Archive for November, 2019

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Fa-la-la-la-lots of ideas for GCU holiday gifts

November 26, 2019 / by / 2 Comments

From GCU-branded sherpas, socks and ties to a Stay-and-Play package for golf and a stay at GCU Hotel, you’ll find something for every Lopes fan in the family in our first Christmas gift guide.

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Fitness Facts: Wise use of antibiotics

November 26, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, nurse practitioner Maggie Sabay of the Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic shares some of the things she learned about antibiotics last spring in a conference about infection prevention. She’ll help you understand why antibiotics are being prescribed less often these days.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Count your blessings, one by one

November 26, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health Vitamin, Dr. Deb Wade has some suggestions that tie in with Thanksgiving. Don’t just say you’re grateful, count your blessings every day … and write them down.

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Feather in GCU baseball’s cap: Turkeys for food bank

November 25, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU baseball players didn’t hesitate delaying their trips home for the holidays so they could help St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance on Super Saturday. The team spent six hours at the Moon Valley Safeway collecting turkeys, nonperishable food and cash donations for the nonprofit organization, which expects more than 12,000 families to stop by today, Tuesday and Wednesday to pick up turkeys and other Thanksgiving meal items. “I could have left Thursday. But I had this; this is important,” said pitcher Cole Hoskins, who was planning to hit the road after his volunteer shift for a five-hour drive back home to Anaheim, Calif., for the holiday. The team collected more than $2,080 and 81 turkeys for SMFBA.

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Thunderbots earn award at robotics tournament

November 25, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau The GCU Robotics team, the Thunderbots, competed earlier this month in the VEX U Fall Tournament, a preliminary/practice competition, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott. The team earned the Judges Award, given to a team the judges felt should be recognized for its efforts and outstanding character. “I am extremely pleased with their performance as a team. We have a large number of freshmen on the team this year that haven’t experienced a collegiate-level competition. I think that everyone learned from this experience, and we are well prepared to redesign our robots for the spring competition,” said Ed Koeneman, team advisor and an electrical engineering technology instructor in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. GCU Robotics has had a busy semester, not only in preparing for the practice competition, but in hosting the Girl Powered STEM workshop for fourth through eighth grade girls. The next competition for the 19-member Thunderbots is Feb. 22 at Embry-Riddle.

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Innovation Center offers a lot, including students

November 21, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

It didn’t take long for the new Innovation Center to get noticed by entrepreneurs across the Valley — it attracted 25 businesses in its first 2 1/2 months. The reason is simple: It has many aspects that make it an attractive deal, especially the fact that hiring GCU students is part of the package.

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Slideshow: ‘Hanging of the Greens’

November 21, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Elizabeth Tinajero GCU News Bureau GCU students got in the Christmas spirit Wednesday night at “Hanging of the Greens” in GCU Arena. The annual formal dance was called “Fa La Land” this year and featured plenty of food, music and, of course, dancing.  

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Panelists bullish on future of financial services

November 21, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

One of the concluding events of Money Week featured a panel of longtime financial services professionals talking to students about the future of the industry, and their insights included interesting observations about the direction of personal banking. Students entering the profession can expect to see a movement toward helping educate consumers.

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Business ownership fits GCU students to a ‘T’

November 21, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

GCU senior Gavin Thompson liked to shop in thrift stores. He knew other people didn’t like to spend the time but liked the merchandise. That’s how his Wear Old secondhand clothes business was launched. His story highlights the path more students are taking in addition to classes — hustling to start their own business.

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Dance Department presents at national conference

November 20, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Dance Director Susannah Keita is passionate about exposing students to dance education and their options in dance outside of just studio classes. That is why she and senior dance students Justine Bach and Carissa Eubank presented their work in the Arizona community through the Elementary Dance Tour program at this year’s National Dance Education Organization conference in Miami. “It was exciting to see different ways to incorporate other subjects into dance but also maintaining the integrity of dance and what you have in your classroom,” Eubank said.

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