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How to Survive Global Perspectives

How to Survive Global Perspectives

February 2, 2017 – 9:56 pm | No Comment

By Hannah England
Global Perspectives is one of the most talked-about classes on campus.  Nearly everyone who studies at Grace College for any amount of time is required to take Global Perspectives, as it is part …

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Accidentally in IT

February 20, 2017 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

By Ethan Horst
Jacob Barros never intended to go into the IT field. He started at Grace as a music major, switched to counseling after two years, then the semester before he was supposed to graduate, he picked up a bunch of music classes. When he started at Grace, the only computers on campus were in a computer lab in room 110 of Philathea. He worked as an interpreter between the computer lab technician and people needing assistance and two weeks before he was supposed to graduate, he accepted a full-time position working in IT, when the lab tech moved on. He continued this trend for most of his career, moving up in the department as the people ahead of him moved on; he was trained by them and applied for their jobs when they became available until he reached his current position, associate director of information technology.  His current position oversees the user assistance employees and student workers as well as working on the network.

His favorite position was when he worked as the network security administrator. He was able to create much of the campus network infrastructure from scratch. He does not claim to be an expert, but says that he “knows enough to be dangerous.” He works closely with vendors and partners at other universities, and most of his department’s successes or failures come from using methods that have already been industry-tested.

The most fulfilling part of his job is accomplishing what the department has with the resources that are available. They have seven full-time staff, four of whom work completely behind the scenes, and Grace is a big campus with many areas that need technical assistance. However, despite the myriad demands on his time, he gets satisfaction from seeing things come together.

His top priority for moving forward is to develop his current staff and their capabilities. The more they can do, the more he can better focus on areas that need his expertise. A close second behind that is improving the Wi-Fi, which needs a redesign to function better.

Leadership Positions at Grace College—Opportunities for Service

February 2, 2017 – 10:11 pm | No Comment
Leadership Positions at Grace College—Opportunities for Service

By Hannah Imel
The 2017-2018 hiring season is approaching for leadership positions at Grace College. Several options are available for students looking to contribute to the campus such as RA positions, growth group leader positions, as …

Christians and the Presidency—Opinion

February 2, 2017 – 10:04 pm | No Comment
Christians and the Presidency—Opinion

By Katelyn Minder
On Jan. 20, 2017, the United States of America acquired its 45th, and possibly most controversial, president. The divisions the nation is experiencing are reflected on campus. People are losing friends and roommates …

Seeking the Core in Christmas

December 1, 2016 – 5:08 pm | No Comment
Seeking the Core in Christmas

By Dr. Paulette Sauders
“I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but by me,” Jesus said.
Do you realize that some people believe that verse, but still don’t b

elieve …

Love Him Or Hate Him

November 21, 2016 – 4:59 pm | No Comment
Love Him Or Hate Him

by Katelyn Minder
Last Tuesday Americans voted. The 45th President of the United States will be Donald J. Trump. The controversy has been, so far, very interesting. Some people love him, some tolerate him and others …

College Football Review

November 7, 2016 – 6:59 pm | No Comment
College Football Review

By Justin Perry
Alabama
College sports, to me, is by far better than professional sports. In college athletics, you have kids our age playing their hearts out in a sport they love. Do they get paid for …

Third Party Candidate Stirs Pot

November 7, 2016 – 6:53 pm | No Comment
Third Party Candidate Stirs Pot

By Katelyn Minder
With the impending election looming, many people are only concerned with the two prominent candidates. However, a third-party candidate is making quite the move. Evan McMullin is near the top of the polls …

Opinion: So What About Gary Johnson and Jill Stein?

October 24, 2016 – 6:02 pm | No Comment
Opinion: So What About Gary Johnson and Jill Stein?

By Natalia Kurkova
The election hype is on the rise as November approaches. Dialogues unfold regarding changes if Clinton or Trump come to power. The media bash both candidates. Both candidates insult each other. Some citizens …

Fall Events

October 24, 2016 – 5:54 pm | No Comment
Fall Events

The Kercher’s Apple Orchard event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is at Kercher’s Sunrise Orchards, 19498 Co Rd 38, Goshen, Ind. Students will be able to …

Opinion: Should Christians Celebrate Haloween

October 24, 2016 – 5:53 pm | No Comment
Opinion: Should Christians Celebrate Haloween

by Katelyn Minder
“Halloween: noun, the evening of October 31; the eve of All Saints’ Day; All Hallows Eve: observed especially by children in costumes who solicit candy,” often by threatening minor pranks. Sounds pretty harmless, …

Opinion: Presidential Debate

October 4, 2016 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Opinion: Presidential Debate

By Katelyn Minder
Monday night, many Americans fired up their televisions to watch the first presidential debate. In all fairness, the candidates were extremely reality TV-esque, both yelling and over-talking the other. Poor Lester Holt had …


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