News from the Aurora University community

Aurora University recognizes faith’s role in new social work master’s program

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Aurora University’s new master’s degree specialization in faith-based social work remains a rarity in higher education today.

Aurora University senior to join Peace Corps in Botswana

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The ink will barely be dry on Alexandrea “Alex” Wilson’s diploma this May before she embarks on what most people would consider the challenge of a lifetime – a two-year stint with the Peace Corp in Botswana, where she will work in an HIV/AIDS education and prevention program for school kids.

Baritone Robert Sims performs a program of spirituals during Aurora University’s “Let Freedom Ring” week

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As part of its weeklong “Let Freedom Ring” celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and the fight for civil rights, Aurora University will present lyric baritone Robert Sims in a performance and discussion of African-American spirituals.

Pilgrimage strengthens student’s religious faith and desire to serve

On the way to World Youth Day: Andy Misquez (first row, right) stops with fellow pilgrims in Wadowice, Poland, hometown of Pope John Paul II.

For senior Andy Misquez, attending World Youth Day (WYD) earlier this year in Krakow, Poland, was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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.