William Urban came to Monmouth in 1966 after a year at the University in Hamburg in Germany, and a year as visiting assistant professor at the University of Kansas. His duties were five courses of western civilization, Greek history, Roman history, and Medieval history; with more than 300 students each year. From 1968 to 1981 he was coach of the soccer club and the varsity men’s team; later he assisted women’s soccer get started; and his players helped start the YMCA youth soccer program. He was the founding advisor of ZBT, 1968-1974. He has won academic honors, among them the Harry E. Pratt award of the Illinois State Historical Society for “The People versus Nicholas Earp”, the Vitols Prize of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies for “Victims of the Baltic Crusade”; and the Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award (the first given at Monmouth College).. He directed ACM programs in Florence, Zagreb and Olomouc, taught one summer in Tallinn, Estonia, and several summers accompanied art students across Europe for Eastern Michigan University. He has received a Fulbright senior research grant, several Deutscher Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) grants, and three NEH summer grants; he was on Global Awareness program in Russia and at the West Point Military History Workshop. From 1989 to 1994 he was editor of the Journal of Baltic Studies, with assistance from Jim Betts inter alios.