There is no better way to celebrate homecoming than by officially opening the doors of a new counseling center to continue Grace University’s service in the Omaha community. The new Grace University Counseling Center and College of Graduate Studies are located in the former St. Joseph’s Hospital building at 825 Dorcas St., Omaha. A ribbon-cutting was held on Oct. 18 to celebrate the new facility.
Grace University has the largest new student enrollment in more than 30 years. The number of new students arriving on campus from across the country total 161, which is a 55 percent increase over 2012. This is also the second consecutive year that enrollment has increased for the private, Christian university. Enrollment data show that while the top number of students are from Nebraska, California is ranked as the number two home state for new Grace University students. Additional incoming freshman are already applying for the January 2014 semester. Continue reading
Grace University is expanding its EXCEL adult degree completion program because of its commitment to serving students and making Christian higher education more available locally, nationally and internationally.
The EXCEL degree completion program offers professional degrees in Business Leadership, Psychology, and Christian Ministry. Courses are five to six weeks long and classes meet in the evenings or online, making the EXCEL program a great fit for those working full time or serving in the military. Students typically complete the accelerated program, earning a bachelor’s degree, within an average of 16 months.
Grace University is committed to offering a quality, biblically based education at an affordable price. Scholarships are offered specifically for EXCEL students who qualify. Continue reading
During the annual Golf4Grace tournament on July 22 at Indian Creek in Elkhorn, Neb., more than 90 golfers and Grace University staff members teamed up to raise scholarship funds. This annual tournament is a key component of funding Grace University scholarships that empower students to reach their goal of biblically-based Christian higher education.
Golfers of all skill levels took home great prizes during this four-person tournament. In spite of the heat, participants had a great time! At the reception, prizes were awarded for the best and worst play. Attendees also took a quiz and those with perfect scores won tickets to Grace University fine arts events.
Grace University’s new executive director of athletics and athletic development has hit the bases running and is already serving the community in his first days in his new hometown.
Thaddis Bosley Jr., who is helping architect the expansion of Grace University athletics and leading the new Grace University baseball team, is using his love for Christ and skill at baseball during Fellowship of Christian Athlete outreach events held prior to the NCAA College World Series held annually in Omaha. Continue reading
More than 35 high school juniors and seniors, recent high school graduates, transfer students, and their parents traveled to Omaha for a fun weekend at Grace University. The “Experience Grace” event incorporated the best of what Grace University and Omaha have to offer!
“The ‘Experience Grace’ event was a fantastic way for students to see firsthand how a biblically integrated Christian education fits into God’s call on their life,” said Tara Koth, director of admissions.
The Grace University Band enjoyed a two-week May concert tour in China. More than 20 students and community musicians performed for more than 15,000 people during 11 concerts in four southern cities.
The main component of the trip is creating personal relationships with the Chinese people. During previous trips in 2007 and in 2010, strong relationships were built and the team has seen the impact of continuing these friendships. The Chinese people are very interested in talking with musicians at great length. Taiyuan, Pingyao, Changzhi, and Yuci do not attract tourists or business travelers, so Grace musicians are some of the few Americans people living there may ever encounter.
Omaha, Neb.—Grace University has announced the hiring of former major league player and coach Thaddis Bosley, Jr., to lead the expansion of its athletic programs.
“Thad Bosley’s leadership experience, vision, passion for growth and development of young people, and communication ability has prepared him for leading our athletics to a new level of excellence,” said Dr. David Barnes, president of Grace University. “Our teams have a long history of performing well on and off the field. Thad will be able to move our students to the next level athletically, academically and spiritually.”
Teams from across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa competed Friday, April 19, in the first annual Grace University high school quiz bowl tournament.
The Bellevue East team of Erik Ingram, Nate Crawford, Matt Cummins, Helen Timmins, and Chayce Kenny won first place in the advanced division. Each member of the winning team received a $1,500 scholarship to Grace. Team members from Lincoln Southwest earned second place and a $1,000 scholarship. Waverly’s “B” team won third place and each member of the team received a $750 scholarship.
The Graduate College at Grace University is expanding ministry opportunities and doubling its size with the addition of three new highly sought-after programs.
“We are excited to offer our community more options for Christian higher education at the graduate level,” said Dr. David M. Barnes, president of Grace University. “We want our students prepared for ministries in key career fields, and these graduate programs are an important outreach opportunity.”