Archive for November, 2011

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GCU Teams Take Stock Market Game by Storm

November 18, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

By Doug Carroll Communications Staff Looking for a good stockbroker in a down economy? One capable of getting you a 344 percent return on your investment portfolio?  Here’s a tip: Call the firm of Dalquist, Herberg, Kernagis & Meyer. But you’ll need to be flexible for an appointment. The brokers are in class for much of the day.  Those four GCU students — Alex Dalquist, Ralph Herberg, Richie Kernagis and Micah Meyer — won the University Division in last week’s 58-team Stock Market Challenge, a game sponsored by Junior Achievement and held at the Arizona Biltmore.  The division included teams from all three state universities and the Thunderbird School of Global Management, as well as a second GCU team (James Cooney, Kevin Knecht and Whitney Richert), which finished third. The victory by the team of four was GCU’s second in three years at the competition.  The two GCU teams also finished eighth and 12th overall, against professionals from companies such as Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank and Charles Schwab.  No, it wasn’t real money the teams were playing with. But it was real competition, and Dr. Ernie Scarbrough couldn’t be more pleased with his students, who haven’t even taken an investments […]

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GCU Job Fair in Student Union Nov. 30

November 17, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Career Services is hosting a job fair for all students and graduates interested in a job with Grand Canyon University. Wednesday, November 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Union. A panel of current GCU graduates and various hiring managers will be on hand to answer questions and set up interviews. Lunch will be provided.

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Interfaith Project Concludes on Positive Note

November 17, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

By Jennifer Willis Communications Staff Ten weeks ago, junior Ty Kieser and senior Micah Briscoe began leading a discussion group at the Chris Ridge Senior Living Community in Phoenix, in partnership with Jewish Family and Children’s Services. Titled “Building Bridges Between Faiths,” the discussions were aimed at exploring Buddhism and its similarities with Judaism and Christianity. Kieser and Briscoe stepped into the project not quite sure what they were getting themselves into. But after completing the final session in the series on Wednesday, they found that they may have learned more from the people they were teaching than their students learned from them. “I have learned a lot from this experience,” Kieser told the group before starting his portion of the discussion. “I hope that you guys have learned at least a tenth from us of what I have learned from you.” The feeling seemed to be mutual. As participants left, they thanked the boys, with some lingering to get in some final one-on-one discussion. “This is the last one,” one of the more vocal participants said as she made her way out the door. “It’s kind of sad.” The sessions, which were deemed a success by Assistant Dean Anna […]

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Movie on the Lawn: The Blind Side, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m.

November 16, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Join ASGCU for another Movie on the Lawn (located on the Quad in front of the GCU Arena) on Friday, November 18 at 8 p.m.

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Third Day: Rock and Roll All Night, Study Every Day

November 16, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

With his extensive involvement in stage design and merchandising for the rock band Third Day, bass player Tai Anderson has taken one long-running course in marketing. “Since 1996, I’ve been in the business world,” says Anderson, who joined the Georgia-based band at the age of 16. Nevertheless, something was missing, despite four Grammy Awards and being what Anderson calls a “trusted brand” among fans of Christian music.

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‘Lopes for Literacy Scholastic Book Fair Nov.14-22

November 14, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU College of Education is hosting the third annual ‘Lopes for Literacy Scholastic Book fair in the GCU Library from November 14 to 22. Hours are Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. Fair features a variety of new books and some classics as well. Email gcukdp@gcu.edu for more information.

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Slideshow: Canyon Crazies Leader Sees Big Things Ahead

November 14, 2011 / by / 2 Comments

LAS VEGAS — If Jared Bearden has his way, the electric atmosphere inside GCU Arena for the Nov. 5 men’s basketball exhibition game against Arizona State University will be the rule and not the exception. Bearden, a junior, is the president of the Canyon Crazies student fan group, and he says he’s just getting warmed up. “This can go way beyond being a club,” Bearden said Friday at a tailgate party before GCU’s game against the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. “This can be what we stand for. It should be more than just games.

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Where to Go In Phoenix: 5 Best Burgers on Camelback

November 14, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Between classes, homework and campus events, there is a good chance you’ve yet to leave 3300 W. Camelback this semester. Let your fellow Antelopes give you their picks for where to go in Phoenix when you need a break from the books.

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GCU Celebrates International Education Week Nov. 14-19

November 11, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Home to more than 130 international students representing more than 46 countries, Grand Canyon University has a diverse student population worth celebrating. Beginning Monday, November 14, the Center for International Education is collaborating with both ASGCU and the International Student Club to celebrate the diverse GCU campus with International Education Week. Students are invited to a different event each day of the week.

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God’s Word Is Home for Chapel Speaker Yates

November 11, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

The U.S. Postal Service stays plenty busy keeping track of Air Force families such as the one Smedly Yates grew up in. The roll call for Yates: Texas (twice), New Mexico, Alaska, Arizona (twice), California (twice), Illinois and Tennessee (twice). After bouncing around so much for so long, it’s no surprise that Yates, 36, seems happily rooted as one of two pastors at Grace Bible Church in Chandler, which began near the Arizona State University campus 10 years ago and now meets at Valley Christian High School. He’s also firmly planted in preaching the Bible.

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