Dr. Kirk E. Peterson Named 22nd PresidentFeb. 13th, 2014
Urbana University Board of Trustees Chairman, Dr. Steven Polsley, has announced the appointment of Dr. Kirk E. Peterson as the university’s 22nd president. Dr. Peterson served as Interim President since April 1, 2013. Read More
Family Fun Day at UrbanaFeb. 10th, 2014
Families can participate in a variety of activities on President’s Day, Monday, February 17, at the Abraham Lincoln: The Civil War and the Constitution exhibit from 2 – 4 pm at the Swedenborg Memorial Library, on the Urbana University campus, 579 College Way. The exhibit and activities are free. Read More
Resident Assistant Applications Now AvailableJan. 31st, 2014
Resident Assistants possess strong leadership skills and a commitment to build quality relationships in not only their residential community, but all across the Urbana University campus. Read More
Lincoln Exhibit Grand Opening with Actor Fritz KleinJan. 30th, 2014
Abraham Lincoln will discuss his life and Presidency at Urbana University in the Sara Landess Room of the Student Center on Saturday, February 8 at 7 pm. The event and parking are free and open to the public. Actor Fritz Klein, of the Lincoln Institute, will appear as Lincoln to kick off the opening of the national traveling exhibit, Abraham Lincoln: the Civil War and the Constitution, which will be available for viewing in the Swedenborg Memorial Library at Urbana University until March 20. Read More
Lincoln Exhibit at Urbana University - Secession!Jan. 29th, 2014
Opening at Urbana University on February 8 is the national traveling exhibit, “Abraham Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.” The exhibit will be on display in the campus library, 579 College Way, Urbana, until March 21. There is no admission fee.
The exhibit considers President Abraham Lincoln’s use of the Constitution during the American Civil War. The country had not been at war with itself before the 1860’s; Lincoln was faced with numerous questions about how to manage and lead the nation during a time of confrontation.
By the time Lincoln took the oath of office as president in March 1861, seven states had already seceded from the Union. Four more soon followed. Southern secessionists believed they had the right to withdraw their states’ ratification of the Constitution and dissolve their connection to the Union.
University Singers' Winter Concert CancelledJan. 28th, 2014
Due to extreme weather conditions, tonight's scheduled choir concert has been cancelled. This concert will not be rescheduled. The choir will now focus on their Spring Concert which will feature selections from this performance. Read More
Tip Line created for a safer UUJan. 23th, 2014
Students, faculty, and staff can call 937-484-1416 to report any suspicious behaviors, activities, or other helpful information. Callers can remain anonymous when leaving their message. Read More
President Lincoln and Writ of Habeas CorpusJan. 22nd, 2014
“Abraham Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a national traveling exhibit that examines President Lincoln’s use of the Constitution during the Civil War is open to the public on the Urbana University campus beginning Saturday, February 8 and continuing until March 21. The exhibit and associated programs are free and open to the public. The exhibit can be viewed in the campus library, 579 College Way, Urbana.
As current events about government eavesdropping generate the current national discussion, this exhibit demonstrates that government interference with civil liberties took place during the American Civil War as well. President Lincoln claimed extraordinary powers in order to control dissension during the Civil War. He suspended the writ of habeas corpus; the provision in the Constitution that protects citizens against arbitrary arrests. No president had done it before and no president has done it since.
Intramural Sports Coordinator NamedJan. 21st, 2014
Office of Campus Life and Division of Student Affairs has named Mike Bamber to coordinate intramural sports efforts on campus. Read More
Constitutional Crisis Created By SlaveryJan. 9th, 2014
Three themes are considered in the national traveling exhibit, “Abraham Lincoln: The Constitution and The Civil War.” This exhibit considers the constitutional issues confronting President Abraham Lincoln: secession of Southern states, civil liberties, and slavery. The exhibit can be viewed for free at Urbana University’s Swedenborg Memorial Library from February 8 – March 21, 2014. Read More
The Lincoln Exhibit at Urbana UniversityJan. 2nd, 2014
Urbana University is host for the national traveling exhibit, “Abraham Lincoln: The Constitution and The Civil War.” The exhibit is free and open to the public, and located in the campus Swedenborg Memorial Library, 579 College Way. A series of free programs about Lincoln are scheduled during February and March in conjunction with the exhibit.
Based upon an original interactive exhibit developed by the National Constitution Center, this traveling version explores Lincoln’s struggle to resolve the basic questions that divided Americans at the most perilous moment in the nation’s history. Read More
Commencement Notice in Case of a Weather EmergencyDec. 13th, 2013
Currently, commencement rehearsal remains scheduled for 8:45 a.m. this Saturday, December 14.
We want to remind you again that if there is a weather emergency this Saturday, Urbana University’s Commencement will be held on Monday, December 16 at 3 p.m. with rehearsal at 1 p.m.
A decision on postponement of Commencement will be made no later than Saturday morning at 5:30 a.m. Read More
Songs & Santa Musical Celebration at Urbana UniversityDec. 4th, 2013
The sounds of fa la la la la and ho ho ho will be filling the Urbana University Student Center for “Songs & Santa” on Thursday, December 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Sara Landess Room. Four children and youth choirs from the community will perform a variety of holiday music. Santa will welcome children of all ages from 6 – 7:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. There will be hot chocolate and other goodies for all. This community event is sponsored by Urbana University and The Coffee Depot. The building and rooms are handicap accessible. Read More
End of Semester Residence Hall Closing InformationDec. 4th, 2013
Residence Halls close on Thursday, December 12 at 4:00pm and reopen at noon on January 12. Read More
Former Chancellor to Present Commencement Address at UUDec. 3th, 2013
Mr. Roderick G. W. Chu, Chancellor Emeritus of the Ohio Board of Regents, is the keynote speaker for the 122nd Urbana University Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Warren G. Grimes Center gymnasium. Christopher Workman, from Troy, Ohio, is the valedictorian. He will graduate summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English and communication arts. Thirteen graduates and eighty-four undergraduates will receive diplomas. Mr. Chu will be awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters during the ceremony. Read More
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