art exhibits, speakers, concerts and theatrical productions — that are free and open to the public. Celebrating Arts and Ideas begins the evening of Monday, Sept. 12 with the return of the Town […]

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.”

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