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Authentically AU: News and Views from the President

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....

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,...