News from the Aurora University community

AU team takes first in national market research competition

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A team of four Aurora University business and marketing students won GfK’s fifth annual Next Generation Market Research Competition. The team was recognized for its accomplishment earlier this month at the firm’s downtown Chicago office.

Arts and Ideas series ramps up for another exciting season

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A record 8,000 members of the greater AU community took advantage of the university’s free Arts and Ideas events during the 2015-2016 season.

Last week to see “CAST OFF: Michael Dinges” at Schingoethe Center

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This is the last week to view Schingoethe Center’s exhibition “CAST OFF: Michael Dinges.” Using folk art forms — scrimshaw and trench art from World War I — Dinges explores some of today’s most pressing issues, including labor, the global economy and consumerism.

Musical offers a glimpse inside the quirky heads of “Spelling Bee” champs

The Aurora University Theatre Department’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” now playing at AU’s Perry Theatre is exactly the right platform for the university’s first-ever musical, according to Stacy Panitch, associate professor of theatre and the play’s director.

Students head to Wisconsin and Indiana for alternatives to spring break

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Warmer weather and sleeping late might be what some people look forward to for spring break. But an increasing number of AU students are spending their time off helping out with service-oriented projects.