Fall Concert is Postponed Until JanuaryNov. 22nd, 2013
The Urbana University Singers and Chamber Singers Fall Concert scheduled for Sunday, December 8, 2013 is postponed until January. More information will be forthcoming when a new date is set.
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Program at Urbana UniversityNov. 15th, 2013
On November 19, 1863, after a long, masterful address by the noted orator Edward Everett, President Abraham Lincoln rose to make “a few appropriate remarks” at the dedication of the national cemetery at Gettysburg. In less than three minutes he had finished, too quickly for photographers to capture his image as he spoke. What he said during that short speech has become one of the most iconic pieces of oratory in American history.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and in celebration of the landmark speech, Urbana University will host a Brown Bag lecture, “Lincoln at Gettysburg: Reflections on the Man and the Speech,” to be delivered by Dr. J. Michael Rhyne. The lecture will be from 12 – 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 25, in the Moore Conference Room on the lower level of the Student Center. Feel free to bring a bag lunch or to purchase lunch from the White Family Grill in the Student Center.
Muslim Cultural Fair at Urbana UniversityNov. 8th, 2013
On Monday, November 11, from 6-8 pm in the Urbana University Student Center Sara Landess Room, the public is invited to a Muslim Journey’s Cultural Fair. This is the final event for the month-long focus on the Muslim Journeys: Bridging Cultures Bookshelf. The event is free. The building and exhibit room are handicap accessible.
Urbana University Theatre Presents LysistrataNov. 8th, 2013
Students in the theatre program at Urbana University will perform the ancient Greek comedy, Lysistrata, by Aristophanes, Thursday through Saturday, November 14-16 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m. The performance is in the University’s Black Box Theatre on campus in the Hub.
Urbana University Names Jan Hillman Vice President for Institutional AdvancementNov. 1st, 2013
Urbana University announces the appointment of Jan Hillman as vice president for institutional advancement. Hillman previously served as vice president, chief integration officer for Marquette General Hospital and Superior Health Partners in Marquette, Michigan, where she was responsible for development of planning architecture and organizational strategy and served as the point person and provided leadership for the merger and acquisition process leading to the MOU between MGH and Duke LifePoint resulting in a $483M transaction. Hillman also served as Wright State’s associate vice president for development. Read More
UU Holds Annual Trick or Treat on High StreetOct. 30th, 2013
The Urbana University Student Government Association will host their annual Trick or Treat on High Street event during the City of Urbana’s Beggar’s Night, Thursday, October 31 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the lobby of the Grimes Center.
Dr. Kirk Rowe to Present Program at Urbana UniversityOct. 30th, 2013
The public is invited to attend the presentation by Dr. Kirk L. Rowe, sponsored by Urbana University's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 4 - 5 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room on the main level of the Student Center. The program is entitled, "The Psychology of Energy Dependence and Climate Change: Why is this so hard?"
Dr. Pankhurst to Present “Islam on the World Stage” at Urbana UniversityOct. 29th, 2013
“Islam on the World Stage” will be presented by Jerry Pankhurst, Ph.D., at Urbana University’s Library on Monday, November 4 at 7 pm. The program is part of the Muslim Journeys: Bridging Cultures Bookshelf programs being offered by Urbana University during the months of October and November. The event is free and open to the public Read More
Ben Mitchell ’79 Recipient of the 2013 Three Arches Alumni Award at Urbana UniversityOct. 15th, 2013
Urbana University alumnus and board of trustee member, Ben Mitchell ‘79 received the Three Arches Alumni Award during Homecoming 2013. He was selected in recognition for his outstanding achievements in a chosen career field and outstanding commitment and service to community. The Office of Alumni Relations acknowledged his achievements during the Homecoming Brunch and Three Arches Award Ceremony this past Saturday, October 12.
Muslim Journeys Programs Continue at Urbana UniversityOct. 14th, 2013
The Muslim Journeys: Bridging Cultures Bookshelf programs continue at Urbana University. Members of the public are invited to view and discuss the movie, Koran by Heart, at Urbana University’s Student Center Moore Conference Room on Thursday, October 17 at 7 pm. The program is part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys programs being offered by Urbana University through November 11, 2013.
Urbana University Alumni and Friends Invited to the 2013 HomecomingOct. 8th, 2013
Hundreds of Urbana alumni will return to their alma mater for the 2013 Homecoming on October 12. Old and new friends, current students and alumni will join together for a weekend full of events that includes reunion celebrations, the Three Arches Awards Ceremony, and the Homecoming football game, complete with tailgating activities. Read More
Third Annual Celebrating Scholarship Thank you BrunchOct. 4th, 2013
The Urbana University Foundation Board of Directors hosted the third annual Celebrating Scholarship Brunch on Saturday, September 28 in the Sara Landess Room of the Student Center. More than one-hundred student- scholars, family members, donors, University board members and foundation directors, administrators, faculty members, and staff attended the event.
Boerger ’13 Alumnae Continue Success Thanks to UU MentorsOct. 3th, 2013
“We’ve really come through sports and school together the whole way. It’s been so nice to have her there with me on and off the court and field. Now, to have this opportunity to have her with me at work is a blessing,” explained Nora Boerger ‘13 of her twin sister Emily ’13. To say that these sisters have been by each other’s sides their entire life would be an understatement. They have also been side by side pushing towards a common goal. Read More
Shakila Ahmad to Present “Hajj: A Journey of a Lifetime” at UUOct. 2nd, 2013
On Monday, October 7, Urbana University welcomes Shakila Ahmad to campus when she presents “Hajj: Journey of a Lifetime” at 7 pm in the Cutler Wing in the Swedenborg Memorial Library, 579 College Way. The event is part of the Muslim Journeys: Bridging Cultures Bookshelf grant. There is no charge for this program. Free parking is available near Barclay and Bailey Halls as well as in front of Memmott and Eaton Halls. The Library and Cutler Wing are handicap accessible. The Children of Abraham exhibit will also be available for viewing to all who attend the program.
Sean Hiler ’02 Dreams BigOct. 2nd, 2013
“If you reach your dream, then dream a new dream, because your first one wasn’t big enough,” suggests alumnus Sean Hiler ’02. Dreaming new and bigger dreams is not only a piece of advice from Sean, it is a lifestyle. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Sean used the money from the G.I. Bill to help pay for his education, majoring in not one but three different fields: psychology, sociology, and criminal justice.
All are Invited to View Movie at UUSep. 27th, 2013
URBANA, Ohio (September 27, 2013) - Members of the public are invited to view and discuss the movie, Prince Among Slaves, at Urbana University’s Student Center Moore Conference Room on Thursday, October 3 at 7 pm. The program is part of the Muslim Journeys: Bridging Cultures Bookshelf programs being offered by the University during the month of October. The movie and discussion are free and open to the public.
Urbana creates custom programSep. 26th, 2013
By Matt Sanctis
Staff Writer for the Springfield News Sun
Urbana University and a Columbus business are beginning an experiment that, if successful, could provide a new way for the university to reach prospective students and provide better-trained employees for the company.
Urbana University to Host Children of Abraham ExhibitSep. 18th, 2013
The Ohio Humanities Council has announced that Urbana University has been selected to host the “Children of Abraham” exhibit during October 2013. The free exhibit may be viewed in the University Swedenborg Memorial Library, 579 College Way, when the library is open, Monday – Thursday 8 am – 10 pm; Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday 12 noon – 4 pm, and Sunday 7 pm – 10 pm.
Cheryl Ogden '12 Named Interim Alumni Relations DirectorSep. 17th, 2013
Jim Thornton, vice president for Institutional Advancement and Communications, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cheryl Ogden as the interim alumni relations director at Urbana University. Read More
UU is becomming "A Campus of Difference"Aug. 27th, 2013
A Campus of Difference is a diversity education session created by the Anti Defamation League. The ADL is a leader in the development and delivery of anti-bias training and resources for college and university campuses throughout the United States. At Urbana University, this session invites faculty and staff to explore the impact of stereotypes, bias and discrimination on individuals and on the entire campus climate. Read More