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GU Residents Take Part in the Spirit of Halloween


Holidays at Graceland are a big deal, especially when it involves candy, costumes and pumpkins! Here are some Halloween festivities you might have missed around campus! Tess Morgan and Walker Halls celebrated Halloween here at Graceland with a good-old-fashioned Halloween party. During this time residents of the halls enjoyed pumpkin decorating and painting on pumpkins big and small, using all sorts ... Read More »

International Night: A Cultural Experience

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On November 9th in the Shaw Center, all of the different nations from the international community of Graceland University will come together to show a little bit of their culture for International Night. The International Club prepares this night every year with the mission of bringing everyone together, regardless of which part of the world they come from. This year’s show ... Read More »

Graceland University’s Supply Closet

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Graceland University has a program on campus directed by Justin Akers called Enactus. “Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need” (  In the fall of 2013 a group of ... Read More »

The First Band Concert of the School Year


If you spent Thursday, October 23 evening anywhere but the Shaw Center, you missed out. The Symphonic Band held their “Joyful Sounds” concert and played “Estactic Fanfare”, “Sheltering Sky,” “Noisy Wheels,” “Danzon,” and three movements of Vaughn Williams. According to Angela Bradford, flute and piccolo player, those who missed the concert “missed out on hearing the new GU symphonic band ... Read More »

Passport to Success: The Annual Enactus Fall Burn

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One of Enactus’ biggest events at Graceland is happening in just a few weeks! This year, the annual Fall Burn’s theme is “Passport to Success.” Enactus is one of the biggest and most successful groups at Graceland University. Whether you have heard of their success at international competitions or you simply love Midnight Munchies because of the discount food on ... Read More »

The Vespiary: Graceland’s Literary Magazine


It all started with a graduation requirement. In the spring of this year, former student and editor of The Tower, Brandon Gates, gave Graceland something to remember him by. While taking his Senior Project course, a class necessary for an English degree, he embarked on a mission to restart Graceland’s literary magazine. Throughout the semester, Brandon overcame time restraints, budget concerns, and many other obstacles in order to ... Read More »

Big Plans in the Works for Sustainable Lamoni

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Jen Abraham-White and the newly dubbed “Trash Talkers” of Sustainable Lamoni have been hard at work this year, juggling multiple projects around campus, many of which are to fall this weekend at Homecoming! For those who don’t know, Sustainable Lamoni is a student-lead, community impact club, whose primary focus is on awareness and education. They have led to the success ... Read More »

From Lamoni to Chicago: The Honor’s Trip to Illinois

At the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

On Friday, September 19, Graceland students may have noticed a few people missing from their classes. Chances are, those students were on their way to Chicago, Illinois with others in the Graceland University honors program for their annual trip to the “Windy City”. Accompanied by Bob Mesle, honors program director, and Tom Morain, social sciences professor, about thirty-seven honors students ... Read More »

GU Football Prepares for Next Season’s Opener

Submitted by guest contributor Jacob Gager The football team has been working hard all semester with 6 am workouts, weightlifting, and spring ball.  Since the semester is almost over, they are starting their max-outs in the weight room and working on the field with the 40 yard dash and other drills. David Edmondson leads the team in weight-lifting, benching 470 ... Read More »

GU Track

Submitted by guest contributor Reggie Ramey On April 5th 2014, the Graceland Yellowjackets competed at a track meet in Emporia, Kansas, placing in the top 15.   “Everyone seems to be getting better every week and all the hard work at practice is beginning to pay off,” said head coach Reece Vega. The weather conditions have contributed to the Jackets’ ... Read More »

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