News Archive

Resident Assistant Applications Now Available

Jan. 22nd, 2015

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

2014 Homecoming Court Announced

Oct. 16th, 2014

It’s Homecoming week at Urbana University and campus is already buzzing with Blue Knight pride! Activities are going on all week long leading up to Homecoming Day on Saturday. Read More

Urbana University Homecoming “Blue Knights Unite” Set for This Weekend

Oct. 13th, 2014

Urbana University anticipates hundreds to converge on campus Saturday, October 18 for “Blue Knights Unite,” the annual homecoming celebration. Read More

Titus Peace Fund to Host Speaker at Urbana University on Oct. 8

Oct. 3th, 2014

The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund in conjunction with Urbana University and the Dayton International Peace Museum will be hosting former Army Captain, Iraq War Veteran, noted author and international speaker, Paul K. Chappel. Read More

Urbana University to Host Champaign County Science Fair

Oct. 1st, 2014

Local students will once again be presenting the results of their independent science or engineering projects to qualified judges and the public. Read More

Urbana University Launches M.S. In Nursing (MSN) In New Online Format

Jul. 23th, 2014

Urbana University is pleased to announce that the expansion of its Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program will include a new online format, available beginning this August. Through Urbana’s online offering, students now have a flexible way to advance their nursing careers by completing course requirements according to their schedules instead of meeting for class each week. Read More

Urbana University - New Interactive Exhibit Will Bring “Johnny Appleseed” to Life

Jun. 24th, 2014

Thanks to the generous gift of $30,000 from an anonymous donor, the Johnny Appleseed Educational Center & Museum at Urbana University will be creating an interactive exhibit detailing the impact of John Chapman. This traveling exhibit, featuring augmented reality, hands on activities, and artifacts from Chapman’s life work, will open tentatively in September 2015 at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s satellite site located in the Upper Valley Mall in Springfield, Ohio. Cheryl Ogden, Johnny Appleseed Museum director, said, “This gift will allow the museum to tell the story about John Chapman’s life and work to an expanded audience that we might not have been able to reach before. The plan is to have this exhibit travel the country telling the story of this remarkable man to even more people. Fees from the exhibit’s rental will contribute to sustaining the Johnny Appleseed Educational Center and Museum here at Urbana University.” For additional information regarding this exhibit or the Museum, contact Cheryl Ogden at or 937-484-1303. Read More

Donor’s Gift Will Enhance Urbana’s Swedenborg Memorial Library

Jun. 10th, 2014

Thanks to a $70,000 gift from an anonymous donor, improvements are being planned for the interior and exterior of the Swedenborg Memorial Library located on the campus of Urbana University. The Library is utilized extensively by students, faculty, staff and community members, and has recently hosted a National Endowment for the Arts traveling exhibition, Abraham Lincoln: The Civil War and the Constitution. Read More

“Make Grimes Shine” on Friday, May 2, 2014

May. 1st, 2014

Urbana University’s Grimes Center, the hub of athletics for their thriving NCAA Division II program, will be the focus of attention for dozens of student-athletes, coaches, faculty and staff this Friday. But the focus will not be on competing but cleaning. Everyone is coming together to “shine up” the building before the summer break. Read More

Franklin University and Urbana University Announce Partnership Agreement

May. 1st, 2014

Franklin University, a private, nonprofit institution of higher education and leading educator of working adults in central Ohio has entered into a partnership agreement with Urbana University, a private university in west central Ohio effective April 28, 2014. Read More

Foundation Center Funding Workshops at Urbana University

May. 1st, 2014

The Foundation Center Funding Information Network located at Urbana University will host two free workshops, “Grant Proposal Writing Basics” and “Introduction to Finding Funders”, for nonprofit organizations and interested individuals on Thursdays, May 15 and May 22 at 1 p.m. “Grant Proposal Writing Basics” will be offered on Thursday, May 15 from 1 to 3 p.m., while “Introduction to Finding Funders” will be offered Thursday, May 2 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Participants are welcome to attend either session or both sessions. The workshop will be led by Funding Information Network Supervisor Julie McDaniel and held in the Urbana University Swedenborg Memorial Library. Reservations for the workshops are required and can be made by calling 484-1409. Read More

New Curriculum Plan Cuts Costs and Saves Time for Students

Apr. 26th, 2014

Urbana University announced a new three-year curriculum that will cut students’ college expenses by at least 25% and help students start their careers a year early. Read More

Urbana University Council

Apr. 16th, 2014

During this time of transformation, the voices of alumni, parents and friends are essential to the strategic direction of Urbana University. To ensure those voices are heard, we are pleased to announce the formation of the Urbana University Council. Read More

Urbana University Singers Present Spring Concert

Apr. 16th, 2014

The public is invited to the Urbana University Singers and Chamber Singers Spring Concert on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in the University Student Center’s Sara Landess Room. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. There is no admission charge for this event. Read More

Urbana University Hosts Educators from China

Mar. 31st, 2014

Earlier this month, Urbana University (UU) welcomed Chinese educators to its second annual Educator Leadership Training Conference. The conference, hosted by the University’s office of international studies, provided eight Chinese graduate education students and two higher education administrators from Shenyang Normal University (SNU) with the opportunity to learn about P-12 schools in the United States. Read More

Housing Selection Process for Returning Residential Students

Mar. 19th, 2014

Time to start making plans for 2014-2015 housing. The Housing Selection process enables a student, or group of students to apply for a single room, suite, or double. All returning residential students must participate in this process to reserve a room for next academic year. Read More

Urbana University Announces Online Summer Licensure Program for Teachers

Mar. 18th, 2014

Urbana University announced today details about a new summer licensure program to serve elementary educators. The series of courses focuses on serving individuals who possess a PK-3 or 4-9 license and want to expand their teaching credentials to include grades 4-6. Read More

Urbana University Announces Additions to Board of Trustees

Mar. 14th, 2014

Urbana University Board of Trustees Chair, Dr. Steven Polsley, has announced the appointment two of the newest members of the Board of Trustees, Maureen Metcalf and Ron Waterman. Read More

Urbana University Presents Steve McInturff Art

Mar. 14th, 2014

The Urbana University Miller Center for Visual Art is proud to present Steve McInturff and his eclectic array of art work entitled “the finest in hand drawn pictures since I was 5.” The display will be on view from March 22, 2014 to May 10, 2014, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Urbana University’s Miller Center. Read More

Spring Break - Residence Hall Info

Feb. 28th, 2014

The residence halls will close for Spring Break on Friday, March, 7 at 4:00 p.m. and will re-open on Sunday, March 16 at 12:00 noon. All students must vacate the halls by 4:00 p.m on Friday. Read More


Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry: The Dust Bowl
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Triple - A Plowed Under Theatre Production
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Ken Burns' Dust Bowl - Movie & Discussion
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Registration for Fall Term
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The Greatest Generation
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