Archive for April, 2010

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GCU Graduate Student Wins J. Edgar Hoover Scholarship

April 29, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

Ismael Posadas, an online graduate student from Tucson, has received the J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarship presented to GCU by the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation.

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GCU Baseball Team Makes New Fans Among Vets

April 28, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

Three dozen military veterans talked baseball on Tuesday, April 27, with the GCU baseball team, and it’s hard to say who had the most fun. “I love this,” said junior Tyler Bair. “I want us to make this an every-year thing. This is awesome, and it’s the least we can do.” The team’s visit to the Arizona State Veteran Home in Phoenix was prompted by a letter to the Arizona Republic written by 66-year-old Steward Mathews, a former Army paratrooper who resides at the home. In the letter, published in late March, Mathews said he had been told by several major-league teams training in metropolitan Phoenix that they didn’t have time to make such a visit. Antelopes Coach Dave Stapleton saw the letter and went to work on setting up the outing. The players distributed white GCU Baseball T-shirts to the vets and exchanged some high-fives. More significantly, they worked a large room that had been set up for the occasion, actively engaging the residents in spirited conversation. “I read (the letter) and thought it was a perfect opportunity,” said Stapleton, a former major-leaguer whose brother served in Vietnam. “There’s a lot of (major-league) players who would do this. But […]

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Campus Life Announces ASGCU Leaders for 2010/2011

April 27, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

The Office of Campus Life and the Associated Students for Grand Canyon University (ASGCU) are proud to announce your new student leaders for the 2010/2011 academic year. Student Body President Anthony Mann Class of 2012 Major: Sociology  Works in the Office of General Counsel. Intramural Director for 09-10 School Year. Student Body Vice President Elise Hull Class of 2011 Major: Communications Emphasis: Public Relations CAT team 07-08. Director of Student Relations 08-09. Student Body VP. North Rim Apartment RA. Lope Leader 09-10. Member of the GCU Womens Softball team 07-09. 2010 GCU Homecoming Queen. Activities Director Mallory Freeman Class of 2013 Major: Physical Therapy Emphasis: Public Relations Swim Team 09-10. CAT Team. Intramural Director Ty Kieser Class 2013 Major: Secondary Education Participates in Intramurals, Life Group, and other events on campus. Student Relations Director Kristen Therens Class of 2013 Major: Nursing Publicity Director Matt Shuman Class of 2013 Major: Justice Studies US Army National Guard. Army ROTC 09-10. Commuter Director Joey Jacobson Class of 2011 Major: Accounting Baseball Team. ASGCU Commuter Rep. Intercultural Director Marina Nesic Class of 2012 Major: Business Administration Women’s Soccer. ASGCU Intercultural Director. Business Manager Lindsay Miller Class of 2013 Major: Elementary Education If you would […]

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COHS Students Headed to Prestigious Med Schools

April 26, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

GCU’s Tyler Ladue and Dane Hill say their experiences as Antelope athletes may have made the difference in their acceptance into prestigious medical schools at the University of Michigan and the University of Washington, respectively.

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GCU Presents Honorary Doctorate to Colleen Barrett

April 26, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Honorary Doctorate in Business Management Colleen C. Barrett President Emeritus, Southwest Airlines Advisory Board, Ken Blanchard College of Business Grand Canyon University is pleased to present Colleen C. Barrett with an Honorary Doctorate in Business Management. Ms. Barrett currently is president emeritus of Southwest Airlines, known for its superior customer service. She also serves on the advisory board for the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University. Ms. Barrett stepped down as Southwest’s president two years ago. During her 30 years with the company, she oversaw management, leadership and budget responsibilities in many areas. She served as a member of the board of directors (2001-08) and as corporate secretary (1978-2008), vice president for administration (1986-90), executive vice president for customers (1990-2001) and president (2001-08). A native of Vermont, Ms. Barrett has a son and a grandson and remains active in numerous civic and charitable organizations in Dallas. She serves on the board of directors for JCPenney and is a trustee of Becker College in Worcester, Mass. “Colleen Barrett is a five-star general of ‘people-driven’ culture,” says advertising executive Roy Spence. “She instinctively understands the whole principle of putting an organization’s people first, both its internal people and its […]

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Antelope Audio: Ragamuffin Soul by Carlos Whittaker

April 26, 2010 / by / 3 Comments

Antelope Audio is a chance for GCU students to review new releases in Christian rock and pop. Written by ‘Lopes for ‘Lopes. Review by Brooke Combest – Senior, Communications Carlos Whittaker was the worship pastor and creative art director at Sandals Church in Riverside, Calif., for 10 years before pursuing a recording career. His life mission is to “ignite a movement of authenticity among all generations of Christians that morphs the face of the evangelical church into a place of being real with yourself, others and God.” His music debut appeared in January with a self-titled EP. His full album, Ragamuffin Soul, will be released April 27. This alternative album is inspirational and definitely something to sing along to in the car. My favorite song is the first track, “Rain It Down.” It is a song that I could see people praising God within church. It has a great melody and is the most upbeat of all the songs. Ragamuffin Soul includes 12 songs that are mostly worship and praise songs. Whittaker’s music can bring words of encouragement on a bad day and speak truth about God’s love for us. You can find out more about Carlos and his music at […]

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KBCOB Calls for Papers for Fall Honors Symposium

April 22, 2010 / by / 2 Comments

The Ken Blanchard College of Business Eta Chi Chapter of Delta Mu Delta invites all students, staff, faculty and alumni of GCU to submit a paper addressing “Social Responsibility and the Morality of Profits.”  Submissions will be considered for recognition and presentation at the KBCOB Honors Symposium in December 2010. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 15. Notification to those selected for formal presentation at the symposium will be made by Oct. 30. The symposium will be held at the KBCOB building the week of Dec. 6. (The exact date will be selected and announced after the start of the fall semester.) Guidelines: The paper should be no more than 20 pages (including cover, index, exhibits, references and attachments). APA formatting. Submissions should be made electronically to Dr. R. Kevin McClean, Professor of Marketing and Moderator, Eta Chi Chapter, Delta Mu Delta. Email: kmcclean@gcu.edu Delta Mu Delta is a national honor society dedicated to the recognition of students who have distinguished themselves academically and others who have experienced measurable success in their professions.  This symposium is intended to provide a forum for all interested students, staff, faculty and alumni to express their positions regarding the theme of the symposium, social […]

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Antelope Audio: Eternity Invades by Vicky Beeching

April 21, 2010 / by / 3 Comments

Antelope Audio lets GCU students tune in with reviews of new releases in Christian rock and pop. Written by ‘Lopes for ‘Lopes. Review by Lisa Kershner, Nursing student Vicky Beeching was born and raised in the U.K. and has been singing worship music since she was twelve. She felt that God called her to come to the United States to share her music and spread God’s word. She just released a new album April 6, 2010 called Eternity Invades. It startes out with a song with a good beat and a catchy tune. Then the songs begin to get more intimate and much more “soft” with mostly piano being played.  My favorite song was Salvation Day. I liked it because it did a good job capturing how Jesus has saved all who believe with simple lyrics and a really good beat. Eternity Invades includes 13 Tracks; one being a bonus track titled The Wonder Of The Cross. The album as a whole delivers the message of Christ well with Beeching’s soft voice and perfectly coordinated instrumentals.  You can find out more about Vicky Beeching and her music at her website www.vickybeeching.com/blog/ or follow her on twitter at twitter.com/vickybeeching.

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Develop Your Personal Brand With Social Media

April 15, 2010 / by / 1 Comment

You may be underestimating the power of your Facebook account. By Zane Ewton Communications Staff As you share photos, interact with friends and load up on apps, you also are developing your image — a personal brand. Just like a celebrity or company promoting a product, social media will be how others view you. According to GCU Social Media Strategist Robyn Itule, personal branding is the process by which we market ourselves to others. You’re building a brand, whether you realize it or not. Ever Google yourself? Were you surprised by the information that was available about you? Anything you post online, even conversations on Twitter, can be pulled by Google into its search results. People who search your name will find those results, and those people might be important to your college or professional career. According to CareerBuilder.com, almost 30 percent of hiring managers use Facebook to check out job applicants. Of that number, 50 percent look for those who are compatible with their organization and 35 percent use Facebook to evaluate communication skills. Social media provide a unique opportunity to take control and define your personal brand. Itule says there are four methods to build an effective personal […]

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Recreation Center Gets Scripture-Based Start

April 14, 2010 / by / 2 Comments

On Tuesday, April 13, several Bibles were placed in a small dirt hole in the southwestern corner of what will become the Student Recreation Center, which is scheduled to open in October just west of the Student Union. “We’re putting (the Bibles) in the corner because it’s the cornerstone of the building’s foundation,” said Bob Machen, GCU’s campus development project manager. In time, he said, a plaque will mark the spot. Also on hand for the occasion were University CEO Brian Mueller, Executive Vice President Stan Meyer, Chief University Relations and Student Success Officer Faith Weese, Dean of Students Mik Milem, Athletic Director Keith Baker, and members of the men’s and women’s basketball staffs, including head coaches Russ Pennell and Trent May. Both of the teams will be among those using the 55,000-square-foot facility. Pennell contributed one of the first Bibles he received as a boy growing up in Kansas, and May donated a Fellowship of Christian Athletes “Coach’s Bible.” Less than 12 hours later, in the early morning of Wednesday, April 14, crews covered the hole and poured the concrete floor for the center. The center is part of a $60 million, campus-wide building project that also will see […]

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