Horizons - Fall 2020

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1895-2020: 125 Years

October 16, 2020

A collective history of milestones and memories that forge the beloved Graceland experience. Our Graceland history is made of everything from impressive buildings to major decisions, but it is also intricately woven with bricks and paint, and with the interests...

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Letter from the President

October 4, 2020

I do not typically get a lot of questions about my time outside of the Graceland community. I think part of the reason is that immediately upon my arrival, Graceland’s students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends embraced me as one...

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In Memoriam: Tom Morain

October 4, 2020

For almost 20 years of his life, Tom Morain ’69 expressed his love of Graceland through service to the university, serving under six different presidents in roles that ranged from helping bring Iowa Public Radio to Southern Iowa to expanding...

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In Memoriam: JR Shaw

September 28, 2020

JR Shaw, Executive Chair of Shaw Communications Inc. and a member of the Graceland class of 1956, passed away peacefully on March 23 at the age of 85. Shaw was a visionary and business leader who contributed significantly to the...

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In Memoriam: Steve Peck

September 28, 2020

Graceland University Yellowjackets hall of famer Steve Peck ‘73 passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, July 14, 2020, after an 11-year battle with kidney cancer. Peck was a loyal supporter of Graceland over the years and was inducted into...

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Graceland Forever – Letter from Board of Trustees Chair Harry Ashenhurst

September 4, 2020

We are living in amazing times. The events of the year 2020 have tested the world, including Graceland, in defining who we are, who we have been and who we aspire to be. As a nation and a world, we...

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The Buzz

September 4, 2020

Inclusion Diversity Equity Alliance. That’s the idea. And it’s a good one – good enough to change the Graceland student government (GSG) constitution to reflect it. The newest branch of GSG, which goes by the acronym IDEA, was an idea...

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Where Are They Now? Ray Adams, North Door Singers

September 4, 2020

The North Door Singers, originally called the New Folk Singers, began as a group of performing students who organized in the fall of 1965. The group’s name was a reference to the original grand entrance of the Higdon Administration Building,...

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COVID-19: Navigating the New Normal

September 4, 2020

The COVID-19 PANDEMIC has created a variety of challenges for nearly everyone on Earth, and Graceland’s Lamoni campus is no different. The decision to move Spring 2019 classes to an online format during spring break was just the beginning of...

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