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BSU “Tunnel of Oppression” Event 2: Underground Railroad/Emancipation Proclamation

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On day two of Black Week, the Black Student Union (BSU) shared about the path to freedom many slaves traveled in the 1800’s, what we know as the Underground Railroad. Starting in the Shaw Center, readers took turns describing aspects of African Americans journey to freedom that many of us know, like how thousands of slaves escaped the southern states ... Read More »

BSU “Tunnel of Oppression” Event 1: Reenactment of a Slave Auction

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This week the Black Student Union (BSU) is putting on a series of events for Black Week. In addition to evening events every day at 2 o’clock there is a Tunnel of Oppression event. Each Tunnel of Oppression event focuses on a different theme. The theme for today was slavery. Outside the Shaw in the amphitheater the BSU did a ... Read More »

Pro Wrestling Comes to Lamoni

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In an event unlike any ever seen before, COSA is presenting a new and exciting event this weekend. Impact Pro Wrestling is bringing 17 wrestlers, one for each house, to the Closson Center for the showdown of the century. Houses will cheer on their wrestler in the hopes that they will beat their rivals. At the end of the evening, ... Read More »

Democrat and Republican Clubs Get Students Engaged in Politics

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Graceland has had a Young Democrats club for over 50 years. This year with the election, the club worked actively to promote the Democratic candidates on and off campus. In the past, Graceland has been successful at having U.S. presidential candidates come to visit Graceland. During Obama’s campaign, Graceland students went to see Obama speak in Osceola and Michele Obama ... Read More »

COSA Presents: New Years in November

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You’ve heard of Christmas in July, but have you heard about New Years in November? Chances are, you’re probably asking yourself what this nonsense is, and, well—it’s basically if you took Prom and New Years and smooshed them together to make a really awesome dog that can do tricks and knows his own name—it’s pretty lit. COSA came up with ... Read More »

Afterglow: The Calm Before the Storm

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Every Sunday at 7pm, students gather in the Cheville Chapel for Afterglow to experience some calm and meditation before the busy storm of the week begins. Dylan Pitt is the Afterglow coordinator this year, and, so far, he says it’s the one of the most enjoyable leadership positions he’s ever held. Dylan describes Afterglow as “postmodern church. It’s not necessarily ... Read More »

COSA: Year in Review

Agape and Amici: Winners of Airband!

This year, COSA (Campus Organization for Social Activities) kept the Lamoni campus thoroughly amused yet again. Every week, COSA sponsored a free Thursday Night movie at the Coliseum. The organization also continued many long enjoyed traditions such as Dodgeball, the Scavenger Hunt, and Airband during Homecoming, and New Years in November. Homecoming week was full of fun COSA events. This year, ... Read More »

Social Equality Alliance Members Improve Campus Community

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When the 2015-16 school year began, everyone was thinking about new beginnings, but no one was more than Jenna Pitstick and Dylan Foster, co-presidents and founders of the Social Equality Alliance, who were preparing to start a new club. Dylan says, “We initially wanted to start a Gay-Straight Alliance, but we realized there were other things on campus that we ... Read More »

Archeology in Lamoni

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Graceland University History Club is sponsoring an archeological dig in Lamoni the first weekend of April (1-3). The site that has been selected is the foundation of one of the first homes built in Lamoni near the end of the 19th century. There was interest in the History Club to experience an archeological dig. Bri Christensen brought this up with ... Read More »

The First Graceland Enactus Dance-a-Thon

There was more than dancing going on at the Dance-a-Thon! These students played "Hungry, Hungry Hippos!"

On Friday, March 11, Graceland students were preparing to be up even later than usual. Enactus members took afternoon naps and bought energy drinks and coffee. Other students laced up their comfiest tennis shoes and prepared for a night on their feet for the first Dance-a-Thon ever sponsored by Graceland Enactus. This idea had been circulating for awhile. “At one ... Read More »

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