News from the Aurora University community

Aurora University scores 97 percent pass rate on national nursing exam

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Graduates of the Aurora University School of Nursing achieved a 97 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for 2016. The university’s pass rate surpasses the state and national average pass rates, both of which stand at 85 percent for the year. Ninety-six Aurora University nursing graduates took the exam.

Krieger to present “Reflections of the Holocaust: A Personal Pursuit of a More Tolerant Society”

There are important lessons outside of the classroom that Oscar Krieger wants to share with the Aurora University community — and they have little to do with his physical education background. This Wednesday evening during the first Faculty Speaker Series event of the year, Krieger will discuss the issue of tolerance.

Training healthy, high-performing athletes

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It takes more than pumping iron to get the most out of a strength and conditioning program. For one thing, it takes hours of meticulous behind-the-scenes planning, which is exactly what Chad Trudo and his staff are doing this summer.

Spartan Spotlight: Jenna Parham

Jenna Parham, AU ’16, was recognized at the spring 2016 honors convocation as the recipient of the Society of Health and Physical Educators Major of the Year Award.

Passionate junior receives prestigious health education award

Physical education major Rachel Erb is this year’s recipient of the Illinois School Health Association Barbara Grey Award.