Archive for October, 2015

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Glittering mortarboards reflect accomplishments

October 20, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Some GCU graduates who received their diplomas in Phoenix this weekend used plenty of color, zest and sparkle to turn their mortarboards into expressions of art. The adorned caps shone like beacons amid the mostly black mortarboards graduates sported atop their heads.

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No loss for words at ‘Lunch and Learn’ on communication

October 19, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The second “Lunch and Learn” in the College of Theology’s Integration of Faith, Learning and Work was called “Communication and the Christian Faith,” and the talk Friday morning by Josh Danaher of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences sparked a lot of discussion. Danaher said that communicating effectively can be difficult at times for everyone, even those who do it for a living, and he suggested ways to be a better listener and, thus, get your message across.

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GCU Arena hosts four fall commencement ceremonies for Class of 2015

October 17, 2015 / by / 2 Comments

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Although the weather was at times a little frightful Friday and Saturday when Grand Canyon University hosted nearly 20,000 graduates, family members and friends in the Arena for fall commencement, there was no shortage of smiles and celebrations.

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Fall commencement 2015: Hard work pays off

October 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Neither rain nor lightning nor dust storm nor traffic could detract from Grand Canyon University’s online commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday. Once the attendees were safely inside GCU Arena, which took some doing when the dust started blowing Friday, there were congratulations for a job well done and triumphantly raised fists to signify an impressive achievement.

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New faculty expand strong credentials, caring attitude in GCU nursing program

October 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

A Floridian who wanted to be a nurse for as long as she can remember and who has now worked in the field for 30 years this fall joined GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions as assistant dean. Dr. Lisa Smith is among several new faculty faces who are bringing a wealth of knowledge and variety of experience to the college.

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Antelope Intros: Jeff Penzone and Jessica Hatton

October 16, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s episode of Antelope Intros, we get to meet a new employee who has a passion for his family and a popular movie and another who loves to help people but also has demonstrated that she knows how to help herself.

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Inside scoop: Colangelo dishes, crowd eats it up

October 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Listening to Jerry Colangelo talk about his upbringing in Chicago, his move out West and his rising through the professional sports management ranks is always a treat. But on Wednesday, during the Colangelo College of Business Dean Speaker’s Series, the Phoenix sports business icon brought even more to the table, riveting his packed Student Union audience with story after story that illustrated his great kindness, sense of humor and business acumen.

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Student input helps Canyon Angels take wing

October 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The new Canyon Angels met for the first time Wednesday night, and the investors in attendance got to witness the twist that will make GCU’s group different from others: Student teams shared their due diligence findings on the three startups who did presentations. “This is a cut above,” said one of the investors, GCU adjunct professor David Blackledge.

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Grace, movement, style highlight first student dance show of the year

October 15, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau You need look no further than Grand Canyon University to find some of the best college choreography and performances in town. On Wednesday, dancers in the College of Fine Arts and Production took the Thunder Alley stage for the first of two evenings in the Fall Student Spotlight Dance Concert series. The dancers will perform again at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and admission is free.

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