News from the Aurora University community

AU Speech achieves national recognition

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AU Speech recently earned several awards after competing in the 2016 Public Communication Speech and Debate League National Tournament — quite an accomplishment for a group that was formed within the last year.

Senior helps raise $4,000 as part of capstone project

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Amanda Cargola, a senior majoring in communication with a minor in graphic design, recently coordinated a “Spare Some Change” fundraiser at King’s Bowl in Rosemont, Illinois, to raise money for the Rosemont Helping Hand Program.

Musical offers a glimpse inside the quirky heads of “Spelling Bee” champs

The Aurora University Theatre Department’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” now playing at AU’s Perry Theatre is exactly the right platform for the university’s first-ever musical, according to Stacy Panitch, associate professor of theatre and the play’s director.

Aurora University receives Tree Campus USA recognition

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The Arbor Day Foundation has selected Aurora University as a 2015 Tree Campus USA award winner.

AU’s vocal ensembles take it on the road

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The Aurora University Chorale and Chamber Choir recently returned from a spring-break tour through Illinois, Tennessee and Missouri. Forty-two student singers and faculty performed at nine different schools and churches during the five-day engagement.