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THESOUNDINGBOARD Volume 59, Issue No. 23

April 18, 2013

Grace College, Winona Lake, IN

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The Promised Land: Exceeding Expectations Mary Wick Contributing Writer

Our time in Israel was a whirlwind of fun, learning and new experiences. My brain stopped absorbing information by day two, so I probably couldn’t tell you much about specific places. Jake Osborn can though, so feel free to hit him up for details. The first thing that struck me about Israel is that it’s gorgeous. I probably should have anticipated that since it’s the Promised Land, but I didn’t. It’s green and mountainous and beautiful. You should probably just go check it out for yourself. Some of the most memorable experiences were riding camels by Abraham’s Tent, floating in the Dead Sea, and taking a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. On our last day there, we were able to see the Garden Tomb where Protestants believe Jesus was likely buried. After days of attending commercialized sites and witnessing religious tension, there was such power in seeing the empty tomb, the reason for our hope. We commemorated Jesus’ victory over this world All photos used with permission from Facebook.

and over death by taking communion together. This trip was definitely an eye-opener. I had really been looking forward to spending time with people and seeing all the Biblical sites, but the part that impacted me most was getting a better sense of the Jewish people. It was crazy to see how dedicated they are to their faith and traditions. They know so much truth about God, and yet they are completely missing the foundation of all truth, which is Christ. I now feel that I have a new perspective when reading Scripture, especially Romans 9 through 11, and can more clearly understand Paul’s love for the Jewish nation and his desire for them to be saved. Our tour guide was a non-Messianic Jew, and we were also able to interact and have spiritual discussions with both Jews and Muslims in the marketplace. I definitely learned that I should have a missions mindset wherever I go; God is faithful to provide witnessing opportunities, and we should always be prepared and eager to share our hope in Christ.

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Alpha Serves New Employee Life Lessons Paige Vandergriff Staff Writer

During this year’s final weeks, you’re likely far too busy to notice the many employees across campus who make the Grace experience possible. For example, as we flock in and out of Alpha, consider how seldom we give the cooks, servers, and scanners a second thought—because their lives are a lot more interesting than you might guess! Take Kirsten Snodgrass, who recently joined Alpha’s team in January as the dining hall’s administrative assistant. Since then, she has been scanning student IDs, paying bills, managing meal plans, and making phone calls. However, what’s most unique about Kirsten is not the duties she performs but the circuitous route that led her to Grace and what her job has taught her since arriving here. Kirsten grew up in the Nappanee area but lived around Mishawaka for a few years. Earlier in her teens, Kirsten’s family—her mother and brother, Brandon— experienced the hardship of losing her father and youngest brother, Jordan, in a car accident. Thankfully, through the

love of a new step-father and -brother, Jake, and the nurture of her church family, Kirsten’s home found healing. Prior to leaving home and heading to college, Kirsten had gravitated toward a career in music, specifically its production and legal management. Although she did explore this path for a while at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., Kirsten realized her passions lay in a different communication sector and decided to transfer to Bethel. While she has learned more about and come to value Grace culture since taking a job here, don’t expect her to be rooting for the Lancers in a game against the Pilots! At Bethel, Kirsten studied communication and journalism, but upon graduating in 2012, she has decided she is most likely to pursue an advertising or marketing career in the future. In addition to these interests, Kirsten also enjoys art. One of her passions is photography. She says, “I carry a camera with me at all times. I think it’s important to capture life and those memories you don’t want to forget.” Kirsten is also looking forward to exploring painting this coming summer. Even though Kirsten isn’t planning

on working in food service long-term, she believes her employment at Alpha has positively impacted her life. Having never worked in this industry before, Kirsten “had to learn pretty much everything that I do for this job,” which has challenged her to trust her instincts with new tasks. Working early hours has also led Kirsten to develop healthier routines: getting to bed promptly, waking up early, and maintaining daily devotions. But Kirsten maintains that the job’s most beneficial insight has been a fuller understanding of the value of a campus dining program. In college, Kirsten “hated going to the dining hall,” but in retrospect she has grasped “how much money I wasted in college by not using” it as a resource. She encourages all Grace students to use and appreciate their meal plans: “It’s a great advantage to have and compared to other school’s dining halls, Alpha is pretty amazing. So whether you’re interested in working at Alpha next year or you just need a flavorful, nutritious meal to get you through this final session, stop in to Alpha; you might run into Kirsten or another one of Grace’s employees who has a story to share!

The Minutes

Senate Meeting: April 15, 2013

I. Welcome - Meeting Called to Order II. Opening prayer - Jackie III. Attendance IV. Approval of Minutes from 3-25-13 A. Approved VI. Meeting Committee Update A. Meeting with Aaron Crabtree last Friday B. Jam Session on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in Westy Basement 1. Praise and Worship Session VII. Events Committee Update

A. Lincoln Event 1. Saturday at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. 2. Popcorn 3. Tickets only sold at Alpha Desk starting April 15. VIII. Town Hall for Freshman and Sophomores A. Tentative date: April 29 at 9 p.m. All meetings are open to the public! The next senate meeting will be held on Monday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m. in McClain 103.

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Grace Alum Returns as OSI Coordinater Andrew Pepe Staff Writer

Many students have sought Dee Anna Muraski’s counsel regarding their future internships. Students enjoy having her around because of her helpful advice and guidance. Muraski teaches OSI, which stands for Orthopedic Scholar Institute. OSI is a year-long career preparatory course. She also helps write resumes for business students, and helps students find internships at Grace. Another major part of her job is working on any special Gordon Institute programs, such as the CEO Forum and Business Plan Competition. She has also gotten involved with the Prayer Team on campus. Muraski says that her time here has been very rewarding because she has had the opportunity to pray for direction for the college, stu-

dents, faculty and staff. Muraski has been involved in business throughout her past. She actually received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Grace and also an M.B.A. She has always worked full-time while going to school and did so as an Indiana State Bar Certified Para-legal for 15 years in the following legal disciplines: Personal Injury, Workers Compensation. Bankruptcy, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law, Estate Planning and Trusts. Muraski has also worked at the local Kosciusko County Community Foundation as a Program Officer.  She handled community grants, traditional and non-traditional scholarships, the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program--which is a four-year fully paid scholarship to any Indiana college--and our youth philanthropy program,

It’s Not Too Late Cally Arnett Staff Writer

Do you plan on sticking around for the summer, but can’t figure out what you want to do to earn some income? Don’t worry, it’s still not too late to apply at local camps in the area. Almost all of the local camps are still hiring, and many of them are in need of lifeguards. Quaker Haven Camp, located in Syracuse, Ind., is still looking for applicants. There are only a few positions left for the summer staff. Current Grace College freshman and Quaker Haven summer staffer Kyle May says that “Quaker Haven is a great place to work and grow closer in your relationship to God at the same time.” If those are things you are interested in, you can check out Quaker Haven’s website at and print out your application today. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

All photos of Quaker Haven courtesy of Calyssa Arnett

Kosciusko Endowment Youth Services (KEYS). Muraski loved her job at the Foundation. She awarded money to deserving youth and worthwhile programs, which she considered very rewarding and useful. She especially enjoyed doing the Prize Patrol for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program. She valued this opportunity and believed it to be an incredible time. However, following this, she felt that God was stirring in her. She had two different people from Grace approach her about job opportunities. Muraski says that while it was very flattering for her to be wanted, she knew she needed to pray about it with her family to see if this was the direction God wanted to lead her toward. She was hesitant because she was installed into a place at the Foundation where she felt comfortable and she did not feel ready to

leave yet. After this, she realized that she needed to take a leap out of her comfort zone and see what God had in store for her life. She knew God’s desire was for her to grow and utilize her full potential, so she made the decision to go to Grace College. Muraski has enjoyed her time here thus far, and “the daily, sometimes hourly, reminders of God’s presence.” She appreciates how young adults are eager to embrace God’s will for their lives, and how the faculty and staff are motivated and driven by God’s plan for their lives and this college. She also values prayer at department meetings, and the open prayer and Bible reading throughout the campus. Students have loved having her around to talk to on campus and have enjoyed her guidance.




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“How do You Make the Perfect College Cusine?” Brock and Brunner Founder of the College Culinary Institute

Order Little Caesar’s… Enjoy.




Just Because Megan Snyder Staff Writer

April 20 is going to be a wonderful day. How do I know this? There is a going to be a campus and community-wide event of random kindness! The Grace College Serve teams and SAB are calling students to go out into the Warsaw-Winona Lake area to serve others, just because. Spread kindness through service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Some of the services provided to the community include a free car wash, delivering flowers to Grace Village, baking and distributing cookies, writing letters of encouragement for prisoners and deployed soldiers, paying for some-

one’s gas/meal/groceries, and distributing diapers to changing stations. With such a wide range of services, anyone can do something to brighten another person’s day. Serve officer Kali Miller says that “Sometimes there aren’t opportunities to sit down and share the gospel and so ‘Just Because’ gives us the chance to live the gospel and show it in our actions.” This would be a perfect way to serve the community with your hall or with your growth group. Get involved and grow closer to your hall-mates and meet new people. To sign up for this incredible opportunity to show God’s love to the community, go to Alpha Dining during either lunch or dinner. Sign-ups cost $2.

Grace College Sounding Board @gcsbnews Attention, Grace students! Want to send a final shout-out to your favorite seniors in the Sounding Board? Senior “tweets” will be on sale in Alpha during lunch and dinner April 23-26 for $2. Don’t miss an opportunity to have your words immortalized in print! Remember, under 140 characters! Expand

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Taylor, We Mustache You a Question AN INTERVIEW WITH TAYLOR SNAVELY

Ashley Brewster Editor-in-Chief

Q: When did the mustache collecting begin? A: I began collecting mustache items my freshman year of college. It started as a joke with my friends and turned into being given more and more things over the years by friends and family. Q: What is your favorite mustachioed item? A: My favorite mustachioed item is probably a mug I received from my roommate for Christmas from MudLove that says ‘mugstache.’ Q: Is there a particular mustachioed item you’re looking to add to your collection? A: I am always looking for new mustache items! Q: Why collect mustaches? A: Above all else, my goal isn’t to do a bunch of ridiculous things to be admired by others. My goal in life is to encourage others toward Christ, and He has given me the gift of an outgoing personality that reaches others and encourages them to be themselves.

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Lancers Claim Two Little State Titles Josh Neuhart Sports Information

Grace’s track and field teams took home a pair of titles at the highly competitive Little State Championships over the weekend. Freshman Nathan Brown overcame strong winds to win the long jump at 21-feet-4.25, and the men’s 4x400-meter relay team finished first by 0.01 seconds. Lance Taylor, Seth Booker and Zach Speckman got the Lancers off to a fine start in the 4x400, and Donovan Graham raced to the finish line to win by a hair. “It’s great to win two Little State titles. It’s been a long time since the Grace men have won events at this meet, and both were hard-fought wins,” said Grace head coach Jeff Raymond. “Nathan (Brown) battled swirling winds that some other jumpers weren’t able to handle. The relay team ran a very solid race. Lance (Taylor), Seth (Booker) and Zach (Speckman) put us in position, then Donny (Graham) ran his best split of the season to win at the wire.”

Speckman and Booker went on to finish third and fourth place respectively in the 400 hurdles, and Taylor placed third in the 400. Booker was also eighth in the 110 hurdles, and Graham was fifth in a close 800 race. Other places included Collin Chupp (eighth) in the 3000 steeplechase, Ben Drew (seventh) in the 1500, and the 4x800 relay team (fourth). On the women’s side, Kaitlyn Mikel and Erin McPherson picked up fourth and fifth place respectively in the hammer throw, and Sabrina Whitaker tied for fifth place in the high jump.

Kaitlyn Faulkner was seventh in the triple jump, and Elaynne Speckman finished eighth in the 400 hurdles. “The conditions were pretty tough this weekend with the cold and wind. Overall we competed hard and produced some season-best performances,” Raymond continued. “We have a couple of weeks until the conference meet, so we will keep trying to improve.” The Lancers will compete at next weekend’s Spartan Invitational at North Manchester, Ind.

Golfers Place Fifth at Pilot Invitational Josh Neuhart Sports Information

Trey Stoll finished second to lead Grace’s golf team to a fifth-place showing at the Pilot Invitational from Blackthorn Golf Club. The Lancers’ fifth place bettered the results of Crossroads League foes Saint Francis, Indiana Wesleyan and Goshen. Stoll’s 77-71 tied for second place in tough playing conditions. Taylor Fanning (11th place) just missed making the top 10 when he carded a 74-80. Caleb Rovenstine’s consistent 78-79 was third for Grace, and Taylor Breeden rounded out the Lancers’ scoring with a two-round total of 163. After shooting 312 as a team in the first round, Grace’s 309 in the second round was the second-lowest total of the day. The Lancers will next compete at the Taylor Invitational on April 22-23 at Kampen Golf Course on

Upcoming Home Sports Events Baseball April 18- vs. Saint Francis (DH) (2 p.m.) April 20- vs. Bethel (DH) (1 p.m.) Photo Courtesy of Sports Information

Stoll Wins Bethel Spring Sprint Josh Neuhart Sports Information

(April 8, 2013) Junior Trey Stoll kicked off the spring golf season for Grace with a flourish by winning Monday’s Bethel Spring Sprint. Stoll’s two-round total of 146 earned himself medalist honors by three strokes over his nearest competitor as the Lancers finished third overall as a team.

Caleb Rovenstine tied for fourth place individually with a consistent 76-77. Taylor Fanning was third for Grace by carding a 79-86, and Kyle Condon rounded out the Lancers’ scoring with a two-round total of 170. As a team Grace totaled 634 to tie Indiana Tech for third place and beating Crossroads League foe Spring Arbor by 13 strokes. Bethel College won the event with a total of 615.

April 25- vs. Taylor (DH) (2 p.m.) Softball April 20- vs. St. Mary-of-the-Woods (DH) (1 p.m.) April 22- vs. Saint Francis (DH) (3 p.m.) April 23- vs. Spring Arbor (DH) (Senior Day) (3 p.m.) Women’s Volleyball Tournament (10 a.m.) Men’s Club Volleyball Tournament (4 p.m.)

THE SOUNDINGBOARD Your words. Our voice.

The Sounding Board is a weekly publication of Grace Student Organizations and the Journalism Classes at Grace College. The Sounding Board exists to glorify God by investigating culture and informing the Grace College community about today’s relevant stories, providing a medium to promote vibrant dialogue on the events and ideas that shape our campus and our world. Editorials and opinions are those of student journalists and do not necessarily represent the official view of the administration of Grace College. All copy, art and photography are property of The Sounding Board and cannot be reproduced without the permission of the editor. Letters/replies are encouraged and must be signed. Letters are limited to 250 words, and The Sounding Board reserves the right to print and edit for length and content as necessary. The Sounding Board is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press and is printed in cooperation with The Papers, Inc. Please send emails to:, and check out our website at Staff Writers: Contributing Writers: Editor-in-Chief: Ashley Brewster Calyssa Arnett Matt Brunner Photography Editor: Cassie Gareiss Alisha Gomez Josh Neuhart Layout Editor: Alyssa Potter Julia Marsh Brock Rhodes Copy Editor: Hannah Mayer Megan Snyder Mary Wick Sports Editor: Seth Miller Andrew Pepe Web Editor: Stephen Hartman Paige Vandergriff Adviser: Dr. Sauders Whitney Worthen Grace College, 200 Seminary Dr., Winona Lake, IN 46590

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