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Issue 13
December, 2010

In this issue, you'll read:
Eight GV Artists Named "Emerging Iowa Artists"
GV Provides Holiday Cheer
New Student Housing - Quickly on the Rise
Student Profile: Marissa Miller
Nursing Division to Host Accreditation Review
Calling All Beer Connoisseurs!
ReView 3: Alumni Art Exhibit Opens January 10
Men's Soccer Ends Season in the NAIA Quarterfinals
Grand View Discounts at the Civic Center
Homecoming/Studenterfest 2011
Alumni Benefits

Eight GV Artists Named "Emerging Iowa Artists"

The Des Moines Arts Festival has announced the 2011 Emerging Iowa Artists roster. Out of 22 emerging artists, eight are Grand View students or recent alums. Those included are Jolynn Anderson, Becky Arkema, Nicole Creason, Jenn Saak, Senid Tabakovic, Kindra Wisniewski, Melissa Kos '09, and Marshelle Smith '09.

We congratulate these artists, and look forward to seeing their work on display June 24-26, at Western Gateway Park in Des Moines. For more information: http://www.desmoinesartsfestival.org/artists/artists.php

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GV Provides Holiday Cheer

The GV Alumni Relations office, Viking Volunteers, and the Staff Welfare Committee adopted nine families from the Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa to help them have a happy and joyous holiday season.

The families ranged in size, with children and parents of all ages. A special thank you to all who participated in helping make the holiday season a little brighter for other central Iowa families.

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New Student Housing - Quickly on the Rise

Grand View's new student apartments, under construction along East 14th Street, can be seen from almost anywhere on campus due to the building's sheer size. The new residence, already nicknamed the "L" apartments because of its shape, will house 232 students and is set to open in August, just in time for the fall 2011 semester.

After falling a month behind due to a rainy summer and fall, workers have made up for lost time. They continue efforts on the entire building, but with an urgent focus on completing the roof in order to finish indoor construction during the winter months.

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Student Profile: Marissa Miller

A Grimes, Iowa, native who is a junior majoring in graphic design, Marissa Miller originally chose GV because of its size. She toured campus and loved the people, discovering that the members of the GV community cared about her and her success. Since that first campus tour, Miller has become an active student-athlete, participating in cross country, track and field, Campus Fellowship, Art Club, View Crew, Residence Hall Association and intramural sports.

"I have met so many people by being involved on campus. Whether it's clubs and organizations, athletics, or leadership, I encourage campus involvement to everyone!" Miller said.

When asked what she values and which skills she'll carry with her after graduation, Miller hesitated, trying to describe her thoughts briefly. "This is an extremely hard question," she said, but narrowed her answer to two main points: "Roadblocks are essential to life, and it takes strength, courage and time to overcome them. And someone once told me that the relationships you develop now [during college] will be the ones you cherish for the rest of your life. When I graduate, I'll miss all the great advice I was given and the relationships I've developed with the staff and fellow students."

Miller is looking forward to graduating in April 2012, getting a job, entering the real world and developing many new relationships.

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Nursing Division to Host Accreditation Review

The Grand View Division of Nursing will host an on-site accreditation review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) March 7-9, 2011. Please be informed that you may submit written and signed third-party comments to CCNE until 30 days before the visit. Please direct all comments to:

Ms. Amanda Brownbridge, Accreditation Assistant
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036-6791


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Calling All Beer Connoisseurs!
Join us for a night of fun at Rock Bottom Brewery January 25 at 6 p.m. Taste test the local brew, check out the brewing facilities, and enjoy catching up with other GV alumni! The cost is $15 per person, which includes appetizers, 6 samples of handcrafted brews, brewery tour, and a complimentary pint of your choice of beer. To register online, click HERE. For questions, call Katie Ostrem at 515-263-2957 or email at
kostrem@grandview.edu.


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ReView 3: Alumni Art Exhibit Opens January 10

The third exhibit in an ongoing series showcasing the work of graduates from Grand View's Art & Design Department will be on display in the Gallery at Elings-Wood Center for Art and Design beginning January 10. This exhibition features work from 20 graphic design alumni who have made a significant impact on the business community. Please join the us in celebrating the accomplishments of these GV grads!

Participating alumni include: Danielle Ameling '09, Trenton Burd '95, Melissa Carlson '05, Sean Eike '03, Jeremiah Elbel '03, Adam Hoffman '06, Amir Karamuja '06, Scott Kaven '97, Elisa Leichty '08, Anthony Lucia '98, Mark Marturello '82, Emily Phipps '07, Heather Oxenford '06, Brandi Powell '08, Katie Renshaw '07, Lauren Ledet Rogaller '04, Tony Schrader '08, Kari Stecher '95, and Jeff Warren '95.

For more information or questions, contact Mary Jones, professor of Art & Design, at 515-263-6194 or mjones@grandview.edu.

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Men's Soccer Ends Season in the NAIA Quarterfinals

The No. 12 Vikings ended their season with an overall record of 20-2 with a quarterfinal loss to the No. 4 seed Notre Dame Falcons in Orange Beach, AL.

This was the Vikings' sixth NAIA Championship appearance and their second quarterfinal appearance.
Four Grand View players were named to the MCC First Team All-Conference Team, while two Vikings were also selected to the Honorable Mention Team.


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Grand View Discounts at the Civic Center

Grand View alumni can now purchase discounted tickets to Des Moines Civic Center productions through the website, www.civiccenter.org. Grand View set up an account allowing the GV community and alumni to use the group discount, which can range from 10% to 30%. Ticket purchases must be done online, using the passcode GVC. Purchases can be made once the tickets go on sale to the public. The first passcode you'll use to purchase tickets is "GVC", the second code is "magical".

Upcoming shows include:
Triple Espresso, Nov 23 - Jan 9
Mannheim Steamroller, Dec 20 and 21
Riverdance, Jan 28 and 29
Chicago, Feb 25 - 27

Spring shows include:
Next to Normal, March 15 - 20
Rock of Ages, April 19 - 24
Young Frankenstein, May 3 - 8


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Homecoming/Studenterfest 2011

Save the Date!
Homecoming/Studenterfest 2011
September 30 - October 2
Plan to join us and stay tuned for details!


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Alumni Benefits

As Grand View alumni you worked hard to earn your degree and for that, you deserve some exclusive benefits! Click here to see all of the benefits.


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