Archive for December, 2018

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It was another big year for community outreach

December 28, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU students and employees made it another big year of giving to the community, so much so that it’s worth another look. Here are 10 examples of what it truly means to be a servant leader — and how much those students and employees get back in return.

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GCU rooted international opera star in music, faith

December 27, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Amber Wagner was majoring in sociology until she auditioned for Dr. Sheila Corley in GCU’s Music Department, hoping to land a scholarship to help pay for college. Corley suggested that Wagner change her major to music, and that set the course for the opera star’s career. Wagner, who just completed performances with Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House and with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, recently was named to Opera News’ “18 to Watch” list for 2018-19.

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Support for food bank produces record donation

December 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s support for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, through its Give With Purpose employee fundraising campaign, was borne out in several ways the last two months. There were the food bank events that featured plenty of GCU volunteers, and then there was the biggest prize of all — the record check presented to St. Mary’s representatives at the men’s basketball game Saturday night. The total was made possible because the University and Pono Construction matched the cash donations of employees.

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Slideshow: All-Employee Christmas Party

December 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by David Kadlubowski GCU News Bureau Grand Canyon University employees and their families were treated to free meals at campus eateries and a multitude of activities at their annual Christmas Party on Saturday.      

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Fitness Facts: Stomach ulcers

December 26, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert lists the 10 warning signs for a stomach ulcer and what foods to eliminate if you want to lower your chances of getting one.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Making the best of today

December 26, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

In her final Mental Health Vitamin of 2018, Dr. Deb Wade shares a humorous — but telling — story of her recent experience with waiting for something better down the road. It is indicative, she says, of how too often, in our zeal for looking to the future, we don’t live for today.

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Her internship showed signs of things to come

December 20, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

Kelsie Sebreros’ internship last summer in New York with Clear Channel Outdoor was the result of her hard work and ingenuity. But it also was a testimonial to the help she received from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The college’s dean, Dr. Sherman Elliott, said of her experience, “It is very inspirational for all learners.”

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‘Tis the season to craft clever Christmas decorations

December 20, 2018 / by / 1 Comment

According to Ebenezer Scrooge, “Every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.” Harsh. Don’t count on anyone being boiled in his own pudding on the spirited GCU campus, where employees embraced the joy of the season in their Christmas decorations, from themes on the fourth floor of the 27th Avenue office building that ranged from a Phoenix Zoo ZooLights-inspired aisle of cubicles to a “12 Days of Christmas” aisle, to the College of Science, Engineering and Technology’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and Santa’s Science Lab hallways.

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Kiln joy: Farewell to a hot spot on campus

December 19, 2018 / by / 3 Comments

Demolition began Wednesday morning on Building 18, also known as the Media Arts Complex. Most passersby on the Promenade probably have no idea how many interesting uses the building had — even the worst of the Valley heat was no match for one of its features. The new Student Advising Center will be built on that site.

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Fitness Facts: Have a happy, healthy holiday season

December 19, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert reminds us to remember the basics of healthy living during the holidays. There are simple ways to cut down the chances of illness or accidents putting on a damper on your celebrations.

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