Archive for February, 2016

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ASGCU aims to increase unity through better diversity awareness

February 29, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau Seven years ago, Arantxa Moreno came to America from Venezuela and had to dive into the new culture while still trying to hold on to parts of her upbringing that she held dear. “It was a little difficult at first because everything is different,” she said. “Sure, I made friends who were also from other Latin American countries and understood my Spanish, but even then, language was so insignificant because there were so many other factors that made us different.” That is how Moreno learned that two people can come from the same place and yet share two totally different experiences. And with so many international, cultural and social clubs on campus, it’s no surprise that Moreno sought a need to shed light on the many ways diversity exists at Grand Canyon University — which she presumes will grow with the increasing student population. Moreno now is diversity awareness director of Associated Students of GCU, which is turning the spotlight on two students every month, starting this week, to encourage other students to learn more about the unique people and exciting programs at the University. Students will be featured on ASGCU’s social media accounts and Channel 22. […]

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Antelope Intros: Rob Matthew and Nathan Wood

February 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two guys who are both passionate about helping people succeed and finding their path in life. One of them likes finding the best local food spots, while the other prefers traveling the longer road.

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New medical technology ‘all starts with an idea’ at Solutions Challenge

February 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU engineering, medical, computer science and business students on Tuesday were enticed to join forces and compete in BioAccel’s Solutions Challenge 2016. Student-faculty teams from the various disciplines form teams to identify a medical problem, solve it by developing technology, and commercialize the product.

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Career Week broadens student horizons

February 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Jeannette Cruz GCU News Bureau It’s time for students to polish their resumés, pick out their nicest dress clothes, shine their shoes and wear their best smile. It’s time for Grand Canyon University’s Career Week. GCU’s Career Services will provide a mocktail reception and etiquette dinner Tuesday, assistance with resume writing and interviewing skills Wednesday, a job/internship fair Thursday and an opportunity to interview with GCU human resources professionals on Wednesday, March 9. Jacqueline Smith, director of career services, said the events are beneficial to students and alumni who are looking to land a job or an internship. “We know more and more students are doing off-campus jobs, internships or part-time jobs just to make sure they’re in,” Smith said. “At GCU we are preparing our students to get up and get out into the workforce.” At the mocktail reception and etiquette dinner, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, students will learn how to tie a necktie, give a proper handshake and use proper dinner table etiquette. “It’s a wonderful event where students get to experience a very formal dinner,” Smith said. “We want them to feel comfortable and confident that they have the skills to represent themselves well.” […]

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Career Services Student Workers of the Month: Autumn Gilchriest and Stephen Crane

February 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services When you sit down with Autumn Gilchriest and Stephen Crane, this month’s Student Workers of the Month, you immediately feel at ease. They exude hard work, customer service, strategic thinking and a true enjoyment of working with others. Gilchriest and Crane both started their student worker experience at the ITS Staff Help Desk. However, with their exemplary work ethics and service-oriented dispositions, it’s not a surprise that they were promoted to even bigger responsibilities. Gilchriest, a senior Forensic Sciences major, now works as a Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician, where she gets to try her hand with servers on a much larger scale.  Crane, a junior Entrepreneurial Studies major, is now with End Point, which requires a higher level of technology software understanding and supports full-time staffers. Gilchriest initially applied for the NOC full-time position just to practice interviewing, and they were so impressed with her and her potential, they brought her on as a student worker so she could start learning earlier. When she’s not busy taking care of our servers, she is out enjoying her classwork, which includes learning about instrumental analysis, toxicology, blood spatter and DNA testing. As if that wasn’t enough, […]

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What to know about professionalism at work

February 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Lily Schwartz GCU Career Services Recent graduates moving into the workplace have to learn many rules and guidelines about professionalism, both written and unwritten. Professionalism is defined as the skill, good judgment and polite attitudes and behaviors that can be expected from an individual in a given job. Maintaining these professional actions are crucial to being an exemplary employee and starting out strong in the workforce. While every work environment is different, here are a few basic guidelines to remember that can apply to any setting: Being on time every day is key. If you’re not early, you’re late! Get dressed up each day. Research shows that individuals who dress professionally display higher levels of professionalism and a sense of influence. If a uniform is required, pay close attention to the guidelines set forth by your employer. Limit (if not eliminate) use of personal technology, such as cellphones; it is typically an expected practice in the workplace and will help you keep focused. Keep all forms of communication professional. Depending on the work environment, you might be expected to interact with others in a variety of ways, such as in person, over the phone, through email or IM (instant […]

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Lennox brings faith-sharing formula to Chapel

February 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When he spoke at Chapel Monday morning, Dr. John Lennox provided one of those quotes that should be pasted on a refrigerator or pinned on the wall of a workstation, and he also shared a number of other strong opinions. Lennox boldly proclaimed why Christianity must be defended in a society that increasingly seems to be moving away from it.

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Record day: Students band with Rend Collective

February 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students in the Center for Worship Arts did so well in their first recording session with Rend Collective during the 2014-15 school year, the group came back Monday — and this time it was in the new recording studio. GCU is the only university that Rend Collective does this with, and the students got an experience that they won’t soon forget.

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McCain/Colangelo ‘team’ entertains, educates

February 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

It’s always a special event when Sen. John McCain or Jerry Colangelo is on campus, but Friday night was doubly good because they appeared together and just talked about sports for an hour and a half. The crowd on the fourth floor of the Student Union got to hear stories, insights and more than a few good one-liners.

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Hall of Fame inductees epitomize GCU’s spirit

February 22, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

The 2016 Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday afternoon, the high point of the homecoming weekend, featured crisp speeches and many plaudits for the University — both what it was like when the inductees were here and how it still makes them feel today. But two, in particular, have an especially interesting perspective on what they see on campus because they still have important roles at GCU.

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