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.
Graceland University has been ranked seventh in Iowa in a recent study offering a list of the Iowa best value colleges conducted by SmartAsset, a financial technology company based in New York City that provides financial analytics and advice.
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.
During the Spring 2015 semester, Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement interns, supervised by Chad McDole in the Division of Health & Movement Sciences, are offering members of the Graceland community an opportunity to achieve their optimal level of health.
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.
Graceland University Director of Athletics, Joe Worlund ’80, is a winner. On and off the field, Worlund has exemplified what it means to be an excellent leader and mentor for aspiring individuals, and to help push themselves to the very best of their potential.
"History of Psychology 101," a book written by Graceland University Professor of Psychology David Devonis and currently in use in the Graceland University History of Psychology course, has been awarded the American Library Association's Outstanding Academic Title of 2014.
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.
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 Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Dr. Jason Smith, has been elected as Vice Chair of the Iowa Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) as of October 2014. This is a three-year appointment and an honor for Jason, and will offer a good opportunity for Graceland and its students as well.
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.
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.
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 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.
For many years, the Graceland University Performing Arts Series (PAS) has enriched South Central Iowa and the greater Graceland University community in and around Lamoni, Iowa, with stellar, internationally acclaimed artists and groups.
While at Graceland, Frank served as counselor, friend and mentor to hundreds of students, who found his vast, real-world experience, partnered with a relaxed, candid teaching style, fostered in them an interest in the fields of business and economics. Student interaction and development is what gave Frank the most satisfaction in his career.