Archive for May, 2016

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GCU graduate loves ‘flipped classroom’ teaching method

May 31, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU graduate Amber Loyd is giving back to the high school she once attended by implementing a new way of teaching mathematics to a class of 60 students. One year after joining the school’s STEM program, she says her experience at Metro Tech High School is helping her promote excellence and increase creativity in the classroom.

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After Fiesta Bowl internship, Schindler brings a lot to the party

May 31, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Kelly Schindler, a December graduate of the Colangelo College of Business, used an extremely educational internship with the Fiesta Bowl as a springboard to a full-time job with a nonprofit. It’s yet another example of how students benefit from working for major employers while attending the University.

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Antelope Intros: Brook Sussex and Becky Maestas

May 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros featured a recent Forensic Science graduate who loved the cadaver labs and a singer who can karaoke with the best of them. One of them wants an unusual pet.

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It’s a sweet(s) sight as GCU volunteers visit vets

May 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Disabled veterans at the Arizona State Veteran Home in Phoenix always look forward to the annual Salute Our Troops visit by GCU’s Military/Business Operations and Community Outreach staffers. But it’s not just the doughnuts and Texas Hold ’Em that make them light up — it’s also the camaraderie. And it’s a high point of the year for the GCU employees, too.

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Salute our Troops 2016

May 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Takashi Sato GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University honored veterans Wednesday during the Salute Our Troops 2016 event at the Arizona State Veteran Home in Phoenix. Military/Business Operations and Community Outreach staffers and volunteers chatted over breakfast pastries and coffee with some of the men and women who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The disabled veterans who live in the 200-bed facility near Seventh Street and Indian School Road could choose among a drum circle, Texas Hold ’Em, wheelchair bowling and karaoke before joining a military branch singalong.                          

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‘CEO coach’ gives students leadership game plan

May 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

There was another interesting talk Tuesday in the Colangelo College of Business Dean’s Speaker Series — Dr. Brent Garrison, vice president of education for The CEO Forum. Garrison coaches CEOs, and he coached students on how to fill that role well if they get the opportunity.

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Davis felt a higher calling … to join the Marines

May 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

During her time at GCU, Kelsey Davis found that she really had to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. After research, trial and error and academic advising, she finally settled on a career path. However, just a couple of weeks before graduation, she felt a different calling from the Lord — to join the Marines. Now, she is a testimony of how GCU helped her find her purpose.

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Accent is on discovery in Honors College trip

May 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This spring, 17 students in the Honors College had the chance to explore England, Ireland and Scotland in 12 days. After riding in a huge bus through narrow streets, spending time with locals and experiencing new cultures, students left with two things – the urge to travel again and new friends for the semester to come. GCU Today has the story.

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Economic summit illuminates GCU’s local impact

May 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When GCU President Brian Mueller was a panelist Thursday at a West Valley economic development summit in Glendale, he shared with the audience his passion for the west and his vision for how the University is helping transform the community. “We’re building businesses everywhere we can in our neighborhood,” he said.

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Antelope Intros: Kristin Luciani and Dina Lundblom

May 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two new employees who take pride in family and are excited about giving back to a new community.

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