Archive for April, 2020

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This mother’s degree was born of determination

April 30, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Nikita Ford had several major reasons why she could have just given up trying to obtain her master’s degree, from the births of two sons to the deaths of two family members to the disappointment of failing on her first try. But she came back and tried again, and not only did she succeed — she amazed her counselor by earning the best grades of her life.

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Graduate overcomes anxieties to complete master’s

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Daniel K. Owusu-Bempah had to repeat the sixth grade, but his father kept reminding him that “education is not a race” and there’s no shame in taking a little more time to reach your goals. Now Owusu-Bempah has graduated from GCU with his master’s in Public Administration with an Emphasis in Government Policy and hopes to someday work for the FBI.

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GCU puts a Face(book) to scholarship winners

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Despite the pandemic, Megan Serafini couldn’t let the graduates leave or the new scholarship winners be ushered in without the traditional year-end Student Inspiring Students banquet. So the SIS Program Manager worked quickly to put a reception together on GCU’s Facebook page. The result showed just why SIS students have become a shining example of resilience in tough times.

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Business college mourns loss of revered colleague

April 29, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Dr. Barry Asmus, Distinguished Professor of Economics in the Colangelo College of Business, passed away recently, but he won’t soon be forgotten by his colleagues. No one will miss him more than Krystal Slivinski, who co-taught with him. “I miss my friend. I miss being able to learn from him. I was so humbled that he wanted to learn from me,” she said.

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How exercise benefits mental health

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Kayla Hartson, Student Fitness Program Coordinator, writes about the ways exercise benefits mental health. The best part of all: It disconnects you from the world and gives you time to simply enjoy the activity.

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Fitness Facts: The heat is upon us!

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In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert lays out all the ways you can beat the heat with temperatures already reaching triple digits. It’s important to know what heat exhaustion, heat stroke, heat cramps and heat rash look like.

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#Askingforafriend: Changing your pandemic perspective

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In this week’s #Askingforafriend column on mental health, Nicholas Rudgear suggests forming a new perspective to focus on the big picture rather all COVID-19 all the time. For nearly all of us, the pandemic will prove to be only a small part of our stories.

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It’s all hands on deck to inspect residence halls

April 29, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

The pandemic has meant all manner of adjustments on the fly, not the least of which is inspecting hundreds of campus residents’ rooms with resident advisors moved off campus. That’s why 140 employees stepped up this week to don masks and gloves and help. The work was scheduled for four days but was completed in only two.

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Symposium/Showcase clicks in quick shift online

April 28, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology Research Symposium and Honors Showcase made a quick transition to online when the COVID-19 precautions were put in place. “For a tight three-week timeline, I think our administration, faculty and students did an incredible job bringing their work to life in a virtual manner,” said Breanna Naegeli, Honors College Associate Dean.

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Business students see how industry pros adapt

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The shift of ground classes to an online environment worked out well for the Colangelo College of Business in an unexpected way: Guest speakers had more time to talk to students and could share how they’re dealing with challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s an example of everyone learning together.

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