Archive for September, 2014

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Timing is right for new worship coordinator

September 09, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

John Frederick is the new worship coordinator of the Center for Worship Arts at GCU, but he also is one of the editors for an important new book on Pauline theology — the study of the teachings of the apostle Paul.

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Employee’s weight loss chronicled on reality TV program

September 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Sara Murphy was tired of being overweight and unhealthy. So, she applied and was selected to be a contestant on ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss,” and over the course of several months, she lost 136 pounds. Now an enrollment counselor at GCU, Murphy has a new look and a new outlook on life.

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Monday, rainy Monday

September 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau The skies opened over Grand Canyon University (and pretty much across the Phoenix metropolitan area) and in some places, more than five inches of rain fell Monday. Gerrard Carmichael of Event Services and GCU Today were out on campus with students who enjoyed Arizona’s version of a snow day. Among them were sophomore Chloe Graves, an exercise science major and member of the women’s lacrosse team, who used the nice weather as an opportunity to read a book from her hammock. Graves, from Anchorage, Alaska, was very familiar with the term “snow day.” Not so for freshmen Joe Schwab (in fishing photo, left) and Zach Cornelius, both from California, who decided to test their luck fishing in the makeshift lake that in drier times is the Intramural Field. “We got a couple of nibbles, no bites yet,” Schwab joked. Director of Athletics Keith Baker said the GCU Soccer Field was almost completely engulfed, and water ran off into the North Gym to the south, including the women’s softball locker room. The huge high jump pit floated from next to the field all the way to the track. The softball field also was submerged.  

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Palin rallies conservative support at Arena event

September 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and filmmaker/author Dinesh D’Souza rallied Christian conservatives at Grand Canyon University Arena on Thursday night. The event drew nearly 2,000 GCU students, staff, and other Valley visitors.

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College of Theology introduces 2 new event series

September 05, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Two new recurring events — a Lunch and Learn for faculty members and a Ministry Forum open to anyone on campus — are important additions to the activities in the College of Theology. The first Lunch and Learn is Friday, Sept. 12, and the Ministry Forum starts Monday, Sept. 15.

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Antelope Intros: Kerry Stream, Michael McCamy and Raquel Wilson

September 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features an employee who used to live on the ocean, one who loves to go to the ocean and one who has made waves by being published in a prominent publication.

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GCU adds electrical engineering program for 2015

September 04, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s first-ever engineering students hit campus next fall as the University unveils a new STEM academics building on Camelback Road.

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GoinGlobal: Career Services launches tool to help alumni, students reach international job market

September 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By GCU Career Services It’s been a busy month as Grand Canyon University welcomes more than 11,000 students on campus for the 2014-2015 academic year. In order to meet the needs of the growing population of GCU graduates, Career Services has expanded its online tools. The latest resource, called GoinGlobal, is available now to GCU alumni and students. GoinGlobal gives them access to more than 16 million internship and job opportunities throughout the United States and across the globe. Alumni and students can read about employment trends, salary ranges, resume guidelines, interview tips and work-permit information in more than 34 countries. Additionally, they are given valuable advice about the culture of each country listed and common etiquette practices. Contact information is provided for area recruiters, staffing agencies and networking groups, both professional and social. Jacqueline Smith, director of career services at GCU, is looking forward to having the new tool in use. “I am so excited for what GoinGlobal offers alumni and students,” Smith said. “It operates like a virtual career center and is like having a Realtor, employment recruiter, chamber of commerce and department of tourism all in one place!” Stop by the GCU Career Services office in Camelback Hall or call 602-639-6606 to connect. Click here to find out more about GoinGlobal and visit www.gcu.edu/careerservices to use these online tools […]

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No deception here: ‘Holmes’ a whiz-bang whodunit

September 02, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

“Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure,” the first play of the 2014-15 Ethington Theatre Series by GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production, had it all: spectacular sets, charming costumes, solid story and ace acting performances all around. Tickets are sold out, but there is a waiting list. Call 602-639-8880.

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