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Now You’re Just Somebody That I Used to Know


  As a third-generation legacy student, I was raised hearing mischievous stories from my mom and her days as a student here at Graceland University. While hearing these stories, my mind was often bombarded with quite vivid imagery—ranging from naked runs through campus all the way to sneaking off with people’s towels in the showers. One of her funniest stories ... Read More »

Dr. Erin Bodnar – Musician, Teacher, Marathoner

Dr. Erin Bodnar running a marathon in Banff, Alberta

Dr. Erin Bodnar, a beloved music professor at Graceland University and director of the Symphonic Band has recently ran in the Boston marathon coming in at a 3:38. She is nearly three quarters of the way to her goal of 40 by 40, to run 40 marathons by the time she is 40 years old. At 36 years of age, ... Read More »

Thorn to Be Wild: An Interview with Daniel Rose


Graceland has been home for Daniel Rose, the Campus Ministries intern, for the last seven years. Daniel will be leaving us in late February to take on a new adventure in Portland, Oregon. Coming to Graceland in 2010 as a Music Education student, Daniel had plans of becoming a band teacher one day. Plans changed, as they do for many ... Read More »

From Australia to America: Jerome Reimers


Jerome Reimers, dubbed Aussie by his hall (Tiona), is a freshman from down under- more specifically, Mildura, Australia. He is the youngest of three siblings. He has an older brother who lives at home and an older sister who moved out when he was, as he says, “just a wee little me.” He has loved sports his whole life. He ... Read More »

Make America Sing Again


2016 has been one of, if not the craziest, years in political history. This phenomenon was sparked when Donald Trump won the RNC and later the presidential election. As tensions within the country come to an all-time high, controversy has ignited over the day of inauguration. One such controversy is over the performers at this year’s inauguration—moreover, who would be ... Read More »

Lamoni Marches on Washington

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This weekend, there were Women’s Marches all across the country and the world promoting love and community worldwide. While a lot of Graceland students and faculty went to the marches in Kansas City or Des Moines, a small group of people from Graceland stayed in town and marched with Lamoni citizens from the community center to the Coliseum and then ... Read More »

Top 9 Ways to Combat the Cold this Winter


Faced with the impending doom of Winter, we are tasked with finding a solution. Although your older brother’s hand-me-down jacket is a fantastic option, let’s get creative—here are 9 creative ways to bundle up and stay warm this frosty season! 1. Go thrift shopping and find a poppin’ new coat! 2. Make an igloo with your best pals. Crawl in, ... Read More »

Honors Students Write Undergraduate Theses


The honors program at Graceland is comprised of students in a variety of majors and all different levels of learning. Honors students are required to take four statement classes: Honors English, Honors Humanities, and the two ever-so-slightly dreaded Junior and Senior Honors Seminars. The program this year, like every year, is full of bright minds that want to enhance their ... Read More »

New On-Campus Student Call Center Raises Funds for GU

The Student Call Center Workers

When it was determined that the call center be moved from ProCom in town to the basement of the library, Jesse Bolinger, director of the student call center, knew just what he wanted it to look like. The room, full of student workstations, is covered floor to ceiling with GU memorabilia, including old banners, homecoming programs, photos, and band uniforms. ... Read More »

Explore England!

Graceland Students and Faculty May Term 2016

Have you ever been to London? Have you ever hiked along the Welsh Coastline on a sunny day? Have you ever gazed at the stars from the English countryside, laying between a bed of purple flowers and your best friend? If the answer to these questions is “No”, now’s your chance! The termination of Winter Term for the ’15-’16 school ... Read More »

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