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Year-End Mood Swings

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Spring is here in full force, the end of the school year is in sight, and summer is around the corner for students here at Graceland. In the midst of this, there is a strange sense within some of the students. A mixture of anxious anticipation for summer, stressful studying for finals, and perhaps just living together in the confines ... Read More »

What is a Candle Passing?

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Public Service Announcement! Since recently becoming engaged, I have had numerous questions from people outside of the Graceland bubble about the tradition of candle passings. It is a fun, but not entirely common practice. So here we go, a crash course explanation of candle passings. When someone gets engaged, the first thing they usually want to do is tell everyone, ... Read More »

Looking Forward: Graceland Student Government


The 2017-2018 school year already looks bright with a new round of student leaders stepping up on campus. Over the last month and a half, Graceland has faced a series of elections related to Student Government Officers in February and House Presidents over the last week or so. For next school year, the GSG team includes: Melissa Sherer, GSG President – class ... Read More »

Honors Travels to South Dakota for UMHC

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Over the later part of this past week and the early half of the weekend, I traveled with three other honors students and three members of Graceland’s faculty to South Dakota State University for the annual Upper Midwest Honors Conference. Every year the program brings students to the conference to present their work, upperclassmen or otherwise, and learn from other ... Read More »

Finding Research Through InterLibrary Loan

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Last semester, I wrote an article about how to find your way around the Academic parts of MyGraceland because I had a lot of friends struggling to find the right information without spending hours searching the website. Now, I’ve decided to set aside time to navigate my way through a step-by-step process of how to find research through our library ... Read More »

Work Your ASC Off!


Feeling a little bent out of shape? Not a fan of those rolls that have just a smidge too much jelly? Well you’re in luck! Graceland’s Academic Student Council (ASC) has deployed just the thing for you! Alternating Wednesdays from 8-9pm, you can try out a yoga class or Country Heat live! Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline ... Read More »

Town Hall Meeting 2.1.2017


On the night of February 1, 2017 at 7pm a group of courageous individuals met on behalf of the students of Graceland University, and the surrounding community of Lamoni, IA. This Town Hall meeting pertained to the current state of immigration and thereby the relations between the US and, namely, middle eastern countries, and Mexico. Five speakers were in attendance. ... Read More »

GU Presidential Search Narrows Down to Three


Last year, the Graceland Board of Trustees and new presidential search committee sat down with a daunting task: choosing a new university president. In eight months, using input from faculty, alumni, and students, they narrowed the search from sixty candidates to three. The Board has worked hard to include multiple perspectives and opinions in their final choice. Harry Ashenhurst, Chair ... Read More »

The Ghostlight Project

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On Thursday, January 19th, The Graceland Theater Department participated in the Ghostlight project. The goal of the project, as stated on the project’s website (, is “to create a ‘light’ for dark times ahead, and to make, or renew, a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone regardless of race, class, religion, country ... Read More »

More Than A Snow Day: Celebrate the Life of MLK Today!


If you’re a Lamoni campus student and thrilled with the prospect of having no classes today, your heart’s in the right place. But why weren’t classes canceled to begin with considering today is a nationally recognized holiday? Was Graceland ignoring a bigger problem that fixed itself with horrendous weather conditions? The scheduling of classes for universities is tedious, and scheduling ... Read More »

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