Archive for August, 2012

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Renovated Student Union Reopens Thursday With Many Food Options

August 21, 2012 / by / 1 Comment

GCU got a sneak peek at the new menu offering in the renovated Student Union, which opens Thursday for lunch and dinner.

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Slideshow: Amazing Race – ‘Lopes Edition

August 21, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

New students got a glimpse of campus life Thursday during the Amazing Race — ‘Lopes Edition on the Intramural Field. Fun and laughter was in good supply.

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Fill a Bucket or Light a Fire? Motivating Students Takes Passion

August 21, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

GCU faculty member Tom Dyer says passion will help ignite a fire in students. The idea comes from the theme for the year delivered by Associate Provost Dr. Kathy Player, based on a quote by W.B. Yeats: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

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Slideshow: Move-In Day 1

August 20, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Move-In day was a sea of volunteers and excited students (maybe even some parents too!). We’ve captured some snapshots of Thursday’s happenings with this slideshow.

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‘Do You Know What’s Going to Happen?’ At Move-In, We Made Sure They Did

August 20, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Volunteers during Move-In made all the difference in the world to our visitors, and some of them took the time to let us know it.

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Associate Dean Blends Faith, Passion for Nursing Into 25 Years at GCU

August 20, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Cheryl Roat has exemplified GCU’s Christian mission and commitment to academics in a career that spans 25 years at the University. “Her goal is always the same, which is to produce the best possible nurses in the community,” says Dean Anne McNamara. “And she’s all about fairness, making sure people are treated the right way.”

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Ethington Saddles Up for New Season With ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

August 20, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s theatre program was revived in the fall of 2010 after a hiatus, and last year’s series, which opened with “You Can’t Take It With You” and included “Dracula” as well as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” played to several sold-out houses.

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Slideshow: Renovated Student Union

August 19, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

The renovated Student Union is open for business again beginning Thursday. Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll see.

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Year’s Community Theme to Focus on Inclusion of Commuter Students

August 18, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

Helping to set the community tone will be weekly Chapel in GCU Arena, which could draw as many as 2,000 students on Mondays this fall. Speakers for the semester have been given a choice of the so-called “one another” passages from the Bible.

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Enthusiastic Nursing Grad Holds Her Own Commencement

August 16, 2012 / by / 22 Comments

There are enthusiastic graduates from GCU — and then there is Marian Barry. The College of Nursing grad took commencement ceremonies to a whole new level on a blistering, 112-degree day in Mesa, accepting her master’s degree in an unusual way.

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