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Authentically AU: News and Views from the President

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....

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 17, 2020

Each January, the nation pauses to remember the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Though he advocated nonviolent protest, King lived with violence much of his life. He was stabbed in 1958. The knife wound was so severe that King’s physician said later that almost any movement, even a...

A Season of Wonder
December 23, 2019

Years ago, I purchased a book called The 12 Ways of Christmas. Each December I take the small volume from the shelf and read the familiar pages with renewed anticipation. The author shares brief essays on these subjects: wonder, sacrifice, humility, charity, creativity, simplicity, affection,...

A Time of Waiting
December 7, 2019

Aurora University was founded by a small group of leaders from the Advent Christian denomination. They were the figurative descendants of a man named William Miller, a popular mid-19th century evangelist. Miller studied specific books of the Bible closely for clues about the timing of the Second...

A Time of Thanksgiving
November 25, 2019

Given the pace of change in today’s increasingly complex world, little moments of continuity take on special meaning. I had one such experience earlier this weekend, while attending a pre-Thanksgiving gathering. With the turkey fresh out of the oven and only the gravy yet to stir, I joined...