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Issue 5
June 9, 2009

Hi Carol,

In this issue, you'll read:
Grand View Alumni @ Iowa Cubs game
Grand View Alumni @ Shrine Circus
Grand View faculty/staff Spotlight
Point. Click. Give!
Nominate an alumnus
Now accepting Alumni College speaker nominations
SAVE THESE DATES
Grand View Facebook page
Alumni benefits
GV Bookstore now online!
What's new with you? We want to hear from you!
The Edge 88.1

Grand View Alumni @ Iowa Cubs game

DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP NOW!
Grand View Alumni @ Iowa Cubs game
T hursday, June 11, Principal Park
Picnic:
5:30 p.m., Party Deck, behind right field
Game Time: 7:05 p.m. vs. Omaha

For 13 dollars you can join other Grand View alumni for a night of food, drink, baseball and the Famous Chicken! Reunite with college friends, make new acquaintances and discover what's going on at Grand View. Those who attend will also receive an Iowa Cubs souvenir!

Sign up today at www.grandview.edu > Alumni > Alumni Events!

For questions, please contact Heather Gabriel, assistant director of alumni relations and events, at hgabriel@grandview.edu or 515-263-2957.

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Grand View Alumni @ Shrine Circus

Approximately 45 alumni and their families enjoyed an afternoon at the Shrine Circus Saturday, May 2, at Veterans Auditorium. Alumni received discounted tickets and an exclusive "behind the scenes" tour of the circus provided by the circus ringmaster. The tour included a look at how the event comes together, the animal zone, and visits with the Shrine clowns.

To see photos of the event, click here.


Grand View faculty/staff Spotlight

In this issue we feature Kim (McFarland '80) Butler, director of buildings and grounds, Grand View University.

Name: Kim (McFarland '80) Butler

Major: Physical Education K-12, Coaching Endorsement

Position: Director of Buildings and Grounds

Department: Buildings and Grounds

Family: Husband, Dave Butler, steps on, Aaron Butler

Hobbies: Butler cares for 50-plus acres of land that accommodates horses, dogs, cats and flowers.

What you like best about working at Grand View: Butler enjoys the faculty, staff and students, and especially the day-to-day fun with her co-workers. She said they have great fun and get a lot done at the same time.

Favorite memory of Grand View: Butler has many fond memories from her time at Grand View. As a student, the best time she had was when she worked with Hubert Christensen. During the years she worked for him, she learned a lot. He had a great sense of humor and made work fun. Butler said no one memory sticks out, but the summers were probably the best. Every summer different student workers pass through her shop door and each group is special. Many of them come back to visit and keep Butler and her crew updated on what's been happening with them and others.

What brought you back to Grand View: Butler left in 1995 to wo rk for the downtown Des Moines YMCA. She said it was a great learning experience but an opportunity to come back to Grand View presented itself and she was glad to come back.

What have the big changes been since you've left Grand View: Since she was a student at Grand View, there have been tremendous changes, Butler said. More student housing, athletic fields, academic buildings, parking lots and the closing of Grandview Ave are some of the physical changes. Campus is more connected in every sense. Butler talks to many different people over the course of the year, and everyone is excited about Grand View. They're impressed by the changes that have occurred and can't wait to see what else is coming in the future.

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Point. Click. Give!
Join other Grand View alumni and give online to the Grand View Fund. Gifts to the GV Fund help support student scholarships, technology and equipment upgrades, student life, campus maintenance and improvements, and enhanced academic programs. Go online to
http://giving.grandview.edu to give now ... or just click the icon!



Nominate an alumnus

The Alumni Office would like your help in identifying outstanding alumni for the 2009 alumni awards presented at Homecoming/Studenterfest. Complete the online nomination form by visiting our Web site at www.grandview.edu, click Alumni > Nominations. Or mail your nominations to the Grand View Alumni Office, 1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50316. For questions, please call Heather Gabriel, assistant director of alumni relations, at 515-263-2957. Nominations must be received by August 3.


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Now accepting Alumni College speaker nominations

The Alumni Office would like your help in identifying outstanding alumni college speakers for the 2009 Alumni College series presented Friday, October 2, during Homecoming/Studenterfest. To complete the online nomination form, visit our Web site at www.grandview.edu, click Alumni > Nominations. Or mail your nominations to the Grand View Alumni Office, 1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50316. For questions, please call Heather Gabriel, a ssistant director of alumni relations, at 515-263-2957. Nominations must be received by August 3.



SAVE THESE DATES

July 3 - 4: University closed to observe Independence Day.

July 31: Viking Golf Classic, Otter Creek Golf Course, Ankeny
Last year was an overwhelming success. Come enjoy golf, friends, and food! And consider being a sponsor:

  • Tee Sponsor: $750 (tee sign plus one group)
  • Individual: $150 (Due to the economy we have reduced the fees from last year by 25%.)
We are st ill looking for a Presenting Sponsor for a $5,000 fee (including four groups). Please email Debbie Gannon at dgannon@grandview.edu to reserve your sponsorship or foursome today!

October 2 - 4: Homecoming/Studenterfest.
Make your return to Des Moines for Homecoming/Studenterfest 2009 and reconnect with Grand View and your classmates and friends! Homecoming/Studenterfest highlights include:

  • Alumni College presentations
  • Presidents Club Dinner
  • Class reunion: 1959
  • Viking 5K and NEW this year, Viking Kid Trot!
  • Homecoming parade
  • Kid Zone: bounce houses, face painting and much more!
  • Tailgate party and lunch
  • Grand View vs. William Penn football game
  • Campus tours
  • Fun and games
Nursing alumni reunion luncheon: Classes of '81, '84, '89, '94, '99, '01, '02, '04, '06, '07 and '09.

Look for more information to come! Check the Grand View Web site, www.grandview.edu, for details on events, class reunions, registration and MUCH MORE!

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Grand View Facebook page

Are you a friend of "Viktor the Viking"? If not, sign up today to read about upcoming Alumni events. To find Viktor, type alumni@gvc.edu in the search box and you will be connected!



Alumni benefits

As Grand View alumni, you worked hard to earn your degree and for that, you are entitled to several exclusive benefits. Check out the NEW added benefit! For more information on alumni benefits, click HERE!



GV Bookstore now online!

The Grand View Bookstore is now online, with e-commerce capability. You can order GV apparel, books, and just about anything else in stock.

Go to www.grandview.edu and click on Bookstore, on the lower right.



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The Edge 88.1

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Grand View radio is streaming on the Web at www.KDPSradio.com. Cl ick "Listen Online."

Request songs by calling the Edge Hotline at (515) 263-2985. KDPS Edge 88.1 is Des Moines' Shuffle Station… "We play whatever we want!"

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1200 Grandview Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50316
515/263-2957 | 800/444-6083


 
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