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Antelope Intros: Patrice Nevins and Ashlyn Tupper

August 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two enrollment counselors who can’t get enough of GCU. One is a mother who is nicknamed “Granny.” The other is a recent graduate who found her place on campus when she joined the Speech and Debate Team.

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GCU Magazine informs, inspires and gets INside

August 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The August 2016 issue of GCU Magazine is filled with informative and inspiring stories about what’s happening at Grand Canyon University going into the 2016-17 academic year.

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How GCU’s new Seminary is keeping the faith

August 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon Theological Seminary is here, and it promises to be a unique experience for students — the combination of a vibrant campus and the opportunity to work in the community. “In a seminary environment, it’s really easy to turn it into a Christian bubble, and we don’t really want a Christian bubble here,” said Anna Faith Smith, assistant dean of the College of Theology.

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Richard Sweet told Colangelo College of Business master's students that Southwest Airlines is built on servant leadership -- with some fun thrown in.
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There’s a lesson in Southwest’s sky-high success

August 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The business model of Southwest Airlines is just that — a model for how to do business. Its annual ranking among the top companies in the country has become a foregone conclusion, and Colangelo College of Business master’s students got insights into its culture Tuesday from marketing adviser Richard Sweet. He said Southwest emphasizes servant leadership — just like GCU.

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CHSS offers new degrees plus new curriculum twists

August 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A surprising number of students are enrolling in a new Sociology Degree with an Emphasis in Social Work that the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is offering for the this first time this school year. Another exciting change for students is a revised Justice Studies program that includes relationship building and conflict resolution.

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Welcome Week is (un)loads of fun — and much more

August 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Welcome Week is almost here, which means a lot of amazing scenes are almost here, too. But this year there are many new events in addition to Move-In, where more than 1,600 volunteers will greet incoming students. Here’s a rundown of the week’s schedule, complete with lots of new activities.

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McCain shows his purple pride at GCU rally

August 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Arizona Sen. John McCain was back on campus Thursday, showing once again how much he enjoys visiting GCU. The occasion was a rally in his re-election campaign, and McCain clearly enjoyed speaking to a packed-in audience in the Student Union just as much as University officials valued having him stop by. “He’s very genuine. He’s authentic,” President Brian Mueller said.

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Antelope Intros: Sandra Miller and Liam Jacobs

August 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two new Peoria enrollment counselors who have a heart to give back. One of them helps single moms with clothes for work. The other enjoys life by spreading God’s good.

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Orin Anderson, former director of ticket sales for the Phoenix Suns, told Colangelo College of Business students how he used persistence to build his career in business development.
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MBA students get advice that won’t go to waste

August 12, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Sometimes, the best lessons are learned through setbacks. Orin Anderson showed a group of MBA students Thursday how rejection letters motivated him to work harder to get an opportunity in the National Basketball Association, and his career took off from there.

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New counseling focus is on motivating, not persuading

August 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Helping others is what GCU is all about, and Denise Krupp, College of Humanities and Social Sciences lead counseling instructor, did just that this summer. She used her skills in motivational interviewing to train two other employee groups over the summer, an enrollment counselor team and student conduct coordinators. One group works with prospective GCU students and the other current students, but both benefit from learning to motivate, not persuade, people to make a change.

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