Archive for February, 2010

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GCU Opens Campus to Provide a Day of Hope for Phoenix Residents February 27

February 24, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

On February 27, 2010, GCU will open its campus to the Phoenix Convoy of Hope, which is a collaboration of local churches, businesses, community services and medical providers that provide a “day of hope” for the people of Phoenix. The Phoenix Convoy of Hope will provide the following to over 5,000 individuals from neighboring communities: Nearly 40,000 lbs of groceries Free medical screenings Health fair Free hair cuts Free lunch A Kids Zone Wholesome entertainment for the entire family GCU Volunteers Needed Volunteers are needed for set-up and for the day of the event (especially bi-lingual). Thursday, February 25 at 8 a.m – Setup Friday, February 26 at 8 a.m – Setup Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 a.m – Event For event day volunteers, there will be a Volunteer Rally and Orientation at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 26. If you would like to volunteer, email Darcy Morg at DarcyMorg@gmail.com. Donations Accepted If you can’t volunteer your time and would like to contribute, we are accepting donations to purchase bikes for the children who attend the event. Please make checks out to the GCU Alumni Foundation and deliver them to Pastor Mik at the Student Life Offices in the Student […]

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Pastor Mik Milem Appointed as Dean of Students

February 18, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU congratulates Mik Milem on his promotion to Dean of Students.  Mik has been with Grand Canyon University for four years and has served as GCU’s University Pastor. In his new role, Mik will oversee the offices of student and spiritual life, bringing his enthusiasm and love for students and GCU to the office.

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CLA Presents Helpful Reading Strategies

February 11, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

College-level reading requires meta-cognition – the ability to consider your own thinking and monitor your mental activity. Every college student needs to understand that four interacting variables affect the quality of reading:  The reader: What are your reading skills, prior knowledge about the topic, interests, attention or other physical factors like hunger? The text: How difficult is the text? What genre is the text (i.e., a novel, a science text, a magazine)? Is there graphical support or summary information? The strategies: How do you approach the reading task? What do you do as you read? The goal: Why are you reading the text? What do you want to accomplish by reading the text? The reader interacts with the words in the text by applying strategies that help the reader comprehend the message printed on the page. The act of reading can be broken into three key periods: Before, During, and After. By following the suggestions below, you can increase your reading effectiveness. Before you read Try to read earlier in the day when you are most alert. Make sure you choose an area that is quiet and has good lighting. Do not lie in your bed or have distractions near […]

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GCU Announces New Writing Style for Lower and Upper Division Courses

February 11, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU will be implementing a progressive approach to the use of APA writing style for the benefit of all students. Lower-division courses will use a modified set of APA requirements called “GCU Style” that enables students to focus their attention on content development and proper citations. Upper-division courses will incorporate additional elements to support the more advanced work that is reflective of the discipline and will generally follow the 5th edition of APA style, eventually transitioning to the 6th. Upper division English courses will use MLA style.  Both the APA and MLA manuals have recently updated. GCU will be transitioning its resources to the new materials in Fall of 2010. Until then, GCU will be using: APA 5th edition MLA 6th edition GCU has provided students and faculty with electronic resources for these styles in the Student Success Center tab of ANGEL. Purchase of the APA or MLA manuals is optional. However, students in the doctoral programs and students entering the graduate Nursing programs as of 2010 will need the level of detail presented in the APA manual and should purchase the 6th edition. These programs will be using the 6th edition immediately. For reference, the tutorials and templates available […]

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GCU Goes Red! Partners with AHA to Take a Stand Against Heart Disease

February 03, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

By Fran Roberts, R.N., Ph.D. In February, as our thoughts turn to hearts of all sizes and shapes, the American Heart Association (AHA) invites us to take charge of our heart health during National Heart Awareness Month.  GCU promotes wellness and preventive health among our students, faculty and staff, and we are proud to take a stand against heart disease, our nation’s number one killer.  I am excited to announce a three-year partnership with the AHA to sponsor the Go Red For Women® awareness campaign, which kicks off this week.  As chair of this campaign for Phoenix, I urge you to get involved in a number of special activities we are sponsoring on our campus and in our community aimed at raising awareness of heart disease.  If you are an online student, spend some time evaluating your lifestyle and those of loved ones.  If you haven’t already, commit to starting some heart-healthy habits!  Check out some heart health awareness events in your local community, or plan one yourself! Wear Red Friday, February 5:  Celebrate National Wear Red Day!  Show your support by wearing a favorite piece of red clothing! Watch GCU’s Go Red Video: Watch this thought-provoking Go Red awareness […]

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Students, Alumni Celebrate Homecoming at Duos Through the Decades Dance

February 03, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Almost 300 students and alumni celebrated Homecoming 2010 at the “Duos through the Decades” dance, Friday, January 29, in the Student Union. The costume ball theme inspired many couples to dress up as their favorite duo from decades past, including Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio, Fred and Wilma, and the whole Scooby Doo gang to name a few. The evening began at 7 p.m. with food catered by Sonic Drive-In, and music provided by AZCelebrity.  DJ. Sam Fisher from the Fred Astaire Dance Academy was on hand to teach a few dances as well. As students and alumni danced the night away, they also had the chance to sneak into the Photo Fun Booth for a quick photo session.

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Homecoming Crowd Elevates GCU Athletics for Outstanding Victories

February 03, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Men’s Basketball Knocks Off Conference Leader Dixie State The GCU men’s basketball team won its fourth straight game Saturday night, beating first-place Dixie State University 82-80 in a Pacific West Conference game at Antelope Gymnasium. A Homecoming crowd of nearly 1,000 was on hand to witness GCU’s biggest win of the season. Dixie State was undefeated (6-0) in PacWest play and 12-3 overall entering the game. The Red Storm had won seven in a row for the first time since they made the move to Division II. The Antelopes thrust themselves into the PacWest race. They are 4-3 in conference play. GCU’s next game is against Dixie State on Saturday, February 6, in St. George, Utah. The PacWest champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Division II Championship tournament. Women’s Basketball moves up in PacWest standings with win over Dixie In a battle for second place in the Pacific West Conference, Grand Canyon defeated visiting Dixie State 78-67 at Antelope Gym Saturday. The ‘Lopes (12-6, 6-1) shot 51.9 percent for the game and outrebounded the Red Storm 42-31 to help negate 27 turnovers and an 18-attempt discrepancy at the free-throw line. “It was good to bounce back […]

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GCU Inducts Three Into Athletics Hall of Fame

February 03, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU honored three new inductees into its athletics Hall of Fame at the 2010 Homecoming Hall of Fame Dinner, Friday, January 29. The honorees included former baseball star Tim Salmon, ex-men’s basketball coach Ben Lindsey and the 1996 NCAA Division II national champion men’s soccer team. Tim Salmon Major League Baseball fans affectionately know Salmon as “King Fish.” A 14-year veteran of the Los Angeles Angels, he is considered one of the greatest players in the franchise’s history. The former right fielder and World Series champion also is recognized for hitting it out of the park for the families he supports through his many humanitarian projects, which earned him an honorary doctor of public service degree from GCU in 2006. Like most baseball players, Salmon’s journey began as a Little Leaguer in Long Beach, Calif. While he was a student at GCU in the mid-1980s, he set numerous baseball records, met his future wife, Marci, and began a spiritual relationship with his Savior. In 2009, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in applied management from GCU, completing the degree program that he started as a freshman in 1986. After three record-setting seasons at Brazell Stadium, Salmon made his major […]

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University Pep Rally and Parade Kick-Off Homecoming 2010

February 02, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

GCU officially launched Homecoming 2010 with the University Pep Rally and Parade, Friday, January 29. Alumni, students and staff met on the Antelope Lawn for a few words from GCU CEO Brian Mueller. The parade featured floats constructed by several GCU departments, including each college on campus. Parade participants included the ROTC Color Guard, Bagpipe Group, Cheer and Dance Teams and GCU Basketball Teams. There were also several floats with theme’s representative of each group’s mission. Student Life featured a float with the theme “Duos through the Decades.” It represented the decades of GCU, as well as advertised that evenings Homecoming dance. College of Nursing displayed a theme of “GCU Nursing: Caring for the World.” GCU nurses have come from and traveled all over the world. The faculty and students who participated represented scrubs and outfits from various countries. The College of Health Sciences theme focused on “Mind, Body and Spirit through the Ages.” The float captured the college’s holistic approach to serving the needs of mankind. The “‘Lopes for Literacy” College of Education float helped promote the college’s focus to promote education and literacy in the community. The Ken Blanchard College of Business teamed with the GCU Business Club […]

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