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Grace College Student Senate

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.

Student Senate aims to raise awareness on current events locally and worldwide, inspire students to take Christ-like action, and advocate for the well-being of the community.

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.

Senate Clubs

  • Accounting Club
  • Back in Five
  • Circle K
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Graduate Student Council
  • Mediation
  • Relics
  • Stewards of Creation
  • Swing Dance
  • The Fraternity

Student Activities Board (SAB)

"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.

How to get involved

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!

Popular Events

Homecoming Banquet/Variety Show, Taco Bell Night, Cereal Bar and many more.

Staff

Kearstin Criswell
Activities Coordinator
Phone: Ext. 6470

SAB Officers

 
  • Tyler Tillet, Officer, Sophomore
  • Logan Wagonner, Officer, Senior
  • Kathryn Marshall, Officer, Senior
  • Julia Peattie, Graphic Designer, Senior

Student Publications

 

The Sounding Board

The Sounding Board exists to proactively engage students by publishing a newspaper with innovative and creative layout and articles that have personal and global significance and by striving for consistent, quality, God-honoring workmanship. The Sounding Board is a bi-weekly publication of Grace Student Organizations and the journalism classes at Grace College. The Sounding Board is printed in cooperation with The Papers Inc. Email The Sounding Board.

The Lowdown

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 lowdown@grace.edu 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 (Roots)

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.

Grace Intramural Program (GIP)

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.

Sports Played:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Frisbee
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Dodge ball
  • Flag Football

GIP Handbook

Email GIP Director Michael Voss, or call 574-372-5100, ext. 6544.

 

Mosaic

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.

Mosaic

SERVE

This year, SERVE is taking on the name RADIUS. In Acts 1:8, God calls us to begin our ministry right where we are, and to reach out to the world around us one step at a time. For each session of the school year, we will focus on a different Radius around us...beginning here at Grace, then to the Kosciusko county, then the inner cities, and then overseas missions. Our goal is to put away our pride for a while and just serve with the purpose of glorifying God while building community wherever we go.

Acts 1:8 - "But you will receive power when the holy spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Anyone can be a part of a serve team! They all have different purposes, different meeting times, and different ministries so there is bound to be one for you! email ellisbm@grace.edu to get involved or just ask questions.

Basic stats on SERVE:

 
  • Approximately 20 different teams that plan outreach events, help students, work with the elderly or disabled, and much more.
  • Our theme verse is 1 Peter 4:10. "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms."
  • We allow freshman through seniors to volunteer; there is no application to participate as a volunteer.

Serve Teams

Baker Youth Club, Campus Life, Urban Exposure, College Mentors for Kids, Dance 4 Him, Encouragement Team, Funfest, Grace Village, Heartline, Nitelife, Prayer in Action, Salvation Army Kids' Club, Unashamed, and Provision

Music at Grace

Wind Ensemble

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.

Worship and Praise Bands

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.

Lancer Pep Band

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.

Symphony of the Lakes

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.

School Musicals

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.

Private Lessons

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.

Lancer Chorus

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.