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Homecoming 2014 Highlights

Homecoming 2014 Highlights

Posted on 15 September 2014 by editor

Where your relationships began and continue!

Click here to register for homecoming 2014.

Thursday, October 30

Lee Strobel will be on campus for an interactive chapel at 2 p.m.  He will also be guest speaker for the Perspectives in Faith fundraising dinner at 7 p.m.  Click here to register for this special dinner.

Friday, October 31

The art fair continues.  Art may be dropped off from 9-11 a.m. to be view through Saturday.

Bring the family!  Area museums and attractions will be discounted for alumni and students on Friday and Saturday.  Local restaurant favorites will have discounts as well. Details will be available at registration on both days.

Need an alternative for trick-or-treating on October 31?  Fall festival will be a fun, relaxed and safe time for families to enjoy game booths, candy and snacks.  Bring the kids and have fall family fun!  It runs from 5-7 p.m. and dress warm—it’s outside.

Special campus visits for kids of alumni will be held Friday afternoon.  Click here to register for a visit geared toward your teen.

Alumni and students will come together for an art fair throughout the weekend.  Share your one-of-a-kind art in any format for all to see.  Art may be delivered Thursday 1 p.m. or on Friday from 9-11 a.m. to the Burkholder Center lobby at 810 Pine Street.

Saturday, November 1

The art fair continues.

Alumni class reunions will begin at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast.  The worship time will begin at 10:30 in Suckau chapel.  Alumni and students will share testimonies and student music groups will perform.

The Alumni Luncheon will include awards given to alumni, emerging alumni and honorary alumni for their faithful service to God.  President, Dr. David Barnes will share how God is at work and his vision for the future.

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Grace University students get a jump start on the year by helping others

Grace University students get a jump start on the year by helping others

Posted on 15 September 2014 by editor

GO Project story on local news stations

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.

See full news report here.

Click here to view the article from KETV.

Click here to view the article from WOWT.

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To the class of 1954 from your President Johnny Reimer

To the class of 1954 from your President Johnny Reimer

Posted on 15 September 2014 by editor

Members of the Class of ’54, Grace University, greetings!

By the grace of God we have come thus far and grace will lead us on.  “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons (and daughters) by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.”  Ephesians 1:3-6 (NKJ).

It hardly seems possible that 60 years have gone by since we gathered at the Omaha Tabernacle for the commencement exercises.  Some of our class mates have gone on to their rest and the rest of us are not far removed from the same journey.  May God be glorified in us and through us until that time arrives.

The Grace Homecoming is scheduled for October 30 – November 1.  Since this is the 60th anniversary for our class I encourage as many of you as are able to make your way to the Grace Campus for this festive occasion.  You need to let Grace know if you are coming so that proper arrangements can be made.

As much as I would love to be there I do not see that this will be possible.  Rachel and I are in fairly good health but there are limitations and long distance travel is one of them.  Rachel has not regained the strength and energy since her serious illness the first half of 2011 and she needs my help.

I am quite well and am thankful that I can continue being involved in the ministry that the Evangelical Bible Church has here in Dallas, OR.  I regularly teach an adult Sunday school class, serve as a deacon, and am involved in the music ministry in the church.

May God be gracious to you all.  For those of you who will be able to attend the reunion I pray that God will grant you safety, blessing and encouragement as you fellowship and reminisce with one another.

Until that great reunion of the redeemed in glory -

Johnny Reimer, President

Class of ’54, (GBI), Grace University

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Omaha Gives! 2014

Omaha Gives! 2014

Posted on 20 May 2014 by editor

Be part of the party & impact others for eternity!

Go to GraceU.edu/OmahaGives to donate to Grace University!

Omaha Gives! is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Omaha Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in the metro area. The minimum donation is $10 and there is no maximum. Matching funds and prize money will be made available to amplify charitable donations. The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours to contribute as many charitable dollars as possible to support the work of local nonprofit organizations.

  • Help Christ-centered students by giving to GU
  • Give your gift on Wednesday, May 21
  • Your gift may be matched
  • Prizes for GU if we receive the most gifts hourly

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She Came Because Someone Gave.

She Came Because Someone Gave.

Posted on 15 April 2014 by editor

Alyssa Smith, ‘06 Tells Her Story

”You’re going where for college?” was a common question after I announced I would leave my family and friends in southern California to attend Grace University. People would say, “There’s nothing there but cows and cornfields.” My decision was unexpected to many, including me.

My dad and I had attended a seminar titled “How to Choose a Christian College” and the pastor referred to Grace as the “best Christian college” for its cost in the country. My dad, a native of the Midwest, suggested we visit Grace later that year. Despite an adamant “No!” my dad was persuasive. We visited Grace and I immediately felt welcomed by the students with whom I stayed and could easily imagine my future life on campus.

I was awarded a full tuition scholarship. That combined with federal grants and scholarship money from my parents’ mission organization, my school and living expenses were covered, including funds for travel home each year. As God often does, He provided beyond what I asked. I gratefully received this provision for school as clear direction that God had opened wide the doors for me to attend Grace.

Because I was planning to do mission work with children overseas, I selected Teacher Education as my major. A study abroad opportunity in Mexico allowed me to add an English Language Learners (E.L.L.) endorsement. My junior year, I served on the student mission organization Grace World Outreach. We wanted to involve students in consistent service to others (opposed to one-time trips or events), so I started taking a small group of girls to volunteer weekly at the Hope Center for Kids, where I later took a full-time job.

I had hoped to student teach overseas, but after that door closed, I did my student teaching in Omaha Public Schools. God began nudging my heart to consider staying in Omaha after graduation. My final few months at Grace were filled with a multitude of phone calls with my parents, many tears, and numerous nights in the “prayer closet” (our converted storage closet at the end of the hall), as I prayed through my future possibilities and plans.

In late April, I was offered a teaching position where I was student teaching and was also considering a position at the Hope Center for Kids. The Friday of graduation week was my deadline for giving the school district an answer. At the Senior Breakfast that day, a microphone was passed around for seniors to share their post-graduation plans. A huge knot grew in my stomach as the mic neared my table. My mind raced as I realized I had to share a decision I had not yet been able to settle with confidence. As the mic was placed in my hand, I stood and announced to everyone—including my parents—that I hoped I would be taking a position as Education Coordinator at the Hope Center for Kids that fall.

I graduated in May 2006 with my Bachelor of Science in Teacher Education with an Elementary Education and ELL endorsement and started my job at the Hope Center in September. I worked for five years as the education coordinator and then became the director. For the past two years, I have served as the Hope Employment and Learning Academy director. I oversee a program that provides part-time employment for high school youth, which includes academic support, employability training, and small group mentoring.

Eleven years ago, I could not have imagined Omaha becoming my home, but today I am very thankful that God brought and kept me here.

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Because of You, Others Will Come!

Because of You, Others Will Come!

Posted on 15 April 2014 by editor

Woodhouse Will Match Your Gift.

Join the Woodhouse Auto Family during their annual $100,000 Match Campaign where they match your gift to Grace University. Because of you, students are able to receive needed scholarships so they can earn a biblically based Christian education.

Check out the video below to see how God is moving at Grace.

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Upcoming Music Events

Upcoming Music Events

Posted on 15 April 2014 by editor

Grace University presents:

  • Everybody Rejoice! A Musical Review
    Sunday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in Suckau Chapel
    Join us for a night of musical celebration featuring some of Grace’s most talented students.
  • Masterworks Concert
    Children of Eden: A Concert Performance
    Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Suckau Chapel
    Enjoy the annual Masterworks Concert featuring the talents of Grace University choruses, Masterworks Chorus and the Masterworks Orchestra, who will showcase the work of Stephen Schwartz: Children of Eden. The event is a partnership between 70 students and staff, and more than 40 community musicians. Dr. Greg Zielke, music department chair, has directed this event since 1992.
    Admission is $5 at the door.

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Homecoming/Alumni Week 2014

Homecoming/Alumni Week 2014

Posted on 15 April 2014 by editor

Save the Date!

October 27-November 1 will be a week filled with activities for alumni, students, parents and the community.  As alumni, plan on attending the awards luncheon on Saturday, November 1.  There will also be class reunions for the years ending in 4 and opportunities to attend various events happening all over campus.

Complete details will be coming in July!

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Season in Review, by Steve Schwepker, sports information director

Season in Review, by Steve Schwepker, sports information director

Posted on 15 April 2014 by editor

Royals go to Nationals!

The Grace University men’s basketball team earned their way to the NCCAA Division ll national championship in March by winning their third consecutive NCCAA Division ll Central Regional championship. Also, head coach Willie Williams was awarded as NCCAA Division II Coach of the Year for the third consecutive year.

Their season was a tale of two halves – 6 wins in 17 games before Christmas break and 14 wins in 17 games after the break, ending with a 20-14 record.  The Royals recorded 20 wins for the 10th time in their 47-year history.

Senior forward Lance Evans became Grace’s first NCCAA Division II Central Region Player of the Year selection and also became Grace’s sixth NCCAA Division II All-America first team player.

Senior guard Spencer Plank earned his second consecutive NCCAA Division II All-Central first team recognition and he was named to the NCCAA Division II Scholar Athlete team for the second consecutive season.  Spencer finished in 14th place in Grace basketball history with 1447 points in four seasons.

Junior guard Justin McBride received NCCAA Division II All-Central Region second team honors and sophomore guard Treston Mayo was named to the All-Region honorable mention team.  Junior starting point guard A.J. Holmes earned NCCAA Division II Scholar Athlete honors.

Congratulations to the 2013-14 Royals men’s basketball team!

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Homecoming 2014

Homecoming 2014

Posted on 14 April 2014 by admin

October 30-November 1 is Homecoming 2014!  Events are planned for alumni families and students.  This is no ordinary weekend!  Gather friends and family and come back to where your relationships began.  Click here for the schedule and registration.  See you in October!

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Tidings 2013