Archive for June, 2017

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Antelope Intros: Abraham Christian and Andrew Cole

June 30, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two University counselors who are passionate about helping others. Each has some interesting thoughts about food, from preferred restaurants to cooking styles.

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GCU gets award for work with St. Mary’s Food Bank

June 29, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

GCU recently received a Hunger Heroes Award from St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance for its major contributions of donations and volunteer hours. But the partnership has benefited local students, too: St. Mary’s has shipped more than 21,000 meals to the Learning Lounge in the last four years.

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It’s game on with summertime construction projects

June 28, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Compared to past summers, campus construction is a tad quieter this year. But there’s still lots of high-profile activity obvious to anyone walking on the west side, where the baseball and softball stadiums both will get new grandstands and the Lopes Performance Center soon will have expanded training and sports medicine facilities. The new Diamondback Hall apartments on the east side of campus also are on schedule.

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New post is a place for veterans to feel like family

June 27, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University has established a new Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter for students, staff, faculty and alumni. The post, one of two on college campuses nationwide, is more than just a social club — the goal is to be involved in community projects.

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Antelope Intros: Mikee Garcia and Maddie Grove

June 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two GCU alumni who loved their experience at GCU so much they decided to stay. One is a University admissions counselor who made his mark at GCU with a rap song. The other is a counselor with a funny story about how she learned to speak French.

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University counselors bake cookies in 117-degree Arizona heat

June 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

University counselors in the Colangelo College of Business took advantage of Wednesday’s 117-degree day to turn their cars into a bakery. Cars were parked in the sun at 10 a.m. to allow the hot temperature to create a natural oven inside their cars. The process took four hours to complete, but in the end cookies were baked to perfection and ready to eat.

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Kary’s new Samaritan Theatre is an act of giving

June 21, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU director and acting instructor Michael Kary is using his passion for theatre to fuel another passion – helping the needy. His new Samaritan Theatre, featuring College of Fine Arts and Production alumni and students, will donate all ticket sales from each production to a worthy cause. Its first performance, “The Servant and the Fool,” opens June 30 at Horizon High School in Scottsdale.

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New doctoral degree helps adults teach adults

June 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Doctoral Studies has a new degree program designed to help adults learn how to better teach adults. The Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning with an Emphasis in Adult Learning degree is ideal for people who have an MBA and want to teach.

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Alumni serve up a slice of hope for the needy

June 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

A new GCU mission was at work Friday when a group of GCU volunteers of the Alumni Phoenix Chapter signed up to make and distribute more than 100 pizzas at St. Vincent de Paul in two hours. “It’s a hard job, and it’s one we can’t do without our volunteers,” said Jessica Dickerson, the kitchen coordinator at St. Vincent de Paul.

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Career Services: The best career advice I ever received

June 19, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

By Aysha Bell GCU IMPACT Center Throughout our lives we consistently receive advice from loved ones, trusted advisers and colleagues. Sometimes the advice isn’t valuable for our circumstances. However, there are times when the input is extremely impactful and affects the trajectory of our personal and/or professional journey. The best career advice I ever received came through a Sunday morning message at church. When I was younger, I struggled with follow-through. I would overbook my schedule with tasks and events I was unable to fully execute. As a result, I often “dropped the ball” in areas of responsibility. Then one Sunday the pastor preached a message that emphasized the first half of the scripture found in Matthew 5:37: But let your “Yes” be “Yes” and your “No” be “No.”  That resonated with me so much, it got me to re-evaluate how I handle my areas of commitment. When I said “yes” to an obligation, I needed to make sure I completed the assignment and/or task to the best of my ability. Ensuring that my “yes” was “yes” and my “no” was “no” has changed both my professional and personal life for the better. Since I made a commitment to that principle, I have been trusted […]

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