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Christmas spirit captured in musical performances

Heather Carpe, staff writer
December 5, 2014
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The band and choir have been hard at work to prepare for this year’s Julefest. Julefest is free to attend and will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at St. Mark Lutheran Church and at 4 p.m. on Dec. 7 at Luther Memorial. “Julefest is Grand View’s musical offering to our community at... Read more »

Biology symposium prepares students for careers

Biology symposium prepares students for careers

Chelsey Kimmel-Kendrick, staff writer
December 5, 2014
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Seniors gathered in Elings, Room 103, to give their final presentations for the biology seminar symposium on Friday, Nov. 21. Professors and other observers listened to 17 presentations about multiple research topics. The symposium participants then took follow-up questions from the audience. These... Read more »

Race to Daytona leaves Vikings in the dust

Veronica Payne, co-editor-in-chief and sports editor
December 5, 2014
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The Viking football team fell to Marian University in the NAIA quarterfinals on Saturday, Nov. 29, by a score of 34-6. The Vikings finished the season with a 10-2 record, falling to Marian both times. Junior quarterback Derek Fulton completed 21 of 51 attempts for 210 yards. Fulton also led the... Read more »

Iowa welcomes Merida students

Heather Carpe, staff writer
December 5, 2014
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Campus has been hosting 29 students from Merida, Mexico, for the past month. The students are here as part of a mini immersion that was started when Mark Daly was hired as the director of international studies. “When I was in Merida looking for ways to get new programs started for our students,... Read more »

Workshop teaches negotiation skills

Shari Saunders, staff writer
November 14, 2014
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The $mart $tart Salary Negotiation Workshop, created by the American Association of University Women, occurred Monday Nov. 10, in Rasmussen. The workshop was steered by Amy Getty, professor of English, and Cyndi Wiley, professor of art and design, with the intent to educate students on negotiating their... Read more »

Pastor’s article appears in Lutheran Magazine

Angela Lose, contributor
November 14, 2014
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An article titled “Has the Spirit Forgotten How to Call Young People,” written by campus pastor Russ Lackey, was recently published in the November issue of The Lutheran Magazine. Lackey said the purpose of writing the article was to encourage people to have the bravery to do the things they... Read more »

Club hosts computer science competition

Heather Carpe, staff writer
November 14, 2014
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The Math and Computer Science Club hosted the annual ACM Regional National Programming Competition on Saturday, Nov. 8. This was the 10th year the Vikings have hosted the event and the 12th year they have competed. Grand View is one of several locations in the region to hold the competition. This... Read more »

Student turns experience into art

Matthew Doyle, staff writer
November 14, 2014
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Graphic design and studio art senior and former Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Martinez is putting on a live art performance followed by a short film that showcases a reoccurring nightmare he has had. The title is “Surefire,” the name of the tactical light used on the front of an M4, a standard weapon used... Read more »

Budget cuts: the follow up

Chelsey Kimmel-Kendrick, staff writer
November 14, 2014
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Earlier this semseter, the university implemented a budget cut resulting in the loss of three part-time and three full-time staff members. Administrators stressed that although cuts had to be made, they tried to eliminate positions that would have minimal impact on students. “The reductions in... Read more »

Gold Medal Olympian visits campus

November 11, 2014
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJY-hM91RrE&feature=youtu.be two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner, Abby Wambach, visits Grand View to coach and inspire. Courtesy of GVtv

Falling unemployment rate good sign for graduates

Chelsey Kimmel-Kendrick, staff writer
November 11, 2014
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The unemployment rate has fallen slightly below 6 percent this year and an additional 248,000 jobs were added in September, according to Huffington Post’s statistics. At the beginning of the year, the unemployment rate was 6.6 percent. For college students approaching graduation, this improvement... Read more »

Flu season brings new debate over vaccinations

Flu season brings new debate over vaccinations

Chelsey Kimmel-Kendrick, staff writer
November 7, 2014
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The arrival of fall means the time is drawing near to get flu vaccinations. In this month alone, manufacturers have created an estimated 151 million to 156 million doses of the influenza vaccines, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. There are two different types of vaccinations,... Read more »