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Housing Selection Process for Returning Residential Students

Apr. 6th, 2015

Time to start making plans for 2015-2016 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’s Joseph Honored with Statewide Innovation Award

Jan. 29th, 2015

Mitch Joseph, Associate Dean of Students for Campus Life & Student Engagement, is honored by the Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA) with their annual Innovation Award. Read More

Urbana University hosts Basketball Alumni Reunion on February 7

Jan. 26th, 2015

The University will host the Round Ball Reunion, inviting former Urbana University basketball players, cheerleaders, coaches, athletic directors, faculty, staff, and friends to return to campus to relive their memories and renew relationships. Read More

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

Interim President Named at Urbana University

Dec. 22nd, 2014

Dr. David R. Decker has announced that Dr. Alex Capdeville will serve as Interim President of Urbana University. Read More

Urbana University Selected to Host a New Traveling Exhibition About Dust Bowl

Nov. 21st, 2014

Urbana University’s Swedenborg Memorial Library is pleased to announce that the traveling exhibit, “Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry” will arrive on campus in March 2015. Read More

Local Students Receive First-Ever Kessler Scholarship at Urbana University

Nov. 7th, 2014

Urbana University is pleased to announce the first-ever recipients of the Donna and Kenneth Kessler Scholarships. Read More

Magno Relojo Exhibit at Urbana University’s Miller Center

Nov. 3th, 2014

Urbana University’s Miller Center for Visual Arts opens a new exhibit by artist Magno Relojo “Influence of Light” with a public reception on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 5 to 7:30 p.m Read More

Urbana University Presents Six Characters in Search of An Author

Nov. 3th, 2014

The performance is in the University’s Black Box Theatre on campus in the Hub. Performances run from Thursday through Saturday, November 13, 14 and 15 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 16 at 3:00 p.m. Read More

Urbana University Unveils Banners

Oct. 24th, 2014

Several large-scale spirit banners featuring UU athletes are unveiled on 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

UU and Champaign Family YMCA Partner for Student Memberships

Aug. 26th, 2014

Urbana University and the Champaign Family YMCA are partnering to offer semester-long Y memberships to full-time students. Effective immediately, all students that reside on campus will enjoy a membership that will enable them to access increased fitness facilities and organized intramural sports. Commuter students will have the option to purchase a membership as well. 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


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