Archive for January, 2018

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There’s no skating around these life lessons

January 12, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Mike Smith has a pretty common-sounding name, but his entrepreneurial message is anything but common. Students at his talk Thursday were riveted by the story of how he has built his nonprofits and the tips he has for making things happen in today’s world.

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GCU’s east side quietly becoming a destination

January 11, 2018 / by / 3 Comments

The east side of campus is a beehive of construction activity — coming later this year are two new apartment buildings, a four-story Colangelo College of Business building, a club sports facility and another parking garage. Many students have found that they enjoy living there, and it’s about to become even more of a destination.

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Fitness Facts: Tips to prevent the flu

January 10, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

We’re in the midst of a significant flu season. Here are a few tips from Connie Colbert that might just help you avoid getting the flu.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Using routines to your advantage

January 10, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade has some helpful thoughts about what makes a routine effective and, maybe more important, how being overly formatted in your life can hold you back.

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Eyes wide open: Cancer fight changed family’s view

January 10, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

When Lily Gray, the 2018 race starter for Run to Fight Children’s Cancer, was diagnosed with leukemia at age 2, her parents immediately tried to learn as much as they could about the disease. One of the things they want to pass on: “(We) want to help educate the community and make sure people know what childhood cancers are and how underfunded they are,” said her mom, Lindsey.

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Slideshow: Alumnus helps garden bus bloom

January 09, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Devon Eatherly Special to GCU News Bureau Dozens of firefighters and police officers were on the scene, but this time it wasn’t an emergency. A Grand Canyon University alumnus, Phoenix Fire Captain Austin Moreland, gathered first responders recently to resuscitate the Cartwright Elementary School District’s vision for a mobile educational garden that will benefit students, teachers and the larger Maryvale community. It was a sad day last October when Phoenix Fire Department Engine 15 arrived to a vehicle fire in an empty lot adjacent to Bret R. Tarver Elementary School and the Marc T. Atkinson Middle School and found a school bus on fire because of vandalism. It was a total loss. The first responders later would learn that this was no ordinary bus. This was “Gus the Garden Bus,” designed to go around the Cartwright district and educate kids about plant cycles, plant sciences and healthy eating.  There was no funding for a replacement, so Moreland took it upon himself to gather firefighters, police officers, Phoenix and Cartwright Elementary School District officials and volunteers. They installed raised garden beds on the lot, which will become a community venue, started work on a new “garden bus” and also […]

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God can transform marketplace, Mueller tells Chapel

January 09, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

What God has done in helping Grand Canyon University transform its west Phoenix neighborhood is a passionate topic of President Brian Mueller, but he doesn’t want to stop there. “Is it possible that an entire city can be transformed?” he wondered in his Chapel talk Monday. Mueller spoke passionately about the need to put God in the middle of all aspects of our lives, including the marketplace.

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Speech and Debate team gets 2018 off to strong start

January 09, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s debate partnerships displayed the wisdom and guile of winners as they talked their way into the top ranks at the recent Mile High Swing invitational tournament.

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Antelope Intros: Karen Vail-Roebuck and Allen Martello

January 08, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features two new university development counselors with so much passion for life, except when it involves eating their veggies.

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Collaboration keeps Lectric Longboards rollin’ along

January 08, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The Lectric Longboards story is one of those “only at GCU” sagas that tend to take on a life of their own. But it also is an “only in the Colangelo College of Business” story because of the collaboration it took to make it happen.

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