Archive for December, 2014

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2014 in review: GCU’s influence keeps growing

December 31, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

So many things happened at Grand Canyon University in 2014, it’s hard to pick the 10 most important.

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Harvard basketball game is a festive occasion

December 31, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU employees were treated to a pregame barbeque, complete with music and lots of things for the kids to do, and post-game fireworks Tuesday night when the men’s basketball team played Harvard. A sellout crowd of 7,412 filled GCU Arena for the game, which Harvard won 72-59.      

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A look back at 2014 through the camera’s lens

December 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau At GCU, 2014 was a whirlwind of photographable moments, encompassing everything from academics and athletics to concerts and construction, and from leadership and learning to Welcome Week and worship. If we had more room and time, we’d post every photo in our extensive gallery. But here are 38 representative shots, courtesy of campus photographer Darryl Webb and other contributors at GCU. Happy New Year!    

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Superman fan trims cubicle with Man of Steel gear

December 30, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Dennis Reiber, a GCU curriculum designer and developer in the College of Education, has decked his workspace at the 27th Avenue office complex with memorabilia of his favorite childhood superhero. It’s his way of having fun, being comfortable and creative at work and giving a shout-out to the Man of Steel with the impeccable moral compass, Superman.

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Sports business students get tournament training

December 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Students in the Colangelo College of Sports Business will get some great experience this weekend in running an event — they’ll be heavily involved in managing the Hoophall West Classic high school boys’ basketball tournament Friday and Saturday at Chaparral High in Scottsdale. Five teams ranked in the top 25 nationally will be at the event, including Corona del Sol, which has won the last three Division I titles in the Arizona state tournament.

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Career Services: A strategic career plan can set you apart

December 29, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Aysha Bell GCU Career Services The development of a strategic career plan is an important part of finding a job within your chosen field. Many job seekers will complete their education and begin applying for open positions without careful thought, consideration or planning. As a result, they do not secure the most ideal position. A strategic career plan outlines the steps you could take to transition into a desired profession. Taking the time to think strategically about your career goals increases the likelihood of success. Here are suggestions on forming a career plan: Consider which career could be the most ideal fit. Conduct research by taking career assessments. GCU offers a great assessment tool called the Career Compass which is free and available here. Ask trusted family, friends, instructors and mentors for input. Review previous high school and college coursework to identify prior success (defined as enjoyment and skill), which may provide hints toward potential careers. Investigate career-specific student and professional associations to gain more industry knowledge and experience Participate in job shadowing opportunities to learn more about the fields suggested during career assessments and conversations with trusted individuals Volunteer for or otherwise get involved in community events similar to […]

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Smiles with Santa at GCU Christmas party

December 29, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Santa’s visit to GCU last week was a memorable time for many GCU employees and their family members and friends. Check out our photos with the jolly St. Nick himself.  

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12 Days of Christmas on main campus

December 22, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by GCU News Bureau Dozens of employees on GCU’s main campus got into the holiday spirit this month by participating in the 12 Days of Christmas. They brought dozens of delicious dishes, decorated their office spaces with stockings and garland, piped in music and welcomed their coworkers, many of whom they’d never met before. A big shout-out to chief elf Mark Nelson who dreamed up the concept, along with sugar plums, of course.  

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GCU community packs food for the world

December 22, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Hundreds of folks turned out Saturday to assemble 100,000 manna packs, a nutritious mix of rice, soy, vitamins and minerals that will be shipped to Haiti to feed hungry kids. The volunteer effort was for Feed My Starving Children, a global nonprofit that was selected by GCU as one of the charities tied to the men’s basketball season this year.

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Tempe office is in super Christmas spirit

December 19, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Thursday was Santa’s Helper Day at GCU’s Tempe office complex and, as you’ll see below, Ben Vilkas and Sierra Langford were happy to oblige. The Tempe workplace was a winter wonderland, and the mood was festive. Editor’s note: One cubicle was decked out with an item that reminded GCU Today of what at least one of us wants for Christmas: another shot at the Super Bowl. Please, Santa?  

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