Archive for July, 2018

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Healthier marriages

July 18, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade suggests ways to protect the most precious relationship of all — the marriage covenant.

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Slideshow: GCU cheers on UMOM back-to-school event

July 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau America’s Favorite Mascot, along with his entourage of GCU cheerleaders in tow, spent some quality time preparing families at UMOM for the new school year. The charity specializes in helping transform the lives of homeless families around the Valley, and this event was no exception. They decorated cookies and painted faces, and each child also received a backpack full of supplies and a gift card to purchase new shoes for school! UMOM Volunteer Manager Robin Telle praised GCU, saying, “The Spirit Team was amazing! They brought their game — lots of energy and fun. The kids loved them, and the parents did, too!”

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DNA gets A-OK from GCU STEM campers

July 17, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

DNA necklaces and DNA code bead bracelets just might be the unlikeliest type of jewelry. But they were a couple of the academic jewels made by seventh- and eighth- graders Monday at the Thunder Vision Biovision STEM Day Camp. It’s just one of four such camps — the others are Cybervision, Robovision and Technovision — unfurling this week on the GCU campus, courtesy of Strategic Educational Alliances. The camps serve SEA’s mission to support kindergarten- through 12th-grade students and educators while fostering a college culture.

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Antelope Intros: Daniel Castaneda and Esther Hardaway

July 16, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s edition features a business analyst who has visited 10 foreign countries and a Texas father who says he “stared death in the face” three times.

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Common thread for designers: Winning Costume-Con

July 12, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

You’ll often find Grand Canyon University Costume Designer Nola Yergen and Assistant Costume Designer Sarah Levinson in their rabbit hole — GCU’s Costume Shop on the second floor of the Media Arts Complex. They’re gearing up to start work on “Ring Round the Moon,” the theater department’s first play for the 2018-19 academic year. But they also ventured to Costume-Con this summer, winning two Best in Show awards for their “Alice in Wonderland”-themed costumes and their catacomb saints entry.

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Theology Thursday: Power of prayer

July 12, 2018 / by / 2 Comments

 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”   He said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father … ”  (Luke 11:1-2) By Pastor Jim Miller GCU Corporate Chaplain Have you ever wondered why we pray? If I’m honest, I often see prayer as the way to get God to do what I think He ought to do. In reality, prayer is more about the deepening of my trust in God than it is about bending His will to mine. There’s so much to be learned from the model prayer Jesus gives his disciples, but I can’t get past the first word! Jesus says that when you pray, when you have concerns about life that you need to express to God, begin here, immerse your anxiety, your fear, your confusion, in this wonderful truth: “Father … ”  The Almighty God is a Father who loves us, who is concerned about us and who cares about what we’re going through. He is near us, He protects us, He provides for us, He knows us. Remind yourself that you are not alone in […]

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Dancers twist again, like they did last summer

July 11, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

If you sign up for GCU’s Summer Dance Intensive, you better be prepared to dance. The 40-plus students who are part of this year’s immersive weeklong series of classes taught by GCU instructors are in the studio for more than six hours a day learning everything from contemporary and world dance to improv, ballet and hip hop.

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Fitness Facts: Benefits of rest

July 11, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

This week’s Fitness Facts gets busy with something that too often gets overlooked in today’s go-go-go society — the importance of rest.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Summer and kids

July 11, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade suggests ways to prevent the “dog days of summer” from leaving kids bored or parents worn out from trying to keep them occupied.

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Student government leaders already hard at work

July 10, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The leaders of the Associated Students of GCU (ASGCU) are running a small business this summer. In preparation for the school year, they are planning events, budgeting, hiring vendors and student leaders, and publicizing their efforts to maximize student engagement. Each of the four leaders brings leadership experience to their collaborative effort, thanks to their campus jobs.

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