News from the Aurora University community

AU accounting students win Illinois CPA Society award

Three Aurora University accounting majors are among 25 college students statewide to receive the Mary T. Washington Wylie Award from the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS).

AU team takes first in national market research competition

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A team of four Aurora University business and marketing students won GfK’s fifth annual Next Generation Market Research Competition. The team was recognized for its accomplishment earlier this month at the firm’s downtown Chicago office.

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.

Tom Cross joins Aurora University

Tom Cross, Distinquished Fellow at Aurora University

Former Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross has joined Aurora University as a Distinguished Fellow. Cross’ primary role will be to promote an innovative STEM education program.

Four ways higher education can change the K-12 equation

Most Americans believe that the major problem with K-12 education today is a lack of quality standards. Schools aren’t able to effectively impose higher standards, students aren’t expected to meet higher standards, and the process of implementing standardized initiatives like Common Core seems more daunting every day.