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Inside the Pit

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In many ways the Homecoming musical has been an institution for the Graceland community. Every year, the theater department works tirelessly to bring together a production of the quality you can usually only find at a major university. Without the help from several teams of dedicated people, the homecoming musical would never be able to come together as well as ... Read More »

The Hilltop Where We Perform

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  From Left to Right: Krista Berry, Mancy Oney, Vanessa Vuckovic, Derek Burton, Terry Isley, Jileannette Figueroa Rivera, Anthony Ginger, David “Hoss” Hamar, Maceson Spencer, and Kyle DePriest. Graceland University’s Theatre Department has risen to the occasion once again to put forth a homecoming show that generations will remember. Over the past few years the department has presented musicals such ... Read More »

Sully

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On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that ... Read More »

Constance Gallery: Now is the Time

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During the prime time that is Homecoming, the Constance Gallery becomes a display of Graceland’s past, present and future; a representation of interests that transcend generations. Now is the Time, alumni Peggy Mothershead’s series of work on display starting September 30th, delivers its message subtly and with a familiarity that those returning to Lamoni after many years will appreciate. Mothershead, ... Read More »

Movie Reviews: Kubo and the Two Strings, Don’t Breathe

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Kubo and the Two Strings The animated fantasy adventure film Kubo and the Two Strings, directed by Travis Knight, tells the tale of Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”), a Japanese boy who is responsible for his mother. Clever, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town. But his ... Read More »

Constance Gallery: The Man From Snowy River

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The Man From Snowy River, a show that includes some of the work behind Elijah Loving’s graphic novel, based on A.B. Paterson’s poem of the same name, is less a finished product – you can pick up the publication for that – and more a work in progress. The pieces represent a journey from inception to completion and the processes ... Read More »

Graceland Marching Band Looks To Be a New Staple in Lamoni

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There have been a lot of rumors and deliberations over the idea of a GU Marching Band. For most involved, this group would represent an exciting opportunity to bridge the gap between the arts and athletics at Graceland. Many current and prospective students think that a marching band is long overdue, but in order to have a band you have ... Read More »

Juried Art Exhibition Opens

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Guest Submission by Gary Rees The 2016 Graceland University Department of Art Annual Juried Art Exhibition opened last Thursday, April 7th, in the Constance Gallery with the display of art and announcement of awards. The exhibition runs through April 22nd. “As teachers, we have a very real passion for the success of our students,” Karen Gergely, Assistant Professor of Art, ... Read More »

Artist in Residence: Victor Cicansky

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Origins and growth. Where do we come from and where do we go from there? These two themes are central to many of the works by Canadian ceramicist and clay artist Victor Cicansky, to whom Graceland University played host from March 28 to April 1, 2016. During that week, Cicansky held several live demos in the ceramics room of the Helene ... Read More »

The Process of (Dis)connect

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(Dis)connect, Graceland University’s latest production in the drama department, is a story about a man learning about himself and relationships through the experiences of the vast amount of characters of the show. It is interconnected with a mystery story that involves your stereotypical noir detective and inner monologues. The story of (Dis)connect is a fairly conventional one; sure, it contains ... Read More »

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