Archive for August, 2015

Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin addresses Chapel
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Griffin: One thing we can expect — God’s love

August 31, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin used a funny story about his sixth-grade class trip to Disneyland to get into a message for students that everyone needs to hear: Expectations can drag us away from God if we aren’t careful. Keep Jesus as the centerpiece of your life, Griffin said, and remember that God is faithful and always forgives.

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Internships don’t just skim the surface anymore

August 28, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The number of GCU students doing internships just keeps growing — up to more than 300 for the 2014-15 school year. The types of opportunities they’re getting also are expanding, and several found themselves getting to do far more than they expected.

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Antelope Intros: Tori Apolinar and Erica Bailin

August 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two new employees who love trying new things and were so inspired by what they saw at GCU they wanted to join the team. You might say their interests are up in the air and being up on what’s on air.

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‘Backpack to briefcase’ strategies help students stay on track for success

August 27, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The tools to succeed as a student at GCU have never before been so intentional and integrated throughout the colleges and curriculum. From the time they step onto campus until their commencement, students are continuously exposed to purposeful planning, advising and other guidance to make the most of their programs of study, academics, career aspirations and spirituality. And soon, a new First Year Center of academic excellence will open in Juniper Hall, which is home to 250 of GCU’s 750 Honors College students. Click here to read more in GCU Today.

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"As You Like It" in Ethington Theatre
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Lots to love in Ethington opener, ‘As You Like It’

August 26, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The 2015-16 Ethington Theatre Series at GCU gets off to a hilarious start with “As You Like It,” a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare that will be performed by the College of Fine Arts and Production Aug. 28-30 and Sept. 4-6. The GCU version includes a video that was collaborated upon by students in GCU’s theatre and digital film programs, four weddings, bluegrass music, yoga and plenty more to like.

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Unity is world’s missing link, Mueller tells Chapel

August 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

President/CEO Brian Mueller kicked off the 2015-16 Chapel sessions with an emotional talk about what he sees as one of the most critical things in the world today — finding ways to unite people behind common, positive goals. The University would not be where it is today without unity, Mueller said, and he wants GCU to continue to be a leader in bringing students, staff and the community together.

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Career Services: Hiring opportunities for alums abound

August 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Aysha Bell GCU Career Services As alumni you have various opportunities to hire Grand Canyon University students and other graduates for internships and full- and part-time positions. The GCU Career Services Department offers free events and tools for alumni to post job openings, host booths at the annual job fair and get involved with the Companies on Campus events. Companies on Campus begins next Tuesday, Sept. 1, and will occur weekly throughout the school year. Alumni looking to hire employees may advertise openings in a high-traffic area of campus and interact with hundreds of students. Alumni employers are encouraged to contact the Career Services office if interested in signing up for Companies on Campus. The annual Career Services Job/Internship Fair will be held in the spring of 2016, giving employer’s access to thousands of students seeking employment opportunities. However, employers do not need to wait until then to start looking for employees. You can post your open positions for free on the online job board. Remember, GCU Career Services is here for you. Call 602-639-6606 to connect or visit www.gcu.edu/careerservices for more information.  

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GCU engineering department
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GCU engineering welcomes new faculty, students

August 25, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The first students in GCU’s engineering program attended classes Monday in their new building. Over the coming years, they will be exposed to a new way of preparing for the workforce and future jobs in biomedical, electrical and mechanical engineering and of thinking about how Christian anthropology fits in with their future careers.

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New Public Safety changes usher in Safety Awareness Week

August 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Department of Public Safety has a new office in the Grove Parking Garage and lots of new staffers to ensure a safe campus environment. The staff is up to 163, about a quarter of whom are armed officers. “The University has been great when it comes to staffing,” Associate Director Kenneth Laird said.

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Student jobs, hourly wages up, up, up at GCU

August 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU Career Services Student Worker Job Fair Friday in the Arena drew about 5,000 students who have the opportunity to work in places as diverse as the bowling alley in Thunderground to the soon-to-open music studio in the new engineering building.

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