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

$1 Million Gift Establishes Grace University School of Professional and Graduate Studies

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Grace University today announced the establishment of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, the result of a $1 million gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. With this gift, the Grace University Board of Trustees has, to date, committed $1.7 million to the Growing with Grace campaign. For this campaign, Grace University has set a goal of raising $2.9 million by June 30, 2015. Continue reading $1 Million Gift Establishes Grace University School of Professional and Graduate Studies

Concert Pianist Sam Rotman to Perform at Grace University

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Sam Rotman Publicity Photo 4.12 MBRenowned international pianist Sam Rotman will be performing at Grace University on Friday, September 12, in Suckau Chapel at 7 p.m.

Rotman is a Juilliard graduate and award winning pianist who has performed more than 2,600 concerts in 59 countries. Enjoy the beautiful music, along with hearing Rotman’s inspiring testimony of how he came to know Christ after being raised in the Jewish faith. Continue reading Concert Pianist Sam Rotman to Perform at Grace University

Grace University President Emeritus Publishes New Book

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9781490821375_COVER.inddDr. James Eckman, president emeritus of Grace University, has published a new book A Covenant People – Israel from Abraham to the Present. The book features a history of the Jewish people from the Old Testament through the modern period, including the creation of the Jewish homeland if Israel in 1948 and their current struggle for survival.

The publisher (Thomas Nelson) describes the book as “an indispensable handbook for understanding today’s Middle East and the importance of the Jewish people.”

A Covenant People is currently available for purchase on the West Bow Press (a division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan) website: www.westbowpress.com, as well as Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Continue reading Grace University President Emeritus Publishes New Book

Grace Students Participate in Day of Service

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GraceGoProject2014(3)Even before classes began, Grace University students made a difference in our community by reaching out and serving others.

“All for the glory of God. That’s what everything we’re doing out here is — to represent Christ well. We know that Christ served others and he served us, and we want to show others Christ’s love through our service,” said CJ Snodgrass, student body president.  Continue reading Grace Students Participate in Day of Service