Archive for March, 2015

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Ideas for GCU outreach efforts spring from Honors Symposium

March 23, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s Honors Institute has emerged as a hub for creative problem-solving. In its second year, the Institute’s students — which could total more than 600 by fall — are already working on projects to generate ideas on how to integrate academics and issues facing the University community. Some of those projects, including a look at how to enhance GCU’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity, will be on display Saturday at Antelope Gym lecture halls and the first-floor meeting rooms at the Student Union.

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Career Services: Finding the right career

March 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Aysha Bell GCU Career Services Every individual possesses skills, gifts and abilities, and it’s important to discover what career is the best fit for those interests and values in order to increase the likelihood of professional success. The adage of ‘do what you love and you will never work a day in your life’ is a possibility. Grand Canyon University’s Career Services Office is committed to helping alumni and students find or rediscover their passion and transition into a purposeful career. Through the use of electronic resources and one-on-one advising, the Career Services team can guide alumni and students toward viable career options. One recommended tool is the Career Compass which requires individuals to answer a series of questions and then measures those preferences to build a professional summary with suggested career paths.  Also offered is a resource called Bridgemycareer which allows users to build profiles and match to employers based on common interests and values. Alumni, current and prospective students are encouraged to take advantage of the resources offered through GCU. Professionals typically spend approximately 20 to 40 years of their adult life working, and so it’s important to make sure those years are spent doing enjoyable activities. […]

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Antelope Intros: Ciara Martinez and Joe Hubbard

March 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two enrollment counselors, one a foodie and the other a filmmaker. They have one very big thing in common — they love being at GCU.

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Big ‘Oklahoma!’ to sweep through Ethington

March 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Ethington Theatre’s final production of the 2014-15 year, “Oklahoma!,” opens this weekend with a smattering of available tickets. The popularity of GCU’s College of Fine Arts and Production’s main stage performances has continued to grow this year, with virtually every show in Ethington’s 311-seat theater selling out or being oversold. For “Oklahoma!,” there will be eight performances over this weekend and next.

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O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A! ends Ethington Theatre’s 60th season on a big, high note

March 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Sure as shootin’, “Oklahoma!” will delight audiences this weekend and next in Ethington Theatre as the College of Fine Arts and Production caps the theatre’s 60th season and the 2014-15 academic year. In eight nearly sold-out performances, COFAP’s spin on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical will be jam-packed with fun music, gorgeous costumes, fantastic sets and praiseworthy acting, dancing and singing.    

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‘Tales from Dugout’ shows strength in vulnerability

March 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The crowd at “Tales from the Dugout” Sunday night at the Arena was treated to an hour of storytelling by two prominent baseball players — Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks and Jeremy Affeldt of the San Francisco Giants — and umpire Ted Barrett about how they carry their Christian faith on and off the field. All three talked of how their vulnerability has become a strength.

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GCU treats community children to Easter party

March 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau There were more than enough Easter crafts, Easter eggs and hugs with the Easter bunny to go around Saturday at Grand Canyon University’s annual Canyon Cares Easter. An estimated 200 children from the community attended, and the day was made that much better by the 90 volunteers, many of them students, who helped out.

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NASCAR pit crew coach revs up sports business students

March 13, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Matt Clark has an unusual job in the sports world — NASCAR pit crew coach — and also was a television analyst until recently, and he sped through some interesting perspectives Friday morning for Colangelo School of Sports Business students.

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Professor’s book illuminates Biblical stories

March 13, 2015 / by / 4 Comments

Dr. Pete Charpentier, an assistant professor in the College of Theology, has published a new book, “Truth from the Trenches — Using God’s Word to Illustrate Timeless Truths.” GCU Today has the story of how Charpentier was inspired to write it, why COT faculty is encouraged to do this kind of work and what the book is designed to accomplish.

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Antelope Intros: Cathy Tellez and Sergio Pelayo

March 13, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two new employees who like to help people and get out and do things. One of them had a hairy adventure on her 21st birthday.

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