CBC Blood Drive Honors Urbana University ProfessorApr. 30th, 2013
The Urbana University student organizations “Small Steps” and “Bluu Crew” sponsored a Community Blood Center (CBC) blood drive on campus April 25 in honor of Kathy Bumbalough, an assistant professor at UU, who recently lost her battle with cancer.
Dr. David George Awarded Folger Shakespeare Library FellowshipApr. 22nd, 2013
Since 1986 and alongside various team members, Dr. David George, professor of English at Urbana University, has worked tirelessly on a project for the Modern Language Association of America in New York focusing on Shakespeare’s last tragedy, Coriolanus. Dr. George’s work was described as having “exceptional merit” by the Folger Shakespeare Library in the communication notifying him that he had been awarded a Fellowship for the upcoming academic year.
Spamalot Invades Urbana UniversityApr. 16th, 2013
The Urbana University Singers and friends will present the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, Monty Python's Spamalot, in Urbana University’s Warren G. Grimes Center on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2013. Curtain time for each performance is 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and only available at the door. Admission is free for UU students, faculty, and staff with a current University ID. Read More
Residence Hall Closing InformationApr. 16th, 2013
Residence Halls close for the academic year on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 5:00pm (graduating seniors and other students participating in the Awards Convocation or Commencement may stay until the completion of those events). Read More
UU Colleges Against Cancer to sponsor Relay for LifeApr. 8th, 2013
For the ninth year, Urbana University’s Colleges Against Cancer student organization will host a RELAY FOR LIFE on Friday, April 12 from 4:00 p.m. to midnight to raise money for the Champaign County Relay for the American Cancer Society. The RELAY kicks off in front of the UU Student Center with a Survivor Lap around the quad. Any survivor, family members, and friends are invited to participate in this opening lap. Following the Survivor Lap, the Team Laps will begin.
The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Presents:Apr. 8th, 2013
The Urbana University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences invites the public to the final program of The 2012-13 Film Series Lectures with Karen Benton, associate professor of criminal justice, on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 4 p.m. in the Urbana University Student Center Sara Landess Room. The program is “The Ultimate Punishment” with the film Death Penalty. There is no charge. The building and room are handicapped accessible.
UU Honors Employees at the Annual Appreciation LuncheonApr. 5th, 2013
Urbana University held its annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon on March 28, 2013 in the Urbana University Student Center Sara Landess room. As the administration, faculty, and staff entered the room, a delightful video presentation was shown that included photos of every employee with four UU Trivia questions interspersed. Former president Stephen Jones opened the program with a welcome and a reflection on his five years at UU. Read More
Dr. Jones to Assume New PostApr. 1st, 2013
Dr. J. Steven Polsley, chair of the Urbana University Board of Trustees, announced today that Dr. Stephen B. Jones accepted a new position as president of Antioch University New England in Keene, New Hampshire. Dr. Jones served as president of Urbana University since July 1, 2008 and resigned his position effective April 1, 2013 to allow for a prompt and orderly transition to new leadership.
Kathy Bumbalough, Beloved UU ProfessorMar. 25th, 2013
Urbana University lost a beloved colleague, educator, and friend this past Thursday, March 21, 2013. Assistant professor, Kathy Bumbalough, passed away at home after a short but courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family. She requested that her visitation and funeral be held at the University. The Bumbalough family will receive visitors in the University Student Center Sara Landess Room on Tuesday, March 26, from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. Kathy Bumbalough’s funeral service will be held in the Warren G. Grimes Center Gymnasium from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, with Minister Colin True officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Urbana University for a scholarship in memory of Kathy Bumbalough. Gifts should be made payable to Urbana University, 579 College Way, Urbana, OH 430078 and marked: Kathryn Bumbalough Scholarship.
New Date - REALPOLITIK in film: The Godfather vs The PrinceMar. 25th, 2013
The Urbana University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences invites the public to the latest edition of The Film Series Lectures with Ryan Enlow, assistant professor of political science, onThursday, April 4, 2013 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Moore Conference Room in the lower level of the UU Student Center. The program is, “REALPOLITIK in film: The Godfather vs The Prince”. This promises to be a “lively” evening! There is no charge. The building and room are handicapped accessible.
University will Open at 10:00 AMMar. 25th, 2013
Justice Yvette McGee Brown to Serve as Urbana University’s Commencement SpeakerMar. 23th, 2013
Urbana University announces that Justice Yvette McGee Brown, former member of the Ohio Supreme Court, will serve as the speaker for the one hundred and twenty-first commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Warren G. Grime Center. Her dedication to serving others will be recognized with an honorary doctorate degree from Urbana University.
Room Draw Process for Returning Residential StudentsMar. 18th, 2013
Time to start finding your roommate for 2013-2014! The Room Draw process enables a student, or group of students to apply for a single room, suite, or double. All returning residential students must participate in Room Draw. Read More
New Exhibit at Miller Center for Visual ArtsMar. 12th, 2013
The Miller Center for Visual Arts presents “Joel Whitaker: Cities”, an exhibit of photographs, 1-4 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday from March 23 to May 4, 2013, except during the Easter holiday. The public is invited to the Opening Reception with the artist on Friday, March 22 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. There is no charge for either the Opening Reception or the exhibit, but donations to the Miller Center for Visual Arts are welcome.
UU Theatre Spring Production – Becky’s New CarMar. 12th, 2013
URBANA, Ohio (March 12, 2013) - Students in Theatre at Urbana University will be performing the comedy, Becky’s New Car, by Steven Dietz on Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23 at 8:00 p.m. The performance is in the University’s Black Box Theatre on campus in the Hub.
The intimate theatre is limited to 60 seats, so reservations are recommended. They can be made through Wednesday, March 20 by calling 484-1409. Reserved tickets should be picked up at the Hub between 7:30 and 7:45 p.m. on performance nights. Only 40 seats will be reserved; the remaining will be available for general seating on a first come, first served basis beginning at 7:30 each night.
Urbana University will host a Special Screening of “The Economics of Happiness”Mar. 4th, 2013
A special screening of “The Economics of Happiness” will be offered on Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Honda Lecture Hall, located in the Lewis & Jean Moore Center for Mathematics & Science on the campus of Urbana University. Admission is free although donations will be happily accepted.
SATA to Sponsor Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg HuntMar. 4th, 2013
The Urbana University Student Athletic Training Association (SATA) is hosting a Pancake Breakfast Meal and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9-11 a.m. in the University Student Center. The meal consists of “all you can eat” pancakes and sausage links. The cost is $5 person, free for those 2 years and under. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10 a.m. in the center of the campus. The children will be divided up into age groups but will all gather the hidden eggs at the same time. In case of inclement weather, the Easter Egg Hunt will be held inside the Student Center.
Urbana University Faculty NotesMar. 4th, 2013
Many thanks to our distinguished Urbana University faculty members for their recent accomplishments and contributions to their fields of expertise.
February 2013 Spotlight on Bev ChrismanFeb. 26th, 2013
We are pleased to SPOTLIGHT individuals for their extraordinary effort, dedication, and focus on humanity. Watch each month for that “special” employee or student, nominated by their peers and recognized for that extra mile they go to make Urbana University a better place.
Congratulations to Bev Chrisman as the February 2013 recipient! Bev has been nominated by her peers and is described as “efficient and always helpful”.
UU to Host Two Workshops on Grant Proposal BasicsFeb. 19th, 2013
The Urbana University Foundation Center Cooperating Collection will host two free workshops, “Grant Proposal Writing Basics” and “Introduction to Finding Funders”, for nonprofit organizations and interested individuals on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The Grant Proposal Writing workshop is from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the Foundation Directory Online workshop runs from 11 a.m.to 12 noon. Participants are welcome to attend one or both sessions. The workshop will be led by Cooperating Collection Supervisor Julie McDaniel.