Archive for November, 2009

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GCU Hosts First ROTC Day

November 24, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

The landing of a Black Hawk MEDEVAC on the lawn in front of the CONHS building set the pace for GCU’s semiannual ROTC Day on November 20. Our cadets hosted junior cadets from local high schools. More than 35 students from several local high schools visited campus to learn about the college’s ROTC program, available scholarships and career opportunities in military service. According to GCU Recruiting Operations Officer CPT Todd Balash, ROTC Day is an event that highlights the college’s program and provides an opportunity for potential cadets to connect with GCU cadets. “This is a chance for high school students to get to know the life of a cadet, from an actual cadet,” says Balash. “There is a misconception that ROTC consumes a student’s life. Our cadets can share their experiences so others can get a better idea of what will be expected of them.” ROTC Day connects with GCU’s military nursing program. The Black Hawk and HMMWV on display are vehicles they will likely ride in or operate. The “sim man” is a medical dummy that allowed visitors to practice common medical procedures they would encounter, such as inserting IVs, treating wounds and assessing injuries. The helicopter provided […]

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The Season of Advent Celebration

November 24, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

Advent comes from the Latin word ‘adventus’ meaning ‘coming.’ Advent begins the church year, starting four Sundays before Christmas.

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Career Services: 10 Tips for a Successful Interview

November 18, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

Review your resume. Revisit your resume from the point of view of the interviewer. Anticipate the company’s needs and why they are interested in you. Get back online. Visit the company website again and start taking notes. Gather as much information as you can, including corporate officers, the latest press releases and the company’s annual report. Study, then study some more. Knowledge about the company and the job will make you more confident in your attitude and your answers. Rehearse your interview. Prepare for the typical questions you may be asked. Write down some of your most insightful thoughts regarding the state of your industry and profession. Be prepared to describe past positions, responsibilities and accomplishments. Develop a list of questions. Your first question should not be, “how much do I get paid?” Ask questions that show you understand the job and the company’s needs. Be quick to notice the interviewer’s comments and follow up by asking relevant questions. Dress for success. An interview is a performance with people playing different roles. Your role is successful job prospect. Play the part. Whether you are female or male, the conservative business suit is the recommended attire for any interview. Get cut […]

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More than 1,400 Visit Campus for Health Sciences & Nursing Day

November 18, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

GCU hosted its annual Health Sciences & Nursing Day on November 6, attracting more than 1,400 Valley high school students to our campus. The event, which GCU has hosted for more than 20 years, is known as one of the University’s most successful activities. Health Sciences & Nursing Day features healthcare-related presentations, interactive activities and demonstrations aimed at providing future college students with timely information about career options in nursing and allied health fields. The event also offers students some first-hand experiences through a variety of activities, including a tour of the always-popular cadaver lab. Another well-attended presentation was “Body of Evidence: Life of a Medical Examiner” presented by Medical Examiner John X. Hu from the Maricopa County Office of Medical Examiner. Acupuncture: An Ancient Remedy for our Modern World, presented by Dr. Patricia Johnson, GCU adjunct faculty member – was standing room only in Howerton Hall. The Sports Medicine Team, presented by Dr. Craig Phelps, Provost at A.T. Still University & Phoenix Suns Team Physician – Dr. Phelps is always a popular presenter on our campus. Nurses – Superheroes of the Healthcare Profession!, presented by Lori Gutierrez, RN-C, President & Owner of Clinical Advisors for Resources & Educational Services […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Kristi Perkins

November 18, 2009 / by / 1 Comment

COLA English and writing instructor Kristi Perkins grew up serving others. In grade school, when she was short on humans to serve, her parents noted she brought home every injured animal she could find. She would feed and nurse all the wounded birds, bunnies, dogs and cats back to health. The urge continued through college, where she proposed projects that involved large-scale homeless housing plans and other “enormous efforts to save the world,” she says. “I was a bit of a dreamer,” says Kristi. “But I was always directed toward making the world better and helping others in the process. I believe that serving others is the most natural thing about me and it feels more like instinct than work or effort.” Kristi also found that she had a gift and a love for writing. Kristi earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Arizona State University before returning for a master’s in English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition. Today, Kristi most frequently teaches English 101 and 102, at GCU, as well as developmental writing courses. She recently began teach UNV 101, the new University Success course, which is aimed at providing new GCU students with the writing […]

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Fall Festival Celebrates the Spirit of the Season

November 02, 2009 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s annual fall festival brings together local businesses, churches and the community with staff and faculty of the University in an annual event that celebrates the spirit of the season. Last year the event was attended by more than 4,000 people from the surrounding community. Featuring food and drink, live entertainment, carnival games and inflatable rides, the event is completely staffed by GCU personnel. More than 50 booths include bobbing for apples, bowling, bean bag toss, duck pond, soccer kick, rocket launchers, fish pond and dunk tank. Nearly 5,000 people once again attended the GCU Community Fall Festival on October 29. This year, employees and on-campus students collected 2.5 tons of candy and gave it all away over the 3 hours of the festival! Student groups and outside organizations hosted 54 games booths, including Rock Band, tennis and soccer, face painting and numerous carnival games. Fourteen food booths served up hamburgers, chili dogs, tostadas and lemonade to hungry visitors. Twelve inflatable bouncies were a popular attraction and had waiting lines all evening long. Various entertainers featured all evening including the Mariachi band, Native American hop dancers, Christian comedians and magicians.

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