Archive for January, 2012

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GCU’s Athletic Trainers: The Team Behind the Teams

January 20, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

If there’s one thing GCU’s head athletic trainer, Geordie Hackett, would want people to know about his staff, it’s that they are a team — just like any of the Antelope sports teams that they work with. “Just because I’m the head trainer doesn’t make me more important than any of the others on my team,” Hackett says. “This is my extended family.” The rest of the team is rounded out by people Hackett feels have great character and are trustworthy. With the 21 men’s and women’s sports teams at GCU, Hackett can’t handle it all on his own — nor would he want to.
The team of seven divides and conquers, with each person taking on sports based on familiarity or special training.

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Career Services Becomes a Mickey Mouse Operation

January 19, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

Walt Disney’s philosophy about customer service was quite simple: “Keep it clean … Keep it friendly … Make it a real fun place to be.” Director of Career Services Jacqueline Smith wants everyone to know GCU has more in common with Disney than just charming mascots. If it’s up to her, every GCU student will leave school with the same purpose, passion and work ethic as Disney’s best. With more than 800 student workers (and counting) on campus, Smith’s office will have much to say on the matter. This past semester, Student Worker Training Manager Connie Sugarman and Career Specialist Brittany Mony trained more than half of the University’s student workers.

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‘Crazy’ Life of Rachel Chan Is All About Faith

January 19, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Throughout the Bible, people do crazy things for the glory of God,” says Chan’s 16-year-old daughter, Rachel, a high school junior and musician who will perform before her father’s speaking engagement Friday night in GCU Arena. “Jesus calls us to deny ourselves. If we’re really living for eternity, these things aren’t crazy at all.” On Friday, she will perform three original songs and also join the Irish band Rend Collective Experiment onstage.

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GCU Run To Fight Cancer

January 19, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU Run to Fight Children’s Cancer is a one and two loop course around Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, along with a cancer survivor’s walk. Race proceeds will go to the Children’s Cancer Network, an Arizona charity supporting families who have children dealing with Cancer.

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Goodwill CEO Speaks of Importance of Business Model

January 18, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

How does a nonprofit organization manage to stay in business and continue to grow and thrive even in a recession? “You have to think of it not as a charity, but as a business,” says Jim Teter, CEO of Goodwill of Central Arizona, who spoke at this month’s CEO Lecture Series in Ethington Theatre on Wednesday morning. Goodwill originally started as a mission of the Methodist Church to help people with disabilities find jobs. Today, it has expanded to help all types of people find work, from those who have a disability to those who have been unemployed for more than a year or lack certain skill sets.

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Career Services Unveils Online Job Board

January 18, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

GCU Career Services has a new online job board, Lopes for Hire, featuring job opportunities for students and alumni with companies located in Phoenix and beyond. Career Services has forged relationships with numerous companies and is listing only valid job opportunities for the site’s users. All listings are reviewed and approved by the Career Services staff. To start using the resource, visit http://gcuniv.experience.com.

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ASGCU Hosts Safety Week Jan. 17-20

January 13, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Join fellow students for GCU Safety Week, January 17-20, with events in the Student Union and the Quad lawn north of the GCU Arena. Activities and presenters will be available on campus all week to provide information on crime awareness, drug abuse, sexual assault and other personal and campus safety issues. For more info, call Student Life at 602.639.6892 or student.development@gcu.edu.

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Spring Chapel and the Gathering look to Continue Momentum with Familiar Faces

January 06, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

By Jennifer Willis Communications Staff Chapel and the Gathering got a burst of energy when they moved into the new arena this fall semester and Dean of Students Pastor Tim Griffin hopes to capitalize on that momentum by continuing to bring in some of the best pastors and Bible teachers the Valley has to offer. “I’m excited to pick up right where we left off last semester with our chapel experiences,” says Griffin. “Our worship teams will continue to lead the music portion of the services and our list of communicators will challenge us from their own personal life stories and God’s Word.” Some of the faces at chapel will be familiar favorites, including Pastor Tim and CEO Brian Mueller. Others, including the new College of Christian Studies Dean Steve Gerali, will be introduced for the first time. Additional speakers include Kent DelHousaye from Bethany Bible Church, Courtney Cleveland from Women of Faith, Darryl DelHousaye from Phoenix Seminary, Glenn Packiam from New Life Church, Jeff Gokee from Phoenix 1 and popular author and speaker Josh Riebok. The focus of the Gathering will change slightly this spring. While there will continue be a few outside faces, such as Cleveland and Riebok, Hudson […]

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Seven Months Later, Joplin, Missouri Stronger Than Ever

January 04, 2012 / by / 2 Comments

Enrollment counselor Aaron Johnson recently returned from a holiday trip to the Joplin, Missouri area which was devastated by a tornado on May 22 and he was pleasantly surprised at the changes and the cleanup he saw. The last time Johnson had seen his home town was in June when he and a team from GCU drove a van full of clothing and supplies donated by faculty and staff to give to families affected by the disaster. The destruction he had seen then had been sobering.

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