Wednesday, November 3, 2021 — For Dunham School of Business and Public Policy Students

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The fall 2021 issue of Aurora University Magazine is now online. The magazine, published twice a year, highlights how AU students, faculty, staff, and alumni are discovering what matters and building their lives around it. The magazine also features general news about the university. In this issue, readers can explore lessons learned from the pandemic, the AU summer camp for college-bound high school students on the autism spectrum, an overview of the women’s lacrosse and men’s golf championship seasons, and more. The print version of the magazine is also mailed to the family homes of students.

A Message from the Dean

Greetings from Dunham Hall:

We are in the homestretch! Now that it is November, it’s time to review your syllabi for when those projects, papers, presentations, and exams are scheduled. Time will fly in the coming weeks as we approach the Thanksgiving break. When you return on November 29, you will have just one week of classes and then it's final exam time. Therefore, my biggest bit of advice for now is MAKE A PLAN and GET ORGANIZED. This is the best way to ensure you are on track to finishing the semester successfully. 
In today’s newsletter, let me highlight some exciting opportunities. 
Marquette University Law School Partnership 
Are you interested in attending law school? We have been working hard to create pathways to law schools in the Midwest. I’m excited to announce that we have signed a 3+3 Aurora-Marquette University Law School partnership that will enable you to accelerate your path to your law degree.   
Highly motivated students can now apply for admissions to Marquette University Law School during their junior year. To be eligible for this program, interested students must complete the following steps: 

  • Officially declare an interest in the 3+3 program with AU’s pre-law advisor no later than their junior year.
  • Complete all general education and major requirements at AU before starting law school.
  • Apply for admission to Marquette University Law School, including taking the LSAT.
  • Meet the admission standards for Marquette University Law School.

Students admitted to Marquette Law as part of this 3+3 pathway are eligible to be admitted prior to completion of their bachelor's degree; students complete the remaining 29 credit hours of their coursework while at Marquette. The first-year law school coursework dually counts toward the last year of the student’s bachelor’s degree and the first year of law school. The law degree is completed after three years of law school coursework at Marquette. 
In addition to the formal academic pathway that the 3+3 makes possible, the Aurora-Marquette partnership will allow AU students interested in careers in law to visit the law school, meet the law school faculty, attend and observe a real law school class, and interact with current law schools students. 
Students interested in this program should notify Dr. Matt Dabros, Aurora University's pre-law advisor. 
Sundays @ 7 Career Conversation
Join us Sunday, November 7, at 7 p.m. for a career conversation with marketing and communication graduate Ashley Camillo ’07. Ashley has experience in strategic marketing and communication, planning, and execution, including content creation, new product launch and go-to-market strategy, messaging, marketing strategy, eCommerce strategy, partner and channel marketing, and lead generation. To attend this session, register online
Have you familiarized yourself with TimelyCare yet? TimelyCare is a “new to AU” telehealth program. Services include access to medical and mental virtual healthcare from anywhere in the United States 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Several virtual self-care events throughout the week are available on the platform at no cost, such as yoga and meditation. You can view a list of events when you sign in to

File Your 2022–2023 FAFSA
If you haven't done so already, file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Those who need help filing the FAFSA can contact the Office of Financial Aid to schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor. As always, you can also have your questions answered by emailing or calling 630-844-6190. File your 2022-2023 FAFSA at and use AU school code 001634.

Be sure to have the following items when filing your FAFSA:

  • All students, parents, and borrowers are required to create an FSA ID. You can apply for an FSA ID at
  • 2020 federal tax return (all schedules) and W-2s.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Best wishes,

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

Key Dates

November 3, 2021 Wednesday Writing Workshop – “APA Topics: How to Write with APA Style and APA Language Sensitivity,” 7 p.m., Zoom (register via Okta, Academic SupportNet)

November 7, 2021 Sundays @ 7 Career Conversation: Ashley Camillo ' 07, Marketing and Communication

November 7, 2021 Last day to drop fall semester classes with an automatic "W" (for 16-week fall term classes)

November 12, 2021 The Cultural Exchange: Native American History of Aurora, Noon, Wackerlin Center (no registration required)

November 14, 2021 Sundays @ 7 Career Conversation: Derek Lai '16, Computer Science

November 15, 2021 Complimentary Professional Headshots, Center for Student Success,
3–5:30 p.m. (no registration required)

November 16, 2021 Complimentary Professional Headshots, Center for Student Success,
11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. (no registration required)

November 16, 2021 Virtual Social Media Workshop: "Present Your Best Self to Employers"

What we're reading

The Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action is celebrating 20 years
The Wackerlin Center was established 20 years ago, thanks to a generous bequest from Helena Zentmyer Wackerlin, a 1918 alumna of what was then Aurora College. The center is the hub for campus ministries and community service, providing a sanctuary where students can explore questions of faith and meaning, celebrate diversity, and gather together to improve the world. The center sponsors programming throughout the year that builds on the university’s faith-based roots while reflecting today’s diverse student body. For more information about the Wackerlin Center, visit

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Updates

The university continues to provide coronavirus (COVID-19) updates online. The webpage also includes links to FAQs, additional resources, and CARES Act Reporting information.

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