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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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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.

The in-person Graceland University Spring 2020 commencement ceremony originally scheduled for April 26 and rescheduled for Oct. 3 was ultimately canceled over health concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So, Graceland instead opted for a virtual commencement ceremony for the graduates and their friends and family on the rescheduled date, which premiered on the university’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

To facilitate guest access to on-campus performance events, the music department has partnered with HomeTown Ticketing to provide online ticketing for the Fall 2020 semester. This will include performances involving the symphonic band, orchestra, chamber singers, concert choir, Graceland Harmonium, percussion ensemble, jazz band, sax quartet, and any additional music department ensembles that participate in any performance with the listed ensembles. All performances will require an active ticket to attend. Additionally, there will be limited capacity for only specific audience groups, and safety protocols will be enforced. The link to HomeTown Ticketing can be found on the Graceland website on the Shaw Ticket Office page.

In an ongoing effort to keep the Graceland University Lamoni campus and surrounding community safe, and to continue to limit the spread of COVID-19, Graceland has partnered with the state to become a designated Test Iowa site.

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Graceland is excited to announce that its subsidiary, SkillPath, recently named Michele...

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The Graceland University Theatre Department is pleased to announce incoming freshman Naomi Thomsen as the recipient of the Stage Door Scholarship award. This is Graceland Theatre’s most prestigious scholarship and comes with a $10,000 award each year for four years.

In an effort to help students and families affected by the financial struggles associat...

Graceland University has taken multiple actions to ensure the safety and well-being of the Graceland and Lamoni communities as it relates to COVID-19, including a testing requirement and daily health screenings.

Graceland University Director of Student Support Services, Donna Hurt, received notice from Senator Grassley's office Aug. 5 that Graceland University was once again successful in the grant competition for the TRIO program known as Student Support Services (SSS).

The Graceland University Board of Trustees approved a new major and two new minors over the weekend. These new programs strongly align with the university’s mission and values, and support Graceland’s continued effort to expand diversity and inclusion efforts. Beginning Fall 2020, Graceland Lamoni-campus students may choose to major in social change, for which half the credits are attainable through Graceland’s essential education theme of equality and peace. Additionally, two new minors will be available to Lamoni-campus students beginning Fall 2020: 1) critical race and ethnic studies, 2) women’s, gender and sexuality studies.

Graceland University announced to its alumni Wednesday that it will postpone this year’s homecoming activities until March 19-21, 2021. The decision was made to ensure the health of the Graceland community, as well as that of Graceland alumni and friends.

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COVID-19 prevented many of Graceland University's Class of 2020 visual art and graphic design majors from having their senior exhibitions to showcase their work to the community. In this unique online offering, the students and faculty have put together a digital exhibition in an online catalogue format. This piece showcases the hard work that these creative students have put in over the past four years.

The power of the Graceland University alumni connection is often referenced as a benefit to Graceland students, but the power of that network reaches far beyond the great mentorships and support our students receive. Sometimes – and maybe more often than you might think – the power of that network actively recruits students for Graceland. That is definitely the case in an impressive story that comes out of Santa Rosa, Texas, this spring.