Archive for December, 2020

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New year, new workout

December 30, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Kayla Hartson says a good way to start off the year is with a strength-based workout, so grab a set of dumbbells and focus on a healthy you this year.

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‘Henry V,’ basketball, Mr. GCU to grace the spring

December 30, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Let’s just say it — 2020 was the year every event got canceled or moved online. Here’s to hoping 2021 won’t suffer as many slings and arrows when it comes to events. Here’s a look at a few things that have been scheduled for the spring, from Mr. GCU to “Henry V” and “Misanthrope” from the Theatre Department, to that big men’s basketball game against New Mexico State.

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Window of opportunity for future student leaders

December 30, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

It’s a window of opportunity for Student Leaders. The window is on the Student Life Building, where a large graphic art piece was installed Tuesday that showcases student leadership and the chance for students to apply for positions for next academic year. It’s not the biggest that GCU graphic installer Martell Robinson has done, but it’s close. Even bigger is what it represents: Student Leaders who set the tone for campus life.

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GCU community was beacon of light in dark year

December 30, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

What a year, and not in a good way for most people. But GCU didn’t back off when the pandemic struck, and its staff and students kept finding ways to be the light in a dark COVID world. As President Brian Mueller said, “We’ve got to adapt but keep moving forward,” and that’s exactly what happened. Here are 10 stories that showed that movement.

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Fitness Facts: Resolutions you can keep

December 30, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Make this your first goal for the new year: Don’t make New Year’s resolutions that are too out of reach. Strive for something achievable, says Connie Colbert, like drinking more water and cooking more meals at home.

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#Askingforafriend: Finding meaning in 2020’s struggles

December 30, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

The clock striking midnight on New Year’s Eve is not going to have a magical effect of transforming everything “back to normal.” But we can pause, reflect and regroup as we continue coping to the best of our abilities

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Residency friendship turns into business partnership

December 29, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

What started as a friendship between two doctoral learners turned into a business partnership with ties to two different countries. Eugene Frimpong and Kevin Abankwa, along with colleague Carlos Osofu, created data analytics company The Analytics Professionals. “It is basically business consulting, but our emphasis is in data analytics,” Abankwa said. “Most of our clients are going to be businesses who are trying to figure out and make sense of their data.”

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Chapel to feature reunions with speakers from past

December 28, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

The list of Chapel speakers for the spring semester is an interesting mix of dynamic voices who haven’t visited for a few years and newcomers who will offer new perspectives. Among the returnees is Chris Brown of North Coast Church in Vista, California, and one of the first-timers is Donald Glenn, GCU’s Director of Multicultural, Diversity and Inclusion.

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Fitness Facts: Why gut health is important

December 23, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

With pecan pies, fudge and cookies aplenty, it’s the time of year to indulge. But much of the party food we eat around the holidays can have a serious impact on our gut health and leave us more susceptible to illness. Connie Colbert gives a few tips on how to improve your gut health.

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#Askingforafriend: What if I’m not of good cheer?

December 23, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

It’s not always a holly jolly Christmas for everyone. The holiday season can be stressful, and depression and anxiety isn’t uncommon. Know it’s OK to feel low, despite the hype. Ellie Evans of the Office of Student Care offers a few ways to thinking about coping with the season.

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