Archive for July, 2016

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Antelope Intros: Michael Talarico and Preslee Swern

July 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a GCU alumna who is passionate about patient care and was featured in an Elvis Presley book. The other is a passionate lifter — whether it’s Olympic weightlifting or lifting students toward academic success.

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GCU Hotel’s new restaurant opening soon

July 28, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Canyon 49 Grill, the new restaurant next to Grand Canyon University Hotel, is scheduled to open by mid-August, and it promises to be as big a hit as GCU Golf Course has been. The restaurant will be open all day and will have a menu “so diverse and broad that people would enjoy our food three to four times a week,” hotel manager Brett Cortright said.

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Kary’s book explores Christianity in acting

July 27, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

If the world was a stage, it follows there would be an author, Grand Canyon University acting instructor and director Michael Kary suggests in his new book, “Acting in Faith: A Christian’s Guide.” Described as technique book and devotional, the book explores themes such as how being Christian helps actors overcome obstacles. Kary’s self-published book will be released Aug. 6 and used as a text in College of Fine Arts and Production acting classes.

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Antelope Intros: Jessica Walls, Megan Oden and Brianna Samson

July 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features three new employees at 27th Avenue — one likes to buy, sell and collect vintage kitchenware, another has a pretty diverse work history and the third takes pride in her three-legged dog.

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Back to School Clothing Drive is a labor of love

July 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Laurie Merrill GCU News Bureau If you’ve never seen the annual Back to School Clothing Drive held at Grand Canyon University’s Arena, you’re missing an amazing event. Picture the arena transformed into a shopping mall with various “department stores” in such categories as shoes, socks and underwear, shirts and sweatshirts, shorks and skorts, and of course, Stitches of Love, the area where each item is handmade. More than 4,500 children visited the arena this week to get school supplies, clothes, backpacks and more before school starts. Love, kindness and volunteers made this happen!                

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Clothing drive is like Christmas in July for kids

July 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Thousands of school-age children visited GCU this week during the Back to School Clothing Drive, an annual event that gives each child every possible supply imaginable and a few extras, such as bracelets, beanies and bookmarks. Hundreds of volunteers helped children select their sizes and loaded their bags and arms with goodies.

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Starting a new job? Be sure to follow the Four P’s

July 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Aysha Bell GCU Career Services CONGRATULATIONS! You might have just graduated from Grand Canyon University or maybe you’ve been out of school for a little while and you have now landed your first, real-world position. What a wonderful feeling! It is tempting to relax, put your feet up and feel as if you have “arrived.” However, the work has actually just begun, and GCU Career Services wants to help you be successful with the Four P’s of being successful at work: preparation, professionalism, politics and performance. PREPARATION: Feeling anxious about your new position is normal. To overcome anxiety, review your resume and the job description again by focusing on your past accomplishments and visualizing how you will utilize your previous experience in your new career! Practice your elevator speech and handshake. You will meet numerous new colleagues, and it is important to make a strong first impression. Know the logistics! Some key items to know are the address of the company, where to park (and if you need to pay to park), dress code, and name and phone number of the person and/or department to which you report. Also, know whether you need to bring a lunch or if […]

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Top U.S. officer praises new Arizona tech program

July 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Megan Smith, the U.S. Chief Technology officer and adviser to the President, traveled to Grand Canyon University to meet some of the 200 Chief Science Officers (CSOs) attending a three-day training institute. Smith praised them for their roles as pioneers in a program that she hopes spreads from Arizona to every state in the nation. CSOs are junior high school and high school students elected by their classmates to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math subjects at their schools.

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Seminary takes first step on path to accreditation

July 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is the most prestigious accrediting body for seminaries, and Grand Canyon Theological Seminary already has cleared the first hurdle toward that honor — it was made an associate member at the organization’s biannual conference last month. “When people who are accreditors of the academic community take a close look at you and say you have quality programs, that’s a big deal,” said Dr. Jason Hiles, dean of the College of Theology. GCU Today has the story.

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Inventions spark students’ scientific intensity

July 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Empathy can be the inspiration of invention, Chief Science Officers learned during one of the stimulating sessions they are experiencing during a three-day summer training institute at GCU. Tasked with building a game controller from a circuit board for a girl with special needs, the first step for the students was feeling empathy. Imagining what it must be like to have a special need that prevents you from playing video games helped spur the students to imagine what kind of controller she would need.

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