Alumni & Friends
Since 1850, thousands of students have been served by Urbana University. As an alumnus, you can help build upon the rich legacy of student-focused education for which Urbana is known. Becoming an active alumnus helps you stay connected with other alumni and remain engaged with your University. Alumni work together and with the community, university leaders, faculty, staff, and students to fulfill the vision that makes Urbana University a leader in higher education.
Urbana University’s rich legacy and impact has been significantly influenced over the years by local, regional, national and international partners, individuals who have identified with Urbana’s distinct mission and opportunity to enrich the lives of aspiring students. We welcome your involvement as a friend of the University and invite you to join in our activities as a member of the Blue Knights family. Your support as a donor, advocate and advisor enables us to continue to serve students effectively now and for generations to come.
Dust Bowl Presentation to Focus on Warren G. GrimesApr. 1st, 2015
Urbana’s industry leader in aviation lighting, Warren G. Grimes and the Grimes Manufacturing Company, will be the subject of a brown bag presentation on Monday, April 6 at 12 noon in the Urbana University Swedenborg Memorial Library, 579 College Way, Urbana. The event and parking are free. Read More
Dust Bowl Panel Discussion at UU on April 1Mar. 26th, 2015
The impact of the New Deal program called the Living Newspaper and the effect of the political and agricultural policies revealed in the Living Newspaper script, Triple-A Plowed Under will be the topic of a panel discussion on Wednesday, April 1 at 12 noon in the Urbana University Swedenborg Memorial Library. Read More
Giampetro to Present “The Greatest Generation” at Urbana UniversityMar. 26th, 2015
The Dust Bowl of the 1930s occurred during the early years of historical events survived by the Greatest Generation. Frank Giampetro will discuss “The Greatest Generation” at a lecture on Monday, March 30 beginning at 6 pm in the Urbana University Swedenborg Memorial Library Read More
Urbana University hosts Basketball Alumni Reunion on February 7Jan. 26th, 2015
The University will host the Round Ball Reunion, inviting former Urbana University basketball players, cheerleaders, coaches, athletic directors, faculty, staff, and friends to return to campus to relive their memories and renew relationships. Read More
Swimmers Helander & Schwartz Earn SAAC Scholar Athletes of FebruaryMar. 3th, 2015
Urbana University swimmers Kim Helander (Tyreso, Sweden/Tyreso Gymnasium) and Jennifer Schwartz (Strangnas, Sweden/JB Gymnasiet) have been named the February Scholar Athletes of the Month by Urbana University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. It's the second straight month 2 Blue Knight swimmers have won the award.
Scholar Athletes of the Month will be awarded from September to May by Urbana University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The Committee includes at least one leader from each intercollegiate sports team on campus. It serves as a bridge between Urbana University's student-athletes and the NCAA. The Scholar Athletes of the Month are selected and voted on by each member of the SAAC. In order to qualify to be nominated for the award, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore in the classroom. Nominees also must have made the Dean’s List in the previous semester with a minimum GPA of 3.60 for the semester. Winners must be in-season, and they must have made a significant athletic contribution during the month of their selection. Read More
Urbana University Selected to Host a New Traveling Exhibition About Dust BowlNov. 21st, 2014
Urbana University’s Swedenborg Memorial Library is pleased to announce that the traveling exhibit, “Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry” will arrive on campus in March 2015. Read More