News from the Aurora University community

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.

Get a taste of theatre with “Little Shop of Horrors”

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It’s shaping up to be another must-see spring season for theatre at Aurora University, reflecting growing theatre and musical theatre academic programs at the university.

Schingoethe Center of Aurora University named as a Smithsonian Affiliate

03200AURORA, Ill. — The Smithsonian Institution has granted the Schingoethe Center of Aurora University affiliate status, making possible new opportunities for collaborative exhibits, artifact loans, research and educational programs. Smithsonian Affiliations is an outreach program comprising more than 200 organizations across the country that work together to preserve the nation’s heritage, expand knowledge and inspire learning. Affiliates […]

New Schingoethe exhibit explores modern approaches to art

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An old tradition becomes interlaced with a new take on art in the Schingoethe Center exhibit “WOVEN: The Art of Contemporary Native Weaving” opening Tuesday, October 4 from 5–6:30 p.m. The exhibit features the work of 18 renowned indigenous artists who expand concepts of Native American art through their use of nontraditional materials and motifs, putting interesting twists on baskets, rugs, photographs and sculpture.

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.