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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 / 0 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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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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Lots of variety in Ethington’s 2016-17 season

May 11, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

From author Agatha Christie to musician Leonard Bernstein and from a snowy inn in England to the wild streets of New York, the 2016-17 Ethington Theatre season surely will astound you. It opens with the drama of “The Mousetrap” and closes with “West Side Story,” a beloved and renowned romantic musical. One thing is certain: You will need to get your tickets early.

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GCU helped Mendoza find his true purpose

May 10, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

When Juan Mendoza arrived on campus, he came with the original purpose of earning a degree to enter the health care system. In the process, however, he was able to develop faith in the Lord and began to recognize all the great things the Lord had done for him.

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GCU 2015-16: Golf course is just one of the big hits

April 25, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

The opening of the Grand Canyon University Hotel and Grand Canyon University Championship Golf Course were big stories in 2015-16, but they were just part of the continued community revitalization. And the rapid growth on campus continued, too. GCU Today Magazine picked the top 10 stories of the academic year just completed.

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Career Services: Building rapport and developing camaraderie

April 25, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

By Aysha Bell GCU Career Services It can be stressful and overwhelming being a new employee. It is also stressful for the hiring manager and/or supervisor when a new hire enters the workplace. These next two months are dedicated to helping both the manager and employee navigate the process for successfully building rapport and developing camaraderie. This month will focus primarily on the new employee’s transition into a new work environment. It is critical for an individual starting a new job to take the following steps to integrate into a new team. Step 1: Remain positive When starting a new job, positivity is important. A new employee will meet quite a few people in the first few days/weeks on the job and also might need to learn many new systems, concepts and procedures. This can be overwhelming! Attitude is critical during this time. New personnel can, technically, still be in the interview process during the first 90 days of employment. Employers will closely monitor how fresh team members are adapting to their roles. Therefore, remain polite and calm during this stage. Also, do not forget to exchange the typical pleasantries. Greet fellow coworkers when entering the office and do not […]

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‘Lopes on the Road’ makes GCU’s sense of community mobile

April 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Alumni and Athletics departments have collaborated to create “Lopes on the Road,” which provides GCU alumni and out-of-state students and employees a chance to get together and cheer on the Lopes. It has been so successful at basketball games, they’ve expanded it to baseball, and the next one is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, in San Jose, Calif.

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Teachers give students a truly educational gift

April 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

One preschool director shares three personal pieces of advice for first-year teachers. A principal says that not all of the lessons are in the lesson plan. A teacher shares how networking helps educators go far. It’s all in the first book produced by the College of Education, “Teaching: A Calling of Passion and Purpose,” which is filled with inspirational stories for graduating students.

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From left, Brandon Hall, Steve Hall, Michael Hall and Chaunte Myers are an Air Force family that shares pride, love for GCU and a mission to serve military veterans. (Portrait Shoppe, Macon, Ga.)
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Vets salute what GCU military program does for them

April 05, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When GCU established its military program in 2013, it quickly became a lifesaver for veterans who want to resume or begin their education and be in a better position for a new career. The family of Master Sergeant Steve Hall, in particular, has taken advantage of the program.

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