Archive for June, 2011

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Lessons in Statesmanship From the Bluegrass State

June 30, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Mallory Freeman writes about her week in Lexington, Ky., where she represented Arizona at the Henry Clay Center Student Congress and experienced what Kentucky hospitality is all about.

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GCU Campers Hear Star Wrestler’s Words of Wisdom

June 28, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

Anthony Robles, who was born with one leg and went on to become an NCAA champion this year for Arizona State University, visited campus this week to offer encouraging words about overcoming obstacles and sharpening focus in life.

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Popular Demand Results in Hands-On Class for Staff

June 27, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Administrative assistants asked for — and got — a weekly refresher class to help with various computer programs they need to know to be proficient in their work. Executive Assistant Lisa Reznick made it happen, and Technical Support Specialist Bill Yearnd has stepped up as a capable instructor.

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A Year Later, It’s an Arena (But It’s Still Hot Outside)

June 24, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

One year ago Saturday, more than 300 GCU employees and guests assembled on a grassy plot on the southeastern corner of campus, the site where a new Event Center would be built. The groundbreaking took place on a sweltering, 92-degree morning, with a large tent providing only temporary relief. A year later, it’s similarly hot — the temperature exceeded 110 degrees this week — but everything else has changed, including the facility’s name.

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Arena’s Big Board Already a Big Win for GCU

June 22, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Atlanta-based Innovation Sports Marketing began installation of the main scoreboard in the new GCU Arena on Tuesday, adding another piece to a state-of-the-art facility that figures to rival some professional sports venues. The display itself is massive, hanging at the south end above the court. It measures 15 feet tall by 35 feet wide and weighs around three tons.

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AzHOSA Chapter at National Conference This Week

June 21, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Question: What do GCU’s HOSA Bowl and women’s basketball teams have in common? Answer: Neither has a problem with passing to Samantha Murphy. The Antelopes’ All-American is part of a team of three that will compete this week in Anaheim, Calif., at the National Leadership Conference for HOSA.

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GCU Nursing Graduate Meets Needs of Joplin

June 20, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Crystal Ericksen’s first year out in the “real world” has been one she’ll never forget. Crystal, a 2010 graduate of GCU’s College of Nursing, works in the cardiology unit at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. Her husband, Matthew, is a first-year resident at the same medical facility.

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Ride On: Three GCU Staffers Take Cycling Seriously

June 20, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Everyone has their own way of getting away from the daily grind. For a trio of GCU staffers, they hit the road — or sometimes trails — on their bikes. The three are Dr. Brian McGuire, executive director for the Office of Institutional Research; Head Athletic Trainer Geordie Hackett; and Enrollment Counselor Lance Hinderleider. They’re competitive cyclists, and two of the three have major events coming up.

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Online Student Keeps Up the Fight Against MS

June 15, 2011 / by / 5 Comments

Although Brooklyn-born Deborah Lynn Lovell has Multiple Sclerosis (MS), it took her years to admit it. Her mission in life now is to help people avoid making the same mistakes. She is now following another dream — earning a college degree. She enrolled in the Communications program at Grand Canyon University.

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Video: A Day With Thunder

June 15, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http://youtu.be/8wMVwuEjhls

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