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New Athletic Director Joe Worlund Prepares to Make a Difference


On October 31st, Graceland welcomed a new athletic director, Graceland graduate, Joe Worlund. After graduating from Graceland in 1980 and the University of Iowa in 1982 with his master’s degree, Worlund spent all 33 of his professional years until now at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he started out as the intramural director. After becoming the assistant women’s ... Read More »

New Professor Raquel Moreira Shares Her Thoughts on Graceland

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Whether you are majoring in communication or not, new professor Raquel (HA-kell) Moreira is one professor you have to meet. Raquel moved to the United States from Brazil, and brought with her a passion for communications and a desire to make a difference. Raquel spent most of her college years in Brazil, earning both her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and ... 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 »

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 »

Katie Burnett Teaches English (and How to be Awesome)

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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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