Archive for October, 2016

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Intramural sports options match GCU’s growth

October 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Tour the campus’ athletics and recreation hot spots on any weekday evening, and four different intramural sports could be happening on a given field or court. And since the sports can accommodate all abilities at no cost to students, barriers to entry are few and far between. “I think we have built the culture where students are genuinely excited to play sports,” said Matt Lamb, GCU’s intramural and recreation manager.

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Jernigan tells Chapel to blast the past

October 25, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Jeremy Jernigan of Central Christian Church gave an entertaining talk at Chapel on Monday about the importance of leaving the past behind and letting God shape our future. “It’s much easier for God to move beyond our past than it is for us,” Jernigan said.

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GCU team to compete for world entrepreneurial title

October 24, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Four GCU students scored the biggest victory in the University’s entrepreneurial history Friday night when they won the 2016 Phoenix Smart City Hack competition and earned a trip to Barcelona for the international finals Nov. 15-17. The group’s startup, Storage Together, aims to bring together people with storage space in their homes with people who want to store their items inexpensively. Ironically, the team didn’t even make the finals of the Canyon Challenge last spring. “We’ve come a long way as a team,” said one of the members, Josh McGuire.

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Faculty to peers: ‘Practice what you teach’

October 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Making connections between Christian values and classroom teaching can go a long way toward engaging students, even in STEM and technology subjects. Three GCU faculty members shared their insights on doing so during Friday’s “Lunch and Learn” as part of the Integration of Faith, Learning and Work lecture series sponsored by the College of Theology.

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Black Student Union connects community, police

October 24, 2016 / by / 1 Comment

Students, faculty and local Phoenix leaders gathered Friday inside of North Lecture Hall to join in the second-annual Black Student Union panel discussion. The panel discussed inner city struggles, law enforcement training, common misconceptions about policing, educating and encouraging today’s generations, shootings and the lack of women in law enforcement.

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Mock debate has elusive quality — civility

October 24, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

What, an issue-driven debate? Yes, and that was the point of the Speech and Debate Team’s mock presidential debate staged Friday at Ethington Theatre, which provided a serious forum for candidate’s views in a funny way while entertaining the nearly 250 in attendance who laughed, learned and cast ballots. Said College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Dr. Sherman Elliott: “We wanted to showcase civil discourse.”

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Slideshow: GCU students stage polite debate

October 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau  

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Antelope Intros: Dina Higgins and Victoria Garrett

October 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a mechanical engineer instructor who enjoys playing golf and creating metal art. The other is a counselor and travel addict who completed a 26-day backpacking through Europe.

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National Day on Writing gets the word out

October 21, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Students and faculty celebrated the National Day on Writing on Thursday by creating chalk poetry, community stories and mini-autobiographies as they spread the word that writing is fun. The six-word personal stories created by passersby — such as “Aspiring feminist and pizza lover” were especially interesting.

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Career Services Student Worker of the Month: Mary Petree

October 20, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services If you’ve ever needed proof that effort is the key, look no further than Mary Petree, senior Psychology student and September’s Student Worker of the Month. As a Junior Enrollment Counselor in Tempe, Petree personifies the ideal work ethic everyone can learn from. “I love studying the brain, I love studying human behavior — it’s really interesting to me. I love the classes, I don’t think there’s really any class I don’t enjoy here,” Petree said. As a psychology major with aspirations to move on to an Industrial/Organizational Psychology graduate program, Petree is already applying what she’s learning to her student worker position. “We talk with possible students and students a lot, so knowing how the brain works and taking a couple of counseling classes, it helps me know how to talk with them and understand where they’re coming from,” she said. And understand where they’re coming from, she does! Petree is already averaging 10 appointments per month and has even enrolled six students as a result of her efforts – she performs as if she already has five years of experience. According to her nominator, Dan Slover, RDO of the Northeast Region, you […]

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