Archive for December, 2015

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Career Services: New year, new career

December 18, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

By Aysha Bell GCU Career Services The holiday season has come to an end and many individuals are now endeavoring to establish their resolutions for the New Year. Some are working on fitness goals, spending more time with family, planning vacations, etc. It is also a great time to consider your career. Are you where you want to be? Have you achieved your desired goals? If not, do not worry. Begin taking inventory and thinking about what you would like to achieve over the course of this year such as a new position, advancement in your current company or starting and/or growing a business. Rather than making resolutions, which typically fade away by February, consider setting goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timed. These are called S.M.A.R.T. goals: S – Specific: Rather than striving for a promotion, think about the precise details. What is the title of the position you desire? What department are you looking to promote into (either in your current or a different department)? Try to be as specific as possible. M – Measurable: When you make specific goals, you should be able to measure the attainment. If you set a goal to be promoted by […]

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Great year for GCU, and the best is yet to come

December 18, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

On the heels of a staff Christmas party earlier in the week that included the best barbecue in Phoenix and a rousing good time at the men’s basketball game, GCU President Brian Mueller put a bow on the University’s 2015 accomplishments during the all-employee meeting Thursday in GCU Arena. Moving testimony from current and future students, a prayer for the family of two employees who recently passed away and a slew of statistics about growth in buildings, academics and student quality were all part of the package.

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Antelope Intros: Lydia Fritz and Cody Cusack

December 18, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

The last Antelope Intros for 2015 feature a College of Science, Engineering and Technology assistant professor who likes to work up a sweat and an enrollment counselor who has a secret love for a particular pet.

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Staff decks Cypress Hall with Christmassy door decor

December 17, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

It’s that most wonderful time of year, when Christians celebrate the birth of their Savior, cookies and hot cocoa are consumed ’round the cracklin’ fireplace, and sparkly decorations and lights of all shapes and sizes are displayed. Cypress Hall, on GCU’s main campus, was dressed to the hilt by staff members who are temporarily housed there, and a door decorating contest was embraced by many.

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Main campus adorned in Christmas glory

December 17, 2015 / by / 1 Comment

By GCU News Bureau GCU’s main campus rolled out the Christmas decorations, from beautiful purple-baubled trees and wreaths and bright red poinsettias to beautiful wrapping paper that covered whimsically decorated doors throughout the first floor of Cypress Hall. Thunder, the Grinch and Buddy the elf were represented in Cypress, the temporary home to many University staff members, and the homey feel of Christmas was present everywhere.

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GCU is well-represented in Glendale Hometown Christmas Parade

December 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Lopes were out in force Saturday morning at the Glendale Hometown Christmas Parade 2015. President Brian Mueller and his wife, Paula, were in a convertible, followed by the Thundering Heard Pep Band, the Havocs and members of the cheer and dance teams. And don’t forget Thunder, resplendent in his Santa hat.  

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2015 winter commencement

December 14, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau GCU Arena was packed and festive for winter commencement Friday night as more than 600 traditional graduates received their diplomas. So many great stories equals so many great photos, filled with joy and anticipation.  

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GCU Arena packed for warm, winter commencement

December 11, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

There was a slight chill in the air Friday, but things quickly warmed up inside a full GCU Arena as more than 600 members of the Class of 2015 and thousands of their closest family members and friends celebrated a variety of incredible accomplishments. Keynote speaker Erik Wahl speed-painted two interesting pieces of art during his talk, which reflected on his own mistakes in life of listening too closely to critics and being afraid to find and live his purpose. He encouraged the new alumni to never be afraid to fail and to think differently than anyone has before.

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Antelope Intros: Jeannette Cruz and Cole Bucholc

December 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two new employees with a passion for the language. The word is out: These are two well-versed people who know how to turn a phrase.

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GCU parliamentarians put team on national map

December 10, 2015 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly everyone knows about GCU’s basketball team, but flying more quietly under the radar is the University’s speech and debate team, which is nonetheless a big success story. The team, just three years old, this year has earned a ranking in the top 20 schools in the nation that practice the same speech and debate styles. And most recently, in what team director Barry Regan said is impressive news, debaters Thomas Rotering and Zachary Kuykendall qualified for a prestigious national competition.

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