News from the Aurora University community

Students excel during forensics competition

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Preparation and hard work recently led members of Aurora University’s Speech and Debate Team to high honors at Tennessee State University during the Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament. More than 600 students from 25 states competed during the three-day tournament.

Go ‘Into the Woods’ on campus

Fairytales. A magical world. Wishes granted. This week Perry Theatre will be transformed “Into the Woods,” showcasing the largest cast and crew of any previous spring musical at Aurora University. The free production runs April 13–14 and 18–21.

Schingoethe Center features life work of Native American artist Rick Bartow

Mythology, a striking color palette and a dark, dreamlike tone — all an expression of an artist’s personal history — come together when Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain opens at Aurora University’s Schingoethe Center on Tuesday, January 23, from 5-6:30 p.m.. The exhibition, which runs through April 13, features some 120 paintings, sculptures and drawings in a retrospective of the 40-year career of a culturally important Native American artist.

Students celebrate unity during King week

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Next week, students will explore topics of equality, inclusion and intolerance as part of a special program honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Coming to campus: Comic operas and annual Christmas concert

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It’s opera on stage this week in Perry Theatre, which will be a wonderful warm up for the Christmas concert in Crimi Auditorium later in December.