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Lunch and Learn explores identity challenges

February 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The fifth installment of Grand Canyon University’s “Lunch and Learn” speaker series discussed personal and biblical identities that each of us must seek out and find. GCU Speech and Debate coach Barry Regan along with COFAP assistant professor Sheila Schumacher shared stories and discussed the need to forge an identity both as a person and through Jesus.

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ASGCU president, VP eager to help whole campus

February 17, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

As ASGCU president elect Nate Carpenter and his running mate, Matthew Shinn, prepare for their 2017-18 term, their friendship, hard work and faith stand out. They’ve contributed to their GCU community as resident assistants but are eager to spread that energy around campus.

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Top local officials laud GCU’s neighborhood impact

February 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

A beautiful day, a perfect setting — it wasn’t that long ago that those words would have seemed incongruous with the parcel of land at 27th Avenue and Camelback Road. But GCU has turned it into a thriving business hub, and on Wednesday that was worth celebrating with appearances by local politicians and other dignitaries. They had high praise for what GCU has accomplished.

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27th Avenue employees tap into campus energy

February 15, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Moving from their old offices in north Phoenix and Tempe to the new location at 27th Avenue and Camelback Road has been an exciting change, according to employees. “I love being on campus because I feel the energy, feel the dynamics of what GCU is all about,” said Mark Cruise, an adviser in the College of Doctoral Studies.

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Mental Health Week sets relationship boundaries

February 15, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

While it’s romantic to think that love is all about that first crush and the rush of your pulse, a healthy relationship is more about self love and learning to set strong boundaries. “First of all, you have to learn about yourself and knowing your emotions,” said Dr. Elizabeth Valenti, a psychology instructor in GCU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her session on “Tools for a Healthy Relationship” is part of Mental Health Week.

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Love will find a (right) way, Simmons tells Chapel

February 14, 2017 / by / 1 Comment

Look inside yourself if you want a healthy, loving relationship, Luke Simmons said in his Chapel talk Monday. “You will not have a healthy dating relationship, engagement, marriage if you only focus on the external, the Instagram you,” he said. “If you want a healthy, strong romance, cultivate your inner self.”

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TEDx finalists chosen for March 2 event at GCU

February 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

A wide array of professionals, executives, students and interesting stories comprise the 20 finalists chosen to give talks in the TEDx event March 2 at GCU Arena. Organizers hope to draw a crowd of at least 4,000.

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Business students get on-course golf experience

February 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Sports business students in the Colangelo College of Business get a lot of cool opportunities to learn from the best in the business, but last weekend wasn’t just par for the course. A dozen of them and recent graduates assisted with the operations and coverage of the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament.

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GCU’s Mental Health Week is all about love

February 10, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s first annual Mental Health Week, which kicks off Monday, is timed to coincide with Valentine’s Day and is about helping students love themselves as well as their fellow Lopes. Four days of short but powerful workshops will include lessons on how to unwind, practice mindfulness and have healthy relationships on campus.

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Students bring business creativity to Marketplace

February 09, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

First Tuesday Marketplace, scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month, was created by the IDEA Club to put student entrepreneurship right out there in the open where their peers could see it. There was a lot to see this week — everything from high-tech innovations to clothing and collages.

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