Campus Life Blog

To Those Who Wait

November 22, 2016

Earlier this month, the Graceland Sustainability team, along with students from Sustainability Coordinator Jen Abraham-White’s critical thinking course, had a special opportunity presented to us: we were invited to watch the netting, banding and rerelease of northern saw-whet owls in order to gain knowledge on their migration habits.

As the month of November approaches, there are many activities that go on around Graceland’s campus. One of the biggest events put on by COSA is New Year’s in November. Because classes aren’t in session on Dec. 31, celebrating the new year in November is a Graceland tradition.

A Day as a Volunteer

October 27, 2016

I recently volunteered with Graceland’s Ag Business program at the Iowa Hunger Summit – a weeklong convention discussing the issue of poverty and hunger, domestic and foreign – to earn service learning hours for a class. My group left Graceland for downtown Des Moines at 4:30 a.m., and after our journey to the city, we registered, got our fancy name badges, then found the complimentary coffee and bagels...

AUTHOR: Jenna Cox '17   We are only a couple of weeks into the 2016-17 school year, but the Graceland Sustainability team is already hard at work on a lot ...

Spec to an Outsider

August 1, 2016

I am not a Spec kid. I never went to the summer camp hosted here at Graceland and had literally no idea what it was until at least January of my freshman year when it was actu...

The Power of One

June 17, 2016

After move in day freshmen year, I was left in a very interesting situation. Mom and dad were gone, all the new students were getting settled with their new homes and roommates....

It’s funny to think that at some point in my world, one of my primary worries about Graceland was finding stuff to do. Let’s be honest; we’ve all though...

How history bonds us

May 31, 2016

For a school built and established in 1895, history is a key factor to the Graceland identity. Inevitably, the tradition that the students have created for themselves lives on...

I can't believe it's already the end of this amazing journey! Three weeks is really too short. This trip has been tough, beautiful, invigorating and full of new surpri...

We've been at the Dunfield House in Kington, Herefordshire, for a week, and this is by far the best wifi signal I've gotten. We left London on Sunday and took ...

To all you wonderful moms of Graceland students, now and in the future: First and foremost, Happy Mother’s Day! It’s kind of unbelievable that we only dedicate o...

England, I Love You

May 6, 2016

All the days are beginning to blur together. There is so much to do in such a short amount of time. Between experiencing everything and writing about it, it's hard to reme...

First off, hot sauce is not a real thing here in Great Britain. When getting off of our flight, we worked our way through immigration — my first time —&nbsp...

There is no greater truth about Graceland University than its greatest cliché: what is special about Graceland is the people. As students, we hear time and time again h...

We woke up early and piled into the busses. I'm not sure if I'm more anxious or excited at this point. Being in the airport has been a surreal feeling, and I'm not...

Student leadership at Graceland University is a great way to get involved, be a part of a team, develop leadership skills and have your voice heard. But as everyone's favo...

An in-depth look at personal responsibilities would get you a really deep and personal understanding of what it means to be responsible in your own life. A cursory Google sear...

The Non-Atlhlete

February 4, 2016

A student athlete, by definition, is any student who has had eligibility, or who has previously been approved by a coach, for a sport for a given year. Excluding student coach...

The Freshman 15

January 29, 2016

When you left for college, did you have people say to you, “watch out for that freshman 15?” If so, you probably just thought it was a joke or a myth, right? Well,...

By definition, a “student-athlete” is a participant in an organized competitive sport sponsored by the educational institution in which he or she is enrolled. BUT&...

By Hannah Krueger If you are anything like I was, you have probably noticed that college is a completely different ball game, in every way, from high school. When I started a...

by Jayce Finnell “It’s so much fun it might kill you.” This is probably the scariest, yet most accurate way to describe Graceland University Homecoming. As ...

We Could All Use Some Help with the Crazy that is Homecoming at Graceland Well, it’s that time of year again. Fall is everywhere you look, and school spirt is in the ai...

College: where some of the best days of your life happen. Admit it, whether you’re a freshman, transfer or experienced upperclassman, at one point or another, you’ve...

I get it, you think Lamoni is boring in the summertime. Half the population is gone, most of your friends left you hanging in a town that has nothing to do when the sun goes dow...