Archive for January, 2019

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White House internship was in family’s DNA

January 31, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Kara Morrow is the first GCU Honors College student to be selected for a White House internship. The 2018 graduate is surrounded by exceptional students. Her sister, Kelsey, is a 2015 GCU graduate slated to complete chiropractor school in May, and her brother, Kaleb, a GCU freshman, is a National Merit Finalist and an aspiring forensic scientist.

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Difference-making accounting students earn grants

January 31, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Two proteges of Dr. Kelly Damron of the Colangelo College of Business, Carlos Canchola and Meghan Metzger, each earned a $1,500 scholarship from the Accounting advisory board. For the students, it’s another step toward taking the Certified Public Accountant exam. For Damron, it’s two more examples of how she inspires students.

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One more step to allocate Donate to Elevate funds

January 30, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

It’s tax season. But before you file your 1040 or 1040A, don’t forget to take that one final step to make sure the funds you had diverted for GCU’s Donate to Elevate initiative go to where you want those funds to go — Habitat for Humanity, School Choice Arizona or for public/charter school extracurricular programs. Here’s a primer on what to do next.

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Fitness Facts: Protect your eyesight

January 29, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert takes a look at a part of the body that some people take for granted — their eyes. Even if you don’t wear glasses, she writes, you should get an eye exam every two years, and she also lists the signs of impending eye issues and what food to eat to lessen your chances of having problems.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Have a game plan!

January 29, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us, and Dr. Deb Wade celebrates by devoting this week’s Mental Health Vitamin to football terminology as it applies to mental health. It all comes down to having a good game plan.

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Helping a mystery guest led to a dream internship

January 29, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Becca Kamrath was working as a server at Canyon 49 Grill last summer when President Brian Mueller brought in a large group of people. Little did she know who was in the group — or what would result from the friendly way she treated them. At the end of the meal, she discovered that one of the guests was Kevin Warren, Chief Operating Officer of the Minnesota Vikings and a GCU Hall of Famer, and her “tip” was a Christmastime internship with the football team.

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Don’t miss out on God’s love, Chavez tells Chapel

January 29, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

“Keeping up with the Joneses” has become as American as apple pie, but Noemi Chavez talked of a far more satisfying treat when she spoke to Chapel on Monday. “What if the pure joy that we are looking for is what God has designed for us in relationship with Him?” she asked the audience. “What if it’s just not that complicated?”

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ASGCU election week begins

January 28, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The platforms are prepared, the debate topics are polished and the flyers are posted for the next election cycle for the president and vice president of the Associated Students at Grand Canyon University (ASGCU). In one corner, Samuel Yonan is running for president with v.p. running mate Bret Malkin versus Jacob Montgomery, an aspiring president, and Anthony Clark, his v.p. choice. The debate will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, on the first floor of the Student Union, North Dining Hall. Refreshments will be served as the candidates share their vision for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Speech team soars on short notice

January 28, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Complex foreign policy issues proved challenging but not daunting for GCU’s extemporaneous speech team members at the Jannese Davidson Memorial Tournament at Concordia University in Irvine, Calif. On the strength of a first place, a runner-up and a fourth-place finish by extemporaneous speakers, GCU placed second overall behind Point Loma Nazarene, in a 24-team event. GCU students spoke about issues impacting China, Venezuela and the European Union.

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Dante’s words come to life at marathon reading

January 28, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

The marathon reading of Dante’s Divine Comedy brought the words of the 14th century Italian poet to life on the GCU campus on Friday. Students and faculty members, along with a few high school teachers, were among the 50 readers who combined to read all 100 cantos of “Inferno”, “Purgatorio’’ and “Paradiso”, a view of the afterlife. The project is the passion of Assistant Professor Jonathan Olson, who packed two lunches and reveled in every moment of the marathon.

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