Archive for September, 2019

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GCU develops accelerated pastoral training program thanks to 1st major grant, Kern Family Foundation

September 19, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

A $3.2 million grant from the Kern Family Foundation will help GCU develop an accelerated pastoral training program in which students will be able to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Divinity in five years. GCU is matching the Kern Family Foundation’s investment by providing the other half of the $6.5 million needed to launch and build out the program over the next five years.

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Doctoral alumnus takes a spin on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

September 19, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Joseph Hattrick, who received his doctoral degree from GCU earlier this year, will appear on “Wheel of Fortune” on Friday night. Interestingly, he said the pressure of defending his dissertation prepared him well for the stress of solving word puzzles on the popular game show.

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Video: Living and Learning Communities

September 18, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Freshmen in STEM fields who wanted to learn how to suture got their opportunity this week during Living and Learning Communities Week. A dozen students who aspire to be in health care practiced stitching up cuts on pigs’ feet because it is the closest to human skin.

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Third annual Kevin McClean Research Colloquium

September 18, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

What: Third annual Kevin McClean Research Colloquium Date: February 27, 2020 Presented by: Eta Chi Chapter, Delta Mu Delta, International Honor Society in Business; Colangelo College of Business; Grand Canyon University We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the third annual Kevin McClean Research Colloquium (KMRC). Students, staff, faculty and alumni of Grand Canyon University are invited to submit an abstract of their current or proposed research for consideration to present at the KMRC. The goal of the KMRC is to advance and promote the scholarship and scholarly culture at GCU, by offering an avenue for faculty, staff and students to share their research in a supportive environment that promotes the identification of new theoretical and empirical directions that cover a broad set of frameworks. Scholars are encouraged to propose new areas and methods as they explore their novel propositions. Empirical contributions, as well as theoretical development and conceptual papers, are all welcome. We seek thought-provoking presentations that will provide novel insights into various topical and interdisciplinary issues. Specific topics may be drawn from science, business, education, the arts, health care, and theology, among other areas. Submissions will be considered for recognition and presentation on February 27, 2020, at the Kevin McClean Research Colloquium […]

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Talk on religious liberty highlights Constitution Day on campus

September 18, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Owen Anderson had a perfect peg to talk about religious liberty on Constitution Day at GCU on Tuesday. An Arizona Supreme Court case decided for plaintiffs who refused to supply wedding art for a same-sex marriage. Anderson, a philosophy and religion professor at Arizona State University, said discussions that put religion into context is part of what the Constitution is all about. “It’s why we need the First Amendment. There are divisions about these things,” Anderson said.

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Theatre designer reaches finals of world competition

September 18, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Anyone who has seen an Ethington Theatre performance in the last 20 years has seen the artistry of Nola Yergen’s costumes, so it should come as no surprise that Yergen and her collaborator have been chosen as two of eight designers from the U.S. in the World of WearableArt international design competition. Yergen, Costume Designer and Assistant Professor in the College of Fine Arts and Production, certainly didn’t expect it, however. “It really was kind of a shock,” she said. Winners will be announced Sept. 27.

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Faculty Focus: Brian Clark

September 18, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Brian Clark loves sharing knowledge, so much so that his high school students used to have a funny little saying about what makes him tick. Now that he’s a member of the Online Full Time Faculty for the College of Education, he shares knowledge in a new way — through Loom videos. Check out how many he has done … and all the other interesting things in his background and his life.

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Fitness Facts: How to get rid of lice

September 18, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, guest writer Jo Gott delves into a subject that will make any parent cringe — head lice. Trying to get those critters out of your child’s hair can be a nightmare. Here’s how to do it.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: How marriage is like football

September 18, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade explains what being the wife of a football coach has taught her about marriage — there actually are a lot of similar characteristics.

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Merrell: Jesus’ comforting love is all around us

September 17, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Anyone who has ever heard a Ron Merrell talk at Chapel knows one thing for sure: He’s probably going to have a punchline that gives his message some punch. But the former standup comic wasn’t trying to be funny Monday when he began his talk with some heartfelt thoughts about loneliness. Later on, though, he used his daughter’s stuffed animals to cuddle up to the truth about Jesus’ love.

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