Horizons - Fall 2017

header pattern

Annual Report ’17

September 21, 2017

Working at a university is like watching a parade. It never stays still. Something is always coming down the street, passing in front of you and then heading on by. That seemed especially true this year. The Graceland president who guided...

Read More »

Class Notes

September 21, 2017

WEDDINGS Eric and Melissa Roesner ’04 Fancett, Midland, Michigan, Sept. 2, 2017. Jake ’16 and Laurie James ’16 Hendricks, Houston, Texas, June 17, 2017. Justin ’15 and Allie Krabbenhoft ’16 Kaminski, Rogers, Arkansas, Sept. 2, 2017. Zach and Brittany Atwood...

Read More »

Graceland University Social Media Explodes

September 21, 2017

Colleges and universities use social media in many ways: to attract and recruit future students, share student experiences, connect with alumni and friends, connect students with answers they need and to highlight student and alumni success. Graceland University uses social...

Read More »

Then & Now

September 21, 2017

The campus' second FOUNTAIN, located near the east door of the administration building, was constructed in 1939. The fountain was dismantled in the summer of 1972 and replaced with a sidewalk after becoming the constant victim of campus pranks. In...

Read More »

A New Covenant

September 21, 2017

THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION WAS A CEREMONY OF COVENANT, A DECLARATION OF OUR SHARED COMMITMENT TO GRACELAND AND TO EACH OTHER. This past Graceland homecoming, we had the honor to experience the investiture of Dr. Patricia Draves as the new president....

Read More »

Remembering Graceland Legends

September 21, 2017

R E M E M B E R I N G Graceland Legend: Velma Ruch Dr. Velma Ruch, longtime Graceland faculty member and Graceland legend passed away July 20, 2017. Born in Lamoni, Iowa, on Jan. 28, 1921, both of her...

Read More »

DOUBLE TROUBLE: Two Athletes Play Two Different Fall Sports

September 21, 2017

By: Tabi Miller `17 For many at Graceland, sports are a very important part of the college experience. This year, the football team found themselves in a difficult position; they didn’t have any kickers. The team needed help, so they...

Read More »

The Power of Together Homecoming ’17

September 21, 2017

A rainy Saturday couldn’t put a cloud over all of Homecoming 2017. The Memorial Student Center and the Floyd McDowell Commons accommodated a dedicated crowd as traditional outdoor events moved inside. “The Power of Together” was strong throughout the entire...

Read More »

The Draves doctors have a powerful impact on Graceland’s future

September 21, 2017

Graceland is doubly fortunate to "get her" and "him too." Last summer, Dr. Jeff Draves was chosen to participate as a mentor for the Summer Leadership Institute offered for more than a decade by AAC&U PKAL (Association of American Colleges...

Read More »

A Graceland Family Tradition

September 21, 2017

A Graceland Family Tradition By: Tabi Miller `17 Graceland University has been a tradition in many families. Generations and siblings have shared in the Graceland experience – sometimes at the same time. Since its early history, Graceland has also been host...

Read More »