News from the Aurora University community

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.

Students head to Wisconsin and Indiana for alternatives to spring break

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Warmer weather and sleeping late might be what some people look forward to for spring break. But an increasing number of AU students are spending their time off helping out with service-oriented projects.

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.

Prepare for your job search this spring break

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Did you know, 70 percent of internships lead to full-time jobs? Gaining work experience is becoming an essential for college students, and spring break is the perfect time to start preparing and searching for summer internships and part-time jobs.