Archive for April, 2015

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Antelope Intros: Wade Wedow and Toni Barrett Druilhet

April 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros are a couple of university development representatives who stand out as leaders and positive thinkers. One set an unusual record while playing baseball, and the other surprises people when they find out about her family background.

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Retiring COT ‘pillar’ helped students learn — and live

April 30, 2015 / by / 7 Comments

The longest-tenured employee at Grand Canyon University, Dr. Michael Baird of the College of Theology, is retiring after 36 years, and he will leave behind a long list of grateful students and fellow faculty members. Baird was so good at his job for a simple reason — he loves to teach.

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Career Services: The importance of limiting cell phone, tablet use in the workplace

April 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By David Orosco GCU Career Services Some would say current technology has become an extension of who we are. The ability to check e-mails, order lunch and inspect bank statements is at our fingertips, just a few taps away. Many use the cell phone or tablet to resolve various issues in their daily lives. Some of us, however, don’t  know how to “unplug” from our devices while in the workplace. The use of electronic devices while on the clock initially may seem harmless or nonthreatening to the organization. It may take only a minute or two to check an e-mail, but that time easily can turn into five minutes, and reading personal email once a day may become a recurrence throughout the day. Do the math: If the average employee works eight-hour shifts, five days per week, and every three of four employees in a department uses his or her personal phone/tablet for five minutes, 10 times per day for one week, that is a minimum of 15 hours of work unaccounted for during that week. It’s important for management to evaluate how much paid company time is used when employees use their personal electronic devices. Companies depend on employee production, and it is important that staff members understand the impact they have on the organization. GCU Career Services is here for you. Follow us on Facebook […]

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Praise for ‘Canyon Worship’ keeps resonating

April 29, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The accolades keep pouring in for “Canyon Worship,” the EP released earlier this month by Grand Canyon University’s Center for Worship Arts. Some of the most heartfelt responses came from GCU Christian worldview students after they heard the songs for the first time.

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GCU athletic training and nursing students work Wild Canyon Games

April 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

  Athletic training and nursing students in GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions recently worked alongside physical therapists, EMTs and other health care professionals to care for injuries and illnesses sustained by participants in the Wild Canyon Games near Williams, Ariz. The GCU medical team volunteers were, from left, Kellie Lotshaw, Chelsey Ybanez, Ryle Garland, Zoe Arthur, Michael McKenney, Alexandra Whitney, Brooke Sutton, Abigail Nevitt and Nick Thomas. (Photo courtesy of Michael McKenney)

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Employee seeking aid for victims of Nepal earthquake

April 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal caused more than 5,000 casualties and left nearly 11,000 injured. GCU’s Muney Shrestha, a facilities application administrator, is collecting donations for her parents and siblings, who are among the thousands of survivors seeking aid after the devastating tragedy. GCU has donated $5,000 to relief efforts and students, faculty and staff are encouraged to contribute through monetary donations and prayer.

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Career Services: Maximizing the value of your Study Abroad experience

April 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services Your study abroad experience brings more value to you, your job search strategy and your potential employer than you may realize. By studying abroad, you can bring a multitude of skills, knowledge, tools and resources to a company that may not be found in others who did not matriculate outside the United States. Study Abroad and Integrative Complexity As career advisers, we often see students struggle with what to put on their resumés, usually overlooking incredibly valuable experience and qualities that set them apart from other candidates. It can be difficult determining what to include, but things that make you stand out in a positive light should be. Study abroad experience is commonly omitted in resumés and job interviews. Some alumni and students don’t view it as professional experience. However, the fact that you studied abroad is just the tip of the iceberg – what is conveyed by that experience speaks volumes about what you can bring to a potential employer. It’s no secret that the business world continues to be increasingly diverse. That means a lot of different things for employers, including the need to train, support and develop a diverse workforce, market to a distinct consumer base and effectively relate […]

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Commencement is a family affair

April 27, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

By Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The three days of commencement at Grand Canyon University were important for the graduates, but it was a big day for their families as well. Watching the grads being greeted by their families — especially their children — was perpetually heartwarming.        

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Commencement Day 3: Non-traditional students

April 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau  

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Commencement Day 3: Procession of memories

April 25, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Three days of commencement ceremonies at GCU ended Saturday afternoon, and there were enough cheers to fill a stadium and enough tears to use up a box of Kleenex. Amid all the emotions were more stories of grit and determination — and not just among the graduates.

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