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Brass Day to Feature Recital February 12 at Graceland University

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Graceland Music Department will host Brass Day for area band students on Friday, Feb. 12. Funded by the AmeriCorps Youth Launch program, the opportunity will bring high school brass players to the Shaw Center on the Graceland campus to hear and work with professional musicians and interact with Graceland students and faculty. The day also includes a recital in Shaw Center’s Carol Hall by the visiting brass artists at 1 p.m. The recital is free and open to the public.

Graceland University Spring Clubs and Organizations Fair

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

With employers looking for a variety of experiences beyond a major and degree when hiring new college graduates, joining a club as a college student can be a great way to add to your experiences and gain attention. Clubs can also simply be a way for you to interact and network with your school and peer community, having fun in the process. And there are a lot of clubs to choose from at Graceland University.

Graceland Introduces the "At the Shaw" Calendar for Fine Arts

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Graceland University Division of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) is developing a new design for its concerts, recitals, plays and exhibits schedule, according to Division Chair Adam Groh. “The spectacular new additions to Shaw Center have made us rethink our performance schedule,” Groh reports. To take advantage of the new opportunities the facility expansion provides, the VPA division will be promoting all of its public events in a new “At the Shaw” calendar.

Graceland University Nurses Honored at the 2015 Nurse of the Year Awards

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Shawnna Jackson ’98, Tina Ross and Becky Captain of Graceland University were recently honored at the 2015 Nurse of the Year Awards by the Greater Kansas Chapter of March of Dimes. Nurses who demonstrate excellence and leadership in the field of nursing were recognized at a gala event on Friday, Nov. 13, at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas, where patients, families and colleagues gather to honor the selflessness, dedication and passion of area nurses.

Graceland University Students Benefit by Creation of Communications Club

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Communications Club became an official Graceland club at the start of the 2015-16 school year. The goal of the club is to offer students the opportunity to get involved in and gain experience from the involvement in a variety of forms of communication at Graceland - social media, graphic design, photography, videography, writing and web – while Graceland benefits from their ideas and efforts.

Mentorship Program GU4U Introduced at Fall Burn 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mentors can be extremely helpful to college students. In order to help Graceland students gain the most from their education, Enactus has collaborated with the Graceland Alumni Board to offer GU4U, a mentorship program that will pair current students and recent graduates with alumni and friends in their field of study.

Second Graceland University Town Hall Meeting to Address Privilege

Monday, November 9, 2015

Graceland University has announced that “Privilege” will be the topic for the second Graceland “Town Hall Meeting,” to be held Dec. 3 on the Lamoni campus. “Town Hall Meetings have the potential to be a high-impact practice,” said Tammy Everett, PhD, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. Everett continued, “At Graceland, we are working to engage students in this process every semester.”

Graceland University Announces Summer Courses in England

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Studying abroad can be one of the most enriching, interesting and educationally stimulating experiences of a student’s entire life. Such an opportunity can offer both personal and professional growth and can help students develop skills and gain experiences not available in a classroom. Graceland courses in England will take place May 2 through 23, 2016, and offer a variety of course topics to choose from.

Graceland University Welcomes So Percussion

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Drums, cymbals, tin cans, xylophones and other things that go bump in the night are coming to Graceland. So Percussion will perform in the Shaw Family Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, Nov. 4. There are no advance ticket sales or reserved seats. The box office opens at 6:45 p.m.

Graceland University Hosts First On-Campus Internship Fair

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

“This event was key in raising awareness about the benefits of doing an internship,” said Catharine Craig, Director of the CAP Center. It was also an opportunity for all students to see just how many resources and connections we can offer on campus and through our Graceland network!”

Graceland University Announces First Environmental Symposium

Thursday, September 3, 2015

This symposium will showcase environmental professionals and researchers from a variety of backgrounds, all of whom will speak on this year’s symposium theme, “Changing Paradigms.” The conference will focus on environmental issues, from wind and solar energy to food waste. “Come and join other blue, gold and ‘green’ alumni interested in supporting Graceland environmental studies and sustainability projects!”

Graceland University Mourns the Passing of Tom Nowlin

Monday, August 24, 2015

Nowlin coached five sports in more than 41 years while working at Graceland University. He was the first wrestling coach at Graceland and was the head coach of baseball, tennis and track while serving as an assistant football coach throughout his tenure with the Yellowjackets.

Graceland University is Again One of the "Best in the Midwest"

Monday, August 24, 2015

This designation as “Best in the Midwest” for another year speaks highly to the personal attention students receive at Graceland. Personal attention paves the way for student success. This attribute was highlighted through many of the student surveys done by The Princeton Review, as well as in conversations with students on campus and after graduation.

Graceland University AmeriCorps Youth Launch Program Receives Funding for its Eighth Year

Friday, August 21, 2015

Shannon Harris, Director of Graceland’s AmeriCorps Youth Launch program, received word that the program has been awarded $522,000 to continue activities for the next three years. The federal funding for the program is matched by an approximately equal amount from the Dekko Foundation and an additional $67,000 in staff and services by Graceland University.

Graceland University TRiO Grant Funded for Another Five Years

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Graceland University is excited to continue the strong 37-year history Graceland has built with the SSS program. The new grant cycle will provide 1.5 million dollars over the next five years to provide program services to increase the retention and graduation rates of the 180 first-generation, low-income Graceland students served by the program.

Graceland University Awards Spectacular Scholarships

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The $142,000 in scholarships given at Spec are announced at the end of the week-long camp and are available to students entering their senior year of high school and participating in Spec. Contact the Admissions Office or visit our website at for more information on what scholarships or grants are available to you.

Graceland University to Sponsor Free Red Cross Training

Monday, July 13, 2015

Leaders from Graceland’s Youth Launch Commission provided funding and made arrangements with local hospitals in the region to provide CPR classes at no cost to individuals willing to become certified. It is the hope of the Pettit family and Graceland University that many will take advantage of these training opportunities and help turn what could have been a tragedy for one family into a blessing for many.

Graceland University Announces New Social Media Marketing Major

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Social Media Marketing major at Graceland will include a unique combination of communications courses, business and marketing courses, and visual design courses aimed to ready students for jobs in the current real world. The major will serve as a progressive recruiting tool for admissions, drawing on the strengths of both the Graceland University C.H. Sandage School of Business and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Graceland University Marionette Boot Camp Announced for August

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

“My hopes are that we afford students the potential for making new friends, learning how to collaborate on projects, and employ a lot of creativeness, all with a hands-on approach,” says Lee Maples, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Scene Designer at Graceland University.

Upcoming Events

  • Brass Day

    Friday, February 12
    8:00 AM

  • Theatre Presents: "Love and Information"

    Thursday, February 18
    7:30 PM

  • Due In Registrar's Office

    Friday, February 19
    8:00 AM

  • Fafsa Friday

    Friday, February 19
    8:00 AM

  • Seniors Graduating in May

    Friday, February 19
    8:00 AM

  • VPA Day

    Friday, February 19
    8:00 AM

  • Jazz Ensemble Concert

    Friday, February 19
    7:30 PM

  • Theatre Presents: "Love and Information"

    Friday, February 19
    7:30 PM

  • Theatre Presents: "Love and Information"

    Saturday, February 20
    7:30 PM

  • Theatre Presents: "Love and Information"

    Sunday, February 21
    2:00 PM

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