Student Perspective

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Caring Faculty Through Online Learning

April 24, 2020

During this global pandemic, it is hard for faculty and students to find a way to help each other out. But still, through it all, we have found a way. From many group meetings on Zoom to personally written emails...

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Staying Connected Through #ThePowerOfTogether

April 13, 2020

by Mena Runkle '23 While social distancing is the main priority throughout the country, Graceland University students have found ways to stay connected through this global pandemic. While some students have decided to stay connected by staying on campus, other...

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Student Services: Peer Mentoring

November 20, 2019

by Mena Runkle '23 The peer mentor program here at Graceland University is an amazing program designed to help first-year students know their way around. This program offers first-year students’ personal stories from older students who have had experience navigating...

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Student Spotlight: Stephanie Herman

January 15, 2018

Stephanie Herman ’18 was part of the Graceland University group that traveled to Dunfield House in England for May Term 2017. Graceland has a tradition of providing life-changing opportunities to experience intercultural learning, one of the high impact practices the...

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Student Spotlight: Zack & Kinzey

January 9, 2018

Zacary Stetzel ’18 from Panora, Iowa, came to Graceland for a college visit during homecoming. Jerry Hampton ‘52 found out Zac was interested in criminal justice, so he introduced Zac to Kansas City Police Department Deputy Chief Bob Kuehl who was attending...

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Student Spotlight: Bardha Maloku

January 5, 2018

Bardha Maloku ’18 is a senior in Khiyah House, majoring in computer science and technology with minors in business administration and mathematics. She is a smart, determined woman who wants to help other women reach their goals — to slap...

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A Graceland Family Tradition – Student Perspective

January 3, 2018

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 to international students...

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Protecting Protected Time

November 8, 2017

by Amy Austin '21 You may have heard about “protected time” around Graceland's campus and been confused, because there really is no set description. In fact, that open-ended and vague idea of a time period set aside is exactly the...

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Interfaith: Celebrating diverse faith and spirituality at Graceland

October 17, 2017

Written by: Amy Austin '21 (photo caption): Amina Amirkhanli, this year’s interfaith coordinator for Campus Ministries, Muslim; Abbey Stoetzel, last year’s interfaith coordinator, Methodist; and Humberto Tinsman, one of two Student Pastors with Campus Ministries, Community of Christ As a member of the Community of...

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Des Moines Fashion Week

October 4, 2017

Written by: Pashia Rosario '21 The night was laid out from the entrance; a glorious evening. An elegant beginning on the red carpet, ending on the runways last walk, each showcasing exquisite design. Splash Seafood Bar and Grill held the Des...

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What I Wish I Knew as a Freshman

July 19, 2017

We asked a group of students involved in the peer mentoring program at Graceland University what they wish they would have known when beginning their college career at Graceland. Here is what they told us: I wish I hadn’t said...

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John Sellars: The Last Interview

May 26, 2017

John Sellars, Graceland University President 2007-17: interview by Keondrea Richards ‘17 Richards: So, we’re gonna kinda lighten up the mood and start off with some fun. Sellars: Yeah, this is kind of like the three Christmas ghosts… and the one that...

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Final Fling: It’s Not the Thing You Fling… It’s the Fling Itself.

April 26, 2017

written by: Mikayla Austin '18 It’s that time of the year again where finals are again coming back to haunt us… Yay, college. But don’t worry, you can put all of the worrying and stress to the side for now,...

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A Student’s Introduction to Activism

April 21, 2017

written by: Maddie Jaggars '17 There is a rise of awareness among millennials. As times are changing and we are slowly moving into the adult world, questions are posed to us more than ever, and the answer to how we...

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Special Olympics on Campus: The Rewards of Volunteering

April 13, 2017

Written by: Jeremy Deemer '18 We all know Graceland has a rich history for being a caring community - it’s what makes us unique. This past weekend, over 200 Graceland volunteers (students, staff and faculty) again showed how amazing this...

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Do you have what it takes to be Graceland University’s next Big Man On Campus?

March 20, 2017

Written by: Mikayla Austin '18 Every year, Graceland University COSA (Campus Organization for Social Activities) puts on a beauty pageant. But wait, there’s a plot twist: it’s an all-male beauty pageant. Wait, what? A male beauty pageant, you say? Is this...

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16 easy ways to help the environment while living at Graceland

February 16, 2017

by: Jenna Cox '17 As a senior at Graceland, and a temporary resident of Lamoni, it struck me the other day that I’ve lived here for three and a half years and don’t know where we get our electricity and...

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The Tradition of Caroling and Cakes

December 13, 2016

Written by: Mikayla Austin '17 At Graceland University, you'll find tons of traditions that happen throughout the school year. We’ve got homecoming events in October, New Year’s in November, Big Man on Campus in the spring, Final Fling in April, COSA's...

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Sustainability in December

December 6, 2016

Written by: Jenna Cox '17 December is finally here, which means that classes are winding down at Graceland as we approach winter break! I think I can speak for all students and faculty when I say: Thank goodness. As the...

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The Dos and Don’ts Before the Week of Finals

December 5, 2016

written by Mikayla Austin '17 It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yep, you guessed it. Finals week is upon us and creeping ever so near! You may feel the need to not give a cuss about anything, drop...

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New Year’s In November? Yes, Please.

November 22, 2016

by: Mikayla Austin '17   As the month of November approaches, there are many activities that go on around Graceland’s campus. One of the biggest events put on by COSA is New Year’s in November. Because classes aren’t in session...

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