Archive for January, 2015

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Home run! Habitat opening day touches ’em all

January 24, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

They came. They saw. They painted (a lot). Saturday was opening day for GCU’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity, and 200 student volunteers turned out with sunny attitudes to match the perfect weather. Renovations began on eight homes in the local neighborhood and, just as important, other homeowners who hadn’t heard about the project took note as well.

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Antelope Intros: Marissa Atkins and Graciela Nobles

January 23, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature a new employee with an unusual addiction that she finally had to give up for health reasons (but don’t worry, it’s nothing bad) and another who is a survivor and an advocate.

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Career Services: Social media in the workplace

January 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Alexa Wennet GCU Career Services Social media plays a daily role in the careers of most professionals. However, creating a business social media account is very different from having a personal account. Below are tips on building your audience and keeping them coming back for more. Make your social media site attractive. Select visually appealing graphics and easy-to-read fonts. Know how to connect with your audience. Offer giveaways and incentives to participants. Contests also are a fun way to engage with clients. When posting most information, make sure the content is educational or provides appropriate resources that are relevant to your company’s industry. Keep your content fresh, personal and applicable to your audience. Avoid posting random thoughts and items that do not have value to the reader. Post events, pictures and information about what’s new in the office, such as new employees, birthday announcements, new products offered or a company award. Post theme days such as “Friday Fun Facts” or “Tuesday Tip Day.” Conduct polls or surveys about your products. This is a great way to get feedback about your business. People visit social media outlets to get away from the serious stuff so it may be effective to occasionally treat them to an appropriate and fun video or image. You also […]

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GCU/Habitat project ready to aid neighbors

January 21, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

It’s time to go to work to do what we do — help people. GCU’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity, in which up to 700 homes in the local neighborhood will be renovated, starts Saturday. GCU Today has the story of a retired couple that is grateful for the help and a student volunteer from Iraq who can’t wait to lend a hand.

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Former Harvard punter gets a kick out of GCU workouts

January 21, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

Jake Dombrowski, who hopes to get a job as a punter in the National Football League after a stellar career at Harvard, has been working out recently at GCU. The reasons why are both obvious and subtle.

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GCU students help at MLK March

January 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos courtesy of Marquis Scott Nine GCU students who are members of the University’s Circle K International Club helped with the safety of the more than 1,000 marchers who gathered Monday for the city of Phoenix’s annual celebration of the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

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Antelope Intros: Betsy Fox and Alex Radcliff

January 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two women who like to write, and one of them does it professionally. But they also have lots of other things they enjoy doing and share an affinity for life at GCU.

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Honors Institute increases reach with growing student membership

January 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

In less than two years, the GCU Honors Institute has expanded to include nearly 300 students and more than 100 incoming freshmen are prepared to join in the fall, according to program manager Breanna Boling. The Institute provides students with exclusive access to guest speakers, internship opportunities and professional development training, among other academic perks. GCU Today has the story.

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New coach, stadium kick GCU soccer into overdrive

January 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Rick Vacek Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Mike Vaught, Grand Canyon University’s vice president of athletics, called an old friend last month and asked whether he’d be interested in becoming the University’s new men’s soccer coach or, if not, whether he could recommend someone. Vaught had only one candidate on his list — the man he was calling, Schellas Hyndman. “We’re good enough friends that I knew he’d listen,” Vaught said. The pair had worked together at Southern Methodist University, where Vaught was deputy director of athletics and Hyndman became one of the most successful coaches in college soccer across 24 seasons in which his teams made the NCAA Tournament in all but two. On Dec. 1, Hyndman completed his contract after six years as head coach of FC Dallas of Major League Soccer and readily admits, “I didn’t know what I was going to do.” On Tuesday, Hyndman was introduced as GCU’s coach during a packed press conference in the Student Union that included the announcement that the University will open a new campus stadium in the fall and make soccer the centerpiece of its fall sports offerings. Hyndman, who ranks sixth among Division I coaches with 466 career victories, has […]

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GCU names new men’s soccer coach, unveils stadium plans

January 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University pulled out all the stops on Tuesday in introducing its new men’s soccer coach, Schellas Hyndman, and announcing plans to build and open a new soccer stadium on campus by next fall. Hyndman, one of the most successful coaches in college soccer and a former MLS coach, was GCU’s only choice to fill the position.

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