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Jenna Pitstick

Press Release – Student Activity Fee Reallocation

(Submitted by Antonia Davidson, Speaker of the Senate) The Graceland Student Government Officers have recently reallocated the Student Activity Fee for the 2014-2015 school year at their annual budget meeting.  The total amount of the Student Activity Fee was not changed, but the areas to which it is distributed were slightly changed. The Student Activity Fee contribution to the Performing ... Read More »

Follow-Up to Calendar Alignment

Trustees stop to listen to student concerns on the way to the Administration Building

Today (Saturday, November 9th), the Graceland University Board of Trustees met to vote on the controversial Calendar Alignment Proposal. Before the Board moved from the Shaw Center to the Administration Building, a group of over 100 people (including students, alumni, faculty, and staff) met in the quad to demonstrate their passion about Winter Term.  Taking sidewalk chalk, many of these ... Read More »

Winter Term Faces Changes as a Result of Calendar Alignment Proposal

The Graceland faculty voted by secret ballot on Monday, November 4th on the controversial Calendar Alignment Proposal, which has garnered attention among faculty, students, and alumni especially because of its relationship to Winter Term. Winter Term was a period during the month of January immediately preceding the spring semester, during which students could choose to return to campus and take ... Read More »

Zombie Prom: The Halloween Tradition Rises Again!

Zombie Prom Promotional Poster; image courtesy of Tabi Gonzalez

Zombie Prom returns this Friday after a one year hiatus, once more filling the Helene Center with the shockingly coordinated dance moves of the shambling undead. The event, taking place between 8:00 pm and midnight on Friday, October 25th, is put on by the Art Club (formerly known as the Art Student Society).  The event has something for everyone, including ... Read More »

Little Shaw of Horrors: Plants Behaving Badly in Graceland’s Homecoming Production

Seymour (Braden Austin), Audrey (Mim Sarre), and Mr. Mushnik (Justin Pontier) examine "a strange and interesting plant"; photo credit Michael Gruich

Little Shop of Horrors takes root in the Shaw Center this weekend as the 2013 Homecoming production. The musical, a campy take on the Faust story, follows shy florist Seymour as he finds fame after nurturing “a strange and interesting plant” that he purchased for $1.95.  However, the plant (named “Audrey II” after Seymour’s unrequited love/fellow flower shop employee) has a ... Read More »

GU Honors Takes Annual Trip to Chicago

Honors students in the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, following the performance of Cyrano de Bergerac; photo credit Bob Mesle

  The students of Graceland’s Honors Program went on the annual trip to Chicago during the weekend of October 4-6. After meeting behind the Commons in the early morning hours, Graceland students traveled across the Mississippi and into Illinois, settling in at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Chicago’s neighborhood of Hyde Park. The first day’s activities culminated in a performance ... Read More »

From the Editor

Welcome to the Tower‘s website! The staff and I are all very excited to have this site up and running.  We hope you all enjoy it! The plan to make the Tower digital took some time to get off the ground, but now we anticipate being able to publish with more regularity.  Last year, many events lacked coverage because of ... Read More »

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