Archive for April, 2016

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Commencement Day 3: Morning session

April 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The morning session of the final day of spring commencement at Grand Canyon University featured doctoral and master’s candidates from the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions.  

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Commencement Day 3: GCU is right prescription

April 25, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Commencement on Monday was all about nurses who managed to get their degrees online while working — full-time, in most cases. Their stories are inspirational and varied, captured in this GCU Today story.

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GCU students win big in DECA international conference

April 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Colangelo College of Business students were dominant recently when they competed in DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Washington, D.C. Maya Hinojos won one category and finished third in another, and several of her classmates made the top three as well.

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Career Services: Building rapport and developing camaraderie

April 25, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

By Aysha Bell GCU Career Services It can be stressful and overwhelming being a new employee. It is also stressful for the hiring manager and/or supervisor when a new hire enters the workplace. These next two months are dedicated to helping both the manager and employee navigate the process for successfully building rapport and developing camaraderie. This month will focus primarily on the new employee’s transition into a new work environment. It is critical for an individual starting a new job to take the following steps to integrate into a new team. Step 1: Remain positive When starting a new job, positivity is important. A new employee will meet quite a few people in the first few days/weeks on the job and also might need to learn many new systems, concepts and procedures. This can be overwhelming! Attitude is critical during this time. New personnel can, technically, still be in the interview process during the first 90 days of employment. Employers will closely monitor how fresh team members are adapting to their roles. Therefore, remain polite and calm during this stage. Also, do not forget to exchange the typical pleasantries. Greet fellow coworkers when entering the office and do not […]

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‘Lopes on the Road’ makes GCU’s sense of community mobile

April 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Alumni and Athletics departments have collaborated to create “Lopes on the Road,” which provides GCU alumni and out-of-state students and employees a chance to get together and cheer on the Lopes. It has been so successful at basketball games, they’ve expanded it to baseball, and the next one is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, in San Jose, Calif.

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Commencement Day 2: Lifetime achievement award

April 23, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

The commencement ceremony stopped for a few seconds Saturday afternoon so that 73-year-old Diana Dilcher could be properly acknowledged for getting her degree in communications. But if the crowd that was applauding knew the whole story, they would have given her a standing ovation.

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Commencement Day 1: Afternoon session

April 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Friday afternoon commencement at Grand Canyon University was for traditional students in the College of Fine Arts and Production, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, and College of Theology.  

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Commencement Day 1: Morning session

April 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau Friday morning commencement at Grand Canyon University was for traditional students in the Colangelo College of Business, College of Education and College of Science, Engineering and Technology.              

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Commencement Day 1: There’s a lot to shout about

April 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

There were significant messages amid the tears of joy as spring commencement began Friday morning at Grand Canyon University. Speakers emphasized the importance of change, both in how you bring it about and how you deal with its inevitable challenges. “When we find our purpose, will we have the courage to pursue it?” student speaker Brittany Holen asked her fellow graduates.

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Antelope Intros: Laurie Meidl and Dr. Melissa Milliken

April 21, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

This week’s Antelope Intros feature two new employees who are passionate about helping others — and help themselves by doing fun outdoors things, such as hiking. These sound like two people you’d love to have a conversation with, and maybe their unfiltered thoughts about life, expressed so well here, will encourage you to do just that.

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