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Drew Sams ’21 CES, CNC and Dr. James Geiselman, DC, MS, DACBN, CCSP, ICSC, CNC, C...

Gerald L. Knutson, who served as Graceland’s tenth president from 1975-77, has pa...

The Division of Health and Movement Science is excited to announce two new Graduate Ass...

Graceland University is happy to announce that it has hired Taylor Langley as its head men’s basketball coach. Langley joins Graceland from the NAIA’s University of Michigan-Dearborn and brings with him extensive post-season experience. Langley’s team competed in the 2017-18 national tournament that Graceland won in overtime on a last-second shot.

Graceland University announces that the project to renovate and enhance Morden Center, the university’s iconic gymnasium, commenced last week.  After two years of planning, much of it amidst a pandemic, the university is thrilled to begin the construction phase. Originally built in 1969 and formerly known as the Eugene and Julia Closson Physical Education Center, the building was renamed after Graceland alumni and supporters, Paul ’36 and Louise ’43 Morden, in 2019.

Graceland University condemns violence of all kinds, especially violence that is motiva...

Graceland University Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Kelly W. Everett ‘77, announced Kristi Hettrick ‘96 has joined the staff as Graceland University Senior Director of Development and serves as a field officer. Hettrick assumed her role in January and will oversee the annual #Grateful4Graceland Day of Giving on March 18, 2021.

Graceland University has a new master’s program from its popular health and movement science division. Launched in the spring of 2021, the Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance degree is an affordable and customizable program that provides students with a great opportunity to develop the necessary skills to advance their careers in the health care industry, as well as many others.

Zoe Harmon ’16 is enjoying a successful career. After graduating with a Bach...

Friday, Feb. 26, the Graceland University combined choirs will present their first concert of the spring semester: "Of Love and Light." This concert will feature the concert choir, chamber singers and the Graceland Harmonium under the direction of Graceland Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities Sara Blessing. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Shaw Family Auditorium.

The Graceland University Music Department held its annual solo competition Feb. 7. This competition is open to all current music students and invites them to prepare a performance for adjudication and comments by outside adjudicators with diverse backgrounds in music.

Joe E. Hanna, EdD, who served as Graceland President from 1980-84, has passed away. Hanna was born Aug. 3, 1934, in York, Nebraska, and died Feb. 10. Hanna was granted president emeritus status by Graceland University Feb. 17, 2007. The Graceland University flag is flying at half-staff to honor him and his contributions to the university.

Two Graceland University theatre students were recognized for their theatre and musical theatre talents earlier this month. Senior Daryn Nowlin (theatre) and junior Kinsey Collins (musical theatre) were nominated for The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region 5 Irene Ryan Scholarship auditions for their performances in Graceland Theatre’s production of “Chicago” during Spring 2020.

Graceland University Vice President for Student Life Dave Schaal has announced that Brickell Dotson has been named as the director of Residence Life for the Lamoni, Iowa, campus.

Graceland University is pleased to announce that Jolene Lynn, RN, PhD, has been appoint...

I hope all of you are enjoying some time off and looking to the holiday season with a n...

Graceland University will host a virtual commencement for Fall 2020 graduates Saturday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m. central time. The prerecorded video compilation will be shared with graduates and their friends and family as a premier on social media sharing platforms.

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Of the 28 Iowa colleges and universities listed in the College Salary Report updated for 2020 by payscale.com, Graceland was the highest ranked for the percentage of alumni who say their work makes the world a better place. In fact, according to the report, 66% of Graceland graduates believe their work to be “high meaning.”

At the end of the Spring 2020 semester, Daryn Nowlin ’21 made a promise to hersel...

Due to an increase in the spread of COVID-19 on the Lamoni campus, and in the interest of the health and safety of the Graceland and Lamoni community, all academic courses for the Lamoni campus will be moved entirely to a remote and synchronous learning environment beginning no later than 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.

Without a clear end to the COVID-19 pandemic in sight, Graceland continues to review and adjust efforts that will ensure students are able to continue in-person learning, even after an extended winter break.

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To facilitate guest access to on-campus art events, the art department has put the foll...

Each year at the spring commencement on the Lamoni campus, Graceland University announces the recipients of three faculty awards: the Excellence in Scholarly Achievement, the Exceptional Service Award and the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching. Since the Spring 2020 in-person commencement ceremony was postponed to October and then later canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lamoni-campus faculty gathered in the Shaw Amphitheatre on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 24, where Graceland President Patricia H. Draves and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jill Rhea presented the awards to this year’s recipients.