Urbana University Honors Academic AchievementsMay. 6th, 2013
Urbana University recognized many of its top students for their academic achievements at the Honor Societies Inductions and Awards Convocation on Friday, May 3.
The College of Arts & Sciences named Marci Copley, from Kenton, as the Outstanding Communications Arts Student. Gina Grusenmeyer, from Tipp City, was awarded the Outstanding Humanities Student. The Outstanding Vernon Lestrud Theatre Student Award went to Amanda Rockhold, from Urbana. And named the Outstanding English Student was Christopher Workman, from Troy.
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
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.
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.
Urbana University’s Men’s Bowling Team Ranked Twelfth in the NationFeb. 12th, 2013
A typical collegiate bowler can average a 200, but the Urbana University men’s varsity bowling team is scoring above and beyond. The UU men’s team has put it all together when it counts, bringing home numerous team trophies and individual honors.
They began the season in early October with a 2nd place finish in the University of Northwestern’s Ohio Racer’s Classic. Earning a 1st place for the entire tournament, averaging a score of 241 and making all tournament, was sophomore Brock Finch. Following not too far behind Brock was freshman Kyle Mayberry, averaging a 231.
Urbana University Selected to Host a New Traveling Exhibition on Abraham LincolnFeb. 12th, 2013
With today’s 204th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States , Julie McDaniel, director of library services for the Urbana University’s Swedenborg Memorial Library, is pleased to announce that the traveling exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” will arrive on campus in February 2014. This latest exhibit in the UU Library examines how President Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War—the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties.
Arbor Day Foundation Names Urbana University 2012 Tree Campus USAFeb. 5th, 2013
Urbana University is a Tree Campus USA for the first time, the Arbor Day Foundation announced today.
Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Toyota helped launch the program and continues its generous financial support this year.
Urbana University achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures toward trees, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning projects.
A New Approach to First-Year Student HousingFeb. 4th, 2013
The Office of Campus Life is introducing a new approach to first-year student housing at Urbana University. As part of the student-centered experience at Urbana , the office is asking first-time students to select a theme for their residential experience. Read More
Dr. Burnett to Present Program for Film Discussion SeriesJan. 30th, 2013
The Urbana University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences invites the public to this month’s program in the Film Discussion Series on Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Lewis and Jean Moore Center for Mathematics and Science Honda Lecture Hall. Dr. James Burnett, assistant professor, presents the documentary, About More Than a Month; a documentary on one man’s quest to end Black History Month. This humorous and provocative look at race in “Post-Racial” America is explored by African American filmmaker, Shukree Hassan Tilghman as he embarks on a cross-country campaign in the United States. Read More
Dr. Karen Basinger Presents Program on SchizophreniaJan. 23th, 2013
The Urbana University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences invites the public to attend the third in the Film Discussion Series on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, from 2-3 p.m. in the University Student Center Moore Conference Room, Dr. Karen Basinger, professor of psychology, presents a video on schizophrenia. The program is entitled, “Schizophrenia: What is it and how is it treated?” She will discuss symptoms, causes, and treatments. Attendees may bring a snack.
Swedenborg Memorial Library Awarded Grant from the NEHJan. 18th, 2013
Julie McDaniel, director of Library Services for the Urbana, received notification from the National Endowment for the Humanities that the Swedenborg Memorial Library was one of 840 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to receive the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf grant. This is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Culture initiative. This week, the library received twenty-five books and three films as well as additional materials to use as promotion as part of the grant.
UU Announces Fall 2012 Dean's ListJan. 18th, 2013
Congratulations to the Blue Knights who made the Fall 2012 Dean's List! Read More
Former UU First Lady, Virginia Hazard, Passed Away on SundayJan. 10th, 2013
We were saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Virginia Hazard, wife of president emeriti Francis Hazard, on Sunday at the age of 82 years. She and Dr. Hazard had been married for 54 years.
Sarah St. Clair, '12, Named New Alumni Relations GAJan. 10th, 2013
Kat Steiner, Alumni Relations director, announced the hiring of Sarah St. Clair ‘12 as the new Alumni Relations graduate assistant.
This past December, Sarah graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English and communication arts and from the William G. Edwards Honors program. She is currently working on a post-baccalaureate degree through the College of Education and Sports Studies.
Saying Good Bye to the Seven Tiffany Angel WindowsJan. 4th, 2013
URBANA, Ohio (January 4, 2013) - “Our Seven Angels” are packed back in their crates and ready to be transported to the next exhibit site in Montgomery, Alabama. For the past seven weeks, the Miller Center for Visual Arts presented the In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows exhibit in the Swedenborg Memorial Library, Cutler Wing. Visitors from as far away as Waco and Irving, Texas, California, Colorado, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Arizona, Illinois, North Carolina, New York, Arkansas, Virginia, Florida, Missouri, Alabama, Georgia, Iowa and Canada traveled to see this exquisite display of the stained glass windows designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany for the Church of the New Jerusalem in 1902. The windows were removed in 1964 when the church was demolished to make room for the new interstate being built through Cincinnati.
2012 UU Fall CommencementDec. 13th, 2012
Urbana University held its 120th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Warren G. Grimes Center. Read More
Community Auditions for UU's Production of SpamalotDec. 11th, 2012
The Urbana University Singers production of Monty Python’s Spamalot will be presented on April 19 & 20, 2013 in the Grimes Center. Once again, the community at large is invited to be a part of this production. Community Audition Night will be held on Wednesday, January 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Hub on the University campus. Read More
So You Think You Own an AntiqueDec. 6th, 2012
In conjunction with the In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows exhibit currently at the Urbana University Swedenborg Memorial Library, the Miller Center for Visual Arts along with Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers will present “So You Think You Own an Antique” appraisal day on Thursday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The appraisal will take place in a different section of the Library away from the exhibit.
UU to Hold 120th CommencementDec. 4th, 2012
Thomas E. Kiser, CEO and founder of Professional Supply, Inc. (PSI), now known as Worthington Energy Innovations, LLC, is the keynote speaker for the 120th Urbana University Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Warren G. Grimes Center gymnasium. Wendy Hepp, from Urbana, is the valedictorian. She will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education. Thirty graduates and seventy-two undergraduates will receive their diplomas.
Johnny Appleseed Museum's Holiday High TeaDec. 3th, 2012
The Johnny Appleseed Education Center and Museum will host a Holiday High Tea in the historic Barclay/Bailey Halls on Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16. The full “high” tea will be served at 2:00, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. both days. Picture sitting among white linens, beautiful silver, pine, and poinsettias, listening to lovely music provided by Janet Ebert & Friends and The Champaign County Dulcimer club, enjoying scones, tiny sandwiches, pastries, and all the hot tea you can drink! Tickets are $15 each and must be pre-paid. They may be purchased by calling the Museum office at 937-484-1368 or stopping by Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
Windows Open HouseNov. 27th, 2012
In conjunction with the In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows exhibit currently at the Urbana University Swedenborg Memorial Library, the Miller Center for Visual Arts hosts an open house of seven local churches called, Windows on Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 1 to 4 p.m. There is no charge for the Windows open house. Tickets for the Tiffany Windows exhibit may be purchased for $5 online at www.urbana.edu/angels or at the Urbana University Library.
University Singers Present Fall ConcertNov. 26th, 2012
The Urbana University Singers and Chamber Singers will present their annual Fall Concert on Sunday, December 2, 2012 in the Sara Landess Room of the Student Center. The concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. There is no admission charge.
UU Welcomes Community to Sixth Annual Christmas on CampusNov. 20th, 2012
On Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 5 – 8 p.m., the community is welcome to the Urbana University campus for the annual Blue and White Christmas on Campus. Activities for all ages will be held in or near the Student Center. Refreshments will be located throughout the Student Center. The White Family Grill will offer a Dollar Menu of hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, and drinks. Make this annual event a part of your family’s holiday tradition.
Dr. Bryant to Present Program on AngelsNov. 20th, 2012
The Urbana University and the Miller Center for Visual Arts invites the public to a program entitled, “Angels All Around Us: Their Form, Function, and Nature throughout the Ages” presented by Dr. Sylvia Wirsing Bryant, professor of communications, on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Swedenborg Memorial Library.
UU Men's Bowling Team Wins Raider ClassicNov. 14th, 2012
On Sunday, November 11, 2012, the Urbana University Blue Knights men’s bowling team won their first collegiate bowling tournament. After three second place finishes, the Blue Knights won the Raider Classic held at Beaver-Vu Lanes in Dayton. In 2nd place was Notre Dame College of Ohio, and 3rd place, Martin Methodist College of Tennessee. Other teams in the tournament were from Ohio State, Purdue, and Wright State. All together there were fifty men’s teams competing.
UU Theatre Department to Perform Marlowe's Dr. FaustusNov. 8th, 2012
Urbana University Theatre Department will perform Christopher Marlowe’s 1604 classical play, The Tragicall History of Dr. Faustus, which explores the struggle between good and evil on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. at the Hub.
Miller Center for Visual Arts to Host New ExhibitNov. 5th, 2012
In Company with Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows is a unique exhibit of seven stained glass windows created by Tiffany and Company in 1903 as a gift from a sister Swedenborgian church to the Church of the New Jerusalem in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1964, the church was torn down to make room for a new interstate highway. The windows were rescued and stored in different members’ homes. A nationwide fundraising effort in the 1990’s allowed the Swedenborgian Church at Temenos in West Chester, Pennsylvania to buy the windows and save them.
Long-Time Museum Director Retires After Twenty-Seven Years at UrbanaNov. 2nd, 2012
Joe Besecker, Director and the visionary force behind the Johnny Appleseed Museum and Education Center, retired this month. Besecker headed the museum for more than a decade built a landmark hub that links students, historians, and visitors around the globe to Johnny Appleseed. Read More
Homecoming Was a Hit!Oct. 30th, 2012
Three days of color, camaraderie, and friendly competition marked Urbana University’s annual Homecoming celebration on October 19-21. Alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends enjoyed a packed schedule of events. Read More
UU Student Organizations to Host a Champaign County Candidates DebateOct. 22nd, 2012
The Urbana University College Democrats and College Republican student organizations will sponsor a candidates forum, “Debate 2012”, on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Champaign County Community Center Auditorium.
UU College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Second in the Film Discussion SeriesOct. 22nd, 2012
The Urbana University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences invites the public to attend the second in a series of monthly programs on Thursday, October 25, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the University Student Center Moore Conference Room, when Wendy Gilbert, assistant professor of criminal justice, presents “Fact or Fiction: An Informal Examination of CSI.” The program will focus on the myths and realities of the criminal justice system as portrayed on one of televisions’ most popular series, CSI. Read More
Three Arches Alumni Award Winners AnnouncedOct. 18th, 2012
James Copes ’76 and Chris Willis ’94 were selected in recognition for their outstanding achievements in a chosen career field and outstanding commitment and service to their community. Acknowledge their achievements during an Alumni & Friends Recognition breakfast at 10 a.m. in the Student Center on Saturday. Read More
The Games Begin with U at Homecoming 2012!Oct. 16th, 2012
The game begins with you at Homecoming 2012. Register online to be a part of this exciting celebration and make plans to connect with old and new friends on October 20. Read More
Campus is Buzzing with Homecoming SpiritOct. 16th, 2012
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
Former UU Professor Publishes Book on Johnny AppleseedOct. 12th, 2012
A brand new book, Appleseed Values, was recently published by the Johnny Appleseed Society at Urbana University. This latest book about Johnny Appleseed is a children’s book for ages 7-9 written by Ann Corfman and Nancy Sherwood, and illustrated by Deborah Ullery. The book highlights the values John (Appleseed) Chapman displayed while living here on earth. These same values are still important to emulate today.
UU Student Newspaper to Host Mock Presidential ElectionOct. 8th, 2012
The Urbana University student newspaper, the Lancer, is hosting a Mock Presidential Election Oct. 9, 10, and 11.
Amy Rogan, assistant professor of communication, advises the student newspaper. “This is just for the presidential race. We wanted to ‘take the temperature’ of students on campus. The ‘young voter’ is an important part of this year's election,” said Rogan.
Urbana University Makes Major Impact on Local EconomySep. 26th, 2012
URBANA, Ohio (September 26, 2012) - SOCHE, Southwestern Oho Council for Higher Education, recently released its Economic Impact Study conducted by the University of Cincinnati’s Economics Center. The study assessed spending by SOCHE’s member institutions on their respective operations and capital expansions, as well as through research funding, donations, and additional spending by outside visitors and students. The economic impact of these member institutions was $3.28 billion in fiscal year 2011; up from $2.95 billion in 2006.
UU and Melink Partner to Construct Solar Panels on CampusSep. 24th, 2012
Urbana University is going to be purchasing clean, renewable energy from the sun effective this November! A 500 Kilowatt solar array will be installed near their athletic field and provide tangible inspiration to its faculty, students, and stakeholders on the importance of walking-the-talk on sustainability.
UU College of Social & Behavioral Sciences New Film Discussion SeriesSep. 14th, 2012
The Urbana University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences invites the public to experience a substantive “Constitution Week” celebration as they kick off a Film Discussion Series for the 2012-2013 academic year. On Tuesday, September 18, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the University Student Center Multi-Purpose Room, join Ryan Enlow, assistant professor of political science, as he presents segments of the History Channel’s modern classic series, The Revolution and Founding Brothers for a lecture and discussion. Enlow entitles his program “So We Won The War….Now What???”
Urbana University Freezes Tuition for 2013-14 YearSep. 10th, 2012
The Urbana University Board of Trustees and Administration are pleased to announce that the tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year will not increase for undergraduate students. What this means is that the cost of tuition at Urbana University has not been increased since the fall of 2011.
UU Student to Spend Eight-Months in AlaskaSep. 5th, 2012
The 2012 – 2013 academic year at Urbana University has begun. Student- athletes began arriving on campus the second week in August. The annual Welcome Weekend for the new students completed the move-in activities and the first day of class was Monday, August 20. But for one returning upper-class Urbana University student, the journey to “campus” took a different direction. Tyler Bader, a senior in the UU Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP), began his first day of the academic year and his internship at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) in the training room for the Nanook’s athletic department.
New Exhibit Opening at The Miller Center for Visual ArtsSep. 4th, 2012
URBANA, Ohio (September 4, 2012) - A new exhibit, “Presence: Photographs by Daniel McInnis”, will be on view at the Miller Center for Visual Arts on the campus of Urbana University, from September 7 through October 20, 2012, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. The Opening Reception for the exhibit with the artist is on Friday, September 7, 2012 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.
Annual Activities Fair Engages StudentsAug. 31st, 2012
Held at the start of every school year and sponsored by The Office of Campus Life, the Activities Fair highlights the many extra-curricular activities available at the school and in the community. Read More
Blue Knights Support AthleticsAug. 24th, 2012
The 2012 Blue Knight Golf Scramble took place on July 27 at the Woodland Golf Club. In spite of humid temperatures and occasional rain, the golfers had an amazing day on the links. Read More
Third Annual Andia Shisler Memorial Benefit Overwhelming SuccessAug. 21st, 2012
Andia’s mother, Judy Gephart, stated, “We are all sure Andia was smiling! We couldn't do the benefit without all the help from family and great friends.” Read More
Gift from Honda Improves Lecture HallAug. 20th, 2012
Urbana University held a Rededication Ceremony in celebration of a gift from Honda of America to update and showcase a campus lecture hall on Thursday, August 16. Read More
Campus Was Abuzz This SummerAug. 20th, 2012
The summer of 2012 was a busy one for the facilities and grounds crews, as the University undertook several major projects to beautify, repair, and improve facilities across campus. Read More
University Kicks Off New Academic YearAug. 17th, 2012
University faculty and staff celebrated the opening of the new academic year with President Stephen B. Jones on Thursday, August 16 at the 2012 Faculty and Staff Advance. Read More
Urbana University Committed to the CommunityAug. 9th, 2012
Urbana University ramps up its presence at the 2012 Champaign County Fair with a fully-staffed booth during all eight days of the Fair. Read More
Ohio Chautauqua Brings History to Life in UrbanaJul. 2nd, 2012
Ohio Chautauqua held on Urbana’s campus and around Champaign County hosted more than 1,000 visitors from the Miami Valley and entertained crowds with storytelling. Read More
Ohio Chautauqua 2012 Special Programs and ExperiencesJun. 22nd, 2012
Ohio Chautauqua 2012 in Champaign County will offer some extra programming and experiences during the five day event from Tuesday, June 26 thru Saturday, June 30.
The Johnny Appleseed Education Center & Museum will be open for special hours- Tuesday, June 26 – Friday, June 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, June 30, from noon to 6 p.m. Read More
Ohio Chautauqua 2012 Musical EntertainmentJun. 21st, 2012
On Monday, June 25, the OHIO CHAUTAUQUA 2012 big tent will be set up on the Urbana University campus in preparation for the five evenings of lively musical entertainment and historical characters brought to life beginning on June 26. Each evening’s entertainment is one-half hour in length beginning at 6:45 p.m., followed by an actor who takes the stage in the costume and character of a historical figure to present a compelling living history performance.
There is no charge for any OHIO CHAUTAUQUA 2012 program. Plenty of parking is available at Urbana University. The parking lot next to the Student Center is reserved for handicap parking.
Ohio Chautauqua 2012 WorkshopsJun. 21st, 2012
The arrival of the OHIO CHAUTAUQUA to Urbana is just around the corner. Beginning on Tuesday, June 26 thru Saturday, June 30, the Ohio Humanities Council’s OHIO CHAUTAUQUA 2012, When Ohio Was the Western Frontier, will bring history alive to Champaign County with workshops and evening performances.
Opening Convocation Speaker AnnouncedJun. 19th, 2012
Urbana University’s annual Opening Convocation will be held on Friday, August 17 in the Warren G. Grimes Center. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Robert R. Cupp, will address those in attendance with words of wisdom to succeed at college. Read More
UU Hosts 2012 Southwest Ohio HOBY Leadership SeminarJun. 15th, 2012
Urbana University is host to the 2012 Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar for Southwest Ohio from Thursday, June 14 thru Sunday, June 17. One hundred and ninety high school sophomores and sixty-five staff and facilitators will spend these four days striving to follow the HOBY motto, “how to think, not what to think.” These student ambassadors from regional counties have the opportunity to receive leadership training and mentorship through high levels of social interaction and sessions designed to build values.
President Jones Presents Philanthropy Award to the Austin E. Knowlton FoundationJun. 15th, 2012
The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation is the 2012 recipient of the Urbana University Lewis and Jean Moore Philanthropy Award. President Jones made the presentation to Foundation trustees, Charles and Eric Lindberg, on Tuesday, June 12 in the offices of the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation in Cincinnati.
Summer Orientation Days Put the "U" in UrbanaJun. 5th, 2012
"Our entire purpose behind the Orientation Day is to build a strong sense of Blue Knight pride and ramp up the excitement for the fall semester.“ states Mitch Joseph '08, Director of Campus Life. Read More
Kathy (Mason) Yoder '66, '69 retires from University Registrar position after four decades at Urbana.May. 31st, 2012
Yoder reminisces about her tenure at Urbana. “I’ve spent almost 50 years here. How could I not think so warmly about Urbana,” Kathy asks. “The opportunity Urbana University has presented for so many young people to succeed is incredible." Read More
Urbana University Appoints New Dean of the College of BusinessMay. 24th, 2012
Kirk E. Peterson, PhD, senior vice president for Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Shah M. Hasan, PhD as the new dean of the College of Business Administration. Dr. Hasan will begin his official duties on June 1, 2012. As dean, he will be responsible for establishing and maintaining cutting-edge academic programs for traditional, online, adult and continuing education, and MBA.
Student Spotlight: NBA Superstar Nate WigalMay. 24th, 2012
Find out how hard work, faith, and confidence helped senior Nate Wigal reach his dream of working in the NBA. Read More
A Taste of the Red, White, and Brew: A Delicious SuccessMay. 23th, 2012
"The wine and beer tasting combined with the auction helps the future of Urbana University by keeping the institution competitive in Ohio. It allows the University to provide scholarship dollars to students by growing its endowment funds,” stated Jeff Darding, chair of the Foundation Board. "By showing that we believe in the Urbana University students, the spirit of the evening helps connect the present to the future." Read More
Urbana University Conducts 119th CommencementMay. 23th, 2012
On May 5, Urbana students transitioned to proud alumni of the University after President Stephen Jones and faculty conferred degrees upon 147 graduate and undergraduate students. Read More
ACT OUT! It Doesn't Have to Happen in a TheatreMay. 23th, 2012
Have you ever wondered how to portray a character from history or literature to enliven your public programs in libraries and museums or in your classroom?
This workshop is designed for actors and educators interested in that process. Classes are scheduled in late afternoons so participants can enhance their instruction by attending free evening performances of the Ohio Chautauqua presented by the Ohio Humanities Council. The instructor is Margaret Piatt, assistant professor of theatre at Urbana University and a living history consultant.
College of Education and Sports Studies Hosts Appreciation BanquetMay. 9th, 2012
“The evening is another wonderful opportunity to market the excellent students of the University and highlight the mission of our institution,” stated Dean Pond. Read More
Urbana University to Celebrate the Class of 2012May. 1st, 2012
Urbana University will hold its 119th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Warren G. Grimes Center gymnasium. One hundred and forty-two degrees will be conferred: fifteen masters, seventy-nine bachelors, and forty-eight associate degrees.
Relay for Life Impacts CampusApr. 27th, 2012
Senior Sarah Hotham, President of Urbana’s Colleges Against Cancer, said seeing different groups together was when she knew Relay hit the mark. "My favorite thing about Relay was the students, faculty and staff, and the community coming together to show their concern and to dedicate their time and money to such a great cause,” . Read More
Attend a Taste of the Red, White, and Brew on May 11Apr. 23th, 2012
Urbana University Foundation Directors hosts annual fundraiser. Night includes unlimited tastings, gourmet menu, and silent auction! All welcome. Read More
Urbana University Concert Band Performance and Awards BanquetApr. 23th, 2012
Urbana University’s Concert Band will hold its 2012 Spring Concert on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the Sara Landess Room located in the University Student Center.
UU to Celebrate Arbor DayApr. 23th, 2012
The Urbana University Tree Campus USA Planning Committee invites the campus community to participate in the 2012 Arbor Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in front of McConnell Hall to help plant a tree. Students from Dr. Tingting Cai’s botany class will be present will throw in the first shovels of dirt. A proclamation from City of Urbana Mayor Bill Bean, a 1971 alumnus of Urbana University, will be read along with a greeting from President Stephen Jones.
UU Awards Academic Excellence for 2011-2012 YearApr. 19th, 2012
Academic excellence will be recognized during the 2012 Urbana University Awards Convocation on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Warren G. Grimes Center. All five colleges will announce the recipients of outstanding student awards and announce the names of the inductees of the honor societies.
UU Continues to Honor Excellence Through Employee Recognition AwardsApr. 19th, 2012
Urbana University's faculty and staff represent one of our institution's richest resources. Find out who was recognized and acknowledged for carrying out the University's mission during the current academic year. Read More
Clinton-Massie Students Seize Advantage of College ProgramApr. 18th, 2012
The Clinton-Massie incoming freshman class may have an opportunity to graduate high school with an associate degree.
The district has been working with Urbana University to provide dual enrollment, which provides students the opportunity to seek out advanced coursework while finishing graduation requirements for high school.
Brown Bag Luncheon Program by Assistant Professor Wendy GilbertApr. 15th, 2012
The public is invited to an Urbana University Brown Bag Luncheon for a program entitled “Labeling Sexual Violence” by Wendy Perkins Gilbert, assistant professor of criminal justice director of the master’s program in criminal justice administration, on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from noon to 12:50 p.m. in the Moore Conference room, lower level of the Student Center. Attendees may bring a lunch or purchase items at the White Family Grill on the main level of the Student Center.
UU to Perform Titanic: The MusicalApr. 11th, 2012
The Urbana University Singers present TITANIC: The Musical on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday April 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Student Center Sara Landess Room. There is no admission charge or reservation needed. The production is presented in conjunction with the UU History Club’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, on April 14, 1912 off the coast of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic Ocean. There were 2,224 passengers and crew; only 710 survived.
Urbana University RELAY FOR LIFE & President's Bike RideMar. 29th, 2012
Urbana University’s own “Tour de Urbana” cyclist, President Stephen Jones, will lead a 22-hour overnight bike ride beginning at noon on Friday till 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning. His goal is to ride a mile for each of UU’s 162 years. Cyclists of all ages and cycling experience are invited to join him for all or a portion of the 10 mile course throughout the campus and bike trail to help raise money for the RELAY. For more information about the President’s Bike Ride, pledging opportunities, and forms, visit the UU website at www.urbana.edu or contact Dr. Jones by phone at 937-484-1300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
2012 Swedenborg Scholar-in-Residence Lecture SeriesMar. 21st, 2012
The public is invited to two presentations by the 2012 Swedenborg Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Devin Zuber. On Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Sara Landess room in the Urbana University Student Center, Dr. Zuber will present a lecture entitled, “ Hieroglyphs Written with Sunbeams: John Muir, William Keith, and Swedenborgian Ecology.”
Urbana University Theatre PerformsMar. 21st, 2012
Urbana University theatre students will perform, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde at 8:00 p.m. on campus in the Black Box Theatre at the Hub on March 29, 30 and 31. There is no charge but seating is limited.
SATA Hosts Pancake Breakfast & Easter Egg HuntMar. 20th, 2012
In recognition of National Athletic Training month, the Urbana University Student Athletic Training Association (SATA) is hosting a Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the lower level of the UU Student Center. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the center of the campus quad. In case of inclement weather, the Easter Egg Hunt will move to the Student Center.
UU College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Brown Bag LuncheonMar. 13th, 2012
The Urbana University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences invites the public to an Urbana University Brown Luncheon for a program entitled, "A Fourth Wave??? Prospects for Successful Democratization in the Nations of the Arab Spring” by Ryan Enlow, assistant professor of political science. This program is on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 from noon-12:50 p.m. in the Moore Conference room, the lower level of the Student Center. Read More
Charlotte Gordon's VESSELS on Exhibit in Spring at Miller Center for Visual ArtsMar. 6th, 2012
A new exhibit, CHARLOTTE GORDON: VESSELS, will be on view at the Miller Center for Visual Arts on the campus of Urbana University, from March 23 - May 5, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. The Opening Reception with the artist is on day, March 23, 2012 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.
Urbana University Receives Continued Accreditation From HLCMar. 1st, 2012
“Congratulations (and thank you) to everybody at Urbana University!!!” With these words, President Stephen Jones informed the UU community that good news had arrived from the president of the Higher Learning Commission. The letter from Sylvia Manning states, “The Institutional Actions Council voted to continue the accreditation of Urbana University through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) process with the next affirmation in 2018-19.” Read More
Dr. Richard Vedder Compares Princeton to Urbana in "The Chronicle of Higher Education"Feb. 24th, 2012
In an article from today’s The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dr. Vedder’s compares Princeton and Urbana Universities. All those with ties to Urbana will be pleased with the outcome of his comparison.
February 2012 SpotlightFeb. 24th, 2012
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 for us all! Congratulations to John Smith!
Program on Wind Development in Van Wert CountyFeb. 22nd, 2012
The public is invited to a presentation on Wind Development in Van Wert County on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7:15 p.m. in the Urbana University Student Center’s Sara Landess room. Read More
Dr. Richard K Vedder to Speak at Two Forums on UU CampusFeb. 13th, 2012
Urbana University and The BrownRidge Foundation invite the public to hear presentations by the 2012 Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Richard K. Vedder. On the evening of Tuesday, February 21, at 7 p.m. Dr. Vedder will present a program entitled, “American Exceptionalism” followed by a reception.
Then on Wednesday from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m., Dr. Vedder will continue the conversation during a Brown Bag Luncheon. Attendees may bring a lunch or purchase items at the White Family Grill on the main level of the Student Center.
Brown Bag Luncheon Program by Dr. J. Michael RhyneFeb. 6th, 2012
The Urbana University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences invites the public to an Urbana University Brown Luncheon for a program entitled,"Slavery, Abolitionism, and Civil War in the Ohio Valley” by Dr. J. Michael Rhyne, assistant professor of history. This program is on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from noon- 1 p.m. in the Moore Conference room, the lower level of the Student Center. Attendees may bring a lunch or purchase items at the White Family Grill on the main level of the Student Center.
Open Auditions for UU Production of Titanic: The MusicalFeb. 5th, 2012
The community is invited to try out for the “once in a lifetime” experience to be in the Urbana University Singers’ production of Titanic: The Musical. Any community member between high school and adult age is encouraged to audition for a role. Read More
Urbana University Freezes Tuition, Room and Board for 2012-13Jan. 30th, 2012
The Urbana University Board of Trustees and Administration are pleased to announce that the tuition, room and board charges for the 2012-2013 academic year will not increase for undergraduate students. Read More
UU President Creates Painting for Local Arts Council FundraiserJan. 27th, 2012
President Jones is one of twelve local non-artist celebrities who created an original work of art for the Champaign County Arts Council. The public is now encourage to cast a vote. Read More
Empty Bowls of Champaign CountyJan. 24th, 2012
“Empty Bowls of Champaign County,” an event to raise awareness about the growing problem of hunger in Champaign County, will be held January 26, 2012 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Sara Landess Room. Read More
University Singers in ConcertJan. 20th, 2012
URBANA, Ohio (January 19, 2012) - The Urbana University Singers, under the direction of Mr. Robert Marks, will present a concert on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sara Landess room on the main level of the Urbana University Student Center. There is no admission charge for this event. The Student Center is handicapped accessible.
College to Host Program in Honor of MLK Jr DayJan. 18th, 2012
The College and Association of Social and Behavioral Sciences invite the public to a presentation by Ray Miller, president of the Center for Urban Progress, entitled, “Social Justice Through the Legislative Process – Is the Legacy of the Dream Being Fulfilled?” on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sara Landess Room on the main level of the University Student Center. Read More
Boysel, McBride Set for February 4th Induction into UU Hall of FameJan. 6th, 2012
The induction of Brian Boysel (Urbana, ’04) and Mary (Jenkins) McBride (Urbana, ’78) into the Urbana University Athletic Hall of Fame is set to take place on Saturday, February 4th. Boysel and McBride will become the 34th and 35th members of the HOF approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of a home Blue Knight basketball doubleheader, beginning with the women’s game at 1:00 p.m. Read More
Director of Alumni Relations Receives Virginia Carter Smith ScholarshipJan. 6th, 2012
Kat Steiner, director of alumni relations, is Urbana University’s first recipient of a Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship . Read More
Urbana University Inks Partnership with Kaplan Test PrepJan. 6th, 2012
Past and present Blue Knights are encouraged to take advantage of the 10% discount with Kaplan Test Prep! Go further with your Urbana degree. Read More
Spotlight on April CorbinJan. 4th, 2012
Congratulations to April Corbin! April is our System Administrator and Project Manager of Online Programs. Students, staff, and faculty all recognize and commend April for her “Can-Do” spirit and helpful manner! “ Read More
Thomas Alexander Joins Alumni Relations StaffJan. 3th, 2012
Urbana University to offer Adult Programs at Springfield Masonic CommunityDec. 22nd, 2011
Urbana University in partnership with the Springfield Mason Community (SMC) to bring expanded educational opportunities to the Clark County area. Read More
December’s U Can Make a Difference Spotlight on Sodexo Custodial StaffNov. 29th, 2011
We are pleased to SPOTLIGHT individuals for their extraordinary effort, dedication, and focus on humanity. Read More
2011 Brown Bag Luncheon SeriesNov. 21st, 2011
Series Continues with program on “Research in Domestic Human Trafficking” Read More
Urbana University Annual Christmas on CampusNov. 21st, 2011
Urbana University Student Center, December 1, 2011 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Free activities for all ages. Read More
“A Fine Romance” Presentation on Broadway Scenic Designer Boris AronsonNov. 15th, 2011
The next presentation in the lecture series accompanying the national traveling exhibit "A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910 - 1965" will be presented on Monday, November 21 at 4 p.m. in the Swedenborg Memorial Library Read More