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GU ACM at MICS

Submitted by guest contributor Young Park The Graceland University ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) group recently attended their last trip of the year at the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium (MICS), hosted by Epic and the MICS Steering Committee at Verona, Wisconsin. MICS is a regional conference that focuses on integrating computer-based technology into teaching and learning processes of all ... Read More »

Graceland University Hosts Special Olympics For South Central Iowa

Submitted by guest contributor Avery Danielson Saturday April 12, 2014 saw Graceland University’s 4th annual year hosting the Iowa Special Olympics for the South Central Area.  There were 21 participating groups, 18 events, about 200 volunteers, and over 200 athletes partaking in the day’s events. After the 10 a.m. Opening Ceremonies (in which Kirk Bjorland, Graceland’s Vice President for Enrollment, gave ... Read More »

Agricultural Business Program Activities

Submitted by guest contributor Dallas Halley Graceland University offers a wide range of majors and minors, but one in particular that has started to expand the last few years is Agricultural Business. This may not come as a surprise, considering the location of Graceland University, but this new program that started in 2010 with just four members now has grown to 36 majors or ... Read More »

“Graceland Identity” T-Shirt Policy

Submitted by guest contributor Steve Thurman The “Graceland Identity” policy was recently passed by the administration this semester, making some Graceland University students frustrated.  The policy requires that all Graceland-funded apparel and items stick to a strict set of guidelines that limit the usable fonts, colors, and designs on the items.  The proposal was meant to get Graceland to be ... Read More »

Life Skills Mentoring Program Helps Area Students and GU Volunteers

Submitted by guest contributor Annie Hosfield It’s hard to find anyone that would want to re-live their middle school years.  Raging hormones, changing bodies, first crushes, driver’s permits, and different schools are just some of the major obstacles that adolescents face during that awkward life stage. Aside from these stressors, however, there are a number of other variables that can ... Read More »

Arbor Day Press Release

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On this Saturday, April 26th, Graceland University will be hosting the annual Arbor Day Celebration! Brother and sister houses will be paired up to clean and work on different areas around campus to make our community a little better and greener.  Along with your hard work on campus, there will be a scavenger hunt where you will compete against other ... Read More »

Brains vs. Brawn: The Challenge of Wits and Physique

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It’s the colossal event you’ve been waiting for.  It’s the highly anticipated collaboration between Intramurals and the Academic Student Council.   It’s the relay race that not only tests your athletic prowess, but your wits as well.  It’s Brains vs. Brawn.  Sunday, April 13th at 3 PM on the Resch Plaza, expect the mental and physical challenge of your life. Brains ... Read More »

GU Quiz Bowl: A Collegiate Cranial Contest

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It comes as no surprise that Graceland students love a little friendly competition between houses.  Every year we participate in Homecoming activities, Intramurals, and ASC’s Quiz Bowl.  This annual competition is a fun way to test the minds of participating students with a series of trivia questions. Since players have to buzz in to answer, the game resembles Jeopardy.  But ... Read More »

Graceland Bands are Branson Bound!

Panoramic shot of Branson Landing; photo courtesy of Frank Perez

Graceland’s Symphonic Band and Jazz Band will be heading to Branson for the coming weekend (April 4-6). The trip, one that Director Frank Perez hopes will open up more opportunities in the future, is the first one of its kind for Graceland in around seven years. On the trip, Graceland Bands will be performing at various venues throughout the city, ... Read More »

COSA’s Big Man on Campus 2014: Dude Looks Like a Diva

Big Man Featured Image

This Saturday (March 29th), COSA will be putting on the annual Big Man on Campus event in the Shaw Center at 9:00pm. The event, a men’s pageant, is a well-known tradition at Graceland that allows halls to come together and compete in a friendly way.  Men’s halls select members from their own halls to compete, while women’s halls nominate men ... Read More »

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