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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 »

The GSG Fight is Over!


The fight for GSG positions 2k16 is finally over, and I am here to give you the rundown of the winners of each position. So without further ado, here are your new GSG Officers for the 2016-17 school year: The winner out of the COSA corner is Hayley Rankin! House: Solah Year: Sophomore Major: Elementary Education with endorsements in reading ... Read More »

Supply Closet Helps Students in Need

The supply closet team after a fundraiser.

In 2013, Graceland University Enactus had the idea of creating an on-campus supply closet to aid students. This idea became a reality in September of 2014 when the Graceland Supply Closet opened. This project is managed by the Enactus Supply Closet team (composed of five members), and a student human services intern. This school year, Kiera Porter is the team ... Read More »

Vote in the 2016 GSG Elections!

Current candidates for GSG positions at Bearpits Monday night.

It’s that time of the year again; it’s Graceland Student Government election season. Every year, students from varying majors and backgrounds put themselves on trial in order to enter the race to improve everyday student life here at Graceland. On Monday, these prospective GSG officers ran the gauntlet for their prospective office at Bearpits, withstanding the torrent of questions from ... Read More »

Student Directors Need YOU to Audition!

This is a unique year for the theatre department here at Graceland University. Not only is Graceland officially running two avant-garde-esque shows, one of which will be directed by a special guest director, but there will also be eight 20-minute one-act shows from the students of the Directing II class. And they need YOUR help! This Friday, February 12th, The ... Read More »

Hogwarts Takes Over Lamoni for New Year’s in November

The houses are represented Hogwarts-style as part of New Year's in November decorations.

This year’s New Year’s in November celebration was certainly unique. COSA decided on a Harry Potter themed event for the annual celebration of New Year’s. COSA created NYIN over twenty years ago to allow students to celebrate New Year’s with their school friends even though winter break keeps students from celebrating at school. The idea of having New Year’s Eve ... Read More »

Something Beautiful and Something Strange


In her show statement, artist Lauren Frances Evans mentions the Greek term omphalos. Translated directly, this word means navel, but beyond the literal meaning this word also refers to several different symbolic centers. The navel is a scar that we all carry. It symbolizes, in equal parts, both connection and subsequent separation. And while we are all quite familiar with ... Read More »

Graceland Students Gain New Perspectives in Nicaragua

Melissa Sherer in Nicaragua.

Melissa Sherer spent her winter term far from the snowy fields of Iowa. She traveled to Nicaragua with Outreach International hoping to learn about and connect with Nicaraguans in order to make a difference. The group worked with Alcance Nicaragua, an organization aimed at helping communities help themselves. Alcance means “outreach” in Spanish. Melissa traveled with the “track one” group ... Read More »

Talking Dog is a Success in the Theatre Department


The Graceland University Theatre department put on yet another fantastic play November 20-23. The play was Sylvia, by A.R. Gurney, and was directed by a guest director, David Shelton. Shelton is a professor emeritus at the University of Florida who spent time at Graceland this winter to inspire the actors and actresses of Sylvia. The unique and humorous play took ... Read More »

Recycle, Reuse, Reduce!

Sophomores Carrie Tovey and Mackenzie Berg help Solah get a second place victory!

GU students completed their annual recycle drive house competition this past weekend, collecting as many recyclables as possible in pursuit of points that would transfer into house money for the top three halls. HOCO and Senate members, along with other dedicated students, were hard at work Saturday, collecting, organizing, and counting a huge number of recyclables, from plastic containers to ... Read More »

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