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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 »

Yellowjacket Football Has Big Plans for Next Season

Submitted by guest contributor Tommy Vasquez Though the school year has come to an end, Graceland’s football team’s work has just begun. The first home game next year is against defending champs Grandview University, for which Graceland will be traveling to their home field for the first time since playing them back in 2012 with a tough lost. The Jackets ... Read More »

Student Spotlight: Brandon Beresford

Submitted by guest contributor Chris Lopez Playing in a lighted stadium, in front of thousands of people, may be the dream of everyone who has ever played a sport.  However, few people get this opportunity.  Even fewer get it while they’re still in college, but GU’s very own Brandon Beresford is the exception. Beresford’s parents are both from Guyana, a ... Read More »

Arbor Day Press Release


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 »

Go Local: InVinci Graphics


Supporting local business has always been something that Graceland University is highly passionate about.  When shopping at a local business, you are helping to support the members in your immediate community. Yours truly has had the pleasure of working with U.S. Rodeo Supply over the last few weeks, and I think it is important for the student body to be ... Read More »

Faculty Spotlight: Susan Maroldo


Susan Maroldo is about four weeks away from finishing her final semester of teaching at Graceland University. After 27 years of dedication to Graceland and its students, she is stepping aside but certainly not saying goodbye.  In fact, she refuses to say goodbye.  “Teaching is not just a role; it is a way of life.  I don’t plan on walking ... Read More »

“Vorrei Che Tu Fossi Chi” Art Exhibition Showing Now in the Helene Center

"Vorrei Che Tu Fossi Qui" poster, courtesy of Jessica Edwards

“Vorrei Che Tu Fossi Chi,” or “Wish You Were Here,” is a senior art exhibition by Visual Communication major, Jessica Edwards. The show, inspired by a combination of vintage travel media, modern design, and Italian cityscapes, seeks to explore and showcase the geographic and historical beauty of Italy. The show, which opened on March 31st, will be up until Friday ... Read More »

“Cut, Crinkle, Crumple” Art Show Coming to the Helene Center

Photo courtesy of Amanda Blum

Art student Amanda Blum’s Senior Honors Art Exhibition, “Cut, Crinkle, Crumple” will be showing in the Helene Center Critique Space from March 31st to April 11th. “Cut, Crinkle, Crumple” is a show focusing on something so ubiquitous that few of us consciously notice it: paper. Paper is, largely, a means to an end.  We use it to print assignments, we ... Read More »

Katie Burnett Teaches English (and How to be Awesome)

English professor Katie Burnett sits near a castle

Wednesday morning, I sat down with the newest faculty member of the Humanities Department, English professor Katie Burnett, in the hopes of getting to know her better. Since it was our first time meeting, I started with the basics, asking about her education background.  She shared that she received her Bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. at University of Tennessee, Knoxville and ... Read More »

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