News from the Aurora University community

Hall of Fame Inductee: Charlie Bell, ’58

Charlie Bell

On January 26, 2013, AU will induct four new members to its Hall of Fame. Charlie Bell, AU ’58, reflects on his time at Aurora and his career after graduation.

AU to honor Class of 2013 Hall of Fame inductees

Hall of Fame Inductees

Aurora University will recognize four Hall of Fame Inductees on Saturday, January 26, 2013 during its Hall of Fame Day celebration. The induction ceremony will take place during halftime of the men’s basketball game, which begins at 4:15 p.m. in Thornton Gymnasium.

AU welcomes new Athletic Director Jim Hamad from Division I Pepperdine


Aurora University officials today announced that James Hamad, currently Associate Director of Athletics for Student Development at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., has been named its new Athletic Director.

Spartan Spotlight: Mark Walsh, Athletic Director Emeritus and Head Football Coach

Mark Walsh, Athletic Director Emeritus and Head Football Coach

“You’re never done learning. That’s what keeps me going,” said Mark Walsh. And through his 26-year tenure at Aurora University, Walsh has certainly stayed motivated and determined.

Photo Gallery: Homecoming 2012

The AU community hosted a special Homecoming weekend with festivities commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the institution’s move from Mendota to Aurora. The weekend culminated with the Homecoming football game where the Spartans defeated Benedictine University 41-30.