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Aurora University, Senior, Hosts Blood Drive in Honor of One Tough Oswego Panther

Written By: Tia Carr   AURORA, IL—November 14, 2017—Heartland Blood Center will host a blood drive in honor of Connor Robinson on November 30 from 3:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Oswego High School. “There is something different about Connor than his fellow members of the OHS Class of 2019… Connor is a two-time cancer survivor,” says Crystal Robinson, Connor’s ...

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Former Secretary of Transportation Talks Bipartisanship at Aurora University

Written By: Ashleigh Kerkman   On November 8, 2017 Aurora University had former Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, as a guest speaker. LaHood discussed a new book he wrote entitled, “Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics.” The book discusses LaHood’s personal perspective on the hardships that our country faced in politics. Crimi Auditorium was full on Wednesday when LaHood made ...

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Aurora University Alumni Shares DACA Story

Written By: Salvador Rodriguez Aurora University Alumni, David Blancas, shares the story of the struggles he must now encounter, thanks to the decision by President Donald Trump to end DACA. DACA, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was a legislation introduced through executive order by President Barack Obama in 2012 to protect undocumented youth who were brought to the country ...

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Chilly? Get Moving with AU Wellness Center!

Written By: Hali Sawyer With November beginning, and the warm breezes of autumn quickly coming to an end, Aurora University students may be looking for new ways to stay warm and get some exercise. Luckily, AU’s Wellness Center offers many fun and easy ways to stay warm and fit this fall, including group classes and equipment rentals. For those who ...

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Campus Safety Hosts Active Shooter Training Session Using A.L.I.C.E

Written by: Nadia Adams A.L.I.C.E (alert, lockdown, inform, counter, and evacuate). “Most people run, panic or freeze” in an active shooter situation, says Sergeant Kevin Triplett. A.L.I.C.E is designed to help you survive an active shooter situation. An active shooter is someone who is actively killing or trying to kill people. The more time they have the more damage they can cause and ...

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Air Pollution

Written by: Kelly Ellam According to Chemical and Engineering News, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection last year indicated that air quality in 265 of the 338 major Chinese cities exceeded the national health standard that year. Many students on Aurora University’s campus walk from dorms to class or commute. There is currently an estimated 4.5 billion people around the world exposed to levels of ...

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AU Photography Students Raising Awareness about Disabilities

Written by: Adrienne Somerville AU Photography students, Brooke Belair and Emily Zavacki, collaborate on a project to bring awareness about disabilities to Aurora University.   This project will share stories of AU students, faculty, and staff living with visible and invisible disabilities. They are looking for volunteers to share their stories through photography and text to celebrate the differences that ...

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Halloween Party at the Schingoethe Center

By: Brooke Belair On Halloween, Tuesday October 31st,  the Schingoethe Center is hosting a Halloween Party at the Hill Welcome Center from 6-8pm.   This is the first ever Halloween party hosted by the Schingoethe Center and Meg Bero, the executive director, is very excited! The Halloween party will include a lot of fun activities that will get you in ...

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