The Art and Design program at Graceland University is pleased to present this exhibitio...

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.

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.

Over a two-week period, Graceland University’s theatre department recently hosted guest artist Terry Withers of Baltimore Improv Group to work with theatre students and teach them the art of improvisation.

The Graceland University Symphonic Band and audience will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Monday night, Feb. 18, in Carol Hall under the direction of band instructor Chee Yim. The theme of the concert is “Diverse,” and the program selections certainly support that title.

The Tucker Girls’ Zone

January 25, 2019

Walk into the Helene Center at Graceland University, turn left and pass a classroom, then a few steps more to the Galleries of the Helene Center for the Visual Arts. On both the left and right, a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity awaits.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity presented itself to Franklin, so she went for it. Along with four other recipients, Franklin beat out 325 other applicants to receive the award for the 2019 Artist Fellowship fiscal year presented through the Iowa Arts Council.

April 13, 2018 – On stage at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Graceland University theatre major Haley Johnson `19 competed in the Irene Ryan Scholarship competition, awarded annually.

Heather Knowles `93 graduated from Graceland University with a Bachelor of Arts in English – Writing with a minor in Speech. During high school, she attended summer volleyball camps organized by Graceland women’s head coach, Stew McDole, in Rolla, Missouri. From those experiences she was enticed to visit campus, try out for Graceland’s team and learn all about the Graceland experience. Her initial campus visit was met with hellos, happy faces and a laid-back friendly vibe. She knew the university was the right fit.

Who is changing the world? Field Manager Chelsea Tobin ʼ11 and activist in the Denver area, shares her story.