Archive for January, 2020

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Alumni film panel helps students build connections

January 31, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Film students were given the opportunity to hear words of wisdom and encouragement at this semester’s Digital Film Production Alumni Panel. Alumni Maya James, Sam Erdmann and Athena Bates shared their experiences with the next generation of GCU film students and gave some advice on how to make it in the business.

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GCU grads fill a primary school’s teacher shortage

January 30, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

GCU has a tight relationship with nearby Westwood Elementary School with teacher training and after-school programs at the school. But before this Saturday’s Serve the City launch of a community garden, the story of how GCU filled an emergency need for three new teachers in just weeks further cements the partnership.

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SAS Building creates new arc for student services

January 29, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

When students returned for the spring semester, no doubt they noticed the latest addition to campus — the five-story Student Advising Services Building on a prominent spot on the Promenade, between the Student Life and College of Humanities and Social Sciences buildings. The structure was designed to be impressive and welcoming, since it’s where prospective students and their families likely will first get to know the University in the first-floor Antelope Reception Center. It’s also where Student Services, whose counselors meet with existing students, has found a new home, along with Admissions. “I just think it’s going to have a new energy that’s reflective of our culture and how we serve and support,” said Vice President of Operations Sarah Boeder.

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Faculty Focus: Katy Sell

January 29, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Assistant Professor Katy Sell of the College of Education has found Arizona to be magnetic — her family moved out of the state three times during her childhood but kept coming back. She also looks for ways to make her teaching magnetic with an informal style designed to keep students engaged.

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Fitness Facts: What you should know about the coronavirus

January 29, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert has very timely information about the coronavirus. The good news is that the threat locally is minimal to nonexistent. But there are some practical ways you can protect yourself.

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GCU helps crack the code of Christian education

January 28, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

How does GCU make a private Christian education accessable and affordable for it’s students? That is the question that was answered at this year’s Cracking the Code CCSC Leadership Forum for Leaders within the K-12 Christian education level. “It was a great event. It was a remarkable group of leaders,” said Ryan Bredow, Assistant Vice President of K12 Educational Development. “We invited them to a conversation. The conversation was built around a concept that we refer to as cracking the code.”

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Moore shows Chapel why local church must live on

January 28, 2020 / by / 2 Comments

The church faces challenges all over the world, including from people who used to be churchgoers. But Mark Moore of Christ’s Church of the Valley told Chapel on Monday why it’s so important that we keep local churches strong — by serving, not just attending.

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Doctoral learner gives back to his home country

January 27, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

There’s nothing quite like sharing your passion with others, and that’s exactly what Doctoral Learner Eugene Frimpong did as he returned to his alma mater in Ghana West Africa to give a seminar. He hoped to preach and excite his audience with the topic of data analytics.

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Randall Downs

January 27, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Randall Downs loves music, so it’s easy to see why he loves his role as Worship Arts Coordinator for the College of Theology. He has been a worship pastor for more than two decades and also plays in a folk group. And then there’s the hobby that he finds entertaining.

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GCU Cheer team rallies for 2nd place at nationals

January 24, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Grand Canyon University Cheer team rallied for a second place finish in the Universal Cheer Association national championships in Orlando, Fla. After a judge’s ruling knocked off points on the first day, the team was determined to unify as a team.

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