News from the Aurora University community

Aurora University receives Tree Campus USA recognition

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The Arbor Day Foundation has selected Aurora University as a 2015 Tree Campus USA award winner.

AU’s vocal ensembles take it on the road

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The Aurora University Chorale and Chamber Choir recently returned from a spring-break tour through Illinois, Tennessee and Missouri. Forty-two student singers and faculty performed at nine different schools and churches during the five-day engagement.

Aurora University Wackerlin Center names chaplain

Aurora University recently announced the appointment of Mark Woolfington as chaplain of the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action. In July 2015, Woolfington joined Aurora University as the interim chaplain.

Education prepares alumnus for early success in teaching career

Antonio Contreras - Golden Apple Summer Institute

Univision recently featured Antonio Contreras, BS ‘15, in a segment about his success in becoming a teacher as a first generation college graduate. Contreras credits his success in education, both as a student and professional, to two main factors: Golden Apple Scholars and Aurora University.

On-campus clothing closet to offer professional attire at no cost to students

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As part of the university’s growing commitment to help students prepare for success, The Spartan Attic, a professional clothing closet for AU students, will be opening in February.