The Grace College Student Senate exists to serve as an avenue of communication for students to voice their ideas concerning residential and campus life to staff, faculty, and administration in a Christ-like manner.
Senate is comprised of elected student representatives from campus clubs, classes, and residence halls for the purpose of communication, campus unity, and influencing change. Chaired by the Student Body President, Senate is the platform to disseminate information and gather feedback from students and to help stay abreast of important matters facing the student body.
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."
—1 Corinthians 10:31
SAB exists to reach out to the campus and community by providing fun and meaningful entertainment through alternative, diverse events that foster growth, relationships, and unity.
If you are interested in volunteering as an SAB member this year, please email Courtney Telep. Members have the unique opportunity to work behind the scenes to plan and execute the events for all of campus. Members meet every week with the Officers on Tuesday nights at 9:30 in the Grace Student Organizations' offices in Westminster. Everyone is welcome to come!
Homecoming Banquet/Variety Show, Taco Bell Night, Cereal Bar and many more.
Phone: Ext. 6470
The Sounding Board is a weekly publication of Grace Student Organizations and the journalism classes at Grace College. The paper, which has served as the student voice of Grace since 1953, is celebrating its 57th anniversary this year. The Sounding Board exists to promote community, to serve as the voice of the student body, and ultimately to worship God by providing timely, accurate, consequential news. The Sounding Board is printed in cooperation with The Papers Inc. Email The Sounding Board.
The Lowdown is a weekly publication of the Student Affairs Department. The Lowdown comes out every Monday morning and keeps students up to date with the happenings on campus, from service opportunities to basketball games, from chapel speakers to SAB events, and everything in between. Any department or organization can email articles to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday at 3:00pm for publication in the following week's Lowdown. The Lowdown Editor reserves the right to decide what gets published based on what comes in first and the importance and relevance of the information to students.
The Heritage yearbook produces the annual Grace College yearbook. Currently at 160 full-color pages, it covers major events, classes, graduation, halls, and many other things that make Grace College what it is today. As always, the Heritage staff is looking for volunteers who not only have a passion, but also have a dedication to remembering what has gone before. The Heritage yearbook exists to capture the essence of a year in a high quality publication. We believe our yearbook is more than just something you read; it is a way to relive the year. Email The Heritage or call 574-372-5100, ext. 6477.
The purpose of the Grace Intramural Program (GIP) is to make intra-collegiate sports available to all students. The GIP will focus on sportsmanship over victory and encouragement of others over self-promotion. We will strive to make every student feel welcome to participate. The GIP is run in an efficient, energetic, and God honoring way. We require good sportsmanship in all situations.
Mosaic is a campus organization with a twofold purpose. First, it seeks to support intercultural Grace College students (i.e., missionary kids, military kids, international students, Third Culture Kids, etc) by providing opportunities to connect with other students of similar backgrounds. Second, it seeks to raise awareness and interest on Grace College campus for Global concerns and opportunities. To find out more, email the Mosaic advisor, Carlos Tellez.
In the 2010-2011 school year, SERVE is hoping to accomplish many things for the Kingdom of God. We hope to use the God-given talents of our students to aid our campus and surrounding community. We hope to become a campus of service that delves deeper and deeper into the servanthood that Christ demonstrated. It's our goal to provide as many opportunities as needed for the students at Grace to find a team that they like and can share their talents with generously. Overall, it's our desire to grow closer to Christ through service and be an example of Christ to those around us in any way we can.
I'm Regina Bontreger and am beginning my senior year here at Grace College. I am pursuing a degree in Psychology with a minor in Intercultural Studies. I am excited to be SERVE director this year and tangibly work as God's hands and feet in the Winona Lake and Warsaw Community. SERVE involves Grace students with hearts willing for service in the name of the Gospel. I am most inspired to serve by watching many spiritual role models in my life, from parents and pastors to professors, selflessly put others before themselves. Motivated by the truth of the Gospel, I would love to see SERVE be an active light in dark places this school year, not for our own glory, but to glorify our Heavenly Father.
The Wind Ensemble includes both students and community members and provides public performances several times a year.
Email Director Martin Becker or call 800-544-7223, ext. 6359 for more information about auditions and rehearsals.
There are several Worship and Praise Bands that help lead the campus during chapel and at special events, such as Day of Worship.
Email Jim Swanson or call 800-544-7223, ext. 6473 for more information about auditions and rehearsals.
Join student leaders Joshua Hamrick and Amy Forbes as the Lancer Pep Band supports Grace athletics. The Pep Band, which performs at most men's and women's basketball games, is occasionally joined by area high school pep bands. It's an exciting way to show school spirit!
Contact Advisor Eric Criss at 800-544-7223, ext. 6347 to learn more about pre-game rehearsals.
The Symphony of the Lakes is a professional orchestra dedicated to bringing music of the highest quality to the people of Kosciusko County and neighboring lakes communities. Conducted by Thomas Stirling, the Musical Supervisor and Musical Director for Wagon Wheel Theatre, this year-round orchestra schedules a number of full orchestra and chamber concerts each season. Auditions are held usually once or twice a year, or as needed, for those who may wish to join the orchestra. Auditions for substitute musicians are held once every year for those who would like to be able to fill in case of vacancies or illness within the orchestra. Tickets to all performances may be purchased online or at the Wagon Wheel box office. Symphony of the Lakes is directed by the Symphony Committee, which is a subcommittee of the Wagon Wheel board. For further details, visit the symphony’s website at www.symphonyofthelakes.com, call (574) 267-8041, or check out the Symphony of the Lakes Facebook page.
Musicals and student-led productions offered through the Languages, Literature and Communication Department are opportunities for vocalists and musicians to perform as featured actors, as part of the ensemble, or in the orchestra. The small intimate setting of the Little Theater and the larger venue, Rodeheaver Auditorium, accommodates both small and large casts. There are six to eight performances of each production.
Email Professor Mike Yocum or call 800-544-7223, ext. 6113 about auditions and rehearsal schedules.
Grace College has many qualified private lesson instructors from the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, South Bend Symphony, and surrounding areas who provide vocal, wind, brass, and string instruction.
Students interested in private lessons, including those for credit, can email
Dr. Peter Gano or call 800-544-7223, ext. 6354, for assistance. Practices and performances are arranged by the instructor.
The Lancer Chorus is open to audition to all students who enjoy singing and performing choral music. Don't stop singing just because it's not your main focus! Members will explore, rehearse, and perform varied types and styles of music including choral classics, spirituals, contemporary gospel, pop, show tunes, vocal jazz, and seasonal favorites. Singers will enjoy the variety, and performances will include on-campus appearances as well as opportunities in the community.
Contact Director Rich Dick at 800-544-7223, ext. 6346.