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

David Taynor, head football coach for the Blue Knights, stated that “the announcement this week regarding our partnership with Franklin prompted students and staff to think about a tangible way to demonstrate our excitement about it.”

Urbana president, Kirk Peterson noted that “I continue to be proud of our outstanding students and their dedication.  This initiative highlights their commitment and loyalty to the history and future of UU.  Service projects of this kind, continually demonstrate their tremendous character.”

Everyone is welcomed to join this effort Friday between 8am – 10am and 3pm - 5 pm. Contact Coach Taynor at 937-484-1292 for additional information.


About Urbana University

Founded in 1850, Urbana University serves more than 1800 students from around the world from its 128 acre campus nestled in the quaint town of Urbana, Ohio. Known for innovative academic programs that feature personal attention from faculty, the University offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and several graduate degrees, delivering course work in class, online, or a combination of both. Blue Knights athletics includes 15  NCAA II sports along with intercollegiate bowling and shooting sports.

Urbana University was the first college in the state to offer a nontraditional degree completion program and the second institution of higher education in Ohio to admit women. Founded by friends of John Chapman, the famous frontiersman called “Johnny Appleseed,” the campus is home to the Johnny Appleseed Museum, a rich collection of the personal artifacts and history of this 19th century American hero.



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