Completing Your Degree at Grace University Has Never Been More Valuable

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A college degree has never held more value. This is an especially important message for the nearly two-thirds of Omahans (65%) who have not earned a bachelor’s degree.

Data analysis completed by the Economic Policy Institute in Washington shows that the pay gap between college graduates and those without degrees reached an all-time high in 2013. The contrast is startling – those with a four-year college degree earn 98% more on average than their counterparts without a degree. Continue reading Completing Your Degree at Grace University Has Never Been More Valuable

Spring Musical Boasts a Foot-Stompin’ Good Time

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Oklahoma!Grace University students are preparing for opening night of this year’s spring musical, Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” The entire production took shape in just 20 days — from the first rehearsal to opening night Fri., Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.

The musical is being directed and produced by the father-daughter team of Mackenzie Dehmer and Dr. Greg Zielke, director of the Grace University Music Department. Dr. Zielke also is the conductor and Artistic Director for the Omaha Symphonic Chorus. Continue reading Spring Musical Boasts a Foot-Stompin’ Good Time

Suicidal Man Receives Life-saving Note from Grace Student

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Six homeless residents in downtown Omaha were recently given a rather unique gift – a handwritten note, ham sandwich and a smile, delivered by Grace University student LaQuana Billingsley.

The good Samaritan student later learned that one of the sandwich recipients – Fred Shafer – was suicidal that day. Her small gesture of kindness changed his life. As a result, Fred ended up at Omaha’s Open Door Mission in a class taught by Dr. Tara Rye, Grace University’s Dean of Women. During this time, Shafer shared his story of a young woman who saved his life. He wanted to thank her.

Last month Shafer and Billingsley had a chance to meet. Smiles were exchanged; and the original handwritten note – still intact. The note was signed Yeshua AKA Jesus.

This story recently ran in the Omaha World Herald. Check out the full story.

Missionaries-in-Training Visit Agricultural Center

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Training missionaries is the primary focus of the Intercultural Studies Department. Students are being trained to serve in traditional foreign mission settings as well as being trained to serve in intercultural settings within businesses, church ministries, community development and education. Continue reading Missionaries-in-Training Visit Agricultural Center

Grace University Presents Festival of Christmas Scholarship Concert

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Get into the spirit of the season by attending Grace University’s annual Festival of Christmas Scholarship Concert on Saturday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St., Omaha, Neb.

The proceeds from the event will benefit the Grace University scholarship fund. The Lincoln East High School choir along with Grace University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Concert Band, and instrumental ensembles will perform. Continue reading Grace University Presents Festival of Christmas Scholarship Concert

Donor Blesses Music Department

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MarimbaGrace University has seen God’s miraculous blessing as we have worked to expand opportunities for our music students.

One of our most pressing issues is being able to train musicians and music educators on the type of instruments they will be using professionally. Our students were in need of a 5-octave marimba so they could play today’s repertoire of percussion arrangements.

For the past 2.5 years, many faithful donors have helped us raise $7,500 to purchase a new marimba. But when we found ourselves needing to order the marimba, we were $5,000 short.

Then God provided a miracle! Continue reading Donor Blesses Music Department

Faculty Member Keynote Speaker at Alcohol and Drug Awareness Breakfast

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2014102495083057As part of Grace University’s continued effort to develop servant leaders and lead by example, faculty regularly serve within the community.

Jim Santoro, Dean of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, was the keynote speaker at the Bellevue Drug Commission’s recent Alcohol and Drug Awareness Breakfast. Santoro, a licensed professional counselor, discussed the importance of educating our children and their parents on the dangers of alcohol and drug use as well as the importance of team work between parents, teachers, law enforcement and counselors. He spoke to more than 75 people of all ages during the annual event where community members are honored for their commitment to preventing substance abuse. Continue reading Faculty Member Keynote Speaker at Alcohol and Drug Awareness Breakfast

38 Organizations Participate in 2014 SLT Fair

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By: Dale Kramer, Senior Communication and Psychology major

14992053227_89518b0d02_kGrace University held its 2014 Servant Leadership Training (SLT) Fair on Friday, September 5, on campus in the Jim Classen Gymnasium. The fair provided an opportunity for vendors to meet Grace students and set them up with service roles in their respective ministries.

The SLT program is a key distinctive of a Grace University education. As part of each academic program, students volunteer each week to gain ministry and leadership experience. Each year, students give more than 20,000 hours of service to the community. Continue reading 38 Organizations Participate in 2014 SLT Fair