Archive for October, 2018

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Team lands $5,000 contract at Opportunity Hack

October 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

A GCU technology team spent two days at Opportunity Hack 2018 developing an app to help three nonprofits with a pressing tech problem. They also brought home a big prize — a Statement of Work contract sponsored by Repay for a combined award of $5,000. GCU Computer Science program lead Dr. Isac Artzi said the win is “another validation of the strength of our Computer Science with Big Data and Analytics program.”

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GCU trio meets movers and shakers at Clinton event

October 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

The mission? Meet movers and shakers who can assist with the deeper mission: aiding impoverished Peruvian coffee farmers. For GCU students Noah Wolfe, Aly Halbakken and Tim McGill, the Clinton Global Initiative University proved to be a mission accomplished.

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Campus rallies around It’s on Us initiative

October 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

It’s on Us conversations can be difficult, if not heart-wrenching. Yet GCU students are willing to discuss issues surrounding the prevention of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Along with the emphasis on being an active bystander, the Associated Students of GCU have raised over $3,000 for StreetLightUSA, an organization committed to helping young girls at risk for or victims of child sex trafficking.

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Colangelo reminisces: Diamondbacks vs. Scorpions

October 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Jerry Colangelo visited campus yesterday for his 4th annual discussion with FOX10 sports anchor Jude LaCava. Colangelo and LaCava talked private and public funding of sports arenas in front of a too-large-to-count crowd packed into the second floor of the Student Union. Colangelo let out some insiders along the way, including how the Scorpions — scratch that — the Diamondbacks, came to be.

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Fitness Facts: Breast cancer awareness

October 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert stresses the importance of early detection of breast cancer. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Take off your mask

October 24, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade advises us to leave the masks to Halloween and be real, authentic, vulnerable and honest in our daily lives.

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National Day on Writing makes the words count

October 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Why I write was the question. The array of answers demonstrated the need for the question: “To relieve my stress and reconnect with myself” was one reply, along with “To show others that they are not alone.’’ The GCU community offered hundreds of answers at the National Day of Writing Celebration near the Promenade. Faculty and students, including the campus chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Friends of the Pen, and the Professional Writing Workshop sponsored the event.

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Slideshow: National Day on Writing

October 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Theresa Smith GCU News Bureau The National Day on Writing was celebrated Monday on the Grand Canyon University campus by faculty and students, including the campus chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English, Friends of the Pen, and GCU’s Professional Writing Workshop. Participants wrote six-word biographies on sticky notes, took turns adding twists to a short story and used chalk on the pavement to explain why they write.

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Tautolo puts ‘no pain, no gain’ in spiritual sense

October 23, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Suffering is never easy to accept. It’s part of the deal, whether you’re a Christian or not, said Emma Tautolo of Athletes in Action. But she finds the answers to her questions about suffering in Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians and Philippians — a message she shared at Chapel on Monday. She said that when believers participate in suffering, like Christ did, it will lead to resurrection and to light.

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GCU freezes tuition for 11th consecutive year

October 22, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

Grand Canyon University, which completed its transition back to a nonprofit status earlier this year, announced today it is extending the tuition freeze on its west Phoenix campus for an 11th consecutive year.

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