Archive for June, 2018

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Youth basketball campers love the game

June 06, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Story by Theresa Smith Photos by David Kadlubowski  GCU News Bureau The ball is hoisted by the 6-year-old to the sure-handed 6-foot-7 athlete who playfully dekes the duo of pint-sized campers earnestly trying to guard him. It is a moment among millions at the individual youth session of the Dan Majerle boy’s basketball camp, and it symbolizes the cycle of the Grand Canyon University men’s basketball program. The hustling youngsters improve their skills, connect with the coaches — student-athletes and coaching staff of the 2018-19 men’s basketball team — develop an interest in and love for Lopes basketball, and become fans of the program, if not future members of the team. Exhibit A: the five friends, including two sets of brothers laughing and learning on Tuesday morning at the Lopes Performance Center. Lesson No. 1, according to Ashton Hollenberg, “Do not be a ball hog. Do not shoot if you’re not open.’’ His friend, Evan Engstrom, expressed a similar sentiment. “I’ve learned how to be a good teammate,’’ said Engstrom. “Coach is basically teaching everyone how to be a good teammate and how to share the ball.’’ Brothers T.J. Lyons and Connor Lyons are digging the shooting drills. “It feels […]

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Kick stress to the curb

June 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Headaches, blemishes, depression — stress can usher in all these unwelcome physical signs. Dr. Deb Wade says to take steps to de-stress, that “heinous intruder,” and enjoy the lazy days of summer.

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Fitness facts: Avoid summer food poisoning

June 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

By Connie Colbert Director, Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic During the summer, we often have cookouts and outdoor gatherings surrounding food. The warm weather can ripen food faster, exposing us to unwanted illness. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, when temperatures rise, bacteria flourishes. But you can protect your summer outdoor meal. Here are a few tips to avoid food-borne illnesses: Pack away unwanted food: Food left in warm temperatures for more than an hour (especially if the temperature is more than 90 degrees) is more prone to illness-causing bacteria to grow. Leftovers should be wrapped and refrigerated as soon as possible. Marinate your meat in the refrigerator. Leaving foods on the counter in a warm room is begging for food poisoning. Do not reuse any marinade that has come in contact with raw fish, chicken, poultry or meat. Grill your meat well done. Red meats and fish should reach a temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit and poultry should reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit to assure bacteria is wiped out. Invest in a food thermometer to help determine the temperature. Raw and cooked foods should never touch the same surface without sanitizing the hot, soapy water. Do not mix […]

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Online nursing student earns DAISY Award

June 05, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

GCU online nursing student Nowman Karram was no shrinking violet when it came to putting in several hours of research to make sure a patient’s pacemaker was compatible with an MRI. His efforts led to him being recognized as a Daisy Award winner for exceptional patient care.

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CONHCP, Theology make the switch

June 05, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions traded spaces this summer with the College of Theology. Deans Lisa Smith and Jason Hiles talk about the move and how it has been a benefit for their respective colleges.

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GCU steps up for black-footed ferret count

June 04, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The black-footed ferret was thought to be extinct in the late 1970s until a small population was discovered in Wyoming in 1981. Arizona’s Aubrey Valley became one of the sites chosen to reintroduce the species through a captive breeding program, and GCU biology professor Adrienne Crawford and a small group of students recently helped the program by volunteering for a recent spotlight count of the endangered species.

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Antelope Intros: Wendy Alford and Shaye Dallmann

June 04, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition of Antelope Intros features a librarian who is fluent in a most unusual “language” and a university counselor who can use her voice in a little more traditional way.

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DeMilia’s accounting work adds up to major award

June 01, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The string of awards earned by Colangelo College of Business instructors continued when Dr. Donna DeMilia was named Campus Advocate of the Year Award from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) for her work with the Accounting Society. She estimates there are 300 IMA-affiliated chapters in the world.

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Summertime drill: Youth hoop camps begin

June 01, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Dan Majerle remembers his first basketball camp: “I want to pass that same valuable experience along to more kids who love the game like me.” Youth will get that experience at the Dan Majerle Boys Basketball Camps, the first of which begins Monday.

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What happened in Vegas: Lopes’ 1st trip to WAC basketball tourney

June 01, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The GCU Lopes made a lot of noise in its first trip to the WAC Basketball Tournament. Here’s the inside story.

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