Archive for September, 2020

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Allocate to Elevate continues to lift up community

September 30, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Michael McKenney grew up in a place where teens were unlikely to graduate from high school, much less go to college. But the Clinical Coordinator of the Athletic Training Education Program at GCU wanted something different for his children. The Allocate to Elevate initiative made it possible for him to send his children to private Christian schools. The workplace-giving program, in which employees can divert their tax dollars to Habitat for Humanity, School Choice and public school extracurricular programs, is kicking off its ninth year this month with a $3.2 million goal.

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‘Comedy of Errors’ kicks off outdoor theatre season

September 30, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

A new season of Ethington Theatre plays begins Wednesday night with Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors.” In addition to debuting on the new outdoor stage, the production will showcase some original musical pieces adapted written by instructor Michael Kary and composed by theatre student Ryan Ardelt.

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Students give an A+ to return of in-person classes

September 30, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Funny how being unable to attend classes in person for six months makes them that much more appealing. Whether they were returning to GCU or fresh out of high school, students were eager to resume the classroom experience this week. “It’s completely different being here as a student,” said one freshman. “It’s a big, amazing school, and there’s a completely different atmosphere than most colleges.”

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Daniel Kaufmann

September 29, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Innovations and creativity are a hallmark of video games, and they also are central to the way Dr. Daniel Kaufmann of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences connects with his online students. Find out how he incorporates his Dr. Gameology persona into his teaching style and how students have reacted to it.

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Fitness Facts: What is MRSA?

September 29, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert explains what MRSA is and why it’s so serious. She lists the habits to follow to avoid contracting this infection and what to do if you think you have it.

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#Askingforafriend: Physical and mental health connections

September 29, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s #Askingforafriend column on mental health, Nicholas Rudgear tells why physical and mental health are so intertwined. Find out the three physical health areas that can affect your mental health.

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God’s love is where the action is, Mueller tells Chapel

September 29, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Chapel returned to its usual campus setting Monday, but GCU President Brian Mueller wanted to make it clear that a year like no other deserves a special response: He expects this academic year to be the best of his 13 at the University. “God is really clear throughout Scripture that He wants us to take action,” Mueller said.

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Bingo! GCU offers a prized welcome to students

September 28, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Excited students brought life back to the GCU campus on a Saturday night of celebration. Welcome Fest was filled with activities all across campus. What the new students learned was the overwhelming sense of community that can still exist six feet apart and wearing masks. “You are not alone,” host Caleb Duarte told a group of freshman gathering on the fields in The Grove. “We are one Lope. We are one herd.”

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Awareness Walk: ‘One voice, one message, one love’

September 28, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

“There are a lot of things that I am unsure of. But tonight, what I do know, is that we are at a place that has allowed an opportunity for diversity and awareness and inclusion to be possible,” said Donald Glenn, Director of the Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusion Office at Sunday’s One Love Awareness Walk. About 500 students and others in the campus community joined in the event, symbolic of GCU’s commitment to love, compassion, respect and dignity this semester. The walk, which introduced the campus to the newly expanded office, culminated Welcome Week events and helped usher in the new semester as students begin in-person learning today.

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Slideshow: One Love Awareness Walk

September 28, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

GCU News Bureau Photos by David Kadlubowski A socially-distanced crowd of about 500 joined in the Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusion Office’s One Love Awareness Walk Sunday on the Grand Canyon University campus.

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