Archive for October, 2017

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Antelope Intros: Danisha Mayfield and Matthew Helton

October 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two counselors who have some interesting achievements to their names — and for one of them, be sure to get his name right.

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The inside story behind six-word autobiographies

October 22, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Adding lines of prose to a community story about Spongebob escaping a unicorn and a herd of fleas amid a green sea was one of the activities offered Friday during GCU’s celebration of the National Day on Writing. The activities, stressing written expression, were a big hit with passersby.

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Business leaders, students connect at meeting

October 20, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

By Rick Vacek GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University students mingling with industry leaders from across the Valley, including the most famous one of all, Jerry Colangelo. Those same industry leaders getting to know business majors who could be potential hires for their firms. Hard to tell who got more out of it. Call it a tie. No, wait – call it a big victory. For 90 minutes Friday morning at the Canyon 49 Grill, a Colangelo College of Business advisory board meeting took a new twist: Rather than a set agenda, rather than the students just witnessing what goes on, it was all talk. But that was the magic. In the corner in front of the television was Rick Dircks, Executive Vice President of Dircks Moving and Logistics and a member of the Fiesta Bowl board, having a long conversation with several students. Over there was Paul Baldwin, Corporate Risk and Broking Leader for Willis Towers Watson, holding court with a handful of interested proteges. And then there was Jonathan Keyser, a new member of the advisory board and founder of a commercial real estate firm, Keyser, that is based on the same Conscious Capitalism principles taught by CCOB. […]

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GCU helpers wash cars, aid Big Brothers Big Sisters

October 19, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

It was GCU night Wednesday at Paul’s Car Wash, — celebrating its 10th year of raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Arizona — and purple-clad helpers were on the scene washing cars for a purpose. Among volunteers were women’s basketball players and their coach, Nicole Powell, the Cheer, Dance and Pep Bands, and plenty of student and staff volunteers.

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Find your inner author on National Day on Writing

October 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is celebrating the National Day on Writing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday on the Promenade. Faculty, students and staff are invited to participate in creative writing activities, including describing themselves in six-word autobiographies.

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Strains, sprains? Student athletic trainers step up

October 18, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

With 2,200 students involved in intramural sports and 800 to 1,000 in club sports, that’s a lot of sprains, strains and abrasions GCU’s student athletic trainers see during their clinical rotations. Those trainers also serve the campus community at such events as the Wellness Challenge weigh-in. It’s not just about learning for these student athletic trainers; it’s also about serving their fellow students.

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Fitness Facts: The dangers of sitting too much

October 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Sitting too much isn’t just kind of bad for you. It’s a major cause of health problems today.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Overcoming phobias

October 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Fear is a natural human response, but phobias can greatly affect how we live. Here are some ways to overcome them.

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Students speak out against sexual assault

October 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

One by one, students stepped up Monday to take a pledge to end sexual violence. It was GCU’s part of a national campaign called “It’s On Us” that encourages campus communities to take an active role in preventing sexual assault and supporting its victims.

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Chapel: Blessings of Boyle’s ministry go both ways

October 17, 2017 / by / 0 Comment

Fr. Greg Boyle’s talk at Chapel on Monday told stories of a ministry that truly makes a difference — for both the former gang members he employs and for him. “If we go to the margins, we all find rescue,” he said.

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