Aurora University

Authentically AU: News and Views from the President

April 5, 2020

"And the people took branches of palm trees and went forth to meet him and cried, Hosanna..."

Winston Churchill statue
April 3, 2020

A new biography of Winston Churchill arrived in the mail today, and I can’t wait to get started. Churchill is larger than life in so many ways. He became England’s prime minister during his nation’s darkest days, when it appeared that the Germans would attempt an invasion of the...

AU Chorale
March 30, 2020

"O Light Everlasting, O Love Never Failing. Illuminate Our Darkness and Draw Us to..."

Lee Phillip Bell
February 28, 2020

Lee Phillip Bell, who co-created two of television’s longest running soap operas (“The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful”) with her husband, William, died yesterday of heart failure at the age of 91. Lee earned her undergraduate degree from...

A Perfect Night on Campus
February 7, 2020

A soft, fluffy snow fell one evening earlier this week when I returned to campus for two purposes. My first destination was an evening class in an Aurora University doctoral program. Then I planned to enjoy a faculty recital, planned in celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday....