Archive for September, 2016

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Farley’s book helps kids learn how to handle bullies

September 26, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

When her daughter was bullied several years ago, GCU counselor Kristan Farley was looking for a way to help. Some advice from Farley’s sister inspired her to write and self-publish “What’s True about You?”, a book designed to help children shun negative messages. A Christian publishing house was so impressed, it’s republishing it next spring.

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State’s winningest coaches both have Lope legacy

September 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Gary Ernst has won more games than any high school basketball coach in Arizona history. J.C. Helton has won more games than any middle school basketball coach in Arizona history. But besides their success, they have one very important thing in common: They both played basketball for what was then Grand Canyon College. Here are the story and video from the August issue of GCU Magazine.

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Antelope Intros: Eric Nordberg and Rhonda Riva

September 23, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two University counselors and GCU alumni. One is a Disney fanatic with a Disney-themed home, and the other is a former fisherman who still enjoys life in the water.

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Doctoral learner earns Outstanding Dissertation Award

September 22, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Chris Anderson completed his dissertation in February, and it was so good, it received an award from the International Association for Invitational Education. Anderson focused his GCU research on the connection between emotional intelligence of school leaders and a school climate intentionally based on trust, respect, optimism and care.

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Career Services: Successfully working on teams

September 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services Working in a team setting is almost inevitable in today’s corporate culture. Therefore, it is incredibly important to understand group dynamics and how your interactions impact the effectiveness of the group. There are steps you can take to improve your own communication and teamwork! Do you remember all of those CLC (Collaborative Learning Communities) groups during your degree program at Grand Canyon University? You may have loved it or you may have rolled your eyes and sighed. Either way, those groups were intentional in an effort to prepare you to work with others in a professional setting. Group work can be incredibly valuable by offering diverse knowledge, opinions, ideas, and creativity. However, it can also pose many challenges via varying communication styles, people who are too pushy, and people who remain silent. Everyone has different styles, so it is extremely important to not only understand your own style, but also how to read, interpret, and adjust to other styles. There are many ways to grow in this area including your own observations and reflections, but there are also a number of tools out there to help you. For example, the DISC Profile assessment is […]

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ASGCU embraces students’ rights with constitution

September 21, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Students and student government members gathered Tuesday night as the Associated Students of GCU made one final review before passing the University’s first-ever constitution. Senate vice chair Colson Franse described the moment as a “monumental point for the student body.”

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He’s a student and pastry chef, all rolled into one

September 21, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

A visit to the Canyon 49 Grill, the new restaurant at the Grand Canyon University Hotel, means a chance to sample some of Jabari Corbin’s special desserts. Corbin has graduated from culinary arts school, has worked at some of the top restaurants in the Valley, and has designs on managing an entire restaurant, not just a kitchen. But there’s one other very important part of the story: He’s a GCU student.

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A social justice discussion that unites, not divides

September 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Theology’s first Ministry Forum of the new academic year, on social justice, was thought-provoking without the rancor that too often accompanies that topic. The four panelists all raised good points in the discussion, which examined how God’s justice can be applied to the social order.

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Easy does it? Not in Kruckenberg’s Chapel talk

September 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Most Chapel talks challenge listeners to venture outside their comfort zone, but some undoubtedly will find Brian Kruckenberg’s message particularly challenging. Kruckenberg said we must seek to know God and then be willing to do what He wants us to do. “If you don’t feel the tension of walking the Christian life,” the New City Church pastor said, “maybe you’re not walking it.”

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One talk show, five different perspectives

September 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Four GCU students took part in AIM, an Albuquerque, N.M., television talk show that examined Christian topics and issues from the perspective of the younger demographic. Senior Tyler Franks was the catalyst for the 12 shows the students produced.

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