News from the Aurora University community

AU students recognized for academic achievements and campus contributions

Congratulations to the Aurora University students, faculty and staff that were recognized at the annual Honors Convocation on Friday, April 17 for their academic achievements and campus contributions during the 2014-2015 school year.

Residence hall student provides glimpse of life on campus

Kaylee Howard, a junior Criminal Justice major from Southern California, enjoys residence life at AU.

Living on campus is a little different than life in Southern California; however, junior criminal justice major Kaylee Howard is happy to be making Jenks Hall her home away from home.

Off-campus student liaison an advocate for getting to know AU neighbors

Derek Cooper with his neighbors

When Derek Cooper first heard Aurora University was creating an off-campus student liaison position, he was immediately interested. As an involved campus leader with an outgoing personality, Cooper wanted to help other students navigate the responsibilities and expectations that come with living in the AU neighborhood. And he wanted to share his own experience in learning how to be a good neighbor.

Becoming an RA develops leadership and team-building skills

AU residence hall

We asked junior nursing major Beth Thomas, a resident assistant in Wilkinson Hall, about what the position entails and what she has learned from the experience.

Video: Time-lapse construction of new residence hall

New AU residence hall

Watch a time-lapse video of the construction of the new AU residence hall, which opened this semester on the southwest side of campus. The building is the university’s sixth residence hall and brings the total number of residential students to around 750.