Archive for June, 2015

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Volunteers sought for Move-In Week

June 30, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The loudest, grandest and most colorful Grand Canyon University event will be here before you know it. That’s right. Move-In Week is right around the corner. The University needs 300 employee volunteers to help welcome students, direct traffic and haul luggage into their dorm rooms. Food, water and purple shirts will be provided, though volunteers are asked to bring comfy shoes and clothing — oh, and bright smiles. Employees can sign up for full-day or one-hour time slots throughout the week.

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First summer orientation overflows with smiles, fun

June 29, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Nearly 1,500 new GCU students and their families dropped in Saturday for the first of four summer orientations the University is hosting on campus. There was no shortage of information, fun, GCU swag and Lopes Up!

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Antelope Intros: Amy Wortley and Shayla Cole

June 26, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two Peoria employees — one has fond memories of her “big hair” days and the other is an artist, writer and poet.

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Havocs attend national student section convention

June 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau The most spirited visitors to Terre Haute, Ind., since Larry Bird played college basketball there in the late ‘70s were at Indiana State University last week. There, more than three dozen student leaders from 20 universities attended the inaugural convention of the National Collegiate Student Section Association. The Grand Canyon University Havocs were there, of course. (Click here to see photos.) Senior Brandon Kaiser, the Havocs president, and junior Trevor Knotts, vice president of the Lopes rowdy student section, joined others from small schools (D-3 Hope College) and giants (University of Arizona) at the three-day meeting. Kaiser and Knotts attended sessions about finances, social media and ethics and gave a presentation on GCU’s spirit strategy. Kaiser, a member of the NCSSA’s executive board, also led a discussion on marketing. “The goal is to build bridges, create relationships and mutual respect, to display school pride and support of our athletic programs and to build camaraderie among students,” he said. The GCU pair also participated in the conference “swap shop,” handing out Lopes T-shirts, drawstring bags, hats, flags, stickers and other gear, and brought home swag from the other universities. The NCSSA was launched last year by Jacob Pauly, […]

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GCU students at NCSSA national meeting

June 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Senior Brandon Kaiser, president of the GCU Havocs, and vice president Trevor Knotts, a junior, participated in the first-ever convention of the National Collegiate Student Section Association at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. (Photos courtesy of Brandon Kaiser)    

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STEM campers learn to bake brownies in solar ovens

June 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

More than 20 middle school and high school girls in Grand Canyon University’s all-female STEM academic camp braved the searing hot weather Wednesday as they cooked brownies in solar ovens on the Promenade by the Student Union.

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Faculty member has the Intel for engineers

June 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

If you’d like to chat about ion implantation in microchips, wonder how circuit boards work, or would just like to shoot the breeze about engineering in general, Dr. Melissa Trombley is the person to speak with. Trombley, who goes by “Mel,” joined Grand Canyon University recently as lead faculty on the new electrical engineering program, which opens to students in August. She brings 10 years of experience from Intel, where she worked on massive, multimillion-dollar equipment used to manufacture computer semiconductors.

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AzHOSA students hone skills at national competition

June 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Eight members of Grand Canyon University’s chapter of the AzHOSA health care professions organization are off to Anaheim, Calif., today to compete in HOSA’s 38th annual National Leadership Conference, where they will face some of the top students of pre-med and other health care undergraduate programs from around the U.S.

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Antelope Intros: MJ Mauney and Sedrick Ratchford

June 18, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s version of Antelope Intros includes a UDR in Virginia who has hilarious tales to tell about a part-time job that made people smile and a 27th Avenue employee who adds an interesting twist to singing.

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Shakespeare to Seuss: Ethington shows its range

June 18, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Claude Pensis, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Productions, Bill Symington, assistant dean and stage designer, and Michael Kary, assistant professor and play director, have put GCU on the map for collegiate theatre in the West Valley, but Pensis et. al. may have outdone themselves with this year’s Ethington Theatre lineup, which has something everyone can enjoy. From Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss, every play in the 2015-16 series is a must-see according to Pensis. And with a stage and costume design plan that is expected to be one of the biggest in University history, we couldn’t agree more. “We’re going to have fun with the plays. It’s going to be an adventure for the actors, directors and the audiences,” Pensis said.

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