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Grace to Host Winter Baseball Camps

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Grace’s baseball team is putting on two camps this winter. Grace’s Christmas Camp will be held on Dec. 14-15 which will be followed by a Winter Camp on Jan. 19, 2013.

Head coach Bill Barr, along with assistant coaches and Grace baseball players, will provide 1-on-1 instruction and specific skill development for hitters, pitchers and catchers.

All aspects of the game of baseball will be covered with an emphasis on hitting and pitching. Barr, who is in his 21st year as a head coach, will direct all clinic instruction and activities and will be aided by collegiate coaches and players.

For more details along with registration information, download the Camp Brochure or email Coach Barr at

Grace College Professors Author Book on Ministry Ethics

Monday, December 10th, 2012

An important new resource on ethics for ministry leaders entitled “Doing Right While Doing Good” has just been released by BMH books in Winona Lake, Indiana.  Grace College part-time instructor Kevin Vanderground co-authored this important new resource on ethics for ministry leaders, collaborating with Dr. Kenneth Bickel, retired Grace professor.

Subtitled “An Exploration of Ministerial Ethics,” the 149-page paperback gives practical case studies to reinforce a comprehensive statement of ethics for those in Christian ministry. Sections include “Habits of the Heart,” “Habits in the Home,” “Life in the Congregation,” “Financial Matters,” “Pastoral Transitions,”  “Life in the Local Community,” “Staff Relations,” and more.

Bickel has served as a senior pastor, seminary professor of pastoral studies, and director of a doctoral program in ministry. Kevin Vanderground is a practicing attorney and professor who has worked for city government and currently serves as a deacon and program leader in his local church.

Coming at a time when ethical practices of many ministry leaders are under scrutiny, this helpful guide is thoroughly biblical yet practical, focusing on real issues distilled from years in ministry. Regarding the issues discussed, pastoral coach and teacher Knute Larson says, “most of them were not covered in seminary or an internship.”

The ISBN number of “Doing Right” is 978-0-88469-282-9 and the retail price is $15.99. The book is available wherever books are sold, through online booksellers, and at

Grace College Named NAIA Five-Star Institution

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Grace College received a prestigious honor by being named an NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution for the 2011-12 academic year.

Grace’s athletic programs displayed remarkable character during the past academic year. The Lancers’ student-athletes and coaching staffs organized food drives, served at a number of community organizations, promoted cancer awareness at matches and traveled out of the country on international sport ministry trips during the past year.

The Crossroads League was also recognized as a Champions of Character Five-Star Conference after eight league institutions earned the five-star rating.

Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to character and receive points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion.

Schools can also gain points based on exceptional student-athlete GPA and by obtaining zero ejections during competition.

To view the complete list of NAIA Five-Star Institutions, click here.

Grace and Trine Team for Engineering Program

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Article by Joe Boals, full text and photo on Stacey Page Online. 

Grace College, along with the Warsaw community, welcomed Trine University to the area during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.

The Trine University Warsaw Education center, next to Grace College, is part of a dual degree program with both schools that students can complete in four years. Students who finish this program will graduate with a Trine degree in Bachelor of Engineering and a Grace College Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics.

“For a long time, we’ve had degrees in pre-med, pre-dental and all the biological sciences,” said Dr. Ronald Manahan, president of Grace College, “this allows us to get into the physical sciences. Our students will get an engineering degree through Trine and a physical science major from Grace.”

Trine University, whose main campus is located in Angola, Ind., selected Warsaw after success with their students in the past.

“I think the nature of the Warsaw community, heavy in the orthopedics industry, has a very high engineering need and a specific skill set,” said Dr. Earl D. Brooks II, president of Trine University. ” A number of students from our main campus have done senior design projects working with Zimmer, DePuy, Biomet and a number of others in the community so we knew it’s a good market and it fulfills a need.

“We don’t have to provide all four years but a two-plus-two program with Grace. They were very kind to help provide this facility and this space. It’s worked very, very well.”

For more information about the Grace-Trine dual program, click HERE.

Second Annual Super Market Sweep Raises $18,000

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The Student Activities Board (SAB) at Grace College, DePuy and Mission Point Church partnered with Owen’s Supermarket on East Center Street to host the second annual “Super Market Sweep – Give ‘Til You Drop” event on Wednesday, November 14.

The Super Market Sweep is an annual event for students and community members to give back to the Warsaw/Winona Lake community by spending their own money to purchase food and baby care items for the holiday season. The food purchased is collected and donated to the Salvation Army, Combined Community Services and Heartline Pregnancy Center.

There was overwhelming community support with some stopping in specifically to participate, and others participating as they did their normal grocery shopping. Over $6,000 was donated by Grace College students, staff and faculty, who formed teams and competed against each other to see who could raise the most. This year 41 student groups competed, with the winning team, led by Eric Totheroh, checking out with over $1,000 on groceries.

“The college students really want to help,” said Kearstin Criswell, Grace Coordinator of Student Organizations. “They have a big heart for serving and for giving. Sometimes, they just need the opportunity and the chance.”

The final amount of $18,421.17 raised doubled last year’s proceeds, and will be distributed to over a thousand families this holiday season.

Grace Student Receives ICSS Award

Monday, November 26th, 2012

On November 2, senior Nina Ferry of Lockport, Illinois received the Dennis Beadles Outstanding Future Social Studies Educator Award at the Indiana Council for the Social Studies (ICSS) Conference for the state of Indiana. Ferry was the sole recipient of the award presented during the annual conference held in Indianapolis. The award recognizes and honors Dennis Beadles as a Social Studies Educator and former member of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies Board of Directors.

Ferry was nominated by Dr. Mark Norris, in collaboration with the education department advisors, to receive the award. Norris is a current member of the ICSS Board of Directors, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Grace College, and is also Ferry’s advisor.

“It is an honor to receive this award,” said Ferry. “My professors, the opportunities that my time at Grace has offered me, and the passion the Lord has put in me to learn and teach is really what helps me to move forward in my career both educationally and professionally.”

Ferry is currently pursuing a triple major in Social Studies Education, Special Education, and History at Grace College and will pursue both grad school and teaching options when she graduates.

“My professors in the Education and History programs at Grace have helped me to see the true integration of faith and learning- which is something many Christian colleges fail to achieve- and I will take that away with me as I move forward into whatever the Lord has planned for me after college,” explained Ferry.  “I owe much of my passion for learning and teaching to the people that have modeled and poured their passions of teaching and learning into me.”

The Indiana Council for the Social Studies encourages School of Education professors to nominate an outstanding future social studies educator from their institution.

The Indiana Council for the Social Studies is the premier professional organization of social studies teachers in the state of Indiana.  The organization supports quality social studies curriculum and instruction in Indiana’s schools, by providing members a professional environment to grow in their knowledge and experiences with other practitioners.

Grace College and Seminary is an evangelical Christian community of higher education that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence and preparing for service. Grace College also offers flexible online and hybrid-online graduate degrees, on-campus and online degree completion programs, and highly affordable, easily accessible two-year degree programs in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.  The 180-acre main campus is located in the historic resort town of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana.

Grace College Lancers Send Three Teams to the NCCAA National Championships

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

For the second year in a row, the Grace College Lancers are sending three teams to the NCCAA National Championships in Kissimmee, Fla. Men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball each advanced to the NCCAA Nationals and will embark on their quest to win a national title! This Championship Central page is your source for updated scores, stats and photographs from each of the Lancer programs in Florida.

The women’s soccer team was given the third seed after claiming the Midwest Regional Championship.

The men’s soccer team won the Midwest Regional Championship and is the No. 6 seed in the bracket.

The volleyball team is No. 8 after being selected as an at-large.

All three championships will be played in Kissimmee, Fla., from Nov. 28-Dec. 1.

Daily Schedule

Wed., Nov. 28 – (Women’s Soccer) vs. Trinity Christian 2:30 pm audio
(Men’s Soccer) vs. Union University 2:30 pm audio

Thur., Nov. 29 – (Women’s Soccer) vs. TBD 12 pm or 5 pm
(Men’s Soccer) vs. TBD 12 pm or 5 pm
(Volleyball) vs. Campbellsville 10 am
(Volleyball) vs. Southern Wesleyan 4 pm

Fri., Nov. 30   – (Volleyball) vs. Fresno Pacific 10 am audio 
(Volleyball) vs. Oakland City 2 pm audio

Sat., Dec. 1   – (Women’s Soccer) vs. TBD
(Men’s Soccer) vs. TBD
(Volleyball) National Semifinals vs. TBD 10 am or 12 pm
(Volleyball) National Championship vs. TBD 3 pm

General Information

Volleyball Championships
Kissimmee Civic Center
201 E. Dakin Avenue
Kissimmee, FL 34741
(Volleyball NCCAA Championship Info)

Soccer Championships
Austin-Tindall Regional Park
4100 Boggy Creek Road
Kissimmee, FL 34744
(Men’s NCCAA Championship Info)
(Women’s NCCAA Championship Info)

Tournament Coverage

Stay updated with all the stats, recaps, videos and photos from the fall NCCAA championships here at Championship Central. Track the Lancers on their quest for Grace’s third national title through one of many mediums:

  • Listen live to selected national championship events on Grace’sStretch Internet portal throughout the week.
  • Follow the teams with behind-the-scenes updates and photos on Grace’s Facebook page.
  • Tourbeau Sports Group (TSG) is offering a live videostream for all NCCAA Division I Championship matches ($5 fee for game).
  • Photos from the week will be posted for viewing on Grace’s onlinephotograph gallery.

Women’s Soccer Championships

*Each team will play three matches.
1. Judson University
2. California Baptist University
3. Grace College
4. Houghton College
5. Southern Nazarene University
6. Trinity Christian College
7. Palm Beach Atlantic University
8. Trevecca Nazarene University

Men’s Soccer Championships

*Each team will play three matches.
1. Fresno Pacific University
2. California Baptist University
3. Union University
4. Palm Beach Atlantic University
5. Bethel College
6. Grace College
7. Roberts Wesleyan College
8. McMurray University

Volleyball Championships

*Each team will play four pool play matches on Thursday and Friday. The top two teams from each pool will then play in the semifinals and championship matches on Saturday.

Pool A
1. Fresno Pacific University
4. Campbellsville University
5. Oakland City University
8. Grace College
9. Southern Wesleyan University

Pool B
2. Shorter University
3. Trinity Christian College
6. Bethel College
7. Malone University
10. McMurray University

Grace Sophomore Wins ‘Realizing the Dream’ Award

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Sarah Doty of Winamac has been named a 2012 recipient of the “Realizing the Dream” award, a one-time scholarship bestowed each year by the Independent Colleges of Indiana through the Lilly Endowment.  The award honors first-generation college sophomores who have graduated from an Indiana high school, have a superior GPA, and have demonstrated leadership abilities on their college campus.

Doty was awarded a $2,000 grant toward tuition, and on Nov. 10 had the opportunity to attend an honors banquet in Indianapolis with the 30 other nominees from across the state.  In addition, she had the chance to honor a teacher who helped inspire her to attend college. She chose Marilyn Krohn Newman, teacher at Winamac Community Middle School and her role model for almost ten years. Newman will receive a professional development grant for $1,000 as part of the award.

“Marilyn taught me to love the life I live and to live the life I love,” explained Doty. “She has influenced me to become an educator so that one day I can impact students’ lives the way she has impacted mine.”

Doty graduated from Winamac Community High School in 2011 and is now pursuing a double-major in Special Education and Elementary Education at Grace College. She will graduate in December 2014. Her parents, Deb and DeWayne, live in Winamac, Indiana.

“We are very humbled and honored to see our daughter receive this award,” explained her parents. “Sarah always has a great attitude in whatever she does, which is due in part to the many different people who have influenced her over the years, from coaches and teachers to brothers and grandparents. Each one has helped mold her into the girl with the hard working – can do attitude.  Seeing her get this award reminds me that those traits are still desirable and deserved to be noticed.”

Grace College and Seminary is an evangelical Christian community of higher education that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and applies biblical values in strengthening character, sharpening competence and preparing for service. Grace College also offers flexible online and hybrid-online graduate degrees, on-campus and online degree completion programs, and highly affordable, easily accessible two-year degree programs in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis.  The 180-acre main campus is located in the historic resort town of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana.

Super Market Sweep – Give ‘Till You Drop, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

The Student Activities Board (SAB) at Grace College is partnering with Owen’s Supermarket on East Center Street to host the second annual Super Market Sweep, Give ‘Till You Drop event on Wednesday, November 14, from 8-11p.m. If community members can’t come during the 8-11p.m. time but want to give there will be representatives at Owen’s all day helping collect food.

The Super Market Sweep is an evening for students and community members to give back to the Warsaw/Winona Lake community.  SAB is asking students to form teams of any size and collect coupons as well as raise money to spend at the Super Market Sweep.  On November 14, teams will come to Owen’s Supermarket, 2211 East Center Street, and spend their money by purchasing food items for the holiday season.  The food will be collected and donated to local families in need as well as other local organizations.

Prizes will be awarded to the team that saves the most money as well as the team that purchases the most items. Join the Christmas spirit by giving this year, come shop the Super Market Sweep on November 14!

For more information on the Super Market Sweep, Give ‘Till You Drop event, please contact Kearstin Criswell at

Women’s Basketball Ready for Pair of NCAA Division I Tests

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Grace’s women’s basketball team is no newcomer to NCAA Division I competition. The Lady Lancers played at IPFW last season and took on Valparaiso in 2010 exhibition play as well.

But Grace has upped the ante in 2012 as they will face two D-1 opponents in four days starting Saturday.

The Lady Lancers will travel to Indianapolis to face IUPUI on Saturday for an exhibition game before playing at the Fort Wayne Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. for a rematch with IPFW in regular-season competition.

“For us now, we are going into both of these games 4-0 and playing good basketball. The fun thing is we have a couple games we can get better at,” said Grace head coach Scott Blum. “We’re not expected to go in and there beat them, so we’re not too worried about winning or losing. I’m excited for these girls to have the chance to play against two very good programs in Indiana. It will be a good opportunity to play against Division I teams and see where Grace stands.”

Grace gave the IPFW Mastodons all they could handle during the 2011 campaign. The Lady Lancers were within one bucket of IPFW with 7:19 remaining in regulation before fading late in a 71-54 defeat.

So far in the 2012-13 season, Grace is off to a fast start. The Lady Lancers boast a perfect 4-0 record following a hard-fought road win on Tuesday over Indiana Tech.

Find out how Grace fares against their NCAA Division I opposition with game recaps, statistics and photographs at Grace’s athletic site (

Grace is coming off its first 20-win season in program history as the Lady Lancers finished with a record of 20-15 last year.