Archive for January, 2018

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STEM event stirs up science — and ice cream

January 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

From liquid nitrogen-made ice cream to 3D printing and a souped-up go-kart, Strategic Educational Alliance’s recent STEM Innovation Spotlight seemed to have the secret formula for fun — and for helping educators connect with each other and with STEM-friendly organizations.

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Dance team takes 4th in 1st try at Division I nationals

January 18, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

Even though it was competing in Division I for the first time, the GCU Dance team placed fourth in Jazz Dance last weekend at the College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship in Orlando, Fla. And while the Cheer team did not make the finals, it showed a lot of grit by performing after one of the cheerleaders was injured and had to be taken to a hospital.

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First Engineering Internship Fair

January 18, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau More than 100 students readied their resumes for the first Engineering Internship Fair on Wednesday in the pavilion by the engineering building. Representatives were on hand from 15 companies to talk to students about internship opportunities. The companies that attended were Cognizant, Sundt, MiClimate, Microchip, Dibble Engineering, ON Semiconductor, iDTtech, VIVINT, Phoenix Heat Treating, LSW Engineers, Maxwell Technologies, Civiltec Engineering, AGAS/Rapid, Quest Global and North Star Home. Alexa Carr of VIVINT said of the fair, “Our first time on campus at GCU was a big success! We were very impressed with the quality of your students and will certainly be back.”

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Photos of ‘Stand Up, Speak Up, Save a Life’

January 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It was Stand up, Speak Up, Save a Life at GCU Arena Tuesday morning, a community-wide conference with the goal to save lives of today’s youth. With 1,200 people participating, the conference brought students, police chiefs, government officials, faith leaders, parents and teachers together and provided the tools to take back to their schools and create action planning teams and goals to help make their schools safe havens. Speaking at the adult breakout session held on the Quad, R. Bradley Snyder, Executive Director of the Dion Initiative for Child Well-Being and Bullying Prevention, said “Teachers need to know to listen to and respond to crisis. They need to seek out evidence-based suicide and bullying prevention and listen when young people come in with their ideas. They want to adjust time during the day not just for test preparation but also to meet the emotional needs of students.” 

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Perseverance pays off for GCU scholarship recipients

January 17, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

The tears flowed Tuesday as 22 students from high schools in Phoenix and Glendale received the surprise of a lifetime when GCU awarded them with full-tuition scholarships as part of the Students Inspiring Students program. Here are two stories about perseverance in the face of obstacles.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: The danger of comparisons

January 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

If you’ve ever even glanced at social media, you can relate to Dr. Deb Wade’s Mental Health Vitamin this week. She writes about the danger of comparing your life to what others are doing.

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Fitness Facts: How to boost your immunity

January 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It’s so important to increase your immunity to disease during the cold and flu season. In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert explains the best ways to do it.

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27th Avenue Fitness Center expanded, improved

January 16, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

GCU’s 27th Avenue Fitness Center got a fancy spiff-up over the holidays in a renovation that expanded the women’s and men’s locker rooms and added some space and new equipment.

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Families find their new normal in cancer fight

January 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Six of the honorary race starters in the eight years of Run to Fight Children’s Cancer were on hand Saturday for Run to Fight Night at the Grand Canyon University men’s basketball game, but most striking was the presence of the first two, Grace Kostyk, now 12, and Olivia Baumgardner, 10. Not only have they resumed normal, activity-filled lives; they also are big-time advocates for other children fighting the disease.

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Slideshow: Men’s basketball vs. New Mexico State

January 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Slaven Gujic and Travis Neely GCU News Bureau On Whiteout Night before a record crowd of 7,521 at Grand Canyon University Arena, the men’s basketball team lost to New Mexico State 70-59 Thursday night.  

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