News from the Aurora University community

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.

Student learns life skills through Disney College Program

Senior Kristen Scheinost participated in the Disney College Program in Spring 2016.

For senior media studies major Kristen Scheinost working for Disney had always been one of her dreams. Participating in the Disney College Program gave her early exposure to her dream career, as well as the opportunity to learn skills she will be able to apply in all areas of life.

AU’s STEM Partnership School isn’t just for kids

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There’s a great deal of learning going on at the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School at Aurora University — and it’s not confined to the third- through eighth-graders who attend classes there.