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Aurora University

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Motto Sapientes abscondunt scientiam
Established 1893
Type Private
President Dr. Rebecca L. Sherrick <---stupid bitch
Provost Dr. Andrew P. Manion <--- giant douche
Staff 287
Undergraduates 1,719
Postgraduates 1,607
Location Aurora, IL, USA
Campus 268 acres <--- that's a lie
Athletics 18 NCAA Division III teams
Colors royal blue and white
Nickname Spartans
Website www.aurora.edu

Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois is a private liberal arts college that admits both men and women students to four-year undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs. Aurora University has two campuses: the main campus in Aurora, Illinois and the George Williams campus in Williams Bay, Wisconsin near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Don't attend this school if you don't like writing obnoxiously long papers about utterly irrelevant topics and attending two separate and MANDATORY ANTI-RACISM classes where you talk about feelings and write even more papers about feelings and what it means to be an American. IT'S A DRY CAMPUS!!! IT'S A DRY CAMPUS!!! IT'S A DRY CAMPUS!!! A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: City of Lights Location in Chicagoland Country United States State Illinois Counties Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will  - Mayor Tom Weisner (D) Area    - City 39. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Royal blue is a lighter shade of blue. ... White rose. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... This article needs cleanup. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Nickname: City of Lights Location in Chicagoland Country United States State Illinois Counties Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will  - Mayor Tom Weisner (D) Area    - City 39. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Williams Bay is a village located in Walworth County, Wisconsin. ... Location of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Road sign Lake Geneva is a city in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States. ...

also note that because this is a co-op school involving elementary-aged children any legal penalty for posession of cannibis or cannibis paraphenalia can be outrageously blown out of proportion if a student is caught with such things on campus



Aurora University is organized into three colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, and the College of Professional Studies. The College of Professional Studies is itself organized into four schools: the Dunham School of Business, the School of Nursing, the School of Health and Physical Education, and the School of Social Work. Aurora University is on a semester academic year with additional May term and either an additional full summer semester or two half-summer terms, depending on the course.


Aurora University was originally founded Mendota Seminary in Mendota, Illinois in 1893 for the training of ministers and lay workers of the Advent Christian Church. In its first few years, the seminary changed its name to Mendota College and open its enrollment to the public as a liberal-arts college. In 1911, citizens of Aurora donated land for the construction of a new college. Also that same year, Charles Eckhart, who founded the predecesssor of the Auburn Automobile Company, donated money to build the first buildings of what was to become in 1912 Aurora College, the relocated former Mendota College. In 1971 Aurora College legally separated from the Advent Christian Church. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University and organized its degree-granting programs into three colleges. Mendota is a city located in La Salle County, Illinois. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Auburn was a brand name of United States automobiles from 1900 through 1937. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In 1992, George Williams College, a college established in 1890 by the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) merged into Aurora University. Originally founded as the YMCA Training School in Chicago, Illinois, it became the YMCA College in 1913 and George Williams College in 1933 before moving near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. YMCAs in the United States and Canada use this logo. ...


Aurora University sponsors 19 teams, which are named the Spartans. The Spartan football team participates in the Illini-Badger Conference and all other Spartans teams participate, as of the 2006-2007 season, in the Northern Athletics Conference, which comprises teams from the former Northern Illinois—Iowa Conference and the Lake Michigan Conference.

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Aurora U has online access to all the titles that we subscribe to in print: the Annual Reviews of Anthropology, Genetics, Microbiology, Psychology, Public Health, and Sociology.
The Aurora University Library holds the 20th edition in microfiche.
This database is funded by a grant from the Aurora University College of Education through January 2005.
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