Wednesday, April 14, 2021 — For Dunham School of Business and Public Policy Students

AU campus comes into bloom

Campus Shot

April showers are bringing April flowers throughout the campus. The timing is perfect, providing the university community with beautiful scenery during the last few weeks of spring semester.

A Message from the Dean

Greetings from Dunham Hall:

We are in the homestretch...Just a few weeks until the end of the spring term! In this installment of my biweekly newsletter, I would like to share some reminders and news of upcoming events. Please feel free to direct any academic questions to me or my colleagues:   

Reminder – Register for Classes
If you are returning to AU next year and haven't yet registered for classes, be sure to do so as soon as possible. If you have earned under 30 credits or need assistance registering, please schedule an appointment with your student success advisor via Handshake or by calling 630-844-6870. 

Plus One MBA Graduate Program Summer 2021
Do you have additional athletic eligibility? Are you looking to jump start your career? Aurora University’s MBA Plus One graduate program allows you to complete your MBA in one year. The program begins in June and finishes the following May. This year we are offering four areas of specialization: (i) business management, (ii) digital marketing, (iii) public administration, and (iv) sport management. More information is available online.

Sundays @ 7 Career Conversations
Our final Sundays @ 7 Career Conversations presentation is Sunday, April 18. Michael DeVries ’10, an athletic training graduate, will share his career journey with the AU community. For nearly seven years, DeVries has served as the head athletic trainer for Schaumburg High School, where he oversees the organization and administration of athletic training services. Prior to his current position, he was an athletic trainer at ATI for almost five years, working in a variety of settings. As a Spartan, DeVries played on the football team for four years and was a member of the Spartan Athletic Training Club. He earned his master's degree from Northern Illinois University in pedagogy and curriculum development in 2013, where he also held the role of graduate teaching assistant. He is currently working toward a master’s degree in sports science and rehabilitation from Logan University. Register online.

Free Summer Courses
Did you hear Aurora University is offering select summer courses for FREE? You could really benefit from enrolling in a FREE course; there are 14 courses from which to choose:

Immersive Experiences Courses

  • BUS2811 Technology Immersion
  • CDS3811 Sign Language Immersion
  • ENV/CSC3813 Conservation Technology
  • HAS2811 Animal Behavior Management
  • SPN2811 Spanish Language Immersion
Professional Preparation Courses
  • BIO3813 Medical School Preparation
  • BUS/IDS3814 Launching your Career
  • EDU3811 Illinois Teachers Exam Preparation
  • EDU4811 Illinois Teacher Licensure Exam Preparation for Elementary Education Mathematics
  • IDS3815 Graduate School Preparation
  • NUR3811 Promoting Academic Success in Nursing
  • PED4811 Strength and Conditioning Exam Preparation
  • PSC3813 Law School Preparation
  • SWK5812 Social Work Roadmap to Success

Search “free” in WebAdvisor or contact your student success advisor for more information.


Toby J. Arquette, PhD
Dean, Dunham School of Business and Public Policy
Key Dates

April 14–15, 2021 Career Conversations and Mock Interviews

April 14–18, 2021 Spring Musical: "Fugitive Songs – A Song Cycle"

April 15, 2021 GWC Professional Headshots

April 15–May 7, 2021 Senior Art Exhibition: "The Search," Phillips Library

April 17, 2021 Morning of Service

April 18, 2021 Module II – Last day to drop with automatic "W"

April 19–20, 2021 AU Professional Headshots

April 21–22, 2021 Spartan Attic Visits

April 24, 2021 Last day of spring classes (16-week)

April 26, 2021 Final Exam Week begins

April 26–29, 2021 Virtual Career Appointments

April 30, 2021 GWC Commencement

May 1, 2021 AU Graduate Commencement

May 1, 2021 Last day of spring classes (8-week)

May 2, 2021 AU Undergraduate Commencement

May 3, 2021 Spartan Summer/May Term begins

June 1, 2021 MBA Plus One Program begins for 2021–2022

July 1, 2021 Dunham School Internship Application for fall 2021

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