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Puertorican Duo gives Flavor to the Volleyball Season

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Puerto Rico is known in Spanish as la isla del encanto, or “the enchanted island.” The gorgeous beaches, the tropical weather, the mind-blowing scenery and the beautiful women are one of the many reasons this territory has won that name. Lianmarie DeJesus and Natalia Robles, both natives of Puerto Rico and best friends, are part of the outstanding season that ... 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 »

Beauté: A Sight to See

Tabitha Gonzalez’s senior art show Beauté consists of numerous portraits, both photographs and charcoal drawings, of female students here at Graceland University. The portraits started as photographs, which she had asked some of her fellow students to model for starting last spring. After choosing a selection of the images that stood out to her, Tabitha used those photos as the ... Read More »

Selatin Softa: A Graceland International Success Story

This weekend is homecoming at Graceland University and as usual, the community is anticipating the return of many alumni. Included in this flood of former students is Selatin Softa, a Bulgarian alum from the class of 1994 whose book, Crack in the Curtain, has just been published. Over the weekend, he will be giving an opportunity to Graceland students and staff (both new and old) to attend his book signing on Saturday.  ... Read More »

Internationals Represent Graceland in Tennis Nationals

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The week has begun, and on Tuesday, the tennis team will be traveling to South Carolina with the mission of bringing back the national championship to Graceland University. From the whole tennis team, only four players will have the opportunity to play in Nationals. Three of these players are part of the international community. Daniele Razo Torres from Mexico City ... Read More »

Graceland Soccer Captain Says the Season is Just Beginning

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Sebastian Pineda is a senior at Graceland University, and as the captain, he is one of the most important players on the soccer team. He is majoring in sports management and hoping for his last season in college sports to be the best one he has ever had.  The varsity players of the soccer team haven’t had as good of ... 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 »

Women’s Basketball Trains Hard for Next Season

Submitted by guest contributor Jerica Smith The Women’s basketball team had a good year, 11-15.  Quite an improvement from their 2012-2013 year when they were 2-24.  Yes, I said 2-24.  It was rough. During off-season, Coach Harrop did some heavy recruiting and picked up some very good athletes who helped the Jackets get to the playoffs this year.  Big contributors ... 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 »

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