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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.

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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.

Graceland University Social Media Marketing Class Competes in Principal Challenge

Friday, May 15, 2015

The contest, The Voice of the Young Consumer University Partnership, is an annual, semester-long project by The Principal in which students address a real business marketing challenge facing the company. The Graceland team’s presentation theme was “Life Happens … Where will you be,” focusing on various message topics important to Millennials.

Kirk Bjorland to Head Iowa Innovation Corporation

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Bjorland has served as Graceland’s Director of Marketing and Vice President of Enrollment. “Kirk Bjorland is a driven marketer who has worked tirelessly toward Graceland’s success. I trust the future of Iowa’s innovation economy in his hands,” said Graceland University President John Sellars. Bjorland has also served as the city administrator and mayor of Lamoni.

SkillPath Acquires National Seminars Training

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

For 25 years, SkillPath, along with their technical training division, CompuMaster, has been dedicated to providing quality training for businesses across the U.S., Canada and Australia. SkillPath delivers more than 20,000 how-to sessions to over 500,000 people in 450 cities. Since joining forces with Graceland University in 1995, SkillPath’s quality training has never been stronger.

Irish Musical Group Caladh Nua Kicks Off Tour at Graceland University February 26

Monday, February 23, 2015

Graceland University is pleased to invite you to the opening performance of the 2015 tour of Caladh Nua as part of the 2014-15 Graceland university Performing Arts Series. The series is dedicated to bringing culturally diverse and talented musicians, actors and performers to Lamoni and the surrounding region, and this show is no exception.

Restructure in Graceland University Business Services

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Graceland University President John Sellars is pleased to announce a restructuring of the business services area with R. Paul Davis named as Vice President of Business Services and Janice Tiffany as Director of Business Services, effective Feb. 1.

Peking Acrobats to Wow Audience at Graceland University

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs… a kaleidoscope of magnificent movement... powerful precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics... extraordinary exhibitions of agility and grace... All of this is just a part of the magnificent show offered by The Peking Acrobats, coming to Graceland University from the People's Republic of China during their 29th North American tour.

Graceland University Top 10 Rankings by US News & World Report

Monday, January 19, 2015

Graceland University’s master’s programs in education and nursing were ranked in the top 10 Best Online Programs in the country by the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings edition of the Best Online Education Programs.

Celebrating Christmas at Graceland

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

In the busy weeks leading up to the end of Graceland University’s fall semester, there were many festive happenings on campus as students, faculty and staff celebrated the arrival of the Christmas season.

Graceland Forever Heritage Collection

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Alumni Board of Directors is excited to partner with Sticks, a Des Moines American Craft company, to develop the Graceland Forever Heritage Collection.

Graceland University Appoints Athletic Director

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Vice President for Enrollment Management, Kirk Bjorland, is pleased to announce that Joe Worlund ’80 will be the Graceland University Athletic Director effective Nov. 1.

Announcement from Graceland University Board of Directors

Monday, August 11, 2014

Saturday, the Graceland University Board of Trustees ended a year-long, strategic dialogue by endorsing the faculty’s decision to align the academic calendars of Graceland’s two campuses, effective with the 2015-16 academic year.

Team Yellowjacket to Join RAGBRAI for Fourth Year

Monday, July 14, 2014

Team Yellowjacket is heading out for a fourth year in a row on RAGBRAI, the (Des Moines) Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. This year the 16-member group of alumni and friends will join more than 10,000 other cyclists in the annual river-to-river trek from the Missouri to the Mississippi – even if it takes them “forever” to do it.

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    Friday, July 31
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    Saturday, August 1
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    Wednesday, August 5
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    Thursday, August 6

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    Tuesday, August 11

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    Thursday, August 20
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