Archive for September, 2019

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Excellence, not perfection

September 04, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade tackles an extreme that can be extremely debilitating — the pursuit of perfection. She lists the characteristics of a perfectionist and says the right word to focus on instead is excellence.

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The heart of a generation fills CHSS social work

September 03, 2019 / by / 1 Comment

The younger generation has led a growth in enrollment in Social Work studies at GCU, from 40 students on campus to more than 275 this year. Generation Z has a desire to help others and be fulfilled with a purpose, not just to count their worth by material riches, senior students say. “I think our growth speaks to this generation wanting to connect with people in the community and to give back,” said Dr. Kathleen Downey, Director of Social Work in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the subject of our continuing series on each GCU college.

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Volunteering at GCU is as good as it gives

September 03, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Alicia Burns, Director of Operations for Grand Canyon Education, is a frequent GCU volunteer. Commencement is her favorite, but she also loves Welcome Week, Habitat for Humanity and any other community outreach.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Julie Nelson

September 03, 2019 / by / 3 Comments

Dr. Julie Nelson of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences is a passionate teacher of psychology and is delighted with how students tend to view her courses. And when she’s not in the classroom, she also takes delight in a game the whole family can enjoy — even though it gets pretty competitive.

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