Archive for November, 2014

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Santa’s elves in Tempe busy shopping for Canyon Cares kids

November 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Team Murri, a group of employees in the Tempe office, are challenging other GCU staffers to choose a Halope (Lope with a halo) tag from the Christmas tree in their respective workplaces and shop for toys for less fortunate children in our community this long Thanksgiving weekend. The tags give information that is gender- and age- specific, and the toys are due back, unwrapped, to the office by Dec. 10. Members of Team Murri, back row, from left, are Alicia Spezzano, Stephanie Dixon, Jermey Murri, Travis Hardy and Joey Probst, and front row, from left, James Storey, Aasia Khan, Jenny Morales, Susan DeRemer and KJ Jones. Not pictured, Karen Tupper, Paul Smith and Reyna Vargon. Photo courtesy of Susan DeRemer.    

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Career Services: Etiquette an important workplace skill

November 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Alexa Wennet GCU Career Services The practice of etiquette is on the decline, yet it is one of the most important ways to demonstrate confidence, trust and professionalism.  Practicing workplace manners is especially critical during the holiday season as employers generally may be more jovial and inclined to conduct business over meals as opposed to in the office. Whether you are just entering the workplace or have many years invested in it, here are some tips to making a lasting and positive impression by using proper etiquette. The handshake is often the most important nonverbal signal in a business encounter and communicates who you are.  Here are some tips for an effective handshake: Make sure your hands are free of food and grease. If your hands are sweaty, nonchalantly wipe them along the sides of your pants before extending them. When you extend your arm for the handshake, make eye contact and smile. Make sure your handshake is firm but not floppy like a dead fish. Don’t crush the other person’s hand. A business meal is an extension of your work day. Your ability to interact professionally in a relaxed restaurant atmosphere can determine how you are perceived by management, colleagues and potential clients. Knowing basic table manners […]

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New Deputy Director of Athletics is coming home

November 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has a new deputy director of athletics, and for her it’s a homecoming. Jamie Boggs, who most recently was a top administrator at Georgia State but also spent nearly seven years at Duke, grew up in Phoenix and went to Xavier College Preparatory, not far from campus. She’ll be No. 2 in the athletic department under recently hired Vice President of Athletics Mike Vaught.

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Antelope Intros: Lance Leon, Angelique Newman and Lisa Prososki

November 21, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a guy who loves Disney so much … well, you’ll never guess the tattoo he has to signify that. The other two new employees introduced are from distant states who love it here but love there home areas, too.

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Midwestern hosts GCU’s pre-health students

November 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

More than 130 aspiring doctors, dentists, veterinarians and other GCU future health care professionals toured Midwestern University in Glendale on Thursday and interacted with faculty and students from a range of graduate programs. Through a series of agreements announced this fall, Midwestern set aside 66 seats in a range of its graduate programs — including osteopathic medicine, optometry, physical therapy and cardiovascular perfusion — for GCU students who meet the rigorous requirements for acceptance.

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Foster Care Night hits home for GCU twins

November 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Thursday’s basketball game is Foster Care and Adoption Awareness Night, and that means something special for Ahnjellyka and Angela Duque-Parks. Seven years ago after their adoption by a Phoenix couple, they are freshmen at GCU and want to devote their lives to helping people in need, just as their adoptive parents did.

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Lopes win home opener

November 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU’s men’s basketball team defeated Montana State 61-45 Monday in the Antelopes’ regular season home opener at GCU Arena.  The Lopes limited the Bobcats to just 34.9 percent from the field and forced 22 Montana State turnovers.  

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Chapel: A difference-maker tells her story

November 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Monday’s Chapel talk was a first-hand look at why you don’t need to have all the answers to do God’s work. Beth Guckenberger of Back2Back Ministries told of how she and her husband felt called to start an orphanage in Mexico from scratch, with their own money, and turned it into an organization that spans three continents and has helped thousands of children.

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Making a global difference among the little ones: Chapel with Beth Guckenberger

November 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Beth Guckenberger used her Chapel talk Monday morning to tell some amazing and humorous stories about how she and her husband felt called by God to start an orphanage in Mexico and turned it into an incredible ministry.          

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