News Archive

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

Urbana University President Kirk Peterson Announces Senior Team

Feb. 25th, 2014

President Kirk Peterson formally announced today several key members of his senior team, including four vice presidents. “The University is truly blessed with the leadership team we have assembled. This group brings a wealth of experience in transformational higher education leadership. Together, we are committed to making this institution thrive, continuing personal instruction while developing innovative programs that are affordable,” said Peterson. Read More

Urbana University Sponsors Hope Phones Collection Drive

Feb. 20th, 2014

Urbana University’s Office of International Studies (OIS) and the Swedenborg Memorial Library are pleased to sponsor a Hope Phones collection drive. The purpose of the collection drive is to ask members of the community to donate cell phones that they no longer need or use. Read More

UU Blackbox Theatre Presents: Our American Cousin

Feb. 20th, 2014

On the night of April 14, 1865, actress Kitty Brink observed that “pistol shots cut through the light comedy of the play to present a sudden and stark tragedy.” She was describing the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth during the production of Our American Cousin. Scenes from that play by Tom Taylor will be performed at Urbana University as part of a docudrama called “Theatre Talks.” The production also includes historical commentary and living history portrayals of individuals who were in Ford’s Theatre on that fateful night. Read More

Dr. Kirk E. Peterson Named 22nd President

Feb. 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 Urbana

Feb. 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 Available

Jan. 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 Klein

Jan. 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.
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University Singers' Winter Concert Cancelled

Jan. 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 UU

Jan. 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 Corpus

Jan. 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.
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Intramural Sports Coordinator Named

Jan. 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 Slavery

Jan. 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 University

Jan. 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 Emergency

Dec. 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


Good Friday - University Closed
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University Singers Spring Concert
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Urbana University Relay for Life
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