Archive for November, 2016

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Empathy is key to communication, panel says

November 17, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A panel of people whose life experiences make them first-hand experts on the subject discussed “The Role of Communication in Underprivileged Communities” on Wednesday night. One of them did “empathy exercises,” such as asking strangers for lunch money, to see what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes.

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GCU extends tuition freeze for 9th straight year

November 16, 2016 / by / 3 Comments

Grand Canyon University announced that it is extending its tuition freeze for the ninth consecutive year. “Students should not be deterred from higher education simply because of the cost,” GCU President Brian Mueller said.

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball at Penn State

November 16, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Lopes rallied to take the lead in the second half but lost to Penn State 85-76 Tuesday night. Joshua Braun led GCU with 25 points, which included five 3-pointers.  

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Female theologians discuss women’s place in ministry

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

A high-powered panel of women theologians at GCU tackled the question, “Does God Call Women into the Ministry?” The answer may seem obvious, but it was’t and was the subject triggered interesting debate.

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Chapel message on humility is anything but meek

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Chad Moore of Sun Valley Community Church is a forceful speaker, which worked well with his message Monday morning at Chapel. Moore talked about the importance of humility and stressed that it should not be confused with being timid. Instead, it’s about being the real you.

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‘Our Town’ packs powerful message about life

November 15, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Story and photos by Laurie Merrill GCU News Bureau For stage manager Jennifer Estrada, the message of Ethington Theatre’s “Our Town” is both poignant and personal. “The show talks a lot about living life to the fullest and how every minute could be your last,” Estrada said. “I’m a senior graduating in December, so it’s even more sentimental for me.” Our Town, which follows the loves and lives of Emily and George of Grover’s Corners, N.H., from 1899 to 1913, is an intimate experience that packs a powerful reminder: Pay attention to the wonderful things in life — before it is too late. “As a parent, it’s hard to get through without weeping,” said director Michael Kary, College of Fine Arts and Production instructor. “Coming from this side, all that time is gone, but now I have kids and I want to hug them and open their eyes and let them know that I love them because I never know when my final comment will come.” The 1938 play by American playwright Thornton Wilder is the second Pulitzer Prize winner in a row that COFAP has produced, following the musical political satire, “Of Thee I Sing.” Our Town is unusual in […]

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Storage Together team heads to Barcelona competition

November 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Storage Together founders Luke Amargo, Josh McGuire, Jedidiah Woods and Braeden Scheer are heading to Barcelona for an international entrepreneurial competition and a chance to win a $5,000 grand prize. They won the Smart City Hack competition Oct. 24.

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Mini-conference fosters DC Cohort networking

November 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

The fourth DC Cohort mini-conference last week was another chance for doctoral learners to gain assistance and support for their dissertation process from peers, faculty members and program chairs. The group was created by the student and alumni members of the learning community.

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Slideshow: Lopes’ game at Duke

November 14, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The Lopes showed a lot of heart in their regular-season opener Saturday, taking an early lead over Duke and keeping it close until the No. 1-ranked Blue Devils blew the game open late in the first half and won 96-61. That was Duke’s biggest lead of the game, and it came after GCU cut the margin to 19 in the second half.  

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Slideshow: Lopes practice at Duke

November 11, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Darryl Webb GCU News Bureau The GCU men’s basketball team practiced at Duke on Friday morning in preparation for its game Saturday afternoon against the nation’s No. 1-ranked team.  

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