Archive for November, 2015

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Lopes Justice Society-Law Enforcement Club triumph in competition

November 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU won high scores in the recent Region 1 American Criminal Justice Association Competition in Sacramento: Top Academic – Bridgette Smith 1st Place, Criminal Law, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith 1st Place, Police Management, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith 2nd Place, Corrections, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith 2nd Place, LAE Knowledge, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith 2nd Place, Juvenile Justice, Professional Division – Cornel Stemley 3rd Place, Police Management, Professional Division – Cornel Stemley 3rd Place, Corrections, Professional Division – Cornel Stemley Physical Agility: 1st Place, Upper Division – Chris Rogers 3rd Place, Upper Division – James Luong Firearms, Individual: 1st Place, Lower Division – Sarah Rapp 2nd Place, Upper Division – Blake McCormick 3rd Place, Upper Division – James Luong 3rd Place, Lower Division – Bridgette Smith Firearms, Team: 1st Place, Upper Division – James Luong, Chris Rogers, Blake McCormick 1st Place, Lower Division – Arturo Echeverria, Tyler Carlson, Sarah Rapp

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Comic operetta, ‘Die Fledermaus,’ opens in Ethington

November 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Ethington Theatre opens the German comic operetta, “Die Fledermaus,”  Friday. Brimming with lavish costumes, sets, hilarity and a sumptuous romantic score by Johann Strauss II, “Die Fledermaus,”  is the third play this year by the College of Fine Arts and Production.  

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Chapel guilt tip: It’s a shame to let shame win

November 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Ryan Nunez of Palm Valley Church wasn’t trying to make anyone feel guilty Monday morning at Chapel — or at least feel anymore guilty than they already do. But he pointed out that we all feel guilt to some degree, and it can do a lot of damage, especially in our relationship with God. Nunez urged his listeners to repent and not let shame paralyze them.

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GCU topples ASU, UC Berkeley in speech and debate tournament

November 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s speech and debate team this weekend came in first place among four-year universities in individual events (speech) at the Robert Barbera Collegiate Forensics Invitational #1 at California State University, Northridge. The team beat Arizona State University and the University of California-Berkeley, two of the top-ranked schools in the nation, said team director Barry Regan, a College of Humanities and Social Sciences communications instructor. Click here to read more in GCU Today.

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GCU launches weeklong ‘It’s On Us’ campaign

November 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Starting today, ASGCU, the University’s student government, is hosting a week of educational sessions, training and a pledge drive for “It’s On Us,” a national awareness campaign about sexual assault on college campuses. The programming is mostly for students, but faculty and staff are urged to participate, too, by signing a pledge card at one of the tables this week south of the Student Union. GCU Today has a full details here.

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GCU nurse practitioners feted during National Nurse Practitioner Week

November 09, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Nurse practitioners at Grand Canyon University and around the country are being recognized this week for the good work they do during National Nurse Practitioner Week and Arizona Nurse Practitioner Week. Holding a proclamation signed by Gov. Doug Ducey are, from left, GCU nurse practitioners/faculty members Anne Wendt, Jennifer Billingsley, Rick Lloyd, Ruth Skinner, Connie Colbert and Tamara Wisely. The proclamation reads, “Nurse practitioners around the country have a special reason to celebrate Nurse Practitioner Week this year. Fifty years ago, at the University of Colorado, the first nurse practitioner program was established. Now, 50 years later, nurse practitioner programs graduated approximately 17,000 students in the 2013-2014 academic year. There are more than 205,000 nurse practitioners licensed to practice in the United States, and nurse practitioners now have full practice authority in 21 states and the District of Columbia.” (Photo courtesy of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions)  

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Dennis Green coaches students to get passionate about their potential

November 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Dennis Green is happy to be a former football coach — he said he smiles a lot more these days — but he hasn’t stopped coaching. He came to campus Thursday afternoon and delivered an enthusiastic talk to Colangelo College of Business students about life, integrity and, of course, football. Along the way, students learned about “SWOT” and his “Five F’s” and “Three D’s,” and he even recreated for them his famous postgame rant. GCU Today has the story.

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GCU Lopes leap to victory in season opener

November 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Lopes trounced New Mexico Highlands, 84-53, in an exhibition victory Thursday.

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Tide of teenagers visit campus for HSET Day

November 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Laurie Merrill Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Aruba Siddikqi and Jazlyn Leon are only in 10th grade, but they already know they want careers in the health sciences. That’s why they traveled four hours Friday morning from Douglas, Ariz.,  to Phoenix for Grand Canyon University’s Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology Day 2015. “We came to get more information about the medical fields,” said Leon, who attends Douglas High with Siddikqi. “I’m interested in studying to be a pharmacist, or some kind of forensic career.” Siddikqi is also considering a career as pharmacist, in addition to wanting to be a physician. They were among nearly 2,500 high school and junior high school students who descended on campus to learn more about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and nursing. They toured science labs, listened to lectures from impressive speakers, participated in hands-on experiments and visited booths ranging from the GCU Sports Medicine Club and Honors College–Honors STEMists to Dignity Health and the AZ SciTech Festival. “The students come out with a much stronger idea of what they wanted to go into,” said Teri Varley, who teaches at Ray High School in Kearny. “It opens up broader ideas to them.” […]

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First Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology draws Arizona high school students

November 06, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Thousands of high school students from around the state visited Grand Canyon University Friday to learn more about careers in the sciences, technology and engineering.

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