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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

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

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

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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