Archive for October, 2016

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Slideshow: Lip Sync

October 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The annual Lip Sync talent competition drew a big crowd to Grand Canyon University Arena on Wednesday night. A group called Harambae won, but the main point of the evening was giving students a mental break from midterms.      

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There’s nothing fake about the laughs at Lip Sync

October 20, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University’s annual Lip Sync talent show created a long line of students and occupied a full house Wednesday night when nine talented teams lip synced their favorite songs, celebrities and movie clips. The thing about this event is that it engages community and encourages peer support, said Julia Bates, event coordinator. “It’s easy to see why there’s so much hype around it,” she said. “Students love being a part of it.”

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Comic belief: McFarlane shows he’s on the ball

October 20, 2016 / by / 2 Comments

Maybe you’ve never heard of Todd McFarlane, but many millennials sure have. He’s famous for his comic-book creations, and the Colangelo College of Business students were awestruck Wednesday as he talked to them about how to get good at something and then parlay it into a success. But the admiration wasn’t a one-way street. “I’m amazed by how brilliant you are,” he said of the younger generation.

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Even more Havocs with Heart serving community

October 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The Havocs are not only the rowdiest, most fun-loving, loudest and spirited of student cheering sections, but they also are incredibly generous. The Havocs with Heart arm of the group shares love and service with hundreds of members of some of the most grateful Phoenix communities, including children with terminal illnesses, the homeless and those with disabilities.

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Take advantage of professional development opportunities

October 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Marette Hahn GCU Career Services How many times have you taken advantage of your organization’s professional development opportunities? Or passed over those emails and deleted them in order to move on to more pressing ones? Or maybe said “Someday, when I have time …” Stop! Carve out some time to contribute to your own career development. You’re busy. You’re overworked. You have no time to think about dinner tonight much less taking an hour or two of your workday for a professional development opportunity. Or maybe you’d even have to participate in training outside of work hours. Who has time for that? What is important to remember, however, is that this is a marathon – your career is over a long time span, and your overall performance depends on all the little things you do along the way. A marathoner couldn’t run a long-distance race without putting in the work, and the same is true for your career. When professional development opportunities are offered through your organization, those are great occasions to not only develop yourself, but also network with other people across the organization, build allies in other departments, and learn new skills. These training opportunities set a great […]

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McKenney earns key role in U.S. sports medicine

October 19, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Michael McKenney is in his sixth year at GCU as a clinical coordinator for exercise science and an athletic training professor in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions. But it was his work outside the classroom that landed him a coveted training position at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

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Author discusses election from Christian perspective

October 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A large crowd turned out at Ethington Theatre on Monday to hear Dr. Wayne Grudem of Phoenix Seminary give his views on “Faith and Politics.” Grudem urged everyone in the audience to get out and vote, and he encouraged students to run for office if they are motivated to do so.

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Never fear, teachers — certification help is on the way

October 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

On Saturday, GCU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting its first annual conference to help students prepare for the National Evaluation Series (NES), an exam Arizona students are required to pass before student teaching and to receive the required certification to teach.

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GCU alumni spotlight: McKinney and Zeigler

October 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

GCU has led two alumni into life-changing careers. When Brittany McKinney arrived on campus, she came with the original purpose of earning a degree to be an elementary special education teacher but that changed when she found a Peace Corps recruiting booth on campus. She is now in Tonga teaching English. Christal Zeigler advocates for the young lives of more than 19,000 children in foster care in Arizona.

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Kimmel’s Chapel talk leaves no stones unturned

October 18, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Tim Kimmel, who founded and operates the Family Matters ministry, had an interesting take on David vs. Goliath at Chapel on Monday morning. Kimmel noted that David put five stones in his pouch and listed five pieces of ammunition we need to fight Satan and deal with daily life. Some of Kimmel’s stones aren’t necessarily things you’d think of first.

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