News from the Aurora University community

Chemistry develops

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Since the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School opened on the Aurora University campus in 2014, its third- through eighth-grade students have consistently demonstrated outstanding growth in science skills. To strengthen undergraduate science offerings at AU in a similar way, Chetna Patel, professor of chemistry and chair of Physical Sciences, and her colleagues, including assistant professors of chemistry Ami Johanson and Kyle McElhoney, initiated a chemistry major using the same model: working with external partners to develop the curriculum. The classes, which kicked off in fall 2018, are part of a hands-on program that is better preparing AU students for careers in the chemical industry.

Professor Sarah Radtke selected for national leadership development program

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Sarah Radtke, professor and chair of athletic training, is one of 41 administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in the 2019–2020 Senior Leadership Academy.

Third AU professor receives Nurse Fellowship Educator Award

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Three cheers for the Aurora University School of Nursing, which is celebrating the third time a faculty member has received the Nurse Educator Fellowship Award from the Illinois Board of Education. Georgine Maisch, assistant professor and simulation lab coordinator, is one of 10 Illinois nurse educators in the state to receive the 2018 award.

Students celebrate unity during King week

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Next week, students will explore topics of equality, inclusion and intolerance as part of a special program honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Spartan Spotlight: Sarah Radtke

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Sarah Radtke, assistant professor in the School of Education and Human Performance, was presented with the Marcus and Mark H. Trumbo Award for Excellence in Teaching during the 2017 undergraduate commencement ceremony. The award is Aurora University’s most prestigious faculty honor.