Archive for October, 2011

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Pastor of Scottsdale Bible Church Brings Message

October 31, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The parable of the workers in the vineyard from Matthew 20 was the focus of Jamie Rasmussen, senior pastor of Scottsdale Bible Church, at this morning’s Chapel. Rasmussen said God gives equal blessing in seven areas: eternal life, forgiveness of sin, victory over temptation, constant presence, peace and joy, purpose and meaning, and comfort in suffering. Four other areas, he said, are indiscriminate in blessing: wealth, health, talents and abilities, and comfortable circumstances.

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MyGCU: Jessica Barajas

October 31, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Sophomore pre-med major Jessica Barajas soaks up the opportunities to serve. After a car accident has kept her in and out of the hospital for most of this semester, she has worked hard to return to campus and dive back into service. She coordinated an upcoming blood drive with teh American Red Cross. “As a future physician, I now know what it feels like to be a patient,” she says. “I know that feeling of being afraid and overwhelmed. the experience gave me more compassion.”

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Comics Bring Lighter Touch to Peoria Employees

October 31, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Employees at GCU’s Peoria offices received a surprise visit Friday afternoon from a pair of standup comedians, Robert Wagner and Floyd Haas. The occasion was a team-building exercise organized by Regional Director of Operations Reggie Alfonso. “We wanted to change it up,” said Alfonso, who was seeking a departure from the usual activities such as flag football, potlucks and games.

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Spiritually Speaking: What’s the Most Important Question?

October 31, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

Who is Jesus Christ? When the disciples were asked this question by Jesus they answered, “Some say you are John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets” (Matt. 16:14-15). Only Peter answered correctly when he said, “You are the Messiah (or Christ, lit. Anointed one)—the Son of the Living God (Matt. 16:16).

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Student Worker of the Month – Julie Sage

October 31, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The Office of Career Services is proud to present its student worker of the month – Julie Sage. Sage is a senior biology major working in the GCU Fleming Library. She transferred to GCU from the University of Florida two years ago and started working in the Library right away. “I get to help students with research issues, answer reference questions and more,” says Sage. “Because I help students with research a lot, it has helped me in my own studies. It’s been a great help in preparing for medical research.”

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COE Distributes Over 700 Books at Fall Festival

October 28, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The annual Fall Festival celebration is a time of joy for the College of Education. “It’s always a lot of fun to meet thousands of our neighbors,” said Dean Kimberly LaPrade. “It is our way of giving back a small piece of ourselves to the community.” Each year, the college does a theme around giving away books to the children visiting the campus. Candy may last a few bites, but books last for years. Using GCU Today Digest, a request went out for donations of children’s books.

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Scottsdale Pastor to Speak on Vineyard Parable at Chapel

October 28, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Jamie Rasmussen, the senior pastor at Scottsdale Bible Church, has been blessed with the gifts of teaching and leadership and is expected to bring a unique message to Monday’s Chapel in GCU Arena. One of Scottsdale Bible’s members, GCU Alumni Events and Promotions Manager Nick Knudson, says he is impressed with Rasmussen’s teaching style and vision for the church.

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Fall Festival Turns Out Community for Treats, Fun

October 28, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU was invaded by pirates, monsters and a few cute little bugs Thursday evening at the annual Fall Festival on the Mariposa Lawn. Children and their parents from all over the community came to campus to enjoy some safe, Halloween-style fun, with many dressing up in costume. Jennifer Girl of Event Services, who planned and organized much of the festival, said the event was a huge success, bigger and better than ever. Over the course of three hours, an estimated 6,000 visitors came to campus.

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Get a Job: Campus Job Fair Nov. 9

October 27, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

GCU is looking to hire our new graduates! You are invited to attend the Job Fair on November 9, 2011 at 11 a.m. – Noon. Representatives from GCU will be on hand to discuss job opportunities with the University.

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Tempe ‘FangMaster’ Adds Bite to GCU’s ‘Dracula’

October 26, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

There’s no getting around the seasonal nature of certain jobs. Santa Claus in December. A tax accountant in April. And the FangMaster in October. The FangMaster? That would be the self-chosen nickname of Rod Jakubik, who makes custom vampire fangs out of his garage in north Tempe — and outfitted the GCU production of “Dracula” with them. Jakubik, 53, a dental technician, has a day job making removable dental appliances such as dentures, partials and retainers. But in the evening he lets the FangMaster out to play, creating not only realistic Dracula-style teeth but a host of other varieties.

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