Archive for October, 2020

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Faculty Focus: Adora Villanueva

October 31, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Adora Villanueva, an adjunct faculty member of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is working on her doctorate from GCU and did some interesting research on a very personal subject as an undergraduate. Find out how she used some Christmas-oriented images in a class assignment and how she’s passing on her impressive background in athletics.

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Slideshow: Havocs Hangout

October 30, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Garrett Ohrenberg GCU News Bureau In anticipation of the return of athletics events, the Havocs Hangout brought together students, the Cheer and Dance teams, the Thundering Heard Pep Band and Thunder for a fun event Thursday in the Quad. And, of course, there were T-shirts.      

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Neighborhood school empowered by GCU

October 30, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

Just across the freeway from GCU, a little school has grown from 75 students to 875 in just eight years. Empower College Prep has a mission to help students find purpose and do good in the world. Sound familiar? GCU teachers and staff and President Brian Mueller have played a part in mentoring, staffing and forming educational alliances with the charter school.

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Students’ mock debate was uniquely presidential

October 29, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Edgar Moreno played Donald Trump. Devon Wemple played Joe Biden. But the GCU Speech and Debate team members weren’t 100% accurate in their imitations during a mock presidential debate on Wednesday. They were civil, even presidential, in laying out the positions of the candidates prior to Tuesday’s election.

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Student perks up Delta Mu Delta ‘virtual coffee’

October 29, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Eta Chi chapter of Delta Mu Delta held a “virtual coffee” Wednesday morning that included among its guests two members of the international business honors society’s national leadership team. The featured speaker was Colangelo College of Business adjunct Dr. Dionne Arceneaux, whose talk was titled “Living, Leading and Learning.”

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Students talk the (culture) talk, walk the (art) walk

October 28, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Ajienne Lambey felt helpless over the summer watching all the social unrest on TV. So she expressed her emotions through her artwork and looked inward at what it meant to her to be Black in America. Darian Cruz expresses her culture through her cut paper creations, which include images of skulls, sacred hearts and calla lilies. They are all common images in the Mexican culture. They were just two of the artists featured Tuesday evening in the Un1ty One Week Art Walk, organized by the Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusion Office.

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Slideshow: Fall Student Spotlight Dance Concert

October 28, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Photos by Garrett Ohrenberg GCU News Bureau The Fall Student Spotlight Dance Concert was moved to an outdoor stage in the Quad because of the pandemic, with the audience socially distanced. It featured five in-person dances and seven on the video board.  

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Theodus Luckett III

October 28, 2020 / by / 5 Comments

Dr. Theodus Luckett III, Senior Doctoral Adjunct in the College of Doctoral Studies, is devoted to improving music education — he is the Director of Fine Arts for his school district. He also is partnering on a study of diversity issues with the goal of providing “researchers, practitioners and leaders with meaningful knowledge to not only encourage diversity, but to also be intentional in the implementation of diversity initiatives in the workplace.”

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Fitness Facts: Shingles

October 27, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Fitness Facts, Connie Colbert has everything you need to know about shingles. If you have a headache, are sensitive to light or feel as if you have the flu but don’t have a fever, watch out — shingles could be next.

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#Askingforafriend: Navigating conflict and maintaining a caring relationship

October 27, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s #Askingforafriend column on mental health, Lauren Dixon explains what it takes to maintain a caring relationship and manage the inevitable conflicts that arise. She asks an important question: Do you want to be right or do you want to be in relationship?

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