News from the Aurora University community

Spartan Spotlight: Kayle Rieger, AU ’14

Kayle Rieger, 'AU 14

If art major Kayle Rieger was to create a collage representing her time at Aurora University, it would symbolize the qualities of leadership, academic excellence, citizenship, imagination and incredible character. It would also represent the reasons that she was the recipient of the 2014 Spartan Award, AU’s highest honor for graduating seniors.

Senior’s art encourages audience to think about human connection to environment


Senior art major Kayle Rieger to exhibit “Exploitation: Portraits of Humanity” today in Phillips Library. The art exhibit focuses on the relationships between humans and nature.

Choirs to perform at home before going on the road

AU Choir

More than 40 students are preparing for one of their most favorite events of the year—the annual concert tour. The Aurora University community will have an opportunity to preview the tour with a special home concert featuring the Chorale, Chamber Choir and Men’s Quartet on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at noon in Crimi Auditorium.

Alumnus explores creativity through published writing

Toussaint Egan

Since graduation, one thing has led to another for writer Toussaint Egan, AU ’13. His interest in the feature-oriented website Mental Floss, landed him an opportunity to write for its blog which in turn led to a contributing editor position with the art curation website AwesomeRobo.

Student offers reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.


On Thursday, January 16, during an evening program in Crimi Auditorium, Yuije Sansone, AU ’14, and other AU students participated in an event celebrating the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. In the spirit of the program, Sansone’s remarks are shared in this post